Update: The V.E.T. released LittleGirl at 5 p.m. today, and she's so happy to be home - but a little wobbly from painkillers and sedatives. It was a severe urinary infection, so hopefully she'll be all fine again after the antibiotics and antispasmodics she has to take (very reluctantly!) for a week. She finally went to the litter pan, and after all those IV fluids, she REALLY went to the litter pan!
Thank you all so much for your wonderful purrs and purrayers.
At 12:30 a.m. today, Artsy Catsy's LittleGirl was rushed to the emergency V.E.T. after she suddenly began hissing and screeching in pain and trying desperately to urinate, to no avail. Not even a drop. It was a very traumatic v.e.t. visit, because he SQUEEZED her tummy to force urine out so he could test it -- no sedation, no catheter, just squeezing the poor little thing :-(
The tests showed lots of blood and an extremely high protein count and white count in her urine. He thinks it's a urinary tract infection, but since LittleGirl is 12 years old, we're worried it might be a more serious problem with her kidneys.
The v.e.t. had to literally PEEL our terrified LittleGirl off her meowmie Suzanne to start her immediately on intravenous fluids and antibiotics and keep her in the hospital.
LittleGirl could sure use your purrs and prayers -- and your advice. Have any kitties out there had similar problems? And does anyone know what can cause a kitty to have too much protein in its urine?
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