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post #1 of 19
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Ok, so within the last few hours Layla has been acting funny. She'll follow us into the kitchen and just start wailing. Normally, she would go in there and meow wanting to be picked up and given food. Now, it's straight out just crying. The first time she did it, I bent down to pick her up and she just lunged for my hand trying to take a finger off. Next thing we know she just poops all of the kitchen floor, pure liquid. We rush her to the litter box and she'll poop in there, and then wants fed, and curls up and goes back to sleep. This happened again, same type of situation, and back to sleep again. It's obvious something is bothering her and I have no idea what. She won't let anyone look at her, but then at the same time she seems perfectly pleasant after a few minutes of sitting on the couch getting some loving. I see nothing visible in her poop, but I think it's something intestinal. Her first vet appointment is tomorrow, but I'm at a loss what I can do for her now. Anyone have any experience with this, or have an idea what I can do? I'm crying just sitting here, feeling helpless, wanting to help her, but regardless of how I am feeling, she's the most important right now, and I'm just at a complete loss.
post #2 of 19
Yes, it does sound like some stomach/intestinal problems. Really, before you know whats causing it there's not much to be done other than to watch her. You want to make sure she's getting enough fluid since she's loosing it. You can give her some water in a syringe if you need to. When they dont feel well, they can act out.
post #3 of 19
Alikatt, is it possible Layla got into something toxic, or perhaps ate a plant (lots of them are toxic to cats) ? Look around the house, make sure nothing is out of place, especially where you keep cleaning products and/or any kind of chemical.

Any chance you could get her in to an emergency vet just to be on the safe side?
post #4 of 19
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We're watching her like a hawk. She keeps going over and laying near the refridgerator because of the warm air coming out from underneath. Just now I put a bunch of towels from the dryer, and a rice sock from the microwave and put in the bottom half of a kitty condo and eased her in there and she curled up and seemed content. She doesn't feel cold, not shivering or anything, but she's seeking warmth. As for toxic, there's nothing she could have gotten herself into. I can't get her to an emergency vet, otherwise I would already be there. I'm so freaking scared right now. I can't even look at her without crying. My hands are tied until tomorrow. This is definately going to be a sleepless night.
post #5 of 19
give her a little plain yougurt (or vanilla if you don't have vanilla), just a tiny bit and see if she will eat it. it helps with diarrhea temporarily until you can get ehr to a vet.
post #6 of 19
We have posters from all over the world, we will be here to "hold your hand" with you so to speak.

First take a few deep breaths, and try to calm down. I know, easier said then done! Just try.
post #7 of 19
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Argh, the entire message I just typed disappeared. Why me?

Ok, as I was saying, she just completely dived into her food dish. She hasn't eaten anything in hours, so when I saw her eat, I just felt this huge relief. By no means does this mean she isn't going to the vet, or I'm not going to worry any less, but it still made me feel better. She is drinking water, not a whole lot, but she drinks a little at a time. However, I wanted to add something I was finally able to see. Her bumhole... looks swollen, for lack of a better word. It appears to be exoverted instead of inverted if that makes sense. I wanted to add this incase someone might be able to offer up any info. I don't know what it means, but someone might. Thank you everyone so much for your advice so far. Tracey, it is easier said than done, but I'm trying! Really hard, lol, but it's hard. Thank you for all the kind words
post #8 of 19
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An update...

Well, it's now about 3:30 and I just got up to check on her. She pooped in the hallway, and it was purpleish tinted, whereas it went from brown to clear earlier. There was a bit of blood in it this time with bits of undigested food. I got her to take water from a syringe which I hope is a good sign. She keeps curling up in this little ball and moves away from me. I know that she is hungry, but I'm not giving her any more of her wet food, and she won't eat the dry food. I get her to play with the little syringe, and when she bites it, I let water come out, and she'll drink it. She fights me on it, but she drank. I don't know how many CC's it hold's, but I had to have filled it up over 5 times, so I really really hope this is good. I heated her sock back up and ushered her into the kittie condo and she curled up on the sock and went back to sleep. I can't sleep. I'm too afraid and 7 am is when the vet opens. I can last that long. I need these wonderful TCS vibes I hear about all the time. I think I am going to loose my mind.
post #9 of 19
You have all the vibes, thoughts, and prayers I can find! Only a few hours till the vet opens so hang in!
post #10 of 19
Please let us know what the vet finds
post #11 of 19
What an awful night for both of you! I am praying for you, Layla! Please feel better, little girl! Thank you for keeping us updated how she is feeling and how her appt goes!
post #12 of 19
Poor Layla! Sending lots of good vibes to you both.
post #13 of 19
Hope we hear really soon that Layla just needs a wee bit of medication and she will be fine! Fingers crossed and good vibes being sent.
post #14 of 19
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Alrighty. I think I had around 2 hours of sleep last night. I woke up at 7:30 this morning and did preparation for taking her to the vet. The doctor's didn't get into the office until 9am, so me and mom played the waiting game until about 9:15, and headed off. 5 minutes we are walking in the vet's office (gotta love it being that close,lol). We didn't need an appt. and everyone was freaking out how small she was, and I'm thinking to myself, in my head of course, "Have you never seen a kitten before?"

They took her back rather quickly thankfully, and she was so unhappy. This woman had some type of small yappy dog, not one, but 2, that I just loathe, and it got her ansy. Well, we get back to our little room, and they stick this qtip like thingie in her bum, and she wailed. I started crying Nothing but blood came back on it. The doctor came in and checked her out, and gave her some yellowish goupy medication that was for worms, and said he wanted to go ahead and combo test her because of how she was.

The, well, I guess the bestest of the best news was she came back negative on both tests , but the doctor said she has the worse case of Coccidia he has seen in ages We were given more goupy yellow medication that we have to give her twice a day, in the morning, and at night. And, he also gave us Hill's A/D? A dietary supplement of some sort, and we have to keep her hydrated. They even gave her a bath for us since we get so upset when she starts crying. She's exhausted right now that's for sure. I was curious if the medication made her kinda sleepy, but I forgot to ask . She ate a little bit of the can food when we got home, and I gave her water by syringe again, but she really just wanted to go to sleep. She's resting peacefully in her kittie condo with her blanket and warm sock, and mom has kitten duty until tonight because I'm about to take a much needed and deserved nap gosh darnnit.

Thank you everyone so much for wishing her well. She sends tons of sleepy kisses and headbutts to everyone for the good vibes. I know I appreciate all the kind words, and for being there at one of my worst times in a long time. Thank you so so so so much again
post #15 of 19
Sounds like they gave you the medication called Albon. Albon does not cause drowsyness to my knowledge but dehydration does. Did they give your baby and fluids under the skin? Make sure you continue to give your baby as much water as you can throughout the next day or two and if she is not eating well you can blend the Hills food in with the water and give that to her in a syringe.

It is very important to keep her well hydrated and nourished until she is well enough to eat and drink on her own. Also keep a close watch on her weight (I would weigh her at least once a day), if her weight drops significantly (of course she will weigh less before she eats and more after, so be consistant with the timing of your weighing) its a sign that she is becoming very dehyrated and you need to get her back to the vet as soon as possible.

Also if her butt is sore you can use a Baby Diaper Rash Cream on it to give her some relief
post #16 of 19
Glad to hear that she passed the tests! Hopefully she will feel better soon.
post #17 of 19
You might also make up a rice heater for her- they like those things when they feel so punky. Fill an old sock halfway with minute rice (uncooked) tie of the top of the sock- nuke the sock for 1 minute 12 seconds this gives you about 2 hours of low constant heat.

Also I would be worried about dehydration as well, The pinch test is the best way to tell if the cat is in trouble. While she is sleeping, lightly pinch the scruff of her neck, release- if the skin falls back flat within seconds- she is fine, if it stays tented up then she needs a vet quickly-
post #18 of 19
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Originally Posted by SaveTheKitties
Sounds like they gave you the medication called Albon. Albon does not cause drowsyness to my knowledge but dehydration does. Did they give your baby and fluids under the skin? Make sure you continue to give your baby as much water as you can throughout the next day or two and if she is not eating well you can blend the Hills food in with the water and give that to her in a syringe.

It is very important to keep her well hydrated and nourished until she is well enough to eat and drink on her own. Also keep a close watch on her weight (I would weigh her at least once a day), if her weight drops significantly (of course she will weigh less before she eats and more after, so be consistant with the timing of your weighing) its a sign that she is becoming very dehyrated and you need to get her back to the vet as soon as possible.

Also if her butt is sore you can use a Baby Diaper Rash Cream on it to give her some relief

The medication is Albon, I just went and checked. The doctor said she was tiny, but he thinks it's just because of her size in general and just to keep an eye on her. She went to sleep when we got her back here, but I made her eat some of the Hill's, and she drank some water, which she did on her own, so hopefully this is a good sign? I did get her to drink some more water from her little syringe just to be safe. The doctor did the pinch test on her, and he said she was mildly dehydrated, but I was doing a good job and she should be fine. I don't know have a way to weigh her. We just have a people scale that doesn't register her She woke up again a bit ago, and ate some more food and drank some more water, went to the potty, and curled up and went back to sleep. I think she's just exhausted. She hasn't really slept in 2 days, and I know for a fact she didn't sleep any last night cause I was up all night with her. The vet didn't say anything about putting anything on her bum, so I am kinda afraid to do that, but I will call him tomorrow morning when he gets into the office and ask if it would be a good idea.
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by hissy
You might also make up a rice heater for her- they like those things when they feel so punky. Fill an old sock halfway with minute rice (uncooked) tie of the top of the sock- nuke the sock for 1 minute 12 seconds this gives you about 2 hours of low constant heat.

Also I would be worried about dehydration as well, The pinch test is the best way to tell if the cat is in trouble. While she is sleeping, lightly pinch the scruff of her neck, release- if the skin falls back flat within seconds- she is fine, if it stays tented up then she needs a vet quickly-

She has a rice sock . I've had one for her every since we brought her home. I'll do it before we put her down at night to go to sleep so she stays warm and comfy. Because of her upset tummy, we haven't kept her where she normally sleep, so I have her blankets in a kitty condo, with her sock, so she stays warm and cozy. I know it helps her, I can see that
I am going to go do the pinch test right now because I know how thanks to you. She woke up and gave me the most evil eyes in the entire world. Pinch test seems to be ok. It doesn't say tented up that I can see, and falls back into place. So, I'm thinking she's going to be ok.
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