Delayed reaction... - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Cats Your scratching post for anything feline related!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
Aspires to Change Oil
 
Keritsubo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Age: 34
Posts: 2,901
 
Delayed reaction...

Okay, I don't know if this is something to be concerned over or not.

My cat is about 10 1/2 years old. This seems to happy only when I wake up in the middle of the night (so I might not be in the clearest mindset) but sometimes, I touch or shake her a little, even pick her up. She takes several seconds to 'wake up', as far as I can tell.

I do this because usually she does that 'trill' purr when I touch her or will lift her head at least when I do. When she doesn't I get this panic feeling. Ever since BooBoo has gone I seem overtly paranoid about this...

so is this delayed reaction something to be concerned about? my baby girl isn't showing any abnormal tendencies... or other symptoms of a possible illness.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, [username] .
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
are you new member? have questions?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Feel free to PM or IM me.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Contacts are my profile.
Keritsubo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 05:03 PM
Misses Her Smilie Titles
 
Millimi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: New Jersey
Age: 29
Posts: 5,668
    
I don't know what it could be, but I hope you figure everything out soon! She'll be in my thoughts.
Millimi is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 05:39 PM
Movin' Up in the Pack
 
CTChin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: connecticut
Posts: 654
    
Has she had a senior checkup at the vet lately? At her age a good exam and some basic bloodwork might help to ease your mind. It could be just a normal aging process that is causing her to sleep so deeply. Better to rule out other stuff first

Brenda
Caretaker of 2 dobermans,, 1 schnauzer, 5 cats, 3 goats, 1 parrot, 1 bearded dragon lizard, 11 chinchillas.
Rest in peace, Cricket, Casey, Bella, Yank, Chloe and Bones.
CTChin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-03-2005, 08:02 PM
Paw-Talk Lifer
 
Jade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 8,706
         
I was going to say the same thing. Some routine bloodwork for a checkup would probably be a good idea.

Stephanie

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jade is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-05-2005, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
Aspires to Change Oil
 
Keritsubo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Age: 34
Posts: 2,901
 
I took her for a checkup just not too long ago... I haven't done the bloodwork yet. I should have done it when I had the money. I'll figure something out though. I think she may be sleeping deeply. She seems to like to mimic what I do when I'm home. If I'm at the desk, she's here... if I'm on the bed she's there... so maybe when I sleep, she sleeps better too? cause when I'm at the desk she's never slow to react but then again, she always alway sseems to be you know, that half watching me with one eye thing...
I have my own doctors appointment and midterms next week. Once that is done I should be able to take her in for the blood work. The vet put in the slip thing said just bring her in whenever I could.

edit: oh and thanks for the help... I hope she's just sleeping deeply or my paranoia of loosing her makes me slow to realize she actually is awake I just can't tell half conscious in the dark...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, [username] .
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
are you new member? have questions?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Feel free to PM or IM me.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Contacts are my profile.
Keritsubo is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-06-2005, 07:53 AM
Suffers From Southern Belle Syndrome
 
pihlaja's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,224
     
Gerona sometimes falls into such a deep sleep that I can even give her a little shake a few times and she STILL won't wake up! She's given me a few scares over this because she goes limp as a noodle when she's in deep sleep mode.

So, it could just be her old age, but I agree with everyone else and that for peace of mind, you may want to have the bloodwork done when you can. But, my Gerona does this too, so I don't think it's too abnormal. I find some cats just go into deep sleep mode more often and for longer periods of time than others.

― Rowan

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I've been frosted!
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

pihlaja is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2005, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
Aspires to Change Oil
 
Keritsubo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orlando, Florida
Age: 34
Posts: 2,901
 
Phew!!! Thanks, Rowan. I'm glad someone else has seen this happen. Like I said it only seems to happen when I've been sleeping too. Otherwise if I'm home, she's usually not sleeping but just like resting her eyes or something. Come next paycheck I'll put aside some money for bloodwork. Two or three paychecks and I should have enough.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
, [username] .
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
are you new member? have questions?
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Feel free to PM or IM me.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Contacts are my profile.
Keritsubo is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-08-2005, 05:13 PM
P-Diggity Dog Lover
 
Dallas's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Connecticut
Age: 65
Posts: 156
 
When cats get older, they do sleep a lot more soundly. My 17 year old sleeps like a log! You can sit on the couch next to him, the dogs jump up - he's out like a light. But he had his senior check up, blood is fine, he is fine - he just sleeps more, and deeper.

Donna
Dallas, Houston & Peanut the Prairie Dogs
Gypsy & Amber the Satos
Apache, Amigo, Max, and Morgan the Kitties
Scooter, Annie, Buttercup & Squeaky the Guinea Pigs
Mocha & Latte the Rat A Tats
Dallas is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome