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post #1 of 34
Thread Starter 
Hey guys, I'm sorry I havn't been on here in a while . . . I usually never have time. But something really bad's happening right now, and I don't know how to handle it. Yesterday, mom comes and picks me up from school, and on the way home tells me that a tragedy is going on at home. She tells me Jinx is dying. Immediately I started asking all of these questions, but all she said was that she was a vet for a long time, she's not stupid, she's knows what she's doing. See, usually Jinx is an indoor cat, but we let him out at times to run around and play and use the bathroom, but he comes straight home. Last night, he didn't. Finally, he made his way up to the house this morning, barely able to walk. Even right now he can barely walk, or even raise his head up. He won't eat or drink, and mom has to literally manually get him to drink milk, so he won't dehydrate (I don't know if I spelt it right). She knows the symptoms, and she can see it in his face. Jinx has got into some poison. She said there isn't any use taking him to the vet, because she's seen it happen, and there's nothing the vet can do now. She won't let them take blood or probe him, put him through hell. And what is worse, was yesterday . . . he turned 1. I was hoping so bad that he wouldn't pass on his birthday, thank God he didn't. It just isn't fair, that a cat this loving and full of energy has to have this happen. I didn't cry yesterday, I knew it would do no good, so I forced back the tears. But I've been up since 5:15 this morning crying, I just can't help it. I pray and I pray and hope and hope that he will fight for it, and not give up. I can't imagine how scared he is, but he doesn't know what to do, and I want so bad to fight for him. And to top it all off, all of us have to go to Atlanta, Georgia this weekend, and won't be back until late Sunday. I don't want to leave Jinx alone, it kills me to know he's sick and nobody will be here. And I can't imagine walking in Sunday night to find him... I just can't. I pray to God to give him just enough strength to keep going. None of us can imagine life without him. We've got him a litter thing, and we're keeping him alot of food and water, I'm just hoping he'll eat and drink, but deep in my stomach I have a feeling he won't. This is the worst I've felt in a real long time. Even if this sounds lame, Jinx was one of my best friends. It's not fair he has to go this young, but if it's meant to be, then it's meant to be. Please pray for him guys, please help me, and all of us through this. That's all I'm asking. --Please.

We love you, Jinxie Cat! Please don't give up!
post #2 of 34
Tyler i'm moving this to the health forum because Jinx is still with you But sweetie you have to persuade your mum to get Jinx to the vet because he might be able to help him, and the thing is you don't know if Jinx is in pain?, and i'm sure you wouldn't want him to be like that

He needs fluids as well or he will become dehydrated

Sending ((((((strong healthy vibes))))))) for Jinx, but please tell your mum to get him to a vet
post #3 of 34
Please take Jinx to the Vet, he needs a Vet's help.
post #4 of 34
You should take him to the vet...he's still really young and may have a chance if you bring him in ASAP..Also, this way he will be at the vet getting the care he needs while you are in Atlanta for the weekend..He really should not be alone. If its true and he is dying, he might be suffering and at least the vet could make him more comfortable if nothing else.

Please ask your mom to consider it because even if she has alot of vet experience..she really doesn't know what's wrong unles the tests are done..

post #5 of 34
I agree with the others, Jinx needs a vet. Not to be rude to your Mum but she isn't a vet now and doesn't have the things this cat needs such as an IV, charcoal to help absorb the poison, meds to support the kidneys and liver etc. I know someone who says, "Oh I used to be a nurse, I know these things." But times change. Even a couple of years ago, they may not have been able to save animals that they can save now because medication and technology have advanced.

Is there any way you can ring another family member or friend to help you get Jinx to a vet? Or take a taxi? I don't advocate going behind your mother's back but it sounds like Jinx is really suffering.

Milk may not be the best thing fo him either. It may be better to give him Pedialyte or even a home-made version:

Home-made Pedialyte

1 cup water (boiled then cooled)
Small pinch of baking soda
Small pinch of Salt
2 teaspoons of sugar

Mix all ingredients well. Make sure the mixture has been slightly warmed before feeding to your cat. The mixture will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
post #6 of 34
Please, Please,Please take this cat to a vet ASAP! Not only can they figure out what is wrong, they could watch him while you are away. Jinx should NOT be left alone this weekend. Please keep us updated.
post #7 of 34
Just to add, it could be something entirely different like he's been hit by a car, had a bad fall etc. It could be something that can be helped.
post #8 of 34
I agre with the others, take him to a vet quickly..It's the right thing to do. Other then that I am really really hoping that he will get better and live a long life.
post #9 of 34
I can't believe your Mother could be that inhumane as to let your cat suffer. If she "used to be a vet" I think she would have a little more compassion than that. If the reason she doesn't want to take him to a vet for treatment is money the least she could do is have him humanley euthanized. Would she want to be left alone for the weekend to possibly die?? That is the cruelest thing I have ever heard.
post #10 of 34
Tyler - how is Jinx doing?
post #11 of 34
I have everything crossed for him.
post #12 of 34
(((Tyler))) I am praying!
PLEASE PLEASE write to us and let us know. I'll be very upset if I don't hear something. I cannot bear to think of an animal suffering.
post #13 of 34
Oh I am so sorry! I'm just now reading this and can't imagine how you must be feeling. I will definately be thinking of you and Jinx, please let us know if he has gotten to a vet and how he is doing.
post #14 of 34
I'm just trying to catch up on posts and came across this I am so sorry that you and Jinx are going through this. How is Jinx today? Did you manage to persuade your mum to take him to the vets?
post #15 of 34

I am so sorry about Jinx and I will pray that he will recover, but please ask your Mom to get him to the vet.
post #16 of 34
Aww sweetie, I am crying reading this. I cant imagine. Please oh please get your baby to a vet some way some how if you can, he just might pull through if you could just get him there. Please oh please let us know what's happening with your kitkat sweetheart. We are all just concerned for the both of you. All my healing thoughts are for him.
post #17 of 34
I will keep Jinx in my thoughts and prayers. I pray for you both that everything gets better soon. Your both in my thoughts at this difficult time.
post #18 of 34
Tyler, you and Jinx are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope we hear from you soon with some (hopefully) good news .
post #19 of 34
Thread Starter 
I am so sorry it's been so long to reply. Jinx managed to bounce back from whatever it was, and we were so happy, you couldn't imagine. Then, several weeks ago, it kinda started to happen again, but not as serious, but once again he bounced back from it within a week. Then, this morning, same thing. We're going to take him to the vet, don't worry... but mom thinks he has a heart condition, and it kills me knowing that is possible. But I will keep you posted, and thank you so much, all of you, for your concerns and prayers. Keep the vibes coming, please!
post #20 of 34
glad to hear u are taking it to the vet and hopefully they can find out whats wrong our fingers are crossed gl
post #21 of 34
Thank you for the update Tyler. We were all concerned. PLEASE get Jinx to the vet as soon as possible. It is the only way to find out what is wrong with him and possibly save his life.
post #22 of 34
Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Thank you for the update Tyler. We were all concerned. PLEASE get Jinx to the vet as soon as possible. It is the only way to find out what is wrong with him and possibly save his life.
Please do it soon.
post #23 of 34
Tyler, Jinx has been in my thoughts so much these past few weeks, as have you. Thanks for the update. Please try to get him under a vet's care ASAP.
post #24 of 34
Tyler, I'm wondering--has Jinx been outside each time he's had an episode? If so, I really think I'd keep him strictly inside so I could keep an eye on him & see if there's anything that could be triggering these spells. Please keep the updates coming.
post #25 of 34
I agree, he needs to see a vet.

In the meantime, call your local spca. They may have a poison emergency hotlinhe.

If that doens't work, call your local poison control center which should be in your phone book. They may be able to help too.

This is the Naitonal Animal Poison Control Center, but they charge to call them. However, they also have a lot of information, so maybe you can find something that will be similar to Jinx's problem in here at one of their links.


Also check out this site on what to do you suspect your pet has been poisoned.


Finally, and I know I sound like a broken record, I know I sound like a broken record, but a rescue or animal welfare group might be able to help if your Mom won't give in, maybe even help with getting him to a vet since you're a minor (I assume) and your mom won't.) They really do try to help if they possibly can.

If you want to send me a private message with your state and township, county, city, I will find and send you a list of rescue groups in your area you can call.

I pray for Jinx and hope he's okay.
post #26 of 34
Please get that poor kitty to a vet, soon! They will be able to tell you(hopefully) whats really causing these episodes!! And please know you will be in my thoughts, and please keep us updated!! *hugs*
post #27 of 34
Thread Starter 
Once again I am very sorry I havn't been keeping you guys posted, I don't ever really get on the computer nowadays. Anyway, we took Jinx to the vet and they took several tests and declared that my mom was right, he does have a heart condition. He gave us several tips on helping him through the days he is in pain (which is becoming hardly ever, he's been doing great since I last posted) and that yes, it is fatal, but that since Jinx is so young in life it is possible he can live to be 8 years old, maybe longer... but then again, he may only live to be 2. It really depends on how bad Jinx wants to live and be with us, I suppose. I'm just very happy that every day we have him is like a gift from God, and once again thank all of you all for your concerns, prayers, and good vibes. Thank you so much. You'll be in mine and Jinx's hearts forever.
post #28 of 34
Tyler, I'm sure it's a comfort knowing just what the problem is with Jinx. I'm so very sorry it's not good news. I assume there isn't anything the vet can do for him? Enjoy every second with Jinx & love him like crazy. You'll both be in my prayers. Please let us know from time to time how you & Jinx are doing.
post #29 of 34
Tyler what medication has the vet gave you for Jinx?.

If you let me know and i'll see what my friend who's a vet nurse says.
post #30 of 34
I have two friends with cats with heart problems. One's Siamese was born with a heart defect, and she was told that she probably wouldn't make it a year. The cat gets heart pills every day, is now eight, and doing wonderfully. The other friend's cat, a Maine Coon, started suffering fainting spells five years ago. He's also on heart medication, and is doing really well, at 16. I hope Jinx has lots of happy years ahead of him.
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