Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Rough Night for Our Little Kitty
Wylla has a pretty delicate system, so when we started transitioning them to their new food last week we took it pretty slowly. Still, it rocked her system and Wylla ended up with a little diarrhea. I wasn't too concerned because this has happened before and usually corrects itself in a few days.
On Sunday afternoon I noticed she was scratching around in her litter box but didn't think much of it -- I just assumed it was just diarrhea. When I scooped the box I was surprised to find so little waste considering how often she had been in the box. I watched her closely Monday. She was her normal, peppy, playful self but she was in and out of the box a lot and not always leaving anything behind. I decided we would be visiting the vet the next day.
Craig and I had our dinner and after the dishes were done, I headed to the living room and called for the girls to come play. We had a good session with "Da Bird" and when we were done we all headed upstairs to join Craig on the couch for a movie. Once upstairs, Wylla started sniffing around like she was frantically looking for something, then she ran to a sweatshirt that had slipped off the foot of the bed and squatted. She peed a tiny bit.
Not once has she ever gone outside to box, so I interpreted this as a little cry for help from Miss Wylla and called the emergency vet. I packed her into the carrier, and off we went.
It was busy there, so our wait was long, and after about an hour and a half in the lobby, they put us in one of the examination rooms. She was a good kitten and just curled up in a ball in her carrier and napped.
A tech came in and took her vitals, there was a little more waiting, then the doctor came in and examined her. After some poking and prodding, she decided Wylla had a bladder infection.
We left with some pain meds and antibiotics.
She's not acting quite herself this morning, she's a tad out of it, but I think that's a side effect of her pain meds.
As soon as our vet's office opens, we'll give them a call and get her in for a follow-up.
Hopefully, everything will clear up quickly and she will be back to normal soon. Until then, we're watching her closely.