Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Problem with my kitty...

Hey guys,

So the story goes like this....I have two cats, Turbo and Mercury. Mercury was healthy as could be until about a few weeks ago. She normally comes up and says hello and jumps all over your lap. A few weeks ago, it stopped :(. She started to walk odd and couldn't walk straight. I immediately called the vet and took her in. He said it could be one of two things--heart or ears. Since he couldn't pinpoint it exactly, he gave me meds for both to cover both of them. A week went by and she seemed to be improving. Started eating more and her walking was a little better. The only problem she really had was jumping. She could not jump and land on her feet when coming back down.

So, I thought there was nothing to worry about, the meds seemed to be working. But then, it gets worse. She started to scratch quite a bit. She was scratching around her collar, so I took it off, thinking it was irritating her. She scratched at her ears quite a bit too. I went off to school, came back home and she had a little cut on her back, just behind her neck. My first reaction was that Turbo had jumped on her and scratched her. So I shrugged it off, and separated them when I went to school the next day. Came home the next day and saw that she was bleeding around her ear. Figured it was from scratching too much or too hard. So I cleaned her ears out pretty good that night. Woke up the next morning and she was bleeding around her neck only on the left side and still had some dry blood from her ears. It looked like they were from scratching, but I'm not really sure.

Obviously, there is something wrong here and no one can give me an exact answer. It gets really frustrating when you take her in, and they can't tell you what is wrong. They give you meds, hoping they work, and if they don't, they give you more, only to have you wasting your money on all these different medications, only to have none of them work. I wish I had tons of money, so I could be taking her to the vet every week, but I don't :(

It can't be dry skin or anything, because she has lived in the same place for more than a year and just a few weeks ago it started. I miss the little kitty that would jump all over me when I get home.......

Turbo is lucky. He is as healthy as can be and has never had any health problems. Every morning he'll follow you around the entire place until you put food in his dish :) I tried running from him this morning and he just walked faster lol.

If Mercury doesn't get better in the next couple days, I'm gonna have to take her to the vet, even if it means cutting off my arm to pay for's not easy :(