I haven’t been here in a while. As a matter of fact, I’ve been sitting in a chair since Saturday knitting like an automaton, no emotion, no thoughts, sitting and staring at needles in my hand.
On Saturday morning I woke to find Mario wasn’t in bed with me. I went about my stuff, made coffee, used the restroom, and called out to her. Nothing. At some point she made herself known. She had been sitting in a box and lethargically walked out to get something to drink. As she drank, a pool of blood spilled to the floor from her urinary area. She fell over, whimpered.
Naturally, I freaked, called everyone I could, but on this ridiculous island, every vet you call on the weekend prompts you to an emergency vet in either Savannah or Jacksonville. Both cities are an hour and a half away. With no vehicle, I had no choice but to call friends and say, “I think she’s dying….I think she’s passing.”
She crawled back into that box, slept for days. And by Monday, the box was soaked in bloody urine. She was leaking. Throughout the weekend, I sat there in a chair beside the box, knitting my bears, not considering anything else. I think I might have eaten, but I can safely say I didn’t shower, brush my teeth, nor change my clothes. I was at her beckon side should she pass, or if she needed my company. She didn’t eat. Didn’t urinate properly.
I don’t know what I’d do without that little cat. She and I have been through hell and back together. And I was helpless. I couldn’t do anything for her.
Yesterday morning I woke to find her at my face. 5AM and she’s screaming, where’s my food, man? She leapt from the bed, hit the floor at a hundred miles an hour and ran for her box where I heard the most amazing rush of urine ever.
So far, she’s back to normal. I don’t know what happened. Kara suggested a kidney stone, while in my mind (having gone through this before with another cat) that it was renal failure. So far, though. She’s behaving as nothing happened.
But, forgive me for being absent. I just couldn’t leave her.
And I really need a shower.