At around 3:00pm she became almost completely unresponsive so we rushed her back to the vet where she then had an EKG. That's normal too. So it's still a big question mark what is making her feel so awful. She is a little more alert now. We'll have the full blood panel back tomorrow so if there's anything left it'll show up there.
I spent the afternoon crying and laying next to her. I am so worried and distraught. It was exactly a year ago that we lost our wonderful kitty Melvis, under similar conditions. One day she was fine, the next she wasn't. However I have to remind myself that Melvis was an older kitty (12) and she wound up having cancer, where as Maggie is young (3) and so far they can't find anything. Still I am traumatized by the similar look in Melvis' last days and the way Maggie looks now.
I hope that this time tomorrow Maggie is back to her normal self and running around like crazy and then we can laugh and tell her what a scare she gave us.
edited Tuesday, June 27th, 11:22am
TEST RESULT UPDATE :
I took Maggie in for more sub cue fluids this morning. She is no better but no worse. They got the full blood panel test results in and she is low in red and white blood cell counts. They re-tested her for FIV and Feline LUK and those were negative -- thank god!!
So they think she might have some sort of other virus and all they can say right now is wait and see and to keep bringing her in for fluids and antibiotic to prevent a secondary infection and that she should be able to fight the virus herself.
She is licking small amounts of food off my finger, so that is encouraging. I'm going out now to buy tuna, baby food and anything else that could tempt her to eat.
Thank you all for your kind and supportive comments! It really helps! It's just me, Paul and my family here, so you guys are all like my friends and it makes me feel good to know you care! Much appreciated!
P.S. Good news! Toby is doing much better and actually wanted to play this morning. Whew!
(Hope ya don't mind me popping in w/o any introductions...I've been visiting your blog for a while mostly to see your beautiful art and just had to send my Get Well Wishes to Maggie since I'm a major pet lover, too).
Thanks for your comments on "Rain." I did this growing up in FL too. Now I live in WA, so I get quite enough!
Our fur babies are our kids as well.
Just stay with her and love her the way I am sure she loves you when you aren't feeling well.
She had her shots in March so i don't think it's that. right now we are waiting and watching. She still won't eat or drink which is so worrying.
So tomorrow back to the vet in the AM for more fluids!
thank you again for all your good thoughts! it really helps.
hanna (fur mommy to neptune, nova, max, maggie, and omar)
I'm soooo sorry!!!
I'll call you in the morning..
My prayers are with you and Maggie..
Much LOve my sweet friend..
I am so sorry to read about Maggie. I know what it is like to worry about kitties. Thomas and I spent many years worrying about our Paige kitty- taking her to vet all the time when things would go very wrong. (She even ate a deadly lilly once and almost died... Uuugh! That was the last time I had flowers inside the house...)
We got a call on the last day of teaching at ArtFest this year- April Fools day- while we were so far away from her and the vet said she would not make it- Sigh...
I never got to say goodbye. It was the worst experience I have even had.
Anyway- Stay near to Miss Maggie- love her and let her know she will be fine. I am SURE everything will be okay. She is very loved and watched over.
My thoughts are with you.
I will be reading for more updates...
Have you had her teeth xrayed yet? She could have an abcessed tooth which could cause her to be lifeless and unable to eat.
Other thoughts I have are something in her tounge, under the tounge, or at the back of the mouth - I had a dog that ate a blackberry bush once, not good.
Parasites, I'm not sure where your at, but flees are a big problem in many areas which equals tapeworms.
I don't mean to make light of your situation. Sick pets are so stressful, especially when they are your kids...fur kids. I just got this visual of the 2 of them talking and had to share my crazy thoughts....hopefully you'll get a little comic relief from this...
Great news on the test results at least. I hope Maggie bounces back soon!
I am glad to hear that the latest news for Maggie is positive. Thank you so much for the update!! Big Hugs to you all!!