November 4th 2013 11:19 pm
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It's been a very difficult and harrowing couple of days for my poor Indiana, but I first want to say that about an hour ago he ate a little bit on his own for the first time in days. This is positive news.
Indy has been given an initial diagnosis of mega-colon, but the vet took blood and feces samples today to rule out other diseases/conditions. She gave Indy fluids to help him feel better, because he's had chronic diarrhea, and we have medicine he is taking for his GI symptoms.
Basically, part of his colon is not functioning properly; it was evident from his x-ray, but he did pass the feces that was sitting in his colon, thank goodness. He is feeling noticeably better tonight, and is resting on the pet heating pad right above my head.
I'll keep you posted as I find out more. I want to thank you for the power of the paw rosies for his page, the comments and p-mails, and positive thoughts and prayers. I really appreciate them. It helps so much to know you are pulling for my baby.
Mom Gina and Indiana
November 2nd 2013 2:11 pm
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First off, thank you all for the power of the purr! It really helped my mom and me to know you are here.
The vet checked me out, up and down, from the top of my cute little head to the tip of my stumpy little tail! I was kinda scared at first, but I did okay. She said that my abdomen felt enlarged and that I had a certain sick cat "smell". (Gee, I didn't know I smelled bad! MOL) Anyway, she ordered an x-ray and had my mommy come to the back and look at it. Lo and behold, there was part of my poor large intestine looking distended and full of poop! I also had gassy pockets inside. So, now we all know why I wasn't feeling well.
Mommy is to give me a kitten-sized dose of Miralax suspended in liquid, every two hours until I hopefully produce some poop. Then Mommy is supposed to note the condition of my poop. Good grief, is nothing sacred anymore?! I think I need to consult my furriend Newman on this one. He's the poop expert. Why, he even wrote a book about it! MOL
The vet said to assist feed me, and Mommy bought some high calorie prescription food for me. I did fine with the assist feeding. Mommy didn’t give me too much food at once time since I have been somewhat nauseous as well.
I will keep you posted; I have a follow up appointment on Monday.
November 2nd 2013 4:42 am
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I'm not feeling well. I wouldn't touch my Fancy Feast this morning, and I haven't been my usual kittenish self since yesterday. Mom is going to call the vet this morning for an urgent care appointment. Please keep me in your purrs.
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