|Purred: Sun May 19, '13 12:57pm PST |
|I ended up taking Julius to the emergency vet last night. He was so weak and tired he just laid in my lap the entire time I drove. The vet there thought he was anemic. Blood tests showed that he was and he was given another transfusion. He wasn't sure what was causing the problems, either. The e-vet has two vets on call and as soon as he could the other vet examined poor Julius. He thinks it's an autoimmune disease, but didn't know the exact cause either. Poor Julius was running a fever of 105 when he was examined! He is currently at the vet today because he is too sick to come home. Also, he has lost another pound. At least I've got a possible culprit of "autoimmune disease" but that doesn't really pinpoint the problem. I haven't been able to get the poor cat to eat in a few days, but the vets have him on an IV. I'm not sure if that will give him the nutrition he needs or not? But, they know he hasn't eaten, so I'm sure they will do what is needed. Since they think it's an autoimmune disease causing all this they are attempting to treat him with steroids. At this point I'm just letting them do whatever they think is needed. I'm not even worrying about the money anymore.
Oh, and about the houshold cleaners/toxins - I will discuss this with the vet the next time I call. I don't think there is anything he could have gotten into, but I'm not 100% sure. At this point, I'm not sure about anything. I just want to see Julius get better. He is a young cat, only about 4 years old, and I think he deserves a good life. But, sometimes I think euthanasia would just be a kinder option.