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    Bad day today for Jasper

    I got bad news about one of my foster kittens this morning (see Admiral Applesauce in Cat General) and when I got home I found that Jasper had had diarrhea in the house.

    I cleaned it up, got some kaopectate into him, and took him outside....where he had more very liquid diarrhea. Once we got inside, I got him settled in his bed by my desk and he vomited a HUGE puddle onto the carpet. I tied him in the living room to clean up and he vomited again while I was cleaning the original puddle.

    Now he's flopped out on a blanket...he looks like he feels awful, and he didn't even get up to follow me into the kitchen. We have a vet appt in 45 minutes...had to call a vet I don't know because my regular vet doesn't have any openings until next week!

    Please send some good vibes for my little buddy, I hate seeing him like this!! He had a day like this last week, but he eventually threw up a big furball (when he was licking the cat, I have no idea, but it was white fur....) and I assumed that was the cause of the stomach upset and it was all over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakemama View Post
    I got bad news about one of my foster kittens this morning (see Admiral Applesauce in Cat General) and when I got home I found that Jasper had had diarrhea in the house.

    I cleaned it up, got some kaopectate into him, and took him outside....where he had more very liquid diarrhea. Once we got inside, I got him settled in his bed by my desk and he vomited a HUGE puddle onto the carpet. I tied him in the living room to clean up and he vomited again while I was cleaning the original puddle.

    Now he's flopped out on a blanket...he looks like he feels awful, and he didn't even get up to follow me into the kitchen. We have a vet appt in 45 minutes...had to call a vet I don't know because my regular vet doesn't have any openings until next week!

    Please send some good vibes for my little buddy, I hate seeing him like this!! He had a day like this last week, but he eventually threw up a big furball (when he was licking the cat, I have no idea, but it was white fur....) and I assumed that was the cause of the stomach upset and it was all over.
    Aww, hope it is nothing serious! Most dogs do not need hairball medicine!
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    Hope it is nothing serious.


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    I'm sorry to hear this. It doesn't sound good at all. I hope the Vet can get the diarrhea stopped. Prayers for a quick recovery for Jasper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakemama View Post
    I got bad news about one of my foster kittens this morning (see Admiral Applesauce in Cat General) and when I got home I found that Jasper had had diarrhea in the house.

    I cleaned it up, got some kaopectate into him, and took him outside....where he had more very liquid diarrhea. Once we got inside, I got him settled in his bed by my desk and he vomited a HUGE puddle onto the carpet. I tied him in the living room to clean up and he vomited again while I was cleaning the original puddle.

    Now he's flopped out on a blanket...he looks like he feels awful, and he didn't even get up to follow me into the kitchen. We have a vet appt in 45 minutes...had to call a vet I don't know because my regular vet doesn't have any openings until next week!

    Please send some good vibes for my little buddy, I hate seeing him like this!! He had a day like this last week, but he eventually threw up a big furball (when he was licking the cat, I have no idea, but it was white fur....) and I assumed that was the cause of the stomach upset and it was all over.
    Sweet Jasper, I hope the Kaopectate works and you feel much better soon! You are such a good big brother to foster kittens! xo xo xo
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    The vet took a sample of Jasper's stool, made a slide, and came back to tell me that it was "interesting", which is never good news.

    There is yeast present, which itself is not making him sick but it is a sign of something wrong in his gut. She thought she saw some giardia, though she wasn't certain.

    Basically, he has raging colitis and we don't know why. We sent a stool sample off to the lab, and I should know the results tomorrow. He seems to be *feeling* better, though he still has diarrhea. He's starting some Metronidazole and probiotics, and we'll see what happens in the next week or so and what the lab says.

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    Prayers that the meds help settle his tummy, that will help him feel better overall. Let us know how things develop.
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    How is Jasper Feeling??

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    He seems 100% better, though he hasn't pooped since th episode....which I'm assuming is good, but I keep hoping for a nice solid poop...notling like pets or kids to make that statement eh? He hates his meds, but I can trick him with a bit of bread.

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    I'm relieved to hear he is better. I totally understand about wanting to see a "normal poop" from a pet. At first my George kitten had diarrhea & it concerned me very much. He would eat like he was starving and maybe he was with his diarrhea as food didn't stay in his system very long. We went to vet & got some of the same medicine you mentioned. I hope your kitten continues to get better.

    FYI: While George was on his medicine we slowly went to Evo cat/kitten wet (agreed with him) but time passed & then I couldn't find Evo any more so I slowly switched him to Innova cat/kitten wet which he's been on some time now and it agrees with his digestive system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakemama View Post
    He seems 100% better, though he hasn't pooped since th episode....which I'm assuming is good, but I keep hoping for a nice solid poop...notling like pets or kids to make that statement eh?

    That's what I wanted to hear. I hope he keeps on getting back to normal now.
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    Men, it has been well said, think in herds. It will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one."
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    tried to reply but my computer was saying something about the cloud offline or something???
    Anyway glad to hear Jasper is feeling better

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