Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Whatever it is, it's contagious

Now that Scooter, the Previously Sick Cat, is back to normal, Downyflake, who never gets sick, not in 8-9 years or so, has come down with what looks like the same bug.

Slightly different symptoms, in that Downy was panting.  Panting can mean various things and some of those things are pretty bad.

But Downy is The Nice One, and was considerate enough to get sick during regular weekday work hours.  So our regular vet worked him in and found he has a fever and some upper respiratory crud.

Home now, after THREE shots.  One of the shots was benedryl so he's rather mellow.

That's one nasty bug if we passed it by hand from Scooter to Downy -- who never meet in person.  That probably means Graymatter will get it too.  Unless her Personal pH balance is so acidic that it kills the germs.


ronnie said...

Oh, gosh Ruth, sorry you're dealing with this. Hope they're all okay!

Nostalgic for the Pleistocene said...

Could be much worse! Although our wallets have taken a big bruising. 8~}

southernyankee said...

Yup, her pH balance is acidic enough to ward off any demon, um disease.

Sherwood Harrington said...

Maybe she won't get it, and your wallet will get a little reprieve. There have been two instances of feline mild upper respiratory yuck that Guinness and Cooper have passed back and forth, but the other three haven't gotten, so it's not a slam dunk that Graymatter will get it.

Wishing Downy well from out here California way.