Buddy has recieved his miracle. Around noon today he took his first bite of food. He is not out of the woods yet.
Tuesday afternoon Buddy, my white cross-eyed cat, came inside and went under the table and curled up. A couple hours later I noticed when he came out that he was drooling A LOT and his tongue was protruding from his mouth. He went to the water dish and was unable to drink. He then just laid there and looked at his dish. I went to check him out and was scratched and drooled on in the cut. Not very long ago he was bit by an unknown animal so I was not happy with the way things were turning out. I knew what the incubation period is for rabies and the signs and symptoms. I was unable to get the vet on the phone as they were closed for the night.
Wednesday when I was finally able to get there, I was very upset. They took me back right away. Buddy was very passive until they got the to the part where they take your temperature! That was passed over! LOL When they tallied up the costs I knew it was all over for him. They gave him a shot of steriods and antibotics and said just take him home and hope for the best. His tongue was so swollen that they could not see in his mouth.
I cried most of the day yesterday and all night. I fell asleep crying and woke up to tears already sliding down my face. I could see no change in him at all. If anything he seemed worse. Around noon today, about 1 hour before time to have him put down, he ate about a teaspoon of food that had been soaking in Pet Milk. Of course I cried again.
He and I are not out of the woods yet. He has to live until next Thursday for me to be safe on the shots.
He just ate a bite of tuna. He really cannot afford to lose weight. He only weighs 5 pounds now.
Thank you each and everyone of you for you good wishes, prayers and positive thoughts.
I have taken care of Buddy since the day he was born. He was born on the first day that I made an entry in this journal. It was me that cleaned him after being born. I was the one that taught him how to clean himself. I was the one that gave him medicine so he would not become blind( he had an eye infection). I am the one that helped him to walk when he could only drag his legs. He is my Buddy.