Sassy Update

(originally published on LiveJournal)

SassyIf you are the praying type, could you please say a little one for my cat? The vet called and Sassy isn’t holding down her feedings. She can’t come home until she stops vomiting. Also, if she doesn’t stop vomiting, then she won’t get any better. She needs the food to stop her liver from eating all the fat in her body.
Update: Sassy is home. She’s weak, but ornery enough to try and not take her meds. She also tried to jump down from the vet’s table a couple of times. She did throw up again, and she needs to be fed every 2-3 hours round the clock. We’re really hoping she’ll keep down more than comes up. (Sorry to be gross.)
  • Current Location:work, Pleasanton, CA
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Aug. 22nd, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
How are they feeding her? Is it feeding tube, or forced feedings? My Katie had a feeding tube placed and it turned out to be too close to the stomach flap thingy, and they had to change the positioning of the tube for the feedings to stay down. Once that happened, she was able to recover. Anyway regardless, as someone who has been there done that, many prayer being sent your way!


Aug. 23rd, 2008 05:06 am (UTC)
Thank you! That’s a good point. She has a tube. It’s in her throat and goes to just before her stomach so to activate her sphincter. (Wow, I can’t believe I spelled that right.) I really appreciate the thoughts and advice. It’s good to know your kitty recovered. I am so worried about my Sassy.


Aug. 23rd, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
Yep, when she had her tube placed the first time it was too close and then she lost the tube completely so they had to redo the surgery. The second time, again it was too close so they pulled it back just a smidge and she then was able to hold her feedings down. Most of the feedings were our responsibility in care, and I had found a website talking about how to increase food and change from a massive multiple amounts a day feeding pattern to larger meals more spaced out. From everything I read though, most cats can recover once the food stays down.


Aug. 25th, 2008 06:31 am (UTC)
She’s going to the vet for a check tomorrow.
She’s doing OK. She’s walking around a bit, and made it downstairs and even jumped onto the couch by herself. She was on Reglan for nausea, but I think that was actually causing her to throw up. (She threw up every time we gave her the Reglan.) She threw up a bit at 3 of her 6 feedings today, but never all of it, and the other 3 went swimmingly.
See – I think larger meals more spaced out are the way to go too! And with us supposed to go on vacation on Tuesday… As of now, I’m not going. I really hope she improves more. Yesterday and Friday night, she was so much NOT herself. Today, she was a bit closer too. Thank you for letting me know about this. I’ll check your katie tag.


Aug. 23rd, 2008 07:08 pm (UTC)
Also, the katie tag in my journal has the posts from that time.


Aug. 22nd, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
You got ’em.I plan to catch up someday. I just wanted to make sure I responded to this one now so you know I’m thinking of you.



Aug. 23rd, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!


Aug. 22nd, 2008 08:57 pm (UTC)
Poor Sassy.
People can’t start losing pets again.
I’ll pray for you and Sassy.


Aug. 23rd, 2008 05:09 am (UTC)
Thank you Paula!


Aug. 24th, 2008 05:04 am (UTC)
I will pray very very hard for your Sassy girl!!!


Aug. 25th, 2008 06:32 am (UTC)
Thanks ME!

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