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.