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Pearl.....

...to let you know that my time on flickr may be limited today due to my cat being sick. My eldest cat Pearl [ 19 yrs- cancer survivor] hasn't been feeling well.

 

She went to the vet last week for blood work and check blood pressure...both came back normal....but clearly something is amiss.

 

Pearl's been keeping me awake for almost a week....pacing at night, drinking water and seems out of sorts. I suspect her urinary tract infection has flared up despite being on anti biotics every three days to treat a history of UTI [ common in elderly pets].

 

She is so frail and thin......can't keep food down and is such a fincky eater. Forgive me if I'm not around as often as I'd like.

 

Update:

Pearl went to the vet this morning and got an antibiotic injection and also one for nausea......I was told that her blood work last week ruled out diabetes. It seems we are dealing with just a nasty bladder infection and the meds given today will put her on the road to recovery. If not, we will take xrays next week to see if there's any blockage or abdominal abnormality.

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Taken on October 21, 2008