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Last updated: Feb. 8, 2010 6:01 am
Posted: Feb. 5, 2010 9:06 am
Commented by: JARRIE
Feb. 5, 2010 9:08 am
We had to leave our cat at the vet's today, the snowstorm coming in and all, we weren't sure if we could bring her home with her new anti-nauseal meds or not, so we had to leave her there. This is her 2nd round of anti-nauseals; a physical exam revealed nothing; 2 sets of x-rays revealed nothing. Waiting on bloodwork, but doc says the Richmond airport may not get the bloodwork out today. Sort of bummed, she seems healthy other than not eating and vomiting, anyone have any words of encouragment? Been kind of weepy all day. :/ TIA for reading this.
Feb. 5, 2010 9:10 am
Jarrie, your kitty is in the best place and they will be able to care for him/her. I'm sure it will all work out. good luck:)
Feb. 5, 2010 9:11 am
Is she on anything? My cat went on antibiotics and they called her to not eat and throw up a lot. She’s perfectly fine now that she’s off them
Feb. 5, 2010 9:13 am
peeing and pooping properly? We went through something like that with our cat last year. Turned out it was an impacted hairball, the vet had to give him an enema in the end. (oops)
Feb. 5, 2010 9:16 am
My kitty was throwing up for a bit, we ended up having to switch his cat food to a more expensive but better-for-him brand. He is perfectly fine now. :) They will give him proper care and treatment where he is and all you can do is visit him and give him loves, that will be comforting for your baby. :) Best of luck to you and I wish your kitty a speedy recovery!
Feb. 5, 2010 9:17 am
SWEETJAM--Thank you :) LMF443--No, she hasn't been on any meds of any sort. She just started vomiting one day, which is not totally out of character for a cat...but, she's also sort of tubby, and the following morning we realized she wasn't eating. She wouldn't even have anything to do with tuna. But nope, no meds :( laughingmagpie--She hasn't been pooping, but the xrays showed there isn't much in there. She has apparently been peeing, as there isn't an overload in there (or wasn't--doc said there is nothing impeding her from using the potty). I do think it is a hairball, but they can't see inside her belly because she's a bit tubby. Double xrays and she just has a blurry tummy with bones in the way :(
Feb. 5, 2010 9:20 am
Pyrex Cook -- I wish I thought that's what it was. They gave her a mild anti-nauseal last night, and when she tried to eat a little tuna, she threw up immediately; so we waited a few hours, and let her try again with her regular dry IAMS food, and same thing: she ate a single kibble after much persuasion, and stared vomiting again. I just hate that she's away and I'm snowbound away *from* her, you know?
Feb. 5, 2010 9:36 am
Well, I would be more worried if I was snowbound with her and not able to get her to the vet! She is where she will get looked after and taken care of, but I know it is hard to be seperated from your little love! Hang in there and give them a call to check on her!
mimosa ain't no PRO
Feb. 5, 2010 9:38 am
Oh big hug to you from a Mom to two 12 year old diva's! Did they xray more than just her abdomen? I once had a kitty with what we finally figured out was a tracheal injury that caused havoc for a while but got better on it's own. I do feel for you because I can't stand to be away from mine (such a worrier). She's in great hands so just stay safe and warm so she has a cozy lap to come home to!
Feb. 5, 2010 9:47 am
LOBSTER--Yeah, that thought is what prompted us to leave her there instead of just taking her home with her new meds. We'd rather her be there when the bloodwork comes back in case they need to do an IV or emergency thyroid meds or something! It still feels wrong--the other cats are upset too lol! mimosa--Thank you, all 3 of you :) They xrayed her from head to the beginning of her tail (the actual tailbone is not pictured, but the business end is). They searched for foreign objects in her front and rear, and still trying to rule out foreign objects/hairball in the tummy! Thank you for the encouraging words (that goes for EVERYONE!)
Feb. 5, 2010 9:48 am
They need to add a function where you can space between paragraphs in your replies, really.
Feb. 5, 2010 11:08 am
Is she a kitten, on my kitties first birthday she had similar symptoms and needed a small operation after her second vet visit. It was something unusual and the vet and I missed it the first time so I thought I would mention it. She was apparently chewing on one of the girls old ballet costumes and she got a string around the very base of her tongue. They had some other explanation and gave her medicine. Didn't work and she quit eating(lost over a pound and she only weighed seven). I asked the vet to check her mouth carefully because I sometimes got the idea that she might have mouth pain. Put her to sleep to remove the string and she was all better. Maybe something similar is going on with your cat. I wouldn't think the two were related but they were. HOpe she is home and fine soon.
crazycatlady -  "CCL"
Feb. 5, 2010 11:13 am
I'll be praying for a speedy recovery for your fur-baby and also a prayer or two for you. Keep us posted! Another thought, did they check your kitty's teeth? My oldest went through that and it was an infected tooth that was causing the problem. Hugs!
Feb. 5, 2010 11:24 am
Jarrie..I'm sorry about your cat. It's never easy when they're sick (especially since they can't talk to us). It was a wise decision to leave her at the vet just in case. Give the cats extra attention and think positive!
Feb. 5, 2010 11:28 am
JARRIE, I lost a cat about 10 years ago with these symptoms. They couldn't figure out what was wrong with her in time. I'm going to try to tell you what it was and have your vet check your kitty for it. . . it was called hemoblastosis. . . or something (very) like that. It's NOT contagious, if you have other cats.
Feb. 5, 2010 11:38 am
Jarrie, so sorry about your kitty! We will pray for her and you, as I know this is very difficult. Hang in there for her! HUGS!
Feb. 5, 2010 12:07 pm
JARRIE, I apologize if this shows up in a double post, I tried to answer it earlier. I lost a cat 10 years ago with these symptoms. The couldn't figure out what was wrong with her in time. She had hemoblastosis or something (very) like that. Please have your vet check for this condition. If you have other cats, it is not contagious. Infact, 10 years ago, they were not sure HOW cats got it. Perhaps they know more today.
Feb. 5, 2010 2:12 pm
Good luck wishes and kitty prayers coming your way. You are doing all the right things. Waiting is the hardest part.
Feb. 5, 2010 3:20 pm
maureend--My girl is 9 years old (wow, the time flies) and they did actually check her teeth, tongue, & throat. Several times--I guess they see that pretty often. The xrays showed that there is no string binding up her insides either. They're kind of stumped!
Feb. 5, 2010 3:22 pm
CCL, thank you for the well-wishes for my fur-baby :) You know, they checked her teeth a couple times for things like string, I'm not sure they checked for cavities, I'll mention that to them. I'm *that* customer, yes.
Feb. 5, 2010 3:22 pm
kylee, Nicole, and CookieWeasel--thank you :) She'll take all the prayers she can get! And so will I!
Feb. 5, 2010 3:24 pm
LadySparkle, thank you for mentioning the hemoblastosis. I will definitely ask them about that. I hate to sound like one of those pushy, know-it-all people, but I keep asking them if they're aware of this that etc...and today I was right, the other vet today did NOT know that my girl had already had an injected dose of anti-nauseal when she was prescribing another one! Yikes! So I'll definitely mention it, the worst that can happen from mentioning it is that I sound like a jerk, and I can live with that!
crazycatlady -  "CCL"
Feb. 5, 2010 3:37 pm
So glad you are staying on top of things and you are "that" kind of a person. Makes for a perfect cat-mommy! I was so scared when that happened to my kitty. The absessed (sp?) tooth really made her sick and luckily we found it in time. Good luck with whatever they find and so glad you got to bring kitty back home (and that she is eating), I know that will make you both feel better.
Feb. 5, 2010 4:18 pm
oh JARRIE, I hope that's NOT the problem, but if they don't KNOW. I never really care WHAT I sound like when worried about a loved ones illness. . . all I know is I want them better. I'm glad you could bring her home and she's able to keep food down. I hope her problem is solved quickly and painlessly. We love our animals so. Take care :)
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