Yesterday, my parents took me to the veterinarian's office so I could pick up a case of cat food for Emmi Sue. There were 24 cans of renal diet approved "wet" cat food waiting for me and all I could think was "I sure hope my baby will eat this!" To my absolute surprise, and delight, once I liquefied her food in the blender, Emmi Sue devoured it. The reason I needed to do this to the food is that when I serve any wet, chunky food as is, my girls tend to bypass chewing it enough and, well, they can't hold it down for more than a few minutes. Also, I need to do all I can to hydrate Emmi Sue in any way possible, so I add quite a bit of water to the food before blending it. Anyway, she gobbled it up as if she hadn't eaten in ages! I was thrilled that she liked the flavor as this will be the food I will use when I need to syringe feed her. Oh, and I was mistaken as to when that appointment is scheduled. That one isn't until next Tuesday, the day I will also have her blood work done.
Life for me has taken on a whole new "look," for lack of a better word, since my little girl became ill. If anyone ever doubted my sincerity when I call my kitties my children, I'm sure they can see how very serious I am now. They are my absolute priority, with only my parents coming before them. I do recognize my babies are cats and if my parents are in dire need of my assistance, they do take precedence.
My parents were at my house today and Mom watched as I gave Emmi Sue her subcutaneous fluids, and was amazed at how calm my baby was while I did this. I'm sure it's very uncomfortable and annoying to be stuck twice daily, but she's been so good about it. I hadn't expected my Emmi Sue to be so good about receiving this treatment, knowing how feisty and downright bitchy she can be! After the first two times, I thought it would be a battle each time but it has been anything but difficult. I love you, Emmi Sue. ♥