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Faline
February 23rd, 2009
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08:46 pm - Faline

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Faline, my kitty, is not well.

Apparently she didn't eat or drink the whole weekend we were away, nor slept. They gave her something to help rehydrate her today, but she's terribly weak. She won't eat yet (but I got her to drink some tuna water), she IS drinking... but she's so wobbly. She can't seem to see right, and she falls over if she tries to walk.

We left her with the VETS, for god sakes. Why didn't they call us, or do something?

I'm sitting beside her now, on my kitchen floor. She's finally sleeping on a blanket we laid out, since the floor is cold and she keeps getting herself wet with the water dish. I'm watching over as long as I can, then it's my mom's turn. Benefit of a nocturnal household.

I feel weak and sick. She's 21... I know the odds. I just... she's my cat.

I really want her to be okay.

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From:[identity profile] corrrine.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 01:54 am (UTC)
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:(

<3
From:[identity profile] sunow.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 01:56 am (UTC)
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:(
From:[identity profile] eidna.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 01:58 am (UTC)
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poor kittums :(

My stinky cat is sending kitten vibes her way.
From:[identity profile] kennapea.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:04 am (UTC)
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i'm so sorry, honey.
when my cat passed away, i was heartbroken.
i'm glad you get to be with her, though.
though, with cats you never know.
she could wake up tomorrow and be her normal self again.

i really hope that's the case.
From:[identity profile] conflabit.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:05 am (UTC)
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Oh no! D:
From:[identity profile] caittails.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:16 am (UTC)
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Oh, god. I'd love to give you advice on this, but my input would only make you sad. :( That is just...exactly the scenario the night Shadow died.

If I could say anything, it would be that maybe she just caught something while she was at the vet's. If it were me, though, just because I've been through this situation with bad results, I'd be freaking out and checking her into an emergency animal hospital. The one we brought Shadow to was so much better than my regular vet. My vet thought it was just a cold, but the emergency vet knew it was kidney failure the moment he saw her, and we could have prevented it if we had brought her to him sooner.

Anyway, so CAT MAKES DEPRESSING SITUATIONS MORE DEPRESSING WOOT! I hope it's just a cold, bb. :(
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From:[identity profile] imaria.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:17 am (UTC)
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For how old she is, taking her in may literally be too much stress. We're taking care of her at home. If it's sickness, she will get over it here. If not... I want her comfortable and happy.
From:[identity profile] caittails.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:18 am (UTC)
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Also, I'll be up and online all night if you need to talk. Except for the next 10 minutes, because I'm going to caffinate myself until I pass out. So maybe I won't be online. IDK, but if you need to talk, I'll be around. :)
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From:[identity profile] imaria.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:19 am (UTC)
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Thank you. I may need this.
From:[identity profile] caittails.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:37 am (UTC)
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I am properly caffinated and absolutely insane, so if you need anything, feel free to scream at me, or twitter me, or hit me up on AIM. Or anything else that'll help.
From:[identity profile] mercuryisme.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:18 am (UTC)
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I hope she pulls through. *hug*
From:[identity profile] fiercekitty.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:40 am (UTC)

,,,^..^,,,

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oh Faline :(
From:[identity profile] freakshownia.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:52 am (UTC)
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I'm so sorry =( I hope she's able to recover, but if this is her time... then take comfort in the fact that she lived a long and happy life and will be able to pass with her loved ones with her. My old kitty-brother Ranger was PTS last summer... I'm here if you need to talk.
From:[identity profile] aerynmoo.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 03:05 am (UTC)
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Poor kittykat. <3
From:[identity profile] gtfo.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 03:06 am (UTC)
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:( just be there for her and keep her as comfortable as possible, giving her all the lovings in the world. try to take it easy <3
From:[identity profile] sleepflowered.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 03:18 am (UTC)
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:( <3
From:[identity profile] fieryphoenix.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 04:14 am (UTC)
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One of our cats—Megan—two years back was in a situation like this; I discovered her weak and severely dehydrated, stumbling around and looking like she was about to die; she wouldn't eat tuna or drink the water in the can or anything. We took her to the vet, and they gave her some large subcutaneous injection of saline and some antibiotics, and eventually she got better. I really hope your kitty has a recovery like her's. It's definitely good that she's drinking water. She's still fighting, and where there's a fight, there's hope. Being around people will do wonders for her as well. No amount of medicine can match the strength I'm sure Faline is drawing from you and your mom.

I really hope she's okay.
From:[identity profile] nerdtopian.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 05:30 am (UTC)
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I know you're having a hard time, but maybe this will help. I saw it and thought of you.

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From:[identity profile] imaria.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 05:31 am (UTC)
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...was this in ljsecrets? Haha.
From:[identity profile] nerdtopian.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 05:49 am (UTC)
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From:[identity profile] terminus8.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 05:30 am (UTC)
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I really want her to be okay.

So say we all. Your presence alone can work wonders when it comes to providing comfort as a friend, to cat or human alike.
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From:[identity profile] imaria.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 07:43 am (UTC)
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As tonight is going... late, I should be at SQ1 closer to 3pm. I'll call when I arrive, and will check messages and such in the morning.

Upon checking, I should be able to arrive by 2:17pm. The rest is as already stated, now and before. But she is doing better, thankfully.
From:[identity profile] terminus8.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 02:06 pm (UTC)
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No problem. Just text me BEFORE you leave the house *i say before because I woke up this morning stomach cramps of doom, likely from something I ate last night...bargh!)
From:[identity profile] nightsinger.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 05:42 am (UTC)
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Eeeek. *HUGS*

I hope she feels better soon!
From:[identity profile] sandowl.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 08:06 am (UTC)
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I'm about to go to bed, I will pray for her.
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From:[identity profile] imaria.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 08:31 am (UTC)
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Thank you.
From:[identity profile] wunderaliceland.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 12:02 pm (UTC)
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Aw I'm sorry. You are a good pet owner to do that!
From:[identity profile] jazzsaxgod.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 05:36 pm (UTC)
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<3 I can't stand seeing my pets in pain, especially cats. I have such a soft spot for them. My thoughts to both you and your kitty.
From:[identity profile] burningplain.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 06:17 pm (UTC)
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That's terrible dude. I'm really sad. As you said she is twenty one. The vets probably didn't do anything because they didn't have your permission.
From:[identity profile] burningplain.livejournal.com
Date:February 25th, 2009 - 04:49 pm (UTC)
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Hey man if it helps you have my sympathies. I hope she does get better.
From:[identity profile] countdrunkula.livejournal.com
Date:February 24th, 2009 - 11:12 pm (UTC)
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I'm so sorry, Imario. :'( I hope she gets well. You are taking good care of her.
From:[identity profile] hereisfar.livejournal.com
Date:February 25th, 2009 - 10:06 pm (UTC)
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Awe, I am so sorry. I understand completely.
From:[identity profile] fiercekitty.livejournal.com
Date:February 27th, 2009 - 05:39 pm (UTC)
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how is she?
From:[identity profile] left-coast-cat.livejournal.com
Date:March 5th, 2009 - 03:19 am (UTC)
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Oh no :(

Stay with her as long as you can, dear. <3
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From:[identity profile] imaria.livejournal.com
Date:March 5th, 2009 - 03:20 am (UTC)
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She's doing.. miraculously better, actually. I'm loathe to say "she's better" because she's still weaker than she was, but she's running around and eating and everything.
From:[identity profile] left-coast-cat.livejournal.com
Date:March 5th, 2009 - 03:22 am (UTC)
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That's GREAT! I'm so glad that she's at least up and about.