Prayers needed for my Kitty...
I figured most of you that post here, can probably relate to how I feel right now. I have been missing my kitty since an emergency visit to the vets on Tuesday night.
He started vomitting Monday night and it continued off and on until early morning, but then he finally stopped. I called the vet as soon as they opened, and they said he could have eaten something bad and got it out of his system, but keep a close eye on him throughout the day, and contact them immediately if he started to vomit again. He was fine until Tuesday night, when he started to vomit again at 10pm. He was no longer able to keep any food or even water down, without throwing it up. So I immediately contacted the vet, and they said to bring him right in for an emergency visit so they could hydrate him and check him out.
It's now Friday night, and they still have my cat, and say they need to keep him this entire weekend. My cat has not eaten since Tuesday, in which he threw up the food he did eat. The vet says that a cat can not go more than 3-4 days without eating, or their organs will start shutting down. During the course of the week, they hydrated him with IV's, did xrays, bloodwork, a dye test, and all kinds of other tests, trying to figure out why he can't keep any food or water down, with no luck. So today they decided it was best to do surgery, and open him up to find out whats going on. Doing so, they found that he had a viral infection, which caused his stomach and intestines to be inflamed, and said he was dehydrated to the bone. So they cleansed out his insides, made sure his intestines and stomach were clear of any mucus and obstruction, and made sure all of his organs were hydrated before closing him back up. And they gave him a shot to trigger a gag reflex thing in his brain, that should prevent him from wanting to throw up his food. They said after all of that, he should be able to hold his food down now. Should being the key word.
And now the waiting game. The vet didn't want to give him any food today, because of the surgery. And said he most likely will not eat on his own tomorrow, because of all of the stress he has been through this week with tests and staying at the vets, so they are going to force feed him with a syrynge starting tomorrow morning, and continue to do so throughout the weekend if he does not eat on his own, to get his nutrients back up and make sure he can hold the food down. They basically said if he still is not able to hold the food down, he will not live.
My cat is only 5 years old, and he is my extremely spoiled baby that I am very attached to. I have not slept all week, and have felt physically sick with worry this entire week. And have been driving the vets office insane with my obsessive phone calls checking on his status all throughout every day. I even resorted to yelling at them at one point, because in my opinion - they were taking too long to figure out what was wrong with him, considering they were racing a clock on his organs shutting down from no food. The vets that he is at, is actually veterinary hospital, which I thought he would get the best care at. And they have always seemed so great with my pets, but I was not impressed that it took them 3 and a half crucial days to figure out what was wrong with my cat. And I feel like if something happens to him, it will be their fault for taking so long to find the problem.
So thats my story that I needed to vent to those that can relate. My cat has never been away from home a single night in his life, so its been a very rough stressful week for both my cat and myself. It breaks my heart to think about him lying in that cage alone, sick and scared. So please find some time tonight to send out a prayer for my baby Cody.