Hello again.
My oldest cat Kia lost weight over a period of time and I just thought maybe it 
was because she was old. She hasn't acted sick at all. Back in November my 
oldest male cat Gabriel got sick and stopped eating. When he wouldn't take 
water I knew it was bad. We rushed him to the vet and the bloodwork showed he 
was in renal failure. The vet said it was too late to do anything and we had 
him put down. Afterwards I starting thinking about Kia since she is older and 
thought I better have her checked out. Due to finances I was unable to take her 
to the vet until a few weeks ago. I told the vet she was losing weight and he 
assumed she had a thyroid problem. After the blood work came in he told me her 
lymphocytes were really high and she had an ear infection and a tooth 
infection. We went through some antibiotics and I just took her in last week to 
check her blood again. This is when he told me her lymphocytes have 
dramatically increased just since the last workup
 a couple weeks ago. He is convinced she has circulating leukemia/lymphoma. He 
wants to put her on steroids and an antibiotic. She is also on blood pressure 
meds right now. Those two vet visits have wiped out the budget and I am just 
praying nothing happens to her. I don't understand how she got leukemia though. 
She is an indoor only cat with no contact with cats besides our others. When 
she was a kitten she was tested negative and even got a few vaccines for it. 
Now I am wondering if this is what killed Gabriel. And I wonder if the other 
cats are infected too. I already have a cat with kidney disease. All of our 
pets are over age 11. 
Thank you for your help.
janet & the gang





Felvtalk mailing list

Reply via email to