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Katiesnowflake
00:39:45 Sat
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Days dont get much worse than this....

Yesterday is a day I wont forget in a hurry.

Tim was due back at the vets for his second vaccs. Got up to find that Katie was much better, had been treating her quite intensively myself for her itchy skin so did not take her.

Tim yowled his indignation at being shut up in his cat box all the way to the vet. We have not got round to changing vets so still going to the one in town - hours drive away.

Vet was delighted he had gained so much weight - he was very underweight when we got him. He got his jab and off we came home again only briefly stopping at the chemist to get some Gaviscon for yours truly - Tim yowling all the way home with greater intensity.

Got into the house and lifted Tim out of his box where upon he yowled, remember it takes an hour to get to or from the vets. Tim moved forward and screamed and I mean screamed. The dogs stopped dead in their tracks, mum reached down to stroke Tim and he screamed again. We looked at each other in horror. Every step the kitten took it appeared to be in acute agony, I lifted him and I have to say I have never in my life heard an animal scream like it. I cradled him while he shook and whimpered - mum and I were distraught and the dogs were too, they were so concerned. Then he wanted down which caused more screaming as he tried to move hunching himself up and he was literally crawling and screaming.

At that point - we had been home less than an hour, I phoned the vet and was told to bring him back. In an effort to try and make him more comfortable in the box, I put my lambswool cardigan on top of his blanket and gently settled him in. Put the box in the back of the car and cushioned it with the duvet [keep in the car for the dogs to lie on]. The whole way back to the vets there was not a sound and at one stage mum said tearfully to me that she thought Tim had "gone".

We didnít have to wait - vet came and took the box immediately, I bent to get my bag and walked after the vet, mum had come in too. They have a step down into their consulting rooms and next I knew mum was hurtling down towards me. She fell right down onto the hard tiled floor on her new knee replacement. I managed to grab her before she went down onto her face, the vet realising I had not followed her into the consulting room came back out - people appeared from nowhere. I managed to get mum up and onto a seat in the waiting area where she was shaking from head to foot. She insisted that the vet and I went to look after Tim whilst two vet nurses stayed with her.

It turned out that Tim was in acute anaphylactic shock from his vaccination, every muscle in his body had gone into spasm and his temperature was very high. Poor little thing was indeed in acute agony.. She gave him a quick acting injection to relieve the muscle pain and explained to us that the fever would make him feel achy and flu like for the next 24 hours.

Vet sat with mum for a while - she was able to stand and walk albeit painfully. Her knee is swollen and very black but thank god no damage has been done to it but it took me the rest of the evening to bring mum round out of the shock.

What a day. Tim stayed with me all night, went to sleep just under my chin - obviously needed comfort and security. Today despite the fact we had run out of bread, we stayed in and I spoilt both Tim and mum. Both are okay. Tomorrow I will go out and get a few groceries in

It does however make me wonder why, if its known that some kittens can take such severe reactions to vaccs, why donít the manufactures do something about it. Even one kitten taking such a bad reaction to their vaccine is one kitten too many.



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sandyc
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SCARY!So glad both Tim and your Mum are okay!
My Chloe-white boxer-(passed in 2008),had SEVERE reaction to her second vaccination shot,also.She could NEVER have anymore Lepto.Then,over the years,it became worse,and she would NOT have been able to have ANY vaccinations,ever again.
None of her brothers and sisters had any problems with vaccinations,so no-one could explain to me why.
I am always nervous and stay home with my kids when ever they get their vaccinations,now.No matter what.Even though no-one else has had a reaction,I still worry.
What did your vet say,about your baby and anymore vaccinations?????????

  
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omg SCARY!!!! i totall yagree with you, y dont they do anythign about the vaccs if its KNOWN they can cause those types of reactions? i know when chili had her second set, she broke out in major hives all over her face and body....not even an hour had gone by. the vet said to give her benedryl b4 her next shots...BUT at the same time, i dont know if it was really the shots or if she got stung by a bee, since lilly had just been in there not 2-3 weeks b4 for the same hives! her poor face had swelled up so big! i hope tim is feeling better, and our mum too!!

  
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Hope Tim is feeling better soon and that your mum is doing fine. MY mum went into shock after having a fall at our house and it took her a couple of days to get back to normal.



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OMG what a horrific day, hope Tim & mum are both on the road to recovery :bighug:



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Jakes_mum
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Sounds like you are having a hellish time - Hope everyone is recovering! (bet you could do with a few stiff brandies!!!!)

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OMG how scary! So glad all is well now, poor Tim xx



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oh my god.... poor Tim and ur mum...its really upsetting to hear an animal scream in pain whn u cant personally do much about it.

I hope they are both on the mend now.

Shona x



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