RESPECT The- Star!
|Purred: Fri Jun 29, '12 6:25pm PST |
|Ya, I went thru it, 5 yrs ago. I know what a horrible experience it was, so some of this is from memory, but Prowler was 2 yrs old, and now he is 7 yrs old, and doing very very well.
Just for future reference, and for those that may not know this, you have 12 hrs, if they are blocked, or its too late, to get them to a vet.
It was late on a Sat night, one of my show friends was over, Prowler was acting funny, my friend started watching him, then she said, he is blocked, we have to get him to a vet, right now, in he went.
I forget now, if they inserted a needle into his bladder, or they used a catherter, I kinda think it was the catherter. They also put him on antibiotics, forget now, which one, and they did a urinalasis, which you didn't mention, if they did, or did not. They have to do that, it tells them what bacteria or crystal types, per say, are in the urine, and causing the blockage, it also tells them, what antibiotics will work.
He stayed over night and they sent him home. They put him on Hills Science Diet SD to disolve the crystals, then Hills Science Diet CD to manage the crystals. His crystals came back. I said somethng is not right with this picture, and I did extensive research on it.
If ya ever had a catherter in, ya know how very uncomfortable it is, I have, and it also hurts to pee afterwards.
His bladder walls are prob also inflammed, which hurts him more, and his urine is prob too concentrated, which furthers the prob, and a urinealsis would tell that too. If the urine is too concentrated, it burns the bladder walls.
That his fever went away, is good, means the antibiotics are working, and he should start to feel better.
You need to insist, to talk to this vet, and find out, what is going on, remember, they ain't doing this for free, you are paying for their services, just as you would insist, your doctor tell you.
Once you get him home, you now have a crystal kitty, and it is imperative, you correct, the cause of it, and he now has to have special managed care.
Causes of crystals are many, feeding a grain food is a biggie, the biggest, what do you feed?
The other biggie is stress in the household, what is going on in your household?
Other causes are a dirty kitty box, not picked every day, change of litter, not bedded deep enough, too small a box, a covered box, not enough boxes, being picked on by another pet or human, being intimitated by another pet or human, kitty box in a high traffic area, giving water from the tap.
You now have to feed him a grain free food, I feed Blue Wilderness, you also have to feed him wet only, mixed with water, so its real soupy, keeping him flushed out, is beyond imperative, its the key. No more water from the tap, it has too many minerals in it, he has to have purified drinking water, not spring water, not distelled water, but purified drinking water. I use the store brand gal jug, its $1.00 or some use Brita, some use PURR.
If, there was stress in the household, you have to eliminate it.
Prowler has been fine for 5 yrs, he gets wet only, mixed with water, and he only gets purified drinking water. I was feeding a grain food, I eliminated that, and I got out of the mentally and physically abusive relationship I was in, that was the stress.
The only time he had an issue, and it was my fault, I gave him wet in the morn and dry at night, trying to save money, now being on my own, is very financially difficult. In he went. My vet said his urine is too concentrated, they took some urine from his bladder, by a needle, and tested it, hence, the urininalsysis, which I can't spell, and it is burning his bladder walls, what did you change, I told her. She said, he *has* to have his wet twice a day, mixed with water, to keep him flushed out. Have not had a prob since.
The antibiotics will help him feel better, so he will start eating. See if he will eat some wet food, or you could try Nutrical, or they have this brown soup looking stuff, that you feed him with a syringe.
Hope this helps, and please keep us updated, I know, how awful an experience it was.