Hello kittehs! Cookie here repurrting. I know I promised you a continuation of the story of Mama Rose’s bebbehs, but I have an urgent need to tell you about recent events.
On Wednesday Mom came home for lunch like she usually does. Except she didn’t stay to eat. She searched high and low, calling my name over and over. The other four Bambinos and fosters Sunny and Sky showed up, but not me.
Because I knew why Mom was looking for me.
Mom pulled a dirty trick and opened the back door to let us smell the fresh air. I simply couldn’t resist, so I came out of hiding, and that’s when Mom nabbed me and shoved me into the PTU (prisoner transport unit).
“You don’t know how lucky you kittehs!” I meowed from the PTU to my horrified siblings and the fosters.
“I am going back to the V-E-T’s!”
All because of a little dry heaving.
(Mom’s edit: Multiple times for the previous three days, you made these horrible coughing sounds. It was not quite like yakking up a hairball, and not quite like vomiting. It was almost like a cross between having the hiccups and an asthma attack. I don’t even know what to call it, so I am calling it The Sound. I made a complete fool of myself imitating The Sound for Dr. Amy and Mary-Kathryn, so they could better help you. They laughed, and offered to videotape me to use as a demo in other cat visits, so they wouldn’t have to imitate The Sound themselves. They would just ask “Does it sound like this?” and play the video.)
Dr. Amy and V-E-T T-E-C-H Mary-Kathryn are nice and all. They even complimented me on my orange flame mark on my forehead. But I simply do not care for being held. BY ANYONE. Not Mom, not Dad, and not by anyone at the V-E-T’s. (And I don’t like having my Spot #13 violated, either.)
You don’t know how lucky you are kittehs.
Because I went back to the V-E-T’s, now I have to have a ginormous pill shoved down my throat every day, for like, furrever.
(Mom’s edit: 1/4 pill of Pepcid for 5 days. It’s so small it barely fits in the pill popper.)
I still don’t like it.
(Mom’s edit: Have any of you kittehs made The Sound? Do you even know what I am talking about? Dr. Amy seemed to know what I meant. She said that it is hard to tell if this is due to gastric issues or breathing issues. Cookie did not have a temperature, and her tummy felt fine to Dr. Amy. Of course, Cookie has not made The Sound since Tuesday, that either I or my husband has heard. Clyde, One Who Came Before, used to make The Sound occasionally, when he came out of the litter box, like he had ingested too much dust. Padre and Panda Bear make The Sound, but very rarely. Cookie certainly did not make The Sound for Dr. Amy.
We are treating Cookie with Pepcid and Laxatone for now, and if The Sound returns and persists, we will pursue other options, like x-rays. In the meantime, we are keeping an eye on Cookie, and doing some online reading. A site recommended by Dr. Amy is The Indoor Cat Initiative, which has recently been expanded to include dogs, and has been renamed The Indoor Pet Initiative. It is based at The Ohio State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. It has lots of useful information.)
Next time, we WILL repurrt on Mama Rose’s itteh bitteh bebbehs and their adoptions into their furrever homes!
Comments on Back at the V-E-T’s and Question from Mom
Katnip Lounge @ 7:50 pm
I think I know The Sound! Rupert does that…a lot. Maybe HE needs pepcid? I predict a vet visit for him…
A few Good Cats @ 10:40 pm
Doesn’t sound familiar (literally). Sorry to hear Cookie had to visit the v*t and undergo Spot 13 indignities. Cookie does look rather crabilated in that PTU picture.
jansfunnyfarm @ 1:31 pm
Oh, we were looking forward to a video of your mom making The Sound so we could hear it too. hehehe. We hope you don’t have to go back to the vet’s for a while now.
Daisy the Curly Cat @ 2:18 pm
My Mommeh has been known to try to imitate our sounds or actions when she goes to the vet! We do not know what that Sound could be. When Harley’s EGC was acting up, he would do this swallowing/gagging thing, and Pixie used to have a sort of dry cough from her heart condition.
Doodle Bean @ 11:13 pm
My Sweetpea has a sensitive stomach, so she issues The Sound when there is an upset such as stress or a change in food. It’s usually followed by regular ol’ vomiting or sometimes hairball ejection. But sometimes it’s just The Sound.
I don’t even react anymore. The vet said not to worry unless it goes on for more than a day or two. If that ever happens, I’ll have to kidnap her and take her to the torture clinic (the last time she went, she dug her nose into the corner of the carrier and tried to disappear. Oh dear.).
JB @ 6:51 pm
I make a lot of sounds like that, and always have. Mom says I have a weak stomach cuz I throw up a lot too. I had to take pepsid two different times, per my vet. We still don’t know what causes my stomach issues. Hope Cookie is ok and it is nothing serious!