Our little Jason kitty had to spend the night in the pet hospital last night because he is sick. Mom noticed that he was not feeling very perky on Monday night, and he wasn't even meowing at her to hurry up and give him his bedtime meal. Mom didn't even know if he would eat it, but he did.
So in the afternoon, Mom took Jason to visit Dr. Griswold. Mom thought probably Jason caught toxoplasmosis from the kittens because the main symptoms of that are (1) lethargy, (2) loss of appetite, and (3) fever. It turned out that Jason had all three of these because his temperature was over 105º and the normal for a cat is about 101º or 102º. So right away, Dr. Griswold got worried about Jason, and she thought he needed IV fluids to help make his temperature go down, and also because he was sort of dehydrated.
Anyway, in the end, Mom and Dr. Griswold decided that Mom should take Jason over to Mission MedVet, which is now called VCA Mission. An emergency doctor there named Dr. Allen looked at Jason. She was very nice, but we don't think she is related to us, even though she has the same last name as we have. Also, Dr. Grigsby, the internist that Nicky went to see last week, looked at Jason. And everyone said he was a very handsome kitty and a nice one, too, probably because he didn't try to bite them.
So in the meantime, Jason is staying in a cage at the hospital with an IV thing in his leg so he can get fluids and antibiotics. We hope that his temperature will cool off soon, so he can come home, because he is probably feeling lonely and scared in the hospital. I know about these things because I have been there myself, and that is how I felt!