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post #1 of 24
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Hi. On wednesday morning I woke up and my cat had thrown up white/yellow bile. I thought it would pass but by wednesday night his condition grew worse. He just layed there, staring at nothing. He'd keep throwing up. Wouldn't eat or drinking. When he'd go to the bathroom it was just like..mucousy diarrhea.He'd cry when I picked him up. On thursday I called the his vet but he wasn't in. I decided to take him to a different vet because it was an emergency. She ran a blood test and said that he had toxins in his liver or something, his stress level was high, and his white blood cells were extremely low. I told her do whatever you can for him, money is not a problem, just make him okay. She ended giving him fluids on the under the skin and a shot of antibiotic. She sent us home with some medicine that would make him stop vomiting and told me to force feed him baby food. I fed him baby food but he hated it. He ended up throwing it up. Four hours after we left the vet Tobie died. I'm distraught and want to know what was wrong with him? Do you have an idea?
post #2 of 24
Without an autopsy its hard to tell, but it sounds like something related to his liver. It could also be some kind of poison he got into - was he an outside cat?

I'm sorry for your loss. But know that he's happy and peaceful now, free of any pain.
post #3 of 24
I'm so sorry for you and your kitty.
post #4 of 24
If toxins were involved I would say that his liver may have been damaged or failing. I am so sorry for the loss of your cat and can relate with you in more than one way. It is NOT easy to deal with and I can't really offer you a definite answer.

If it is any comfort to you, I know it may not be much, but at least he wasn't home alone when he passed.
post #5 of 24
So sorry about your cat.
I lost my Stormy last Dec even though we rushed her to the vet.
She threw up yellow and was drooling and it turned out her kidneys were gone so I had t make the hard choice the next day.
I wonder why the vet didnt keep your cat there.
post #6 of 24
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the kind words!

He was 1 and he was an indoor cat. Before wednesday I thought he was PERFECTLY fine. It all happened so fast. I wish the vet would've told me more.
post #7 of 24
Thread Starter 
She also said that he'd be fine..that's why it's even harder to get over!
post #8 of 24
I am SO sorry about your baby
post #9 of 24
oh my! I am so so sorry, it definitely sounds like liver failure, and with cats that can come on VERY fast and be VERY severe. Many things can bring on liver failure. Your kitty is peaceful now and waiting for you.....

My thoughts and prayers to you.....
post #10 of 24
i'm sooooo sorry for your loss are you going to get an autopsy done on him so your sure what happend? that you get your closure
post #11 of 24
omg I am so sorry. The vet should not have told you that he would be okay, as your kitty was obviously very sick.

All I can think of is perhaps he got into something that was poisonous. Maybe you could look outside to see if there is anything around that he could have eaten. There is a list of poisionous plants and household items, etc. in this thread: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=174854

I guess the only way to know for sure is an autopsy. Did you call the vet and ask what it could have been? Again, I'm so sorry! I'm sure he is at the rainbow bridge now though and free of any pain.
post #12 of 24
In July and August, you were posting about using over-the-counter flea remedies on some cats.

Was this cat exposed to these?
post #13 of 24
So very sorry about your loss. I don't know if it helps much knowing that you are not alone and we all share in this pain.

I too lost a beloved dog to liver failure. The vet did not know the cause but there were several speculations. It happen so very quickly. They asked me about toxins. She was an inside dog and was supervised when out. They mentioned rat poison, liver disease, and a reaction to her annual vaccines.

I am so sorry.
post #14 of 24
It's so frustrating not to know "why". Something happened to his little liver..peace..
post #15 of 24
I've lost 2 cats to over-the-counter flea and tick medicines. I think that stuff is too strong for cats, especially if he was just one year old.

Poor little fellow. But you will see each other again at the Bridge and he will be as happy and healthy as ever! Lots of and peace during this difficult time!
post #16 of 24
i'm so sorry, that must have been so horrible for all of you. i have no advice but wanted to offer my support to you.
post #17 of 24
wow so sorry
post #18 of 24
My heart goes out to you. I am so sorry for your loss. I know the pain of a sudden death of a cat with no real explanation. It's very hard.

Again, I am so sorry for your pain.

Karen
post #19 of 24
so sorry about your loss
post #20 of 24
I am *so* sorry for the loss of your dear kitty, I wish I could take away your pain *hugs*

I wonder had your cat stopped eating a few days before?
post #21 of 24
I am very sorry about the loss of your baby! Without a necropsy, you may never know - you could ask your vet or another one do conduct the procedure. Here they range from $360 to $600. It could be the toxins in the liver and stress is very hard on cats but you can guess but there really nly is one way and that is a NECROPSY.

Take care in the weeks ahead. Think of the good times you shared w her! Hugs!
post #22 of 24
I am so so sorry.
It sounds like poisoning for it to happen so fast or feline distemper which can cause a cat to go downhill very fast.
post #23 of 24
Sweetie, I'm so sorry. IMO, the vet probably knew how sick your kitty was and that there was nothing to be done for him. ( I guess I can't believe a vet being stupid enough not to realize how sick your baby was) I lost my 7 y/o Bob to idiopathic liver failure just a couple of years ago. It happened very quickly and while the vet & I did everything we could for 7 weeks, Bob just didn't make it.
Don't be so hard on yourself; you took your kitty to an emergency vet when you realized he was sick and you told them money wasn't an issue. (another reason I think the vet just didn't want to tell you just how sick your kitty was---otherwise all sorts of tests would have been run) Obviously, either the vet was an idiot or was trying to make it easier on you (I think he/she failed miserably on that point)
The sudden death of a kitty is so hard. I'm sending (((big hugs))) to you.
BTW--what was your baby's name?
post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by libby74 View Post
Sweetie, I'm so sorry. IMO, the vet probably knew how sick your kitty was and that there was nothing to be done for him. ( I guess I can't believe a vet being stupid enough not to realize how sick your baby was) I lost my 7 y/o Bob to idiopathic liver failure just a couple of years ago. It happened very quickly and while the vet & I did everything we could for 7 weeks, Bob just didn't make it.
Don't be so hard on yourself; you took your kitty to an emergency vet when you realized he was sick and you told them money wasn't an issue. (another reason I think the vet just didn't want to tell you just how sick your kitty was---otherwise all sorts of tests would have been run) Obviously, either the vet was an idiot or was trying to make it easier on you (I think he/she failed miserably on that point)
The sudden death of a kitty is so hard. I'm sending (((big hugs))) to you.
BTW--what was your baby's name?
I agree, either the vet didn't realize how sick the kitty was or was trying to spare Divineintervent the pain. Perhaps he meant well, but personally, I would rather hear the truth and deal with it accordingly, rather than have false hope.

Divineintervent once again, I am terribly sorry and sad for your loss. Losing one of our babies hurts so much and I know you will miss your baby deeply. Thankfully he had you for his cat mommy.

Sending you lots of *hugs*
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