Sister Saturday: The Gracie Health Is Mending Nicely

Brian's Home. Adopt cats, we deserve it! Hello everyone, I’ll bet you can’t guess who this is today.  Okay, maybe you did get it on the first guess.  The blog post title might have been the giveaway, or maybe it was my Alex heart.  But it’s me Gracie and boy have I got lots to tell you today.

I’ve been terribly sick.  Yes, about two weeks ago I got really sick on the weekend.  I had not wanted to eat.  Then, not to be overly gross but I had diarrhea big time bad and to make matters worse, it was a bloody mess.  I had been throwing up too.  Well, the bloody litter box, as you can imagine, got the peeps moving in a hurry.  Did I mention it was the weekend?  Oh, I did.  That means Dad and I were off to the Animal Emergency Clinic.

The emergency place is about a 20 minute ride from where we live and believe me, I objected loudly the whole way.  You kitties, if you’ve ever been, know how those places are, at least most any time.  Those places are usually crowded and the wait time isn’t easy, especially when you’re so darn scared and you don’t feel good.

Actually, the wait time this trip wasn’t all that long, it just seemed long.  They know me there since I spent 10 days there in an oxygen cage several years ago.  Also, the Vet who saw me recognized me and Dad right off.  She was our Vet that used to come to our house before they closed up that business.  At least she was familiar with me.

So, I was diagnosed with Gastroenteritis, was given a shot to help settle my tummy, had fluids, had xrays and got some great big, really big, pills to take home with me. They xrays showed that while my lower GI tract was fairly cleared out, the upper wasn’t, and that meant their was more bloody stuff yet to work its way out.  Oh the joy of it all.  The Emergency Vet said I needed to go to my regular Vet to get another xray in 1-2 weeks so she could check and make sure my colon looked more like it should.  The Emergency Vet said she didn’t want me developing megacolon.  Darn, me either.

So, during the week after my Emergency visit, I still didn’t feel like eating. The Dad said he didn’t care if I felt like it or not, I was going to have food.  The Dad feed my by hand, or I should say by finger, three times a day for a week.  I had to take 1/2 of those horse sized pills twice each day for ten days.

So, last Friday the Dad took me to see our wonderful Vet, Dr. Anderson, at The Cat Clinic of Greenville, another long ride, but well worth it.  Dr. Anderson took another picture of my colon and she said all looked okay to her.  That’s a relief!

There is one bit of good news from this episode, and that is I lost some weight. Seriously, I lost 1.2 pounds during this ordeal, and most of you know that I really need to lose some weight.  That is just a most unpleasant way to do it.

So, I seem to be doing good now and am eating just fine and using the litter box as I should now.  Gastroenteritis was extremely nasty and I hope none of you ever have to deal with it.

That’s it for me, didn’t that sound like a fun time?  NOT!  Hugs from me to all of you. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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41 thoughts on “Sister Saturday: The Gracie Health Is Mending Nicely

  1. Summer

    Oh Gracie, what a terrible ordeal! I can imagine your humans were besides themselves with worry! I’m so glad you are feeling better – how scary.

  2. Marg

    Gracie, that sounds just horrible. Yikes. We are so glad that you are better and sure send purrs that you stay better. Thank heavens that you have such a good Dad and Mom too to rush you to the vet. We so hope that you stay better. You all have a great week end.

  3. Katie Isabella

    Precious Gracie. ? Your bout was a hundred times worse than mine. Bless you little girl. We are both better now.
    IT’s horrible for us and horrible for our moms and dads too. They worry so much. XXOO

  4. Socks, Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD)

    Gracie we are sorry you were ill, we are sending healing purrs that you stay well. That sounds most unpleasant.

    Our ER vet is the exact opposite of yours. Mommy thinks it’s kinda creepy. It’s in the middle of nowhere (at least it’s right off the interstate, so the poor thing doesn’t get too lost) and there is never anyone there. You has to ring a door bell and eventually someone comes to open the door for you. All the staff are in the back with the sick pets.

  5. Mickey's Musings

    Oh Gracie what a terrible ordeal you have had! We are glad it is over.
    It sounds a lot like the ordeal our Georgia had when she was constipated, well except for the diarrhea part.
    We purr you never have to go through that again!
    Like you, Georgia lost weight and looks good.
    Now your ordeal is over, we purr you enjoy your Saturday!

    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  6. Annabelle

    Oh my Sister Gracie that was a horrible ordeal. WE are all so glad to hear that you are doing much much MUCH better now. We know your Mom had to worried out of their minds about you. WE are so glad to be celebrating today with you feeling so good!

  7. That's Purrfect

    Poor Gracie having to go through all that. So glad you are better now and what a good job you have such caring people around you to make sure you get the right treatment.

  8. Deziz World

    Oh sweet Gracie, we’d recognize dat bootyful face anywhere. We’re so sorry you’ve been so sick. Dat does sound pawful. Me has dat bloody runny purroblem when me was little. It was cuz of somethin’ else, but me knows you were hurtin’. We’re so glad you’re feelin’ better and dat you’re on da mend. We’re sendin’ lots of hugs to you and everypawdy. And we’re keepin’ ya’ll in our purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  9. The Swiss Cats

    OMC, Gracie, that sounds awful ! Your humans must have been scared to death by seeing blood in the litter box ! We’re glad you’re feeling better and got a clean bill at your last vet visit. We keep purring for you. Purrs

  10. Savannah's Paw Tracks

    GRACIE!!! Darling!! how terrible for you and the ‘rents!! And Emergency!! ICK! big time ICK!! What a relief that your colon is looking better. I didn’t want my ‘rents to see me barf up my brekkies this morning ‘cuz I have been starting to barf more and more again, so, I came downstairs to my office area rug and barfed there. Heh…heh…Mom didn’t find it until is was getting kind’a dried up. I suspect there will be a vet visit in my future if I do it again in less that a week. Paw pats and purrs to keep you feeling better Gracie

  11. Madi

    Whew than goodness Gracie and thank goodness for a quick acting set of humans.
    Hugs my sweet and keep on feeling good too
    Madi your bfff

  12. Cathy Keisha

    OMC! That sounds like the worst. I know there’s been several kitties sick with their tummies recently but it sounds like you had it the worst. That’s an easy—but definitely nasty—way to lose weight.

  13. Kitties Blue

    Gracie, this hurts are hearts so much that you have been suffering so. It sounds just awful. We are so happy you are feeling better now, and Mom is going to keep you in her prayers that this never happens again. Sending lots of love. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  14. mariodacart

    Oh sweetie, you really had a bad time of it. We are so very happy you are feeling so much better now and sounds like you are back to normal. What a scare for Dad and mom tho!

  15. Raven

    Gracie, I’m so sorry that you and your family had to go through such a terrible health scare. I’m glad you went to the vet right away and started getting things straightened out. Hopefully you’ll be feeling 100% soon.

  16. The Poupounette Gang

    We’re sorry to be so late commenting, Gracie. Our #1 was gone most of yesterday.

    That sounds like quite the ordeal and we think you were very, very brave. We’re so glad it got sorted and you’re feeling a lot better, Phew!

    And yes, you’re right. That’s not the way any of us would wish to lose weight!

    The Chans

  17. Sherri-Ellen TD.

    Deerest Sisfur Gracie that was a turribull oar-deel an wee are so sorry you were so-o sick!! Yur Pappaw iss one amazin kind Hu’man!!!
    Wee finks thee Vet’ss an yur Pappaw brott you back to good health; it iss thee LUV fur sure….
    Wee hopess that Gastro-icky NEVURR comess back!!! 😉
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxx

  18. jansfunnyfarm

    What a horrible time, Gracie! We’re so glad you are doing better now. That wasn’t fun for any of you, but it sure was nice of your dad to feed you by finger so you didn’t have other problems.

  19. Little Binky and Granny

    OMC that must have been terrible, sister Gracie. You scared us, also because we couldn’t have bring Healing Pawkisses, but we are so happy the worst is over. Healing Pawkisses are still on their way and hope you feel better soon 🙂 <3

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