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Thread: Now My Blaze Is Having Problems:Update 2/5/12

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    Now My Blaze Is Having Problems:Update 2/5/12

    Hi everyone. Last night I noticed that Blaze was acting a bit strange. He seemed to have hiccups and when he did this his body would shake. Then later he just kept swallowing a lot. This progressed into what I'd call a gagging cough. He would sometimes cough up white foam. I thought he had hairballs so I gave him some hairball stuff for it but it didn't help him at all. He was able to eat but some one threw their food up during the night or early morning. He's swallowing a lot and doing the gagging cough today so I called my vet. She's booked but I did put in a voice mail to her to see if she could see me today before the 2:30pm appt. that I already have scheduled with another vet. Blaze is also not his frisky self but he's been purring a lot. Please send some prayers and positive thoughts his way. I sure hope that it's nothing serious. I was just at the vet last Sunday with Sky and he's doing great now. I just can't get a break. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited by krazyaboutkatz; 02-06-2012 at 12:21 AM.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    Oh dear - I do hope it is something simple with Blaze and that your vet can see him earlier!

    I am glad to hear that Sky is doing well.

    My one cat had two big vet visits within 3 months, so I can relate.
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    We are sending prayers and positive thoughts and healing energies for dear Blaze that there is nothing seriously wrong with him. Be well soon, sweet boy!

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
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    Keeping you and Blaze in my prayers.
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    Pawsitive thoughts and prayers for Blaze. I hope it's nothing serious.

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey

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    You and Blaze will be in our prayers.
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    Thanks again everyone. Well the vet I saw really didn't know how to treat him so he's still suffering with his gagging cough attacks. We were going to do an ultrasound on him but there was no one available to do one so he had x-rays taken instead. His x-rays looked normal except that he's swallowed a lot of air. His tummy is full of air which would also make him feel very uncomfortable. My regular vet is just too busy these days and she's the feline specialist. I'm supposed to talk to this vet in the morning and let her know if Blaze is still having problems. If so then I need to drop him off for further testing. My vet will be there and she said that she'd make the time to do the tests on him. I can tell it's going to be a sleepless night for me. Please continue sending prayers and positive vibes his way. Thanks.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    Positive thoughts to Blaze and to you!
    "Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life that you don't need to escape from." -- Seth Godin

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    Oh goodness! Prayers from RI for Blaze.

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    Pawsitive thoughts and more prayers for Blaze.

    Forever in my heart...Lacey,Sassy,Mandy,Corey,Ginger,Casey

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    Continuing prayers and good wishes for darling Blaze...

    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Thanks again everyone. Around 7pm he threw up some yellow liquid with a tiny amount of fur in it. It was too small to even call it a hairball though. I was hoping that he'd be better after this episode. He later ate some dinner which was some canned food mixed with some dry. He didn't finish it all but he ate most of it and he was later trying to swallow a lot again. Maybe he has a sore throat. I tried looking up symptoms of sore throats in cats and it did say gagging and swallowing frequently are some which is what he's been doing. It also said that drooling, gulping, and reluctance to eat are symptoms too and a sore throat is a sign of an URI. He doesn't seem to have an URI though. I'm getting so frustrated by not knowing what's wrong with him and I hate having to watch him do the gag cough.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


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    Another Update On Blaze

    Now Blaze won't eat dry or canned food. I feed both him and Alani in my hall bathroom and I shut the door while I feed my other four cats. During the last feeding he was gagging a lot and I decided to stay in the bathroom to see if he was even eating. He just looked at the dry food but he wouldn't eat. After I fed all of the cats, I went back in the bathroom and I offered him some canned food. He still wouldn't eat. Alani may have been eating most or all of his food without me knowing it. Blaze has also throw up more white foam. I've already sent my vet two e-mails and also a voice mail and I also sent the other vet a voice mail too. I plan on trying to call my vet at 7am tomorrow morning and if she's not available then I'm just going to drop Blaze off at the vets. He could just have a very bad sore throat or it could be something else. I hope I can get some sleep tonight. Please continue to send some good vibes his way.
    Owned by Sky, Pearl, Ziggy Stardust, Alani, Blaze, Colby, Finnegan, and Summer.


    My Rainbow Bridge Babies:
    RB Pepper 3/17/97- 2/3/03 RIP Sweet Pepper
    RB Starr 3/22/05- 7/1/09 RIP Sweet Starr
    RB Sunny 8/25/00- 2/28/10 RIP Sweet Sunny
    RB Storm 1/11/96- 8/2/12 RIP Sweet Storm

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    I can understand that you are very worried. With his symptoms I would wonder whether he ate something poisonous or something that he cannot get out.
    I hope you find what's wrong- and there is no question: something is seriously wrong.
    Hugs to you and the sick boy.

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    Oh, my goodness, what a worry. Poor Blaze and poor you. {{hugs}} Hope the vet can sort out what is wrong and treat toot-sweet. Prayers continuing.

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