Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Paws crossed for Scooter....

In the end, I had to give the anti-biotics to Scooter, despite the warnings I'd read about them not being good for cats with kidney dysfunction. No alternative was available. He had the last bit of one this morning.

Lately, although he eats his biscuits, he is off his wet food. This is a problem because it's the wet food that you can hide medicine in. He has regular meds for hyperthyroidism (or hypo-, I'm not sure which) and some drops for pain management.
In the last few days I discovered he will eat some raw pork mince, so I have given him his meds in this.

Last night I gave him an anti-flea thing on the back of his neck ("Frontline"). He has had this before withough problems....


This afternoon he had a seizure.

We rushed him to the vet.

He had been twitching all through his front legs and face, and his eyes were bulging. We rang the vet as soon as we saw what was happening, and got an appointment for 40 mins time. During the interim it sort of righted itself; he seemd normal again, purring, but could not stand or walk. I was terrified I was losing him.

Whilst at the vet he seemed to come right. Bit wobbly, perhaps. Eyes ok, heartbeat ok, temp ok. Walked a few steps round the table ok.

Did a blood test; blood sugar low, but may be result of the seizure.

Did other blood tests; may be liver enzymes. Had trouble with these levels before. Will know results tomorrow evening.

Sent us home with two tins of Science Diet A/D; a high energy pate. The vet said he had to eat straight away and that if he hadn't eaten by 6 this evening to bring him back. So I was glad to see him eat half a tinful as soon as we got home. Now he is sleeping it off near to Luvbug's feet.............

I don't think I should have given him the flea treatment. Seizure is listed as a side effect, but a very rare one. Then again, he has had them before. I wanted to give it because he has lots of little scabs on his skin, where he has nibbled himself. Sometimes he spins round and nips himself suddenly like he has just been bitten or is itchy. So although I haven't found fleas when I've groomed him, I still thought he had them.

I hope he is going to be ok. I will forever blame myself if he isn't.

Please keep your paws crossed for him.He is snoozing now.


7 comments:

Dragonstar said...

Crossing everything for him love. Don't blame yourself - this can happen to older cats for no obvious reason. I hope he makes a full recovery soon. Hugs all round!

Chrissy said...

Hey, hey slow down...it is probably due to his lack of appetite and can happen to us humans too. You have cared, loved and acted in his best interests. That is the BEST you can ever do in life ..... I sincerely hope he makes a full recovery. Hugs XX

Admiral Hestorb said...

Please let us know how he does? We care and much love and purrs to him.My girl just gets sick seeming with those meds. I'm glad she's an indoor girl so I only have to give them when some thoughtless person brings them into my home..fleas I mean.

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending goof vibes and Purrs to Scooter and you! It is a good sign that he art the wet food from the vet!

Hammie Hamster said...

Oooh, please don't blame yourself that he's not okay!!! You gave him treatment to help him BECAUSE YOU LOVE HIM, not to hurt him!!!! We have all paws, fingers and everything that helps crossed to help him get better! BIG HUG FOR YOU AND SCOOTER from all of us here!

Found art blog said...

I have everything crossed too!!! Squeaky hugs from me....

MorningAJ said...

Oh I'm keeping everything crossed for you and him. My wonderful Barney has bad reactions to so many things that I dread having to use any kind of treatments on him - but I also know that he goes through agonies if he gets fleas. (Can you imagine being allergic to fleas AND flea treatments?)

Do not blame yourself.

Hugs to you and healing purrs to Scooter