update on plugged kitty..#$%^!
So, I get all these great suggestions, and.....my vet is not in till wednesday, either one! And, no poop since "the big event" Saturday am. Eating pretty well, all canned. No meds, no nothing because "the plan" is to see what he produces on his own. Answer: nothing.
Called the emergency vet and got a vet tech(same from sat). He told me to:
a) administer another enema (not opposed to enemas but he JUST HAD ONE and I would love to not flood him again),
b) bring him in so vet #3 can look at him and decide if he needs an enema, or
c) wait and see what happens (now been 3 full days). Would not let me speak or leave message with vet (offered to pay for a vet consult as emergency vet is a 45 mi (one way) trip).
Asked the tech about lactulose/miralax/laxatone and the tech says, "no, not part of the plan" (but it WAS part of vet 1's plan on wednesday, when he was just a little plugged, although it did not work well).
I will likely run him up and maybe get subq stuff. I like vet #3 but...it is vet #3 and I was trying to just keep it simple.
Will ask about all the great food suggestions, and miralax and regular subq.....times with rural life (miles from stuff like a vet) is not so glamorous!
THANK YOU SOMUCH FOR THE SUGGESTIONS! :)
Patience and Jingles and Miralax ~~~ Kathrine has not gone since Friday ````
First Jingles & AO ~
Please be patient ~~~ takes awhile to 'right' this situation `
Yes, this comes on slowly and then seems to become a huge problem.
Katharine was NQR in October so blood checked ~ phew everything great with blood workup.
Then she ( an every other day pooper) became a every three day pooper
and then the Holiday clogs ...
on our second trip to vet ``` after four days of no poop ~ the xray showed pending poop and since she hald had success with Miralax .... we were told to be patient and she poooped that night ...
while this scenario is alarming and one does not want it to worsen.... I would wait til your vet can see your cat tomorrow first thing .....
things we were told
only vets give enemas due to delicate structure of cats' a$$ ???
Miralax and the new food take a few days to work and then like horse stuff
you're looking at 30 days to completely transition ....to 'working mode.'.
** currently Kathrine is under "poop watch" has not gone since Friday Miralax in fish food juice last three mornings ... but we too have a vet who
only works Wed through Sat SO we wait for her..... we have learned the hard way on that...
Please be patient ```` I would rec blood even if it is normal it will serve as a comparison for later blood work..
I can't type fast enough or accurately... I am worried for you but wish to impart some support .....you're ok especially til tomorrow a.m.....
((hugs)) and Jingles `` don't mean to make light of the situation but I am AO that this will turn out fine with some monitoring and extra Miralax and food help ~
again keep an eye ``` fingers crossed your cat craps today as well our Katharine Ann
May the shuttles land today !!!
it's the little things in life `` like being delighted when your old dear friend craps ... even if it's on the carpet! :eek::lol:
mvp ~ thanks for the information on cat enemas ~ had not idea
soft hijack ~ thanks mvp ~
I did not realize cat enemas were readily available :confused: and easy to use ! :eek:
I will find some for dear Katharine Ann ~
many thanks ~
Jingles & AO that ALL" the space shuttles" land today SO everyone can sleep better tonight !