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post #31 of 46
Hoping he is fully himself again very soon.
post #32 of 46
How is Meeko this morning? Hoping for good news.......
post #33 of 46
Kylie I jst caught up with this thread and we here hope Meeko will be better and home today Rufus and Luky send purrs and headbutts.
post #34 of 46
We need a morning Meeko update.
Lei
post #35 of 46
Thread Starter 
Sorry it took me so long to update, I've been super busy getting read to go away - Meeko is home! He did not throw up for the rest of the day yesterday, so he was able to come home last night. At this point the vet is thinking that he was suffering from gastritis - he has not thrown up again since coming home, either, so that is a big positive - he will continue to take medication for the next week to help keep his stomach calm. Since I obviously need to keep a close eye on him, he will be coming with me to Alberta (the other kitties are staying home with a cat sitter coming in every day) - I am a bit nervous about how he will take the flight, as he is a nervous cat, but the only alternative was leaving him at the animal hospital as a boarder for two weeks, and between the two options, I know staying in a cage at a strange place for two weeks would upset him more - this way, the flight will upset him, but he should be okay for the two weeks we're there. Thank you all SO much again for thinking of Meeko and sending him vibes, he and I both appreciate it so much!
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by Juniper
Sorry it took me so long to update, I've been super busy getting read to go away - Meeko is home! He did not throw up for the rest of the day yesterday, so he was able to come home last night. At this point the vet is thinking that he was suffering from gastritis - he has not thrown up again since coming home, either, so that is a big positive - he will continue to take medication for the next week to help keep his stomach calm. Since I obviously need to keep a close eye on him, he will be coming with me to Alberta (the other kitties are staying home with a cat sitter coming in every day) - I am a bit nervous about how he will take the flight, as he is a nervous cat, but the only alternative was leaving him at the animal hospital as a boarder for two weeks, and between the two options, I know staying in a cage at a strange place for two weeks would upset him more - this way, the flight will upset him, but he should be okay for the two weeks we're there. Thank you all SO much again for thinking of Meeko and sending him vibes, he and I both appreciate it so much!
I just read this so I am only NOW getting around to wish you the BEST with your Precious Meeko! If you need extra Prayers just PM me and I will put him on a couple of Prayer lists I am on!

GET WELL MEEKO - NOW!
post #37 of 46
Meeko
Please get well soon and stay well ...
post #38 of 46
Aw, good to hear Meeko's doing better!
Have fun on the plane, little guy!
post #39 of 46
If you can...while you are away, give us a Meeko update. I hope that you have a nice vacation. Be sure to send the other kitties a post card when you are gone.
Lei
post #40 of 46
Thanks for the update, Kylie! It sounds like Meeko is doing better.

Good luck with the flight, have fun on your trip, and hope to hear your updates on Meeko when you get back!
post #41 of 46
So happy that Meeko came home and is feeling better. I hope you both have a good flight with no stress!
post #42 of 46
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Originally Posted by sunnicat
So happy that Meeko came home and is feeling better. I hope you both have a good flight with no stress!

So glad everything turned out okay!
post #43 of 46
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone, sorry I haven't checked in to update on Meeko in awhile - this week has been hectic. Well, my poor baby has been through a huge ordeal since I last posted. He continued to do well (no more throwing up) throughout the weekend, so we flew out to Alberta on Sunday night - he did really well on the flight, and seemed happy and perfectly fine after getting to my parents' place on Sunday night. Then, early Monday morning he woke me up scratching in the litterbox and yowling, squatting like he had to go, but not able to actually go - so we rushed him up to the only vet in my parents' small town (they live in a rural area outside of Edmonton) and they felt his bladder was the size of a baseball (way too big), and they weren't able to manualy express it, so they had to put him under anesthetic and catheterise him - after doing that, they found that he had only a mild blockage, so they think that the fact that he could not urinate was due to spasms in his bladder, and not so much an actual blockage - after doing a urinalysis, they found that he had a bad bladder infection, and lots of crystals in his urine, probably caused by diet, so they think that the combination of these two things, in addition to having to hold it while we travelled for seven hours, was what caused the spasms. Meeko had to stay at the animal hospital for several days, until Wednesday, and then on Wed. he finallly started urinating on his own again and was able to come home, which is a big relief. His diet has been changed, and he is on antibiotics for his bladder infection, and he seems to be doing much better. Well, that's the latest - we are hoping that we finally have everyting sorted out with him and that he won't have to go through any more hospitalisations (I'm a bit upset with my vet because this vet thinks that his vomiting was probably caused by his bladder infection and being partially blocked, and my vet never did a urinalysis to discover this).
post #44 of 46
Thanks for the update. I hope that he will be back to his old self soon. Thank goodness that the OTHER vet found out about the bladder infection. I don't blame you for being mad. I would be too. Glad to hear that he is on the get well trail now though, best wishes for a speedy and uneventful recovery. Hugs
post #45 of 46
Poor Meeko! I'm glad it's all figured out now though.
post #46 of 46
Oh...it hurt just to read about what you & sweet Meeko went through on your visit to your parents.
Thank God there was a good vet nearby. Do you intend to return to your old vet?
Poor baby Meeko. I hope that you feel all better now. Here is a big hug.
Lei
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