Poorly siamese - any vets about who can advise?

(28 Posts)
thecatsm0ther Sat 09-May-15 21:38:59

My poor boy is poorly sad He was sick on Wednesday, but seemed ok. Then he was sick several times in the night and had diarrhea on Thursday. He ate nothing all day, just drank water, but was sick afterwards. Friday I took him to the vets. He hasn't got a temperature, she couldn't feel anything in his tummy, his gums were nice and pink, but his heart was racing, probably due to stress of going to the vets. She gave me Pro kollin, metronidazole, omeprazole, none of which I can really get into him. She asked me to bring him back today, Saturday, which I did.

He's no better, just sleeps, doesn't want anything to eat and isn't drinking either. I'm syringing water into his mouth throughout the day. She said he isn't very dehydrated yet. I've to call them tomorrow if he's no b

etter - and I don't think he will be. I've bought all sorts of treat food, all expensive tiny packs of chicken in jelly, salmon in jelly etc, to tempt him, but he won't even sniff them.

The vet said the next step would be to xray him in case there's a blockage. But would he have diarrhea if it was a blockage?

I'm really worried about him. Usually he's chasing his step brother around, following me around the house, eats non stop .. Now he's just sleeping sad

tabulahrasa Sat 09-May-15 21:43:13

Have you tried heating the food to body temperature?

I've been told at the vet school that Siamese are kind of notorious for not eating if they're at all unwell if that's reassuring.

Katymac Sat 09-May-15 21:45:13

Keep him warm - both my Siamese lost their body temperature when poorly & agree about warm food - recovery pate is good for a poorly puss

tabulahrasa Sat 09-May-15 21:47:14

Oh yes warmth...mine has jumpers hmm lol (she has a longterm illness)

thecatsm0ther Sat 09-May-15 21:49:34

Thanks I'll try warming the food.

He does like it warm, he sleeps in bed with me under the duvet smile

catsdogsandbabies Sat 09-May-15 22:00:32

Your vet sounds a little too relaxed. He needs blood tests and admitting for fluid therapy.
He could have any number of things wrong and three days of not eating is time to intervene. If I saw him he would be admitted , bloods, fluids, and a feeding tube if needed.
Do not leave until Monday.

Lonecatwithkitten Sat 09-May-15 23:04:34

I agree with catsanddogs he would be in on fluids with us.

thecatsm0ther Sun 10-May-15 00:47:18

I have just watched him change before my very eyes! He sniffed at the food, had a little, then a little more, then a big drink, then he sat for a bit, as if wondering if he was going to feel sick again, then he had another drink, then a scratch on his special scratching carpet, then started following me around and purring, sat on my chest and kneaded a bit. Now he's curled up in bed with me.

I was so worried and obviously I will be keeping a close eye on him still and if he's sick again I'll call the vet immediately. I can't bear to see him so ill, when usually he's such a presence in the house, so alive and interfering in everything.

Thanks for all the advice smile

cozietoesie Sun 10-May-15 01:17:13

Vet directly if he's sick again - and I would be thinking about another one. She sounds altogether too relaxed - especially with a Siamese. (I don't like to be 'breedist' but they can just give up if they're feeling bad.)

As to the diarrhoea and a blockage? It's possible depending on the amount. You can get 'seepage' of diarrhoea-type fluids round the outside of a lump. (I'd then be thinking about why he had a blockage.)

On a positive note, his behaviour this evening sounds better I think. Has he used his tray this evening?

cozietoesie Sun 10-May-15 01:19:32

PS - How old is he?

vladimpaler Sun 10-May-15 01:30:28

It might be worth getting an x-ray done to check for blockages somewhere. Our boy-cat was being sick, weight loss, hiding away. He had a lump that was partially occluding his esophagus

thecatsm0ther Sun 10-May-15 11:19:58

He's 6 cozie.

He used his tray yesterday afternoon, had diarrhea.

He's still asleep, slept all night in bed with me.

He does chew things a lot, although I his favourites (gloves and socks and similar). The only thing he's been chewing recently is one of his toys and I don't think he's swallowed any thing.

He's not losing weight, weighs 5 kg and quite rounded blush and heavy.

I'll be watching him like a hawk and will go straight to the vet if he's showing any signs again.

Thanks for all the advice. I love him so much, couldn't bear anything to happen to him.

thecatsm0ther Sun 10-May-15 13:56:51

He has eaten a little this morning

thecatsm0ther Sun 10-May-15 13:58:16

oops posted too soon.

He has eaten a little this morning and been out in garden to lie in the sun. He's now laid on my knee smile

cozietoesie Sun 10-May-15 14:07:41

No tray use then?

How does his attitude to life seem?

thecatsm0ther Sun 10-May-15 14:51:30

I'm not sure if he's used the tray in the night whilst I was asleep. He certainly hasn't had diarrhea since yesterday afternoon. He seems happy at the moment, he would be sleeping now anyway. I don't think he's back to normal, as he not asking for food all the time! but he's a lot better than he was. I'm loath to give him his medicine, I don't want to upset him, also I'm not sure that he needs the medicine prescribed.

RubbishMantra Sun 10-May-15 15:01:02

Glad he's feeling better.

Is the Pro Kolin a paste that mixes in with his food? If so, that should be easy to get into him. The pre-biotics will help restore the balance of good bacteria in his gut.

thecatsm0ther Sun 10-May-15 16:37:55

Yes. I have managed to get some of the Prokollin paste into him, also most of the suspension and capsule. He's not talking to me now though.

He has been in his litter tray, a little diarrhea still, not much, pale.

cozietoesie Sun 10-May-15 18:52:25

Any pee at all? I'm a little concerned about his liquid intake still.

thecatsm0ther Sun 10-May-15 19:41:44

No pee sad

cozietoesie Mon 11-May-15 09:32:03

How is he this morning? Are you getting him down to his vet?

thecatsm0ther Mon 11-May-15 11:32:15

He has eaten a little, he's had a drink, he did have a pee last night. I'm going to ring the vet and see what they think.

thecatsm0ther Mon 11-May-15 12:39:42

Just given him his medicine and he's had a wee. He's now sat in the sun smile

Katymac Sat 16-May-15 09:55:11

How are things now? Is he OK?

thecatsm0ther Sat 16-May-15 12:15:27

Hi Katy, thanks for asking, he's fine now. He started to come round the day I last posted here, eating a little, then a bit more .. Now he's back to his normal siamese self, I'm glad to say. Hope that doesn't happen again, he scared me!

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