Hi everyone! I'm new here, hoping that I can benefit from talking to other pet lovers! My kitty (Toby) is sick, and yesterday he had a feeding tube put into his esophagus. I feed him ground up cat food mixed with water, and give him meds via the tube. He needed the tube because he stopped eating. Prior to this, he was vomiting, and he began to have bloody diarrhea. The vet ran all sorts of tests, and blood work was normal, with the exception of elevated white blood cells. X-ray, largely unremarkable....slight shadow behind his liver....hope it's nothing! He is now (knock on wood) not throwing up, and he's had a couple of formed stools without blood. I'm sooo worried! Toby has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel previously. To top it all off, I'm scheduled to depart to Thailand for 3 weeks...I can't postpone this trip either. Toby is in the loving hands of my friend while I'm away. I'm just beside myself with the guilt about
"what if?!?". What if he dies while I'm away, or needs to be put down? I love him so much, and would hate him to be without me, when he needs me most.
Any replies would help! I look forward to talking to you all.