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09 December 2011 @ 10:01 pm
Cock and buggery!  
Poor little Cookie cat is having a very bad week. On Tuesday she did something manky to the tendon in her back leg, which led to her being doped up on opiates and anti-inflammatories by the vet. This seemed to work rather well in terms of knocking back the pain -- indeed, she resembled nothing so much as one of my young friends who once decided that YES! E and speed would be a GREAT mix!*

Alas, like such a reckless recreational drug mixer, Cookie was not a happy camper. Wednesday was a day of vomiting, which cats will do, so we just observed her. When it had not perked up by yesterday, back to the vet for more checks. This time it was decided to treat the nausea and wait and see. Today she was listless and manky, so back over she went. It appears that her kidneys are not in good shape, which may have one of several alarming causes, but is also possibly caused by a reaction to the drugs. Since she was fine on Monday, we have our fingers crossed that it is an adverse drug reaction, which should resolve in a few days.

At the moment she is trapped in the vet surgery with a drip in her paw, and a deep lack of delight at the world.

On the upside, she is not too badly off and the vets are fairly optimistic, and the vet is across the road from our place, so we can visit her all hours of the day and half the night. Yay vet! We visited the stray kitten pen on the way out, where they have a litter of five very small kittens, just at that tiny and active stage. The vet nurse said they would love a cuddle and a play, but that getting them back into the cage was a trick. She spoke truly! We gave all of them pats and cuddles and let them have a little run around, and then spent ten minutes trying to put five kittens inside the cage without one or more kittens slipping out while the next one was going in. The best effort was four leaping out while we put one inside. If Cookie takes too long to get well and be discharged, I can see us turning into The House Of Many Cats ...

* Kids, despite being sober as a proverbial judge (rather than an actual one) I am the last one to question anyone's desire to be off their face after growing up surrounded by shit-faced hippies. Nevertheless, some things just don't mix. Do your homework, only buy from pharmacology students, and have straight friends with decent first aid or medical knowledge who are not afraid to call Poisons Information or an ambulance, depending on the scale of your cockups! OR, try sobriety! It's cheaper, better for you, and leaves you with memories of all the immensely dodgy things your peers got up to, which ensures FABULOUS Christmas pressies so you don't say a word to their parents or, later, children.
ecosopherecosopher on December 9th, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
Poor Cookie. Hope she's quickly on the mend. Yay for having a vet so close!
Ann: eyetsosh on December 9th, 2011 12:32 pm (UTC)
I hope she gets better soon. Will keep my fingers crossed too.
It's so hard saying no to kittens. Maybe you'll become one of those "crazy people with all the cats". They're usually the best kind of people... :)
turnonmyheels on December 9th, 2011 01:08 pm (UTC)
Poor Cookie cat! I hope she's feeling better soon.
Keeper of the Superfluous Es!themostepotente on December 9th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
Poor little Cookie <3
lokifanlokifan on December 9th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Oh noes! Hopefully Cookie will be back with you soon. Yay for the vet being so close!

Give in to the kittens
Jocelyn Lavingroolover on December 9th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
*hugs you and Cookie*
ladyjanevaladyjaneva on December 9th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Sometimes I would love to get high. Not drunk, high. Most of the things I tried so far don't work strongly on me anyway (and I stay faaaaar away from cocain or heroin or speed and the like) , so I know what I'm doing pretty much always.

During the last couple of years though I haven't managed highness once, because, "You look like such a nice person I couldn't sell you anything, even if you really want to buy!".

ARGHH!!! Dealers aren't what they used to be anymore.

My (by now deceased) cat had kidney troubles, and that drip in the paw was awful to watch but really really helped her. Best wishes to COokie!
women's lasers: harry potter - crookshankssarcasticpixie on December 9th, 2011 11:51 pm (UTC)
Best wishes to Cookie!

I keep forgetting to tell you about a recent conversation with my former roommate (I can't Tweet it since she follows me there and would think I meant to be cruel) -- she called me in tears because her lovely-yet-neurotic cat had swallowed four inches of thread and she was convinced the poor thing was going to die. I was trying so hard to be supportive and not snarky, but Sylvia was a huge fan of chewing on my mom's crocheting supplies; we'd just wait to see the yarn hanging out of her rear end, then step on it and wait for the cat to run away in annoyance.

I explained that the cat would likely be fine, and she'd just need to get used to the idea that she'd be pulling string out of her cat's butt within 36 hours. She was teary and horrified. She is SUCH a first-time pet owner, and it's precious.
shu_shu_sleepsshu_shu_sleeps on December 10th, 2011 02:00 am (UTC)
poor cookie cat - J-cat and B-cat send purrs and shed helpfully in your general direction.

And yes of course you should consider giving kittens a wonderful home..... :)
Anwynanthraxia on December 10th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
I empathise with your kitten temptation; I am not allowed to go any where near beagle puppies for obvious reasons (silly council limiting me to only having two dogs grumble grumble.)
Nennenenne on December 10th, 2011 07:44 pm (UTC)
I hope Cookie is doing better today.
Jaeenchanted_jae on December 11th, 2011 01:59 am (UTC)
Poor Cookie! But, cuddling five other kitties sounds fun, too.