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mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 22:19:01

My 13 month old tabby fell into a container of diesel, he's become really ill and my husband has took him to emergency vet. Does anybody know if he is likely to recover from this? We would be heartbroken to lose him

timtam23 Thu 19-Sep-13 22:25:09

I once lived with a cat who had been rescued from a container of diesel as a kitten (she was my friend's cat - friend's partner was a vet, kitten was brought in, covered in diesel, to be put to sleep but he hadn't been able to bring himself to do it & had managed to save the kitten)
So yes that cat survived so maybe there is hope. I guess it depends on lots of things like how much was swallowed etc. I hope the vet is able to help in some way.

ExitPursuedByADragon Thu 19-Sep-13 22:26:18

Omg. How?

Hope he is ok

Sparklingbrook Thu 19-Sep-13 22:28:40

Oh mrsjrob the poor cat. Hopefully the Vet will be able to sort him out.

cozietoesie Thu 19-Sep-13 22:30:05

Well it's not good, mrsjrob - but you know that. How long was he in there before your DH took him to the vet? And did he fall right in and possibly swallow some?

LEMisdisappointed Thu 19-Sep-13 22:38:56

I hope he is OK xx

mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 23:03:25

I don't know how long he had been in as he had been out all night and just came in. It appears he fell off the fence into the container in the neighbours garden.he seemed to be in pain and I know he swallowed some just by trying to clean himself.

I am praying it turns out ok but deep down I already know that it's not going to be good news

mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 23:04:52

I should add that it was all over his head aswell so he must've went right under

cozietoesie Thu 19-Sep-13 23:05:34

Thinking of you all.

Has DH contacted you with news yet?

timtam23 Thu 19-Sep-13 23:06:27

Very sad for you mrsjrob let us know how he gets on. If he didn't swallow much there may be hope.

BruceyBaby Thu 19-Sep-13 23:06:58

Oh no, poor boy. Really hope he'll be ok sad

mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 23:09:36

No news yet, will update as soon as I hear anything, thank you for all your kind posts x x

hellymelly Thu 19-Sep-13 23:10:29

Oh no, that is horrible, your poor cat. Really hoping here too that it is good news and he recovers.

usualsuspect Thu 19-Sep-13 23:10:51

Fingers crossed for him.

Poor kitty.

CatOfTheDay Thu 19-Sep-13 23:15:03

Poor little boy, sending purrs. hope he's ok xx

mrsjrob Thu 19-Sep-13 23:29:02

Dh just home the vets have cleaned him up and put him on oxygen, they might need to give him a drip during the night. I have either to collect him in the morning or put him to sleep depending on how he gets on overnight. I just wish I could be there comforting him

thecatneuterer Thu 19-Sep-13 23:31:26

Oh gosh. Sending best wishes to you both.

CatOfTheDay Thu 19-Sep-13 23:31:26

Aww all paws crossed here - it's great that he's still hanging in there. Hoping for the best.

cozietoesie Thu 19-Sep-13 23:40:28

The best of luck - at least he's youthful so will heal better than a much older cat.

fackinell Thu 19-Sep-13 23:53:15

Why the heck have the neighbours got an open tub of diesel in the their garden?!

Your poor baby. Hopefully he is fighting it and resting to get better. Everything crossed for him. thanks

timtam23 Thu 19-Sep-13 23:57:12

fackinell I was just going to post exactly the same thing

Surely an open tub of diesel is an accident waiting to happen

mrsjrob at least he has been given a chance - good luck!

mrsjrob Fri 20-Sep-13 00:16:59

We don't get on with the neighbours unfortunately but as far as I know he buys it in to fill his vans, he runs a removal company.

he would toss car parts, empty containers and even a bottle of turps into our garden.We were worried the dc would get into something dangerous so we put up a 6ft fence (though there were other issues) and my poor cat falls off it hmm

Secretswitch Fri 20-Sep-13 00:29:06

I am so sorry for your old boy. He must have been so frightened. I will pray for him. <<hugs>>

LEMisdisappointed Fri 20-Sep-13 09:25:52

Fingers crossed for good news

PseudoBadger Fri 20-Sep-13 09:27:59

Thinking of you this morning x

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