We had to say goodbye to Kit Kat today. We did everything we could to save her. We were force feeding her with tubes and syringes, but instead of getting better, she got much worse. She couldn’t even digest the liquids and cried in horrible pain for a couple of days, so we had to let her go. She was starving to death, which is not something anyone should have to go through. I let her suffer too long, because I was determined to save her. But I couldn’t. I’m so sorry, my Kitty Kat Puddy Tat! 🙁
September 24: Not out of the woods yet and don’t know if she has a bleeding ulcer, cancer or the exact cause of her starvation, muscle wasting, anemia and anorexia. But the great news is the vet was shocked to find that her kidneys and liver look pretty good and she does not appear to have a lung infection or virus!
This all started with severe depression when her Aunt JellyBean passed away 2 months ago. She cried for 2 weeks straight and moped around for months. She wasn’t eating much nor getting out to play with the babies as she was before, which continued to get worse and worse. This could have precipitated the whole viscous cycle, leaving her with loss of appetite and possible bleeding ulcer, then anemia, severe acidosis (very dangerous to the kidneys), anorexia (she hasn’t eaten in a very long time) and severe muscle wasting. Or it could be a hidden illness like cancer or the ulcer, which was made worse with the depression.
So, our first action is to try to get her eating again. The vet will be giving her an appetite stimulant, as well as electrolytes for the dehydration and sodium carbonate for the acidosis. If she continues not to eat, she will starve to death. We can tube feed her, but without knowing the cause, it may be just prolonging the situation. So, please pray she begins eating on her own today!
September 22: Please keep us in your prayers! Kit Kat (pictured as a baby here), has become suddenly very ill. We just lost her Aunt JellyBean a few months ago.Vet is doing blood tests tomorrow. Doesn’t look good for Kit Kat. This is so unexpected! She was healthy and strong all her life. Thought she would break records!
As you probably know, we just lost Wayne’s mom and my close, close friend, Matt this month. Lost my brother not long ago, as well! So many losses and crisis situations!
Friends please come for a visit.
♡ Sherri Mitchell Connell
Thank you everyone!
Pumpkin is consoling Kit Kat after losing Aunt JellyBean