Tiny KC had her first vet appointment with Dr. Elizabeth Smith of the Houston Cat Hospital at 3:00 pm. We really missed Deb and Sloane being there for KC's first vet visit. We had been planning on it for a while. But Deb is doing what she should be doing, staying in bed, resting and healing. (She better be!)
KC passed the exams with FLYING COLORS! At first Dr. Smith was unsure about KC's prognosis. But when she saw her gobbling down food, prancing around playing, attacking fingers, snuggling to sleep on my shoulder, she knew it was okay. Here are the facts on KC:
- She is about 4 weeks old.
- She doesn't have all her baby teeth.
- She does not have Leukemia or Feline AIDS.
- She does not have worms or tapeworms. (she had de-worming medicine)
- She does not have a single flea.
- She barely weighs 14.5 ounces.
- She has a respiratory infection. (she got antibiotic)
- She has an upset tummy.
There was one health issue: her weight. It's hard to tell with all that lavish fur, but she is way too thin. She will have to visit the vet's office two times a week for a while. If she can't gain weight, she could be in serious trouble. I'm optimistic that voracious appetite will see her through.Everyone just fell madly in love with her [DUH!]. They all agreed she is a tortie!!?? I don't know much about cats, but Deb's torties don't look a thing like her. But it's just a name, who cares.
Just talked to Deb again. Spats was sprawled out over her, to keep her from moving. Think its a team effort, her five cats are working in shifts to make sure she doesn't get up. She seems to be feeling good and understands the need for rest and relaxation right now.