Last Tuesday night we realized that the baby, Bizbee, wasn't feeling too great. We got him into the vet's office on Wed AM and he was running a high fever of 105º and they thought he might be a victim of what is commonly called "bobcat fever", aka cytauxzonosis, a highly-fatal illness that runs rampant around here. It's a tick-borne illness and bobcats are the carrier of the tick.
We had to leave him there and he was put on IV fluids and antibiotics. He was one sick little cat. Well, not too little, he weighed 7 pounds and they were pleased that he's a big boy and up to now, very healthy. We visited him on Thursday and got him to eat for us, which was huge, and again on Friday. Sat AM they called and wanted us to bring him home for the weekend and see how he does.
We're giving him his meds here, 2 different things, one is 3x a day and one is 2x a day so we had to write it all down so we don't get it screwed up. LOL
While his blood tests are not showing the cytauxz organism, they really think he has it and is fighting it off. They've seen a lot of these cases and says he has the look about him, especially in his eyes. We trust our vet completely and she has the nicest staff, they all love Bizbee to bits, he came from there and they know him well.
We were SO worried, and our house felt really empty without him. It's wonderful to have him home, even if we have to take him back tomorrow morning for more tests and treatments. I hope they let him come home again, but we'll have to see what they say.
Here he is last night, resting up for bedtime. :) He's guarding my little pile of fabrics that are waiting to be washed.
And this is Bizbee this morning- see how he's working on that bandage? Lil' brat!
I just love when cats yawn. :)
Yep, we're all tickled that he's home!
It's been a very unproductive week between running back and forth to the vet's office and spending lots of time with my parents. I have absolutely nothing to show off that I've made.