Wednesday, November 08, 2006

About Alberta ....

This was to be Alberta's week at the Feline Oligarchy with two planned posts focused on her: one where we were all wishing her a "Happy 18th Gotcha Day" and another one with her and the new little one sleeping together on the sofa.

Unfortunately, she's been in the v-e-t hospital since Monday.

Alberta has been a little strange about her food for a long while - INSISTING on being fed numerous times a day and preferring to eat little bites at a time. Since there is often at least one human home, she is ususally accommodated. (She's also been on thyroid medicine for a couple of years with regular monitoring.)

Still she's been eating less and less while acting hungry but still looking bright eyed and being active and interactive. HumanGyrrl took care of everyone this weekend and Alberta was even more picky about her food. (Usually, HumanGyrrl doesn't get the same grief that the regular Humans do)

Monday morning the Human opened several different cans of Alberta's favorite foods and she barely wanted to lick the juice. But she wolfed down turkey broth baby food. So the Human called the v-e-t office and they said to bring her in.

Dr. G has done all sorts of tests thinking maybe Alberta had another infection. They said she was dehydrated but because of Alberta's history with injection site sarcoma, they didn't want to do subcutaneous fluid therapy. So, Dr. G. put in a catheter and asked to keep Alberta for a couple of days in the hospital.

The new little one, Maggie Fu, is settling in very nicely. Although Alberta didn't seem at all bothered by her presence and was sleeping close to her, the Humans are, of course, concerned that this might have exacerbated an existing situation.

She's supposed to come home tomorrow, but we're all rather worried about her. Please keep your paws crossed for our Alberta.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

oh no! poor sweet Alberta - stuck in the V-E-T hospital fur her Gotcha Day? will shure be purrin' an purrayin' that she's okay. let us know what the V-E-T sez.

Fat Eric said...

Poor Alberta! Big purrs to her. 18 Gotcha Days, that is a lot! Respect to the senior kitty.

I have got behind on reading your site, I didn't realise you had a new little sister! She is furry cute.

And I laughed my paws off at Blackie spewing on the humans at night, my human wasn't so amused though!!

brandi said...

Oh, certainly purrayers are going up for little Alberta. Purrs and very gentle headbumpies, Alberta! You are a very important senior catizen, and we hope you are well soon!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

What a stinky Gotcha Day to haf to be at the Vet. I'm so sorry to hear she is sick. We're all sending purrs, headbutts and healing thoughts to you.
Sending you chin scritchies Alberta.

The Meezers said...

oh no, poor Alberta. We will say lots of purrayers for her tonight. Get better Alberta!

Derby said...

Lots of purrs and healing kittie vibes to Alberta. Not fun spending her Gotcha Day at the VET. Hope she gets better and comes home soon..

William said...

Oh, we hope Alberta feels better soon and comes home soon, too. Kissies to everyone~

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh gosh, lotsa purrs and purrayers for Alberta. Gotcha Day at the V-E-T ain't the best way to cellybrate. We hopes she can cum home quick and cellybrate at home.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

Karen Jo said...

Poor Alberta, having to spend her Gotcha Day at the vet. I hope she gets well soon and can come home to celebrate.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Our furry best wishes to Alberta! Poor senior puddin. You've been furry good to her, givin her baby food an tryin so hard to find what she can eat. Purrs and gentle headbutts and nose kisses to Alberta!

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Now that Smudge is home and feeling a bit better, maybe everycat can focus their healing purrs towards Alberta.

The Crew at Crazy Kitties said...

Aw, poor Alberta! We're glad to see she's doing a little better. Our paws are all crossed for her. Purrs from Kramer, Hot Dog, Vincent Van Gogh, Mama Bear, and Toester over at crazykitties.