Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective

everlasting frustration continues

August 2nd 2013 3:38 pm
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well, I was not so cooperative this morning to get an xray, so Momma had to leave me at the vet, so she could give me some "happy gas" to relax me & take the pictures. I was showing a lot of pain & sensitivity in my spine area & abdomen. Mom got me this afternoon hoping for some answers...

Here's what it is NOT:
asthma, allergies,cancer or ANY kind of tumor (yay), arthritis, foreign object, cold, pneumonia - my xrays show clear - my heart is a bit enlarged, but that is normal for my heart disease. Nothing shows,NOTHING.

Here is what it still could be:
toxoplasmosis (results STILL not in) vet is leaning towards this though, a tick borne illness of some sort (yes I have Revolution applied every month, but apparently it is not fool proof), something I picked up from walking on the new sod, some protozoan infection or bacterial that is in my spinal fluid.

Here's what we know: Blood work FINE, urine work FINE, xray FINE. Still having bouts with 3rd eyelid, neuro exam is showing some weakness on the left side. I am getting hypersensitive about my spine, tummy & feet. No fever. I sneeze & rub my nose. I did have an accident outside the box, but I am eating.

Doc has put me on 2 medicines, baytril if it is a bacterial infection & clindamycin antibiotic. She ran a tick pathogen blood test. She is leaving no stone unturned, (and mom's wallet open...) sorry but it ain't cheap to find out nothing...

So while momma is glad about all the things it is not...it would be good to know what it is. Thank you my friends for all your thoughts. I start my meds today, and I will keep you posted once we know anything from the vet.

purrs, from a worn out Tiggie & momma too

 
 

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Purred by: Zeke (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2013 at 6:37 pm

Oh how frustrating for you both...hopefully they will get to the bottom of this and figure out what is wrong...we sure hope Tig will be OK and it is nothing serious....

Huggie Bear Hugs
Zeke
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

August 3rd 2013 at 1:05 am

Hoping the vet can figure out what is wrong.


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