|Purred: Mon Aug 26, '13 6:56pm PST |
|Up until a few months ago, I had never heard of this. A fungal infection caused by contact with infected bird droppings. Now, I know first hand it's horrible effects.
I keep my cats indoors. Once in a while, one of them will sneak outside. Spaz got in the backyard several months ago. Last month, she developed a large fluid filled lump on her nose & problems with her left eye. The vet diagnosed cryptococcosis, and the prognosis, due to her age, was not good. Even with treatment, her condition was slow to improve. The fluid was drained, only to return within a day or two. Her eye got worse. And then the neural problems started, She would walk in circles & fall over. Then she started losing weight. Some days, she would eat a full bowl of food, other days she wouldn't eat at all. These last few days, she wouldn't eat at all. Yesterday, the lump on her nose suddenly disappeared & I thought she was going to get better. She died in her sleep early this morning.
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