Milo is my baby, he was my first baby and my first true love I was so lost without him last night. I missed his bedtime snuggles. I called last night and they reported he hadn't thrown up (which had been 12 hours) he was hydrated but still not eating. They would reassess in the morning. I called this morning, he still has not vomited YAH! It has been 24 hours which is great. He is still hydrated and peeing but he is still not eating. They gave him an appetite inducer but it didn't work. We both agreed he most likely was not eating due to him being scared shitless of being there. Milo is a very scared cat, he is by all means a scaredy cat. When he had to stay overnight at the vet's before he did not eat and I mentioned that to them and she seemed to agree. The plan is to test his blood levels at 12 and go from there. If they are higher he stays if they are lower (even slightly lower as she said these numbers take time to decrease back to normal) then he gets to come home to try outpatient care. We both thought him being home may allow him to try and eat but we have to be careful to make sure he only eats a bit and slowly so he doesnt throw it up from eating too fast. I'm hoping they send us home with a new food for him because as of today there will NEVER again be Wellness Brand food in our house.
Yesterday after we came home I was of course online reading everything I could about ALT levels and what it meant. I went through pages and hundreds of forums where hundreds of people responded. There were about 5% of people whose cats had other symptoms and signs other then the ALT levels but 100% of the people who had cats with just high ALT levels and nothing else all had fed their cats Wellness Brand cat food, that was a HUGE red flag to me. I do not think it is a coincidence, I feel like it has been poisoning our boys and I fully intend on letting the animal cat food regulators know my findings. So needless to say, no more Wellness Brand. I have no idea what we will switch too, hopefully the vet can let us know. Right now they are trying to give him some gastro food to help calm his track and we may stay on that a while or go to the prescription hypoallergenic food. This morning I am cleaning the crap out of the house, vacuuming, dusting, washing the floors again. I did this all last weekend but doing it again for Moo. I looked online to find pet safe and natural cleaning solutions (of which I use most already) I just may try the baking soda in the carpet to help. I already clean with just vinegar and water and use scent free dish soap for the floors but I just want to make sure things are in place for Milo if he does get to come home. I do fully believe it was the food but still, he has allergies so anything I can do to decrease the pollutants in the house (because there are a lot, even though we have most of the mold and mice problems under control, I'm sure there is still some hiding) So here's to the blood tests at noon, praying they have gone down a bit so Moo Bug can come home so I can take care of him!
Stephen has also been told he is not allowed to travel the next few days because he needs to stay home and keep an eye on Milo, assuming he gets to come home.