Sunday’s Trip To The Emergency Room
Hi all –
So today’s post is going to be a little different from usual, and I’m hoping that if you pray, you could say a little prayer for our CG.
Yesterday during a birthday celebration for my husband, CG got ahold of a bow made of curling ribbon. As we took it away from him, my husband and I saw CG swallow a piece (we do not know the length of the ribbon). Needless to say, our celebration was cut short as we made our way to our local veterinary ER.
I first called the ER to see if there was anything we could do at home. I know you can make a dog vomit by giving him hydrogen peroxide, but I wanted to speak to a professional before I took that serious step. I was told that administering hydrogen peroxide to cats in your home is *not* recommended, as it can be difficult to make your cat vomit, and if he does, there’s a likely chance he can asphyxiate. The issue was serious enough that they recommended that we come in right away.
So we did, and thankfully they took us in almost immediately.
The doctor told us she would try several methods to make CG vomit, and she would keep us posted. She said she wouldn’t try hydrogen peroxide, as it can linger in their throat and actually burn it.
She took CG to the back, and we waited. And waited.
Every so often we would hear him howl, and it just broke my heart.
Maybe 30 minutes or so later, the doctor told us that they hadn’t been able to get him to vomit. They had tried a number of things and had made him horribly nauseated, but nothing worked. The poor guy looked terrible on our way home. My heart went out to him.
Now it’s just a waiting game to see if he can pass the ribbon safely.
Our doctor said some cats have passed strange things, but others rightly have trouble. We should know in a day or two. At that point we’ll see what our other options are.
In the meantime, I’ve been taking detailed notes about his behaviors (eating, litter box use), and I hope we’ll have some progress soon.
So again, if you could, we’d really appreciate some prayers that CG can pass this ribbon safely and soon, but I also know that God is in control, which is a great feeling, especially since I feel so helpless right now!
I’ll keep you posted.