Monday, December 26, 2011

Mancat Monday - Smokey Scare!

About 4:00 a.m. this morning, Smokey let out the most horrid, bone-chilling howl!
I have never heard anything like it.
I ran to find him sitting in the hall looking very tense.
BJ almost tripped me trying to get to his twin brofur.
Smokey repeated this howl and then started throwing up.
He staggered a few feet, threw up a bit more, and collapsed on the bathroom floor.
He drank a bit of water... the fountain is there... and threw up bile.
I was trying to watch him and get on the internet to look up symptoms.
The info I found wasn't that helpful, it stated vomiting could either be nothing or be extremely serious.

I was getting ready to take him to the Emergency Vet.
He sat beside me and rolled over and started nodding off.
He wasn't affectionate like he normally is, he did not want me to touch him.
But he wanted to be near me.
I made him a bed in a favorite basket, and put a cover over the top to keep the light out.
He was sniffling, so I fired up the vaporizer.
He rested for a few minutes, then jumped up and went to the water.
He drank about half of it, then looked at me and went back into the "hidey hole" in the basket.

I was dialing vets to see who would be open today. 
After that, I just sat, for three hours, staring at the basket.
He got up about 8 a.m., used the litter box, groomed Faith Boomerang, and sharpened his claws on the new lounger. 
He looked at the food I had just put out, but only ate one Temptation.
Then he ran back in his basket.

Dr. Smith's office was closed today, but Dr. Rutledge was in.
They were probably the only vet in the area open, they were really busy.
But the wonderful vet tech stayed on the line with me to listen and advise.
He said if there was no more vomiting, Smokey was probably fine.
There were no appointments until late afternoon, but said if he started getting sick again to bring him in.
I finally got to sleep only to have Daddy Charley wake me up with a bad case of stomach flu.

One thing the vet tech asked was if Smokey had been stressed.
About two hours before, Sol had cornered Smokey. 
I knew about it because I heard Smokey squealing.
Sol has, I hate to say, a tendency to "bully" when he can get away with it.
He fully knows what he is doing, too, he will give me these "sheepish" looks.
KC is the only one who will fight back with claws and teeth.
 I don't know how stressed Smokey was, but it stressed the rest of us.

I'll post some photos of Smokey just as soon as my camera is charged.
I truly hope everyone else had a better "holiday" than I did.
But it was still good because Smokey seems to be fine now.
Daddy Charley is sleeping after being sick for hours.
~Mom ML

pee ess: I'll bet if a certain Lady Cat wanted to teleport over later, Smokey would really enjoy the company!


Angel and Kirby said...

That is so scary! TO be awaken to a sick kitty is always bad!> We were jarred out of our sleep at 4 am, too. Kirby tends to bully Angel so when the noise started, my husband sat up and started yelling at him. Kirby was sound asleep by me till his Dad yelled. The noise was outside! At least two cats going at it. The last time this happened, we found a dead possum in the yard!

WE hope Smokey is doing OK this evening and you can all get some rest!

Eric and Flynn said...

Poor Smokey. We hope he is feeling better now. Flynn rarely throws up, but if he does, he lets out a blood curdling cry first. Eric just does a plaintive little mew.

Brian said...

Poor Smokey, we are all sending you purrs pal.

Repositório said...

Purrying for Smokey!

us4 Cats said...

so happy to hear Smokey
is okay now!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, that kind of excitement you could do without. Quite a scary episode. Hope Smokey is okay and is done vomiting.

Anonymous said...

Oh, my that must have been scary and stressful. We are so sorry about all of the sickness. We are glad that Smokey seems to be okay now and we hope he keeps doing well. We hope daddy Charlie is much better too and gets lots of good rest. We pray everyone stays well there. Hugs and nose kisses

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh purrs to poor Smokey! That sounds horrible.

Prancer Pie said...

OMC! Thank Bast he is ok. Mommy says if one of us is sick it ruins her day, too. We'll send sum purrs and purrayers fur Smokey and the Dad. We hopes the Mom gets sum rest, too.

Elvira Mistress of Felinity said...

If THIS Lady (Emphasis on "Lady", um hee, hee!) Cat was able to teleport over she'd give Smokey a head butt of encouragement, and give a certain bully an Ass Whoopin' he'd not soon forget!


Poppy Q said...

We hope Smokey and dad are feeling better, and you have all got some well earned rest.

Julie and Poppy Q

Sparkle said...

Oh no! This sounds like a Christmas to forget! I am relieved that Smokey is doing better, but I imagine you are probably still keeping an eye on him just in case. And to have Daddy Charley sick with the flu on top of that - bleagh! Purrs to you - I hope the week improves LOTS!

Fuzzy Tales said...

OMC, talk about SCARY! We're VERY glad Smokey appears to be okay now, we hope he's back to eating and drinking normally and are sending him (and you!) lots of purrs!

Jack, Persephone and Tenzing said...

SOL!!! Don't stress the other kitties! House Panthers don't DO that! That's the Orinch Menisses jobs! We're the GOOD Kitties!



PS. KC, I sended your mom an e-mail, because our address is different now and I Only just got the OTW's attention and reminded her!

Daisy said...

I hope Smokey is feeling better now. I do not bomit very often, but when I do, I make this very sad and unusual meowing/howling noise first.

Nikita Cat said...

SOL! Dude, be good, man, because I didn't appreciate losing prime late night nap time persuading Elvira from doing any more fruitless Google Searches for "Cat Teleportation Techniques"!


I'm far too old for this! :-D

Sweet Purrfections said...

Oh no! We hope Smokey is feeling better now. We are sending purrs.

Truffle and Brulee

Tillie and Georgia said...

Oh dear!!! We are sending big purrs that Smokey is over whatever was ailing him!!
We send purrs to Dad Charlie and purr he is better :)
We hope you can relax now ;)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

meowmeowmans said...

How scary! We sure hope Smokey is doing better, and you, too, Mom ML.

We wanted to thank you all again for the great PetFusion Cat Scratcher Lounge giveaway. We FINALLY were able to do a short post about it (complte with a picture of Moosey monopolizing it, MOL).

Purrs and hugs.

Au and Target said...

Poor Smokey! We're glad he's ok now.

Karen said...

OH My Smokey. Sorry I replied late my My mom has been horrible. I hope you are feeling better. I had a to do on Christmas as well. How I I port over there, do you thinks you mom and siblings would mind if I hung out for a while.. Let me hold your pay. Want me to bring you water or beat up Sol for you? I am at grammys, she treats me good but...

Purrs Pixel