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I really don't know whats wrong with him...

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone...
I'm new here.

I have a cat who is about 10 years old, black & white (I think it's kind of a Maine Coon breed) and for the past week he has been vomiting constantly.

He hasn't been eating or drinking, so for the past couple of days he has been on IV (medical fluid replenishment) in the veterynary clinic.

They took many x-rays, and couldn't find anything. They decided to operate on my kitty...but they found nothing in his stomach, esophagus, or intestines. The only thing the vet cut out was a tiny little mass from his stomach (which will be analyzed).

4 vets looked at him and they have no clue whats wrong.

This is my last resort. Could anyone tell me what to do? I love my kitty, and I want to do anything to help.

Thank you for your support...

post #2 of 15
It must be quite a problem with so many vets looking at your cat and still no diagnosis.

I don't have any advice but perhaps a moderator could move this to the Health and Nutrition forum (or you could post this there as well) so that more people might have a look at it.

I hope that your cat is doing better!
post #3 of 15
Bart, first of all welcome here, and I am SO sorry to hear about your cat!!! There are alot of people here who can give you way better advice about this than I can, in the health and nutrition forum, so I am moving this thread there, so they will see it! I hope that's okay!!! I don't know much about this kind of thing myself, but I will say a prayer for your cat!! Let us know how it goes!!!
post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 
Well...another idea would be for anyone willing to pass my problem on to any vets (through e-mail) in order to get other opinions.
That would be VERY helpful.

I feel so helpless...
It pisses me off soo much that noone knows what this is exactly.
All I do is pray now.
post #5 of 15
There are a couple of things you can try. One is try elevating the food bowl just a few inches above the floor. Feed really small amounts, you are feeding the cat, not the bowl. Only feed about a teaspoon to see if the cat tolerates it. Also to help with the hydration mix pedialyte with tuna juice or sardine juice and syringe it s-l-o-w-l-y down the kitty's throat. Also take the cat food you are feeding kitty and make really small meat balls out of it and give the cat several meat balls instead of a tablespoon of food. Don't let the cat lay down for several minutes after eating. Good luck!
post #6 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you for your help.
But...my cat doesn't even want to look at food.
He runs away from it.
Even water.

Plus he is recovering from the operation he had today.

Any other ideas?
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks for all the suggestions so far.
I've got to go to sleep now.

I'll be contacting the vet tommorow to see how my baby is doing.
I will let you guys know what his progess is like.

If anyone could come up with something, I mean anything...I really don't know what to do.

Thank you. And good night.

post #8 of 15
i will assume the vets did bloodwork. you did not mention that. and all came back okay????? could he be depressed? i mean if they have done bloodwork, xrays, even operated and his body is healthy? no diseases or anything like that. right? if this is all right. i'm gonna say its emotional and not physical. he's soooo lucky to have someone like you in his life. let us know how hes doing. poor baby. i hope he gets better. many hugs to your kitty
post #9 of 15
Here is a link perhaps it will help?

chronic vomiting
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
These are the things from that link. And the only posible things that it could be is something to do with the nervous system or Hyperthyroidism in my opinion since his stomach was thoroughly tested.

The blood work and the little mass are being tested so I don't know the results yet.

I just called the vet, and even though my kitty is still recovering from his operation (ie: wounds on his little stomach) he is STILL trying to vomit!?!? That is not a good thing, he can severely hurt himself. I am sooo scared.

The vet is really worried because he hasn't eaten anything for the past week.

PLEASE pass my problem over to your vet. I beg you! I don't know how much time is left.

-Infections, such as fungus or bacteria
-Metabolic disorders, such as kidney, liver, or pancreatic disease
-Nervous system disease, such as a tumor or inflammation of the brain
-Congenital defects (present at birth) of the stomach
-Inflammatory bowel disease or other diseases of the bowel, such as motility disorders
-Drugs, such as steroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like aspirin
-Gastric ulcer
-Congestive heart failure
-Food intolerance
-Chronic foreign body
-Hyperthyroidism (overproduction of thyroid hormone by the thyroid gland) in cats
post #11 of 15
I put your request on a vet board I belong to here is the answer:

I would recommend that you wait until the lab results from the mass return. It should not take too long to get the results back from the lab. It is possible that the examination of the mass will reveal the cause of your cat's vomiting. If it does not, you may want to consider getting a referral to a veterinary specialist from your veterinarian. There are veterinary internal medicine specialists that can help to diagnose your cat's problem, if the tests do not help find a diagnosis.

There are types of cancer and inflammatory conditions that can cause vomiting and the analysis of the mass should help determine the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.
post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanx alot Hissy for posting my problem. Hopefully the me\\ass results will come back soon and they will be good.

The vet said he found some types of gasses in his colon and he said he gave him some medication to help.
The kitty didnt vomit for a while now....so if he reacts well to the medication, things should be ok.

Ill keep everyone posted! Thank you for notifying vets Hissy!
post #13 of 15
I had a really sick one awhile back. She just quit eating. I took her in and they did all kinds of tests and the worse thing they could find was a mass of grass in her stomach. She was feeling punky for over a week before she started eating again, but she did start eating again.

Sometimes, the only thing left is to love and care for them the best you can. It sounds like you know how to do that rather well. Good luck!
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hehe thanks!

My kitty seems to have stopped vomiting for quite a while now, and the vet said he looks better!
Everyone is so fed up with this situation that even the vet said that he doesn't care about the money now...all he wants is to get my kitty back on his paws!!!!
post #15 of 15
It sounds like maybe your kitty is getting better...I sure hope so!!!! Let us know when you get more news!!!
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