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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Mao started having more a bit more difficulty breathing last when we were discussing if we should bring him in. Then he went upstairs and started breathing open-mouth. We rushed him to the ER vet and they put him in the oxygen cage. X-ray revealed pleural effusion (fluid outside the lungs)...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Tail is definitely getting better; didn't talk about the relation to constipation but I can bring it up tomorrow. There is also the possibility that his tail wasn't injured but was referred pain from the pancreatitis - hard to know. Just talked to the vet and was able to send her some videos...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Yes, he still pees - about two-three times today so far (he is drinking more as mentioned). He will nibble a little more often when offered food but after so much he will stop, walk away, lick his lips and like open his mouth real wide like he's biting the air - I assume that's mild nausea...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    The e-tube doesn't have to be tomorrow but time is a bit of the essence if we can't get enough calories in him. In the early hours this morning he started being very restless and looked bad with ears and whiskers down, hunching in the meatloaf position by the litter so we gave him 15 mg of...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Yes, he is still drinking. We just managed to syringe feed him a bit - not a pleasant experience but not completely awful. I did feel like a bit of a monster though. Any of the meds could have effects of course - he's on such the cocktail who would know, especially with interactions. He...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Thank you so much for all the comments. Mao maybe ate about 120 calories today, which is way less than the absolute acceptable minimum of 200 and it's already 8:30 pm. We thought about trying different combinations or withholding/playing around, introducing additional things like Pepcid AC...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Thank you so much for the tips! He currently has four different offerings in front of him (and although I warmed a couple of them they're at RT now), I did raise all the bowl this morning to make it easier for him and I am using flat plates at the moment just to ensure that wasn't an issue...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    I tried handfeeding before, but if he's walking away because he is still nauseous, I don't feel that will help. It's been another hour and he ate some more and didn't look like it made him feel sick so it looks like it could be a VERY delicate balance between the amount and times of dosage for...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Thank you so much for the videos @cat nap - love the medication ones. We did decide to take Mao home last night and I was able to get some ondansetron as well. It felt much more like him once we were back home; he insisted on sleeping with his head and paws on my chest while purring all night...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Thank you for the comments; I sure will be trying everything I can to get him to eat some - I plan on taking some time off to attend to him. The e-tube here is not cheap though (maybe because it's done at a vet ER too, but our normal vet said it wasn't something they did?); it comes up to about...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    This rollercoaster I would like off of. Talked to a vet just now; still shows no interest in food and still has ongoing diarrhea (not surprising given all the miralax and enemas). The shadow on the x-ray turned out to be asthma - which while not great is much better than fluid overload or...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    We saw him again tonight; they switched the pain med and he pooped due to the enemas - he was a little more aware but there was no MaoMao in there - just a shadow. He surely didn't know who we were, he had no interest in food either (again use to love ALL food), wouldn't even smell a Churu. A...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Just talked to the vet now; the ultrasound results came back. He has some evidence of kidney changes (not surprising and expected since he has CKD and is 15), the liver looks affected (could be because hepatic lipodosis started before treatment was started, or could be inflammation - unsure)...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    I know! They gave him cisapride too on top of things, so you think SOMETHING should be moving out.
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    They redid quick bloodwork yesterday afternoon and his creatinine had gone from 226 to 200, BUN from15 to 16 (he's been a CKD-diagnosed cat for 1.5 years) and ALT from 236 to 130 (no GGT measurement unfortunately). They said that was good news, but also said some of it was due to the fluids so...
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    Injured tail - limp and straight down

    The tail started improving a couple of days after; he could then lift it off the ground. We think the gabapentin is what caused the weakness in the hind legs on Thursday since by Friday morning, it was much better. The tail has continued to improve as well over the week, so we are assuming...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    We got an update from the vet this morning. Mao has not pooped yet, but she thinks the stool is soft and that the Miralax they are giving him along with the fluids and nutrition are likely to work; also hasn't urinated yet but she can feel a full bladder so she expects he should soon. He is...
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    Thank you. His name is Mao - an odd one but originally his name was Van der Mews, which got shortened to Mews, but then it turned out he doesn't really 'meow', it just comes out as 'mao' so that affectionately became his name. We've had him since he was just a little wee kitten, adopted from...
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    Injured tail - limp and straight down

    We couldn't get him to eat anything - and this is a guy that usually tries to eat the Churu wrapper... We just checked him into the ER vet the night, as per my other thread. I'm a total mess. : (
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    Cat won't eat - despite Cerenia and mirtazapine?

    No he hasn't. We brought him back to the ER vet around five and we just got the call from the vet. They will admit him for the night, put in a feeding tube and adjust dosages of cerenia and ondansetron, fluids, enema. I am so very worried! I can't lose him like this. : (
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