Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Mr. Mao is sick...

My sweet little Mr. Mao is in the hospital. When I woke up this afternoon, I noticed that he wasn't as perky as he usually is. When Greg came home from work, I mentioned it to him. He went to pick him up for a cuddle and Mao was drooling and listless. He also barfed up some bile. I took him ot the vet's around the corner and it turns out that he is terribly dehydrated and needs IV fluid replacement. They are also working him up to rule out pancreatitis. I feel so bad, and it killed me having to leave him there. He'll be in the hospital for 3 days.

I mentioned to the vet that despite trying to Mao-proof the house, he likes to eat plastic bags, dryer lint, anything he can find to get himself into trouble. The other day he must have gotten into the compost bin, because I noticed he barfed up corn.

I'm sure he'll be okay. He was fine yesterday, so whatever the problem is it was caught early, but I can't help but be worried about the little guy. Update #1: The xrays show that there is no bowel obstruction. Urine results are normal for a cat his age. Blood results will be back tomorrow. He has an IV, but is still drooling. The vet thinks this is due to nausea.

5 comments:

Bob-kat said...

I can imagine how worried you are. I hope he is okay.

My cat had exactly the same thing last year and they thought it might be pancreatitis. Luckily he was clear but he was ill for a few days adn was allowed home after 3 days and got better from there.

I really hope it is the same with Mr Mao. I would say try not to worry but I know you will.

Begered said...

Oh no! Poor kitty :( I am so sorry to hear about this. I know how upsetting this is. Hopfully like Bob-Kat mentioned with his cat, everything will be OK.

Get Well Soon Mr. Mao!

Anne Marie said...

Oh no! I hope he is ok. *hugs*

Pez said...

I am so sorry that Mao is sick! I hope he is better and home soon, Ramona!

sher said...

I just hate to hear this. I've been through this kind of thing, so I know how horrible it is. You have a lot of people rooting for you and Mr. Mao!!!