6 November 2010

Purrs for Lucy Please

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Could you all please purr for Lucy.
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She woke me in the night being sick and I got out of bed to clean up and found it was just blood. I rushed to ring the vet and while I was dialling she was sick with blood again.
The vet said to go straight down and she examined her and thinks it may be an ulcer - she gave her a shot of antibiotic and sent me home with Antepsin which she has to have by syringe 3 times a day and Zantac to be given by syringe twice a day.
At present she is hiding in a basket as she is mad at me for wrapping her in a bath towel and giving her both lots of medication!
She must not have any food until this afternoon so have had to feed Hannah "behind closed doors"!
Does anyone have any advice to give me please?
I am just praying she is not going to be sick with blood again and this is just a one off episode - it being the weekend makes it seem so much worse as the vets are only on call after lunchtime today.
Sorry for my ravings but I beside myself with worry over this.
Mum Sue

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51 comments:

  1. Oh noes! Our Teri is away delivering Spot and Dot to their new home and she woke up early and your post was the first blog post she read...this is worrisome, but you got right to the vet and sounds like the meds are spot on. Teri says tummy things still confuse her as to what happens where in the intestinal tract but she will ask the cat vet she works for and let you know what she says. We are purring for healing!

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  2. Oh my goodness Lucy!!! I am so sorry Sue - oh poor Lucy! You know I've had all sorts of diseases and illnesses thrown at my kitties but I've never ever ever had to deal with kitties with ulcers. How frightening for you. I am hoping and praying that the meds work and that sweet Lucy won't be vomiting blood again. I'm hoping the vet's meds work. I have everything, everything everything crossed!! I really don't know what to advice. I hope the meds work. Please keep us updated if possible. Hang on in there Sue and Lucy!!!! Poor Lucy!!! And hugs to Hannah. I hope someone in the CB will know about ulcers in cats and give you helpful advice.
    Take care
    x

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  3. Oh, this is so scary! Poor Lucy and Mum Sue! Of course we are purring hard for her and sending healing Light. The only time any of the cats threw up blood was when Annie had so many hair balls a couple of summers ago, and she coughed so hard, that she broke a tiny blood vessel. So our mom has no experience with this and can't offer advice. Just purrs and purrayers and paws crossed!

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  4. That is very scary and worrying, we are so sorry to hear this. Hopefully the medicines will work and Lucy will be feeling much better soon. Please keep us posted.

    Kate and Dora the Explorer

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  5. I'm so sorry to hear about Lucy!

    Julie says..I hope you get comfort from suggestions coming in. I haven't had any experience with blood, but I'm sure it's scary. Both Tom and I will have you in our thoughts and prayers that it's a simple thing and easily remedied. Please let us know how things are going. Though not posting,I try to read posts during the week, especially if kitties and their families are going through a tough time and need some silent prayers.

    xoxoTom

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  6. My sisters and I are purring and purring for sweet Lucy. Please get better sweetie!

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  7. Oh, Lucy, we are so sorry to hear about what you have been going through. We are purring for you that the icky ol' medicines make you feel better real soon.

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  8. Poor Lucy, but more so poor mommy! How terrifying that must have been for you! I pray the medicine will help her and the vet finds out the cause.

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  9. We are so sorry to hear about Lucy! My boys are sending purrs to her and hope the medicine will help her to be better!

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  10. Oh Lucy we are so sorry to hear that you are sick. That must have really scairt the Mom and we know she is a wreck. We have never had anything like that before so we don't have any advice. So we are sending tons of prayers and purrs from all of us. Great big hugs to Mom. Please keep us posted how she is doing. We are very fond of Lucy. Take care. Get better Lucy.

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  11. Our mom had a cat a number of years ago that suffered from CRF...and one of the things CRF kitties can get is stomach ulcers. Bogart would throw up blood occasionally. The vet prescribed carafate (which is similar to the antepsin. Bogart also took pepcid once and awhile. Sounds like your vet is on top of this and we are purring that Lucy will be feeling better real soon.

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  12. Oh dear, we are so sorry to hear that Lucy's not well. EJ knows how mum Sue feels.
    Sending lots of purrs for speedy recovery and headbutts to mum Sue.

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  13. Purring that Lucy will be better soon and that the medicine will help quickly.

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  14. Sending healing purrs for Lucy. We don't have any experience with this, but it sounds very scary and upsetting for all involved.

    Healing Purrs & Hugs

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  15. Sweet Lucy, we're purring for your healing and Mom's comfort.xxxx...Kassey

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  16. Lucy, please get better quick! You are scaring us and your Mom half to death. We have turned our massive collective purr machine your way, and we hope you are feeling better soon.

    Love, The Lounge 13 & MomKat Trish

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  17. Ive not had experience with this either. My crf kitty pee'd blood and threw up lots (but not blood), so I am of no help. Ulcers in human's causes blood to be thrown up so Im hoping this vet is spot on and there is nothing else wrong. We've all got healing vibes going out to Lucy.

    Mom Laure
    Molly
    Shadow
    Trooder
    Mooch

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  18. Oh Lucy! And Mummy Sue.....We'll put our paws and hands together to pray for Lucy's quick recovery. And Lucy, please try not to fight Mummy too much with the medicine. Mummy is stressed enough with worry as it is...

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  19. Miles and I are bonking and purring for Lucy.
    Mom is a people nurse, and she says that milk products irritate ulcers so do not be tempted to give her milk products.
    The meds should work well to get her tummy healed up, then she will be comfy. In the future there will probably need to be some investigations as to why this ulcer/stomach lining irritation occurred.
    The meds will work! Rest well Missie Lucy

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  20. Oh no dear Lucy. We hope you are feeling better. And Mom Sue we have not had any experience with throwing up blood. But like you we hope it is just a one time thing, we know and understand the feelings you are experiencing. We will purr and send healing thoughts to Lucy and hope that things are better this afternoon.

    {{{HUGS}}}
    Abby's Mom Debra

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  21. We are adding our purrs and prayers that Lucy gets
    better soon.

    Hugs,
    Mindy, Moe, BonBon, Cookie & Mike

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  22. Sending lots of purrs to Lucy - we have not had this symptom before in our cats but grandma's dog had ulcers and was given pepsid for it. Sounds like your vet is doing the right thing.

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  23. We are so sorry to hear that Lucy is unwell and can of course understand how worried you are. We hope the medicine does a good (and quick) job of helping her.

    Huge Purrs,
    The Chans

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  24. How scary for you and for Lucy. We'll purr as hard and loud as we can.

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  25. O mai goodness, Lucy! We hope your meds, even though they are No Fun to take, will have you feeling well again very soon! We are all purring soft, healing purrs for you.

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  26. Purring for Lucy. Purring lots!!!!

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  27. Oh dear! Poor Lucy! I'm sorry I don't have any experience with this sort of thing.

    We're purring very hard here that she gets quickly with the medication that you're giving her. She's such a little sweetie pie, we want her to get well -- and soon.

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  28. Oh my! Poor thing! And mama Sue!

    Purrs and positive vibes coming your way!

    Caro

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  29. Dear Mum Sue
    Stay calm and medicate Lucy and asked the vet.
    We are hoping she gets better soon and back in to inspect the neighborhood.
    Big Hugs!

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  30. Oh no! I hope Teri is right, and the meds are just what Lucy needs. How scary to have a kitty throwing up blood - I have heard of humans, but not kitties, having ulcers. Paws crossed that Lucy feels better soon - I am purring very hard for her, along with everyone else here.

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  31. Oh my dear Lucy !

    This news is shocked me and my mom. Your mom must be really scared !
    I'm purring and purring for you, sweet Lucy.

    My mom found an information for Mum Sue but she said " Mum Sue can read to get information but It's best to listen to your VET 's advice "

    Vomiting of Blood in Cats

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  32. We can understand your concerns. Watching a pet vomit blood is scary! We send lots of purrs and tail wags for Lucy.

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  33. That has got to be scary to see, expecially at night. Purrrrring that this is something simple to treat and fix.

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  34. OH, this makes me so ANGRY! Listen up, you bugs or germs or holes or whatever is in Lucy's tummy and is making her sick - GET OUT NOW! Lucy is my friend, and I don't like her being sick - you got it???

    Erm, sorry, that was Zoe. The not crazy girls in this house are very sorry for Miss Lucy and the Mom. My mom can't even imagine how terrifying that must have been. She's never had to deal with this, so no words of advice, just sympathy and hopes that this clears up fast.

    Your not crazy friend, Fuzzy

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  35. Oh Lucy we just read your post. Mom and I are so worried and I am cranking up the purr meter. Mom sends neck scritches too. We hope it's nothing to serious and the meds help you quickly sweetie!

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  36. So many of our blog furriend kitties are sick lately! What is going on? We are so purraying that Lucy's ulcer heals, and that it's not something worse. Poor sweetie, it's good she has you looking after her so well.

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  37. I came right over to leave purrrs and good thoughts for the vet to fix you up and you get right back to feeling good again. I bet this was sure scary for all at your place. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

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  38. (((hugs)))
    Hope Lucy is feeling better!

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  39. We are sending tons of purrs to Lucy! We have not thrown up blood here. We don't have experience in this instance. But we're sure that the meds will do their trick!

    Luf, Us

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  40. All of us will send our purrz. We knowz how awful it iz fur kitteez to be sicky & how worried you must be.

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  41. Harley and I are sending our very best purrs for Lucy!

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  42. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear this. I hope and prey that Lucy gets well soon... My kids are sending purrs. Please, please get well.

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  43. Purrs are coming your way. I made you my link of the day at my cartoon as well so all my anipals can purr for you as well. Hope Lucy feels better soon. http://bit.ly/aJaRl5

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  44. Oh.NO! We are so sorry she is so sick. We are purring and praying for Lucy. We hope she feels better soon.

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  45. Gosh that's bad. But don't panic too much if you can. I had a cat with an ulcer years ago. looked awful but my kitty recovered quickly. Suggest glass of wine for you, and sending purrs for Lucy

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  46. Purrrrs and lots of healing Prayers for Lucy!! We hope she is doing better!!
    (((((HUGGGGGSSSS))))))) from your TX furiends,

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  47. We read on the CB abowt Lucy and came over to deliver some healing purrs. We hope Lucy is better soon. Smoochies and PURRS.

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  48. Lucy, we are purring hard, and our human is praying a lot. Please get well soon, we luvs you a whole lot (and your human and your sister, too)...

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  49. oh Lucy honey, please feel better soon! WE is so werried!!!

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  50. {{{hugs}}} to Lucy & Mom Sue ..

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  51. I only just found out about sweet Lucy thru a Twitter friend. PLEASE when you have time, let us know how Lucy is..I am so very sorry for your baby and for you. I know you love her.
    xox

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