Last night he was fine, except for sneezing a few times in a row. He vomited early in the morning and probably had a hairball (it’s hard to tell who they belong to unless you witness the act). He didn’t want breakfast or any of his favorite treats. All he wanted to do was nap. When I encouraged him to drink water, he went right back to his spot on the chair. Noonish, I convinced him to eat some food a couple times. He acted skeptical at first but then he gobbled it up hungrily. Other times he ignores the food. He hasn’t been active at all. He got spooked by Papa Miao coming through the front door and ran upstairs, but other than that he has stayed put. He did use the litter box once, when I set him in it. He hasn’t vomited at all since very early morning (4ish). Now he is continuing to nap on my bed. I gave him a little bit of natural hairball remedy this afternoon. When he naps, he doesn’t necessarily seem completely restful. That may be because I keep staring at him and bothering him. The way things have been going in every other area of my life, it is hard not to fear worst case scenarios, but it didn’t seem justified to take him to the vet yet today. It isn’t uncommon for him (or any of the other kitties) to take super long naps, especially if he has been more active at night (which I don’t know for certain since I was asleep). And since he so rarely has hairballs, maybe they affect him more than the other Miao Brothers. The hairball by itself doesn’t worry me, nor does the lack of appetite (though generally he has a great appetite, he can get finicky and if one day he eats a lot, the next day he may eat less and a flavor he likes one day will be rejected the next). What worries me is that he has been so un-active all day. He usually follows me around whatever I’m doing and tries to get into closed rooms and asks for treats etc. If he isn’t back to normal by tomorrow morning, I will have to take him to the vet. I don’t work until the afternoon but I would cancel my patients if I had to. I hope it is just an upset tummy but I’m very worried. Since I’m very worried about so many things, little things, big things, reasonable things, ridiculous things, it is hard to know what things are actually deserving of worry. So I chose to wait to tomorrow to decide whether he needs to see the vet, and I hope it was not the wrong choice.
- the miaolings caught their first mouse of the year! mice have been scarce d/t the harsh winter. 7 months ago
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