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I have a 9 yr old indoor cat. Last month he vomited an orange color bile. We took him to vet and was diagnosed with pneumonia. The vet said he needs to be confined and monitored or just inject a med that day then take him back tomorrow. But we decided to leave him there because were so worried and dont know what to do. He was there for a week. After that we Took him home and is still weak. The vet gave us 2kinds of meds for him to drink. We tried to give our cat the med but he wont take it. We took him again to the vet for a check up because he's gotten worse and breathing fast. Unluckily he's blood counts are very low. The vet just injected him again and recommended to get our cat an oxygen house to help him with his breathing. We get our cat an oxgen house and on the first day of using it was good. He's breathing gets normal and he ate a little to. After a few days he gets weak again. He vomited many times and can't properly walk. Today we took him again to the vet. When we take him out of his cage were shocked because he just lying, barely breathing and his tounge is out. The nurse rush and put him inside the oxygen house. The vet said to just wait until our cat can breath a little better so they can inject him again with med. This time they gave us med again in liquid type so we can give our cat by using a syringe. Now were home and my cat is just still lying and wont eat.
Do you have any recommendation what kind of food he can eat ??
post #2 of 14

I am so sorry for what you are going through. 

 

I know it isn't a good long term solution but human meat baby food (make sure to read the label for no onion or garlic) has never let me down in getting a cat to eat. You can make your own version at home by putting a chicken breast in a slow-cooker for a few hours with just water for the moisture element until cooked. Then blend the chicken with the broth until you get a fine paste. The homemade though doesn't store long once blended so the store bought is usually easier. But it provides an easy to eat food that most cats will lap up. You can put a little on the tip of his nose to simulate licking with the bowl right under them and I can usually get them to start lapping on their own that way.

 

It is not nutritionally sound for long term usage though and is more of a short term get some calories in or increase calories thing. I usually will try to mix in a high calorie cat food with it and ween them off the baby food as their appetite increase again. 

 

I am hoping that things turn around for you and hopefully some other people will have more ideas or suggestions. 

post #3 of 14

So Sorry to hear this...

 

Boiled chicken plus they love the broth should keep him going  turkey as well this sounds so serious you've come to the right site 

hang in there cross.gif  :vibes::vibes: 

post #4 of 14

It seems to be there is more going on then pneumonia, because that effects the lungs, and obviously breathing, but I've not heard of it causing vomiting.  Is there another Vet that can see your cat?  I really think this is an emergency situation here. 

 

Whenyou say his blood count is very low, do you mean he is Anemic?  Are they treating him for that?  And did he eat while he was at the Vet?  If so, what were they feeding him?  Did they show you how to syringe feed him?  I think it's imperative that you get food into him, and don't really think he'll eat on his own, especially if he's vomiting.  Did they give him any kind of anti nausea med?  What are the meds you are to give him?

post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by rachmaru View Post

I have a 9 yr old indoor cat. Last month he vomited an orange color bile. We took him to vet and was diagnosed with pneumonia. The vet said he needs to be confined and monitored or just inject a med that day then take him back tomorrow. But we decided to leave him there because were so worried and dont know what to do. He was there for a week. After that we Took him home and is still weak. The vet gave us 2kinds of meds for him to drink. We tried to give our cat the med but he wont take it. We took him again to the vet for a check up because he's gotten worse and breathing fast. Unluckily he's blood counts are very low. The vet just injected him again and recommended to get our cat an oxygen house to help him with his breathing. We get our cat an oxgen house and on the first day of using it was good. He's breathing gets normal and he ate a little to. After a few days he gets weak again. He vomited many times and can't properly walk. Today we took him again to the vet. When we take him out of his cage were shocked because he just lying, barely breathing and his tounge is out. The nurse rush and put him inside the oxygen house. The vet said to just wait until our cat can breath a little better so they can inject him again with med. This time they gave us med again in liquid type so we can give our cat by using a syringe. Now were home and my cat is just still lying and wont eat.
Do you have any recommendation what kind of food he can eat ??

Re the food, you had got some good advices.  My contribution will be goat milk.  Raw if possible, it has an edge which is even beneficiary in some situations. But bottled or powdered full fat are OK too.    Another alternative is any good  kmr - kitten mother milk replacemet.

You can have a raw egg yolk in it, both goats milk and kmr...       And its excellent for feeding through syringe...

 

Another classical is chicken or pidgeon broth...  Many a tender mommas had saved their sick children with this...

 

A pedialyte, bought or homemade, is a good solution.  With dying or comatose, its sometimes the best to buy time.  When the digesting has shunted off, giving glucose sugar + salts is the only way to buy some time, and hopefully make it through the crisis.

 

Also, smearing thick glucose sugar water on lips and gum gives quick extra energy.  Glucose sugar doesnt need to be digested, it comes straight itno blood already in the mouth.

 

If you can find glucose sugar proper, you can use honey or white caro syrup.  Both do contain much glucose sugar.

 

 

A receipt for home made pedialyte may be:

 

Use minerale water as the salt source.  Otherwise, you  CAN use common kitchen salt.

 

So.

A 330 ml bottle of minerale water + half a soup spoon of glucose sugar or honey.

 

OR  1 liter water,  1 tea spoon of minerale salt or kitchen salt, 1,5 soup spoons of glucose sugar or honey....

 

 

 

Im sorry you are going through this.  I suspect the prospects arent good, but the fight must go on, as long as he isnt suffering too much...

 

Praying does helps sometimes.   At least, it gives YOU the insight, you had done everything possible - you had ALSO prayed...

post #6 of 14

You're Great StefanZ it's surprising Vet isn't offering enough support to her at this time!?!? 

Hope her kitty starts eating soon. Sent alink for homemade pedialyte. cross.gif 

post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much to all.
My cat can't move now. The only thing he can move is his head. But everytime he moves his head its wobbling. I just fed him a soup and water through syringe. After that he goes meowing. I dont know if he feels pains.
post #8 of 14
It does sound like he may be in pain. Have you discussed the possibility of helping him to pass with your vet?

I'm so very sorry. You have certainly fought very hard, both of you.
post #9 of 14

Not moving is a medical emergency - Please get your kitty to an Emergency vet RIGHT NOW - he may be struggling for oxygen, and may have a heart condition that your vet is missing! 

post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by rachmaru View Post

Thank you very much to all.
My cat can't move now. The only thing he can move is his head. But everytime he moves his head its wobbling. I just fed him a soup and water through syringe. After that he goes meowing. I dont know if he feels pains.


If he is now just laying not movable, do massage him. You may use a toothbrush, it feels as moms licking.   Massaging will help the blood flowing.

 

Im sorry, it sounds as the end is nearing.

 

I do understand you want to try the last straws of hope, though.

post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by rachmaru View Post

Thank you very much to all.
My cat can't move now. The only thing he can move is his head. But everytime he moves his head its wobbling. I just fed him a soup and water through syringe. After that he goes meowing. I dont know if he feels pains.

Also, does he has a heat source? of type heating pad or your chest.   The weak and dying usually cant keep up the body heat, and thus need an active heat source, laying on a cozy towel doesnt helps, not even being covered by one.   Lying on your chest is good too.  So he will hear your heart beats....

post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thank you very much to those who help us , gave advices and suggestions. To those who send love and care for maru. ❤️
He passed away yesterday evening. He'd fought very hard. I'm gonna miss him very much. 😢💔
Now, i don't know how to start my day without him. I love him very much. 😢😢😢
post #13 of 14

I'm so very sorry.  Maru is now running free of whatever ailed him.  No more suffering for him...only you hugs.gif

 

As time goes by, his loss will get a little easier.  You will never ever forget him, but you will begin to think of the happier times you spent together, rather than these past few weeks.

 

Run free at the bridge, :rbheart: Maru :rbheart:

post #14 of 14

So so sorry  hugs.gif  a special poem          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcQvYh_3Atw&feature=player_embedded           :angel: RIP Maru  :angel: 

Well loved will be greatly missed....

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