February 26th 2009 4:15 pm
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2/24/09 - Day 9 and NO BOWEL MOVEMENT. I took him into the vet as they wanted to do an enema to help him. An X-Ray revealed that his constipation was not major (because he hadn't eaten so much this past 2 weeks) so they just gave him a liquid laxative and a Potassium supplement to help rehydrate him and help with his dizziness (The potassium levels on his blood test were way too low). The X-Ray also revealed that his lung fluid has gone away!
2/25/09 - DAY 10 (Morning & Noon) - NO BOWEL MOVEMENT
2/25/09 - DAY 10 (Evening) - YES, BOWEL MOVEMENT!
Even though I had already given Sammy 3 doses (every 8 hours) of the Cephulac (feline laxative) he still hadn't gone. I called the vet and they said he was busy but would return my call. 2 hours later and 5 minutes before I got a call-back from the vet, SAMMY FINALLY HAD A BOWEL MOVEMENT!!! I was soooooooo relieved (and so was he, mol!)
2/26/09 - Sammy threw up all his meds this afternoon and he had white foam around the sides of his mouth. I was so worried he would go into a breathing fit but THANK GOODNESS, he was able to lie down and relax. He seems to know that he needs to chill out after his fluids or heart get worked up. Sammy did growel at me but it was only because he was irritated and not feeling well. I think he improved because, an hour later he was eating dry food - crunchies, so that's a good sign! I spoke to his vet and he has given Sammy the "rest of the day off" from his meds, just to let his body de-stress and that we will try again tomorrow. Paws Crossed!
At this point Sammy is being strong, his little personality is slowly showing up again, that makes me hopeful. I am monitoring him though because he has back leg and thigh quiverring. The doctor thinks it's lack of potassium. Sammy is now on a Potassium Gluconate supplement so we hope this resovles itself.
Love to all those who so caringly keep Sammy in their purrrrrrrrrrrs!
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