January 29th 2011 6:06 pm
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Well, the vet did a blood test and found I was dehydrated, so they gave me some SQ fluids, and an injection of Butorphanol. I am still supposed to start on the Adequan Monday, but it seems that we are assuming my problem is arthritis, but I don't really have a firm diagnosis. Mom is wondering if I should get an MRI, that it might show more of what might be going on. My symptoms came on suddenly, (my sunken eyes, limping, and sagging skin), and not slowly like in my sisfur Ceylon, who, year by year, mom could see she was having problems walking and jumping. Mom is still concerned about me being in pain, and doesn't know if the Adequan will be enough as a treatment. Please keep purring for me, that the vet will find out exactly what is wrong with me so that I can be treated accordingly. Thank you kitties.
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I'm purring for you ! My arthritic changes to my right leg were clearly viewable by x-ray/ (and even on my left Talus, where they're only just starting) But i had severe DJD and presented with 3 legged hopping, crying out and slashing out at people with my claws. An MRI might give you a more conclusive diagnosis.
Have you had a "Senior Blood Work Panel" done lately.. That a pretty involved series of blood tests, if there's anything else going on with you, your blood should tell the tale.
Purrs, I hope you get to the bottom of it
Sweets, I did have a senior blood work panel done, and everything was excellent. I started my Adequan this monday morning, but mom is having second thougths about it. It is off-label for cats, plus mom wonders if maybe I could try some natural supplements for the arthritis. My next Adequan shot is Friday, and by then mom is going to have to make a decision about whether to continue it or not. Thanks for all your help and support, Baltster and Sweets.