|Hello, my name is Bonnie and I think I am 6 years old (us felines don’t have birthday’s like you humans).|
I live a very happy life with the human’s that I adopted . I was out and about one day doing what cats do when I came across this lovely garden to play in and the humans that lived there were nice too so I decided to stay (with a little bit of help from some other humans) and I have been here for a long time...3 years in fact.
|Anyway, one Friday just before the human
celebration called Christmas, I didn’t feel very well. I was tired, my
legs wobbled and I didn’t want to eat my usually delicious food. My
family knew that all was not well with me so they picked me up and took
me to somewhere they call a vet. I had heard of these places & had
been before so didn’t mind.|
The vet looked at me and because my temperature was high, they put a sharp thing in me called a needle that had something in it called anti-inflammatory medicine to bring it down. They asked my family to keep their eye on me to see how I was getting on. I was still poorly on the Saturday, so I was taken back to the vet. They said if I was no better the next day then I was to go to somewhere called “hospital”.
I was too poorly to know what this meant and the next day I was still bad so my family took me to the hospital and I was seen by another vet called Steph – she was nice, very pleasant with a nice smile.
Steph looked at my eyes , pulling back the skin a little bit and said that I was jaundiced and said that I most likely had a liver problem. She asked my family could I stay at the hospital for some tests and of course, because they wanted me back to my usual self they agreed.
Steph stuck another sharp thing in me to take some blood and said that she would also want to do an ultrasound examination .
I was taken into the area they call wards and was placed in a very nice cat kennel where they tried to make me comfortable with pain relief and antibiotics given to me through something called a drip put in my leg. This drip also gave me fluids to stop me from de-hydratring.
ok that night and the next day Steph had the results back from my test.
She said that I had something called Cholangiohepatitis and I would
need to have some more blood tests and the ultrasound examination, I
would be ok, but I would need to have antibiotics for about 6 weeks.|
Well, that night, I was feeling a little bit better (not 100% you understand) but well enough to take out my “cannula” which I thought was very clever of me considering I had not been trained to do this. However, the nurses did not think that and I had another placed.
called on the Tuesday to ask how I was and were very pleased to hear
that I had eaten a bit of chicken that morning (there is only so long
that I could go without food for and it did smell lovely, so why not
hey!). My family came in that afternoon to see me which was nice
because I got loads of cuddles.|
Steph told them that if I continued like this that I could go home the next day which put a smile on my face for the first time in a week, I don’t mind telling you.
I went home from Rutland House Veterinary Hospital on Wednesday 17th December with some more medication that I had to stay on and another appointment to go to the next week and my family said that was the best Christmas present that they had ever had.
My family have asked if I would pass on a huge thank you to Steph and all involved in my care for doing a wonderful job and I would just like to say a big thankyou myself for looking after me so well. You all did a marvellous job.
|Lola (aka nana cat)|
|Lola was brought into Rutland House just before
Christmas with a tin can stuck on her head. Luckily we managed to
remove the can without causing any harm to her. While she was in our
care she was so loving, always wanting attention and cuddles. |
Myself and all of the ward staff fell in love with her. When I was made aware she had been offered a home I was so happy for her, I knew she would settle quickly in the right loving environment.
Hopefully she wont be sticking her head in any more tin can
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