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Immune Disorder

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Hi All,
I am new to this forum and came seeking advice and perhaps commiseration. My poor 12.5 yr old baby is ill. The vet has done 2 blood tests and found that her platelet counts are below normal. Not at the dangerous level yet but I am worried. She has to go again to be tested in 3 weeks. He thinks she might have immune mediated thrombocytopenia. This could mean she will have to take steroids for a while until her platelet counts go up. He says this disorder is much more common in dogs than cats , particularly poodles and cocker spaniels. Has anyone else here had any experience with this? I would appreciate any feedback.
Thanks from
Misty's Mom
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I don't have any first hand experience with this disorder. I just wanted to say that I know you must be very worried. It sounds as if your vet is a good one and has done research on the bloodwork. Sometimes with cats, it's a little harder to diagnose certain disorders. It seems that over the years, dogs have presented with most problems. Most research is based on Dogs. I can tell you that even though they say steroids can be a bad thing, they can also do much more good than bad in these situations. If he doesn't see a problem with her liver, then I would go ahead and let him treat her as planned.
I hope she's feeling back to her normal self soon
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