Friday, 11 January 2019

POOR RUPERT, 4 HORRIBLE DAYS


On Tuesday we noticed that Rupert had not eaten or drunk any water all day and was listless.
He remained in the same place under the radiator all night and didn't want to go out in the morning and so we took him to the vet.
One injection and some pills and fur ball stuff we came home.
Wednesday morning we took him back as he still had not eaten or drunk and was now not even responding when we spoke to him.
Another injection, rehydrated and taken home.
Thursday taken back again and had some blood tests done, nothing very abnormal but told to take him back tomorrow.
This morning, Friday, he had his x ray and it showed something in his intestine, told it could be a tumour or fur ball.
I had been telling them all along that he suffered from large fur balls but they seemed to think they knew better.

This afternoon he had an operation and the vet removed an 8cm long fur ball from his intestine, ( this is the usual size of the balls he coughs up) if this had been left for a few more days it could have killed him.
He is in vet hospital tonight and they are giving us a call in the morning.



I'm sure you can imagine what sort of a state we have been in.
Just hoping that it all goes well and we can soon have him home.

21 comments:

  1. I hope he's on the mend and back home with you very soon. Xx

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  2. Aww poor boy, hopefully he is on the mend now. When you are around furries or children for that matter, 24/7, its so frustrating that people do not listen to you xcx

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  3. Bless his heart. He must have felt so uncomfortable.
    Arilx

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  4. I would change my vet , thats awful. Poor cat and poor you. The longer they leave it ends up costing you a fortune. And puts the cat into more suffering too.

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  5. Poor Rupert! I would have thought an x-ray would have been called for much earlier. Glad they were able to remove the fur ball, and hope for a quick recovery. I'm sure you have been beside yourselves with worry.

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  6. Poor Rupert. I am so very sorry for his predicament. It chaps my hide when a doctor is negligent. You take your animal to the vet at the first sign of a problem and the problem is not diagnosed until several visits later.... all the while the animal is getting sicker & sicker. Please pardon my rant! It just angers me so. My prayers for Rupert and you! Love, Andrea xoxo

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  7. That is maddening. both because cats hide their distress so well (the poor baby was probably feeling VERY low) and because you're an experienced cat person and you know Rupert and the vet should have listened to you. But it's always a wonder how quickly they bounce back, so I'm sure your boy will be back to his old self after a good night's snooze.

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  8. Oh poor Rupert. I hope he comes back home soon.

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  9. ((((Hugs))))) lots of them - both for Rupert....and you!

    I'm surprised that at the first signs of a possible blockage they didn't suggest an X-ray then.

    Tongue in cheek - when do you start your part time job to pay for all this lol

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  10. OH, I am so sorry! So much stress, I understand. We have our Simba and love him so much. I just HAVE to say that maybe it is time to find a new vet? I did not know a cat can die from a fur ball! What a story! Please keep us posted.

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  11. Oh poor Rupert. I hope he is feeling better and will be back to his old self. I can imagine how worried you've been

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  12. Don't forget get to keep us posted on out come 🐱

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  13. It is so hard when someone we love is ill, whether that's a person or a pet. The rock in the stomach feeling. I hope Rupert is doing better in short order. He is such a beautiful fellow.

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  14. Poor baby - hope he recovers quickly

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  15. Get well soon Rupert. xxx
    My very best wishes to you and your hubby. I hope Rupert is quickly restored to full health.

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  16. Poor boy.I hope he is home and feeling well soon.I hate it if they have to stay in overnight..and its bloody annoying when the vets just dont listen to what your telling them!.Sending love to you all,xx

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  17. Oh dear. Poor Rupert! I hope that you have got pet insurance.

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  18. So sorry to hear about Rupert and his (and your) trials and tribulations. I hope he will recover quickly and be back to his lovely self.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  19. With 5 cats, insurance kept soaring, we have what we call vet money put to one side, still very, very costly though. Probably going to end up costing near £2.000

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  20. Oh my word, I know you are frantic with worry. so glad they found it and removed it.. I hope the vet can tell you something to help avoid the fur balls. I don't know much about cats so no idea if there is a way. hugs and prayers he will be ok and for you also.

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  21. Poor fellow. I'm glad they finally found that nasty fur ball.

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