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Thank you for your patience! I’m very sorry to hear you are experiencing these issues, but I appreciate you reaching out to us for assistance. Hopefully we can get this resolved quickly. I’m so sorry Keana is not well. You must be so worried. I have a few questions I will ask below that will help me to understand what could be going on with her.
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That's good. Has she been to the vet recently? Any history of a heart murmur?
I didn't know if they have given you a sedative you can administer prior to the vet, or mentioned that. You may want to ask for that for her next visit.
How long has it been then? With her being middle aged, I worry about any number of health problems.
With a cat, if they vomit but are 100% normal minutes later, I don't get too concerned, but it's been hours and she's now not normal and keeping her eyes closed, so that concerns me.
She is holding down the water it sounds like?
That's good, at least.
Do you get a sense her tummy hurts her?
Has she urinated?
Right, that is a problem certainly as it's a controlled substance so she'd need to be seen more recently (which is ironic I'm sure).
Did she urinate normally, no straining or issues there? Did she put out a normal amount of urine?
It's a normal sized ball though, not too small?
Has she pooped?
When you say she is crouched, is she standing up?
I'm glad she is standing up.
Are you planning on monitoring her?
Is she normally an enthusiastic eater?
Where did she have arthritis? Her hips?
I'd think a change 2 weeks ago you'd have seen something sooner. Is there a chance she's eaten a foreign object or something toxic?
No plants, shoelaces, anything like that?
I'm glad to hear that. There may not be anything obvious and yet they can get into stuff. The question is whether it's a one-off and she'll be 100% back to normal tomorrow, or if she has an illness or something more serious.
Honestly I would caution you the vets may not have timely openings if you call tomorrow, meaning you'd just end up in the emergency anyway. I'd recommend not waiting if at all possible.
I think that sounds like a good plan. Do you need help locating an emergency near you, or did you have any more questions for me today?
You're welcome. I am happy to help. I hope Keana is feeling better soon. I sure wish you both all the best. I am available if you have follow-up questions so do not hesitate. Thanks for using our service.
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