My 16 year old cat, Precious, hasn't been eating, is drinking a lot of water, and is losing weight. I can see it in her eyes. She looks distant, hard to really explain, but it is not good. It hurts me to see her like this. She doesn't seem to be in pain, but something is not right.
She is such a great cat, the best I've ever had. So gentle and affectionate, playful, intelligent, and always demanding attention. I can remember when I got her at the Humane Society back in 1997. I picked her out of a litter of 8 week old kittens because she put her face up to the front of the cage, gently grabbed my finger with her paw and started licking it.
This morning, I took her to the vet to get blood work done, put some fluids in her and get a professional diagnosis. Precious is very vocal and usually howls the whole way to the vet, but not today, she was pretty much silent the whole time. Another sign, something is amiss.
The vet gave her a thorough check up. She took blood for the lab, and did a blood glucose spot check, which was a little high (220) but not too bad. The urine analysis revealed some white blood cells which could be an urinary tract infection. The vet gave Precious some fluids with Vitamin B under her skin and some antibiotics, and asked me to bring her back tomorrow to review the lab results.
The thought of having to put her down is tearing me up inside. I know I need to wait and see what the lab results are, but I can't help thinking the worse. Looks like another sleepless night...