March 27th 2011 6:12 pm
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Everyfur here knows how much it hurts not to be able to poop. Well yesterday I had me a backed up pipe like you wouldn't believe! It was bad and I got in the box and strained and CRIED. Even after I got out of the box I cried and I had cramps! Ooohhh that hurt. Mom was getting nervous because she did NOT want to take me to the ER. That ER here stinks, it's no good! And the last time she went there was the night she was racing Alex there and she died in the car. Mom has awful memories of her being stuck in traffic on the highway while Alex was passing away. By the time she got there, she ran in screaming and crying with Alex's body in her carrier, she had already gone. So she really doesn't want to go back there ever if she can help it.
Good thing that my mommy has lots of tricks up her sleeve! First thing she did was get some of her 100% distilled Aloe Vera juice and mix a little bit with some water, took a medicine syringe and squirted it in my mouf (which I was not happy about and spit some of it out). Within 10 minutes my cramps stopped and I was feeling better. Still didn't poop but felt much better. Thank you Hazel Lucy for teaching us about Aloe Vera! For those of you that don't know this trick it has to be this stuff right here: Aloe vera. It can be a different brand but it has to be 100% distilled and pure. Thank you HL for telling mom about that, it really helped calm my tummy!
Well, I felt bad after that and clung to mom like glue all night. Me and Lacey slept on her bed and cuddled with her all night. Today I was kinda the same but I still hadn't pooped and she was getting worried. She had given me some pumpkin, some kristalose and still nothing! It's my floofy hair darn it! She brushes me everyday and furminates me and everything but I still have too much floof that ends up in my tummy. So she's gonna buy some sardine oil. Hope I like it. But finally this afternoon she gave me some more aloe vera and said the heck with this, I'm through fooling around. Then she gave me some Miralax. She doesn't like to use that too often because it contains polyethylene glycol which is not good for the kidneys, even in humans. So we don't use it if we don't have to. But this was a poop emergency!
FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY about an hour ago I got in the box and dropped 'em like bombs! No straining, no crying, they just slid out the shoot and I did a great big poopy! I was so happy darn it, that felt great. And mom was really happy too. She's pretty good at figuring things out without panicking. Good thing too! If anyone would like to learn about how to use aloe vera, you can to to my momma's website www.ibdkitties.net and click on the tips and tricks page. Go to the natural remedies section and scroll down until you see it, it's easy to find.
Thank you again Hazel Lucy for that valuable tip! We love you! And me, Lacey and momma are all very happy campers right now, even if the house does smell like poop! MOL! She scooped it, but my pleasant aroma still lingers.
Oh is diary gal gonna' love this one! I look into my crystal ball and see a DDP in your immediate future, Finney!
MOL, that will be an added bonus Colette! The poopin' was the real prize, aaaahhhhh.
Glad everything came out ok!
Poor Finney!!! So glad you are okay!!
Thanks Tigey and Skylar, I'm actually still a little crampy but I pigged out today and still need to poop a lot of it out. But I'll be okay.
WOW! What a night, Finn~! I am so glad u finally gotted dat BIG poopy doop outta ur pantaloonz!~ Oh that musta been so painfur! Gotta gotta get it ouuuuuuuuuuuuut! Oh yeah, I see a Diary of da Day comin' too! Ur mom is so smart 'n takes real good care of u!!! I shur hope u don't lick urself too mush 'n get it again! Sounds like dat aloe vera iz sum magic med's right dare! I am so glad u ok.
I think you groom yourself extra muches because of the yummy butterscotch flavor of your fur!
Also, of course, you gotta lick your wounds when Lacey pulls her kangaroo-kickboxing moves on you!
When you're doing mutual-grooming, make HER do all the work!
Sardines & Aloe Vera sounds like a new cat food flavor!!! One of mine is Salmon & Garden Greens...MOL! Luv, Tink
MOL! Milo, my big poopy doop! Too funny. Tink you are funny! I never thought of that, sardines & aloe vera, hmmmm not bad. You know it doesn't even taste anything, tastes like water. Mom tried it, it's not for cats in particular.
So glad you could poop! It's awful not being able to go.
Hi Hazel! Yes, you of all kitties would know. I kept thinking of how it must have been for you and how painful it is. It hurt so bad, I was really crying too. Mom didn't like that. She would have taken me to the ER if nothing helped but thank goodness for the aloe!
You go Finney! Glad you finally pooped and are feeling better!
Woooo, I'm glad you were able to finally drop your poop bombs, Finney! MOL! That poop needs to come out, I'm glad it did. I'm glad you're mom has all these tricks. Healthy poop is important.
MOL, poop on! Thanks Gumpy and Kaci. Well it was not pleasant that's fur sure! Now you all know that aloe vera stuff can help with cramps too! Maybe it even helped smooth the shoot! Who knows!
Glad you were able to poop!
oh man we were so concerned abut you Finney mom has been away so we were not on catster much to check on you and we kept thinking of you all weekend.......so glad you are better.
I have that happen sometimes too-my mom thinks it's stress from the others. Mom knows I love a really clean box. Now because of the crazy Nat cat I'm stuck sharing a box with Smokie and that other psycho kitty girl. I don't like it-I like my box fresh.
I got this laxative junk, but hey, Mom will sure try the aloe vera! If it isn't toxic to kitties, and we know it isn't if Hazel Lucy used it, then, hey, sure, we'll try it. Does it come chicken flavored?
love ya man,
Ohhh poorr Finney!!!
BUT SO glad you had a "newmie" bomb outta your pantaloons!
And yes, meomy said she can relate to the odor..
Oh, dat sound YUCKY. I nefur had dat but Jen is happy dat you tole us 'bout da aloe vera stuff. Now we's ready IF it efur happen.
Glad youse feelin mush better wifout havin to go to 'mergency.
MOL, Newmie bomb, he'll be glad to hear that one. Thanks all of you! I am feeling much better and this morning was jumping on my mommy's head while she was in bed. That's a good sign don't you think? MOL!
Well you guys know by now too that my mom ALWAYS checks to see if something is toxic first, no matter who recommends it. So yes, HL told us about it but we checked with a friend of ours who is a holistic vet first and she uses it. You guys can find out how to use it by going to our Tips & Tricks page on our site.
Yeah......You did what you needed to do and it worked!!!!. Wonderful to hear that it had a good ending even though it is a stinky one.....Finney, we hope that you are feeling better now....There is nothing as bad as having one stuck and not come down.....Happier days for you......I hear a diary pick coming your way....you handsome one....
Ah...so glad the "poopies" finally arrived. You poor thing...that goodness you mummy knows how to treat you.
Keep up the pawsome work.