Saturday, December 12, 2009

Callie Noos

"Dear Diary:

Today is Day 4 of captivity, and I just heard Dr. Vet tell The Mommy that he wants to keep me here all the rest of the weekend. Assuming that'll end up meaning at least most of Monday too, I'm looking at 6 days minimum in the joint... Gee, no one told me I'd have to do hard time!"





My poor baby. So the vet says she's still not really eating, and they're giving her fluids and stuff in IVs but not yet force-feeding her; but may have to. They've given her some meds, which have apparently cleared up some of the jaundice and helped her to (probably) feel better. The underlying problem is still being pinpointed but it appears to be centered in/around the gallbladder and doesn't appear to be pancreatitis.

He's hoping to be able to avoid exploratory-type surgery (as opposed to fixing-it type surgery, exploratory would be just to figure out what's really going on), and also hoping to avoid giving her heavy doses of steroids -- on the one hand, apparently steroids can potentially help some of the problem (whether the real problem or with just some of the symptoms I'm not quite sure), but on the other hand, steroids are bad and can have other lasting nasty effects.

The end result is things are still kinda up in the air, and they're doing everything they can, and my precious Callie girl has to stay away for at least 2-3 more days.

Thank you all once again for all the hugs and prayers and purrs and everything, they are all so very much appreciated.


34 comments:

The Monkeys said...

Oh the poor sweetie! We have been purring and will continue to do so until you're home and feeling like your awesome self again, Callie!

Lyn said...

I have been away from the computer for a while so only just found out about Callie, hope she is better real soon and back home with you all.
Love
Lyn and Lucy
xxx

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

OH our poor sweet cousin Callie! We hope you're doing ok at the V~E~T. They are keeping you there so you'll get all better! We know you must be scared and lonely, but your mom just wants to get you better! Don't be angry at her for that. And just think of how PAWesome it's going to be when you get home!!! You're going to be showered with all sorts of love, affection, attention, NOMS, toys, etc... Get well NOW cousin!

Lynx217 said...

omgg you're going thru some stuff! hugs, purrs, cuddles, n love Callie!!!!!!!!

Max said...

Aw, man...that sucks. I was sick like that for a while but they didn't have to cut me open. I hope they don't have to do anything like that to Callie and that she just gets better on her own.

wildcatwoodscats said...

Sorry Callie is still at the vets but it does sound like they are narrowing it down! Gall bladder is probably easier to deal with than pancreas. Can cats get gallstones?

Sammy and Andy said...

Callie, you darlin' little sweetie.......we're purring and purring and purring that you will suddenly get 100% better so you can head home. We're missing you big time, sweetie. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Meadow said...

I just checked in and saw that Callie was off at the vet and such.....purrs and hugs your way, I barely made it through Asia's spay last week! Hope she feels better soon!

Ginger Jasper said...

You got my loudest purrs and lots of love comming your way.. Hugs GJ xx

The Paw Relations said...

Sending loads of puurrs and positive healing vibes! (((hugs)))

Angel and Kirby said...

Sweet Callie! WE are sending loud rumplb purrs to you and Mom.

the casbah kitten said...

Poor Callie! We'll purr for you to get better and get out of jail SOON!!

Jasmim said...

Poor sweet Callie :(

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending more purrs to you Callie. We hope the vet soon gets you feeling better.

Kari said...

We saw on Cat Blogosphere that Callie was ill. Our prayers and purrs are with her.
Steroids arn't always horrible. Our cat brother has been on and off them for over two years. When he is ill it is the only thing that helps. God bless.

CatLadyDiary.com said...

Speaking as a bean who gave up her Gallbladder...it's the best organ to have removed... it wasn't tooo bad for me. We are purring for Callie and hope they can fix her up without too much fuss.

Fin said...

Sounds like they are getting closer and Callie must be feeling a bit better. Hugs and purrs!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Oh noes!!! Poor Callie :( We will be purring for her really really hard!!!
It's sad to be sick,but having to stay in the hospital too,oh man!!! We will purr for the Vet to figure out what is wrong and fix Callie so she can come home :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Cats in trees said...

Ah, the poor dear there for even longer. We'll try to purr so hard, she can hear it. All our best to Callie and all of you.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Sweet, sweet Callie--we're purring as loud as we can!! She needs to come home!

Noir

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

Oh Honey, I am so sorry that you are not feeling well and worse yet are not at home getting spoiled by your mommie. Anyway know that maybe you are better at the hopsital for furries where they can keep an eye on you and make you to feel better.

JC said...

I so hope that they figure out what is wrong and can help.

I will be thinking of you and her ...

Kaz's Cats said...

Oh, poor Callie. We're still purring and purraying lots and lots for you, and for the v-e-t to work out how to help you.

Bigs hugs to all of you,

Gypsy & Tasha

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh sweetie... you are in all our thoughts, please feel much much better and remember that home is where tuna and cuddles are, you need to get better and go there!!

Milo and Alfie said...

Awwwwwwww ~ we are sending get well purrs for Callie. And smoochies for you all.

Harry Spotter said...

Poor Callie..we are so sorry that she is still not feeling well enough to come home. We still have you in our purrs. We know you will be home soon and we will keep purring until you do.

Purring for you!

Mishkat said...

Just wanted you to know that we're still purring for you, Callie! Love to you and your mom.

Forty Paws said...

Bless your heart Callie!! Hang in there, and we hope you can come home on Monday!

Luf, Us

DEBRA said...

Oh dear sweet Callie...
We is purrin and purrin and purrin.We hope you feel better and we will keep you in our purrayers until you are back with the Kitty Krew.

purr on
Abby

The Island Cats said...

Aw, poor Callie! We are still purring very hard that the vets can figure out what's going on and she is better!

Hansel said...

oh boy we're real sorry about miss callie still being at the vet- Did they do an ultrasound on her yet? and an xray and so forth? Sometimes steroids can really help (we HATE them though) so hopefully things will look up. please keep us posted.

Milo and Alfie said...

Any noos on Callie? We are keeping our paws crossed that she is better.

Smoochies from Milo and Alfie xx

The Monkeys said...

We missed this update, but Mom wanted us to tell you that she had a dream about Callie last night! She said that in her dream, everything was just fine and Callie was doing fine! She can't remember the whole thing, but it was just something she ate that she shouldn't have.

We're purring our furry butts off that our Mom's dream is true and Callie comes home soon.

The Monkeys said...

Oh wait, we didn't miss the update...geez, this Monday and not enough coffee thing with our Mom is getting out of hand!

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