Little Lydia

Friday, July 13, 2012


We took Lydia in to see our vet last night.  When you adopt a pet from the OSPCA, you get a complimentary vet visit, which was nice because Lydia has some issues.  First, like most animals that come from a shelter, she had a bit of a cold.  Second, She has a heart condition. Third, she has a cloudy eye that the vet at the shelter could not get a good look at, but did take note of.

The heart condition is a level 6 heart murmer.  I've learned that heart murmers run on a scale from 1, being least severe, to 6 being most severe.  Lydia's heart murmer is a 6.  She is so tiny and her heart beats so hard you can actually see the heart murmer when she is laying down.  She is a pretty lazy kitty, but it doesn't cause her any discomfort.  The vet was pretty clear that it really is a serious issue for her.

Poor kitty also has an infection in her incision from the spay.  As a precaution, because of her heart condition and everything else going on with her, we have her on some antibiotics.  She is such a nice, docile kitty and takes her pill so easily.  

It's sad to know that this sweet little animal that I am already so attached to might not be with us for long, but I suppose I feel repose knowing that at least she will live out her life in comfort. She sits on the chair next to me when I sew and has is starting to come for pats and snuggles with us on the couch at night.

I've never had a pet with any sort of serious health problem, so I'm not really sure what to expect.  

7 comments:

  1. Oh, gosh, I'll be thinking of you guys. I'm sad that this poor kitty has had such a hard life.

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  2. Oh poor sweet Lydia. How lucky she is to be living with you two now. I am sure you will give her such a loving, safe and happy life. Sam xox

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  3. All you can do is love her- and you know, that is really ALL she wants/needs. Someone who will love her and care for her. And you are doing that :)
    Poor little thing though- if she could just feel all the virtual loving too!

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  4. Poor little kitty! It's so wonderful that you adopted her, despite her health issues. A happy loving home is the best thing for her!

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  5. Poor sweet little cat! Just love her every single day that she's in your life. Take pictures--lots and lots and lots of pictures--for when she inevitably is not. I applaud you for being open minded and loving as many people would not want to adopt a pet that has on-going health issues.

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  6. How sad, but wonderful that she has a loving home now. It's always hard to lose a pet but they enrich our lives so much that the pleasure outweighs the pain.

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  7. You could become blog-friends with the people over at Root Simple, they have a kitty with a heart condition, too. Maybe you can learn from each other?

    http://www.rootsimple.com/2012/07/news-from-kat-kingdom-at-root-simple.html

    Give the her all the love you can while she's around, she'll understand!

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