I'm so sorry to hear about your Buddy. Have you tried low dose oral
interferon? Dont know, might help though - especially since it might
be easy to give (syringe) orally and the contact with the throat
tissue might be good (again don't know here, just a thought!
Prayers and good wishes going out for her.
On Jan 1, 2008, at 9:31 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
Unfortunately I've returned fo rno so good reasons. Xmas day my
Buddy (4.5years) cams down sick. She would hardly eat and was hiding
most of day. she seemed to want to lick food but was too sore to
swallow so she couldn't bear it - and she was gulping like when we
have a sore throat. The first day she hadn't hit me round the face
and nuzzled up to me in the morning for breakfast and cuddles.
Got her to the vet on Thursday as soon as they reopened after xmas
and boxing day. Her temperature was 105 and vet thought it was a
throat infection and gave her the antibiotic injection - I'd prefer
that if possible to avoid her being stressed about getting tablets
in her. By saturaday she was no better and still not eaten and
hardly drank much so panic set in. Took her back and saw a different
vet who thought it was a calicibirus flare up cos her gums had
inflammed - so we syringe fed her 15ml of Hills AD with some metacam
for cats. I syringe fed her a bit more at home and repeated this
again Sunday. Meanwhile I'd been to the sanctuary where I got her
from and said I need help with the vet so their vet saw her
yesterday - her temp was still 105 and still not eating. Syringe
feeding is stressful for her but she just about tolerates 20ml feed.
He gave her synolux antibiotic so now on tablets anyway so am doing
that when I feed her. SHe switched into an unhappy poorly girl and
now fed up being messed about feeding and going to vets. If no
better tomorrow then she'll have bloods done to see if her FIV has
progressed. She seems to have lost interest in food completely now
and I don't know what else to do. I'm tried so many different foods
to stimulate her with smell and although syringe feeding her AD is
necessary at the moment it's stressing her more and I don't want to
her to get scared of food. She will come of hiding now and stay out
for a while but often I have to coax her out - she looks so tiny and
lethargic - desperately nedd her temperture to come back down.
She's is only 4 and this was so rapid I didn't it coming - poor girl
is depressed. My FeLV girl Minstrel knows too and is obviously
concerned about her.
Any suggestions and prayers welcome cos I'm in bits at moment.
Fortunately I've been off work this last week but supposed to be
back in tomorrow and don't want to go at all.
Michelle, Minstrel, Buddy & Angel Bramble xxx