Hi Laura, Thanks for the update on Charlotte. I'm so glad she is doing better now after her tranfusion, but egads what a vet bill!!!
Your mom sounds like mine (God rest her soul). She was always upset about the money I spent on my cats, and she always suggested I put them to sleep. Lorrie On 04-19, Laura Mostello wrote: > > I brought Charlotte back to the vet yesterday. She still wasn't > doing well, just nibbling at her food and appearing very lethargic. > Since I wasn't especially happy with my vet's response to her, I > tried another clinic that I'd heard good things about, just to get > a second opinion. Dr. Ray took more blood and told me that > Charlotte was indeed very anemic - her PCV was 9% versus about 40% > for a healthy young adult cat. So I was a little ticked off that my > regular vet didn't tell me just how anemic she was, and a week had > gone by when something else could have been done. The vet was > concerned about tumors but X-rays showed nothing. He recommended > that a blood transfusion be done immediately, so he packed up his > 22 pound donor cat and I brought both cats to North Fulton > emergency center since they were just down the road & Dr Ray's > office was closing for the day. I picked Charlotte up at 11:30 last > night (lots of coffee was needed since it was an hour and a half > drive) and she was so hungry! She started chowing down right away. > She now has doxycycline and Prednisilone twice a day. Now we just > have to wait for the rest of the test results to come back. I'll > keep you all updated. Thank goodness for Visa....it was almost $900 > yesterday. My mom asked me, "Why didn't you just put her down?" but > I couldn't. She doesn't want to die. She's purring and rolling over > to be petted and even yesterday when she didn't feel good she was > going up to everybody and looking for attention. Laura > > _______________________________________________ > Felvtalk mailing list > Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org > http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org _______________________________________________ Felvtalk mailing list Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org http://felineleukemia.org/mailman/listinfo/felvtalk_felineleukemia.org