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post #1 of 21
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I'll try to give a brief summary. I have a 7 year old tabby named Einstein. I cleaned out his box monday night this week. When I got home from work tuesday I noticed that he didn't eat or drink. Went to clean his box and it was empty. Didn't think much of it though cause he was acting fine. Wednesday morning he didn't go to the bathroom or eat. I tried to give him tuna (his favorite) but he just sniffed it wand walked away. Wednesday night when I got home he didn't come to greet me. He just stayed on the couch and was a little lethargic. Still hadn't eaten or gone to the bathroom also noticed some vomit, mostly bile. I took him to the emergency vet that night cause I feared him being dehydrated from not drinking. He spent the night. They did blood test and it came back negative. Xrays showed no abnormalities. They did find some bacteria in is urine so thought it may be UTI and they gave him antibiotics and fluids. Picked him up in the morning and took him to regular vet. Looked him over and the results from emergency clinic. Said to take him home and see how he does. Spent the day with him Thursday and he just laid down all day under the bed. Tried to give him his liquid medicine but he vomited that. Took him back to the vet that evening. He peed in his carrier on the way there. Vet gave him a shot of medicine for uti, also something for his vomiting and fluids. Took him home and he went to some of his favorite spots but really didn't sleep. Did use the litter box to pee but still no eating, drinking and more vomiting. Also he appeared to be very lethargic and started drooling, tongue hanging out. Took him in Friday morning and they hospitalized him. He's been there since. Gave him different antibiotic, something to sooth his stomach, fluids and more testing. All negative on his blood, liver, etc. No fever. Still vomiting, drooling, tongue sticking out. Vet thinks something may be bothering his stomach and or esophagus. Treating him for that. I went to visit him today and pretty much the same. He's very scared of course but was happy to see me. When I left he sure didn't want me to leave him. Anyway I'm confident in the care he's getting but anyone ever seen this before?
post #2 of 21
Are they giving him clavamox?
Coco barfs that up every time she has that.
She has a Uti again right now and is on Baytril.
The drooling my stormy did and I her Kidneys were gone and I lost her.
Tuna and fish is bad for cats with Uti's.
Coco had a shot for her Uti and she still needed Baytril.
She can never have clavamox again because of how sick it makes her.
She would not eat at all when she was on it and had stomach pain.
How are the new antibotics working?
Do you know what kind of infection it is?
My Cocos is Ecoli.
post #3 of 21
I'm sorry poor Einstein is not feeling well, I'm sorry I can't offer you any suggestions but, I'm sure someone will be along soon that could shed some light on this. Many Prayers and for your little boy.
post #4 of 21
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies and well wishes so far. It looks like they have him on Cefazolin, Pepcid and Reglan. Yeah with the drooling they thought it would be his kidneys or liver but the tests they've done so far are negative for that.
post #5 of 21
Coco had Cefalexin and she threw it up like the Clavamox and had stomch pains. That is why she is on Baytril. I hope he wil be ok.
I am glad his Kidney test are Neg.
My Coco has kidney problems now with her last test.
I can help you with the urine problems because Coco has had it off and on for 2 years.
I wonder why your cat is drooling though.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
Coco had Cefalexin and she threw it up like the Clavamox and had stomch pains. That is why she is on Baytril. I hope he wil be ok.
I am glad his Kidney test are Neg.
My Coco has kidney problems now with her last test.
I can help you with the urine problems because Coco has had it off and on for 2 years.
I wonder why your cat is drooling though.
The vet thinks something may be bothering is esophagus and is painful to swallow, thus the drool.
post #7 of 21
I hope they find out what it is.
post #8 of 21
Sounds scary! How's Einstein doing today?
post #9 of 21
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Not sure yet. The vet doesn't open for another hour and a half. He did call me last night before going home saying they were gonna give him some barium pellets to see if there's any blockage. So I'm just waiting anxiously to hear if there's any results from that and to hear how he's doing today.
post #10 of 21
Awwww, many vibes and prayers for your baby
post #11 of 21
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Thanks for the good vibes and prayers!

Talked to the vet this morning. He did pass the barium pellets so that means there's no blockages. He is still drooling and did vomit once over the night. The drooling though seems to have subsided a little so he felt that was some sign of improvement. They wanna keep him another 24 hours and if there's no more improvement by then he'll need to see a specialist and they'll have to put a scope down his throat and have a look. My girlfriend and I are gonna visit him today and bring some of our old t-shirts to leave with him. He always likes to sleep on our clothes when we're not home.
post #12 of 21
Hmmmm....I'm wondering if he's ingested something toxic. Have they checked for that? Also wondering if they've checked for kidney stones.

Hope your little guy is feeling better SOON!!
post #13 of 21
I had a cat with kidney stones and he never drooled.
Thats why I lost him.
post #14 of 21
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Hmmmm....I'm wondering if he's ingested something toxic. Have they checked for that? Also wondering if they've checked for kidney stones.

Hope your little guy is feeling better SOON!!
Yeah they checked for that and don't think he did. They did check for stones as well and that came back negative. That's what's weird is every blood, liver and kidney test they've done is fine.

It was good to visit him today. We got to stay for about and hour and he was very happy to see us. He seems to have improved some as well. He was drooling way less, his tongue is more back inside his mouth and he hadn't vomited all day. Seemed a little bit more like himself. He even took a little 10 minute nap while covered by our "smelly" t-shirts. It's always hard to leave him cause I want him to be home and he of course freaks out when they come to take him away. Just hoping and praying that he starts eating and can come home tomorrow or Tuesday.
post #15 of 21
Did they do an xray?
post #16 of 21
Thread Starter 
Yes. Unfortunately it was determined that he had cancer. I didn't want to see him suffer anymore. He was put to sleep on 10-14-08. He was my little buddy and I loved him very much. That was the hardest decision I've ever had to make. Here's a little slide show tribute to him:

http://web.me.com/mark172/Site/Movie.html
post #17 of 21
So sorry about your cat.
post #18 of 21
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Originally Posted by mews2much View Post
So sorry about your cat.
Thank you. I really appreciate it
post #19 of 21
MY condolences. I've had to put down 5 cats so far in my lifetime, and it doesn't get any easier with time. It is the worst thing ever. You can only take a little comfort in knowing you gave them a good life and tried the best you could to help them. I am really sorry.
post #20 of 21
I'm so sorry for your loss, I also had one of mine pts, 2 weeks ago, it is the hardest thing you can do, the only thing that gets you through is knowing they are not suffering.
post #21 of 21
I'm so sorry to hear about your dear boy

May he rest in peace
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