Saturday, August 23, 2008

Uschi Is Feeling Better!

Uschi seems to be doing a little better! Last night around 8 p.m., Uschi showed some interest in his dry food bowl and actually ate a few little pieces. It had been over 24 hours since he had eaten, and the poor little guy was probably pretty hungry. Uschi went back to sleep, and around 11 p.m. we offered him a small amount of ground-up Fancy Feast mixed with a bit of water and he ate it, and then went back to sleep again. We watched anxiously to make sure he kept it down, and then moved Usch to a spot next to Les on the couch, where he slept most of the night. This morning at 6 a.m., Uschi ventured out into the kennel and sat for a while watching the latest clutch of swallows. This was a good sign! At 8 a.m. our Vet called, and let us know that his tests looked good, just a slight elevation in white blood cells, and no indications of kidney problems (whew!). We were to watch for urine output, and water intake. Around 9 a.m. Usch finally tinkled in the litter box and dabbed a bit at his water bowl and we knew we were back in business. We're keeping a close eye on him though!

Uschi is still leaning a bit, but he is upright!

Watching ants.

Gently scratching.
(while laying down)

Tanji was quite upset last night when we brought Uschi back from the vet. It probably was the smell of the alcohol and Tanj spent most of the night hiding out in the kennel...

What did you do to my Uschi?

He's MY Uschi!

Tanji is keeping a close eye on us.

Lots of mushies for our Uschi!

So what is happening? It may take more testing to figure this out for "sure." Usch may have eaten an object that lodged in the digestive tract, or maybe something toxic; been over-stressed, or just had a pathogen that has gotten the upper hand for a few days. I cleaned out the kennel looking for dead animals and problem plants. We also are considering possible problems with the boys' food, considering his weight loss and ongoing lack of interest in eating. Hopefully U-boo will keep getting better and the vomiting won't return.

We will keep you posted.

Thank-you so much for your e-mails and comments!

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Daisy said...

I am very glad Uschi is getting better!

Pam said...

We are so happy Uschi is feeling better! Kitty high fives all around!!!
Pam, Kinny and Tessa

Anonymous said...

Yay! Silly kittens causing us so much worry when they get sick! I'm so glad he's doing better!

Also, if you guys consider switching foods since you thought it might be that... try Innova Evo dry cat food. My bengals got on it off of Royal Canin a year ago and they just adore it, and their super soft coats got even softer and shinier! Though... I have to admit, they DID get more spastic-active with the new food switch!


Anonymous said...

My heart sank when I read the previous post. But I am so happy to read that Uschi is feeling better today! Well wishes go out to you all!

grantmr said...

excellent <3 uschi

Anonymous said...

So good to hear Uschi is getting better! Hopefully it was just something not that serious, perhaps a stomach flu of some sort?

emiliethestrange said...

Good to hear that you're getting better Uschi.