I can only wish you the very best of luck.
Thank you. We are terrified because he isn't eating or drinking now. We have directions to the animal hospital in case.
My thoughts are with you.
Even with kidney failure, cats can last a very long time with only a slight modification to their owners' quality of life (extra attention brushing, scooping of the box, maybe medication).
Thanks for the hope! We will certainly ask the Vet about any options. We want him to get better so much. One blessing is that he IS insured, so if he needs surgery it won't be a choice between us surviving and him getting the right care.
Oh no!!! Healthy kitty vibes! *~*~*~*vibes*~*~*~*
thanks. After all of my complaining about his night howling, I hope to hear him feeling well enough to be up to his bad antics tonight.
Poor Midnight! I hope he'll be okay!
Thanks. He doesn't have a fever, and he's young and healthy, so hopefully those things will work in his favor. I'm really afraid because he's SO ill and has so many symptoms of kidney failure.
Yeah. Three of our kitties got hit by the bad food in the spring, during that recall? They all got pretty sick for a while, and we feared the worst then. Lots of kidney failure signs there, too. :( But everyone's doing great, now. Even cantankerous old Boo.
I hope Midnight feels better soon. Poor kitty cat.
2007-09-30 02:03 am (UTC)
You caught it in time, it sounds like....
Good vibes to you, Craig and Midnight. Poor kitty!
Cats are pretty resilliant, and if the vet sent him home it should be ok. They generally don't send home the bad cases. But still, having just gone through the cancer scare with Emma, I know what you're going through.
Emma and Murphy send their best.
2007-09-30 02:30 am (UTC)
Re: You caught it in time, it sounds like....
Thanks. I'm hoping the fact that he's younger and has been healthy up to this point will pull him through. Craig and I are getting him the best care out there, so let's hope our bad kitty is back to his crazy antics soon.
2007-09-30 02:51 am (UTC)
Re: You caught it in time, it sounds like....
He will be.
He may have to go on special food for a while, but he'll be good as new, and feeling his old kitty self in a few weeks.
Been in the boat you're in, just with a pooch.
LOADS of GOOD VIBES for you guys and especially Midnight!!!!
Thanks. On the plus-side, although he's obviously very ill, he doesn't seem to really be in pain.
He's getting way better! He drank and ate some soft food and is walking around much more.
2007-09-30 02:38 am (UTC)
Oh sweetie... *sniffs* I am so sorry.
I'm definitely sending out the healing vibes. I really hope it's gastritis. There's no way for them to know? I mean, they just sent him home? You just have to wait and see what happens? How horrible! *hugs you tight*
Please give Craig my love as well. I am so sorry.
I will. He is so stressed. I made him some shepard's pie. Comfort food. Not sure what else to do for my boys but extra cuddling. *hugs* They won't tell us anything because they can't get results until Monday. My fingers are crossed that he just starts getting better tomorrow. He is at least hydrated and not throwing up anymore, so there is a chance.
2007-09-30 07:34 am (UTC)
*crosses her fingers too*
Honey, I know what you and Midnight are going through. I went through it with one of my kitties a couple years ago. I hope he gets better fast.
BTW, some kitties, when they don't feel well and throw up, will stop eating and drinking because it makes them feel sick, and it becomes a vicious circle of not getting better because of not eating or drinking. Dehydration is very serious for kitties. If he feels at all dehydrated, he can get his liquids via IV under the skin of his scruff - and you can even do it at home once the vet gives you the supplies and if you have the stomach for it. Getting rehydrated makes a kitty feel WAAAY better, and he may start eating, and if it is gastritis, as it passes, you'll get him on the road to recovery much quicker than relying on him to start drinking on his own.
HUGS TO YOU and Midnight!!!!
Thank you! He did get IV fluids and we are watching him. He still is hydrated and we are checking him every hour. He won't eat any food. We tried to get him some wet food, but he had no interest. I'm just hoping after some sleep he is better tomorrow. *hugs*
If he is no longer getting sick from the food, you can make a watery paste from the soft food and spoon (force) feed it. Or at least use a plastic syringe to get some water down his throat. I wouldn't do this right away, but definitely after a couple days. Let me know if you want more details on how - email me your number even, and I'll call you. (With fostering, I've done this to dozens of kittens).
He is throwing up again :( I'm not sure what to do. We keep checking him every hour. If he gets dehydrated (they showed us what to look for at the vet), I'm taking him with Craig to the animal hospital.
poor little guy
I'm so sorry
Thanks. I'm so hoping that the little guy will just start eating and drinking tomorrow. It would be a huge relief. So far, at least he isn't dehydrated and seems to not be in pain (although he IS tired and obviously not feeling well).