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My cat has been rushed to the vet :(

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PoochiePie Mon 13-Mar-17 12:22:29

My poor kitty, Percy, has had a flare of (we believe) his struvite crystals, and gotten completely blocked. Rushed him to the vet this morning after finding him curled up in the litter tray and lethargic, and within 30 seconds or so they had taken him through to be anaesthetised.

I feel not only terrified, and sad that my baby must be feeling so awful; but also guilty because I wanted to take him during the night when I woke up and noticed he was straining to pee and being a bit agitated but DH insisted I was overreacting and that he just needed to rest while his usual treatment kicked in. Should've ignored him and gone anyway.

Apparently his bladder is at bursting point, and they are saying it has the possibility to be fatal although I'm just praying they can unblock him and that his kidneys are ok.

I mean hes a little bugger for screeching in the middle of the night, and walking muddy paws on fresh laundry (seemingly for jokes), and my DH jokes that he hates him - but he is such a lovely friendly cat, with the loudest purr Ive ever heard. I feel like the worst pet owner in the world right now, Ive totally failed him and i should've just taken him last night, I just want him home and curled up on my lap.

They said they would call this afternoon to let me know how he is, so just praying for good news. I won't forgive myself anyway for not getting him seen sooner, but I don't think I'll be able to cope if he isn't ok! sad

Annesmyth123 Mon 13-Mar-17 12:23:24

Oh god I hope you get good news xxx

SecretWitch Mon 13-Mar-17 12:26:21

Oh, bless. He is lovely. Holding your hand and hoping you hear good news about your boy soon. 💐

Kiroro Mon 13-Mar-17 12:26:22

Oh no! Hope he pulls thru OK

QuestionableMouse Mon 13-Mar-17 12:31:49

The waiting is the worst part. Try to keep busy, that'll help the time to pass.

Reow Mon 13-Mar-17 12:37:42

Oh no, hope he's ok flowers

thecatneuterer Mon 13-Mar-17 14:34:21

Yes you should have taken him last night but there's no point dwelling on it. I very much hope he pulls through. Even the best cat owners can make mistakes. I certainly have. Don't be hard on yourself.

Has the vet previously advised on diet to prevent recurrences?

Toddlerteaplease Mon 13-Mar-17 14:52:27

Handhold. One of mine was critically ill a few weeks ago. So I know how horrible it is. Good wishes to you little one.

joangray38 Mon 13-Mar-17 14:53:44

Hope he pulls through

PoochiePie Mon 13-Mar-17 15:21:31

Thanks guys.
Vet just phoned to say he's out of surgery and bladder is draining well now - think he's actually just been catheterised and examined under anaesthetic rather than had an actual incision. I was too upset to hear from her to ask really. He's recovering and will stay overnight, and be reviewed in the morning. Feel sad to think of him alone in a kennel all night - we don't put ours in a cattery if we go away so it's the first time he'll have ever been apart from our other cats/home overnight.

thecatneuterer - they put him on a high dilution diet, but he does scavenge when he can. E.g. Eating the other cats food if they take too long, sometimes will try to pinch the dogs food too, and I wouldn't be surprised if he visits people too (he had one of those 'please don't feed me' collars until recently). Vet said that it can reoccur on its own, but think we need to be extra careful with what he can get his paws on incase that's what triggered it.

cozietoesie Mon 13-Mar-17 15:32:49

TCN is right - we've all made mistakes. It sounds as if he's pulling through, though, so fingers crossed for the lad. smile

Gatekeeper Mon 13-Mar-17 15:39:30

ohh poor Percy (and poor you as well) . Hoping his treatment goes to plan and that he is home with you soon . Bless his little furry paws

Vinorosso74 Mon 13-Mar-17 17:58:51

Poor Percy. I hope he's soon on the mend.

Puffinsareblackandwhite Mon 13-Mar-17 21:15:08

Oh, he looks like a lovely cheeky beggar! I do hope he comes out the other end alright! Paws crossed for you!

Wolfiefan Mon 13-Mar-17 21:16:50

Hope he feels better soon. He's in the right place and will quite possibly be on the dozy medication so won't feel stressed or worried at all. Unlike you! Take care. flowers

Vinorosso74 Tue 14-Mar-17 10:36:05

How is he today?

PoochiePie Tue 14-Mar-17 12:37:16

vinorosso74 - vet rang a little while ago to say his catheter is still draining well, and he's still in IV fluids but his kidneys are working and don't look like they've been damaged. Plan is to take out the catheter this evening and hope he can pass water himself overnight; then hopefully home tomorrow.

They even said I can pop in and visit him some time this afternoon when things have settled down, which will be nice. I'm hoping he's a little bit more perky; but especially nice to get the last image I had of him out of my head and replaced with something nicer!

cozietoesie Tue 14-Mar-17 12:46:18

Sounds promising. smile

Vinorosso74 Tue 14-Mar-17 17:04:28

That's good news

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