Esme , " You won't believe this but the day that LP took the foster cats to the vet's , Monday , I grew a rash while she was gone! "
Esme , " Before LP noticed the rash I made certain to vomit in front of her as soon as she came home. It was a polite vomit. Just enough to let her know all was not well. I made sure to polite vomit twice in front of her since she can be a little slow about things some times."
Esme , "That finally moved her into action and she made an appointment with the vet.The vet gave me prednisone and clavaseptin and I have to take those for a week now."
Esme , " But before LP made the appointment at the vet's , I also made certain to let her know I was feeling itchy.That always gets her attention on account she is afraid of us getting (whispers) f-l-e-a-s. After I scratched my itchies a few times in front of her , she examined every little inch of me and saw all the welts and the rash on my tummy and under my arms. She also noticed the top of my head was red and my face also had welts.What an effort it took on my part for her to finally pay attention to me! But it payed off beautifully! She blanched noticeably and then started kissing me and saying , Oh no! Oh no! Oh no! and made the appointment."
Esme , " Can you see a little bit of my rash still around my chest area ? Anyhoo , as I mentioned , LP was beside herself since she didn't know what was going on and she immediately jumped to the possibility that I would die from a strange and rare rash disease.She tends toward the hysterical when it comes to me and my wellbeing. I , on the other hand , was the model patient when we arrived at the vet's. LP was all winded and almost weepy and frankly vaguely embarrassing.But I remained calm at all times. I even let the vet pick me up and place me on my back while he scrapped a skin sample from under my arm to rule out any skin yuckies.I didn't even flinch! I jumped up on his shoulder instead to show him how agile I am. I purred and explored the examinig room and let the assistants fawn and fuss over me while they gently held me and the vet gave me a shot to stop the itchies and swelling. Both the assistants wanted to take me home.Even with me covered in a yucky rash and welts!! Can you imagine ?!! "
Esme , " The vet believes I am having an allergic reaction to food. So it looks as though I won't die of some rare and unheard of rash after all , which naturally made LP weep with joy! But since there hasn't been any change in my diet, we really don't know what food I would be reacting to . . . "
Esme , " Still, the welts have diminished and so has the rash and my face no longer looks scabby so the meds seem to be working. Excuse me now. I need to catch up on my beauty sleep. I'll need even more rest than usual to get rid of these remaining welts and to return once more to my breathlessly beautiful , rashless self! "
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the critters in the cottage xo