Friday, November 10, 2006

Alberta's Home

Alberta came home Thursday evening and so far things are going well. We're still not sure what's going on with her other then she was very dehydrated. Not all tests are in, but preliminary indicators don't indicate kidney disease, the most logical cause for all her symptoms. There's the suggested "special diet" to help her eat and hydrate and the over-the-counter anti-acid to settle her tummy. The Human was unpacking the bag stuff from the v-e-t office when Alberta jumped on the table and then over to the counter and demanded food as only Alberta can. (The humans snickered to each other when the v-e-t tech noted that "Alberta is rather vocal" when they were checking her out of the hospital)

She may be elderly and look frail, but she is still very spry and very assertive.

The unanswered questions, of course, are whether she can hydrate herself enough by eating and drinking; and if not, whether we supplement with fluids; and for how long her body would tolerate the process if we do. All our paws remain crossed.
After eating, Alberta chose the rocking chair
in the middle of "Grand Feline Station" and settled in back home.

As long as the little one (Maggie Fu) is playing elsewhere and NOT rocking Alberta's chair, all is well in the Oligarchy.

Thank you everyone for your purrs, prayers and concerns. We hope, this weekend, to get caught up with what's happening with everyone else in the blogosphere.

13 comments:

Patches & Mittens said...

Mittens completely quite throwing up with the new Eukanuba diet she is on. We are hoping for the best for Alberta. Purrs and Headbutts.

Patches

William said...

Glad Alberta's home, doing well and feeling better! Demanding food is always a good sign.

The Meezers said...

YAY!!!! Alberta is home. we is so glad!

Mette said...

I have read the story of Alberta.
It is always difficult to find the couse. But it's good that she is now at home.

I hope she recovers quickly and that all the test will be good.

Fat Eric said...

Purrs to Alberta, I hope she is making up for missing her Gotcha Day! Maggie is cute.

Karen Jo said...

I'm so glad that Alberta is home and demanding food. That is always a good sign. I hope the tests can tell you what is wrong and that it is curable. Or even better, that nothing is wrong and she just had a minor virus or something that is all cleared up now.

Anita said...

I feel happy reading that Alberta is well.

Purrrssss and Good Vibrations for her recovery... and a lot of sandpaper kisses.

brandi said...

We are so happy for Alberta! She has been in mama and my purrayers! We are glad she is back home and hungry!

Mama kinda snickered at the vocal part. Sasha, who went before me to the Rainbow Bridge, was very vocal, too!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Mommy said she needed this good news this weekend. We're so glad Alberta is home...Purrs and headbutts to you all!

PS Mommy just wants to scoop little Maggie Fu up and kiss her nose. I told her that is no good...

one of us said...

Welcome home Alberta. Glad you are feeling better. We love grand kitty station at your house it looks lovely ~Merlin, Shadow, Ko kO

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Good to see you at home Alberta! Hope you feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

yay! we're furry happy ta hear that she's so much better!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Glad she's home and feeling better. If she's eating that a/d canned food, that's what got KC thriving and [somewhat] fat and happy. Bear (the poodle) loves it, also.