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25 May 2011 @ 05:53 am
Not a good morning.  
One of the yard cats seems to have gotten himself poisoned somehow. Maybe a he got a mouse that had rat poison in him, or something.

This is one of the three that actually is willing to be petted -- the black one with the little white "dickie" that I'd dubbed "Martini". Up until recently, he was most definitely the Beta Cat to Tawny's Alpha, Spock to his Kirk, Batman to his Superman; the last few weeks, though, he's been spending more time on His Own Dread Errands.

thoughtsdriftby has bundled him up and put him in the animal carrier, and we're keeping a watch on him. If he survives the convulsions, maybe he'll be okay. Unfortunately, the usual "home free" point is around ten hours, and it's been a lot longer than that. I've checked on him a couple of times this morning, and he's still twitching, with occasional bouts of full-on seizures.

Having a dying cat in your living room is not the most cheerful way to start a morning.


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I feel: worriedwaiting for the inevitable
 
 
 
Arcaton: jackassr_caton on May 25th, 2011 04:15 pm (UTC)
Nothing a vet can do to make him vomit whatever was tainted?
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on May 25th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, once the seizures start, the toxin is already well past the digestive tract.
Iridium Wolfiridium_wolf on May 25th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
Is there any way to get the cat to an emergency vet hospital?
Your Obedient Serpentathelind on May 25th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC)
As noted to r_caton:

Unfortunately, once the seizures start, the toxin is already well past the digestive tract.
Pakapaka on May 25th, 2011 05:21 pm (UTC)
Oh god. I hope it turns out okay.
Araquan Skytraceraraquan on May 25th, 2011 08:35 pm (UTC)
*hugs* }:/
one in a billionsiege on May 25th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
It's time to check.