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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
i have a 14 yr.old indoor cat,who recently caught a cold.i isolated him from the others ,so it wouldnt be passed on.he has a low grade fever,is aliitle dehydrated ,so i started him on amoxi drops and pedilyte.yesterday he was up and eating and drinking on his own,today he has not.he also has not passed stool for about 5 days.when i took his temp, tonight i noticed the thermometer was not going in far enough,so i lubed up my finger and manipulated alot of stool out of him,i also noticed his anal glands are impacted, i tryed expressing them but nothing is coming out.i know everyone is going to say take him to a vet,at this time i can not ,money problems have come up,,and my disability check is gone already ,to bills.anyone have any idea what it could be,i also gave him a warm water enema,to see if he could pass the rest on his own ,he tried but nothing came out.if he does worsen by tomorrow,and does not eat or drink for me,i will have to get money from a family member to take him in to a vet,last night he was sitting on my lap and rubbing his head on me.i have worked for vets before , so i know im doing the best i can for him right now.
post #2 of 26
Thread Starter 
i forgot to mention,that he is in a room with a warm vaporizer going ,because when all this started out it was sneezing and watery runny eyes.his eyes stopped running and his sneezing has calmed down alot.
post #3 of 26
I am so sorry your baby is not doing well - but you said it already - You Need To Come Up With The Money For A Vet Visit even if he is looking better.

Hope all goes well!!
post #4 of 26
At least you have worked for a vet so you aren't completely clueless.Most of us haven't so we probably won't be much help with advise. Hopefully someone will come along shortly with some help, but you might just have to call a family member. Maybe a vet near you will do a payment plan. Then you might not have to borrow quite so much from a family member. Good luck!
post #5 of 26
You really need to find a vet that will work with you. You have to get it some help

Here is a post that I found. It's the second or third post

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62456
post #6 of 26
You need to get this cat to the vet. There is an article about what to do when you can't afford a vet in the Health section of the website (not the forums)
post #7 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by hissy
You need to get this cat to the vet. There is an article about what to do when you can't afford a vet in the Health section of the website (not the forums)
I keep this article as a favorite in my folder ...

http://www.thecatsite.com/Cats/Cat_H...erinarian.html

And I would just like to add ... once this is over with and you've been able to get this kitty treated ...

Start a weekly savings program. It doesn't have to be much, toss the change in your wallet into a cookie jar. If you do this every day, it adds up quickly. Shave a couple dollars off your grocery budget to throw in twice a month - for a higher yield, clean out a closet or attic and have a garage sale, sell stuff on ebay or locally at flea markets. But start saving for your pet's health care. It is equally as important as budgeting for their food, litter and other needs.
post #8 of 26
Thread Starter 
thank you ,i have contacted(sent emails)hopefully i will here something tomorrow.thank you so much it really means alot to me.im also going to call some vets tomorrow to see if they will take payment plans.i will let you all know.ty
post #9 of 26
Another thought ... can you call your vet and ask for a tube of Laxatone? Do they sell something equally as good at Petsmart?
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
he is at the vet right now,does not look good because of his age.
post #11 of 26
I have an elderly cat in a similar position. I too have little money to spare but have managed to scrape up enough (by borrowing) to pay for her vet bill. I'm very lucky as the vet I use I've been using for years and he's reduced the bill drastically for me. Don't lose hope for your little cat. My Lucy's older and very, very ill but I have hope in my heart that she will recover. If she does not, then I know I've done my very best for my little friend.
post #12 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by teebos69
he is at the vet right now,does not look good because of his age.

Healing prayer for your baby - Please keep us in the loop!
post #13 of 26
Thread Starter 
bad news the vet called me,he has cancer through his entire body.the family and i discussed it,hes 14 yrs old ,has had a great life and its time to let him go over the rainbow bridge,and be happy and healthly once again.i love him so much, i tried my hardest, to see if i could pull him through this,but it is something i can not do.thank you all so much for careing to read my posts,he came into our lives as a stray kitten,and hes leaving a much loved cat.may he rest in peace.
post #14 of 26
I am so sorry to hear about your baby - but you are doing the right thing for him.
post #15 of 26
So So Sorry
post #16 of 26
Thread Starter 
thank you all so much,what a hard thing to go though, saying good bye to a friend that you have had so long,he was such a sweet boy.my sister and i were with him when he departed this world i hope he knows how much i loved him ,and how hard i tried to make him well,because i thought he just had a cold,i spent many hours with him,force feeding him pedilyte and talking with him.at one time i thought he was getting better,because he was up and sitting on my lap and rubbing his head on the cage i had him in.maybe its normal they have their good days and bad days.he was a much loved kitty,thank you all so so much,it means alot.tina
post #17 of 26
I'm so sorry The poor baby, may he RIP
post #18 of 26
Thread Starter 
thank you all so much.
post #19 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by teebos69
he came into our lives as a stray kitten,and hes leaving a much loved cat.may he rest in peace.
Yes, your kitty is at peace now. I am very sorry for your loss. I think you made the right decision to let him go peacefully. Condolences, Tina.
post #20 of 26
I'm so sorry you had to say Goodbye to your sweet boy. Tough as it is, you have done the right thing -- you have given him peace. You know now there wasn't any way you could have helped him recover. Please be gentle with yourself. It's so hard. My thoughts are with you.

RIP sweet boy
post #21 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by rapunzel47
Tough as it is, you have done the right thing -- you have given him peace.
its never easy to say goodbye to a loved one but he will forever thankyou for helping him cross with dignity..

RIP angel
post #22 of 26
(((TINA))) I am so sorry. You gave your angel a happy life and will meet again one day at the Rainbow Bridge. I am praying for your healing.
post #23 of 26
I am so sorry!!!! I hope he is running free at the Bridge and that you will give yourself time to heal too. Think of the good times he and you shared and how he will be waiting for you at the Bridge.
post #24 of 26
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. It was good that he had a loving home for such a long time.
post #25 of 26
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. It was good that he had a loving home for such a long time.
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by katie=^..^=
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet boy. It was good that he had a loving home for such a long time.
thank you, you are all very kind hearted people,may god bless you all...tina
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