Just had to take my baby boy to the ER. | Sphynxlair

Just had to take my baby boy to the ER.

Discussion in 'Get Well Soon' started by Brooke, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Brooke

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    ... Nelson's been lethargic all day, then he started coughing, wheezing, and gagging. When he hid under my bed and wouldn't come out, I knew something was definitely wrong with him.

    On x-ray, his lungs look really fuzzy. The vet thinks he may have asthma. I was short on cash this week and bought some cheap litter in a pinch that was highly scented, although it's still low dust. She thinks the scent may be what set this off.

    So, he's staying in ER overnight for observation. Right now he's in a nebulizer and then he'll get another x-ray in the morning to see if his lungs are improved. If he looks better, it'll be safe to assume that's what the problem is. If not, it'll still be a mystery...sigh.

    Fingers crossed. He was already starting to feel better by the time I left, purring and pretending to spray the exam room. He also let out a really loud belch. I was so proud. I've never heard a cat belch before!
     

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    Saw this on Facebook. Poor guy, hope he's feeling better in the morning. Keep us updated.
     
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      OMG, hope he's ok--will remember you both in my prayers tonight. Get well soon.
       
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      • heather

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        Is it Walter or Nelson - I can't remember who is the younger one?

        I'm sorry to hear this, I hope he is ok! Hope it's just the litter. My fingers are crossed and Soph's paws are too.

        Wow- I bet he felt better after the belch!
         
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        • Brooke

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          It's Nelson - I edited my post...just noticed I didn't mention which one it was...they are all my babies! (but Walter is slightly younger)
           
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          Oh Brooke! I am so worried. Is it Nelson? Every since I sent them their Christmas gifts I feel so attached to them!
           
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            Sorry to hear about this.....I hope that he is ok in the morning!!
             
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              I hope he will be ok.
              If it is asthma my 18 year old .
              Coco has had it for years.
              She has a inhaler for it.



               
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                I hope he feels better in the morning.

                We love you Nelson!
                 
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                  Poor baby! Hope he is better soon...try not to worry too much!
                   
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                    Poor guy! He's in my prayers tonight.
                    Hope he fells better soon.
                     
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                    Poor Nelson....i hope he feels much better in the morning :Wink:
                     
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                      Good lord, Brooke, it's one thing after another with Nelson.

                      Did he have a nice, big fart to go along with his belch? lol. Men...:LOL:
                       
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                        Poor guy:ThumbsDown: Hope he does well and can come home today!

                        I have to say that is something that would happen to me I try to save money some how but in the ends up costing more money anyway:Dizzy:

                        Leo Belch's from time to time the look on his face is too funny!
                         
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                          Poor baby :ThumbsDown:

                          How's he feeling today?? I hope he's much better...Mug-Y has mild asthma and always find it scary when he just gets wheezy so I can't imagine how you have been feeling.

                          Hugs X
                           
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                            Ohhh No!! I hope he is feeling better this morning!!
                             
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                              Just thinking of Nelson... hope he is better this morning.
                               
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                                Not yet, but it's still early! Just picked him up and he belched again - right in my face.

                                He's back to himself, skull-cracking head butts and all. But, between last night and this morning, the pet store isn't open so I haven't changed the litter yet. Hoping there isn't a relapse...(if the litter is what caused it in the first place). Vet still thinks there's a chance it's something cardio, but the nebulizer made him feel better, so let's stay hopeful and blame the litter for now.
                                 
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                                Glad he's feeling better :ThumbsUp: Poor baby.

                                Fingers and paws crossed it's just the litter.

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                                You can use shredded paper in a pinch. Shredded paper=low dust. Most cats aren't too happy about it, but they'll use it.
                                 
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                                Oh no! Poor Nelson :Cry: Here's hoping things turn out well and he gets better quickly! Best wishes to you & Nelson:ThumbsUp:
                                 
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                                Oh my god, he just had a seizure. :Sweat: I have an appointment in 2 hours and I may just give myself a seizure before then.
                                 
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                                OMG:Cry:..I'm so so sorry brooke... My heart gos out to you..I hope and pray he's okay.
                                 
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                                Oh no...keeping our fingers and paws crossed that Nelson is gonna be okay.....
                                 
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                                God!!! Will be thinking of you both. Hope he pulls through this.

                                How is he now? :Cry: