My cat Mocha hadn't been eating for 2-3 weeks, or barely eating, but she still drank water and could still groom herself. She looked nauseated when she smelled the food. For a few days up to last Saturday, I was able to feed her by hand, via a plastic putty knife., one day 1/2 a can, another maybe 1/4 a large can. She normally eats 2 large cans or more a day. She stopped even eating that, but she was able to eat shredded Virginia ham and some bland Tiki Cat food, which I had bought years ago, but she never ate that because it didn't have much smell. Because she is an aggressive cat, she was scheduled for sedation and anaesthesia in order to get blood and urine and a chest xray, and to remove a large mass over her left eye which I had let grow for years because I was afraid of putting her under anaesthesia. She had CKD from before, so on an earlier visit to the vet 2 Wednesdays ago, the vet said she may have kidney failure or advanced kidney disease to cause the nausea. When putting her under,they found a lesion/tumor under her tongue and took a biopsy without contacting me 1st. I hadn't realized the tongue was necessary by cats for eating.
This was last Tuesday, and afterwards, she tried sleeping, but couldn't and it took her over 9 hours...I had to sleep. She was able to come to me on the bed and tried many times to sleep on the bed. I woke up last Wednesday to loud purring/groanings as she had finally slept. She had great difficulty drinking water. I'm certain the biopsy and stretching out the tongue injured it. And something else must have happened to her during her procedure that she was purring and groaning throughout the day both awake and asleep. And she couldn't eat anything, not even the new bland diet. Another visit to the vet , they gave me a syringe with Hill's A/D to feed her. They also gave her IV and injected her with Simbadol. I was able to get at most 1TBSP of food into her that day, and maybe 1 tsp the next, but nothing afterwards. She labored to drink water with her tongue, and was able to drink water like a person by submerging her lower jaw into the water to sip.
Went again yesterday, more IV, simbadol and the vet and assistant were able to get food into her by holding her, opening her jaw and using a syringe. Maybe 1/4-1/3 can..lots of spillage. She was also given cerenia. She barfed a little bit. In the car, I saw her do something I hadn't seen her do since before her procedure.....groom herself and make eye contact. She had been completely disengaged from me since the procedure and her tongue was useless. But that didn't last. She drank some water at home, then she tried to go to sleep, again and again, and again. Now it has been over 24 hours and she can't sleep. I wonder if it's the simbadol...I read one other thread where one side effect is hyperactivity. She was given on the day of the surgery and yesterday.50 Simbadol of 1.8mg/ml. The dosage in the middle of the week I don't have
My Mocha is listless but she fidgets and antsy trying to get to sleep. She has barely eaten the past month, has gone from 12 to 8 pounds and now can't sleep. The biopsy results come in Monday afternoon and I have another appointment for them to feed her again...but I feel it is her time. No water or food at all today...I will try food again when my sister arrives..I can't do this by myself. She did urinate tday when I carried her into the litter box room for the 2nd time this morning. She hasn't made a bowel movement since last weekend.
What infuriated me is that I wasn't consulted 1st about the biopsy, and I am very angry that my Mocha does not look at me or react to me the same way. Lots of crying the past 2 -3 days by me.