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A night away from home

February 1st 2013 1:34 pm
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Mom had to take me to the Emergency Vet today. I got sick again last night and can't eat. She called my regular doc this morning but since it is Friday they would not get my blood work back until Monday the doc thought it would be best to go to the hospital. It is about 40 minutes away. I was there before, when I had my bout with pancreatitis.

They are very nice and Mom knows that they have really good doctors. They took blood from me and found that some of my values are pretty high, including the one that troubles the doctor and my Mom the most. My lymphocyte count was way too high. The emergency doc wants the internal specialist to see me and to have her do an ultrasound to see what is going on in there. She was there, but in surgery, so hopefully she will see me yet today. They have me on fluids and something to soothe my stomach. I was very good and actually talkative with the nurses.

Mom gave me a hugs and kisses and we talked for a while. I will miss her, but I know they are going to try and help me so I will be brave. But please purr for me, we are nervous about what might be going on.

When we have more info, we will let you know.


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Purred by: Renee R

February 1st 2013 at 2:22 pm

Rusty we are sending you big time purrs my friend. PURRPURRPURRPURR from the 4 of us & mom too
Purred by: Peekaboo (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 3:01 pm

Gunnie and are are PURRRRRRRRRRRRRING bigtime for you to get better.

Purred by: Zeke Mama's Loving Angel (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 4:56 pm

We are all purring and praying for you. Hope you get to go home tomorrow and will feel better.

hugs and love from all of us
Purred by: Marmelade DB #98 (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 5:12 pm

All of us are purring nonstop for you!


Purred by: Rusty Dreamboat #39B (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 8:18 pm

Thank you everyone. Mom got a call from the doctor tonight. I had my ultrasound and the good news is that it didn't show any masses. She said it actually looked very similar to my last one. They believe the high counts may be attributed to inflammation again around my pancreas and liver areas. They also are considering IBD. I think they are going to run the other test to check for pancreatitis. They have changed my antibiotic and have started a few other meds that mom can't remember the names. They are keeping me and will call Mom before lunchtime tomorrow. If can keep food down they will send me home and have me come back in two weeks for a re-check. Keep your purrs coming. I miss sleeping with my family.
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 9:38 pm

We are purring for you, Rusty! Get well soon so you can come home!

Tiger and Tiny
Purred by: littleboy (Catster Member)

February 1st 2013 at 10:56 pm

Many Many purrs from us my friend it cannot be fun to have a night away from home, sure hope you can come home tomorrow
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

February 2nd 2013 at 1:29 am

Sending purrs!
Purred by: Alex R

February 2nd 2013 at 6:30 am

Dude, we are all purring for you here to come home soon.
Purred by: Zachery Tristan (Catster Member)

February 2nd 2013 at 9:44 am

To my BFF's Mom from my Mom- I know your scared and with Mrs. Murphy your focus is always one the big C. But there are other reasons for high Lymphocyte counts. Chronic infection, a viral infection, an immune-mediated disease or a recent vaccination. The underlying cause for this elevation is unknown till the Good Doc can do all the test. Don't panic yet.

Rusty, we are purring so hard we are going to vibrate the earth again! All for you! We love you and waiting for good news.
Purred by: Rusty Dreamboat #39B (Catster Member)

February 2nd 2013 at 10:38 am

Here's a new update.... The doctor called this morning and said that I had a good night. She called me a "sweetie". Said "I was purring up a storm" and giving her head nudges and lovin' on her. I even ate for her. My temp is still elevated so they added my Baytril back in to the mix of meds. She believes that the machine may have interpreted my results wrong. That they may have been toxic neutrophils not lymphocytes. They are going to do more bloodwork at 3pm. They are still thinking more along the lines of pancreatitis and possible triaditis.
Purred by: Skittles Dreamette #10 (Catster Member)

February 2nd 2013 at 11:33 am

Rusty, dearest brother, I do miss you, but did the doctor happen to find my red ball anywhere in there, with all those tests she is doing?
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

February 2nd 2013 at 11:37 am

Dude, I was looking all over the house for you last night! (Till Mom explained where you were). Hope you will be home soon.
Purred by: Lisa P

February 2nd 2013 at 7:20 pm

Rusty I had triaditis and it's not fun!!! I'm so sorry you might have this, it's painful, I know. I'm purring for you and I'm gonna come and hold your paw at the hospital to keep you company okay?
Purred by: Rusty Dreamboat #39B (Catster Member)

February 2nd 2013 at 7:51 pm

Thanks Alex! I'd really like that!

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