My cat Mouse isn't doing well tonight and I need to ask for your help please. I believe in the power of prayer and group mind. I'm hoping anyone reading this might kindly spare a moment, even while you're reading this you can do it, to say a little prayer, light a candle, do a positive visualization, meditate, send some Reiki, or anything you think might help my little friend get through the night and the next few days until he can build his weight back up and rehydrate his body.
Mouse is the little white and grey spotted Cornish Rex at the bottom of this picture. Beau and I got him years ago after my husband left and I picked up my son and ran away for a week or so to San Diego searching for some kind of solace or happiness. What we found was a cat show and these two wonderful Cornish kittens, (Mouse and his sister Leelu), and one elderly Siamese gal who needed a home. Unfortunately I have discovered that with some of these very rare breeds of kitties that there is a lot of inbreeding that goes on and because of this they are more prone to illness.
Mouse's sister Leelu passed away but Mouse has been fighting valiantly for a few years now. He has kidney disease, has lost a lot of his teeth, and we have to inject fluids from a bag, through a long tube and a needle, beneath his skin, every single day. He has had bladder troubles as well for as long as we've had him and lately they've been worse. He'll run from one spot to another and wee. He's been peeing on me, on my bed, and yesterday at the vet he just let go while I was holding him so I ran to this stainless steel sink and held him over it while he finished.
We went one or maybe two days without giving him fluids when we ran out because Esther didn't warn me that we were running out. He is totally dehydrated and looks like a fragile little cat skeleton. He's wobbly when he walks. But here is the thing about Mouse, and the reason why I think we might have a chance here, Mouse is a fighter. He has a tremendous will to live for such a tiny person. He has been down so many times before and every time I've taken him to the vet and checked him in thinking he wasn't going to be checking back out, at least not with us, he rebounded, and his doctors would always say things like, "Don't worry, it's Mouse, he always pulls out of it. He's going to live forever."
Yesterday we got 150 cc's of fluids into him and the same today. He's on Amoxycillin which is a good kitty antibiotic. He's been drinking and peeing but he doesn't have much of an appetite which is weird for him because he always wants to eat, especially string cheese, which isn't that good for him, but is his favorite food. Today we've tried offering him all kinds of things and he nibbled but mostly refused, so tonight I had to force feed him baby food. Ordinarily I would accept the fact that some cats are too inbred and maybe weren't meant to live a long life. If someone really wants to go I will let them go because maybe it is their time and I never want anyone to suffer. I could handle it better if it weren't Mouse and I didn't know that if I could just get a little more water into him and a little more, just a little more, weight on him then he would feel better and rebound. So that's why I'm asking for your prayers and positive thoughts, because I love this little guy and I so want him to live.
Thank you all so so much. Sorry I haven't been able to write back or catch up much. Between juggling all of my usual life stuff, and with the whole Halloween yard haunt to set up, with my car accident/freeway crash only a few months behind me, with my back and neck still hurting, and the dizziness (positional vertigo) still bothering me, it's been hard to spend as much time here as I'd like. You're all on my mind and in my heart. I'll be taking pictures soon and hopefully I'll have some Halloween stories to tell. Boooo.