|Purred: Fri Sep 14, '12 4:48pm PST |
|A little update: Today Merida woke up with a fever. She was shaking and gut renching. She did her litterbox business still even through these symptoms but refused any water, broth, ginger, chamomile, food... No vomiting or diarrhea. She looked a little constipated IMO tho, no trouble passing it, but you could see a little bit where things had formed together. I brought her fever down with an ice pack, comforted her, and snuck a little eggshell powder in her broth. Then she was alert and 'Merida' normal again, but I made an appointment with the only holistic vet in our area (I am 50/50 on them, their website has raw recipies that call for rolled oats, veggies kind of thing) It's a large bill to see the vet but Merida has an appointment on Wed.
These could be signs of low calcium... or the various other things. She could have caught something at the emergency clinic last week for her mite treatment.
Our vet wanted to see her, so we took her in. By the time we got there, she had a fever again, was a little distressed of course from the long car ride and being wrapped in a blanket. My vet, once again told me its the distemper finally kicking in, and that it started last week with her dizzy spells, probably NOT caused by the mites. He refused to do bloodwork I asked for, I asked we test her calcium and kidney values, being her health was so bad when I scooped her up, I just wanna make sure im giving her what her little body needs. He saw her walking video, and it confused him. He saw her eating video, it confused him. Cats with distemper can't eat, nor walk. He also checked her eye movement, which once again confused him because she isnt a typical CH case. So he gave no official diagnosis, but leans to "You are living on false hope". I also showed him The Missing Link vitamins, and he said she is getting enough calcium from that and her food I feed her.
I am ready to bang my head against the wall. Hoping the holistic vet helps, I KNOW she has something neurological going on, I don't deny that. I just wanna make her healthy to the best she can be, and happy dangit!
After her visit today, an anti-inflammitory shot and antibiotic, she was starving so I seared her usual recipe (since red meat is hard on the GI tract) with a small dash of egg shell powder since I don't have a doseage for her. Let's hope I am right!
Thanks all for the hope and wonderful words. It's comforting to know I have people behind me not only on raw, but the choice I made to keep her living. If you see her videos, she is like any normal cat.. Just wobbly!