Re: [FH] little carl
- Heart problems can exacerbate many symptoms as the body is weaker than usual.
Antibiotics can screw up the tummy...........will he lap a little natural yogurt?
Your second vet sounds good..........when are you going back?
If he does have an enlarged heart it will be what has caused it that will determine what drugs and direction the care they give him takes.
I will keep my fingers crossed for you
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, June 01, 2003 9:44 AM
Subject: [FH] little carl
I am just worried about my little boy carl. I posted a message earlier that he
might have an enlarged heart. I am still waiting to hear the results from carl's
xrays from a specialist which my vet gave them to for looking at. Here is my
post I left on a differnt board and I wonder if these things could be indicative of
a heart problem:
Kitty Carl just is not feeling good. We have been through: a shot of penicillin
and two antibiotic perscriptions for URI. He has been doing alot better but
than he came down with a watery eye which did not go away in a few days.
He went to the vet and now we are doing eye medication twice a day. (no
ulcer in the eye, just irritated i guess). He also has had a bit of direaha. (not
completely runny but not compact... he has eaten and continues to eat fancy
feast and purina pro plan kitten food). He has not thrown up until tonight. After
running around he puked just a little (the size of 25c quarter) of his dinner he
ate a couple hours prior. (not the whole dinner, just a tiny little bit). Carl just
saw the vet today for his eye. He did not have a fever. He does have to wear a
silly plate around his head to prevent him from rubbing his eye. It is definately
not so comfortable and i think the cause for the puke (given it was very small
amount right after play). Carl was pretty tired today after the visit to the vet. He
did play when he got home, but after that it was eat and sleep all day. He did
get up to eat both of his meals and finished but most of the day was spent
sleeping. He is still gaining weight. He has gained sinsce seeing the vet on
monday ( today is saturday) another 1-1/2oz. He is sleeping more than
normal with short but very active spells of play etc. in between. I have not
heard back on Carls xrays for a possible enlarged heart yet. Should Carl be
feeling like this? He seems to just be under the weather for about a month
now. Different ailments. Does URI just have an evil lingering effect? Carl still
plays, eats, drinks and uses the litter box in a normal fashion. He just can't
seem to feel up to par. He is going to a second vet already (who I feel very
confident in as she seems to take all the right steps I can see). Today she
perscribed an ointment for his eye but did not want to perscribe another
antibiotic. She wanted to see if the eye would heal first with just the ointment
given that Carl did not have a fever. She is also awaiting the answers to Carls
heart xrays from a specialist. I dont know if I should seek other alternative ie
the emergency vet specialists who are very expensive... i do not mind
spending the money if I have too... Carl's condition does not seem critical but I
do not want to sit around while or if it progresses. it just seems that once one
problem gets better and another arises. Should I call about puke... even in just
a tiny amount or wait and see if it goes away?
Poor little kitty Carl.... He just wants to feel good, be happy, and kick lenny's
Could all of these symptoms combined indicate anything? Does anyone know
if a heart problem could such continued symptoms or allow URI to hang
Thanks so much for answering my questions!
Nicole - happy mom of Carl and Lenny
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