|Purred: Fri Oct 30, '09 10:10am PST |
|I have a cat that's about 9-10 years old.
About 3-4 months ago I moved into my own apartment for college, and took her with me. The drive was 6 hours.
When we first got here, she was a little scared, and hid for a little. She did eat a little, and a little the following day. Not as much as normal, but I figured it was because of the stress of the mood.
As she got used to her new surroundings, her appetite increased to more of a normal appetite, and this lasted for about a month or two.
Just recently her appetite has drastically decreased, and now to the point where she won't eat or drink anything on her own. I have been syringe feeding her for about 2 weeks now, but sometimes she pukes it up.
A week and a half ago I took her to the vet. The vet did a full blood panel and tested her for FIV. She was negative for FIV, but the blood panel indicated that she had an internal infection and a high white blood cell count. Also, a problem with her liver, which the vet said was from not eating.
The vet gave me clavamox, and told me to give her 1.5 ML daily. I've done that everyday, and last night was the last of the medicine.
Maggie is not any better, she still will not eat on her own and is definitely not her spunky self.
I called the vet again today and the person on the phone said that i can bring her in for a checkup, but if the vet couldn't find anything to fix her, than i might have to put her to sleep.
I had not considered this option, and am now very upset.
Maggie has been my best friend for years, and shes not very old.
Does anyone know what this could be?
Could the stress of the move have caused it? We have moved plenty of times with maggie, and each time she has adjusted perfectly fine. Is there a possibility that she had whatever she has, and the stress of the move brought it out? Because she seemed like she was fine before we came.
My vet appt is in 3 hours, and I don't want to be talked into putting my cat asleep unless it's absolutely the last option.
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