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.
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