Urgent Help Needed :Bloody Vomit and Stool in catHi all,
My cat Jules obviously has digestive issues that won't go away.
What is so urgent is that he has vomited 3 times today and the last time, just now, there was a lot and it was full of blood. It was bright red. This am it was a little pink and there wasn't that much.
I gave him some Slippery Elm this AM and took him to the vet and had blood work done. His liver, heart, kidneys and pancreas were all ok. I also noticed he has had a little diarrhea with blood in it. I gave him more Slippery Elm twice a few hours apart and 20 minutes ago he vomited the blood.
Yesterday he also had 3 episdoes of vomiting mostly all bile. First was in the early AM. I only gave him chicken broth after that which he kept down. Then for dinner I gave him more broth and a few pieces of raw chicken. six hours later he vomited those up.
Before this started he'd vomit once a week or every 10 days early in the AM.
This is the same cat that healed from a prolapsed rectum and incontinent diarrhea when I first asked for help 3 years ago when I adopted him using Arsenicum
He seemed fine digestive wise for a few years however I suspect he had alternating constipation and diarrhea... and then had another scary projectile diarrhea incident where he was incontinent again and had a prolapsed rectum. I gave him Arsenicum again and he was "healed" in a week.
I've since been adding water or broth to his food to try to prevent any more constipation.
The Remedy Finder says I should use Veratrum Album but I don't have that. Are there some alternatives?
Thanks in advance.
emilybh on 2016-03-06
7 hours later after the Ars. Alb he spit-up a little more. The contents looked about the same as before. I wonder if the Ars. Alb. is helping and if I should give another dose.
I'm also worried about him becoming dehydrated. Should I force feed him water or maybe chamomile tea? He hasn't had anything to drink that I've witnessed except the herbs I've been giving him. The vet said he seemed "somewhat dehydrated" 19 hours ago before the big vomiting of bright red blood and bile.
He just spit up a little more bile (about an hour after the last time). He at least has enough energy to walk through two rooms to the water bowl (even though I put one right near where he was resting) but he mostly just stood there with his head over it before walking back to his bed and crouching down next to it.
I know going without food can be done for a long time. I don't know how long a cat can go without water. I made some chamomile tea and am going to give him half ml. doses every 15 mins or so.
I'm still wondering if I should give more Ars. Alb or wait.
[message edited by emilybh on Sun, 06 Mar 2016 11:44:51 UTC]
emilybh 3 years ago
If he throws up again, I'm going to try a tiny bit of Lobelia, and anti-spasmodic herb, which in small amounts is supposed to help stop vomiting. In large amounts, it causes it.
I gave the second dose of Arsenicum and he threw up again so I don't think it is working.
I haven't tried the Lobelia yet. Maybe his stomach needs to rest.
He certainly has lost a lot of fluids though. I wonder when I should start forcing some down or can people and animals go without fluids for longer than they tell us we can?
I still would like some feedback. Maybe a different homeopathic remedy would work.
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emilybh 3 years ago
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