Oh a lovely morning. My first visit was to my favorite 16 yr old, 3 legged cat with cancer and kidney failure. I give him subcutaneous fluids (under the skin) twice a week now. He is orange, so he has always been feisty. The first few times I went, all was well, until he realized why I was there. Then I picked him up to hug him, and he peed on me. (a cat's way of retaliation) Of course my next stop was to Wills Eye Hospital where my mother was going to have a procedure done, so I saunter into the waiting room PRAYING I don't smell like cat pee.
Weeks have gone by, and every time I came over, this cat would either pee on me or his mom. I have that kind of effect now.... In the past 5 days or so the poor guy has declined quite a bit. He is now getting fluids twice a week and losing weight. What was once a cat who ran at the sound of my voice, now sits on the couch, lacking the energy to flee. Today I come in and he is not facing me, but hears me. He proceeds to pee ON the couch where he is laying just to prove my point. This cat does NOT like receiving fluids. Poor cat, poor mom (who had to clean it), poor me (hurt feelings!), and poor couch!!