Ernie went to the doctor today. Walker said she was pretty well behaved, which surprised me. She let them take a blood test, which came back fairly good. She does have some indicators that her kidneys aren’t functioning as well as they should, but that’s normal for a kitty her age. The real problem is that she is constipated. Badly. I wasn’t expecting that, as she pooed just this morning but the vet says that what is coming out is not all that should be coming out, and that without intervention she would live maybe a week or two before the toxins built up in her blood and killed her.
Clearly, we’re not going to let that happen.
In the morning, Ernie will go back to the vet. She’ll be sedated, and she will get IV fluids and an enema. There is a fair possibility that she will not survive the sedation; she’s weak and dehydrated. The vet gave her fluids to help with the dehydration, but they can only give so much at one time. So, tomorrow morning I’ll take my baby to the clinic to give her the best possible shot at getting better. I hope I get to bring her home.