Mama Cat is sick.
We made an unscheduled visit to Dr. Kevin last Thursday afternoon. Mama Cat had become listless with labored breathing and a rapid heartbeat. She was vomiting often.
We had to wait while Dr. Kevin’s staff worked us in between appointments. It wasn’t a long wait. Soon Dr. Kevin was examining her. She had lost weight, down to 5.5 pounds. Her mammary tumors were no larger than several months ago. Her teeth were good. Her temperature was normal. Her heart was racing.
Mama and I waited while Dr. Kevin ran blood tests.
The results showed some indications of heart failure. Dr. Kevin prescribed a heart medication and a nutritional supplement. He also decided to test her for hyperactive thyroid.
Mama Cat’s condition has not improved since Thursday. Oh, there are times during the day when she seems better . Then she droops and seems weak and uncomfortable. Her irritability increases each day.
The last test results will be in today. I hope it is the thyroid. We can treat that.
Here is Mama Cat. . . pictures taken this weekend.
Mama is a very sick kitty. We are praying that Dr. Kevin will have answers and additional treatment options today.