I am so upset right now - I just left Meeko at the animal hospital. The past couple of days he has thrown up - he is a nervous cat, and I am moving soon, so I have been packing and moving furniture, etc., so I thought this was just upsetting him and that was why he'd thrown up (in the past that has been typical for him). Well, this morning when I left for work, he was fine, and then when I got home this evening, I discovered him lying in the house on his cat tree lethargic and not moving, and four piles of vomit around the apartment, so he had obviously been throwing up all day. I rushed him to the animal hospital and my poor, poor baby is seriously dehydrated from all the throwing up. They have put him on an IV and given him an injection of something to calm his stomach, and he has to stay at the hospital tonight and all day tomorrow so that they can monitor him. They are going to do blood work tonight and will have the results tomorrow morning, so that they can see if something major (kidney failure, etc.) is causing this. If the blood work rules out any major diagnoses and he doesn't throw up tomorrow, then I can bring him home tomorrow evening, which is what I am hoping for. If they find something serious in the blood work, or they don't but he throws up more, then he will have to stay at the hospital to be treated and/or to have more tests done. I am just totally crushed - leaving him there just killed me, as I know he will be scared there overnight all alone (he usually sleeps on my chest), especially when he is not feeling well, and I am so scared that this could be something serious. This couldn't come at a worse time, either, as I am flying out Sunday night to Alberta for two weeks - so I have a very short time to figure out whether he is okay or whether I need to cancel everything. If he does not vomit in the next two days and seems stable, I will be taking him with me so that I can keep a very close eye. If he does, either I am cancelling, or he will need to stay in the hospital for treatment anyway, depending on what they find. I am just so scared for him - if anyone can spare any good vibes Meeko's way that this is just something minor like gastritis and not something serious, and that he's better tomorrow after getting the IV fluids and medication, I would so, so appreciate it.
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8/18/05 at 4:36pm