Disregard last msg; you mentioned fatty liver already
- Sorry about that.
From: Laura Penny <lepenny@...>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Monday, December 25, 2000 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: [feline-heart] I need advice for Pebbles
>Check for hepatic lipidosis; fatty liver disease sometimes sets in if thebe
>cat hasn't eaten, and makes the cat not want to eat. This is a big deal but
>can be remedied by a feeding tube.
>From: Voula Augerinos <catwoman1@...>
>To: feline-hyperT@egroups.com <feline-hyperT@egroups.com>;
>Date: Monday, December 25, 2000 3:49 AM
>Subject: [feline-heart] I need advice for Pebbles
>> I have sent so many messages about Pebbles the past few days, I feel
>>as if I am taking over the lists. But I am very worried. I have lost faith
>>in vets and doctors through my experiences. So whilst Pebbles' care at the
>>emergency hospital may be excellent, I am still nervous.
>> I have said all along that Pebbles has fur balls in her system. They
>>told me the Xrays were clear, but showed a few gassy patches which could
>>furballs. However, after palpating her belly they said she did not haveat
>>much pain, so they thought it was her hyperthyroidism and they began
>>neo-mercazol for her thyroid.
>> Today when I rang they said that Pebbles vomited a big furball
>>overnight. I am not convinced her lack of appetite is from her
>> On Thursday morning, after vomiting Wednesday night and having
>>diarrhea, and vomiting again on Thursday morning, I did not feed her and
>>took her straight to the idiot vet. Then the incident with the thermometer
>>and the sedation to remove the thermometer from her rectum. Sedation can
>>cause loss of appetite. She would not eat on Thursday. She ate some on
>> Tonight I rang the hospital to go and see Pebbles. They said I
>>couldn't see her because they were so busy because it was Christmas. I
>>persisted and they said I could go at midnight when it might be quieter. I
>>think they thought I would say it was too late. I said okay. They said to
>>ring before I go. I will just go because then they may say they are busy
>> They said the key to Pebbles' recovery is for her to eat. She did not
>>vomit or have diarrhea yesterday. They started the thyroid medication last
>>night. She vomited twice and produced a big furball.
>> They said because she vomited last night twice they are not feeding
>>her for twelve hours to rest her system. They had syringe fed her last
>> I feel that the chances of Pebbles eating at the hospital are slim.
>> I need feedback from you all on these questions and any more I should
>>- Are they giving her any nausea medication and why not?
>>- Is she in any danger if she came home, in order to see if she will eat
>>I will take her straight back in if she worsens or will not eat.
>>- What care is she getting there that I cannot give at home?
>>- Are they going to do further tests, or is it a wait and see if she will
>>eat. They said they didn't want to let her come home until she started
>>- What is their diagnosis?
>> I am worried because she really has not eaten for five days now. They
>>said IV fluids replenish her electrolytes and she is in no danger of fatty
>>liver disease from not eating. I am going crazy with worry. If anyone is
>>late there, could they please reply. It is nearly 8.00pm here Christmas
>>night. I leave for the emergency hospital in three hours. (I know
>>California time is 17 hours (approximately) behind, so that would make it
>>3.00am Christmas morning as I am writing this message.)
>>Love, Voula and Pebbles and Lucy and my Beautiful Angel Sachie.
>>(Sachie's tribute page, and photos of Sachie and Pebbles.)
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