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Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by lynnhaz, Jun 26, 2004.

  1. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    today has been a difficult day. max had watery stools this am. absolutely no form to them at all. he has been off his meds per doctor recommendation since mon. yesterday the doc started tylan powder again. he has not ate all day. a little lethargic. i am scared. the doc (specialist) wants to start him on metronidazole along with the tylan powder. i am just so stressed.... i am afraid he is sick, and maybe wont get well. i know its just my negative thinking but otis died just three months ago and i think i am still so sensitive to that...
  2. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    the other thing that happened is that he threw up this morning. by the looks of it he somehow got hold of my sweatpants string and ate it. he threw up a portion of the string. i talked to the vet about it. he is concerned that if he continues to not eat, he could have an obstruction. i am beside myself. he just threw up again, liquid and yellow looking. its 1 am in the morning. my vet is out of town. the specialist is going out of town tomorrow. i am calling all three first thing in the morning (my regular vet, the specialist and the emergency center). i think he needs xrays or something.

    on the other hand. since he has been off the meds since monday, and only resumed yesterday....maybe his stomach is just upset because he has so much irritation.

    i am totally beside myself...in fear. :cry:
  3. vene

    vene New Member

    Hey Lynn old buddy, hang in there. I'm so sorry about Max. Maybe his little stomach just can't handle too many med changes within such a short period of time. Here's some info that you probably already know:


    Hopefully you got a hold of your vet by now and they can help Max right away. let us know what happens.

    Lots of xoxoxoxo's from Rene, Monty, Milo, + Pumpkin
  4. vene

    vene New Member

    Here some interesting info about causes of vomiting. But don't read this until you've talked to the vets. There's too much info here that might make you second guess about Max's condition.

  5. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    hi vene. :) thank you for responding and thank you for finding such a detailed article.

    i notified dr. carey who knows max from the clinic. she sees him when dr. grant is unavailable. she is a fantastic vet. but, my clinic is closed on saturday. so, i took him to my old vets which i never really liked....but!!! they have the best vet there now. he was great. i asked for xrays to rule out an obstruction. they did xrays and barrium...didnt see anything in there to cause concern. so, i am really relieved.

    the two meds he is on, he has really taken all along. they just interchange them every two weeks. i really trust the docs working with him. he is tired now...got iv subcutaneous fluids today. i am sure he is just tired from everything, since it has been going on for so long. i will watch him closely over the weekend, then see dr. grant on monday. he hasnt vomited since last night, thank goodness.

    this has really taken its toll...i am really tired...i just worry alot for him.
  6. vene

    vene New Member

    No vomiting and no obstruction, that's great news! :eek: Get some rest and worry about Max after you get your much needed Z's. Rene sends Max extra hugs and kisses and hopes he gets well soon. :kiss_heart:
  7. nern

    nern New Member

    I'm glad to hear that there was no obstruction and I'm sorry you were so worried. Hope he is feeling better soon.
  8. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    he is better today. but....a couple things (surprise, surprise :| )

    first, he is still not really eating anything. :cry: he ate a few bites of a canned food that i had on hand...IVD formula. he doesnt want to eat his regular food. he doesnt want to eat the zd.

    then...i gave him his metronidazole tonight...he just started it yesterday. the vet increased the dose, so he can now taste the bitterness and it makes him foam terribly at the mouth. (it is liquid form and mixed with chicken broth). he started foaming at the mouth from the bitterness of the med, then threw it up all over. :mrgreen: i suspect what happened is that he was foaming so bad, he probably tripped his gag reflex.

    i have left my vet (the specialist in bacteriology) a message about the food and the metronidazole. it is the weekend. it is such a stressor. thank you for the support. it means alot to me right now.
  9. vene

    vene New Member

    At least Max is eating a little bit and you knew what the vomit was. There's got to be a better way of giving our little one meds. They are so smart even disguising the meds doesn't help. My Pooky used to foam at the mouth and spit out his meds too. What's the IVD formula?
  10. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    ivd is one of the superior brands...it is a development formula for kittens that you get at veterinarians. it comes in canned and dry. but the vet called back last night and told me that he did not want me to push food on him. take all food away last night and this am. i didnt like that idea but i have done it. :roll: max is very energetic this am, playing as usual. he just knocked a lamp down :x and is running around like a crazy man. i havent fed him yet. i have a little fear that he still wont eat. plus i dont th9in0k he
    ikesthat0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000999999. oops...that was max....so as i was saying, i dont think he likes that hypoallergenic diet. but he didnt really like anything yesterday. so we will see. at least he is back to his old self.

    the vet also wanted me to stop his metronidazole. i think he just cant tolerate it in liquid, with the increased dose. what they do is crush up pills and mix it with chicken broth. now with the increased strength, they crush up more pills which makes the liquid grainy and he starts foaming. he looked like a rabid cat....foam everywhere. gunky... :mrgreen: (funky, yucky, and gross = gunky)
  11. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    :eek: he is out in the kitchen crunching away. the vet wanted me to wait to feed him until this afternoon. i couldnt do it...he seemed hungry. so, he is eating, thank God. doesnt want the zd...but is eating his regular chicken soup food. so i guess we will have to try a different hypoallergenic diet. here we go again............... :shock:
  12. vene

    vene New Member

    Great news! :eek: I'm so happy to hear that Max is back to his old self and eating again. I don't think cats like to have their favorite foods messed around with. Did he break your lamp or anything else? :mrgreen:
  13. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    well...as with many things...i have to let go of my expectations that he wont ruin stuff from time to time. the lamp has a paper shade...that is probably why he likes it. so...i guess it comes down to this: i am happier that he is energetic and back to his old self, so i would rather sacrifice the lamp than have him lethargic and sick not playing with anything. small price to pay. :roll:

    vene...thanks for being so thoughtful and interested...it really means alot to me. you are so supportive...it is so appreciated.
  14. lunaguy

    lunaguy New Member

    lynnhaz, sorry to hear about all that you and Max just went through, and happy to hear that it is having a happy ending. Here's hoping that Max will continue to do well! Good luck to you both.
  15. vene

    vene New Member

  16. vene

    vene New Member

    Lynn it's my turn to be scared. Milo just vomited several times in the past half hour. It's yellow liquid. I'm going to have to read that article on vomiting very carefully now. I hope all he has is just a viral infection. He's been light weight lately and I'm thinking it's because he goes out and excercises and is eating premium foods. I'm tempted to take him to the vet right now. I'll do a little more research before I do.
  17. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    oh vene...i know that fear...constantly watching them to see if they are okay, following them around the house, making sure they eat, dont throw up after eating, and the ball of fear in the pit of the stomach feeling.

    i am sure milo is okay...but keep us posted...i will say a prayer.

    check your pm post too
  18. fridaylove

    fridaylove New Member

    Glad to hear that Max is feeling better right now.
  19. lynnhaz

    lynnhaz New Member

    thank you fridaylove. he is a chow hound today :shock:
  20. vene

    vene New Member

    Milo seems to be ok right now. He's not puking anymore and is eating like crazy. I'm still a little worried. Maybe he ate something bad outside.

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