"cybercat" wrote in message
> "Cheryl" wrote
>>> Is there any place that does not have 24-hour emergency animal clinics?
>> I think there are. And the ones close you might not trust. I remember
>> when Shadow's stomach bled out it was about 7am. I was just ready to
>> leave for work and he vomited a huge amount of blood. I called the close
>> ER and they told me they couldn't see him before they closed at 9 am when
>> the regular vets that they covered could see him because they were full.
>> They told me I could take him to Annapolis where there is an awesome ER
>> clinic but it would have taken me longer to get there during rush hour to
>> get him there than to wait for our regular vet to open at 9. That was a
>> horrible morning. I even called my mom and she rushed over to help me
>> deal with his death because I knew I couldn't get him anywhere that could
>> take him and save him.
> Oh, cheryl, I did not know about his, how really awful. What caused the
He had an IBD condition. The vets said that was what caused his lack of
appetite, and the hepatic lipidosis that caused me to find that condition in
him. The feeding tube saved him from the hepatic lipidosis but when it was
time to remove the feeding tube the vet screwed up royally. It took her at
least two surgeries to remove the tube. She used a larger coupler thing
that was in his stomach and it went down ok, but it couldn't come back out
the same way. She actually tried, and she tore up his throat. He had to
have surgery by a different vet to cut him open and remove the coupling. I
took him home and then he had to go back and he got a transfusion from a cat
that turned out to be FELV+. They tried to change that story many times,
but the techs told me the transfusion cat tested positive. Vet tried to
tell me Shadow could have had a latent virus that came out through this
trauma. Good thing to know is that in most states cats used for blood
transfusion only have to be tested yearly.
Bottom line is that the vet used a feeding tube and coupler that was way too
large for a cat. Her excuse was that Shadow was a large cat and needed
immediate nutrition and the larger the diameter of the feeding tube, the
quicker he would get well. >> Stay informed about: Diabetic 10 year old won't drink but is panting