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Old 11-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Can I syringe in water? I know we had to be careful about that with guinea pigs...and cats are small too.... I just brought her out from the furnace room and she crated herself. I dread going back to that crappy ER but will if this keeps up....
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:54 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I have syringed a cat water - supposedly they are harder to screw up than dogs in terms of aspirating/aspiration pneumonia, but it scared me nonetheless. It doesn't do nearly as much as the sub q fluids, but it can help a bit.

I don't know if this is great info or if this is some wackadoo but it does have some links to some reputable sources like Cornell: Administering Medications and Supplements

Feline Health Center has a ton of cat info.

Found this there Camuti Consultation Service :
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How the Service Works

The service is currently available to both cat owners and veterinarians on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern time (excluding holidays). When you call, a member of our staff will assist you in obtaining information and, if consultation is requested, guide you through a brief intake process. The information will be provided to the consultant who will then contact you directly once your questions and concerns have been reviewed. Calls are typically returned within 48 hours (excluding weekends), however, some calls may take up to 72 hours or longer, especially around holidays.
It is important to note that this service is intended for informational purposes only. Consultants cannot diagnose or treat your pet over the telephone. Conversations with the consulting veterinarians should not replace the relationship that you and your cat(s) have with your local veterinarian, especially in urgent and emergency situations. Any recommendations you receive should be discussed with your local veterinarian to decide if they are appropriate for your cat.
Consultation Rates

Consultations with our veterinary consultants are provided for a fee of $55 per call, which helps the Center defray the operational costs of this service. Oncology (cancer) consultations with a member of the Oncology Department at Cornell are $75 per call since these calls are complex and require more time and expertise. Behavioral consultations with a Cornell veterinary behaviorist range from $115 including 90 days follow-up.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:11 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Syringe water, or diluted broth with a bit of sugar added.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:36 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Is your cat having any difficulty with urination - not fully vacating the bladder (resulting in frequent litter box visits), straining, hunching up, etc...? If so, have the vets done a urinalysis or urine culture? Urinary tract problems are very common in cats and can cause a great deal of discomfort that would result in lethargy and vomiting as they escalate.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:43 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Pancreatitis. Cleo was so growly when she had pancreatitis. She was miserable.

Do you have more SubQs?
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Old 11-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Any updates?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Sorry...we were at the vet for huge portions of today. More xrays...Dr thought the area above the colon was filled and expanded with gas....or that maybe that area was the colon. On to a barium study....they felt it was moving through but still had more pictures to do when I spoke to them around 5:30. At 6 they told me they wanted to do more pics and that they could keep her overnight (NOT an option- I do not trust their night time abilities) or give her more subq fluids and send her home with the agreement that she would go back at 8 am for more xrays. They wanted her picked up at 7 to have time to finish up. She is home now...still crated by choice. Heading back in the morning. I really feel no closer to a plan.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:16 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Did they do the SNAP test for pancreatitis?
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:28 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I would definitely look at that - I was at the vet once and they told me about opening a cat up thinking they were going to find an object and the pancreas was just crazy inflamed - I didn't quite understand what happened but the cat was being treated for pancreatitis. So I would ask about it - whatever test they want to use - the SNAP is fast.

That link also had other things - like I said, I like to say why could it be this, why couldn't it be this...and we have done a lot of good work that way in terms of diagnoses. I am also one to pull the plug and go to a vet teaching hospital if needed - you are probably closest to UPenn? ANyway - the list that I would bring with me:

Causes of acute vomiting may include:

Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders

Bacterial infection of the GI tract
Diet-related causes (diet change, food intolerance, food allergy, dietary indiscretion)
Foreign bodies (toys, string, plastic, hairballs)
Intestinal intussusception (prolapse of one part of the intestine into another)
Intestinal volvulus (torsion of a loop of intestine, causing obstruction with or without compromising the blood supply to the part by strangulation)
Intestinal parasites

Non-gastrointestinal disorders

Acute kidney failure
Acute liver failure or gall bladder inflammation
Diabetes mellitus
Drugs (certain drugs can cause vomiting including digoxin, cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, adriamycin, erythromycin and tetracycline)
Hypercalcemia (excess calcium in the blood)
Motion sickness
Neurological disorders (such as vestibular disease, meningitis, increased intracranial pressure or other central nervous system disorders)

Overeating
Pancreatitis
Peritonitis (inflammation of the membrane lining the walls of the abdominal and pelvic cavities)
Post-operative nausea
Pyometra (an accumulation of pus in the uterus)
Sepsis/systemic infection
Toxins or chemicals
Viral infections

Causes of chronic vomiting may include:

Gastrointestinal disorders
Chronic colitis
Chronic gastritis (lymphocytic plasma, eosinophilic, granulomatous)
Diaphragmatic hernia
Diet related (food allergy or intolerance)
Foreign bodies
Gastric motility disorders
Gastric outflow obstruction (due to a variety of causes)
Gastrointestinal ulceration
Hiatal hernia (protrusion of a structure, often a portion of the stomach, through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm)
Hypertrophic gastropathy
Intestinal obstruction
Neoplasia (the formation of a tumor)
Parasites
Severe constipation

Non-gastrointestinal disorders
Chronic pancreatitis
Heartworm infection
Liver failure
Neurological disorders (neoplasia, inflammatory diseases, etc)
Kidney failure
Toxicity (such as lead)

Some of those are repeats so I would just delete them before printing it off and would add FIP just because.

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I asked about pancreatitis...and they brushed me off. They seemed to not even know of the SNAP of this! I also asked about FIP and was told that it was not among the top 3 things they were considering- of course they did not want to share what those 3 things were! We had a full abdominal ultrasound- would the pancreas have shown on that?
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