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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Chia Update April 3, 2007


Chia came home from the 'hospital' on Saturday, March 31 after 11 days at the veterinarian's. She was not yet out of the woods, but they had weaned her off the intravenous and thought she could probably best finish recuperating at home. I wanted to wait a few days to make sure she was improving before publishing an update.

The first few hours she was home, she found deep, dark places in the house in which to hide, as I've noticed sick cats do. After about five or six hours, she started venturing out of her hiding spots and was starving for affection. Her fur was coming out in handfuls - I think from both the trauma of being sick and being away from home for so long.

She has hardly left my lap. Yesterday morning she had to visit the vet's office again. The goal was to take blood to ensure that her kidney levels are improving. While she's become quite accustomed to the vet, she was not fully cooperative so they weren't able to get a conclusive test. The vet told us to make sure that she's eating the new, low protein food and drinking plenty of water.

Chia's eyes look brighter and her face looks happier. I tried to get her to pose for an updated photo, and this was the shot we got. She's not fully back to her old self, but we are both quite hopeful.

Thank you to everyone who's written or called with concern about our little kitty.

Now to collect the $2,100.00 in vet bills that we've paid to save her life!

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Home Chia!!!! I hope that she recovers to be her old self again and talking to you both....
Love from your family in Indiana

10:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michelle,
I'm glad to hear that Chia's condition has improved so much that she's at home where I'm sure she will make the full recovery. There's no place like home, even if you don't wear ruby slippers.

Best,

Ray

2:57 PM  

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