Back to the vets we go… 😳

It’s always a worry when you’ve got a pet that has had an illness like pancreatitis. No matter how careful you are, there is always the risk it could reoccur.

I’m one of these people that is overly anxious and I am such a worrier, especially where Gizmo is concerned, but on a positive note, it does give me the ability to spot differences in behaviour very early on.

I’m so aware of Gizmos ‘normal’ behaviour (and I use the word normal very loosely here because I don’t think of him as a normal cat!) and I’m always on the lookout for abnormal signs.

A few days ago, Giz was sick. Which is very abnormal. And given his pancreatitis history its always a worrying sign. But he only vomited a bit of food so I considered that he might have gulped down too much or eaten too quickly. Apart from that, he’s been happy to eat, he’s been his playful purry self, and he’s still been bringing home lots of gifts. So I kept an eye on him until any other signs appeared.

Last night, he was sick again, so this morning I took him to the vets for a check up. Vet had a feel of his tummy and was happy that there were no signs of discomfort there but as a precaution, he has prescribed some medication to settle his tummy for a week. Thankfully, Gizmo doesn’t mind popping pills, so that’s handy…

Gizmo was particularly well behaved during the consultation apart from being quite vocal about the whole experience! And the vet was very complimentary about Gizmos appearance and said how beautiful he is 😻.

Of course, being the worrier I am, I’m terrified of Giz becoming ill again, and even more worried that this time round, the insurance company won’t cover his illness.

I hope that this isn’t the start of another flare up, but only time will tell…

Please cross your paws that this is nothing to worry about… but I’m sure I will worry anyway.

10 thoughts on “Back to the vets we go… 😳

  1. Awww!! I am SO sorry that you and Giz are going through this whole ordeal. 😥 I know Giz is your baby (Lord knows I understand!) and seeing them hurting, upset or sick breaks our hearts.

    It is wonderful news though to hear that the Vet check up went beautifully and all seems to be well! I pray that Giz has been staying well since being on the tummy settling medication? Sending endless love and purrs your way 🤗

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  2. Thanks Holly. Yes, its SUCH a worry. He is my world!! This domesticated tabby tiger that chooses to spend his life with us causes me no end of worry!

    We only went to the vets a few hours ago, but since coming home, he seems ok. I mean, hes a bit annoyed but thats understandable!

    Hes gone to curl up on the bed, and he purrs at me each time I go to spy on him!? Hes not showing the same signs that he showed last time, so that a relief, but of course I will be keeping a close eye on him and whisking him back off to the vets if I have any further concerns.

    Now, where did I plant that money tree…?!!

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  3. Awww!! I can hear your love coming right through your words. So very special!

    My prayer is that he is just having one of those tummy spells that we all have from time to time. He sounds to be taking it all in stride 😀 Even basking in the glory of your full attention, haha!

    As for the money tree — welllll — when you find it, I’d like to take a cutting off of it so I can root it right here in our back yard, lol. Lots of love to you & Giz! ♥

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  4. Yes, I really hope this is nothing to worry about… but I’m suffering with a lot of anxiety in other areas of my life at the moment, and this level of stress affects me quite deeply 😦 I will bounce back, but it might take a while.

    When I find my money tree, I will happily send you a cutting! lol

    Sending purrs to you and yours… Leanne and Giz x

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  5. Aw Leanne, I am so sorry to hear that you are currently suffering from heightened anxiety in other areas of your life. I’ve just recently come out of months long battle with severe anxiety and it can be so debilitating! As you said, sometimes, even simple things, can compound it – let alone worrying about your baby!

    In times of uncertainty for the future, finances, direction, relationships, and all the rest – it can be difficult to find your way through the madness. I am praying for you, that the storm in your mind and heart will cease for some much needed peace! ♥

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  6. Thankyou Holly ❤️ I’ve been battling chronic anxiety for many years, but have been coping…until recently. I know exactly what you mean – it can be totally debilitating.

    Well done to you for battling with your anxiety. You’re amazing ❤️

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  7. Insurance are only interested in our money. But when it becomes to paying us they do all to not giving money.

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  8. I was very fortunate that when Giz had pancreatitis, the insurance did pay my vet directly – almost £1500 worth… But unfortunately, they will no longer cover him for this illness, as I discovered today. Which is now a major worry for me. If he gets it again, I will be in a very different situation without the financial help of the insurance. X

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