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post #1 of 20
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My new kitty Pixel is vomitting clear fluid and has been since late saturday afternoon. I took her to the emergency room and all they did was give her some fluids and send her home and told me to keep an eye on her.

This all started after she spent some time playing with her new pawbreakers toys. I dont know if that had anything to do with the problem but she was perfectly fine before that. I told all this to the emergency Vet. She also isnt eating and is somewhat lethargic. She drinks water and uses the litter box but has little interest in anything else.

I have another cat who is fine and shows no sign of illness at all. Im not sure what to do other than another trip to the veternarian which is hard because of the huge price the emergency vet charged I do not know that I have the money to pay it and they all want cash up front.

Does anyone have any advice please.
post #2 of 20
How often is your cat vomiting? When I first got one of my kitties, he vomited clear fluid a few times when his upper respiratory infection symptoms began to show. All he would do was eat, sleep, and sneeze. The vet thought the vomiting might be related to worms, rewormed him, and sent us home. The vomiting stopped when he started to get over his uri. Has your kitty been sneezing?
post #3 of 20
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She hasnt been sneezing, only vomiting. About once every 2 hours she will vomit 3 times then it stops and she goes and lays down. This started very suddenly so I suspect she must have eaten something she shouldnt. I told the vet at the emergency room this but they really did nothing to try and diagnose the problem. She is not eating but she does drink water.
post #4 of 20
I`m praying that your kitty is well soon.
Please keep us posted, will you?
Linda
post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 
I will. I am taking her to another vet at 2:15 this afternoon. Hopefully they will be able to determine whats wrong and help her feel better.
post #6 of 20
I know this sounds drastic but have they looked into panleukopenia which is the felines type version of distemper? That makes them vomit and have high fever.
post #7 of 20
By this time, I'm sure you've gone to the vet already, but is there a chance your cat could have swallowed string?

When Mayhem was a year or two old he ended up swallowing a long piece of embrodery thread without any of us knowing (heck, I still don't even know where he found it!). He ended up having a ball of it in his stomach and part of it cinched up his small intestines to the point where they had to do massive surgery just to untangle it from all of his internal organs.

The only indication we had that anything was wrong was that he was throwing up constantly.

Just something to look into just in case.

Here's hope for a speedy recovery for Pixel!
post #8 of 20
I agree that when my cat had an intestinal blockage, she vomited clear fluid as well. They can go downhill very fast with that one, so let us know what you found out.
post #9 of 20
If she continues to vomit, you will have to take her to the vet again. I understand your financial concerns, there is no vet here who will take a payment plan, either....
But, they go downhill very, very quickly. I know from experience, because we lost Sunni. Her problem was she had ingested some of an OTC flea treatment, but it took me until she was gone to figure it all out.
No matter what caused it, the fact that your cat is very ill is what is important here now.
I don't have any answers for you, sweetie, but I hope that this all works out. It's so hard when they are sick, you just want to make them better. Keep an eye on your baby, watch for dehydration. Watch for anything that changes, because it happens so drastically.
Good luck to you through this. Keep us posted.
post #10 of 20
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She is currently at the animal hospital. The vet xrayed her and said she looks to have a blockage though he cant see anything. He says her intestines are compacted. He is keeping her overnight to hydrate her and hope she can pass it. If not the only option is surgery or to put her to sleep and there is no way I can pay for surgery. I have spent all the money I had just bringing her in to him. I hope she will be able to pass it otherwise I dont know what I can do. Thank you for all the good thoughts.
post #11 of 20
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that she can pass the obstruction, or that you vet will allow you to pay off surgery over time. It's a good tihing you took her in.
post #12 of 20
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I just spoke to the vets office and there has been no change. I am supposed to wait for the doctor to call me now. Please send Pixel your good vibes. I am so worried about her she is such a young kitty.

Does anyone know of any agencies that help with this kind of thing? Pet medical bills. Its atrocious to me that the vet would say having his money right now is more important than her life.
post #13 of 20
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Originally Posted by Psy
I just spoke to the vets office and there has been no change. I am supposed to wait for the doctor to call me now. Please send Pixel your good vibes. I am so worried about her she is such a young kitty.

Does anyone know of any agencies that help with this kind of thing? Pet medical bills. Its atrocious to me that the vet would say having his money right now is more important than her life.
can't help with the agency thing, but sending vibes to Pixel's namesake!
post #14 of 20
I'm very sorry. Sending many vibes that Pixel can do this and come home to you.

We have the same problems here. No vets in this immediate area allow payment plans, and the emergency clinic demands payment upon services rendered. It's put us in some rough spots at times.

Again, I'm so very sorry you and Pixel are going through this.
post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
Update. They say Pixel can come home I get to pick her up this afternoon. Shes eating and going poo again. I havent spoken to the Vet yet will talk to him when I go pick her up. I have to wait til after 2:30 this afternoon. I will keep you all posted and thank you so much for being so kind and listening it helped alot
post #16 of 20
So glad it worked out for you and your kitty!
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Psy
Update. They say Pixel can come home I get to pick her up this afternoon. Shes eating and going poo again. I havent spoken to the Vet yet will talk to him when I go pick her up. I have to wait til after 2:30 this afternoon. I will keep you all posted and thank you so much for being so kind and listening it helped alot
YAY! so glad to hear she's doing better!
post #18 of 20
I'm so glad to hear your good news! Keep us posted.
post #19 of 20
That's the best news I've heard all day!!
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Pixel is home and back to her old self again. The vet said he didnt see anything in her poop but that she was eating and doing fine. Shes sitting behind me having some Purina One right now Im so happy to have her home.
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