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Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Sick kitty

Haven't posted in awhile because I was sick for a month and then so was Sierra :(

We took her for her first vet check up with us and decided while we were there to get the basic vaccination done.

Exactly a week later she didn't come running for her dinner....a little odd but I figured she must just be extra tired so I brought the dish to bed and she ate there no problem.

The next morning she didn't wake us up for breakfast, James opened a tin of food anyway when he got up and she ran to the kitchen. When he put the food down in front of her she just stared at it and walked away.

She didn't really eat that day or drink...nor did she want to play. She just slept a lot.
She was the sane the next day so I called the vet, they said it was a "normal" reaction to the vaccine and only bring her in in 2 days if she was still like this.

|It was a long and worrying weekend. I tried to get some food into her, even buying a couple different kinds, we even tried tuna and baby food. I squirted water into her ever so often because she wasn't drinking. I pretty much stayed awake the entire time so I could keep an eye on her.

Monday she was still the same so we took her to the vet that morning. He said she had a temp of 105 and had some kind of infection and this wasn't because of the vaccine. I really wish I had just taken her in when I wanted to, I didn't realize she had been battling an infection and fever, I felt so awful.

He wanted to keep her there for the day to give her IV fluids and antibiotics, he also wanted to do a blood test to try and find out what was going on.

So we said goodbye to Sierra and went home. I promptly burst into tears worrying about her and thinking about how I had just lost Padme this past September. Exhausted, James and I crashed for a few hours of a very crappy stressed unrestful nap.

We picked her up around 9 and the doctor told us her temp had only come down 1 degree and that she had lost a pound since her last visit. He showed us how to force feed her and egads was she pissed off. I have never heard that cat hiss before.

Once we got home and let her out of her carrier she ran into the litter-box and did the biggest pee we've ever seen. Then she spazzed around the apartment, obviously annoyed at what an awful day she'd had. She even flung off the wrap on her leg which was supposed to stay on for another half hour but since it wasn't bleeding we left her alone.

I set up the iPad for her with her favourite Youtube video, she finally calmed down enough to curl up in my lap and watch. She had to take antibiotics twice a day for the next 2 weeks. I bought those Greenies pill pockets and those worked for the first 2 days and then she refused to touch them. Thankfully the pills were tiny enough I could just pop them into her.

She's off the pills now and completely back to normal. The blood test didn't find anything wrong so the Vet said it was an FUO (fever of unknown origin) but I still think it was a very bad reaction to the vaccine >_<

Monday, 19 December 2011

Missing Sierra

I've been really ill for the past week, several ER visits...blood tests, ultrasound, chest x-ray, etc... And with all that I've been at home instead of at James' so I hadn't seen Sierra in a week :(

I missed them both so I had James pick me up Saturday night so I could be sick at my other home. Sierra lept into my arms when I got there and then laid down with me <3

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Rescue Remedy

 For some reason Sierra has taken to biting us at night. She was always hard to get on a schedule, she didn't seem to like sleeping through the night but we managed it. She has crunchies throughout the day along with water and gets one can of soft food a day split up so breakfast/lunch/dinner and bedtime snack. Plus several playtime's and always a playtime before bed in an attempt to tire her out. 

Usually she wants us awake because she wants more food, another play, shes just bored, she wants the entire bed to herself. She'd meow but we'd just ignore it. Now she bites skin...and she goes after James more than me o_o So we picked her up a bottle of Rescue Remedy because I'd heard so many good things about it. We put 2 drops on her breakfast and two on her bedtime snack. After bout 5 doses it seems to have at least relaxed her quite a bit.

She's usually quite scared of the bathroom, probably had a bad scare with water long before she ever came in to our lives. When I was in the bathroom on Saturday doing my make-up she hopped right up on the counter and then went into the sink to lay down o_o

Monday, 28 November 2011

Visiting Santa

James and I took Sierra (wearing her pretty new jingle collar thanks to my Mum) to Tisol so she could have her photo take with Santa. As usual she enjoyed the car ride but was a little nervous once in the store. I was a little annoyed that while I was signing her in all of a sudden they took her carrier and had her out and on Santa's lap o_o

I would have preferred that James or I had done it, plus less stress for kitty. She was a little bug eyed but Santa kept a good hold of her, even managing to hide her leash & harness for the shot. I was a little worried Sierra might maul him but he said not to worry, that he had lots of padding.

In the end they got a really nice shot ^_^~!

Monday, 14 November 2011

No more tears

Whenever James leaves for school in the morning Sierra just cries and cries :( I guess she has really bad separation anxiety. Well the other day I flicked on her favourite... http://www.ustream.tv/ffrc and it worked~! She was happily distracted and I was able to go back to sleep in peace ^_^

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Sierra's Stuff

I thought I'd post photo's of some of Sierra's stuff. Not pictured are her favourite toys: the little grey mousie that came in the swag pack she won from Petsmart and a little orange football I bought her from Canadian Tire for a $2 donation.

The toy box I painted for her.

A box she loves to play in that I painted.

3 stuffies James got her from Ikea, she especially loves killing the large rat in the middle.

Her food area.