August 24th 2011 9:28 pm
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Been vomiting and having diarrhea today! Threw up this morning a few times while Mom was asleep and then she was contemplating on taking me to the vet then but decided to wait, I threw up again last time Mom syringe fed me (7 hours after the last time). Till then I was keeping everything down, and I still am - to an extent. I haven't been interested in the canned food Mom has been offering me all day, she has been syringe feeding me to make sure I have food. She just offered me some of my dry food and I ate some of that on my own.
Anyways I haven't really been feeling like doing anything all day. I don't like this cage Mom put me in, I don't like to be trapped, she says its so she can monitor me while she is downstairs. Mom says I'm messing with her head because I seem to be a little more perky now, and since I ate food on my own it's a good sign. But she's still worried. Mom keeps telling her co-worker that she plans to bring me to the vet, Mom works tonight at 12am so she is starting to wonder if she should bring me in now or when she goes to work.
Anyways I'm just letting you know. Mom's stressed, and she isn't sure if it is bad to wait, she knows in some cases it can be very bad to wait, but since she doesn't know what it is she isn't sure. She's already waited this long...
Please purr, both for me to get better and to make sure Mom's head doesn't pop off from stress. Hopefully it's nothing serious and that I get better fast.
I'm at the V-E-T's. The dr first wanted to give a medication to help with the diarrhea, Mom stuck this medication in my mouth. It made me throw up!! No meds for me right??
Well the dr and Mom ganged up on me and stuck me with a needle! Even one of Mom's coworkers helped hold me down cause I tried to squirm away. Mom says the needle is attached to Iv fluids and will be good for me. I see no way this is helping... At first it wasn't so bad but then Mom stuck a popsicle stick next to my leg so that the Iv would flow properly. Well now I am forced to sleep sitting up cause my stuupid leg is like ten times the size. I suppose you could call me peg leg today, MOL.
Mom snuck a picture of me sleeping against the bars. She'll post it later when we are home.
For now I'm on fluids, they gave me an injection for the diarrhea. They want to wait to see if I get better. If I don't I will have get blood work done. Maybe an x-ray too.
We're home now! I am still super tired and lethargic. I was on fluids all night. Mom did x-rays on me during the night and in the morning the dr said since that treatment didn't work that we should go ahead and do bloodwork.
My xrays seemed fine. Bloodwork was fairly good. Nothing was too out of the norm. So the dr said it is either a foreign body which is possible but only if it were part of a toy, and it wouldn't be seen on x-rays. Or it could have been a toxin of sorts, which the only thing that could be is that Mom has been switching foods around a bit. She was trying to start us on our raw diet and it was going well for a few days, I'm not sure what changed. It was stuff Mom had was frozen for stewie for feeding raw, it all was good, but possibly in the freezer too long? don't know... Or it was sudden diet change, since you can't mix normal food with raw. Its hard to say.
Anyways I got a few injections so hopefully I'll get better through out the day. I sure hope I do. I'm sleeping all the time, and I really hate this cage Mom keeps putting me in... I want to go see Blade Mom!!
I still have my IV line in so that if I need IV fluids Mom can bring me to another vet to get it during the day.
On the bright side I have now mastered sleeping sitting up.
Update: August 26, 2011
Mom noticed my foot seemed to be swelling up. She decided to bring me to the V-E-T to either remove the iv catheter or re-bandage it. At the same time it wouldn't hurt to get the drs opinion of what is going on.
Mom and a dr I have not met took my temperature and I have a fever! 39.5, which high normal is supposed to be 39.0... The dr wants me on fluids again throughout the night. He told Mom she could take me home with fluids but Mom decided to leave me here because otherwise I won't be on a set rate, and medications would be available if needed. So they set up my IV again.
Mom and the dr were talking after it was all set up so I fell asleep. When I woke up she was gone!! She left without saying goodbye to me! Now I am here without her, I've never been without her before....
Note from Mom: It hurts me to have to leave him. I would have loved to say bye, but I had to tear myself away, walking quickly towards the door with tears in my eyes. It's one thing being with them when their sick but having to leave them when they are sick feels like one of the hardest thing I've ever done... I hope he gets better soon because I'm not sure how long I can take this.
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Sending lots of purrs.
Sending purrs, Moppie. Have your Mommy take you to the vet as soon as she can. Our Keshy had that once. She had picked up some kind of bug and she couldn't keep food in either end of her. The vet fixed her up by giving her an antibiotics injection and putting her on a bland diet. (Home made boiled chicken and rice.)
Purrs that you feel better really soon.
Oh, and Moppie's Mommy. We just thought about one other thing. Make sure Moppie isn't getting dehydrated. When you lift a little of the skin between the shoulders it should spring back into place easily. It can't hurt to fill a small liquid syringe with water and squirt it (sideways so he doesn't choke) into Moppies mouth.
Thanks Jezebel! Thanks Colette!! I had been drinking on my own, so that was a good thing. I am now at the V-E-T on IV fluids. -- I'll be updating diary in a few.
Moppie, we are sending lots of purrs for you to get better. Stuff coming out from both ends is no fun. Hang in there. I think this IV stuff really helps. You are very handsome by the way.
Oh little Moppie, we're so sorry to hear you're sick! And then it's worse when they stick you with all those needles. OMC, sorry to hear about your leg - ouch! We will be purring and purring for you to get better....and soon! It's no fun being sick and having to go see the vet - but at least your mom works there and you get to go with her (right?). Lots of PURRRRRS for little Moppie!!
Sending purrrs & prayers your way wittle Moppie!! GET WELL SOON!!
Sending you lots of purrs sweet thing! So sorry you're sick. We love you!
Sorry to hear that it's serious enough for you to be on IV fluids. That's probably just because you're still so little they don't want to take any chances. When you were talking about diarrhea and vomiting together we kind of saw that this wasn't going to go away on its own. Never mind, your Mommy did the right thing.
Purrs that you'll be home and playing furry soon.
Gump, yes I don't like all this poking and prodding. But it was nice having Mom there with me letting me know everything would be okay. I'm super tired though, I'm not better yet, I got more meds when I left. Looks like I'll be sleeping the day away... Will put another update on again in a few.
Thank you Oreo!
Thanks again Colette!!
I'm still very lethargic. I haven't eaten very much today. I had diarrhea again but Mom hasn't seen me vomit. Although to be honest she was out like a light today too, after long day stressing about me yesterday and working all night, she slept pretty much all day... She offered me a small amount of food in a bowl and I didn't really eat it, the second time she put some dry food in and I ate some of that one but not much. Mom just syringe fed me so I now have some food in me.
I hope it passes, whatever it is...
Cuddled up with Stewie for a nap...
Oh sweetheart. We're very worried about you. Don't they know yet what's going on? You could have a kitty flu. Purring up a storm for you.
We are purring for you cutie pie. We sure hope you feel better soon.
hugs and smooches,
Molly and family
Oh Moppie, more purrs from me and my bro! Feel better and get well furry soon!
Thanks efuryone for purring for me! I have started up a new diary entry and will be continuing there.