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Luxor - going to the vet again

post #1 of 22
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perhaps as soon as tomorrow. If it can wait until Thursday I'd like it to, but if he's got to go he's got to go.


Luxor has always eaten things he shouldn't. I've gotten much better at picking up potential hazards. He also has always drank more water than Stoli. He hasn't been having raw for a couple of months now after he got really sick and couldn't keep any of it down. He's just been having Wellness.

A couple weeks ago Luxor stuck his head in a peanut bag and I think he got a lot of salty dust up his nose and he was shaking his head, licking his nose and sneezing for a while.

Well, the other day Luxor vomited all over the place - lots of food and lots of liquid. Not projectile though. I looked through it and there were tiny bits of plastic bag in it. After that incident Luxor seemed to be ok.

Then on Friday - he couldn't stop coughing, he looked like he was going to throw up and then nothing. He was fine. He coughed a little yesterday and then was fine. Last night he looked like he was going to throw up again, coughed and then started licking his lips and nose (kinda like the peanut incident). He's drank loads of water in the past couple of days. He was ok after that.

Well, this morning all he's done is sleep. He didn't wake us up, he's still sleeping in the same place. He'll purr when we go pet him but he's just blah. I've looked all around the house for something he could have gotten into and I can't find anything. I don't know why he would just all of a sudden get sick.

He's used the litter box all week and we cleaned it this morning and his clumps of pee and poop were there.....

Any ideas? I don't know what's wrong or what to ask the vet to check.
post #2 of 22
You don't need to know what's wrong nor do you need to know what to ask in order to take him to a vet. He clearly needs a vet and the reason you should take him is because he appears ill, and because you don't know what's wrong.

Why would you wait until thursday? Today is sunday, he could easily go on Monday. We can't diagnose him nor treat him through an internet connection and i I don't think anyone here is going to tell you its ok to delay going to a vet.
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by stephenq View Post
You don't need to know what's wrong nor do you need to know what to ask in order to take him to a vet. He clearly needs a vet and the reason you should take him is because he appears ill, and because you don't know what's wrong.

Why would you wait until thursday? Today is sunday, he could easily go on Monday. We can't diagnose him nor treat him through an internet connection and i I don't think anyone here is going to tell you its ok to delay going to a vet.

I obviously have offended you by the tone of your post Stephen. I'm not asking for permission to delay - I was hoping that it wouldn't be serious enough to take him in Monday because he already has a vet appointment on Thursday.

I have been around here long enough to know that my friends here only give me advice through past experiences not through actual vet knowledge. I posted this request for advice to see if someone had these same symptoms show in their cat and already had an idea of what it could be. After reading Sev's thread I realized that Luxor could just have a nasty hairball that is making him feel icky. Luxor has been shedding a lot this season and he is prone to hairballs. But he also could be bleeding internally from something, which I doubt, but you never know. Either way, something is wrong and he's going to see a vet.

If this is the way you treat members, old and new, then I'm in the wrong place. Many concerned cat owners come to this site seeking advice and there are more polite ways to tell them they should take what is said here only as suggestion than you just did.
post #4 of 22
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oh and FYI:

here is a direct quote from you saying what you think a problem is. Which is totally helpful if you've had experience with this. But the way you answered my thread makes me think that any advice like this should be ignored, which I don't think is what you mean. Your advice is valuable, as is others.

Quote:
Fleas don't usually cause bald spots. It sounds like ringworm.
post #5 of 22
Poor Luxor!! Many that it's nothing serious!
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
thanks for the vibes. still keeping my eye on him.
post #7 of 22
Prayers and for Luxor
post #8 of 22
Well, since this is a health and nutrition forum where you ask for advice, I'll do my best.

Does he feel like he has a temperature at all? Have you tried playing with him, and has it perked him up? Does he sound weezy?

I wonder if he has a piece stuck in his system and it's causing irritation?

That cat of yours Renovia!!!
post #9 of 22
I think it's serious enough for you to take him on Monday instead of waiting for your regular appointment on Thursday.

Cats are really good at hiding their ailments and usually when we do take notice that something is wrong, it's already quite advanced. So just based on that I would think a trip to the vet would be warranted sooner than later.

Lots of vibes for Luxor!
post #10 of 22
I would not wait to take him to the vet.
Maybe plastic is still in him.
post #11 of 22
Thread Starter 
i've taken him to the evet and we are back.
post #12 of 22
How is he doing?
post #13 of 22
I hope your little guy is doing okay.
Poor baby, bless his heart.
post #14 of 22
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he's still sleepy, we are going to call for the blood work tests in a little bit. After we feed him.
post #15 of 22
Renovia

I didn't mean to create that tone in my response but I could see how it came across that way - I apologize. Obviously the most important thing is getting your cat well and to the extent that I added to your stress, I'm sorry.
post #16 of 22
Poor Luxor! Stop getting into things and worrying mommy.

Lots of vibes on it's way.
post #17 of 22
The Great Adventures of Luxor!

I'm hoping you get the results back soon & am sending Luxor's way!
post #18 of 22
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bloodwork - show elevated allergens........this is the same thing that happened in March. We're still trying to figure out what he's allergic to.
post #19 of 22
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bloodwork - show elevated allergens........this is the same thing that happened in March. We're still trying to figure out what he's allergic to.
Oh no.... Hope you guys find whatever's ailing him soon. That silly kitty!
post #20 of 22
How is Luxor feeling today?
post #21 of 22
I hope Luxor feels better and hope you can figure out what's causing it.
post #22 of 22
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Luxor is feeling fine and dandy - we are still trying to figure out what food we should put him on. We don't want to keep feeding him what ever allergen he's allergic to.
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