Thursday, March 17, 2016

Meanwhile, Back at the Palace . . .

Cammie is sick. She has had this condition before, throwing up and not eating. Previously, I gave her some slippery elm. I did that last evening, but she still didn’t eat and, in fact, vomited again during the night, while I was asleep. This morning, I didn’t realise initially that she had brought up again, so, thinking she may be ready for some food, I gave her her favourite soft-food. The princess seemed to want something to eat and indeed consumed a small but significant amount of food. I then discovered that she had earlier thrown up.

I decided not to give her any more slippery elm, as that is supposed to be applied before food and, in any case, I figured that if she wanted to eat, it was a positive sign, and I shouldn’t tamper with it. However, if I find upon coming home this afternoon that she has vomited again, she will get another dose of the elm.



Cammie is a strange animal, to paraphrase Gowan. The princess tried to knock my hand away as I was forcing the elm into her mouth, and I wasn’t getting enough into her. So I decided simply to hold her front legs in one hand, supporting her at the same time. She didn’t even flex her paws to free herself. I was able to get the full contents of the syringe into her. She really is a great deal of bluster. I’ve no doubt that her tolerance has its breaking point, but with all that I’ve had to do to her, we haven’t reached it yet.


After having had an alien substance forced into her, Cammie hid under the bed. But I lie on top of it and patted my chest. The princess came out lie on me, purring, for half an hour. She’s a very forgiving creature.

13 comments:

  1. nothing easy at your place at the moment....purrs for Miss Cammie

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  2. I hope that does the trick, purrs to Cammie now, and continued purrs to Josie for her appt tomorrow, and test results.

    I used slippery elm syrup most of the summer last year for Nicki and it seemed to work well for him, it's good stuff! Gross consistency, though. :-D

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  3. Oh poor Cammie! Sending lots of healing thoughts your way.

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  4. Purrs sweet one from all of us.

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  5. guys....pleez ta cut yur dad a wee bit oh slackz oh kay; N we due knot meen a pantz legs.... howz thiz sound....everee one get well and bee well and stay well for de next.... 37 yeerz !! deel ?? deel !!

    hope yur app a tite haz ree terned cammie & yur knot sick


    happee st patz day N heerz two a wee pint and heftee trout ❤️❤️❤️ { which mite bee what de doctorz ordered...for dad any way }

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  6. OH I do hope she feels better. Purrs for Cammie.

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  7. Boy! You sure have your hands full with both Cammie and Josie feeling a bit "under the weather". The Kits at my house send their best wishes, and hope your guys feel better soon. Please keep us posted on how your kitties are doing.

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  8. First Josie, now Cammie. I am so sorry to hear another of your furbabies isn't doing well. Hoping all the furbabies are doing much better real soon.

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  9. OH Cammie and Josie. I am so sorry to hear you are both ill. I am thinking of you, John, and I hope both Cammie and Josie get well soon.

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  10. Goodness, these girl cats are causing you some worries. I hope both Josie and Cammie are feeling better soon. Good luck with the vet appointment tomorrow - I certainly hope you get some answers.

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  11. Maybe Cammie can tag along to the vets since your're going forJosie. We'll add Cammie to our prayers. Cuddle our girl for us and reassure her you will take care of her. They become fearful when they're ill and need to know and be shown we are there for them.
    Don't forget to take care of yourself either.

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  12. I hope Cammie is feeling better with the slippery elm. Purrs sent for her and Josie.

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