Top 25 Winner- Region 1- 2011-2012
|Purred: Fri May 4, '12 3:18pm PST |
|More info she posted, please, does someone have experience with this.
Sorry for the confusion ---- I was talking about the loss of reflex and sensation when I said currently asymptomatic. But you're right, we don't know without a doubt that its primary hyperlipidemia but .....
The kitten is already showing the "neon" effect caused by lipid accumulations in the aqueous humour of the eye and the "cream of tomato soup" appearance of his blood. You're right, other diseases like diabetes and pancreatitis can cause secondary hyperlipidemia and we have not gone beyond super chem bloodwork and x-rays (he was having breathing problems). My primary vet and the specialists she consulted based the diagnosis of primary hyperlipidemia on his bloodwork showing super high triglycerides and the fact that they are not clearing out of the blood, plus the appearance of the blood vessels in his eyes. His triglycerides came back from the morning sample at 6342 mg/dl (normal is 25 to 160) and his afternoon (24-hr fasting) sample came back 3000 mg/dl. His blood glucose was normal but he's anemic with a red blood cell count of 4.81 million cells/mcl. We're waiting for the results from the Mycoplasma haemofelis, haemominutum, turiencis ( the old name was Bartonella) tests because he had fleas when we got him and that might be the cause of his anemia. X-rays showed spots in his lungs that the vets believe are triglycerides leaking out of vessels - we hope that will resolve on the low-fat diet.