Wil's Mom here, trying not to panic, it might be gas.
OK, woke up this morning and Wilma didn't seem herself. She was lethargic, listless, and shifting back and forth when trying to sit. Her and I had a big day yesterday, which I was about to help her post about when she just didn't seem right. I'm sure you all know how that goes. So, I called the vet and she couldn't see her 'til 4:00pm, or I could drop her off, and a tech would check her vitals and keep an eye on her until the Dr could see her in between patients. So we opted to drop her off.
Of course while waiting to hear back, all the worst case scenarios have been going through our heads. You know how you reflect back on certain subtle changes and wonder if that was a sign of trouble? Because Wilma has been having some slight changes that I attribute to age and her diminishing vision, I worry that I could have missed something important.
Either way, we don't have any definitive answers yet, but the vet did call. She said Wilma's temp is ok, her abdomen feels OK, and she appears not to be in distress right now. She went outside and didn't do any business, until she came back in. Then she pooped. There's a sign that she's up to her old tricks!
After pooping the Dr was checking her abdomen and she,(Wilma, not the vet) expressed a bunch of gas.
So, Wilma will stay a little longer while the vet finishes up her last two visits, and then she will have another, closer look at her.
So, it seems like we are looking at a gas bubble, or something else of unknown origin. Hoping for gas, so I can get her home and get pissed at her! She did have a couple of dietary indiscretions while we were out yesterday, so we'll see.
In the meantime, Brigitte are staying close by, taking care of Mom and Dad.
I'll post as soon as we know anything. Hopefully we can return to the light and fluffy stuff pronto. This worrying business is going to be the death of me!
Wilma's home. She ate, peed and pooped. She did cry out the same way she did this morning twice. She does it when Sluggo or Brigitte approach her. Otherwise, she seems fine. We are watching her, and the vet will be in tomorrow if we need her. Paws crossed. Thanks for all of your kindness, it really helps a lot.