3603RE: [feline-heart] Harpsie update, Friday a.m.
- Aug 31, 2001We are all praying for harpsie in our cat home....
linda and the boys
From: Helen [mailto:helenandcats@...]
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2001 3:58 AM
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Subject: [feline-heart] Harpsie update, Friday a.m.
I've been sitting here waiting for the time when I was supposed to call the
vet, unable to concentrate on much else and hoping I'd be allowed to bring
Harpsie home this morning.
Harpsie's temperature is normal this morning, and he is getting feisty
(which means in his case that he's feeling better). As usual, he is not
eating at the vet's. The plan is to take him off the drip this morning and
monitor him all day, I am to call at 5 p.m. and if his temperature is still
OK, he will be allowed to come home. They would really like to monitor him
for a bit longer, the vet nurse said his temperature had been
"lifethreatening" in that if they hadn't been able to get it down, he would
have started having seizures, not a good idea with his heart condition. But
since he won't eat for them, he is to come home tonight with luck, and has
to go back on Monday for a check up. My vet has 24/7 hours (it's the law in
UK, and a real blessing), so if Harpsie deteriorates over the weekend, we
can just take him straight up to the vet's. But I'm hoping it won't come to
My Mum rang me on Wed to ask how Harpsie was. I told her he still had his
high temperature and was on a drip, and I was then astounded when she said I
should really consider letting him go, that this wasn't fair on him!! I told
her that since the vet had not suggested euthanasia, I didn't see why it was
even a possibility. Harpsie does get ill quite often because of all his
ailments, but he has a wonderful quality of life inbetweentimes. He jumps
over the bushes in the garden, is very interested in his new sister, purrs
and demands cuddles. My Mum did not mean to be unkind, she is not a cat
person but loves me and hates to see me in distress because of the cats.
I really appreciate the outpouring of support. I am up against tight
deadlines for the next two weeks, so please forgive me if I don't respond
personally at this time. I will get round to it eventually! Sending white
light to all other felines and humans in crisis or distress.
Helen, Harpsie, Indie and Karma, and Angels Tanya, George and Thomas
Tanya's UK Feline Chronic Renal Failure Information Centre
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