This is the story of a young kitty cat who scared his owners into thinking something was seriously wrong, when in reality he was just being a drama queen.
December 26th, 2021
We arrive home and begin re-arranging the furniture in the house. Tug Boat does not seem to mind.
December 27th, 2021
In the evening, Tug Boat begins vomiting up bile. Large pools of bile. Things do not look good, but we wait to worry because he is still eating and drinking - it's possibly just stress from all the re-arranging we did. We leave him be.
December 28th, 2021
We wake up to a pool of bile by the litter box and a pool of bile on the living room rug. No food chunks or anything in his up-chuck, which is interesting. He still takes a few bites of food but doesn't seem very interested in eating or playing.
We start to worry, and that evening I call around for an emergency vet to take him to.
December 29th, 2021
I receive a call at 1:30 in the morning to bring him in to be seen. He meows so worriedly all the way there. At this point he has not eaten or drank other than being syringe fed a little during the day.
The vet picks him up out of my car and... he starts purring and rubbing on them. So they take him back and feel around for obstructions and check for dehydration, and he comes out looking just fine.
Doc states that it's just nerves from household changes.
They send him home with a shot of medicine to help calm any nausea he may be feeling and tell me to bring him in if he doesn't get any better. My wallet feels $200 lighter all of the sudden.
Tug Boat is still not eating, drinking, or playing. He's hiding out and still worrying us, so I call the vet again and say he hasn't changed a bit, and they get us in within an hour.
While he's there, they perform x-rays to make sure there are no obstructions and to make sure I pay $400 more - sure enough they can see poop going through his body just fine with no signs of obstruction. They manage to get him to eat some baby food, so they prescribe him some kitty cat anxiety meds and an appetite stimulant.
We manage to get him to eat some baby food at home :) and I apply the appetite stimulant to his ear as per the instructions.
December 30th, 2021
Tug Boat is horking down dry food, devouring wet food, eating treats once again, and drinking water (both out of his bowl and the bathroom sink faucet) :D
Conclusion (so far?)
Tug Boat was being a little petty drama queen and just needed some encouragement to start eating again.