The vet said to bring him in the morning. When I got up, I found my 5 month old kitten, Pierre, coughing. My 1 year old, Jacko, & 8 year old, Mattie, were too, but aside from the sneezing/coughing, they were all behaving normally. Rushed Angus to the vet. He had a fever of 105. All his bloodwork came back fine, no organ issues. The vet gave him a shot to help bring his fever down & a baytril shot.
Due to the fever & sudden onset on everyone, the vet recommended I treat all the cats. The 3 acting normally got amoxicillan. Angus has Baytril pills as he usually throws up or spits out liquid meds.
Angus acted a little better when he got home. I got a minute of purring out of him & he ate a small amount of kitten food. His eyes were watering so badly it looked like he was crying. He has started breathing exclusively through his mouth. He has eaten another small bit of kitten food, & has drank nothing as far as I know. He's lethargic & avoidant again.
He's in the room with us tonight where we are running a vaporizer (it blows hot steam, like a shower) but he doesn't seem to be breathing better. When should I be expecting to see some improvement? What in the world has come into my home & so quickly infected all my babies? I am very scared right now. It was like they were fine one day & not the next, but there may have been subtle signs I missed. Angus is definitely the sickest, and the oldest. What do I have to do to try to pull him through this? Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this?
I usually keep my apartment at 72 degrees or so in winter. Would turning up the heat help? It is still pretty drafty, no matter what, which is why I keep it low. I keep fleece blankets around for them to curl up on. I am just grasping at straws here. I just haven't seen Angus look this sick since Thanksgiving 2 years ago when I found him blocked & unmoving in the litter box. He is so very important to me!