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Not Kitteh Filter!

Well, OK, sort of.

Babette is home, and much better. This is a total surprise to me, since I figured her age plus her life-long urinary trouble equaled a very poor prognosis. But it turns out that this is a serious but treatable kidney infection. We are giving her antibiotics every morning, and subdermal fluids every night, but she isn't really very bright, so 3 minutes afterwards she's forgotten we were mean and gets snuggly again.

So we've bought her some time. This sort of things always makes me think about the end of Blade Runner. "She won't live. But then again, who does?" We have her today, and that's enough. Thanks again for your concern, folks.

Aaaaaand, just so this is NOT a strictly Kitteh Filter post, here is the Super Cool Thing OTD!.


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Jun. 24th, 2008 02:05 pm (UTC)
oh yay - I am so glad the Kitteh is doing better! (We had 2 more years of sweet old Max after we thought he was a goner.)

And that is THE Super Cool Thing. I have a huge framed enlargement of that luridly color-saturated Zachary Wasserman photo up in my bedroom.
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:12 pm (UTC)
Oh, dear universe, give me two more years! Thanks for your kind words, hon.
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
It feels kind of weird to say "thank goodness it was an infection!", but there you have it. =) I hope she recovers quickly.
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Really, and infection was the best outcome here. So, yeah.

BTW, I hope your dear pigling feels better soon. I really love those little guys.
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, sweetie I'ma so relieved for her and you and Eric and, well, the whole family over there.
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you get to have Babette a while longer. *hug*
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
you and me both. *hug back*
Jun. 24th, 2008 02:58 pm (UTC)
For the record now that we can comment, I think eljay is a totally appropriate place to talk about your pussy.
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)
um. thanks.
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
That's great news!
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:16 pm (UTC)
woot! thank you!
Jun. 24th, 2008 03:13 pm (UTC)
Yay! Go, Babette, go!
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Go, Babette, go!

Babette: Exits stage left

Srsly, she's goin'! If anything, she's got more pep then she's had in a while, rippin' around like a mad thing. I think she got cabin fever in the hospital for 4 days. Thanks, my dear :)
Jun. 24th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
That is really good news -- really glad to hear it. Kudos to you for doing that caretaking, too. It's hard work.
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
thank you! It can be trying, but wow, is it worth the effort!
Jun. 24th, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
Dear Babette. Please give her a little smooch for me.
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you, dear one. Smooch delivered directly on noggin.
Jun. 24th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
Hooray! Glad to hear she's doing better!

Jun. 24th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
Calloo callay! Thanks for the good wishes and the Reiki, darlin'.
Jun. 24th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
yaaaaaaaaay! kisses to the sweet kitty (except, of course, during those 3 minutes where she's totally pissed off, since she'd probably eat your face). i'm SO glad to hear that she's better.

also, elle left a Neat Present for you with me, so that gives us a solid excuse to actually make plans, instead of both of us vaguely saying "we should get together some time." (which is not slamming either of us, mind you. shit happens, and all that.)

maybe dinner some night soon?
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Kisses given! Thanks v. much!!!

Yes, let's do eet! erm... let's think about when. You'd be very welcome if you wanted to come here for a meal, or we could come up your way, and maybe meet at a restaurant. I confess that I prefer the hangin' out at a domicile, which I figure means here. But I am flexible! Wanna drop an email, so we can take this private?
Jun. 24th, 2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Huzzah for the pusscat!
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie! She tells me she hopes Weina feels better, too. In kitty talk, you know.
Jun. 24th, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'm really, really glad to hear it, hon :)


My Sarah had kidney problems and needed acute care and subcutaneous injections for a while, but then went on to live to age 20. Very much hoping that Babette is able to recover from this and do well for a long time to come :)

-- A <3
Jun. 24th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
Wow, from your lips to Bast's ears! Thank you so much. Hug Zuul for me. And never let go! :)
Jun. 25th, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
I've barely been reading LJ, but I'm really happy Babette is OK!
Jun. 25th, 2008 11:00 am (UTC)
Thanks, sweetie. I haven't been reading much either. Hope you're doing well.
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