Thursday, March 4, 2010

Reprieve?

I wasn't aware that 2 days ago Chicken stopped giving Savvy her thyroid meds. She figured that she didn't need them anymore because we were putting her to sleep.
Well...what we DID notice yesterday was...NO POOP.
In the litter box? Yes. Just normal cat poop. Not the strange, gag-inducing-scoop-and-flush-it-right-now-before-we-all-die poop of the last couple of months.
I have not had to be the great poop hunter for 36 hours.
What the hell??

And through the night...nothing. She always craps somewhere in the dead of night. Nothing this morning either, her second favorite "guess where I've shat now" time.
I can't believe that the very meds the vet prescribed were actually making her worse, but...I don't know what to think.
I'm calling the vet and canceling the appointment for now.
For now...she lives.

I shouldn't be surprised. This cat has escaped death more times than I can count in her 18 years.
She just keeps hanging on.
We'll see what happens from here...

9 comments:

N said...

amazing. glad she gets a little bit longer with you guys, and mostly glad she seems to be feeling better!

twomomsandabird said...

Wow! That is great! Keep us updated!

Pomegranate said...

What meds was she on? My cat was hyperthyroid and the medication she was on (tapazole) ended up causing liver failure for her.

It was a veterinary nightmare for us. We had some issues with over-sedation and loose bowels, too. I'm convinced my former vet killed my cat or at least sped up her death.

We have a new vet now that I found of Yelp! and we're very happy with the care that the kittens are getting. If I ever had a cat with this problem again, I would pay for the surgical process.

kat said...

i'm crossing my fingers for the little guy. hope the rest of the family is doing well also.

Caitlin Weaver said...

Love to all the Tuscanos and to Savvy! Hang in there!

glamcookie said...

Aw, I'm so sorry you're having to deal with this on top of being a new Mama of twins. You'll make the best decision for Savvy when the time comes. 18 years is a great long kitty life, but I know it's always hard. {{{}}}

cindyhoo2 said...

Talk about a last minute intervention! I hope that not having meds does the trick for her.

loveinventsus said...

Wow! So glad to hear a little bright spot has emerged. Go Savvy go!!

Next in Line said...

I had a little dog who made it to 20. She also had nine lives. So happy for you and Savvy. What a cat!