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kENNY - October 18, 2009 04:57 AM (GMT)
Killzilla, my first cat spayed BEFORE her first heat cycle and overall sickest cat in the house has gotten really bad. She's been struggling with a bladder infection *I think* which...she traded for the FLU!!!! UGH!! She walked in my room [I know it's her by the tapping nails] and I yelled at her to get out[because she WAS strong enough to walk in my room, throw up, then walk out...]...well, I looked at her and she couldn't even stand up straight. I freaked out and carefully picked her up [the last time I was in a hurry to pick her up...she pee'd on me because she just couldn't hold it in!] and put her in my brothers old bed...I sat with her until my mom could tell me what to do...but I gave her about a quarter of a syringe of plain water but later gave her 2 full syringe-fulls of Gatorade because as it turn outs...she's been staying under that bed just throwing up and pee'ing and was very dehydrated...

I'm really hoping she's going to make it through all of this...but in fairness, I can't take her to the vet for # 1) The last time we did [about 3 years ago] they tried to Euthanize her because she had a complete system shutdown but we denied, took her home[if we would've left her, they would've any way] and gave her a ton of liquids and she got better and # 2) I can't afford it.

Just keep her in your prayers please, she's the sweetest cat we have with the worst thing she does being grunting when she's mad at me! lol

I'm really at a loss of what to do and really sad about it.

kENNY

Broxandval - October 18, 2009 07:29 AM (GMT)
Hi Kenny
If your cat has cat flu then it's suggested that you take her to the vet immediately,as cat flu is very infectious and could spread to the rest of your cats. :(
As to the bladder infection the same thing applies young dude.
A bladder infection is normally cystitis it is extremely painful to the cat and they will pass blood because of it , it can be controlled by cat biscuits sold in super markets that are specifically designed to do this job and so is avoidable.:(
Both Val and I are more than a little shocked though, that it seem's you havent had your cat injected against cat flu. :(
You may lose not only Kz because of this but the rest of your cats as well. :o :(
That is the main reason cats have injections so that they are covered for this as any resonsable cat owner knows and will tell you as as much.:)
Get Kz to the vets this morning as an emergency case and just pray the rest of your cats dont get this because it will go through them with devestating results. :(
We will hope and Pray that Kz will pull through this but the outlook is very bleak. :(
Kenny we hope and pray, that your cats have been injected against feline aids as you would normally have his done at the same time as a flu injection thus covering your cats against both, then with a booster jab every year there after!!!... "please tell us you have". :unsure: :(
If you cannot afford to take her to the vet then there are various charity run vets that you can take her to, to be treated it's a simple matter of looking them up in your phone book or on line. :)
Otherwise you are open to being prosecuted, by the American equivulent of our RSPCA for allowing an animal to suffer :o :(
Over here in the UK we have the PDSA, the Blue + and the RSPCA who all run veterinary hospitals for people unable to afford a private vet and who will take just a small donation towards the treatment given. :)
We hope Kz pulls through and that your others dont catch the flu :)
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude Uglycat

colourfulfish - October 18, 2009 11:04 AM (GMT)
Sorry to hear about your cat kENNY. :(

kENNY - October 18, 2009 04:56 PM (GMT)
Well....going to the vet tommorrow. It's very likely we won't be coming back with a cat...but atleast we tried.

kENNY - October 18, 2009 07:34 PM (GMT)
My mom just called the vet and am now waiting for them to call us back. Not sure how much this will cost us...but maybe, just maybe, kZ will start feeling better.

kENNY - October 18, 2009 09:57 PM (GMT)
Grrrrr....they never called back. She's going tommorrow for sure. She's looking a bit better and finally walking...so there is some hope!

Here are like 4 px when she was not sick!:
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She was posing for this one!!:
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Robyn - October 18, 2009 10:10 PM (GMT)
She is a beautiful girl! I hope her problems aren't as dire as you think. I sure know how expensive vet bills are. I spend at least a few thousand dollars average per year at the vet for my five cats. I have the luxury to do so but many do not. Ideally, if you can't afford vet care, you wouldn't have the cats. But, of course, you love them and wouldn't want to part with them. There are lower cost vets out there but they usually don't help with major issues such as chronic renal failure or cystitis (rare in females but common in males). In order to diagnose your baby, a blood panel is needed. Those normally cost about $100. Add on the "in the door fee," and you're probably talking $200 just for the diagnosis before you even get to the costs of potential treatments. I think the vet rates are ridiculously high but at least I can get my cats and rabbits in to see the vet quick. People on the other hand have to either make an appointment for 6 months in the future or wait in line for 3+ hours in the ER to get any care whatsoever.

Let us know what the vet says. I can give you my opinion if you can get a diagnosis. My cats have had many kinds of medical problems.

Rosiemeadow - October 18, 2009 10:20 PM (GMT)
She is a little beauty Kenny. Please make sure you take her to the vet, at the very least they will probably give her clavamox, it's a broad spectrum antibiotic. You don't want to go through what I am right now, I did everything possible for my Mikey, nursed him all day every day but in reality he was just too old to recover. Your little one is young & deserves a fair chance to get well, which I'm certain she will with proper treatment. Trust me, I know how tough it is to put out oodles of money you don't think you have. Ask your vet to work with you, maybe with a payment plan, it can't hurt to ask, if not maybe they can refer you to someone else who will work with you, if all else fails try to get help from your local SPCA. I hope she will be feeling better soon, but wishing it so doesn't do it.

kENNY - October 18, 2009 11:39 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (colorfulfish)
Sorry to hear about your cat kENNY.


Thanks for the sympathy!!

QUOTE (Robyn)
She is a beautiful girl! I hope her problems aren't as dire as you think. I sure know how expensive vet bills are. I spend at least a few thousand dollars average per year at the vet for my five cats. I have the luxury to do so but many do not. Ideally, if you can't afford vet care, you wouldn't have the cats. But, of course, you love them and wouldn't want to part with them. There are lower cost vets out there but they usually don't help with major issues such as chronic renal failure or cystitis (rare in females but common in males). In order to diagnose your baby, a blood panel is needed. Those normally cost about $100. Add on the "in the door fee," and you're probably talking $200 just for the diagnosis before you even get to the costs of potential treatments. I think the vet rates are ridiculously high but at least I can get my cats and rabbits in to see the vet quick. People on the other hand have to either make an appointment for 6 months in the future or wait in line for 3+ hours in the ER to get any care whatsoever.

Let us know what the vet says. I can give you my opinion if you can get a diagnosis. My cats have had many kinds of medical problems.


She is a pretty girl! Not to mention a total brat!! :lol: You are so lucky to still have the luxury of taking them to the vet. I used too but don't anymore. It has to be very important....This is.

When I got the cats I had about 4...all were very tight and took good care of each other, plus they went yearly for their checkups and shots...as did the dog. Anything went wrong, to the vet! Now...

Thanks for the help. Anything I get, I'll post here...

QUOTE (Rosiemeadow)
She is a little beauty Kenny. Please make sure you take her to the vet, at the very least they will probably give her clavamox, it's a broad spectrum antibiotic. You don't want to go through what I am right now, I did everything possible for my Mikey, nursed him all day every day but in reality he was just too old to recover. Your little one is young & deserves a fair chance to get well, which I'm certain she will with proper treatment. Trust me, I know how tough it is to put out oodles of money you don't think you have. Ask your vet to work with you, maybe with a payment plan, it can't hurt to ask, if not maybe they can refer you to someone else who will work with you, if all else fails try to get help from your local SPCA. I hope she will be feeling better soon, but wishing it so doesn't do it.


Thanks again! I'm definitely taking her tommorrow. Kinda excited to get her feeling better but she's doing better then last night where she wouldn't even walk! Or drink without throwing up.


Thanks again everyone for your support & sympathy.

Dave and Val, I'll take the time to individually answer your questions later...

Broxandval - October 18, 2009 11:54 PM (GMT)
Hi Kenny
Geat to hear she will be going to the vets and hopefully just hopefully weve caught this. :)
But you must always make sure that you can find a vet that is within your means as these injections can save you a lot of tears as there is nothing worse than loosing a cat. :(
We ourselves use the PDSA and there is no shame in admitting that we cannot afford to take our cats to a private vet but they are at least covered innoculated and safe. :)
Best of luck we hope weve been able to help you in at least finding an affordable vet. :)
rgds
broxandval Fishiedude

kENNY - October 19, 2009 01:21 AM (GMT)
Thanks Dave! We are trying our best!

We go to a vet called ummm... "Hardee Animal Clinic" which we've just started using and with the a++++ treatment they gave the Oz Fox...I totally trust them with all of our cats! When my Shadow cat got spayed in 2006, I was totally angry with how another vet did her. They made a HUGE cut in order to do what they needed rather then a little like Oz'es. I think my cat STILL hurts from that!! It's about a 7" Long cut where Oz's is about 3" and she was pregnant! Shadow wasn't.

Broxandval - October 19, 2009 01:51 AM (GMT)
Hi Kenny
Fully undestand you there!!!... when Baby, who sadly died two years ago was done she got a massive infection the stitched area where the vet went in burst open and another hole opened up with all this really yucky green infection coming out through both. :o
We rang him and he said bring her in on Monday we rang him again, same answer on the third call I lost it big time and again was told to bring her in on Monday. :angry:
Monday morning came round and we rushed her there first thing got as far as the nurse who took one look and rushed in to see the vet. :o
He rushed out ushered Val and I through the treatment room and turned round to us saying how very sorry he was he misunderstood what I had been telling him. :angry:
It turned out that poor little Baby was allergic to the stitching and it was touch and go she would survive, :(
But survive she did, he quashed our fee for spaying her and our fee for the three days she was in his surgery having emergency treatment. :angry:
Much to say we never went back to his practice ever again. :angry:
You would have thought though, whilst I was cursing him on the phone he should have realized something was desperately wrong wouldnt you!!!... and had her in immediately :angry:
rgrds
broxandval
You would never have guessed that she turned into the healthiest cat we had ever seen with hardly a visit to the vet apart from boosters. :)
rgrds
broxandval Fishiedude

eskiemom - October 19, 2009 02:50 AM (GMT)
Kenny - You have a beautiful cat! Uglycat I hope all goes well at the vets office tomorrow. Keep us posted. eskiemom

kENNY - October 19, 2009 12:49 PM (GMT)
Thanks Eskiemom. Unfourtionatly, I have some very bad news...

kZ passed away last night. She was yelling in pain[she usually grunts, so this was very much unlike her], so I spent some time with her...She was very tense and basically unable to move. All my other cats are fine and none are showing any signs of being sick, so I'm going to risk it. If ANYTHING pops up, it's to the vet. Otherwise, they'll all be going soon to get their shots current.

Good bye killz. Cryerbaby

Broxandval - October 19, 2009 12:55 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (kENNY @ Oct 19 2009, 07:49 AM)
Thanks Eskiemom. Unfourtionatly, I have some very bad news...

kZ passed away last night. She was yelling in pain[she usually grunts, so this was very much unlike her], so I spent some time with her...She was very tense and basically unable to move. All my other cats are fine and none are showing any signs of being sick, so I'm going to risk it. If ANYTHING pops up, it's to the vet. Otherwise, they'll all be going soon to get their shots current.

Good bye killz. Cryerbaby

Hi Kenny
Aww that sucks dude !!!... I wouldnt wait to see if anything pops up just to be on the safe side Grouphug
rgrds
brxandval Fishiedude

eskiemom - October 19, 2009 01:09 PM (GMT)
Kenny - I am so sorry about your beautiful cat. Uglycat My thoughts are with you! Sorrydude Grouphug eskiemom

Arey - October 19, 2009 01:19 PM (GMT)
Hello Kenny,

I'm sorry you lost kZ. It always hurts.

Arey

kENNY - October 19, 2009 01:51 PM (GMT)
Thank you all...I'm going to miss her a lot as will my mom.

Rosiemeadow - October 19, 2009 05:02 PM (GMT)
Oh Kenny, I'm so very sorry to hear that, since I just lost my Mikey last week, I know how painful this is to you, my heart goes out to you. We are here for you Kenny. I, like Robyn & Dave have lost many cats in the recent years, & it still hurts sometimes, that's why it is so nice to have our friends here to support us when we need them. :)
Cats hide their pain very well, sometimes when we think they are feeling better, it is actually them masking their illness for survival, it's instinct, they do this to ward off predators, they learned this from their big cat relatives in the wild. This though good for them in the wild, does nothing to help us their care takers know when they are in real need. <_<

kENNY - October 19, 2009 06:02 PM (GMT)
Thanks Rosiemeadow! I'm very sorry about Mickey BTW...I was hoping he'd pull through. :(

Robyn - October 19, 2009 07:34 PM (GMT)
I'm so sorry about Kz. Cryerbaby

kENNY - October 19, 2009 07:59 PM (GMT)
Thanks Robyn!




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