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LauraM[_2_]
January 14th 09, 08:08 PM
To those of you who have read my posts regarding Hobbes and his
chronic constipation...

Yesterday Hobbes looked great! He had a large bowel movement in the
morning, urinated, ate well and was back to his normal lovebug self.

This morning @ 3 am, I woke up to him vomiting bile. After cleaning
up and consoling him he did it again at 7:30 am. After that he didn't
want to be touched, didn't want to eat and cowered away. He has never
EVER done that. He always wants to be held and cuddled, and he always
wants to eat.

I rushed him into the vet. He's lost a 1/2 pound in one week!
They're doing an ultrasound today and taking fluid "around" or
"from" (forgot which) his lymph nodes. A special doctor is coming in
to do this procedure. If nothing is found, I'm going to have a barium
test done on him per my vet's request. He'd had a complete blood
panel only a month ago and only a slight elevation in white blood cell
count showed which always seemed to present that way over the years.

I'm convinced he has IBD since he responded so well to the depro
medrol shot he received the last time he was at the vet's a week ago.
I'm so worried. My last kitty died from that horrible disease.

In fact, my last kitty, Emma, came to me in a dream a few months ago.
She was a lot older in the dream and looked at me trying to tell me
something. I then heard a bush rustle and Hobbes popped out of the
bush. I'm convinced Emma came to me because it's almost Hobbes'
time.

I'm distraught. I love Hobbes so much. It's unfathomable that he
could be lost. Please say a prayer for him for me. I'd really
appreciate the good vibes.

cybercat
January 14th 09, 09:48 PM
"LauraM" > wrote
>
> I'm distraught. I love Hobbes so much. It's unfathomable that he
> could be lost. Please say a prayer for him for me. I'd really
> appreciate the good vibes.

Prayers for Hobbes and you, too. Keep the faith.

LauraM[_2_]
January 15th 09, 04:05 AM
On Jan 14, 11:08*am, LauraM > wrote:
> To those of you who have read my posts regarding Hobbes and his
> chronic constipation...
>
> Yesterday Hobbes looked great! *He had a large bowel movement in the
> morning, urinated, ate well and was back to his normal lovebug self.
>
> This morning @ 3 am, I woke up to him vomiting bile. *After cleaning
> up and consoling him he did it again at 7:30 am. *After that he didn't
> want to be touched, didn't want to eat and cowered away. *He has never
> EVER done that. *He always wants to be held and cuddled, and he always
> wants to eat.
>
> I rushed him into the vet. *He's lost a 1/2 pound in one week!
> They're doing an ultrasound today and taking fluid "around" or
> "from" (forgot which) his lymph nodes. *A special doctor is coming in
> to do this procedure. *If nothing is found, I'm going to have a barium
> test done on him per my vet's request. *He'd had a complete blood
> panel only a month ago and only a slight elevation in white blood cell
> count showed which always seemed to present that way over the years.
>
> I'm convinced he has IBD since he responded so well to the depro
> medrol shot he received the last time he was at the vet's a week ago.
> I'm so worried. *My last kitty died from that horrible disease.
>
> In fact, my last kitty, Emma, came to me in a dream a few months ago.
> She was a lot older in the dream and looked at me trying to tell me
> something. *I then heard a bush rustle and Hobbes popped out of the
> bush. *I'm convinced Emma came to me because it's almost Hobbes'
> time.
>
> I'm distraught. *I love Hobbes so much. *It's unfathomable that he
> could be lost. *Please say a prayer for him for me. *I'd really
> appreciate the good vibes.

Turns out my baby has a moderate-severe case of pancreatitis. He's on
an intraveneous drip right now, so he's still at the vet's. He has to
be there for at least two more days and then he can come home and be
on
oral medications. The prognosis is guarded.

Evidentally it's hard for the vet to say exactly how kitties get
pancreatitis. One school of thought is a change in food. Well, he's
been changed a couple times recently in the last year (all my doing I
might add...except for this last change to I/D). I'm never going to
change food again without the vet's consent.

I'm so glad I had the ultrasound done on him. SO GLAD.

I've lit a white candle for my cuddlebug. Thank you everyone so much
for your concern and kind words. This place is so great.

Candace
January 15th 09, 04:15 AM
On Jan 14, 8:05*pm, LauraM > wrote:
> On Jan 14, 11:08*am, LauraM > wrote:
>
>
>
> > To those of you who have read my posts regarding Hobbes and his
> > chronic constipation...
>
> > Yesterday Hobbes looked great! *He had a large bowel movement in the
> > morning, urinated, ate well and was back to his normal lovebug self.
>
> > This morning @ 3 am, I woke up to him vomiting bile. *After cleaning
> > up and consoling him he did it again at 7:30 am. *After that he didn't
> > want to be touched, didn't want to eat and cowered away. *He has never
> > EVER done that. *He always wants to be held and cuddled, and he always
> > wants to eat.
>
> > I rushed him into the vet. *He's lost a 1/2 pound in one week!
> > They're doing an ultrasound today and taking fluid "around" or
> > "from" (forgot which) his lymph nodes. *A special doctor is coming in
> > to do this procedure. *If nothing is found, I'm going to have a barium
> > test done on him per my vet's request. *He'd had a complete blood
> > panel only a month ago and only a slight elevation in white blood cell
> > count showed which always seemed to present that way over the years.
>
> > I'm convinced he has IBD since he responded so well to the depro
> > medrol shot he received the last time he was at the vet's a week ago.
> > I'm so worried. *My last kitty died from that horrible disease.
>
> > In fact, my last kitty, Emma, came to me in a dream a few months ago.
> > She was a lot older in the dream and looked at me trying to tell me
> > something. *I then heard a bush rustle and Hobbes popped out of the
> > bush. *I'm convinced Emma came to me because it's almost Hobbes'
> > time.
>
> > I'm distraught. *I love Hobbes so much. *It's unfathomable that he
> > could be lost. *Please say a prayer for him for me. *I'd really
> > appreciate the good vibes.
>
> Turns out my baby has a moderate-severe case of pancreatitis. He's on
> an intraveneous drip right now, so he's still at the vet's. He has to
> be there for at least two more days and then he can come home and be
> on
> oral medications. The prognosis is guarded.
>
> Evidentally it's hard for the vet to say exactly how kitties get
> pancreatitis. One school of thought is a change in food. Well, he's
> been changed a couple times recently in the last year (all my doing I
> might add...except for this last change to I/D). I'm never going to
> change food again without the vet's consent.
>
> I'm so glad I had the ultrasound done on him. SO GLAD.
>
> I've lit a white candle for my cuddlebug. Thank you everyone so much
> for your concern and kind words. This place is so great.

I'll certainly be thinking of you and the little guy. Hope he
recovers quickly and completely.

Candace

cybercat
January 15th 09, 06:55 AM
"LauraM" > wrote

>I've lit a white candle for my cuddlebug. Thank you everyone so much
>for your concern and kind words. This place is so great.

Thanks for letting us know. I hope he recovers completely and can come home
soon.

DWMeowMix
January 15th 09, 04:02 PM
On Jan 14, 8:05*pm, LauraM > wrote:
> On Jan 14, 11:08*am, LauraM > wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > To those of you who have read my posts regarding Hobbes and his
> > chronic constipation...
>
> > Yesterday Hobbes looked great! *He had a large bowel movement in the
> > morning, urinated, ate well and was back to his normal lovebug self.
>
> > This morning @ 3 am, I woke up to him vomiting bile. *After cleaning
> > up and consoling him he did it again at 7:30 am. *After that he didn't
> > want to be touched, didn't want to eat and cowered away. *He has never
> > EVER done that. *He always wants to be held and cuddled, and he always
> > wants to eat.
>
> > I rushed him into the vet. *He's lost a 1/2 pound in one week!
> > They're doing an ultrasound today and taking fluid "around" or
> > "from" (forgot which) his lymph nodes. *A special doctor is coming in
> > to do this procedure. *If nothing is found, I'm going to have a barium
> > test done on him per my vet's request. *He'd had a complete blood
> > panel only a month ago and only a slight elevation in white blood cell
> > count showed which always seemed to present that way over the years.
>
> > I'm convinced he has IBD since he responded so well to the depro
> > medrol shot he received the last time he was at the vet's a week ago.
> > I'm so worried. *My last kitty died from that horrible disease.
>
> > In fact, my last kitty, Emma, came to me in a dream a few months ago.
> > She was a lot older in the dream and looked at me trying to tell me
> > something. *I then heard a bush rustle and Hobbes popped out of the
> > bush. *I'm convinced Emma came to me because it's almost Hobbes'
> > time.
>
> > I'm distraught. *I love Hobbes so much. *It's unfathomable that he
> > could be lost. *Please say a prayer for him for me. *I'd really
> > appreciate the good vibes.
>
> Turns out my baby has a moderate-severe case of pancreatitis. He's on
> an intraveneous drip right now, so he's still at the vet's. He has to
> be there for at least two more days and then he can come home and be
> on
> oral medications. The prognosis is guarded.
>
> Evidentally it's hard for the vet to say exactly how kitties get
> pancreatitis. One school of thought is a change in food. Well, he's
> been changed a couple times recently in the last year (all my doing I
> might add...except for this last change to I/D). I'm never going to
> change food again without the vet's consent.
>
> I'm so glad I had the ultrasound done on him. SO GLAD.
>
> I've lit a white candle for my cuddlebug. Thank you everyone so much
> for your concern and kind words. This place is so great.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -

Hugs to you and Hobbs

Debbie

Rene S.
January 15th 09, 09:22 PM
On Jan 14, 9:05*pm, LauraM > wrote:
> On Jan 14, 11:08*am, LauraM > wrote:
>
>
>
> > To those of you who have read my posts regarding Hobbes and his
> > chronic constipation...
>
> > Yesterday Hobbes looked great! *He had a large bowel movement in the
> > morning, urinated, ate well and was back to his normal lovebug self.
>
> > This morning @ 3 am, I woke up to him vomiting bile. *After cleaning
> > up and consoling him he did it again at 7:30 am. *After that he didn't
> > want to be touched, didn't want to eat and cowered away. *He has never
> > EVER done that. *He always wants to be held and cuddled, and he always
> > wants to eat.
>
> > I rushed him into the vet. *He's lost a 1/2 pound in one week!
> > They're doing an ultrasound today and taking fluid "around" or
> > "from" (forgot which) his lymph nodes. *A special doctor is coming in
> > to do this procedure. *If nothing is found, I'm going to have a barium
> > test done on him per my vet's request. *He'd had a complete blood
> > panel only a month ago and only a slight elevation in white blood cell
> > count showed which always seemed to present that way over the years.
>
> > I'm convinced he has IBD since he responded so well to the depro
> > medrol shot he received the last time he was at the vet's a week ago.
> > I'm so worried. *My last kitty died from that horrible disease.
>
> > In fact, my last kitty, Emma, came to me in a dream a few months ago.
> > She was a lot older in the dream and looked at me trying to tell me
> > something. *I then heard a bush rustle and Hobbes popped out of the
> > bush. *I'm convinced Emma came to me because it's almost Hobbes'
> > time.
>
> > I'm distraught. *I love Hobbes so much. *It's unfathomable that he
> > could be lost. *Please say a prayer for him for me. *I'd really
> > appreciate the good vibes.
>
> Turns out my baby has a moderate-severe case of pancreatitis. He's on
> an intraveneous drip right now, so he's still at the vet's. He has to
> be there for at least two more days and then he can come home and be
> on
> oral medications. The prognosis is guarded.
>
> Evidentally it's hard for the vet to say exactly how kitties get
> pancreatitis. One school of thought is a change in food. Well, he's
> been changed a couple times recently in the last year (all my doing I
> might add...except for this last change to I/D). I'm never going to
> change food again without the vet's consent.
>
> I'm so glad I had the ultrasound done on him. SO GLAD.
>
> I've lit a white candle for my cuddlebug. Thank you everyone so much
> for your concern and kind words. This place is so great.

I've been through pancreatitis. Make sure, when he comes home, that
you get:
1. painkillers
2. bag of fluids to give sub-Q at home
3. anti-nausea medication

Insist on the painkillers and fluids! Don't leave without them! I
tried that once and my cat relapsed within two days.

Painkillers and fluids are the cornerstones of treatment, but so many
vets don't do this. Here's a great article that you should read (and
give your vet a copy): http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00114.htm

Also, get some chicken or turkey baby food for short-term feeding. Do
NOT feed Hills i/d or a/d. You need a bland, simple diet for now. You
can add Wellness (grain free ones) or Innova evo wet food too.

I'm sorry you are going through this. It's hard BUT you can get him
through this. Feel free to email me with any questions or specifics.

Rene

Gandalf
January 16th 09, 06:51 AM
On Wed, 14 Jan 2009 19:05:04 -0800 (PST), LauraM >
wrote:

>On Jan 14, 11:08*am, LauraM > wrote:
>> To those of you who have read my posts regarding Hobbes and his
>> chronic constipation...
>>
>> Yesterday Hobbes looked great! *He had a large bowel movement in the
>> morning, urinated, ate well and was back to his normal lovebug self.
>>
>> This morning @ 3 am, I woke up to him vomiting bile. *After cleaning
>> up and consoling him he did it again at 7:30 am. *After that he didn't
>> want to be touched, didn't want to eat and cowered away. *He has never
>> EVER done that. *He always wants to be held and cuddled, and he always
>> wants to eat.
>>
>> I rushed him into the vet. *He's lost a 1/2 pound in one week!
>> They're doing an ultrasound today and taking fluid "around" or
>> "from" (forgot which) his lymph nodes. *A special doctor is coming in
>> to do this procedure. *If nothing is found, I'm going to have a barium
>> test done on him per my vet's request. *He'd had a complete blood
>> panel only a month ago and only a slight elevation in white blood cell
>> count showed which always seemed to present that way over the years.
>>
>> I'm convinced he has IBD since he responded so well to the depro
>> medrol shot he received the last time he was at the vet's a week ago.
>> I'm so worried. *My last kitty died from that horrible disease.
>>
>> In fact, my last kitty, Emma, came to me in a dream a few months ago.
>> She was a lot older in the dream and looked at me trying to tell me
>> something. *I then heard a bush rustle and Hobbes popped out of the
>> bush. *I'm convinced Emma came to me because it's almost Hobbes'
>> time.
>>
>> I'm distraught. *I love Hobbes so much. *It's unfathomable that he
>> could be lost. *Please say a prayer for him for me. *I'd really
>> appreciate the good vibes.
>
>Turns out my baby has a moderate-severe case of pancreatitis. He's on
>an intraveneous drip right now, so he's still at the vet's. He has to
>be there for at least two more days and then he can come home and be
>on
>oral medications. The prognosis is guarded.
>
>Evidentally it's hard for the vet to say exactly how kitties get
>pancreatitis. One school of thought is a change in food. Well, he's
>been changed a couple times recently in the last year (all my doing I
>might add...except for this last change to I/D). I'm never going to
>change food again without the vet's consent.
>
>I'm so glad I had the ultrasound done on him. SO GLAD.
>
>I've lit a white candle for my cuddlebug. Thank you everyone so much
>for your concern and kind words. This place is so great.
>
>
I worked in a hospital for many years.

People get pancreatitis for no apparent reason whatsoever. MD's really
don't know why some people get pancreatitis.

I REALLY doubt it has anything to do with switching Hobbes' food.

I hope Hobbes makes a very fast, complete recovery.