|Purred: Mon Dec 31, '12 7:00pm PST |
|Hello, I've been haunting cat forums for the past few months while going through a few not so fun health issues with my cats, but finally decided to actually post!
My baby girl (who is actually 9,10 or older, we do not know) has had a series of issues. We acquired her from a family member so some of her history is unknown. She is currently under care of a vet but I'm hoping someone may have further insight.
Here is the run down. Sorry kinda long!
* Treated for ear mites and ear infection early 2012
* Had dental extractions in aug with normal blood work.
* Taken to vets for honers syndrome and treated for both yeast (tresaderm) and bacterial infections(gentaotic.)Horner's does resolve but infection does not clear over 4-6 weeks of treatments
* Begins peeing outside litterbox and in carrier in the last 2 weeks which is very abnormal for her. Glucose is found in urine but blood work is done again and Fructosamine levels indicate she does not have diabetes.
* total T4 levels are very low. Previous T4 was 2.3 now is 0.7 with high Albumin, high ALK Phosphate, high cholesterol, high triglycerides, low platelet count and high glucose and of course, sugar in urine. No protein in urine.
*Is given Claxamox 2x a day in case there is underlying infection.
*Cat gained 1 full pound at time of most recent blood work from previous weight 2 weeks before. But her food is measured daily with no change in diet. Canned food & low carb dry.
* Has been "pulling" small bits of hair. Suddenly gets thinning patching along both sides of stomach, though its a place she usually cannot reach to groom because of her size.
* after two weeks of clavamox, she seems to have lost the gained weight oddly enough, though we are waiting to get back to vets to confirm. She was acting kinda lethargic, seems slightly more active now but is not an active cat in general. Coat seems to change texture daily. Stools are daily and loose, when she used to go every other day. Continues to miss the litterbox.
Currently the vet (whom I do trust) wants to do an ultrasound or x-ray. Im waiting to get in office again to discuss exactly what we're doing both to find. She said Low T4 is usually indicative of underlying conditions and may mean something serious or systemic.
So while Im waiting to get to the vets (again,) I wanted to see if anything sounded familiar or rang a bell with anyone with what could be going on?
Edited by author Mon Dec 31, '12 7:15pm PST
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