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Fry *in- loving- memory*

love me, i dare- you not too!
 
 
Purred: Mon Nov 26, '07 1:43pm PST 
i lost Fry 2 weeks ago and have yet to hear from the vet about her necropsy or when i will get her back. i'm getting a little upset about all this and feel waiting this long is unreasonable. am i over reacting here?
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Oscar - In Loving- Memory

to be the- sweetest cat
 
 
Purred: Mon Nov 26, '07 2:21pm PST 
I surely can understand why you are upset. I would call the vet and ask why it takes so long. Where are they doing the necropsy?

Purrrs
Oscar
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Fry *in- loving- memory*

love me, i dare- you not too!
 
 
Purred: Mon Nov 26, '07 4:23pm PST 
they sent her to Texas A&M for the necropsy but i remember they said it would only be a few days since after that the specimines wouldn't be much good. i have a feelingi'm going to get stuck paying a lot of money for tests that tell me nothing and took forever to get
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Diesel

Mommy's Little- Man
 
 
Purred: Mon Nov 26, '07 9:51pm PST 
I think you hve a valid reason to be upset and alarmed. For one, why didn't your vet do it? Why send the remains away? When a friend had his kit pass away with in hours of getting a clean bill of health, his vet did it THAT DAY. (It turned out to be a rare heart condition and a blood clot formed and traveled.)
Please keep us updated on this!
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Fry *in- loving- memory*

love me, i dare- you not too!
 
 
Purred: Mon Nov 26, '07 11:05pm PST 
they told me that the college could do a more thorough exam because they had better/more testing equipment. i don't know what to think now.
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Oscar - In Loving- Memory

to be the- sweetest cat
 
 
Purred: Tue Nov 27, '07 3:54am PST 
Doing a necropsy for suspected FIP requires expert knowledge and very specialise lab testing that will only be available at veterinary universities like Cornell and UC Davis and some commercial labs like IDEXX.

So it's wise not to leave this to a regular vet as you would probably end up with an inconclusive report.

I hope you will get some news very soon.

Purrrs
Oscar
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D-Max...In- Loving- Memory

One Eyed Wonder
 
 
Purred: Tue Nov 27, '07 6:45am PST 
Like Oscar said it is very specialized tests for FIP...When I had my eye removed it went to Cornell and it took over 2 weeks for the results to come back confirming that I had the dry form of FIP...Mom did not think it was that expensive...I did not have a necropsy when I made the journey to Rainbow's Bridge 8 months later...
Purrs for your Mom
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Fry *in- loving- memory*

love me, i dare- you not too!
 
 
Purred: Tue Nov 27, '07 6:17pm PST 
good news and bad i suppose. i called the vet again today to see if the test results where in and the receptionist said they were and that the vet would call me when she got out of surgery. that was fine, i had called at 10:30 am or so and firgured i'd get a call around 3-4 pm well it's not 8 pm and the vet is closed. they never called me! this is just snowballing it seems. i almost wish i hadn't moved, at least my old vet would have had the courtesy to call me
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Oscar - In Loving- Memory

to be the- sweetest cat
 
 
Purred: Wed Nov 28, '07 4:03am PST 
I hope you will get news about the result today and your vet will come up with a very good reason why he didn't call you yesterday.

Please keep us posted.

Purrrs
Oscar
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Emma Barrett

It\'s good to be- the Queen
 
 
Purred: Wed Nov 28, '07 7:59am PST 
KEEP CALLING UNTIL YOU GET AN ANSWER!!! Two weeks is more than enough time to get results from a necropsy. If, as other CATSTER members have suggested FIV, etc would take longer, at least someone from the vet's office should give you some information. I can understand that a staff member could not give details, but at least to say extensive testing was needed and it would be ___ number of days or weeks.

So sorry for your loss. It is hard enough to deal with the death of a beloved pet without having some sort of closure. Call the vet's office several times a day until someone calls you back.

Good luck and keep us posted.hughug
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