An Update on Nozomi

The last few days have been pretty hard on Nozomi. After spending the night at the vet's, she came home and almost instantly crawled into bed, coming out only when her stomach is cramping up, when she needs the bathroom, or when I coax her out to try and take some medicine or eat some food. Last night she had quite a lot of blood in her stool, so another trip to the vet was in order today. In addition to 75cc of medicine delivered through an IV, she was given three needles: two for her bleeding and one for her pain.

Hopefully this will be the last time she sees the vet for at least four months.

I would like to think that she's making a slow recovery, though she still has zero appetite and won't take her medicine. To make matters worse, she barely drinks any water. There's a selection of foods around her in the event she wants to try something, such as jelly, bread, and some expensive kibbles from the vet. Her water dish has also been moved right close to her bed so that she doesn't need to traverse a chilly floor to get a drink. Unfortunately this is all I can really do for her.

Last year at this time she was likely fast asleep on my lap. The same could be said about the year before, the year before that, and every year since 2010. There's still time for some lap-naps, and I'll gladly make space for her when she's feeling better.