Constipation and unable to urinate on his own

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  1. Sutra67

    Sutra67 New Member

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    Hi All

    New to this forum. I have a 17 year old maine coon named Sutra. He was diagnosed around the 1 year mark so have been dealing with diabetes for a long time. He is on Lantus - 1 unit twice daily.
    He has also developed neuropathy over the last couple of years to which I am trying to treat with Zobaline and of course by keeping him as regulated as possible
    About 2 weeks ago, he received his rabies shot (1 yr Imrab) and quickly went down hill from there. Stopped eating (had to syringe feed) lethargic and just not himself at all. Took him to a new vet as he had stopped pooping as well and was quite bloated. He was drinking and urinating fine at this point.
    He has been at the vet going on day 3 now as he is severely constipated - on fluids (IV) & having multiple enemas but now he cannot urinate on his own > has to be expressed manually. Vets thoughts are either bowel so full pressing on bladder, stress from just going through all of this, or nerve damage. They are still trying to get out all the poop!
    Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this? I am so beside myself right now
     
  2. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Oh my goodness that sounds awful! I have no experience with anything like this but you and your cat have my sympathies and prayers.
     
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  3. Sandi & Whisper

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    Oh poor Sutra... Sorry, we've had constipation problems in our diabetics before, but nothing that Miralax or enemas couldn't solve with time.

    At least he is at the vet getting help. I hope that something resolves soon. And maybe others here will have ideas.

    Hoping for the best,
    Sandi&Whisper.
     
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  4. Sutra67

    Sutra67 New Member

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    Unfortunately the love of my life has passed on. Had to put him down yesterday. Thanks for your kind words. Very hard decision to make yet he went downhill really fast after the rabies vaccine. RIP Sutra
     
  5. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Oh no that's awful. I'm so so sorry for your loss. How heartbreaking. My partners dog had a bad rabies shot when we were teens... Poor dog was perfectly healthy about 5 years old had the bad shot and a week later died.
     
  6. Sandi & Whisper

    Sandi & Whisper Member

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    Oh no... I saw your post on Facebook yesterday and figured that was you, but since I wasn't positive, I didn't respond here.

    He certainly was a beautiful boy. You were his angel, and now he is yours. RIP sweet baby cat_wings>o
     
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  7. nmveasey

    nmveasey Member

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    So sorry for your loss. RIP dear Sutra. Sending thoughts and prayers your way.
     
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  8. Sutra67

    Sutra67 New Member

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    Yes it was me. Thank you so much! He was so beautiful inside and out. Gonna miss him huge
     
  9. Sutra67

    Sutra67 New Member

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    The more I am reading about rabies vaccinations the more I wish I had of said NO! especially for a diabetic cat. I can't go back though just forward.
    Thank you for your condolences. It means a lot to me:)
     

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