Olive seems to be having a rough day today and last night. Her medication made her throw up, which is not good. so I think it’s time to fully take her off that.
She seems to be super restless. All night she’d keep moving around. She’d climb on me, where she could normally sleep for hours, But instead she’s stay for 15 min, and then jump down and go to a chair, and then to the couch and then somewhere else and over and over. She just couldn’t get comfortable
Her meow has always been kinda of a chirp, But that cheerful chirp now sounds more like a cryZ
She’s eating some, but I can tell she’s having a rough time.
She’s also sensitive now where she used to love getting petted.
She’s still super loving and you can tell she doesn’t know what’s wrong. She’s somewhat social still and comes near by, but just isn’t right. She’s not hiding or in seclusion.
I’m worried she will be getting worse. And sometimes a decision has to be made, so your animals don’t suffer
However with the pandemic this is so hard. I can’t stand the idea of throwing her in a box (which she hates) and handing her over to some scary people, and then just having that be her end. People can’t go back with their animals any more because of Covid.
So now I’m just here crying again like a baby. Even though I tried to tell myself last week when she started getting better that is count each good day as extra time. This is just so hard.
She has hyperthyroidism which is causing her to lose weight rapidly. You can’t not treat it because it can be horrible for them.
She also has Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia which causes her body to attack its own red blood cells making her super anemic. To the point where she almost died, the vet said the only way to save her was a blood transfusion - but she was so weak that’d probably kill her anyway.
The medication (methemizole) for her hyperthyroidism has side effects, one of which is vomiting and also anemia. (Other stuff too like itchyness which can cause them to claw at themselves)
We are going her a steroid for the immune disorder which should encourage her body to produce more red blood cells.
And we suspect cancer as well. X-rays show a abnormal shaped bladder which could likely be caused by a tumor pressing up against it. Which could also be the reason she’s been sensitive to touch lately
We have been giving her liquid medications twice a day, squirting it in her mouth with a tiny syringe (she hates it, but is a good sport)
She’s so loving and it’s so sad seeing her go through this.