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My sad kitten

I have a male cat that will be 3 years old on November 9th. In April of this year he started to bleed, I was told that he has crystals in this uran track and was put a on special food called cd. The bleeding stopped and we thought he was doing fine. On August 4th we had to rush him to the vets and was told his blatter was blocked. They did a surgery to drained his blatter. Then on September 3rd he started to bleed again, we brought him to the vets again and was told that is blatter was empty, thank goodness. Than he was put on Medication called baytril 50mg 2x daily. It has been a week,his eyes are totally dialated,he has not ate only maybe 10 curnals of his food. Then he started to uranate on the floor, when I carried him to his litter box the uran was dripping out of him. I blocked him into a room with is litter box,food and water. Than he started to pee huge amounts on the floor, about 8 puddles. I talked to the vet and was told to take him off the medication.Since then, only one day I seen him eat a couple of curnals, he is peeing a small amount, had a bowel movement, which looks runney and dark. This eyes are still dialated and he is very sad. Do you have any other professional opinion to give me ? Thanks
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587315 tn?1333552783
This is not the professional forum-Medhelp does have one with lots of vets to answer questions.  This forum has members that love kitties and many of us have a lot of experience with cats and are here to offer support.  Maybe we can help ya and you can try writing on the expert forum for some help by the vets.

I'm sorry that your boy is going through such a rough time right now!  You should ask your vet about another antibiotic called Clavamox.  If the Baytril is not working, your vet needs to try another antibiotic.  I don't want to scare you, but I feel that you should know that in some kitties, Baytril can cause blindness.  I'm not sure if your vet told you about this or not.

Hope your boy feels better soon!

ZQ
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Thank you so much for your advice on our current situation. Unfortunetly our vet did not inform us about the affects of Baytril on  kittens. I will ask him about the other antibiotic you mentioned. I hope we took him off of it soon enough that his eye sight will go back to normal again, because right now they are quite dialated and cloudy at the moment.

If you don't mind me asking, how do you get on to the professional Forum-Medhelp and how much dose it cost to do it?
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389974 tn?1331015242
The expert forum is here:

http://www.medhelp.org/forums/Animal-Health--General/show/112

There is a fee to post a question of $15 dollars.

Poor kitty! I hope he gets better.
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587315 tn?1333552783
Hi, I'm glad Swampy answered ya because I didn't know that they charged for questions.  They must have just started this within the past week or so.  They are excellent and give very thorough answers and usually more than 1 vet will give you an opinion-which is great!

Anyway, I hope that I didn't scare ya with the Baytril.  My cats have been on it in the past and they were fine.  I just wanted to let you know that it's a possible side effect.  Have you checked to make sure your boy's eyes are okay?  Can he see a toy if you throw it or if you try dangling a string in front of him?

I will send some prayers your kitty's way!!  =)
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Hade my cat to the vets on Saturday, good and bad news. The good news is that his blatter was empty and he is not dehydrated. The bad new is he has loss some eye sight, the vet said it is caused from the infection not his medication. The vet want us to keep a close eye on him,he has to start eating,drinking and peeing before Wednesday or he said we have to make some decisions. Happy to report it is Monday He is eating, drinking and peeing!!!!!! THANKGOODNESS We hope the crystals don't come back!!!!
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587315 tn?1333552783
This sounds like good news to me!!  Maybe he'll get some of his sight back once the eye infection is treated?  Did the vet say that it was possible?

There are a few tricks to get him eating again!  You can put in some human tuna and mix it with his regular soft cat food.  I usually use about 1/4 can of human tuna and mix it with a half can of regular food.  This has worked for me many times.  You can also try baby food-turkey, ham, chicken, etc.  These also work.  But, if none of these work, ask your vet to give you an appetite stimulant-called Cyproheptadine.  

The most important thing is to keep our kitties eating!  They need their strength and energy.  I hope that your cat continues to eat, but if he stops-hopefully these tricks will help ya.  They've helped me BIG TIME!

Please, let us know how he's doing!  Best wishes to you!  =)
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VERY VERY SAD NEW MY CAT BLOCKED UP AGAIN, HAD TO TAKE HIM TO THE VETS!!!! THE VET SAID THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL KEEP HAPENING AND HE IS IN ALOT OF PAIN.I HAD TO MAKE A TERRIBLE DECISION TO HAVE HIM PUT DOWN. I MISS HIM WITH AL MY HEART AND FEEL VERY GUILTY FOR DOING THIS.
CAN'T STOP CRYING,TRYING TO BE STRONG FOR THE KIDS.
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242912 tn?1402543492
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I am so very sorry to hear this.  I've read your thread and I can see you did everything you possibly could for your kitty.  I know this was a terrible decision for you to make, but your kitten was very sick from the start and there was nothing more you could do.

Please try not to feel guilty.  You absolutely did the right thing.  Even your vet was preparing you back on the 14th.  Try to take comfort in the fact, your kitten is no longer in pain, can see perfectly now, is no longer a "sad kitten," but a "happy" kitty and I know if he were able to say one last thing to you he would thank you for loving and caring for him so very much.  

I am in tears with you.  You tried so hard...:(
  
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242912 tn?1402543492
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I'm sorry.  I see your kitten wasn't an actual "kitten" and you've had him for years.  I was just focused on your kittys health and your very sad post at the end.
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My heart goes out to you and your children.  I'm so sorry for your loss.  You did everything you could.  Don't feel guilty for releasing him from his pain.  It was a selfless act on your part to let him go and be free from pain and suffering.  Rest in peace sweet kitty.
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874521 tn?1424116797
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hi and I too am so sorry for you and you're children...you did you're best mommy and thats all we can do, its a very hard decision to make but sometimes it does become necessary to do what's best for our little friends.
Have a good cry or two, I know it always took me awhile to move on, any death is hard but especially hard when we are the ones making the decision.
take care
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506791 tn?1439842983
This is so sad...sometimes we do everything right, and the end result is still wrong.

You and your children have my sympathy.

Pip
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