very sick kitty - not so sick after all, yay! :)
I have to take my little ginger feline furbaby Pumpkin for an endoscopy this afternoon :( He's 3 years old, and he has always thrown up a lot, but it's become really bad in recent months and he's lost a lot of weight. The vet thought he felt masses in Pumpkin's guts, but thankfully they didn't show up on an echo last week. The echo did show irregularities in his stomach lining, but that's more likely to be chronic gastritis (which is consistent with his symptoms) than cancer - so fingers crossed and hope the endoscopy will tell us more so this can be sorted out once and for all.
Anyway, the vet tells me the procedure is perfectly safe, I'm still quite worried though - it does have to happen under general anesthetic after all... anyone here have experience with either the procedure or Pumpkin's symptoms? It's just vomiting, he doesn't have diarrhea, and until he started losing weight seemed otherwise fine.
*snugs and gentle headbumps* Feel better Pumpkin! He's adorable BTW!
Heh...they do loves the chicken!
That sounds so stressful to you both... Pumpkin is lucky to have someone who loves him so much, to take care of him so well. Obligate carnivores who have to have endoscopy and surgery and possibly chemo... DEFINITELY get chicken. Scratch his chin from his VW friends, and tell him we're thinking of him!
Yikes! Pumpkin is so lucky to have such a caring Mommy. Good luck to both of you.
oh man I just saw this now, Nephtys, so sorry you're going through this tough time! Pumpkin is adorable, and I'm sure he appreciates having such a wonderfully caring human to share his time with... I'll be thinking of you both....
Nephtys80, I just read through this post & I am so happy that the doctors were wrong!! You must be so happy. Give Pumpkin a belly rub from me.
I just wanted to let you know that I have a kitty who always vomited a lot & it got really bad last year. He dropped a lot of weight & could not keep anything down. The vet's diagnosis was IBS which covers gastritis. The vet put him on Science Diet ID & Pepcid. This helped him, but I don't like SD & permanent medication. Long story short - he now eats Wysong raw food & he is thriving. No medication & he rarely vomits anymore - only when he eats random junk off the floor.
Good luck with your kitty. Thanks for taking such good care of him. :)