Sunday, January 16, 2011

Just a Hairball???

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!


Ellie said...

poor Millie! I hope she is better soon :)

DawnS said...

Oh gosh! I know just what you mean... when our dog ate an acorn it was on a Sunday. Yeah, we paid that emergency vet charge too! Poor kitty!!

We passed through your area today, wasn't the sunny 50's so nice!? And it looked like your snow is all gone now! The girls are still hoping we will get a nice big bit of snow before spring gets here.