I don't know how or why but my baby finally drank some at supper time. I came home from work and she was freaking out. Climbing and clinging to me like the world was ending. Auntie said she had to hold her all day. She wouldn't settle down or even sit down all day. I looked around the house and poor auntie had different water dishes filled and placed all around the house. She was worried too.
I grabbed the nearest water bowl and dipped my fingers in the water and she was ravenously licking it off. After 3 or 4 tries I gave her some cupped in my palm and she took some sips. She wouldn't do that before. I felt encouraged and she was starting to act a little less skittish.
I refilled the plastic bowl right to the top and sat it down beside her on the sofa. After a minute she creeped forward and after a very tentative sip she took another and another. Hallelujah !
Here she is resting after her little belly was full of water.
At last she has settled down. Did I mention she woke me up at 1:30am, 3am and 4am?
Ok Momma, enough pictures. Leave me alone now. Buzz off :)
I called the Vet's office first thing this morning. I was put on hold 4 times and eventually was told someone would call me back. Seven hours later.........they called back. Ironically about 10 minutes after she drank. I was not impressed. The only info provided was possibly she got a shock from her metal dish.
Anyway, fingers are crossed that she will drink again later. But for now I'm just happy she drank at all.
Thank you for all your concern. These furry little babies crawl into our hearts and it's awful when you don't know how to help them.