The cat took a bit of a turn for the worse this week.  We had had him on antibiotics and an antihistamine to see if either took down the lumps.  While we think some of them receded a bit, his overall demeanor and behavior, including eating, drinking, and voiding, went downhill.  The vet agreed that the antihistamine might be making him groggy, so we dropped it down then stopped it.  He was still lethargic, unsteady, having problems drinking, and not eating much (although initially interested in food, he’d give up on it fast, like after 5 licks).

So he went back to the vet today.  Vet agrees some of the lumps have receded but says his white blood cell count is very elevated and he’s anemic.  With him being on an antibiotic for 4 days, the elevated white blood cell count is not a good sign.  She’s giving him a shot with a stronger antibiotic, fluid therapy, then I’m bringing him home overnight and back in the AM for an ultrasound and needle biopsy of some of the lumps.  The concern is that it’s lymphoma.  This wouldn’t be terribly surprising.  He’s old, he’s had significant gastro symptoms for a while now, and just generally is not the most healthy and spry  cat.  But I am still terribly sad.

I stayed home today.  Still feeling gross, now I think it’s mostly just the antibiotics I’m on that are beating up my gut.  And between this, the headache, and the cat, I figured I’d be a menace and a mess at work.  I’ve already caught numerous language mistakes in my emails.  I know if I were in, I’d be screwing up left and right and I’m not sure I can deal with the stress that is my office right now.  Not with everything.

I’d say wish us luck for tomorrow but honestly, I think there’s not much coming back from this one.  So wish the cat comfort and care, wish me and my husband peaceful hearts.  This is very painful, for all of us.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear that your cat is doing so poorly. I will definitely keep you guys in my thoughts and prayers. Blessings to you.

  2. Thank you Jamie.

  3. Queen

     /  November 17, 2010

    Oh, thinking of you and your family (which includes Max) and sending wishes for peace and comfort during this sad time.

    ❤ ❤ ❤


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