Jump to content

My poor cat :(


  • Please log in to reply
32 replies to this topic

#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




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win a copy of 'Breakfast, School Run, Chemo'

To celebrate the launch of EB member and contributor Julia's Watson's first book, we have five copies of Breakfast, School Run, Chemo give away.

Electronic tags may keep newborns safe

The possibility of using electronic bracelets for mothers and their newborn babies is being investigated by Adelaide's Women's and Children's Hospital. 

Baby steps: when your little one starts walking

As a parent there are so many milestones to look forward to. That first smile, first word - and, of course, that first step.

Julia Watson's new book 'Breakfast, School Run, Chemo'

Tomorrow my friend Julia launches her first book. And while we're all overjoyed, the success is tinged with sadness. You see, Julia has stage 4 bowel cancer.

How not to name twins

Call me boring, but I don't think that when it comes to choosing my twins' names is the right time to use a good pun.

Fun Sunny Life pool inflatables just for babies

The babies of 2015 will thus be thrilled to paddle their happy baby legs in these brand new flamingo and swan baby inflatables.

Breastfeeding basics for beginners

Here are 10 tips to help make breastfeeding successful and stress free for both you and your baby as quickly as possible.

Girl smothers baby brother with peanut butter

This mum had a big clean up job on her hands.

How to hide those under eye shadows

Pandas are the only ones who benefit from under-eye shadows. If you're not fluffy and cute, you'll just look tired.

Young mum dies after being denied pap smear

A mother has died after she was denied a pap smear because she was deemed "too young" to need it.

Birthday cakes banned at childcare centre

A childcare centre in Sydney has banned birthday cakes after parent complaints about excessive sugar and children with allergies being left out.

Triplet surprise for newlyweds

As the radiographer moved the wand over her abdomen, Shelley King got the surprise of her life.

3 yummy Thermomix baby and toddler recipes

Louise Fulton Keats shares her recipes for babies and toddlers, including corn and sweet pikelets, pumpkin and pea risotto, and cheesy bunny biscuits.

Man arrested over toddler Nikki's death

A 31-year-old man has been arrested over the death of two-year-old Nikki Francis-Coslovich in Mildura.

Adoption ban on pregnant women to be lifted

Pregnant women will no longer be barred from adoption waiting lists in NSW, after the Baird Government decided the practice was discriminatory.

Are you getting enough magnesium?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, but we don't talk enough about it and the vital role it plays in great health and energy, as well as disease prevention.

5 workplace lessons for new parents

Take heart in these principles that will transfer seamlessly from the workplace into your new life as a parent.

Mums to follow on Instagram

A creative outlet for many, there are some savvy women complementing their blogs and businesses with riveting Instagrams feeds. We've chosen a few which have bucketloads of appeal; there are some big time players and some smaller local ones, and they each bring their special brand of magic to the Instagram experience.

Review: The Volvo 2015 XC90 SUV has all the safety features your family needs

The new Volvo XC90 SUV's focus on keeping you safe does not come at the expense of comfort in the XC90.

Kim Kardashian reveals she may have hysterectomy

Kim Kardashian has revealed complications during pregnancy means she might have to have a hysterectomy after the birth of her second child.

Why late night snacks wreak havoc on weight loss

 Loath as you may be to admit it, chances are that at some point you have found yourself in the kitchen late at night, devouring food.

Toddler twins pretend to be asleep to fool mum

They say twins have a unique connection. If this cute clip is anything to go by, these toddler sisters like to use their special bond to try to fool their mother.

Dad bags: 10 picks for out and about

Getting out of the house is a big priority in the early years of parenthood and you need to take a well-stocked kit with you. We've chosen 10 of the best nappy bags sure to appeal to dads in style and function.

Win a Mountain Buggy Swift

To celebrate Essential Baby reaching half a million Facebook fans, we have a Mountain Buggy Swift to giveaway to a lucky fan.

Get your FREE Baby & Toddler Show ticket!

Get your free ticket to the Sydney Essential Baby & Toddler Show for September 25-27 - register online now.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Dads who do their share have more sex: study

For women trying to encourage their partners to take more interest in fatherhood, it could be the ultimate incentive.

Think you might have IBS, coeliac disease or Crohn's?

Conditions affecting the gastrointestinal tract are common in modern humans, and many are on the rise - including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and coeliac disease.

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer.

The exercises you know you should be doing (but probably aren't)

I bet your to-do list today is long. But somewhere on that massive list, are you making time for your pelvic floor?

This baby really loves the family cat

Some babies get excited when mum or dad come to get them from their cot after a nap.

Designer kids clothing good enough to eat by Oeuf

Even if you aren't heading to the Northern hemisphere in the next six months, you can't help but love the amazing food-themed knits for babies and kids by cult kids brand Oeuf.

Early exposure to peanuts recommended for allergy prevention

A paediatricians' group is recommending that infants at high risk of peanut allergies be given foods containing peanuts before they turn one.

Home brand foods contain less salt than pricier rivals

Supermarket home brand foods, long derided as cheap and inferior, contain far lower levels of salt than pricier, branded rivals, new research shows.

Nannies for hire, wherever you're flying

Ever dreaded the prospect of a long flight, dreaming about how wonderful it would be for a nanny to entertain the kids?

Couple poses for newborn shoot with adorable puppy

Tired of being asked about their baby-making plans, Australian couple Matt and Abby decided to give a creative answer: with an unusual photo shoot with their 'baby', a groodle (poodle/golden retriever cross) named Humphrey. The talented Elisha from Elisha Minnette Photography caught all the precious shots.

Is it okay to name your baby with a sense of humour?

My husband was sure that Danger was a good option for a boy. And as the pregnancy progressed, it actually started to sound really good.

Woman gives birth after having her own mother's uterus transplanted

In a world first, a healthy baby has been born from the same womb that nurtured his own mother.

So hot right now: double-barrelled baby names on the rise

It's one way to make your baby stand out from the pack – giving them not one, but two first names.

Second time around: is it really better the devil you know?

When I fell pregnant with my second child I was, naturally, very excited. Then it all started to come back to me - and I freaked.

Shopping with kids: breaking the pester-power cycle

You're out shopping with your little one and they're incessantly whining that they want a treat. It's easy to say no ... the first time, at least.

How did we have babies before apps came along?

Three months ago, my wife, Chrysta, and I were driving along Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles when she let out a harrowing cry.

When your toddler disagrees

There comes a time when your child starts having different views to you. I didn't realise that time would come so soon.

Win a Pacapod this Father's Day

To celebrate dads and families, we are giving away a Picos Pack from Pacapod Australia filled with a few extra goodies ENTER NOW

 

FREE TICKET

Discover the magic of the LEGO DUPLO Play Area in Sydney

Get your free ticket to The Essential Baby & Toddler Show and save $20 - register online now!

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.