Im wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience, yes Im in the UK but a colleague at work gave me this web adress as fellow cat lovers so Id appreciate anyone's ideas or feedback.
Where to start? I took my cat to the vets on Thursday evening as she wasn't herself, just sitting in the corner all quiet and looking grumpy - she screamed when I tried to pick her up. The vet said she'd ahd a fight, gave her anit biotics and asked to see her in 24 hours.
My boyfriend took her back on Friday and a different vet saw her and said she had swelling in her back end and was tender, she gave her some anti inflammatory tablets and some painkiller solution.
I took her home and she was really good, taking her tablets and she seemed to be getting better.Playing with her brothers (Ive got two other cats) eating and sleeping fine, then on about Saturday night I think it was she left a urine stain on my bedding I guessed it was her and Id been out and left her asleep on the bed then over Sunday it was more frequent I was noticing more urine looking puddles ont eh floor but it looked like there was blood in them, so I started to panick.
I'd already decided to take her to the vets after work on Monday but after Id left for work my boyfriend starting panicking when she was sat on the window ledge and after she got up there was a pool of urine and blood. He rushed her to vets where they said they needed to run more tests.
After and X ray and blood test they concluded she has broken her (spine they said at the time) and has nerve damage so she cant tell when she needs the toilet so her bladder is filling up and over flowing. At that time the first vet Paul said there was a 50/50 chance she would recover there was nothing they could do and to maybe think about putting her to sleep.
I have been speaking to the vets everyday and have got updates from a different vet who seemed to think she was improving really slowly, she now goes itno the litter tray as if she wants to go but nothing comes out or a little bit of over flow comes out.
She's had her drip taken out so she's back on tablets.
The first vet is of the opinion that she might never get better and it's not fair to keep her in hospital forever, if she cant pee on her own whats the point in keeping her alive. Another vet got my hopes up saying that I may be able to bring her home if I could learn how to empty her bladder myself.
She's my princess, she's only just turned 1. I dont want to make her suffer but at the same time I dont want to give up on her if theres still a chance, however small that she can get better. At first she couldnt mover her tail and now she can. At first she didnt even try and pee on her own and now she is. I know they're small steps but it's a start? When you see her she looks fine, she plays she can walk around - to look at her she looks the same as she did before.
Has anyone else experienced this? If you're in the UK - where did you go and how did you get over the problem?
Any tips or advice would be greatfully received. I can see you're all cat lovers on here so Id appreciate any help/ suggestions. Its a horrible time and I feel so alone, I just want my baby home and back with her brothers. Thanks