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Vito

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#32
Oh gosh, I hope you get encouraging news about Vito. All my fingers are crossed for good news.
oh thank you witchy ,we're besides ourselves with worry, vet just called to say that Vito is settled for the evening and on fluids with 24hr care, scheduled for X-ray /scan 9am in morning. Can't believe how quickly he's gone down hill today. Thank you very much for your kind words. Tomorrow morning really can't come quick enough.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#35
Ugh, I'm so sorry to hear that Vito had taken a turn for the worse. Do you know what kind of scan they're planning on doing tomorrow?
 

Brigitte Cowell

Moderator
Staff member
#36
I hope that they are doing a barium series with xray and/or ultrasound. As others have said, obstructions are easily missed.

I would point out with respect to raw feeding, having raw fed my cats (to varying extent depending on the cat) that I have seen gastrointestinal infection twice....and I myself have had food poisoning in those two decades FAR more often. Vets are often negative towards this because owners think giving their cat chicken breast solely is a good idea and don't understand the importance of balancing nutrients and vitamins but also taking care with regards to food contamination. I wouldn't feed meat that doesn't smell good enough that I would cook it to eat myself as a general rule. But yes, if a cat is having issues then a cooked meat diet is safer...so saying that, when my F5 was deathly ill, she would only eat raw ground rabbit, so I had to three times a day drive to the specialist vet hospital to hand feed her as they refused to store it in their fridge! They couldn't get her to eat any canned or dry food though.

I hope Vito does better, and they work out what the issue is soon!
 

Vito

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#38
VITO UPDATE

Hi everyone , It's been a very very long hard day today, with worrying thoughts going through my head. Vito was on fluids in hospital all last night, (my God did we miss him) and had a barium X-ray and scan this morning.
The X-ray found a shadow in stomach, further investigation with scan found a 5-6cm area of inflammation of the small intestine. No foreign object present, full blood screening was done, everything normal, all organs functioning well and no sign what so ever of infection anywhere in the body.
Vets conclusion is Enteritis as the small intestine is 3 times its usual size. Possibly caused by a food intolerance.
He's been given long lasting anti inflammatory injections and an ID diet to ease the digestive passage. With follow up appointment next week.
(Sooner if required)
I'd love to thank everyone for their kind words and advice, that have massively helped keep our spirits up at this worrying time. God bless you all.
Vito is now back home, absolutely ravenous and playing with all his toys, and I'm a very happy Savannah mummy.
 

Patti

Admin
Staff member
#40
Thank goodness they found the problem and have been smoked to treat him! I'm glad to hear he's back home and ravenous, it must be wonderful to have Vito back again! :in love: