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It's all about the stache

Vet visit!

September 28th 2012 8:56 pm
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So yesterday morning the peeps went downstairs to check on me (because I haven't been able to get up the stairs by myself) and found that I was still feeling awful. So they called up the vets & luckily they had an oppening at 9am, so the peeps finnished getting ready & then scooped me into the crate and we were off.

I was feeling so bad that the entire ride there I didn't make a peep (I actually fell asleep!!) and other than a little grumble here & there I stayed quiet during the exam too. Dr.B took my weight & I am currently only 14lbs when less than a month ago I was 17,but they think a big contributor to this is the fact I am big push over & the other cats will steal my food so the peeps are just going to monitor it better. The big shocker came when the doctor took my temp, I had a fever of 105!!! No wonder I was feeling so awful!

Dr.B continued to check me out for any issues & didn't find anything. He did say that it was looking like an infection and brought up the possibilty of an abscess (this exact thing happened with Clemy last year, she got it from a nasty cat bite & quickly got a nasty infection)but they peeps had recently checked me all over & had not seen anything like an abscess. Dr.B recommended we do a blood test & suggested we leave me there so they could give me some sub-Q fluids & once my blood tests come back give me an antibiotic shot (that will last 2 weeks), anti inflammatory meds & a small dose of pain meds.

Later in the the day the peeps came in to get me & saw that I was bit more alert, & that I also sporting a nice little shaved spot under my neck from were I got blood drawn! It is quite fashionable. Before they loaded me back in the crate the took my temp again and it had lowered all the way to 100! Dr.B was happy to see this because my super high fever really concerned him. He also told the peeps that my blood tests revealed a high white blood cell count which fits up with having an infection. We just don't know how the heck I got the infection. So we headed back home & Dr.B said if I start acting ill again or even worse to bring me in as soon as possible.

As soon as I got home I scarfed down some food, but the rest of the night I just slept and my walking was still pretty bad. This morning I was more alert & even felt up to snuggle time! I still moved very slow when walking and had to lay down after about 10 steps. I slept most of the day, but this evening I was moving around a bit easier and seemed to be more comfortable. The peeps were so happy to finally see me starting to feel better.

Hopefully things only get better from here, I am so ready to be done with this annoying infection!

Thank you to all my pals who kept me in their thoughts, you guys rock!


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Purred by: Pipo (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 9:58 pm

Phew! Good that you are feeling some better. Purrs fur your continued recovery and well being.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

September 28th 2012 at 10:06 pm

Sending purrs that you keep feeling better.
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

September 29th 2012 at 6:09 am

Sending you lots of purrs Charlie! Glad you are starting to feel better, we wish you a speedy recovery.
Purred by: Ashlynne (Catster Member)

September 29th 2012 at 6:50 am

Oh my goodness, glad you're starting to feel better, Charlie. We're purring for you!
Purred by: Kaci Sunshine - Beloved Angel (Catster Member)

September 29th 2012 at 8:15 pm

Charlie, I'm so sorry you've been sick and glad to hear you're feeling better! Purring that you're soon feeling back to normal!


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