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Xena was up and about about an hour ago. She's about the same as last update. 1pm needs to get here already.
 

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Update: Xena was just up and about. She tried pooping with no success and ended up vomiting due to her efforts. She's vomited less today than yesterday, but still:(. Tomorrow afternoon can't come quick enough. The only good news I have is that she didn't seem quite as wobbly this time as she was up and about. I don't know how to feel anymore I'm entirely drained.
Let us know when you talk to the vet. Hopefully she's in a condition to treat her. I know personally how hard end of life is, especially when you've had the cat your whole life. My thoughts are with you, none of this is easy.
 
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Let us know when you talk to the vet. Hopefully she's in a condition to treat her. I know personally how hard end of life is, especially when you've had the cat your whole life. My thoughts are with you, none of this is easy.
Back from the vet. We're optimistic that Xena has a treatable but severe UTI. She's on an antibiotic and was given an injection for the pain and spasms. We're going to keep a close eye on her for now and see how it goes. The vet said that if she doesn't show improvement by Thursday to call for another appointment.

I'm not sure if the vet is exactly right, but I'm hoping she is.
 

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Back from the vet. We're optimistic that Xena has a treatable but severe UTI. She's on an antibiotic and was given an injection for the pain and spasms. We're going to keep a close eye on her for now and see how it goes. The vet said that if she doesn't show improvement by Thursday to call for another appointment.

I'm not sure if the vet is exactly right, but I'm hoping she is.
Utis can really mess with your whole self! Some people even become delirious with them.
I hope the vet was right too, or at least that she feels comfort from the meds.
 
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Utis can really mess with your whole self! Some people even become delirious with them.
I hope the vet was right too, or at least that she feels comfort from the meds.
Me too. She's drinking again, at least. We're still working on gentle encouragement to eat. I'm hoping that once the meds take full effect she'll eat a little something as she hasn't really eaten in the last couple of days.
 
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Good News. Xena seems interested in food and is eating a little and drinking on her own. She seems a little better today. Hopefully she poops at some point soon, and we know everything's working okay.
 
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Xena still can't poop. If she doesn't go at all tonight then she'll be spending tomorrow at the vet.
Editing to say we're giving her Laxatone as the vet thought that might help her to go on her own. Hope it works.
 
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She has to eat to poop. And then it can take a few days to build up enough back pressure to get it all moving again. But yeah, that sounds like a better plan to get her in tomorrow than to wait until next week (if your vet isn't open on the weekend.) 🤞
 
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She has to eat to poop. And then it can take a few days to build up enough back pressure to get it all moving again. But yeah, that sounds like a better plan to get her in tomorrow than to wait until next week (if your vet isn't open on the weekend.) 🤞
Yeah, She's been eating since her vet visit on Tuesday, and she tries to poop, but she can't. Hopefully things get moving soon without any injury to her. Poor things having so many issues.

Yeah, the vet isn't open on the weekends anymore, and they said that unless we do an emergency drop off she can't be seen until Monday. We don't want to just leave her there as that will stress her out majorly, and we're not sure that they won't just leave her in the tiny carrier for hours and hours, and she has arthritis so them doing that will put her in a lot of pain and possibly make it so she's unable to walk. Though I also know she needs to be seen asap if she can't poop tonight. As this has been an ongoing thing since Sunday.
 
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Going to try to get some sleep. Still no poo. Xena has been eating a little and drinking.
 
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Xena is about the same. Eating a bit, drinking, sleeping and such, but still can't poop. Mom called the vet an hour and a half ago, and we're waiting for a call back from them about what to do next.
 

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Xena is about the same. Eating a bit, drinking, sleeping and such, but still can't poop. Mom called the vet an hour and a half ago, and we're waiting for a call back from them about what to do next.
Glad she's still eating a bit. Sounds like she probably had a uti, but maybe it wasn't the only thing wrong?
Hope the vet gets back to you soon. They sound really frustrating
 
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Glad she's still eating a bit. Sounds like she probably had a uti, but maybe it wasn't the only thing wrong?
Hope the vet gets back to you soon. They sound really frustrating
Yeah they can be and they're not the only ones. We have a laxitive for xena however my mom is refusing to give it to her until tomorrow. The poor cat hasn't pooped properly for about a week now. I can't go against her either. So I get to sit here and watch Xena suffer more and have another night of interrupted sleep and so on. As soon as everyone's better and I don't have to worry about someone keeling over in the middle of the night, I'm going to sleep for like a week.

Xena is up moving around now and insisting on being in the living room so she can sit on the cat table and look out the window. Not sure if that's good or bad. Hoping it's a good thing.

Anyways I'm gonna try to relax a bit and watch a show or something for a little while. This is week two of a cat being ill and being worried about them passing away.
 

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Yeah they can be and they're not the only ones. We have a laxitive for xena however my mom is refusing to give it to her until tomorrow. The poor cat hasn't pooped properly for about a week now. I can't go against her either. So I get to sit here and watch Xena suffer more and have another night of interrupted sleep and so on. As soon as everyone's better and I don't have to worry about someone keeling over in the middle of the night, I'm going to sleep for like a week.

Xena is up moving around now and insisting on being in the living room so she can sit on the cat table and look out the window. Not sure if that's good or bad. Hoping it's a good thing.

Anyways I'm gonna try to relax a bit and watch a show or something for a little while. This is week two of a cat being ill and being worried about them passing away.
She sounds like she's feeling a bit better! Not hiding is a great sign.
Enjoy your show!
 

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Maybe cook up a little scrambled egg for her. Egg can help get things moving along. This says hairball but it describes egg yolk benefits which come down to about the same thing here: improved motility.

How Best to Manage Hairballs
 
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Maybe cook up a little scrambled egg for her. Egg can help get things moving along. This says hairball but it describes egg yolk benefits which come down to about the same thing here: improved motility.

How Best to Manage Hairballs
Thank you. I've tried that before, and she wouldn't eat it. None of the three seem to like eggs, which knocks down my options on how to help them. We have a laxative from the vet we're giving her once to twice a day.
 
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