This post won’t have any pictures, but that’s probably for the best. Cassie was totally fine as of midnight last night, but this morning she barfed up about 3 puddles. My first concern is Panleukopenia because a) I had a cat with it last year and it came on just as fast, and b) she just got to me from the shelter. I gave her subcuteaneous fluids (sub-q fluids is how I abbreviate it), and within minutes she tried some of her wet food. I gave her a few hours, and she has moved on to eating more of her dry food. I think this means it isn’t Panleuk. I still have to keep a close eye on her.
I feel terrible about what you have to do to a cat who is already sick. First, I stuck her with a needle and gave her a hump on her back. After she had some nap time, I shoved a thermometer in her rear end. Her temp was pretty normal (100.5°F), but she is still down. Fortunately, Cassie seems to know I am helping her. Many cats don’t see it that way.
I am planning to take her kittens on a field trip to the shelter today while I discuss the manual in progress with the foster coordinator. It should give her time to convalesce. Cross your fingers for poor Cassie!