Apparently cats can get anything humans can get, including Alzheimer’s. Who would have ever thought that? I’ve had many, many cats in my life but none with Alzheimer’s yet.
Tootie, who will be sixteen next month, has been getting lost in the house and meowing loudly a lot. When I say a lot, I mean a lot. Sleeping at night is almost impossible at my house, especially with the added fact that hubby has some viral infection that started out as a cold.
Today I was off work so took Tootie to the vet for an examination. She seems to be in good shape according to the vet, who gave us the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s (although he says they don’t call it that for pets, but it’s the same thing.) Hmmm…
Aside from this issue, Tootie eats well and drinks lots of water. Of course all this water drinking is normal for an older cat, or dog, the vet said, and that she doesn’t have diabetes, which is what I was thinking at first.
Raven checking out the new cat box
The new cat box in place with splash guard installed and paper underneath for easy cleanup
I suspect she has a lot of time left because, although she ambles about the house, she can run when she wants too and has her moments of “get up and go.”
That goes for everyone except my boys, Wizard and Ceasar, who were brothers. They both died of kidney disease.
I wonder if Tootie has moments when she knows she’s losing her mind, like my mother. Or times when she reverts back to childhood thoughts. I really wish I could understand meows.