I sent this by my other email. I got a message back saying its pending due to my email address not being a member. SO PLEASE reply to this one. We dont know how much longer he will go on like this. PLEASE HELP!!
I have had my cat, Whisper, for about 5 years now he use to weigh 18lbs (a year ago), now he weighs about 7-10lbs. He is the oldest of 3 other cats. A month ago we found out he has Leukemia. We never knew what was wrong with him, we never thought it to be Leukemia. About a year ago we took him to the vet, for vomiting and drooling, the vet laughed at us because he thought whisper was in really good health.Well a year went by with out any treatment or even knowing some this was wrong with him.We took him to the vet about a month or so ago for his eyes ( he had an infection in his eyes, and was not eating), they ran a blood test and they told us he has Leukemia. They kept him over night to start the treatments right a way. They gave us Clacamox Drops (very pricey), Neo/Poly/Dex Ophthalmic drops, and the Interferon. He seemed to be getting worse.We took him to the vet today to get them to do a check up on him ( he hasnt been eating, been having to force feed him, he wont get up much, excessive drooling.) and get more of his medication, they believe he has ulcers in his mouth which is causing him to not eat and make him drool. Well now they think he has some other disease kind of like Leukemia that is causing the ulcers, lack of appetite, and causing the medications to not work. So they want to run MORE test and give him MORE medication, etc. We are not sure what we want to do. He seems to be suffering so much, and he also seems to know he does not have much longer to live. We are all talking about either keeping him on his medication, let him live out his life without his medication, or taking him off his medication and see if he will do better, and if he does not do better then we will put him down. BUT, what I dont understand is that the vet cant fully explain to us about: what is going on, why cant they help us more, what is the other possible disease, how long might he live more, etc. It just seems like all they want is money, money and more money. One of his medication they sell for about $26 and we can get it from 1-800-PETMEDS for about $10, its the same bottle, same size, same doses. The test for leukemia is $55, and so is the other test. I dont understand what is going on. Whisper is my baby, I would give every thing to help him, but with the vet confusing us we really dont know what to do. Can you possibly explain every thing a bit better? Sincerely, Gina & Whisper ____________________________________________________________________________________ Boardwalk for $500? In 2007? Ha! Play Monopoly Here and Now (it's updated for today's economy) at Yahoo! Games. http://get.games.yahoo.com/proddesc?gamekey=monopolyherenow