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Rene just got diagnosed with Pancreatitis

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by vene, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. vene

    vene New Member

    Sorry folks for not posting in the last couple of days. Just had a small crisis. Rene was puking up "beef broth" looking material for a day. The last straw was when she puked up purple looking material. I suspected blood. Sure enough when I dabed the carpet with a paper towel, there were lots of pink stuff. Needless to say, I called Rene's vet clinic and rushed her there. They said she needed x-rays to rule out obstruction and anti-inflammatory meds. Of course I said yes. I didn't care about the vet bill (close to $600), I just wanted my healthy Rene back. After leaving Rene with the vet, I couldn't concentrate on anything. :m13: They told me I'd have to wait 2 hours and they'd call me with the results. After what seemed like eons, Dr. Neuman (not Rene's regular vet) called with the results. The CBC, chem profile, enzymes, etc. came back normal. But the x-rays showed a lot of gas in a section where the stomach empties into the small intestine which was indicative of pancreatitis with no signs of obstruction (thank goodness, kitties and doggies are known to die from obstruction- intestinal perferation and so forth). Right now Rene is on antibiotics, and Pepsid. She's acting very normal- eats fine and is going to the bathroom and most importantly, she's NOT puking anymore! :eek: As part of the treatment, she was given subcutaneous fluids, but not IV drip. I wonder why? BTW, one of the vet techs was in love with Rene. She kept petting and hugging her and saying her fur is so soft like a rabbit's. :roll: Normally, sedation was needed for the procedures but it wasn't necessary because she was such a good little girl. :m10: I'm so relieved that Rene is okay. Phew! :mrgreen: Now to catch up on some z's and pillow making. Need one for tomorrow and one for Sat. 8)
  2. Bente

    Bente New Member

    Oh, poor Rene! I'm so glad she is doing fine :eek: :eek: :eek:
    Give her a big hug from me and Kyrre!
  3. i_love_my_ollie

    i_love_my_ollie New Member

    poor thin *hugs* form me and ollie
  4. EternalFlame

    EternalFlame New Member

    :kiss_heart: :kiss_heart: SOOOO glad u are BOTH feeling better!
  5. halaroo

    halaroo New Member

    Poor Rene! I'm glad she's doing better. What a rough week you had! Hugs to both of you! :love_y_t_much:
  6. Cassie

    Cassie New Member

    arwww...huge hugs to you both. I'm glad to hear that Rene is doing better. Now YOU go get some much needed rest.
  7. pomlover

    pomlover New Member

    Sorry to hear about Rene, but glad to know that she is getting better.
  8. lucidity03

    lucidity03 New Member

    Poor Rene! I hope she recovers quickly. I bet that was a heck of a scare for you!
  9. fridaylove

    fridaylove New Member

    Vene....glad to hear that Rene is doing better, such a scare! I hope Rene continues to do better and better and better :) :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
  10. vene

    vene New Member

    :qm1: everyone! :love_y_t_much: Rene is doing much better today. She only puked once. I hope it's the last of it. It's definitely better than 10 pukes the other day. :mrgreen: She will be 2 in April so she's definitely too young to be sick. This is her today. :qm4: She's as active as ever! :eek:
  11. nern

    nern New Member

    I'm so glad to hear that Rene is okay and is doing better today. :eek:
  12. Michelle Wachniak

    Michelle Wachniak New Member

    Big hugs and huge vibes to both you and Rene!!! Please take care!!
  13. vene

    vene New Member

    Thanks for your kind words and thoughts again everyone! Rene is 100% better and is as snuggly and playful as ever. She acts like she was never sick. :mrgreen: :eek: :eek: :eek: Has anyone's kitty ever had pancreatitis? And if so, how bad was it?
  14. deb2950

    deb2950 New Member

    Always good to hear good news!

    So glad she is well and recovering! :D
  15. honeybears

    honeybears New Member

    I am glad to hear she is recovering nicely. I didnt know cats got pancreatitis, my dog just went thru that and spent 3 days at the vet, they said it usually caused by eating large amoutns of fatty foods like gettting into the trash
  16. vene

    vene New Member

    Thank you Deb and Honeybears. Honeybears, I'm sorry your baby had to stay at the vet for 3 days. Rene's foods are not very fattening and she doesn't eat out of the garbage. I wonder if it's possible for her to have gallstone/ gallbladder attack? :0011: Lynnhaz just told me that Bengals are more prone to sensitive tummies. :( I'm swearing off fish treats for Rene. She's starting to go back to licking dirty water off the sink. Her Drinkwell fountain is no longer effective and I'm ditching it through ebay. :mrgreen: I wonder if drinking sink water can give her pancreatitis? :?
  17. Chessmind

    Chessmind New Member

    I'm very relieved to know she is doing fine, Vene. Phew! :D Give here a scratch under the chin for me. She's such a pretty girl and she was so good at the vet's.
  18. vene

    vene New Member

    Thank you Chessmind. Here's Rene today kneading on her latest pillow:


    Notice the big furpatch missing on her neck? I wonder if they shaved her there to draw blood and administer meds? She looks so funny.
  19. Chessmind

    Chessmind New Member

    That's a good pic of her and the pillow. All of the cats sure seem to love those pillows. :D
  20. halaroo

    halaroo New Member

    I think Vene puts some sort of addictive substance in the stuffing...

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