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Old 06-12-2007, 08:47 AM   #166
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I don't have any advice for you, but I hope kitty gets better.

Thanks. This has been pretty draining. With its white blood cell count so low the vet told me that the poor thing could drop dead at any moment. So, if this medication doesn't work he won't be with us by the end of the week.

This is the cat that sleeps with my wife (under the covers in the crook of her arm) every night, runs to the door and waits for her when he hears her car come into the garage.

Another thing is that we are going in for our first ultrasound today, so we should be excited about seeing our baby for the first time, but my wife has hardly slept because she keeps checking the cat.

Sad days ...
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:38 AM   #167
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Dalton, just reading that is heartbreaking. I'm hoping for all the best.


My Chloe's anal glands are impacted again, we're taking her to the vet this afternoon to get them flushed out *again*. I really hope this isn't going to be a monthly occurrence.
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Thanks. This has been pretty draining. With its white blood cell count so low the vet told me that the poor thing could drop dead at any moment. So, if this medication doesn't work he won't be with us by the end of the week.

This is the cat that sleeps with my wife (under the covers in the crook of her arm) every night, runs to the door and waits for her when he hears her car come into the garage.

Another thing is that we are going in for our first ultrasound today, so we should be excited about seeing our baby for the first time, but my wife has hardly slept because she keeps checking the cat.

Sad days ...
I am truly so sorry to hear about ur kitty. I sure hope the medication works and your kitty gets better...

I totally understand the closeness that your wife has with your cat. This is exactly how it is for my cat. I call her my "furry first child". She goes everywhere I go in the house. Sleeps with me every night, is up with me every morning in the bathroom while I get ready for work. And is the first to greet me when I get home every day.
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Old 06-12-2007, 10:36 AM   #169
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Here's a quick question: we just got back from the vet because my wife's cat has been acting under the weather. We found out that the cat is anemic (12% white blood cell count when it should be between 25% and into the 40%). Our best hope - and diagnosis that fits the symptoms - is that the cat has haemobartonellosis. We have started the kittie on a cycle of prednisolone and doxycycline which the vet believes will kill the parasite if that is what the problem is.

My question is should we get the cat a blood transfusion right away or does the medicine work fast enough to get the white blood cell count back up?
Is this your polydactyl kitty?

You could PM bonosloveslave.. she's a kitty vet
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Here's Our Precious (aka Mousya), looking pensieve and deep while sprawled on my tummy:

So cute


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Hugs to all of the ailing kitties and their "big ones." They are our babies.
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Dalton - I hope your kitty improves...
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Old 06-12-2007, 03:36 PM   #174
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Is this your polydactyl kitty?

You could PM bonosloveslave.. she's a kitty vet

Thanks Sicy. I've talked to our vet today and she says the best thing to do is wait at this point (plus it would cost almost $1000 for blood ).

It is NOT the plydactyl cat. That one is named Dante, but I call him "Fat Cat" for reasons that are apparent to all who see him.

The sick kitty is Emerson or "Emmy". That's a bad nickname for a boy, but I've always felt that he had some gender issues anyways ...

Thanks to all of you who are thinking and praying for Em. He's a good cat and it breaks my heart to see my wife so sad.
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Here's Our Precious (aka Mousya), looking pensieve and deep while sprawled on my tummy:




Dalton, I'm so sorry about your cat. I hope he gets better.
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Good news. We just took Em to the vet and it looks like his vitals are improving. We won't know for sure for a few more days, but we have a bit more hope.
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That's great news Dalton!! Will keep Em in my prayers tho for a complete recovery...
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That is great news! Hope your kitty continues to improve, Dalton.
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About two weeks ago, my cousin's son found a tiny, tiny kitten outside his house in Virginia. She's provided updates on "Sir Simon, the Orange", including pictures and short videos. If anyone is interested, it will make you say, "Awwwwwww . . . ."

http://www.art-rageous.net/artrageousblog/?p=44

http://www.art-rageous.net/artrageousblog/?p=45

http://www.art-rageous.net/artrageousblog/?p=46

That is so unbelievably cute!
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:57 PM   #180
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Awww! I love the little spot about her nose.
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