9:30 update. Shadow and her Mom and Dad are home. She was quite all the way home but that could be be from the sedation they gave her to look in her ears. She has been fed and put to bed. Her first order of business was the litter box. The parents are exhausted and going to bed, too. Her Mom will up date their blog with in the next couple of days!
5:25 update. It looks like all the purrs and prayers are helping. Shadow has been released and will be going home. She has a massive inner ear infection. There was a little blood in the ear canal and the eardrum was bulging. She has to be sedated for the Vets to even touch the ear. The infection has affected her balance and they believe the swelling has caused the other neurological symptoms. She is a healthy and young cat and they could not find any other issues that would cause the symptoms. She will have to be given oral meds and ear drops twice a day to fight this. Her regular vet had already put her on antibiotics and that is why there was some improvement. She will be confined for several days in in a very large crate with room for her bed, food and litter pan with a limited contact with the family and out of the light.
The family want to thank each and every one that has been sending good vibes to our girl. We will get around to thanking each of you personally!
I will get one more update when they get home, but that will be late tonight.
12:15 update: They arrived and Shadow has two hours of tests ahead of her. She did well on the ride because they kept the carrier covered. She is like some one with a migraine, if it is dark and quiet, she does fairly well. She seemed to be able to walk a little better today and appeared to eat dome over night. May be being at home with her boy helped. She was talking to the vets ans had started to hyper-salivate when they left her. I will pass on news as we have it. They are thinking this is just going to take time and rest to recover from.
We have dedicated our blog to Shadow and her family this week cause they have not had time to keep every one uprated. I will be posting updates as they com in today.
At 9:20 a.m. Shadow, her Mom and Dad are on the road to the University . Jake stayed home to supervise his 4 younger brothers.
In other news, we have needed rain for days, but Mom said we did not need it in a solid form. We got dime size hail yesterday.
This is the hail with a dime. It was so hot the hail had already started melting.