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post #61 of 87
Thread Starter 
So do I
I am making mistakes at work this afternoon because this is bothering me so much. It just brought it home how long this has gone on when the new vet said she would have done tests before now.
I feel like I've let them down
post #62 of 87
You haven't, you are a great 'Mum' to them, It's not your fault the vet was naff, it's happened to lots of us, thats probably why there are so many post sugesting getting a second opinion
post #63 of 87
Don't blame yourself.
We all know how hard you have been trying to get to the bottom of their problem.

When is your apt. with the new vet?
I think you are very wise to make this change.
post #64 of 87
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Originally Posted by Pombina View Post
Thats it, we've registered with a new vet and Ive cancelled my appointment!!
I just called and asked what they would do with 2 cats who had diarhhea for 2 weeks and she said they would have asked for a sample the first time we called!
She was so helpful and I feel so much relief that someone has actually taken an interest! I wish Id never wasted so much time with the other surgery!!!!!
I'm so glad you found a place that sounds just wonderful! And I sure hope they figure out what the problem is and fast. I've still got your babies in my thoughts and prayers.

Laurie
post #65 of 87
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Originally Posted by Pombina View Post
So do I
I am making mistakes at work this afternoon because this is bothering me so much. It just brought it home how long this has gone on when the new vet said she would have done tests before now.
I feel like I've let them down
You're not a trained vet - and you can't be held responsible for the incompetencies of your other vet! Once you realized there was a problem there, you did something about it. So don't blame yourself - you followed vet advice, and when it didn't work, you went out and got a new vet!



Laurie
post #66 of 87
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Originally Posted by Pombina View Post
Thats it, we've registered with a new vet and Ive cancelled my appointment!!
I just called and asked what they would do with 2 cats who had diarhhea for 2 weeks and she said they would have asked for a sample the first time we called!
She was so helpful and I feel so much relief that someone has actually taken an interest! I wish Id never wasted so much time with the other surgery!!!!!
I hope this vet visit goes much better than the ones with the old vet!!!
post #67 of 87
Thread Starter 
Thankyou everyone, you support means everything to me
Our appointment is at 2.20pm tomorrow. Mark has the whole day off as he has the dentist in the morning and wanted to come to the vet with us in the afternoon. I have to go to work in the morning but will leave at lunch. I am so happy now, I just captured one of Sleeves's poo!
The vet asked that I identify whos poop was whos when I brought it in. All I need is Nismo to go so I can catch her in the act
I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders because we are going to get somewhere with this now.
I tried most of the suggestions you all gave, and nothing, so a new vet really is the answer.
Thankyou all so much, I'll keep you updated
post #68 of 87
I'm glad you found a vet that sounds competent. Hopefully your kitties will be on their way to being well now!
post #69 of 87
sending you get healthy wishes for your kitties. I hope you find out what is upsetting their tummies.
post #70 of 87
Good luck "catching Nismo poop"!
post #71 of 87
Be sure to keep the poo refrigerated until appointment time.
You are doing great.
Poo vibes are on the way.
post #72 of 87
Thread Starter 
Ah, I didnt know about keeping it refridgerated! I did consider it but then thought it may 'denature' the poo? I really should have come on here to check
Will it still be ok?
I got a poop out the litter tray this morning which I am assuming belongs to miss Nismo. I have asked Mark to wash out the litter and put new stuff in because Nismo likes to go straight after that usually, so that way we can be sure we have one of hers.
Only a few hours to go
post #73 of 87
I'm so pleased to hear that Sleeves' and Nismo's poo is now in captivity ready for the vets It certainly sounds like your new vet will be an improvement and your sweet babies will be on their way to getting better very soon

I'll send many }}}VIBES{{{ for you all this afternoon
post #74 of 87
I would call and ask the vet about the poop not be refrigerated. In the lab I work at, we can't accept feces that hasn't been refrigerated. But it could be different in your case.
post #75 of 87
Thread Starter 
Ok we are home
Our new vet is just fantastic I have such a smile on my face because he treated my babies with such warmth and was cuddling them and let Nismo climb onto his shoulder.
Basically he is mystified at what could be causing this, since they have no access to outdoors, we don't have plants, we havent been ill etc etc etc
He checked out Sleeves's sample and offered to send it away but he said he would rather put them both on a longer course of antibiotics if that was ok with us.
So we are on 200mg of Metronidozole twice a day. He showed us how to pill and made sure we knew what we were doing. We've got a 'piller' just incase we struggle, and he advised us to syringe a drop of water down afterwards to make sure it goes right down.
He's given them both their first dose, so we'll see how we get on this evening
So Im afraid its no alcohol and wild parties for Sleeves and Nismo for the next 10 days
He gave us his name and said he would like to see them before or just after the 10 days are up. If things have not improved we will send the poop off for tests like salmonella, ecoli, etc etc but he does not think its any of those things as they are not vomiting and they look to be in excellent health!
So for now we've done what we can. We know there is nothing more we can try at home so we are probably going to start giving them a bit of wet food gradually again as they really love their mealtimes.
Thankyou for your continued vibes, they mean so much. Ill keep you updated on how the pills go down! (or not )
post #76 of 87
I was just going to post to see how things went!

It certainly sounds like you've found your new vet! So much better when you can see the same person on each visit!

I'm so pleased that it's nothing too much to be concerned about and I'm sure after the extended course of antibiotics, Sleeves and Nismo will be back to their usual selves in no time!
post #77 of 87
I do like that he recommended a follow up consult. That way you don't have to guess at what might be too long or not long enough. I really hope your little ones get better.
post #78 of 87
Your new vet sounds really nice Hope all goes well.
post #79 of 87
You new vet sounds much better than the last one...
Keep us updated.
post #80 of 87
I'm so glad you found a wonderful vet! And I have to say - it IS vexing! Poor babies - but isn't it nice to have confidence in their care?

I hope the antibiotics do the trick.

Laurie
post #81 of 87
Glad to hear you found a thorough vet you're happy with!
post #82 of 87
Just looking in for an update
post #83 of 87
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! we have normal poop again!
I don't think Sleeves has been since Friday morning but he probably doesn't have much to pass anyway. Nismo has done 3 big healthy poops! yay!
We are continueing with the antibiotics until the course is finished. I have to say, pilling them is absolutely breaking my heart.
Sleeves is ok, once you manage to prize is mouth open he usually swallows it quite easily. Nismo is a different story. Everytime she sees a towel now she runs scared as I have been wrapping them up to pill them.
I came to work very upset today as she just wouldnt come near me this morning
post #84 of 87
Normal poop dance coming right up.

Dexter is easy to pill...
With Sadie, I risk my life when I pill her.
I swear she can read my mind and knows in advance when it time.

Calming vibes are on the way...
not that they will help.
post #85 of 87
Oh boy do I know the heartache of the running-away kitty! Lazlo wouldn't come when called for dinner, and he ran away from me for WEEKS after his course of pills was done with!

On the other hand - it is always SO worth it. They may hate me for a while - but they get better and feel better. You just have to stay focused on that. !!

I am SO glad to hear the good news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Laurie
post #86 of 87
We were told to remain calm - keep in mind they are like babies...they pick up on your anxiety. Just remember that its for their own good. Maybe after giving them their pills immediately get out a special treat. A little sucking up never hurt :o)
Thats just what I did with my Black Beard. He was on meds for almost 3 weeks. The first week and a bit it was twice a day with two pills - man that was hard. Got to the point where the kids were better at giving it cause they didnt' get as upset as I did.
post #87 of 87
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Originally Posted by Pombina View Post
Thanks everyone! we have normal poop again!
I don't think Sleeves has been since Friday morning but he probably doesn't have much to pass anyway. Nismo has done 3 big healthy poops! yay!
We are continueing with the antibiotics until the course is finished. I have to say, pilling them is absolutely breaking my heart.
Sleeves is ok, once you manage to prize is mouth open he usually swallows it quite easily. Nismo is a different story. Everytime she sees a towel now she runs scared as I have been wrapping them up to pill them.
I came to work very upset today as she just wouldnt come near me this morning

Glad to hear they have normal poop again. Don't worry too much about Nismo... she'll come around. Poor little tot.
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