Kitty Kapers

It’s Buttons’ turn…

…to be sick.

He most likely has cat flu. Since I got back on Sunday, I noticed him sneezing. A lot more. And when he would sneeze, there would be about 3 to 4 in a row and sometimes as many as 10. He’s done this before but nothing has really been wrong.

Anyway, I let it go for a couple of days but he would sneeze every few hours at night too.

I finally thought I’d get it checked even if it is just an allergy. Turns out, he could most likely have the flu thanks to discharge from his eyes and well, sneezing and what looks like an ulcer/sore throat. The reason I didn’t think he had the flu was because he was active and playful as ever and eating a lot.

So now, the vet has given antibiotics to prevent any other bacterial infection as cat flu is viral and the only thing that can be done is supportive care. Just like for us humans. But try telling an active kitten he needs to rest. Hah! He did come for a longer than usual cuddle last evening though so I know he’s not feeling a 100 percent. But he’s still squirmy at other times and wants to do his own thing.

Oh and do I feel even more like a parent or what?! Every time he sneezes in the middle of the night, I’m wide awake checking on him. As a result, I haven’t got much sleep last night. At the same time, I’m keeping an eye on Pebbles and crossing my fingers hoping she doesn’t catch the flu from him. I don’t think I can manage two kitties with the flu!

Please pray my little Buttons recovers quickly. I can’t stand to see him sneezing and wheezing and well, obviously unable to blow his nose or deal with it in any better way.

Until next time,


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  • writerzblock
    16 May 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Not a big fan of animal pets, but hey, Button is just soooo cute 🙂 Get well soon baby!

    • Psych Babbler™
      17 May 2012 at 12:09 am

      Pal, I wasn’t a big fan of cats…but then I got Pebbles and I am in love and well, Buttons just adds to it! They are both adorable little bubs and will melt any heart. My mum who is not an animal person likes them too after spending some days with them…

      Thanks for the wishes…

  • R's Mom
    17 May 2012 at 4:32 am

    I hope Buttons gets well soon…

    • Psych Babbler™
      17 May 2012 at 9:02 am

      Thanks RM…I hope so too! It’s like they are taking turns. Hope they take a break after this! 🙂

  • Smita
    17 May 2012 at 6:27 am

    Ohh!!!Hope he gets well soon!!!

    When arnav fells sick it is very difficult to make him rest!!! Seriously illness however small is scary!

    • Psych Babbler™
      17 May 2012 at 9:14 am

      Thanks Smita! It really is scary isn’t it? Even though we know most of us will recover from the flu, when you see someone who is so helpless, it makes it harder!

  • Magali
    17 May 2012 at 9:50 am

    I am so sorry about this.. poor Buttons, hope he gets well soon.

    • Psych Babbler™
      17 May 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Hope so too Mags…thanks for the wishes!

  • Swaram
    17 May 2012 at 1:07 pm

    Oh God! Had me feeling sad, so I know what u must be gng thru being rt there 🙁 Hugs and hope Buttons feels better soon!

    • Psych Babbler™
      17 May 2012 at 8:12 pm

      IT totally sucks when either of them is sick Swar…thanks for the wishes and the hugs! 🙂

  • Bikramjit
    17 May 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Get well soon buttons …
    and Mommy dear take care of buttons ….


    • Psych Babbler™
      17 May 2012 at 8:12 pm

      Thanks Bikram and yes, I’m taking care of him…

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