May 6th 2008 4:29 am
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For those of you who don't really know about my illness I will recap my story here:
I have chronic sinusitis most of my life, not so bad, sometimes I am stuffy especially this time of year when the pollen is high but this year I got very sick. I stopped eating and drinking , lost weight and instead of just being stuffed up a bit my nose ran profusely. Mom took me in, the started me on fluids , ran blood tests and put me on 2 antibiotics at once. By the next week I wasn't feeling much better, my kidney function was back to normal thanks to the fluids but I was anemic, not responding to the antibiotics very well and just not myself. They ran blood work for the next 2 weeks each week but nothing really stood out, finally after seeing Dr. Antz a vet who is also a good friend she said it looked like we were doing everything possible and said the next step was to see Dr. Weaver a cat specialist who could put a scope in my nose and see inside of it! So last Monday I went to my regular vet to have blood drawn yet again, they tested for everything this time so the specialist would have current blood work results and Wednesday I was off to see her! When I met the very nice assistant I felt pretty good so I acted like my old self, jumping off the table, wandering around and rubbing on legs and falling over to look cute. I did this for the nice lady vet too but mom left me there anyway! Everyone commented on my snazzy Pet Flys carrier (it is REALLY Sevies) and said what an amazing cat I was. All I know is I woke up feeling like I had a massive nip hangover and a sore bloody nose! I heard the doctor talk to mom and tell her I did very well and that they took several biopsies and a culture for fungus. The biopsies would tell them if it is benign or something very bad and malignant. Mom pocked me up , let me ride on her lap on the way home even though I sneezed bloody boogies on her, she told me how very much she loves me and that I would be fine because all of my friends were purring and praying for me. When we got home she showed my that my picture was everywhere on catster, I purred and purred , I have not known this much love ever since they wanted me to change my name, MOL!
Well after 4 bloodtests, 2 Felv and FIV tests, stool checks, a heartworm test,tons of antibiotics, antihistamines, vitamins, fluids and finally a very expensive trip to a specialist they may be getting close to finding out what is wrong with me. The biopsies they took from inside my nasal cavity were all negative for cancer ( horray!!!) but did show that I have Feline eosinophilic granuloma, it is sort of an overgrowth of cells and the vet said it usually responds really well to steroids which I have never been treated with...we still have to wait for the fungal culture to come back but mom said this was VERY good news! Maybe I will be able to breathe normally and smell my food again!
I want to thank everypurr for the kind words of support and for purring so hard for me! Thank you for all the gifts and for my Birthday gifts too, you are all the very best friends a kitty could have!..........Stuffy purrs, Niggie