Well, yesterday was much to do about nothing! I could get NO help whatsoever! To say I am p**sed is an understatement. This would be a great city to have Vets that actually do what they pledged to do.
I called 6 different vets yesterday - all I got was "we are 2 weeks out", "end of Sept.", and "no new patients". Then go 'to the emergency vet'. We have 2 - one I will ever go to again (they killed a cat of mine years ago - yes they did). The other was at least a "6 hour wait to be seen" per them!!!! Then you are there for 3 - 4 hours. One vet on duty. I can't see to drive at night - and it would have been late coming home from there.
I got testy with the last of 6 that I spoke with. I said Indy would be a great place to have a vet clinic. She said - they are everywhere. I said well, they all appear to useless as crap!!!!!
I used to call and could get in my regular vet anytime. They would squeeze you in for an emergency. Not anymore.
I truly don't understand why things like this have not gotten back to normal.
SO, this Mom is taking care of her baby herself. I learned how to take care of her glands on the Internet (you can find anything). I did that - doesn't seem to be a problem.
I think she may not be pooing as much, since she is eating less. She is drinking and urinating, that is good.
She has had hip problems for a long time (being a big girl) and she is 13+ years old. That is substantial for an outdoor cat. Monday she quit meeting me at the back door. She jumps up on a trash can - then over the fence to a table - then jumps down to drive. I think she acts like she is just hurting in her back end more (her stride is a little different). We have been through this before. I have given her a little pain med, increased CBD, and yesterday just to be sure - a dose of milk of magnesium.
Yesterday morning - she wasn't even outside when I went out in AM. This morning she was waiting at the gate. She only ate a couple bites of wet food - but appears to be eating some dry. Not losing weight.
She is resting a lot.
I will take care of her and make her comfortable as can be. She seems to be responding slowly.
I will make an appointment for Sept. to have her checked.
Thank you for your kind thoughts - please continue to send good vibes for her.