|Purred: Thu Feb 15, '07 7:14am PST |
|Tagious's sister, "Faith" (not posted in webpage) had Liver/Kidney failure right before she turned 5 years old. Doctors tried to revive her for 2 weeks w/ shots, meds, etc... Prior to me realizing she was sick, for about 2 months she had tried to give me clues to her sickness, and I still get upset for not have "read" her earlier...as I look back on the now obvious clues to her sudden death...(I just didn't know). Asian Leopards are very vocal cats, but I missed the signs. I woke up one morning and she was "yellow". From then on it was a battle to save her. Doctors said they haven't seen kidney/liver failure as this in such a young cat...that mostly it's in older cats...They seem to think she may have been born with it. Tagious (in the posting picture is her younger brother). They are Asian Leopard Bengals. For us, we lost her pretty quickly...
But what I now know...depending on the cats health, it can be managed if caught early on and their life could be prolonged...doctors were very honest with my cats situation- that she wasn't going to live...but offered me free shots and fluid daily when my money was depleted into saving her.