My beautiful Siamese cat Abby that shared almost 15 wonderful years with me is dying. I found her on 02/18/09 under my bed, in what ended up being a comatose stage. I thought she was dead. She had shallow breathing. It was awful. I brought her to the ER vet clinic, and surprisingly, over the next day, she made a surprising recovery, although she was still considered in guarded condition. She was transferred to a veterinarian teaching hospital for three days. She was diagnosed with such a severe sinus infection, that it went into the frontal portion of the right side of her brain. They were able to reduce the inflammation with steroids, but her body did not accept the antibiotics, and she stopped eating all together. I have her on new antibiotics, but they are not the best ones for the job. I have to syringe feed her three times a day and the same with her meds and water. She will not eat. It is totally draining on me. I don't mean to sound selfish because I love her so much, but I feel like I am going crazy looking in on her every other minute to see if she is OK, expecting the worst. I don't want to find her the way I found her three weeks ago. That was devastating! She seems content, she is a fairly large cat, and has only lost about a pound in the last week. She may not 'look' too bad to someone who does not know her, but she just sits around. He walking is slow and can be a bit clumsy. She was climbing up the stairs slowly, even today, but all afternoon and night she is just sitting. I don't know if she is in pain, but I do know that she is not doing well at all. She used the litter for a movement for the first time in about 9 days, even though I had to place her in her box. I was so happy, but tonight she seems like she is doing worse. I just cannot stand to see her like this. I feel so-o-o terrible and lost 8 lbs. I cannot eat, because of my anxiety over this whole issue, and I feel guilty eating when she cannot. This all came on so suddenly. I was always told she had allergies. If I had thought she was in any trouble, I would have addressed this issue a while back. I can't stop pacing and cannot really sit still. My heart is breaking. I can't afford to be like this. I have two small children and am so preoccupied with Abby. She was my first baby, way before I married and had a family. My husband feels bad, but doesn't really talk about it with me. I feel so helpless and depressed. I don't know how to do any better.
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