Dot got sick! Really sick. She’d been so well and so active and so easy to look after!
I woke up the other morning and she was really lethargic. Usually she’s crying for breakfast and eager to get out of the crate. She didn’t eat her breakfast. When we got to work all she wanted to so was sleep — curled up in a tight little ball, not relaxed or sprawled the way kittens so often are. She was very warm to the touch (I don’t have a thermometer.) She refused to eat all day and got flatter and flatter. Absolutely no energy and glassy-eyed. By the end of the day she couldn’t/wouldn’t walk. She took a couple of wonky, stumbly steps and then lay down on the floor in the middle of the room.
So we stopped at the vet on the way home. She had a fever and was a little dehydrated (not suprising) and had quickly lost a lot of weight. 😦 They gave her fluids but unfortunately she’s too little for medication for the fever. They put her back on antibiotics.
When we got home she ATE! Then immediately went back to sleep. I woke her up four times, during the evening, to eat.
The next morning she was awake and crying for breakfast. She leapt out of the crate at me and wolfed down a nice breakfast. She even jumped off the coffee table because she finished so quickly and I wasn’t paying attention!
She’s still not 100% but she’s oh! so much better. That’s the way with kittens; they go down fast and they come back fast. It’s so hard to tell when to intervene or not.