Friday, July 23, 2010

Today Was Not A Good Day For Pan Or Us

When we got back from Atlanta late Saturday our cat, Pan, wasn't acting normal. By Tuesday night he wasn't eating, wasn't drinking water, was throwing up and was very lethargic. All of these things are very much not Pan so we got worried. He loves to eat, drink water from the bathtub, and is into all kinds of things.

Peek-a-boo Pan

We took him to the vet Wednesday morning. We knew he had gotten into the room with the sewing machine and that he had gotten into the thread. He LOVES thread. So we were afraid that the problem was that he had eaten thread and now it was causing problems. We told the vet this and they took an x-ray, but said they could not see it. I wasn't surprised, I mean it was thread, thin little thread. They gave him anti-nausea medicine and an appetite stimulate and we took him home.

We saw an improvement and he even ate that night and the next morning. But after Thursday morning he stopped eating, drinking, and moving around again. Our animals are our children (our four-legged babies as my grandma calls them), so we were both very upset that he was obviously very sick.

This morning we took him back to the vet and told them again that he had gotten into the thread, but we were not sure how much. The vet said he wanted to keep Pan there to take another x-ray and do blood work. He said if they didn't show anything then he would have to do surgery to see what was going on. He said the would call us after the tests to let us know.

The vet called and said that the x-ray showed a large amount of thread in Pan's small intestine. It was causing bleeding and could cause permanent damage. So he said that the best route would be surgery. The whole day was very upsetting.

The vet called after the surgery and said that he pulled out TWO FEET of thread. TWO FEET! (Stupid cat!) The vet did say that everything went well and they were going to hold him over the weekend to watch him for infections. We are going to check up on him tomorrow morning.

Get well soon my baby boy! I need you home!

Sweet Kitty