Some thoughts from a kitty's perspective

making a list & checking it twice

August 4th 2013 11:17 am
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Tig's momma Renee here
thank you all so much for your thoughts. I am so frustrated right now. I am glad of all the things that are negative, but I know my cat, and something is wrong. While I like this vet, a few months ago, she insisted he had arthritis in his spine & wanted to do the adequan shots. I did not have $ due to Felix, so I didn't do it. Well, per this xray, he has NO arthritis. Sometimes I feel like I am only seen as a dollar sign. And yet, I understand the method of ruling things out. She does seem truly concerned about her patients. And basically said she doen't know what it is. I did not think to ask her about something in his head. I dont know if they do skull xrays. But with his blood normal, I would think something would show. He has had 2 baytril now, and he was pretty hyper last night. His 3rd eyelids just go from normal to a little bit showing to covering half his eye, and it is random. I myself do not see any weakness on his left side, she is saying his reflexes are slower when she uses the hammer thingie, and when she does the neuro exam. But maybe they were always like that, as he never had a neuro exam before. I did not put the Revolution on him Aug 1st. just in case. I am going down the list to see ANYTHING that has been different around here the past month. (I am a pretty boring everything the same kinda person) It is not like I don't want to take him to a specialist, the funds are going quickly, and I hate to put him through some invasive test. I will finish the baytril & he gets his echo Friday, and I will see by then. I truly appreciate all the ideas & suggestions. Keep em coming! thank you so much.

 
 

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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

August 5th 2013 at 12:35 am

Sending lotsa purrs!
Purred by: Daisy Angel (Catster Member)

August 5th 2013 at 6:04 am

We're still purring for you too Tigger! Wishing you and your mom a better week ahead:)
Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

August 5th 2013 at 8:09 am

keep up the good work and checking your house is a great idea! Cats are sensitive..even the smallest change cat cause a trigger... Have you thought about e-mailing or writing to tufts university? They specialize in cat care. I used to get newsletters from them. Or at least check out the website..You never know...Or even getting a second opion may help too..
Purrs of lurvs and were so here for yous
King Henry and his hummin
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

August 5th 2013 at 9:52 am

Platelicker's MC:
If something is really wrong with Tigger and it will require extensive testing and repeated vet visits which will be more stressful to him, maybe opt for giving him the most comfortable home environment possible and let him be himself.
It could be hereditary and difficult to pinpoint.

That is what I would do if the initial vet visits found nothing.

Huggs,
Platelicker and MC
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

August 5th 2013 at 1:44 pm

As long as he has you fighting for him that is what matters! hopefully something will be found and he can be taken care of with medication and of course your love.

Purrs for our sweet friend Tigger!
Purred by: Uboo (Catster Member)

August 5th 2013 at 2:38 pm

Just checking in and purring for you buddy.


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