We've got a sick kitty right now.
She'll eat, she'll get her water, and then about five or ten minutes later she makes this plaintive "mrow-mroooooowwwww" and then heave. And heave. When she was sick like this 3+ years ago she got to the point of heaving just bile really quickly.
After repeated tests, staying at the vet's for four nights, and over $1000 in costs they found...nothing. They also suggested that we get an ultrasound from some travelling ultrasound tech right away since they were in the area about every week-week and a half. Minimum of $375. The vet's reasoning? "We really should have more tests and meds because we didn't know but what it is might be serious."
I took her home with a special canned food (she refused to eat) and a bunch of pre-loaded syringes with pain meds, along with instructions to give her a dose every four hours. She was so limp when I brought her home I figured I'd better follow instructions. I did give her one dose of the pain meds per instruction, but it didn't seem she was experiencing any pain.
Well I let my Momsense take over. No more pain meds, giving her liquified versions of her own canned cat food by syringe to make sure she was eating, and making sure she also had enough water via syringe. Within two days she was back to normal! Haven't had a problem until today, more than three years later.
We're operating under the assumption that she must have caught some sort of bug...and it found her again. Both Himself and I had been sick within the past week or so, I guess it's possible she got something somehow from us.
I've given her two little serving of softened food in her dish over the past half hour or so. She ate each of them and got her own water from her bowl. So far both little servings have stayed down and she seems OK. Everybody keep your fingers crossed that this passes because spending $1000+ for medical attention for "maybe it's...." seems unlikely right now...