This is what our Milli normally looks like... plump and shinny with big beautiful expressive green eyes... and always willing to partake in a little rattle ball chasing ... just a great cat!
We rescued Milli from a shelter group about 2 years ago and since then we have learned what it means to have a "medium" haired cat... the "special" food and constant hairball meds... and brushing that beautiful fur whenever she will sit still (mostly by force). All seemed to work pretty good until a few months ago. Milli started to have a few medical issues... off to the vet we went. New food... new meds... and a little carpet steamer. It got better... but not perfect. Her food was switched again... this time to sensitive stomach food... still not perfect.
Today, we woke up to a very sick Milli - woke up on a Sunday - which meant Joe had to head to the "Kitty Emergency Room" with Ms. Milli. After handing over all our money (seriously, I have decided that I need to go back to school and become an emergency vet...) Milli was diagnosed. Thankfully - she is clear of all the nasty stuff.. no feline leukemia or feline aids, no parasites, worms, cancer etc... thankfully. After a cat scan on our cat, Milli was diagnosed with a massive hairball in her tummy that she is having trouble "passing". It has caused an infection - fever and all.
Our sick Milli is so tired after her visit to the ER. They gave her a shot, sent home 2 prescriptions and advice for yet another food switch. Poor Milli... hopefully she will be up chasing her balls very very soon!