Yesterday, we had to make the decision to let Miss Kitty go. She had done a little better when we started giving her fluids last week, but unfortunately it didn’t last. We didn’t expect we would have her too long since she was close to 20 years old.
She was an abandoned stray that hung around where I used to work many years ago. I started feeding her every day (even on my days off) and continued that for several years, until one day she decided she would let me pick her up. I brought her home and she lived with us ever since. She was a good little kitty and we will miss her, but we won’t miss the problems associated with her failing health.
We didn’t have a very good day yesterday and by the time we got home from the vet, I had a bad headache and was worn out. After about a three hour nap, I got up, watched some TV and went to bed. Al worked outside while I was napping, except for the frequent trip inside to disturb me. :)
Yesterday morning, we took Mom in for a barium swallow test. The ENT doctor is checking for reflux. She may have some reflux issues, but I don’t think this is what is causing these “spells” she continually has. She is unable to describe the the spells, except to say they make her feel really, really bad. Of course with no better description than that, it makes it hard for the doctors to diagnose what is causing them. I did a little Google search with the wording “indescribable spells” and it appears it is something fairly common. Unfortunately, I haven’t found the cause yet. Any ideas, or suggestions would be appreciated.
Next week, we take Mom back to the ENT for a follow up visit. We’re hoping for some kind of diagnosis.