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August 16th 2013 8:32 pm
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My little brofur Maurice is very sick. He has not been able to hold any food down for days now. He's been to the vet and they did an x-ray and didn't see anything. His bloodwork has come back normal, only his liver was slightly elevated.

When he first got sick, he coughed up a hairball and then wouldn't eat. We got worried about him because last year he had a urinary blockage and we know how important it is that he stays hydrated.

He's been getting fluids for the last couple days and has been on an anti-naseual. For the last two days, he has been able to eat a little, but he throws up his food about two hours later. He makes the saddest little meow before he throws up.

We are really confused and scared for him. Has any other cat had anything like this or know what it could be?

Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 16th 2013 at 8:36 pm

does he have diarreah?

how long does the food stay before he pukes?

sounds exactly like kitty

he may have a blockage in his intestines. that would account for some not wanting to eat
fatty liver can result
purrs for maurice
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

August 16th 2013 at 8:41 pm

He doesn't have diarrhea. He hasn't pooped in days, since he started being sick. The food stays down about two hours.

We are worried about a blockage since he has a fondness for chewing on plastic bags. We all try to watch him, but we are worried he may have eaten some plastic. Does anycat know if that would show on an x-ray?
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

August 16th 2013 at 8:57 pm

it should show up
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

August 16th 2013 at 9:14 pm

No we haven't had any of these things happen to us...not sure if plastic would show up...did you mention this to the vet?

I know cats can take pepcid, check with our vet to see if they think that will help with him tummy!

Sorry we don't know anymore!

We are purring for Maurice, we sure hope he gets better!
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

August 16th 2013 at 9:25 pm

Oh dear...we don't have any answers fur you, but we do send lots of purrs and pawyers that the right medicine or the problem will be figured out.]Poor little (big) Maurice. POTP to him!

Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

August 16th 2013 at 11:46 pm

Purrrrrrssss!!!! Sending love and prayers your way!
Purred by: Miko ~ DB 111b (Catster Member)

August 17th 2013 at 1:42 am

Sending many Meezer purrs to Maurice. Hope he starts feeling better soon.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2013 at 5:48 am

If you haven't talked to your vet today or yesterday, then I would call them and discuss all your concerns. Tell them he's not any better and is there something else they can do, some other medicine? Can they give him something to move his bowls? If it's a good vet they should not mind you calling and they will talk to you (maybe not right away but they should call you back).
We are sending many healing purrs and big hugs.
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2013 at 5:50 am

poor little guy! we will keep him in our prayers Jezebel!
Purred by: Benson - DB #178 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2013 at 6:08 am

We're purring for Maurice. We hope the vet can help figure it out.
Purred by: Mayhem (Catster Member)

August 17th 2013 at 6:14 am

Mommy and me cannot help as we would be just as scared as we are sure you are. The best we can offer is our purrs and prayers and you have tons of those coming your way from us...
>^..^< Mayhem and her mommy Mary
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

August 17th 2013 at 7:55 am

Monster purrs coming Maurice's way
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

August 17th 2013 at 8:52 am

The vet didn't think it was a blockage because nothing showed up on the xray.

Right now Maurice is on an anti-naseaual and an anti-inflammatory. Last night he ate a tiny bit about an hour after he had his meds and we think he held it down. But this morning he was vomiting bile.

We're all worried about the poor guy.
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

August 17th 2013 at 3:03 pm

Oh gosh Jez : ( You reckon he got into some cleaning stuff? We don't know what to tell you Sweetie. Wonder why the bile? Tummy empty??

Try some baby food like chicken and rice.

Sending lots of purrs and prayers ♥

Purred by: Lisa P

August 17th 2013 at 4:34 pm

Okay I want to tell you that he should be tested immediately for pancreatitis!!! He should have an ultrasound and a PLI done. it won't show on the X-rays because the pancreas is behind the stomach. but it will show on the ultrasound. his liver enzymes being up can be caused by this and throwing up bile is definitely not good. Please call the vet and ask them to test for pancreatitis asap as this is very painful. What are the names of the meds he's on?
Purred by: Alexander, Dreamboat #110 (Catster Member)

August 18th 2013 at 5:22 am

Please have everything checked out soon. I hate waiting while a kitty is still feeling ill....Alex's mom knows her stuff. Keep in communication with her.
Hope that he does better soon.....p.s. I have a second opinion always when my sweetie is not feeling well. Another pair of eyes and mind are always good....
Purred by: Alex R

August 18th 2013 at 5:45 am

We are all sorry to hear that Maurice is still feeling poorly. We're purring for you, buddy.
Purred by: Sandi G

August 18th 2013 at 5:57 am

So sorry to hear about Maurice, sounds like you are doing everything you can for him to get better. We will all be purring and praying that he feels better soon. Keep us posted on how things are going. Love, Tate
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 18th 2013 at 7:57 am

My heart goes out to you guys, I know your probably really scared right especially after losing the baby. Just keep purring, we
will be purring for you.

I would call the vets back with John and Alex's suggestions. Please keep us informed.
Purred by: Kallie (Catster Member)

August 18th 2013 at 1:24 pm

ahh Jez, we haven't been on in the last few days. We know how scared u are and are purring for poor little Maurice. We haven't dealt with the pr ur dealing with but our heart goes out to ya'll. our love&purrs to all....
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

August 18th 2013 at 4:33 pm

Sending loads of sweet Tonk purrs! Sounds so scary, and it's so hard to feel helpless.
Minnie & Penny
(Bliss will send some healing angel dust too!)
Purred by: ⚜ Maurice ⚜ (Catster Member)

August 19th 2013 at 5:36 pm

Thank you guys for all the help and purrs. They must've worked because I started feelin' a lot better last night. I got my appetite back and really wanted to eat. I haven't vomited for the past 36 hours. My blood tests came back with good results, and I pooped this morning.

We's still not sure what exactly was wrong with me. I just glad I's feelin' so much better!
Purred by: Alex R

August 19th 2013 at 5:50 pm

Well, thank the Ceiling Cat! We are so happy to hear it!
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

August 19th 2013 at 7:21 pm

I'm with Sammie, Thank God!!!!!!! I was so worried.

Tuxxie power!


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