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private nether regions
farah's levels- most of them- have come back into normal or at least readable range after hydration. the blood on her mouth- actually in her drool- that first freaked me out and caused me to bring her in- was probably from ulcers somewhere in her digestive track- a complication of the renal failure. if she does not have some sort of infection or blockage , it probably means she does have an inherited condition. they're doing an ultrasound today which should hopefully give us some answers.

if she can be stabilized- and her numbers falling back to earth indicate she can be-i can bring her home and will have to give her the sub-q fluids daily like i had to do with alice (alice also had renal failure but it was the result of old age , common enough in cats). l, 58k( that was the lady chablis typing. you'll have to ask her directly what she meant.) they tell me she won't eat and is acting more her feral self- which really is a sign she's feeling better. farah only recently will eat while i am in the same room with her. she's that shy. the hospital has been pretty good about having a semi-feral gal and they understand her behavior. one of the reasons i waited so long for my house call vet to come back from vacation was that taking a feral out of where she feels safe is fraught with problems, in the end impacting their wellness and progress through the stress they are put under. she desperately needs to eat- but won't because she's scared and out of her territory and only trusts me. of course they will sustain her through medical means but cats are the ultimate home bodies-anything that will freak them out is better done where they feel safe and secure. nothing freaks even a former feral out more than strangers who want to put shiny instruments near them and want to feel their undersides. and thank goddess for those thermometers that don't have to be plunged into the private nether regions.

i don't believe kurt and courtney's child is 17 years old.

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Crosses her fingers (and Peets her extra toes) and hopes for the best.

I am definitely considering changing to a house call vet because the trauma of the whole vet visit is getting to be too much for my stripey one and she is getting up there in years. I don't want to put her through any unnecessary stress. Who do you use?

when i adopted farah and nixie, i had to get everyone up to date on their shots. when harriot brown seemed to almost go into cardiac arrest in the car- and sylvia had a major flip out too( so bad in both cases i had to pull HAL over and stop ), i decided that none of us could go through that shit anymore. then the fact that i adopted ferals including nixie 'lady jaws' the tortie pit bull...

dr. lipton is a doll. she might be the only vet i have ever trusted completely and she's a sweetheart. when i had to have poor alice euthanized-well without dr.lipton a miserable situation would have been compounded. we said prayers(i said my own witchy ones and she told me she always chants a buddhist prayer about release in her head when she had to help let a pet go)and joked about scoring some special k and stood out on the sidewalk hugging each other and crying afterwards. that's someone who cares. and she's not a gold digger type-test and test and test to make money. she's the opposite. i couldn't recommend her more.


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