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help - for a VERY sick cat

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Hello, my cat is named Duke, he is an orange tabby, and I've had him for 7 years now. Just one week ago he started getting sick and throwing up all of the time. After 3 days of never ending puke, we took him to the vet and they did some tests on him. They then performed surgery on him and looked to see if he had eaten a foregin body or had cancer but they found nothing. Although they did notice that 3 of his organs were discolored, and lighter than a normal cats. 2 of the organs which i can remember are his liver and stomach. So they took tissues from each organ and sent them to a lab in which we wont get results back for one week. He is back at home now and suffering, throwing up everytime he gets up or moves and we cant get pain medication in him which is makeing things worse. He hasen't eaten or drank anything by choice for nearly a week. Im really worried and was wondering if anyone may know whats going on with my cat. Ive tried researching discolored organs online and havent had any luck and im getting really worried and anxious cause the vet has no idea whats wrong with him. Could anyone please help me and my cat out?
post #2 of 5
Hmmmmmm.. The FIRST thing you need to do is at least get some fluids in him, if this poor guy hasn't had anything in so long dehydration is a problem. Im surprised the vet didn't tell you that.

I would get in touch with you vet and see if he can set you up with an I.V. fliuds set and show you how to use it at home. It's actually pretty easy.

I would also explain all that is going on with him and make sure he understands, I can't think of a vet that would let your guy suffer as he is.....

Other than that, I don't know what much about internal organ things..

Let us know how it goes.
post #3 of 5
If he's not eating or drinking he should definetly be on an IV... i'm surprised your vet hasn't suggested that to you by now...

You can ask your vet about giving him an energy gel

*Nutrigel- It's a high-energy vitamin concentrate providing metabolizable energy (1500kj/100gm). It contains Vitamin A, D, E, B1, B2, B6, B12, Nicotinamide, Calcium Pantothenate, Folic Acid, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium & Iodine, Fat, Protein, & Carbohydrates. This particular brand is australian manufactured by Troy Laboratories, but there are other brands that manufacture it.

You can also ask your vet about giving him vitamin shots.
post #4 of 5
You need to go back to the VET right away , especialy if he don't drink and eat . CALL NOW the emercency vet and explain what is going on , he need to be on a IV right away .
post #5 of 5
Hi Megan,

I am sorry that your kitty is so ill. I am far from an expert on feline medicine but was pancreatitis mentioned to you? It is a possibility. A blood test measuring the TCI level can diagose this.

If your vet cannot provide any answers for your baby's ill state, I would seek a SECOND opinion ASAP. Your cat's health and life come first as you well know.

My thoughts are with you and your precious boy.

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