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Old February 15th 05, 10:46 PM
Karen
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I got a call this afternoon. Thinking GREAT it's OVER. Instead, they didn't
tell me Grant needed to fast!! Poor guy sat there for 6 hours and nada. I'm
just frustrated. No harm done and all but it is so annoying and poor Grant
has to go back again tomorrow. Still the good news is bloodwork was all
good. I have an awful feeling this is not going to be one of those cases
with a definitive answer I still think it is a stubborn hairball. I'm
just hoping they can grease it out of him. He did not seem overly
traumatized and he just goes into his "I'm going to pretend I'm not here"
bit when going or being at the vets. I went right away to get him and
lavished attention on him at home until he was a puddle of purr and then
came back to work. It's still annoying but I just have to put it behind me.


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Old February 15th 05, 11:57 PM
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On Tue 15 Feb 2005 04:46:38p, Karen wrote in
rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
):

I got a call this afternoon. Thinking GREAT it's OVER. Instead,
they didn't tell me Grant needed to fast!! Poor guy sat there
for 6 hours and nada. I'm just frustrated. No harm done and all
but it is so annoying and poor Grant has to go back again
tomorrow. Still the good news is bloodwork was all good. I have
an awful feeling this is not going to be one of those cases with
a definitive answer I still think it is a stubborn hairball.
I'm just hoping they can grease it out of him. He did not seem
overly traumatized and he just goes into his "I'm going to
pretend I'm not here" bit when going or being at the vets. I
went right away to get him and lavished attention on him at home
until he was a puddle of purr and then came back to work. It's
still annoying but I just have to put it behind me.




Aww Karen, purrs for poor Grant. I am so far behind reading this
group, mostly, because it fills up so fast, and I missed what was
going on. I know it bothers you he has to go back, but its for his
own good and they'll get him fixed up.

Puurrrsss

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Old February 16th 05, 01:37 AM
Karen Chuplis
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in article , Cheryl at
wrote on 2/15/05 4:57 PM:

On Tue 15 Feb 2005 04:46:38p, Karen wrote in
rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
):

I got a call this afternoon. Thinking GREAT it's OVER. Instead,
they didn't tell me Grant needed to fast!! Poor guy sat there
for 6 hours and nada. I'm just frustrated. No harm done and all
but it is so annoying and poor Grant has to go back again
tomorrow. Still the good news is bloodwork was all good. I have
an awful feeling this is not going to be one of those cases with
a definitive answer I still think it is a stubborn hairball.
I'm just hoping they can grease it out of him. He did not seem
overly traumatized and he just goes into his "I'm going to
pretend I'm not here" bit when going or being at the vets. I
went right away to get him and lavished attention on him at home
until he was a puddle of purr and then came back to work. It's
still annoying but I just have to put it behind me.




Aww Karen, purrs for poor Grant. I am so far behind reading this
group, mostly, because it fills up so fast, and I missed what was
going on. I know it bothers you he has to go back, but its for his
own good and they'll get him fixed up.

Puurrrsss


Now he won't eat tonight so fasting should be no problem He did drink
some chicken juice. I'm so frustrated. And then Pearl yucked up all over the
arm of the couch. (She does this periodically so it's not a big change. We
can't figure out what it is with her but she's done it forever and had tests
done. *sigh*) I'm just depressed and I've had this cold which has got me
down that doesn't help. I know there are worse trials in life but I'm just
disgusted as it seems everything is wrong all at once (which I know is
probably not the case but it seems that way.) I sure hope tomorrow helps
Grant. He really is not well.

Karen

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Old February 16th 05, 01:43 AM
CatNipped
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"Karen Chuplis" wrote in message
...
in article , Cheryl at
wrote on 2/15/05 4:57 PM:

On Tue 15 Feb 2005 04:46:38p, Karen wrote in
rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
):

I got a call this afternoon. Thinking GREAT it's OVER. Instead,
they didn't tell me Grant needed to fast!! Poor guy sat there
for 6 hours and nada. I'm just frustrated. No harm done and all
but it is so annoying and poor Grant has to go back again
tomorrow. Still the good news is bloodwork was all good. I have
an awful feeling this is not going to be one of those cases with
a definitive answer I still think it is a stubborn hairball.
I'm just hoping they can grease it out of him. He did not seem
overly traumatized and he just goes into his "I'm going to
pretend I'm not here" bit when going or being at the vets. I
went right away to get him and lavished attention on him at home
until he was a puddle of purr and then came back to work. It's
still annoying but I just have to put it behind me.




Aww Karen, purrs for poor Grant. I am so far behind reading this
group, mostly, because it fills up so fast, and I missed what was
going on. I know it bothers you he has to go back, but its for his
own good and they'll get him fixed up.

Puurrrsss


Now he won't eat tonight so fasting should be no problem He did drink
some chicken juice. I'm so frustrated. And then Pearl yucked up all over

the
arm of the couch. (She does this periodically so it's not a big change. We
can't figure out what it is with her but she's done it forever and had

tests
done. *sigh*) I'm just depressed and I've had this cold which has got me
down that doesn't help. I know there are worse trials in life but I'm just
disgusted as it seems everything is wrong all at once (which I know is
probably not the case but it seems that way.) I sure hope tomorrow helps
Grant. He really is not well.

Karen


{{{{{{{{{{Karen}}}}}}}}}}. Purrs for both you *and* Grant to feel better
soon!!

Hugs,

CatNipped


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Old February 16th 05, 03:14 AM
John F. Eldredge
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On Tue, 15 Feb 2005 15:46:38 -0600, "Karen"
wrote:

I got a call this afternoon. Thinking GREAT it's OVER. Instead, they didn't
tell me Grant needed to fast!! Poor guy sat there for 6 hours and nada. I'm
just frustrated. No harm done and all but it is so annoying and poor Grant
has to go back again tomorrow. Still the good news is bloodwork was all
good. I have an awful feeling this is not going to be one of those cases
with a definitive answer I still think it is a stubborn hairball. I'm
just hoping they can grease it out of him. He did not seem overly
traumatized and he just goes into his "I'm going to pretend I'm not here"
bit when going or being at the vets. I went right away to get him and
lavished attention on him at home until he was a puddle of purr and then
came back to work. It's still annoying but I just have to put it behind me.


I once made that same mistake when I had a medical procedure
scheduled. The doctors didn't say anything about not eating, so I had
breakfast, only to have the procedure postponed until the next day as
a result. I have also once had a procedure scheduled for 9 AM that
ended up being postponed until 4 PM, so they ended up letting me have
a "clear liquid" lunch... chicken broth, juice, and a popsicle. Five
minutes after I finished, I was hungry again.

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than not to think at all." -- Hypatia of Alexandria

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Old February 16th 05, 05:22 AM
Sam Nash
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"Karen" wrote in message
...
I got a call this afternoon. Thinking GREAT it's OVER. Instead, they didn't
tell me Grant needed to fast!! Poor guy sat there for 6 hours and nada.
I'm
just frustrated. No harm done and all but it is so annoying and poor Grant
has to go back again tomorrow. Still the good news is bloodwork was all
good. I have an awful feeling this is not going to be one of those cases
with a definitive answer I still think it is a stubborn hairball. I'm
just hoping they can grease it out of him. He did not seem overly
traumatized and he just goes into his "I'm going to pretend I'm not here"
bit when going or being at the vets. I went right away to get him and
lavished attention on him at home until he was a puddle of purr and then
came back to work. It's still annoying but I just have to put it behind
me.

Purrs continuing for Grant that the problem is only the *scare the wits out
of Meowmie* type.


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Old February 16th 05, 05:29 AM
Christine Burel
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Purrs, Karen; how frustrating! Still sending positive vibes Grant's way!
Christine
"Karen" wrote in message
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I got a call this afternoon. Thinking GREAT it's OVER. Instead, they

didn't
tell me Grant needed to fast!! Poor guy sat there for 6 hours and nada.

I'm
just frustrated. No harm done and all but it is so annoying and poor Grant
has to go back again tomorrow. Still the good news is bloodwork was all
good. I have an awful feeling this is not going to be one of those cases
with a definitive answer I still think it is a stubborn hairball. I'm
just hoping they can grease it out of him. He did not seem overly
traumatized and he just goes into his "I'm going to pretend I'm not here"
bit when going or being at the vets. I went right away to get him and
lavished attention on him at home until he was a puddle of purr and then
came back to work. It's still annoying but I just have to put it behind

me.




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Old February 16th 05, 08:27 AM
Marina
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Karen Chuplis wrote:

Now he won't eat tonight so fasting should be no problem He did drink
some chicken juice. I'm so frustrated. And then Pearl yucked up all over the
arm of the couch. (She does this periodically so it's not a big change. We
can't figure out what it is with her but she's done it forever and had tests
done. *sigh*) I'm just depressed and I've had this cold which has got me
down that doesn't help. I know there are worse trials in life but I'm just
disgusted as it seems everything is wrong all at once (which I know is
probably not the case but it seems that way.) I sure hope tomorrow helps
Grant. He really is not well.


{{Hugs}}} and purrs.


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Old February 16th 05, 08:32 AM
L. (usenetlyn)
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Karen wrote:
I got a call this afternoon. Thinking GREAT it's OVER.


Sh!t - that sucks!

I just went back and read Grant's history. It sounds *exactly* like
the beginning of what I went through with Peewee (age 11 at the time)
when he passed his giant hairball. It started with vomit, bits of
hair, progressed to bloody bile, then vomiting food. Then no poops -
all the time the vet couldn't diagnose ($500 later...) and wanted to do
exploratory surgery. I knew it was a giant hairball, so yanked him out
of that vet, took him ot a cat specialist, and she agreed for me to
take him home and nurse him for a few days to see what happened. I fed
him Purina DM canned food (diabetic diet - high in protein, esy to
digest), cooked chicken, low-sodium chicken broth, hairball grease (I
forget which one) and Nutrical. I even gave him a little milk,
thinking it would loosen his stool. I offered LOTS of water all the
time - kept fresh bowls everywhere. It eventually worked - he pooped
out the giant hairball from hell (like 8 inches long and an inch and a
half or more wide - two pieces), two smaller hairballs, one containing
grass, and threw up some more. Then he was more-or-less back to
normal. I think the hairball remedy food I had him on 9Nutro) sort of
made the problem happen, or made it worse - it was way too high fiber,
and he hadn't had enough water. Just helped cement the hairball plug.

Anyway, I'm just offering this story to you as an example of how to get
through the hairball if it is, indeed, a giant hairball.

Hope Grant feels better soon, in either case.

-L.

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Old February 16th 05, 08:36 AM
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We're still sending up purrs and purr-ayers for Grant's quick recovery.
(That's one of the posts I sent that went to the ozone when the greeblings
were acting up.)

[[I went right away to get him and
lavished attention on him at home until he was a puddle of purr ]]

"Puddle of purr", hee hee hee hee! )

Here's hoping that Grant's symptoms are caused by something that can be
easily treated and swiftly resolved.

Donna, Captain, and Stanley

 




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