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So worried about my poorly girl

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strawberrypenguin Sun 02-Mar-14 19:52:51

My lovely 10 year old (ish) girl isn't very well and I'm so worried about her.

Wednesday night she was really sick and kept vomiting even though she had nothing left to bring up. Vets on Thursday as she was still vomiting and they gave antibiotics and tablets to give at home. Back again on Friday as she was still vomiting so they gave her an anti vomit drug which worked.but she was still really sad.

Took her back again yesterday when they repeated anti vomit jab and extended her course of antibiotics.

Thing is although she hasn't been vomiting she also hasn't eaten anything since last night and even that was just a couple of mouthfuls. We're back at the vets again tomorrow and I think they will want to keep her in for blood tests unless she suddenly perks up over night.

My usually happy and people loving girl is currently hiding under the bed where she's been for most of the last few days.

I don't even know why I'm posting really, just she's my other baby and its all been so sudden and it seems like the vets as lovely as they are don't really know what's wrong.

crazynanna Sun 02-Mar-14 19:55:06

sad holding your hand. Poor girl.

Some seasoned litter-trayers will be along to offer some invaluable advice.

But we are all here to lean on.

Is she drinking? Using litter tray?

strawberrypenguin Sun 02-Mar-14 19:59:53

Thanks crazyn handhold much appreciated. Yes she's drinking and she's popped outside briefly today before hiding away again so I assume she's at least urinated.

crazynanna Sun 02-Mar-14 20:02:13

Well that's encouraging at least. Do you think she could have eaten something toxic outside? But I suppose the vet already considered that.

strawberrypenguin Sun 02-Mar-14 20:05:07

I did wonder that but I can't think of anything and ours is a very catty road so I wouldn't expect anything horrible to be around plus she doesn't go far really.

crazynanna Sun 02-Mar-14 20:06:53

I think more investigations are definitely needed at the vet. A few days being sick is more than enough. Keep us posted smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Mar-14 20:12:51

What do you feed her on?

strawberrypenguin Sun 02-Mar-14 20:31:22

Thanks crazyn will do. She usually has one wet pouch of food in the evening and a bowl of dry down all the time. Same food she's been on for years. We've offered fish and chicken and her favourite treats the last few days too and it's all been turned down

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 02-Mar-14 20:33:19

Check the ingredients for cereals, eliminate food with cereal from her diet.

Mine wasn't intolerant to cereals until he was nearly one.

cozietoesie Sun 02-Mar-14 20:53:52

I'd be looking to those bloods to find out what's happening. Let us know how she gets on?

strawberrypenguin Mon 03-Mar-14 07:37:51

Thanks fluffy but I really don't think this is a food intolerance issue - she's not eating at all.

Will do cozie thanks

crazynanna Mon 03-Mar-14 18:39:53

Any news?

strawberrypenguin Mon 03-Mar-14 18:45:28

She's staying in overnight for blood tests and fluids as she's dehydrated a bit now too. We should get the results either later tonight or tomorrow morning.

crazynanna Mon 03-Mar-14 18:50:09

Fingers and toes crossed smile

Try not worry

strawberrypenguin Mon 03-Mar-14 18:57:23

Thanks. Leaving her behind was horrible but I know logically its the best place for her. Glad we've got pet insurance though!

cozietoesie Mon 03-Mar-14 19:05:00

Yes, try not to worry too much. (I know you'll worry some.) You're right - she is in the best place.

timtam23 Mon 03-Mar-14 20:30:28

I hope she perks up and you quickly find out what's wrong

Sounds like the vet is definitely the best place for her at the moment after you'd been back and forth a few times with no improvement.
I've always found it really worrying & difficult to have a poorly cat at home, it's hard to leave them with the vet but at least an eye can be kept on them overnight there.

strawberrypenguin Tue 04-Mar-14 13:01:33

Well her blood tests have come back clear and the IV fluids have perked her up a bit and she's eaten something so the vet says she can come home and see how she does. They still don't know what it was but fx she's over it. If she goes back down hill we just have to take her back in. Thanks everyone thanks

cozietoesie Tue 04-Mar-14 13:22:31

Well that's good news about the blood tests so fingers crossed that she improves. Is she to come home this afternoon?

strawberrypenguin Tue 04-Mar-14 15:41:24

Yes smile we can get her when we finish work. They think it could be that she had the initial vomiting illness that the antibiotics etc sorted out but that she then had a bad reaction to the antibiotics which confused everyone. Hopefully that was it and nothing else will crop up.

crazynanna Tue 04-Mar-14 18:34:56

So pleased smile
Hopefully whatever it was has now passed

HarpyFishwifeTwat Tue 04-Mar-14 20:20:50

So pleased the tests were positive. Poor girl seems to have had a nasty experience which has cleared up.

flowers for you and a big handful of Dreamies for her.

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