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Peaches is sick

meg4050
July 2nd, 2009, 10:24 AM
Sorry it's been so long, my internet hasn't been working for over 3 weeks now so I'm sneaking on at work!

Peaches started having diarhea on Tuesday...I came home from work to it all over my carpet. He seemed ok so I gave him fresh water and took away his food for the evening. When I got home from soccer a few hours later, he'd thrown up his food from the day. I gave him a bit of wet food because he seemed lethargic. He threw this up overnight and the diarhea continued. I kept a close eye on him all day yesterday and he was up and down...getting better towards the evening. He's been eating and drinking normally but he seems really really tired. I called the vet last night to see if I could bring him in first thing this morning. I took him in at 8:30 and he's there now...he's lost a bit of weight but has no fever. They're keeping him overnight to give him fluids and I brought in a stool sample for them to test. I should get an update after work tonight. I can't think of anything he could have gotten into and there have been no changes to his food.

Aside from all of this, I'm really upset with the vet. I was so pleased with them in the beginning because they seemed to take his epilepsy so seriously and they went out of their way to help me learn more about it and the treatments etc. Today I felt like I was taking him to the walk-in clinic or something. I don't know whether they even looked at his file ahead of time because he kept bringin up things we've already done. Peaches has always been small and at times, a bit frail looking, but that's him and that's what the epilepsy has done to him. I know that despite the fact that his fur might be a little ratty, he's a perfectly happy cat. If I had any suspicion that he was in pain or unhealthy, I would address it. This vet was going on and on about how bad his fur is and how he looks unhealthy but this is how he has been all along, so I don't understand why he didn't raise concerns earlier. He then starting going over what some of the causes of his recent illness could be...from something minor to more serious things like feline leukemia, etc. I had to tell him that we've already tested Peaches for that multiple times when we were trying to find a cause for the epilsepy and he's been tested every few months to check phenobarb levels so if anything were seriously wrong, it would be picked up. It jsut felt like I was talking to a stranger :sad:
Anyway, thats my rant. Peaches is staying with my parents starting next weekend for a week while I'm away so I think I'm going to have them take them into Romeo's vet and from now on, I'll bring him home when he needs a check-up.

I'll update once I hear anything :sad: I hope this isn't anything too serious

breeze
July 2nd, 2009, 10:30 AM
Meg

I'm sorry to here that peaches is not feeling well,
and I did not find his fur being "ratty" (when I was there)

It could be just from the heat/weather. or maybe just a virus. ??


:grouphug::goodvibes: for peaches and you..get better soon sweet peaches

Chris21711
July 2nd, 2009, 10:31 AM
Sorry to hear something is going on with Peaches Meg, try not to worry too much, I'm sure they will get it sorted out for you both.

There is a cat specific vet in downtown, she is said to be exceptional, if you ever decide to change I can look for her addy for you, just let me know.

Hope you enjoy your trip and please keep us updated with his progress :)

Love4himies
July 2nd, 2009, 10:38 AM
Oh poor Peaches :grouphug:. Could it be just a "bug" he may have picked up?

Mat&Murph
July 2nd, 2009, 10:38 AM
Good thoughts and wishes for Peaches!!! :grouphug: Hope he gets better

hazelrunpack
July 2nd, 2009, 11:34 AM
I hope Peaches is recovered soon, meg :grouphug: It's so hard when the furbabies are sick and you don't know why!

:fingerscr that they pinpoint it soon and the fluids do the trick for him. Maybe he just caught a bit of a virus that needs to work its way out.

It doesn't help that the vet was being a pratt :frustrated:

ancientgirl
July 2nd, 2009, 11:41 AM
Sorry Peaches isn't feeling well. I'll second what some of the others said, and say maybe it's a bug. I had Oksana a little under the weather for a day or so not long ago, and she was fine after that.

It sounds like the vet really needs to brush up on his manners and his clients. Having to go through what you have already done sounds like he wasn't paying attention the first time around.

I hope Peaches is better when you get him back.

meg4050
July 2nd, 2009, 12:11 PM
Thanks everyone :)

I'm hoping it's a bug...I'm just not sure where he could have contracted it. I did have him in London over the weekend and at my sisters place but none of her pets are ill and Barkley and Romeo are fine as well. He could have a weaker immune system though so maybe they weren't showing symptoms. He was eating and drinking normally so :fingerscr that's a good sign!

Masha
July 2nd, 2009, 12:13 PM
Hope he feels better soon :fingerscr:goodvibes:

dmc123
July 2nd, 2009, 12:36 PM
Best thoughts for Peaches, coming your way :)

Diane

edwina
July 2nd, 2009, 01:13 PM
:sick: Get well soon peaches. :cat:

krdahmer
July 2nd, 2009, 01:56 PM
Oh poor Peaches...:grouphug: Lots of :pray: & :goodvibes: that he just has a tummy bug and is better soon. And :grouphug: to you too, I hope the vet smartens up!

Jim Hall
July 2nd, 2009, 02:14 PM
was it the vey u usually see aalso sometimes esp with emergenccies they are so busy with the sched. when that happens with any service i interact with vet or phone or whatever i say hang on dous both a favor and read the history.

good luck peaches !!!

onster
July 2nd, 2009, 04:42 PM
Oh meg I am sooooo sorry you and peaches are going through this.

Hopefully he's just got a tummy bug :grouphug: please keep us updated.

Re: your vet....wow. I would be frustrated too. I have to say my vet doesnt really remember my cats either (i feel like its the first time meeting her everytime).....i would hope tho that at least they glance at the file!

Peaches has always had a different look (like puss in boots if u ask me), but I am 100% sure he is happy! Please don't take the vets comments to heart.

meg4050
July 2nd, 2009, 06:57 PM
Peaches has always had a different look (like puss in boots if u ask me), but I am 100% sure he is happy! Please don't take the vets comments to heart.

Thanks onster :) I'm really trying to ignore what he said. I just can't help feeling like he thinks I'm not taking good care of him or something.

I just called to check in on him. I spoke with one of the other vets in the practice who was much friendlier. He said Peaches seems fine in the cage, he's eating and drinking everything they're giving him and he hasn't vomitted or had any diarhea at all. So I just have to wait for the results to come back but it seems like maybe this is a bug that's dying down.

Chris, I remember you telling me about that vet when I was first trying to find one. I think I called them and they weren't able to fit him in right away and I was panicking because of his seizures so I took him to this one. Maybe once he's over this I'll give them a call and see if they can take him on.

14+kitties
July 2nd, 2009, 06:58 PM
:grouphug: to you Meg. Poor Peaches. Like the epilepsy isn't enough to deal with.
It is possible that Peaches picked up something from your visiting. With his frailer system he maybe shows more signs of it while the others can fight it off. Hopefully they can get to the root of the problem soon. :grouphug:

meg4050
July 2nd, 2009, 07:03 PM
Thanks Geri :)
You have the same suspicion as me...considering the timing of when this all started, it would make perfect sense. They're supposed to call me with the results in the AM :fingerscr

Winston
July 2nd, 2009, 08:23 PM
:grouphug::grouphug: for Peaches!!

Love4himies
July 2nd, 2009, 08:43 PM
I am glad to hear that Peaches is doing much better. :grouphug:

14+kitties
July 2nd, 2009, 10:38 PM
Thanks Geri :)
You have the same suspicion as me...considering the timing of when this all started, it would make perfect sense. They're supposed to call me with the results in the AM :fingerscr

Let's hope it was a bug that he picked up. If he is keeping food down at the vets and no diahhrea hopefully he will continue to improve. I hope they take the time to remember he is on meds for the epilepsy and don't give him something that counteracts that.
I will say an extra :pray: for him tonight.

Oh, and seeing as he is looking so "ratty" looking I think it's time to take a few pics so we can judge for ourselves. :rolleyes: 'Course we will wait till he is feeling better.......... just.......... :D

:grouphug: Hang in there Meg.

Jim Hall
July 2nd, 2009, 11:05 PM
i dont rememeber peaches looking rattty ?




lol we are doing major matt cuts to mandas backside for matts wish pic would show it talk about ratty!!!

Tundra_Queen
July 3rd, 2009, 12:28 AM
I am so sorry to hear about Peaches being ill. I hope the vet can find out what it is and fix it easily.

Poor baby I hope u can bring him home tomorrow.

Debbie

growler~GateKeeper
July 3rd, 2009, 12:58 AM
Megs :grouphug: I'm sorry Peaches isn't feeling 100%.

:goodvibes: speedy recovery from whatever was bugging him :goodvibes:

TeriM
July 3rd, 2009, 01:06 AM
Hope Peaches feels better fast :fingerscr :goodvibes: :fingerscr.

Magicwildwolf69
July 3rd, 2009, 01:10 AM
i'm sorry peaches isn't feeling good. hope he feels better and you can bring your baby home soon.

that vet didn't sound like a very friendly one at all. i have one like that at my vets. i don't see him anymore i see one of the other ones all the time now. she was great when i had to put zoey :angel2: to sleep so i take everyone to her now

meg4050
July 3rd, 2009, 04:12 PM
GOOD NEWS!!!! :D

The vet called first thing this morning and told me Peaches still hadn't had any diarrhea or vomitting overnight and that all of his tests came back fine! I picked him up earlier this afternoon and he seemed a bit groggy, went straight to his food dish and starting eating like crazy! I had to go back to work for a bit but I just got back home and as soon as he heard the door he jumped up and came to greet me :D

They gave me 5 days worth of the meds that they were giving him so I just need to watch him for the next few days and make sure he's ok...but he's looking good, I think the fluids helped a lot.

Thanks for all of the good wishes!! :grouphug:

Love4himies
July 3rd, 2009, 04:29 PM
Wahoo!!!!! :highfive:. Must have been some bug.

14+kitties
July 3rd, 2009, 04:52 PM
YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! That is sooo good to hear!! Now we need pics please. :D

ancientgirl
July 3rd, 2009, 06:16 PM
That's great! It sounds like he certainly caught something and he's getting over it.

hazelrunpack
July 3rd, 2009, 09:07 PM
I'm glad he's home! Now for a continued recovery and the little fella being back to normal ASAP! :goodvibes:

edwina
July 3rd, 2009, 11:47 PM
:clap: yay i am glad peaches is feeling better. :cat:

meow
July 4th, 2009, 11:46 AM
GOOD NEWS!!!! :D

The vet called first thing this morning and told me Peaches still hadn't had any diarrhea or vomitting overnight and that all of his tests came back fine! I picked him up earlier this afternoon and he seemed a bit groggy, went straight to his food dish and starting eating like crazy! I had to go back to work for a bit but I just got back home and as soon as he heard the door he jumped up and came to greet me :D

They gave me 5 days worth of the meds that they were giving him so I just need to watch him for the next few days and make sure he's ok...but he's looking good, I think the fluids helped a lot.

Thanks for all of the good wishes!! :grouphug:
YAY!!!!!! :lovestruck: How is Peaches now?

Frenchy
July 4th, 2009, 11:51 AM
Hey Meg , I just saw your thread , I'm so glad Peaches is doing better ! :thumbs up

meg4050
July 4th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Thanks everyone :)

He seems to be doing ok - still eating lots. He's still a bit groggy but definitley a million times better than before I took him in. When he's up he's been roaming around exploring, jumping on all of the tables like his usual self! The only thing I noticed is that he seems a teeny bit bloated but I talked to the vet this morning when they called to check up on him and he said it's just his body reacting to being taken off of the fluids and from gobbling up his food so quickly since he's been home. He said it should clear up soon, he doesn't seem to be in any discomfort at all so I'm just feeding him a bit at a time for now to make sure he doesn't eat it too fast.

They also checked his phenobarb levels yesterday and everything is great! :thumbs up

meow
July 4th, 2009, 02:10 PM
Thanks everyone :)

He seems to be doing ok - still eating lots. He's still a bit groggy but definitley a million times better than before I took him in. When he's up he's been roaming around exploring, jumping on all of the tables like his usual self! The only thing I noticed is that he seems a teeny bit bloated but I talked to the vet this morning when they called to check up on him and he said it's just his body reacting to being taken off of the fluids and from gobbling up his food so quickly since he's been home. He said it should clear up soon, he doesn't seem to be in any discomfort at all so I'm just feeding him a bit at a time for now to make sure he doesn't eat it too fast.

They also checked his phenobarb levels yesterday and everything is great! :thumbs up
phew. if he has any more problems take him to a spcecialist but hopefully he will not be A-ok! :thumbs up

chico2
July 4th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Meg,I am glad I read all through to the end and a good end it is:thumbs up
My first thought was"oh not,not brave little Peaches!"but I am glad he's feeling better.
My Vinnie had som sort of bug too a while back,the diarreah(sp?)and the mess was terrible,but all of a sudden he was fine again:shrug:

hazelrunpack
July 4th, 2009, 10:26 PM
I'm glad he seems to be on the mend, meg! :grouphug: Please keep us updated on how the little darlin' is doing!

And stop worrying your mom, Peaches! :cat:

14+kitties
July 4th, 2009, 10:53 PM
WhooHooo on the phenobarb levels! That is wonderful! Means no increase in meds. He's been holding pretty steady with them lately. That's great!

Now....... pics???????? :rolleyes:

meg4050
July 5th, 2009, 12:39 AM
As you wish :D

He's missing a little fur where they had his IV in. He seems to be pretty well back to normal...I popped open his pill container and he ran away immediatley :rolleyes:

hazelrunpack
July 5th, 2009, 12:59 AM
He's lookin' mighty fine to hazel! :flirt:

Thanks for the pic, meg!

So where did the vet get off saying his fur was ratty looking? :frustrated: He looks quite handsome to me! Every hair in place. :lovestruck:

growler~GateKeeper
July 5th, 2009, 01:24 AM
Megs :grouphug: I'm so glad Peaches is home & feeling good :highfive: Great news on the phenobarb levels :thumbs up

So handsome :lovestruck: bet he was charmin' all the ladies at the clinic :flirt: :D

breeze
July 5th, 2009, 07:58 AM
I'm sooo glad that Peaches is feeling better, and that he is home with you.

soft Peaches what are you doing scaring mom like that, silly boy..

:grouphug: one for Meg

:grouphug:one for peaches

:D

chico2
July 5th, 2009, 08:01 AM
Awww Peaches,he looks beautiful to me,that vet has a nerve saying he looks"ratty",he has such a sweet little face(not the vet):lovestruck:

Love4himies
July 5th, 2009, 08:22 AM
Peaches is looking wonderful, meg :cloud9:.

Yup, running away when he hears the pills is a good sign that he is better :thumbs up. :laughing:

Jim Hall
July 5th, 2009, 11:17 AM
mmm pretty kit
peches ches the orange ratty tabby
she looks so soft and happy

if she keeps gobbling it up
she gonna look like a fat little pup!






as far as the vet and ratty well duh she dosent feel good!!!
Except in dire emergeniceies I want to see the same vet every time i get that at Dr lisa's spmetimes even for appt's The receptionist tries to move me to another vet and i say no please but if thats not possible i w make sure the vet stops and reads the history cause if he/she doesnt IS gonna hear it from me :D

meg4050
July 5th, 2009, 11:28 AM
His fur was a bit dry on his back from the dehydration but its completely fine now. I had a different vet when I picked him up but I really wish it had of been the original so he could see that it's perfectly fine now! As of this morning, his stool is 100% back to normal! :thumbs up

14+kitties
July 5th, 2009, 11:46 AM
:cloud9: Peaches is looking his happy self. Stuuupid vet! READ the history on the cat you are seeing Bub! :wall:
Great that his poops are back to norm. :thumbs up And running from his pill is a good thing. You'd think he'd be used to it by now. :D :cloud9:

meow
July 5th, 2009, 05:23 PM
simba says HI to peaches!

hunnybunny
July 5th, 2009, 07:07 PM
Glad your kitty is feeling better huni:goodvibes::goodvibes: