So this weekend, kitty was throwing up and peeing inappropriately again. There was more blood in the urine now and he was barely spritzing and honestly, his litter hasn’t been as dirty and Fiance says his poops haven’t been normal sized either (I don’t really notice these things, but Fiance does). He threw up probably 5 or 6 times. Because he started peeing inappropriately again, I tried to mix the powder from the muscle relaxant in with his food like the vet told me to do if I didn’t see him get any better. But, I think he was throwing it up and even when we gave him a can sans meds, he threw that up, too. It looked like it wasn’t even getting digested – just straight up eaten and puked.
Whatever the case, I pulled his wet food and didn’t give him any (left dry and water bowl out). He stopped throwing up and stopped peeing inappropriately, probably because he wasn’t really eating/drinking – I tried to make sure the water was constantly fresh to help maybe get him to drink more. Honestly, I never see him drink and I change the water too often to know if it’s going down or not, he’s a tiny cat and it’s a really big water bowl.
Anyway, I called the vet first thing Mon morning and left a message. He called me back Mon afternoon and said he was worried there might be a blockage and to bring him in the next day – so I dropped kitty off Tues morning at 8am on my way to work and they called me around 3:30 to say that – they pretty much did nothing bc he won’t pee for them and there’s nothing they can do, so they’re just going to refill the Rx for the kitty prozac. I was like uhm, what? He’s probably not peeing bc I haven’t fed him wet food in a few days (he licks the gravy, so I’m assuming that’s where he gets most of his liquids from). I kinda freaked out on the phone and said I was really worried about him and I can’t just bring him home and watch him pee on everything and throw up and just keep trucking along as if – hey, as long as he’s on prozac, eventually he’ll be fine! No, give me some prozac then!
Anyway, I complained that in humans if we’re inflamed or have blood in our urine, we would get some sort of antibiotics and I’m not second guessing the vet (ok, I kinda am now) and maybe it’s different in cats, but isn’t there ANYTHING else we could give him to help him out? I can tell he’s in pain, I see it. I’m not going nuts, he won’t sit down on his bum and he lays sprawled out with his tail tucked and he really has never done that before and he’s constantly licking his peehole. Soooo I think he’s uncomfortable, just a guess….
Well, she said they would keep him overnight for observation and see if they can’t get him to pee to test it – this entire time, they’ve never been able to actually test his urine, although I’m not sure what they’re testing it for. She said the next step is x-rays and blood work or possibly an enema. I’m thinking x-rays might be in order. I want to make sure he’s not clogged up, I can only imagine that’s not going for stuff to be going in and not coming out the other end. Ugh, I’m just so frustrated – I mean, it’s one thing that everything is carpetted and he’s peeing and throwing up everywhere and we can’t get it all out, but it’s another thing that I know and can tell he’s in pain and there’s nothing I can do to fix it!!!
Anyway, that’s my update. I feel like this is getting ridiculous, though. That he can’t be fixed. 🙁