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#1 dreamingofcats

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:19 AM

I feel so awful.

Our cats are boarded atm as we are moving interstate, and the week or so leading up to them going in I had noticed Pebbles was sleeping under the bed alot but we thought it was just because we had visitors as it was christmas and she is a timid cat. I got a call yesterday afternoon from the boarding kennel (its attached to a vet surgery) and he said she hadnt been eating since she had been there and when they examined her they could feel her spine and ribs but her stomach was bloated. They have taken some bloods but suspect her kidneys or liver sad.gif

I feel so awful, I should have noticed but we just had our baby, are moving and have been dealing with solicitors about buying a house and selling our house and its so hard to tell if one cat isnt eating when you have four indoor cats. She has always been a podgy cat and I thought the stomach was just fat, but seriously how could I miss it.

I hope nothing is seriously wrong with her, I should know by lunchtime but man I feel guilty. :'( Has anyone had a cat with similar symptoms, bloated stomach and not eating and lethargic, she is weeing thankfully.

#2 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:58 AM

Hi DoC, poor Pebbles. I haven't, but hope its nothing too serious.

Cats are really good at hiding stuff. I missed Lao's ingrown claws, possibly for months. I still haven't stopped kicking myself for that. She must have been in so much pain.

I have heard of fluffies getting furballs that sort of block things - they can't really eat and it wont vomit out IYKWIM, but water is no problem.

And if its kidneys or liver, well hopefully you've gotten to it while its still treatable. My girl has had kidney issues since she was 8yo - she's now 20yo, thanks to specialist diets.


(and your bub is just divine - hope the move is easy on you all!)

#3 Therese

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

I hope she's ok.

And congrats on the arrival of your baby girl too original.gif

#4 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:29 PM

Fingers crossed Pebbles is fine! Keep us updated!

I know what you mean about it being hard with 4 cats! I know I worry about if I can tell if one of them isn't pooing or is weeing excessively etc. Esp considering I am at work during the day!

#5 la di dah

Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:34 PM

I'm always going nuts trying to figure out who is doing all the eating around here, and I only have two cats. I'm watching them more now because one keeps expanding (he's going to develop his own gravity soon) but its really hard to know, especially if one is very quiet and bloated.

Best of luck, thinking of you guys.

#6 dreamingofcats

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Well its not very good news I am afraid.

They got the results back and she has excessively high platelet count. Which the vet is thinking is either a tumour or leukemia cry1.gif cry1.gif

He did an xray and couldnt see a mass, but saw alot fluid and when he aspirated he said it looked like urine and a dipstick test of it showed high nitrates. He is sending the fluid away and asking the lab to test the blood for leukemia and I should know tomorrow morning.

He has put her on a drip because it also showed she was dehydrated. If it is leukemia though she will have to be sent to rainbow bridge as she isnt eating anymore sad.gif

I am absolutely devestated.

#7 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:15 PM

Oh DoC, that's awful news. sad.gif  bbighug.gif

Poor kitty, poor you and your family.

I am praying its not leukemia, and is something treatable.  hands.gif

#8 Frau Farbissina

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:26 PM

I'm sorry, that is not good news at all.   sad.gif   Take care.

#9 VioletRose

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

I'm so sorry, that is really sad about your cat sad.gif

#10 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:33 PM

Oh no, that's awful news. sad.gif Don't feel guilty though - it's so hard to tell with cats, especially when you have 4 plus all the other stuff you've had going on. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that you get some good news tomorrow.

#11 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 04 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

I am so sorry sad.gif.

My boy's at the vet on his 4th catheter for blockage.  He successfully hid it from us as well so I feel your guilt.  I should not have missed it sad.gif.

#12 Therese

Posted 05 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

I am so sorry sad.gif

#13 dreamingofcats

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:00 PM

I went and saw her this morning and spoke with the vet, the fluid came back as cancerous and basically she had leukemia. There was nothing they could do for her and as her condition was poor we sent her to rainbow bridge.

I am absolutely and completely devestated.

#14 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

I'm so sorry.

#15 twin2

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:05 PM

I am so sorry bbighug.gif

#16 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:39 PM

Oh DoC, I am so sorry. cry1.gif

Run free over the rainbow bridge little pebbles, we know how much you were loved.

#17 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 05 January 2013 - 01:43 PM

I'm so very sorry  cry1.gif .  Losing a pet is the most devastating experience, and I think it's even harder when it's sudden and unexpected.  

Thinking of you OP.

#18 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:02 PM

ohh DoC sad.gif I am so so sorry sad.gif

I have an idea of how devastated you must feel. You did the right thing for her, but that doesn't make it hurt any less even those it is comforting.

*hugs* I'm so sorry sad.gif  bbighug.gif bbighug.gif bbighug.gif

#19 Miranda Grace

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:09 PM

I'm so sorry.


#20 Therese

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:11 PM

I am so sorry sad.gif You are in my thoughts x

#21 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:46 PM

So sorry for the loss of your cat. My cat is 16 and was diagnosed with cancer (a large one in her stomach) bit over a year ago. There isn't much they can do for her. Her temperament has definately changed. She is still happy to eat and drink but I cab tell that she feels down (which is how I first figured something was wrong with her). Her fur gets matted really quickly because she doesn't clean herself, that I am aware of. I will be absolutely devastated when her time comes and really understand how you must feel.

#22 Niamh23

Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

I'm so sorry sad.gif I lost my kitty not long ago in similar circumstances, and I know it is easy to beat yourself up and think over all the things you could have done. But with something like leukemia there really isn't much you can do, and as a PP said, cats are really good at hiding these things. It sounds like Pebbles was very loved and had a great life with you!  bbighug.gif

#23 wiggles

Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:17 PM

I am so sorry.  bbighug.gif

A few years back my gorgeous Russian Blue had had to be sent to Rainbow bridge as he had kidney problems. Exactly 7 days later my gorgeous Boxer dog got out of the car and had a heart attack and died. I was devastated. They grew up together. It took me a long time to get another dog and I did, another Boxer. Poor girl had cancer in her back leg. As much as I didn't want to put her to sleep, she was suffering. I still get choked up thinking about them all.

Losing a pet is like losing a family member.

bbighug.gif

Edited to add: spelling

Edited by wiggles, 06 January 2013 - 07:19 PM.


#24 minus

Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:57 PM

so sorry for your loss. We have just adopted a cat who we renamed pebbles. Big hugs.

#25 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 07 January 2013 - 07:06 AM

I'm sorry. sad.gif




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