Bob sounds like a wonderful husband for an animal lover/rescuer! Lucky BooBoo 
to have you both...and THREE docs!
I almost hate to ask this...could this be FIP? Has anyone mentioned that?
My friend's cat had FIP and she had to take him about once a week to have his 
lungs drained.
Pls keep us posted. The good news is he does not seem to be in distress or 
pain. That is a blessing in this otherwise difficult time.
Prayers continuing.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Lynne 
  Sent: Sunday, February 24, 2008 12:05 PM
  Subject: another 75 cc

  Well we're home again.  BooBoo had another 75ccs taken out of his lungs 
today.  Not only did his regular vet come in to see him, a third vet was there. 
 BooBoo has become quite the celebrity.  They're now sending a sample for 
culturing and cytology to see if there are any cancer cells present.  Nothing 
is going well for us.  However, when he got home he ate a big lunch and we put 
him to bed with the window open for fresh air and he was purring like crazy.  
He's now on another antibiotic and will continue on the lasix for another week. 
 Both the vets kissed him on top of his little head before we left.  This third 
vet was very kind, the other two are as well but this one told us lets see what 
we're dealing with when the cytology report comes back and we'll go from there. 
 He didn't dismiss the interferon but said we're basically doing palliative 
care here and our goal is to keep him comfortable.  The fluid aspiration seems 
to help but it will continue.  All three of these vets are East Indian and 
lovely caring men but I hate to admit that when they are giving details of what 
is going on I have a bit of a problem with the accents.  He said something 
about protein spilling and I couldn't understand the rest.  Of course I am 
always kind of overwhelmed with sadness I don't grasp the whole picture.  On an 
up side, Bob mentioned on the way home that he doesn't even care about the 
money part of this.  He thinks these 3 vets are becoming more educated in the 
care of these animals and he doesn't mind at all paying for something that may 
benefit another cat in the future.  I guess that's a good thing too.


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