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.