3.2.10

ROSIE IS BACK HOME



After three days in "hospital" at my vet, I picked up Rosie this afternoon. She looks quite fine, but is a little KO from the trip in the car and all the excitement she went through.

But she is still a mistery to the vet and us. All tests, blood and urine were normal. Nothing special to say. Stomac and intestines are OK too. So why she doesn't eat or drink ?? We have to give her special food just by smearing it around her mouth, otherwise she wouldn't swallow it, and give her to drink with a syringe. She also has to take a little laxativ to go to the litter box.

Of course she is better home in her little basket then in a cage at the vet, but I have to feed her several times per day. Has anybody of you ever experienced such a case like Rosie ? Nothing in her life hasn't changed either. It's just an enigma.

Thank you all very much to have supported me in my worries ! It makes it easier to support.

39 comments:

Tiki & Kirby (& sometimes Kesey) said...

Sending purrs for Rosie. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

TT said...

Im wondering, does she have a cold or a stuffy nose? If her sense of smell is off she more than likely will not eat. Have you tried heating up some wet food for her and see if she tries that?

I hope she eats soon,

Mom Laure

We love Luna said...

Thanks for the news, glad to know she is at home, I think your love and all "brothers"cats around will do well to Rosie.
I have no idea about it, sorry sweet friend.I hope everything be fine soon.
All our prayers and purrs for Rosie!
mommy Léia and Luna

Julie said...

I don't have any advice either, never had this problem and it is strange how nothing showed up on any of the tests. Hopefully now that she is home she will bounce back. Thanks for the update I've been worrying right along with you. :)

Amy and The House of Cats said...

I am so sad to hear that Rosie is not doing well - we are behind so I am just catching up! I am glad that the tests were normal but that doesn't really help make her better. We had a few days where our kitty Lola was like that - for her it turned out to be gas and she did start to eat again after a few days - hopefully Rosie will start to eat again as well.

We are sending her lots of purrs and prayers to eat and get better!!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Hi Rosie!! We hope you are feeling better!! We are sending our purrrs to you to to start eating and drinking soon!! We have heard too that if cats can't smell they won't eat!
Your TX furiends,

Sammy and Andy said...

Our mamabug doesn't have any ideas. But we are all hoping that Rosie will be back to her usual self now that she's home. We're sending lotza purrs her way. xxxxxxxxxx

Melvin the Teacup Himalayan said...

I'm glad to hear that the tests were normal, but very bummed that Rosie is not eating on her own, still! Come on little Rosie! Eat up!

Maribeth said...

Glad the tests were normal, now we just have to get our girl back on her feet, errr, paws!
I use a tube of food enhancer called Nutrical when my girls were off after giving birth. They love it. Also boiled chicken breast or boiled chicken liver worked wonders.
Feel better Rosie!

Pierro said...

Well, I am glad Rosie is home... and sometimes no bad news is good news. Hopefully she will perk up. Perhaps she has a sour tummy. It could be anything really, but as long as you hydrate her and keep her eating something she will do okay for a long time really. sometimes, something shows up later, like an infection. Caesar had that once. He got an infection on his leg probably from one of his rabie shots.

Rosie! I hope you perk up soon.
I hope you get some sunshine and spoiled a lot by your mom.

headbonkies and rumbly purrs

Milo and Alfie said...

We are very pleased to know Rosie is safely home. We know yoo'll take good care of her.

Purrs.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Hmm, a medical mystery. Zippy will stop eating on occasion and that's when we know to give her hairball remedy. We hope it's something like that with Rosie, maybe Amy is right and it's just gas or something. We'll be purring and purraying that she starts eating on her own.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh Rosie sweetheart, you must try and eat a little. we all want you to be well.. Your oor mum is worried. Now come on sweet one.. Get well.. Hugs GJ x

Catline Crew said...

We are glad Rosie is home. We are still praying and keeping our paws crossed for Rosie.

Ginger said...

I will keep her in my prayers. It is true that if they don't smell, they won't eat. My THumper and Humpty went to the vet at the end of December for a viral infection and luckily the antibiotics kicked in before they lost their smell. That's when the vet told me they wouldn't eat if they didn't smell. Keep doctoring her and watching her.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Rosie is indeed a mystery. You are doing everything you can to help her. We send warm purrs and tail wags that she will rally and resume eating and drinking on her own soon.

Irishcoda said...

I am SO glad Rosie is home! I'm sorry, though, that she still seems uninterested in eating. What does the vet think? I haven't seen this kind of thing without any explanation. Could it be a virus? Today I didn't feel well myself, was listless and didn't want to eat. I suppose cats can feel like that too.

Everycat said...

Rosie we are happy you are home but you must try and start eating and drinking yourself please. Chicken livers (lightly fried in butter - yes, really) make a really appetising food to tempt cats who won't eat at all, just tiny amounts though as they are very rich. We hope it's just gas or a hairball and little Rosie soon feels back to her old self again.

Rumbly purrs

Whicky Wuudler

Linens and Royals said...

I am so pleased Rosie is home again and hope her appetite improves soon. Was she tested for diabetes? and is Arthur being extra nice to her?

Purrs and thoughts from Charlotte and Emily

Margaret said...

Please, Rosie, start eating! Maybe listening to a little Sibelius will help.
Cat Mandu

Harry Spotter said...

We are sending purrs and prayers to Rosie and to you. We hope she feels better soon.

Ikaika said...

We are happy that your Rosie is home and the tests didn't show anything serious going on with her. Other commenters have suggested either hairballs or something affecting her sense of smell, and we would agree that either of those issues would cause her not to eat. We hope she starts eating soon.

Feel better, Rosie!

'Kaika and his mom

Ikaika said...

We are happy that your Rosie is home and the tests didn't show anything serious going on with her. Other commenters have suggested either hairballs or something affecting her sense of smell, and we would agree that either of those issues would cause her not to eat. We hope she starts eating soon.

Feel better, Rosie!

'Kaika and his mom

Fin said...

I hope your girl is well and hungry soon and it's nothing serious.

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

We're glad she is feeling better, sending healing purrs!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Gattina, I came over here to see how Rosie is doing. Glad she is back home, even though her situation/condition is troubling.
Here is a website that offers a booklet on restoring health to animals. I have that booklet, but I don't remember it mentioning Rosie's situation in particular. I met the people who wrote this booklet. Perhaps they might be able to give you some sort of suggestion if you contacted them. They have restored health to a number of their animals and they outline what they did.
http://bluerockstation.com/natural_pet_care.html
In any case, I hope little Rosie is soon feeling well.

Katie said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Rosie is sick! I hope she gets better soon.

Karen Jo said...

I am glad that Rosie is home again. I hope that she starts to eat and drink on her own again. Herman is sending healing purrs.

AL said...

Hmm what seem to be the problem? But Rosie is back home. I'm not really sure but does cats catches distemper virus like dogs do? Well just sending Rosie a big hug!

AL

Andrea said...

Hello Gattina, I'm happy to read your cat is home again.
We have problems with Stella not eating when her FORL flares up. You can read up about that on the internet. Her gums are so red and inflamed, she can't eat then. Sometimes it takes an xray of the gums to discover the disease. She's lost quite a number of teeth to that disease, too. Now she manages and we have noticed the signs. About every 4 wks it flares up and we take her to the vet for a cortisone shot. So far she doesn't have to take cortison daily. A vet friend of mine told me cats tolerate the cortisone much better than dogs, so I am not worried because otherwise she'd suffer terribly.

arthurandhismoon said...

This is very very strange indeed. We hope things get sorted out soon!

arthurandhismoon said...

This is very very strange indeed. We hope things get sorted out soon!

Boo-Bah said...

I am sorry that you are going through so much worry for Rosie. It is more difficult when there are no answers.
I hope things will improve. We are sending prayers your way for Rosie.

From your friends at Boo-Bahs Little Sunshines

Anonymous said...

Sounds like my Oscar. 3 weeks ago, Oscar refused to drink or eat for 2 days. The vet could not find anything wrong with him as he was not lethargy or pale etc. The vet prescribed antibiotic as he suspected some kind of infection. The next day, Oscar started eating and drinking slowly and he was ok for one week. This week Monday, he refused any food and drinks. He threw up yellow liquid biles. On Tuesday, I bought baby food. Beef and Potatoes flavour. Must make sure there is no onion, garlics. I mixed it with honey and bene-bac. Then I syringed to feed him. He did not reject. I do the same on Wednesday. This morning, he ate a little bit of tuna can food. This evening, he finished the whole plate and started to eat a bit of biscuits.

I am inclined to believe it is infection in the stomach. Bene-bac helps to ease the stomach. Honey water hydrates him.

I stopped the baby food since he could eat a bit. If he did not improve further, I believed his vet would prescribe the antibiotics again.

Get well Rosie!
katie - Singapore

Cliff and Olivia said...

Cliff and Olivia's Humans:

We're so glad Rosie is home again and that her tests were fine. But it a real worry that she's not feeling better yet.

We don't have any idea what could have caused this. The only advise we can offer is than when one of our cats aren't well, we give them chicken broth. It always seems to go down :-)

We all hope she gets well soon. Cliff and Olivia send their purrs.

The Chair Speaks said...

Am glad that Rosie's home again. Hmmm, could it be some hairball stuck somewhere.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Oh no! Poor Rosie and how worrying for you. Sometimes cats do become "off colour" for no reason but it only lasts a day or so. Three days or more is a long time. I do hope she comes right soon.

Everycat said...

Rosie, a little bird told us that you ate a little, had some litter tray action and even groomed yourself a little too! This is wonderful and we think you should keep on doing those things, they will make you feel much better.

Get well soon Rosie!

Whicky Wuudler

PS: You should still request some chicken livers lightly fried in butter (and served on a silver platter by Gattina in a waitress' outfit)

Tee hee!

katztales said...

It's so strange. We're purring for her, Gattina and for you too. But we have no clue what it could be. When Scoop had a very bad chest infection he stopped eating. We tempted him with raw steak and sashimi. Maybe it will work for Rosie?