We have a 6 year old female about 8 pounds. She just when through a bit of trauma when someone abandon a 6 week old kitten in our yard and we took him in. The older cat Punkin hid under the bed and pretty much stop eating, had dry heaves pretty consistently. So we moved her box, food
, etc. into the bedroom with her and kept the kitten separated (kitten went to vet and has clean bill of health). It's been three weeks since we got the kitten. But now Punkin hasn't pooped in over 6 days (last Friday Xrays showed no stool in her colon, no foreign objects, organs normal) she just wasn't eating. prescribed valium and a medication for nausea. Valium just made her a zombie. Took her to ER Saturday night. Blood work at ER ago was normal. They gave her fluids and prescribed mirtazapine for appetitie. 1/4 of a 7.5 mm TABLET every 24 hours. She did seem to be a bit better before the medication took affect.
We started boarding the kitten today. Now Punkin is moving around the house a bit more but is acting like she can't see or focus, zombie and makes weird mewing sounds when we come near her or touch her. It's a distress sound like leave me alone. I'm just wonder if she could have a huge hairball that she can't get in or out. Whatever is wrong affects her appetite and gives her dry heaves. I'm looking for advice on what a vet would suggest doing next. She is eating a little dry food now and I'm force feeding her wet food (but not much), she is drinking water. Could the zombieism and mewing and not being able to focus (no eye contact) be from that mirtazapine?
My husband has been disabled for 8 years and Punkin has been his companion it's important that we get her well.
She forms urine crystals other than that she seemed in good health before the kitten arrived - but I don't want to overlook something that could be wrong blaming the appearance of the kitten.
It's complicated but there must be a next step for punkin. Stop the meds and see? Take her to get her stomach scoped?