Sunday, February 24, 2008

Michael my cat is sick

I just woke up.  Coughing.  Coughing is a good sign, because it means the congestion is finally breaking up in my lungs.  I did a breathing treatment with my home nebulizer after I got up.  Then I took my temperature which is 99.5, down from 100 degrees, which I guess is a good sign.  It has been 100 degrees for most of today.  Now why would that be that after 6 days on antibiotics I would still have a fever?  If I still have a fever in a few days I am going to have to call my doctor, so he can prescribe me a different kind of antibiotic.

How am I feeling?  Yucky.  And I sleep a lot.  Yes, I do get on here some.  But I sleep a lot too.  I'm quite exhausted. 

I was too exhausted to go with John when he took my cat Michael to the vets today (Saturday). 

Michael's pretty sick.  He's listless and he won't eat.  His fever is also high according to the vet.  But Dr. Mason says that fortunately he only has an infection, and he needs to be on antibiotics.  (where have I heard that one before?).

Michael is not eating his food, so Dr. Mason told us to give him people food such as tuna and chicken.  We took the liberty to give him some shrimp too, LOL.  He barely ate a few bites of the shrimp or tuna. 

If Michael is not better by Monday he will have to go back to the vet on Monday and stay overnight for awhile. :(    

I am sceeeered.

One good thing that came out of this is we found out he is not diabetic any longer and John and I don't have to give him insulin shots anymore!  Dr. Mason found out by doing tests!  Yay!!!

Okay, like I said, I am sceeeered for my kitty.  I only have one kitty and  he is irreplacable.  I won't get another one if anything ever happened to him. 

Okay, now I am getting way ahead of myself and getting kind of hysterical.  It's just lately while I was sick he stayed by my side every second watching over me.  He listened to make sure I could breathe.  He leaned against me to keep me warm.  He is so kind to me.  Now he needs more time to himself because he is sick, so he sneaks off to get his alone time.  And I am glad he does.  I want whatever makes him better.  I am just noting that he is an extra special kitty and I don't know what I would do without him.

Okay, getting off here, love you all,



  1. (((Krissy))) call the doctor Monday if your fever isn't doing better; it should be after those many days of antibiotics I would think

    I do hope Michael starts feeling better too

    take care of yourself


  2. Ohhh, poor Michael~I am so hoping things will change around for you soon.

  3. You had better be careful....before long they are going to come and put a big "X" on your door and quarantine your entire house.  I do hope that Michael gets over teh infection in a hurry.  It is so pitiful when a cat (or other pet) is sick.  They can't tell you what hurts, they just sit and suffer.


  4. I wonder if animals can catch our colds and fevers? Sending up prayers for both of you that you will soon be well. Hugs, Helen

  5. Hope you both fel better soon.          Dawn

  6. Poor you and poor Michael!  You are having it rough at the moment.  There is nothing worse than infection lingering for so long.
    I know how worried you are over your pet.  Lets hope his antibiotics kick in quicker than yours have.
    It sounds like you needed a double doze or a combined doze to get shot of what is lingering inside you.  Lets hope the drop in temperature is a good sign.
    Saying a wee prayer for Michael and yourself.
    Get well soon....please!
    Jeanie xxxx

  7. The antibiotics will probably have your kitty all better soon.  Rest and sleep are what you need right now.  Sometimes our bodies just need a break too.
    'On Ya' -ma

  8. Hope the antibiotics do for Michael what they did for you, Krissy

  9. nightmaremom2/24/2008 8:38 AM

    doesn't surprise me Krissy since you and John have been sick... he'll bounce back... you watch.  get better
    love ya

  10. I bet he will be fine, He has to be a fighter after living with two fighters.

  11. Krissy, it's good that you are feeling yucky, but improving.  ;)  Michael will feel fine in a few shorts days on his antibiotic if he has just an infection.  Poor kitty.

  12. ((((gentle hugs))))  I'm praying for you and Michael and John too.  When our cats were sick they liked the chicken broth from the campbells chicken noodle soup.  It got fluids down them.
    loving you

  13. Krissy, thanks for stopping by my journal.  I know you will feel better soon.

    As for kitty talk, when I got up this morning I noticed something by our shoe rack.  Upon closer examination, our kitty had left us a prize, he had been mousing during the night.  He got lots of praise and multiple scratches behind his ears.


  14. Honey, I am so sorry about Michael.  Antibiotics will work, honey.  He is just sick like his Mommy.  He will get better.  You see, everyone is sick these days, even kitties.  I am feeling kinda sick, too.  Sinus problems.  It takes longer than six days for antibiotics to work, baby.  It can take ten or more.  Even if you are done with them your body is still using them to destroy the infection.  So, it makes sense that you still have a fever.  It can continue.  Don't worry.  I am praying for your little family.  So, they identified John2's virus.  I asked him to write it down because he said it was some long name that started with a "c".  I wonder if it is cocsackie, or whatever that got us so sick when we were kids, remember?  Love you, honey... Michael is in my prayers... SOOOO glad he isn't diabetic!!  YAY!!  Love, Val xox

  15. Hope you and your kitty feel better soon. Take care. Hugs to you and yours.

  16. hope Michael is feeling better soon!

    hope you are too!

    ~~~Make it a Great Day~~~

  17. midwestvintage2/24/2008 2:57 PM

     I hope your kitty gets well soon.  It is awful when our pets are ill.  Hope you get to feeling better soon also.


  18. I hope you continue to get better, Krissy, and the same goes for Mr. Michael. Your nominations for the CAT award are being considered and since you were the only one to nominate this week (I forgot), you're a guaranteed winner. Stop by on Monday and see the winner(s).


  19. breakaway19682/24/2008 4:39 PM

    OH no my thoughts and prayers are with your little kitty!  And I pray that you continue to heal!  

  20. praying for Michael to get better:) this crud going around is really bad


  21. oh honey I hope you and your kitty get well soon
    sending prayers and hugs

  22. I hope Michael is ok...try not to worry too much.  Hang in there.

  23. Oh Krissy, Special thoughts for Michael!!!
    Linda :)

  24. cacklinrosie1012/24/2008 7:20 PM

    I will certainly keep your Michael in my prayers.  I hope he is up and running soon.  Hope you are feeling better also.  Keep us updated.....Love you, Chris

  25. Poor thing!  I'll say some prayers for him.

  26. I'm glad your feeling a little better.  I'll keep your kitty in my prayers!

  27. Krissy. I wish that you,john and michael lived nearer me then i could come round and look after you all!. I will say a wee prayer for you all and you are all in my thoughts. Love Pam xx

  28. I sure hope that Michael is okay xx  Sorry to hear that you are too good though :(


  29. rdautumnsage2/25/2008 5:05 PM

    I'm keeping both you and Michael in my prayers on the smoke hon! Take care of yourself please.....(Hugs) Indigo

  30. There is nothing like a beloved pet.  I have a dog and a cat and it proves true that Dogs have masters and Cats have servants!  I love them both but am partial to the kitty.


  31. carolelainedodd2/26/2008 2:21 PM

    I hope both of you will be better soon.

  32. firestormkids042/26/2008 5:08 PM

    So sorry to hear Michael is sick.  Along with you and John, I will add Michael to my prayers.  Love and blessings, Penny


  33. Krissy, I get sceeeered about Michael being sick to.  But I think maybe his watching and concern over you could have stessed him.  When I don't feel well my cat stays by me the whole time.  After that he goes off his food and goes to his own hide-a way.  Cats are smart.  I do think Michael will be ok ,  He has been through alot.  My prayers are with all of you all the time.  Love and Hugs



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