I've said in another thread that Castanea is seriously ill and basically we think she's dying. This is me asking if anyone has any advice at all?
We found her lying still on her left side, her eye on that side is gunky, we don't really know if its closed or not. We tried to clean it with a wet cotton bud but have now left it as it distressed her. She has blinked her right eye and that one seems normal.
She seemed to be dehydrated so we've been syringing half drops of water to her. She has become less dehydrated over the hour since we found her. Apart from that we've seen her move her four paws, she has washed slightly and she has twitched the whiskers on the right side of her face normally but we don't think shes twitched the left ones (they have moved slightly but that may be with her lips). Shes moved her mouth slightly and is moving her head a bit to drink when water is offered. We've also given her a drop of baytril as if shes not been drinking shes not been getting her baytril either.
At the moment she gets water every 15 mins (we stop offering when she stops seeming to drink it), shes being held at all times to keep her warm and we plan to syringe her water right through the night. We don't believe an emergency vet could help (apart from euthanising her) but can see one if needed. We will be seeing a vet at 9am with her if she survives the night. If she goes to sleep we'll let her sleep longer between water (probably 30 mins instead of 15). When (or if) we want to sleep she'll go in a carrier with a snugglesafe nearby and we'll check the temperature every 15 mins when we do her water.
Any advice? Anything else we could do? Should we be doing things differently? All thoughts will be gratefully recieved