RE: [feline-heart] Pebbles is home
- pooor pebbles, tell her we love her and give her many scratches behind the
ears for us!
max, pum and linda
From: Voula Augerinos [mailto:catwoman1@...]
Sent: Tuesday, December 26, 2000 8:09 AM
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Subject: [feline-heart] Pebbles is home
I went to the hospital tonight and tried to feed Pebbles. She licked
up the sauce but didn't eat the meaty bits. I spoke to the vet and she is
in no immediate danger, so we agreed the best thing would be to bring
Pebbles home and see if she will eat at home. She is home now and wanted to
go on the balcony to eat grass. She is obviously still nauseous. She hasn't
vomited in about 48 hours, and has had one small amount of diarrhea in that
They have reduced the Inderal for her heart and told me to give half a
tablet of neo-mercazol for her thyroid every twelve hours (twice a day).
That is a third of a full dose. The vet said he thought her hyperthyroid
was keeping her kidneys going and didn't want to overload her with the
thyroid medication. He said it will be a fine balance between the thryoid
and the kidneys. He said I could opt not to give the neo-mercazol, and just
given the Inderal. They really don't have a definite diagnosis of Pebbles'
symptoms. I am calling the vet (the good one) tomorrow for further advice.
The hospital is leaning towards the hyperthyroidism as the cause of the
vomiting, diarrhea and not eating. My thinking is that if it is the thyroid
then not giving the neo-mercazol will not help her. So I am choosing to
give it to her, and pray her kidneys do not fail.
I still feel furballs are very likely. Pebbles has vomited four
furballs in four days, two at home and two at the hospital. They gave me
catalax to give her at home. In your experiences, does catalax cause
further diarrhea or vomiting? Just so as I am prepared and don't panic.
I am going to call the specialist who did the heart ultrasound and the
hyperthyroid specialist at the teaching hospital tomorrow.
The emergency hospital gave me their report and on it it said "abdomen
relatively relaxed but mid abdomen thickened loop of intestine, painful on
palpation." I was not told this verbally. Any ideas?
Pebbles' temperature was up (39) on Christmas morning (yesterday
morning), then normalised. Her temperature was a bit raised the morning of
the horror thermometer incident too. Hyperthyroidism? It can cause a slight
raise in temperature.
The past two days with IV fluids her kidney function is showing as
normal. The first two days at the hospital it was just above normal. So
this does not appear to be kidney failure.
The notes say heart murmur grade 2/3 (out of 6).
She was given radioactive pills to check their flow through her
digestive system and the report says "pills moving through very well so can
rule out obstruction."
Initially I took her to the idiot vet with diarrhea and vomiting. She
ate well the night before this, and in the morning I did not feed her
because I thought he would do a kidney function test and I am told to fast
her for the blood test. So I do not know if she would have eaten that
morning. She has not eaten since the thermometer incident and the sedation.
Any more ideas? This seems a mystery to me.
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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