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      Monday, May 09, 2011

10:58 AM - 05/09/2011

The topic: Could you send some positive vibes Ronnie’s way?


He's at the vet's office. This was the note I sent with him.

Ronnie was doing fine Friday, he'd even caught a lizard. Saturday, he was a little tired. Sunday morning we woke up to him puking. Just foam. He didn't eat and he didn't drink any water. He slept all day. Late yesterday afternoon, I did the lifting the skin for the hydration test and he was pretty dehydrated. He went into the litterbox, peed a good amount, then had a nasty stool. A lot of mucus in it (he's never had good stool). I gave him 60cc of lactated ringers around 7:30 pm and by 10:00, he was in pretty bad shape. In all of the years I've been giving fluids, I've never seen this reaction.

He was in a lot of pain, centered around where he'd gotten the fluids. His breathing was labored. I checked on him throughout the night and as the fluids were absorbed, the pain subsided. He seems to have recovered from that this morning, but there's definitely something wrong with him.

He had a bad fight with Charlie (dickwad) last week, Charlie is fine. Ronnie was the aggressor. He seems to have been more aggressive since we lost Oliver, don't know if it's maybe a hierarchy thing.

Since he's been throwing up and not eating, I'm afraid to give him amoxi and I'm really afraid to give him fluids, in case there's an underlying problem.


So, now I sit and wait.  He cried on the way over there, I was really sad, but he needs more help than I can give him right now. If the problem is dehydration, he needs fluids. And after what happened last night, I’m not the one to do it. *sigh*

Poor little Ronnie.

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Sending positive thoughts from all of us here at the Clan cats - We are awaiting an FIP result on one of our young ferals Gypsy so are sending lots of get yourself home thoughts

Posted by Liz wilson @ Monday, May 09, 2011 - 2:44:29 PM

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