Saturday, December 22, 2007

Missy Rushed to Vet (...she's fine!)

All of us, especially KC, were really worried about Missy.
She started throwing up Thursday night, drinking tons of water,
sneezing, her eyes were swollen shut,
and -- most shocking of all -- she refused food!

The wonderful Dr. Smith and excellent staff graciously
worked her into their overbooked Friday schedule.
Turns out it was the same thing Momma Tortie had about two weeks ago.
We got the fishy (phew) lysine sprinkles for the food, some eye drops,
and, if needed, antibiotic for the next few days.
Dr. Smith noted Missy had "fight wounds" about the head
and I recalled Momma Tortie did also. Hmmmm.
I also asked them to shave Missy's fur mats off her rear,
back where her voluptuous figure prohibits her from grooming.
She can't relax and sit comfortably.
Then I became fascinated with the patterns on her skin
as well as the vertical appearance of the individual hairs:
there are 3-4 different areas (biggify the photo).
The base is brownish, then a much lighter area,
a darker area above that and finally a glistening "tip".
Oh, and she can do a highly immodest full monty now!


Alexi said...

We are sorry to hear this and will keep Missy in our purrayers.

Alexi said...

We are sorry to hear this and will keep Missy in our purrayers.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Missy, we were so scared when we read your linkie on the Cat Blogosphere! Thank goodness is something just medicine will fix!

You might want to get some longjohns, though ... that new bikini trim looks a little drafty! :-)

& all your friends
at Artsy Catsy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, poor Missy, Momma Torti sounds kinda, sorta, aggressive. It's prolly only cuz Missy is a full grown lady cat too, but it's still not furry nice. Hope she feels better soon.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

I went back and changed the title, didn't mean to worry anyone. We were very worried all night because of all the throwing up and not eating. Once we talked to Dr. Smith's office and took her in, of course, everything is ok.
Well, takes two to tangle, and she and Momma Tortie have a feud going on. MT has been confined to the bedroom and Missy to the rest of the house.
For the record, Momma Tortie gave Missy the URI and bit me. She acts very, very humble around us. She knows what she did!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear that she was sick, but I am glad that she will get better! And how lovely to have the nasty mats off.

Karen Jo said...

I am really sorry that Missy got sick, but very glad that it is something that rest and medicine can fix. ML, I have given you a golden rose. Please come by my blog to pick it up.

Eric and Flynn said...

We're glad that missy is going to be ok. We's sending her purrrs.

Fat Eric said...

Poor Missy, we are glad she is feeling a bit better. It sounds like she and Momma Tortie don't really get along, maybe it is time to find Momma Tortie a new home so that Missy can relax again!

Fat Eric said...

Me again - oh yes, and if Momma Tortie was rehomed we wouldn't be worried about you getting bitten!

Daisy said...

Thank goodness Missy is okay. I hope she feels all better soon.

Mickey said...

Missy,I am so sorry you are having a hard time. I purray you will feel better soon.
Purrs Mickey

Vincent and Mike said...

Poor Missy, sick at Christmas time. Maybe Santa Claws will put some extra nip in her stocking.

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh no! Poor Missy!!! We will send lotsa purrs for sure. We's furry glad the grate Dr Smith maded time to see you and yoo just need meddycines. They's not so tasty, but lots better than hafin to go to the horsespittle. Phew.
Sanjee and the resta the Hotties

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

We are purring hard for Missy. This is such a bad time to be sicky!


The BPW Cats

Lux said...

Whoa, I'm glad to hear everything's turning out okay ... be well, Missy!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh poor Missy & even Mommy Tortie. It sounds like they are working out their sister stuff.

I'm glad the medicine will make her all better soon. Maybe a sweet little sweater will keep her warm.

It is really cool how her skin has a color pattern. Mine is white white white (like my daddy's "engineer's tan).

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Okay, Mr. Hendrix, I'll get the sweater, but you and your family have to put it on her. Hee hee.
No, Missy is fine now. A shot of antibiotic, some eyedrops and a little shaving, and she is feeling great.
We've both got to recover from Momma Tortie. Poor girl, I was hoping to keep her, but don't want to stress Missy.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Oh, Missy! The indignity of having bare patches! My furs have individual striping, too. It's a tabby thing. MY mats were brushed out against my will, while I was sleeping at the vet. Beware the things the bean adds to your food! I'm SURE my woman is trying to POISON me! Sure, I'm feeling better, but that's part of the trick!
Get better soon so ML can stop poisoning you. And tell her to get Momma Tortie's claws trimmed or even soft paws. Beans just don't know how to treat their queens. You poor, poor thing! Yours in sympathy, Bonnie

Victor Tabbycat said...

Missy, Bonnie sounds mad, but really, she's sayin Get Well Sooner! Me, too. Them medicines sure do make her feel better! I'd nefur use mine claws on Bonnie on purrpose. Healin purrs!

NinjaCat said...

We are so happy that Missy is feeling better. We were admiring her beautiful "frosting" on her coat. It is just truly lovely!! Happy Holidays!!

Ninja & Brenda

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

KC said...
O, Bonnie, we's knows how you feel. The fishy flavored meddy-cin is... well, me an Missy don't likes fish. it does taste like poison, mommie is sprinklin it on all ours food.
O, an one fing... Momma Tortie used hers toofs ta bite mommie 'n Missy. it wuz tha big bitey 'n not tha paws/claws. do theys haf sof-toofs? hee hee.
Purrs, KC

Marilynn said...

Oh, we're so sad about Missy, but we're also happy that Dr. Smith saw her right away and got her some help.

And how is ML's wrist doing?

Purrs and purrayers for all of you from Grace & Company

Samantha & Tigger said...

We are glad Missy is okay! Medicine will do wonders. Hope she feels better by Christmas!
Your FL furiends,

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh, poor Missy. We hope that she is feeling better! ML, how is your wrist. Thank goodness for Dr. Bob and Dr. Smith!!!

Feel better soon!

Jan said...

You folks are having a time over there. We hope everyone will be well soon and mom's wrist will heal quickly. Perhaps it will help you all feel better if you drop by and pick yourselves and mom up some presents.

Jan's Funny Farm

Derby said...

Goodness, glad Missy is home and will purr that she gets all better soon.

Tyler said...

Ahhhh poor thing, I hope she gets well very quickly. And no more fight wouds, ok girls?

Merry Christmas all!

Peace, love, and purrs,

Boy said...

Purrs for Missy to get well soon! She's got some intewesting markings!

Maggy & Zoey said...

It is a wonderful gift to have all the kitties healthy and happy...
we wish one and all the most merry Christmas.

Willow said...

Oh no, poor Missy! I hope that she feels better very quickly. China Cat & I will send lots of purrs over. Hope that you all have a very nice Meowy Chrismouse and that Santa Claws brings you lots of presents.

Purrrrrrs, Willow

Emma's Kat said...

Glad you are okay MBE and I hope you are feeling better now.

The Meezers said...

oh Missy, get better honey! you doesn't want to feel all ucky when Santy Paws comes!

William said...

Oh my, I hope she feels better soon! Sick is never fun, just ask my sis.

Thank you so much for the Holly-Day Purrs! I think the mailman got a kick out of the envelope, too!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

KC, I'm sure you will do a great jobbie as hostess! We do hope Missy is feeling at least a little better. Poor thing.

Big purrrrrrrsssss to you all that you're all better by tomorrow to have a happy healthy Christmas!!!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

oh no, poor Missy! we're purrrrring for you to feel all better furry fast. (and we love your furs - bet Rascal's would look lots like that too)