Please help! 16 yr old cat not eating & lethargic.
hey, my name's katya, and i signed onto these forums asking for a bit of advice for my 16 year old cat buttercup(goes by tutters).
the day before yesterday or the day before that, as far as i could tell she was her normal ornery self. i was in bed reading with my huge comforter around me, and she was being a brat and kept shifting around at my side on top of the covers. i lifted the cover to get her to go under, and accidently did it too swiftly and she rolled right off the bed and straight onto her back.. i felt horrible, checked her out and she seemed fine, gave her treats, spoiled her rotten, etc. forgot about it, she was acting peachy keen.
now, this morning i noticed she wasn't really paying me any attention. she's like a lap dog, she lives on attention, especially from me. she was staring off into space, and wasn't eating that i was noticing. like, not eating at all.
i tell my mom who thinks i'm being stupid and crazy because tutters acts like her normal self as soon as mom walks in her room, then once she leaves, starts acting lethargic again.
and now it's past midnight and she's only eaten maybe 6-10 licks of ckicken baby food(fed her that when she was a baby, she loves the stuff) and enough water and fast enough to get her to puke up most of the food she had eaten. it's been about 2-3 hours since she last ate(if you could call it that, even.)
i just don't know what to do. i can't afford huge vet bills, and i don't know how to get food down her. she stopped being so wobbly, lethargic and stressed after she ate a tiny bit. please help, she's been my best friend for going on 17 years D: