I went back to the Vet yesterday and no wonder I was feeling poorly, I had a fever of 104.5. Mom knew I was feeling bad because I didn't fight her going into my PTU and I didn't meow the whole way to the Vet and back home. The Vet said I have something called Flea Fever and said I must have the flea treatment for several months. The Vet gave me something for my fever and I am feeling a little better. Mom has to travel out of town next week and she is worried about leaving me at home with either the pet sitter or her parents checking on me, so she will probably board me at the Vet's. This will be the first time she has ever boarded me anywhere, but she feels it is best for me (and for her peace of mind). Mom is also going to call Terminix to have them treat the house for fleas while she is gone.
Mom Paula: I knew Praline was sick Wednesday night. When I came home, she didn't meet me at the door (as she always does) and went through several rooms calling her name and not finding her. I finally found her in the litter box. I tried to give her treats and she spit them out. She just slept on top of the laptop computer all evening. When I got home Thursday afternoon (early to check on her), she came to the door, but just stopped and looked at me (no meowing, no purring). I checked the litter box and the poop wasn't normal either, so off to the Vet we went. Praline didn't fight me going in her PTU and she was totally quiet in the car (very unusual). I let her out in the Vet's office and she actually hissed at me when I went to pick her up. She NEVER hisses at me! At first the Vet was perplexed at her fever, but found some flea poop on her fur and said she had something called Flea Fever. She gave her something for her fever and an antibiotic for the bacteria from the fleas. I still don't see any fleas and don't know where she is getting them from. After the Vet examined Praline, Praline just rested her head against my chest, which is also unusual. I could feel the heat from her little head.
I had another meeting last night, but when I got home, Praline met me at the door and was meowing. She ate some treats and also some stinky goodness. I am still at odds whether I should board her at the Vet's while I am gone next week. If she continues to improve this weekend and the pet sitter will come over and show me that she can give Praline her medicine, I may leave her at home.
Praline sleeping beside me in my home office last night.