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.  


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
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