I don't know where this belongs but my cat is very sick and I just need to rant. Scooter came to me as a feral kitten 6 years ago, he was probably 6 months old and the cutest little fur ball ever. Later he developed a very bad upper respirtory infection, we took him to the doctor and he had a partially collapsed lung, a narrowed trachea, and pnemonia. He was put on a combination of three meds and got better, he was taken off two of the meds after two weeks but remained on Cefa for several years. Then it stoped working so we took him in for an evaluation and she gave him different meds. On Saturday morning he was very sick, he had a temp of 95, very dehydrated and had the "lights are on but no ones home" look. They kept him over the weekend, but we went to see him twice a day. He stabalized and went home on monday. Both vets think its cancer but it may also just be a fungal infection. Tommorrow he goes in for a recheck and a test to see if its fungal or cancer. Half of me feels optomistic that its just a fungal thing since he has had this problem for years, its the same symptoms, only worse. So I am praying its whatever this has been. The other part is terrified that this is cancer . Both my parents smoke and I am so mad at them right now, I could just kill them. Scooter's my baby, he has been with me through everything, when I am sick he won't leave my side. I just feel so bad for him because he is only 6. I feel like I'm not doing anything for him right now, he is on prednisolone and lasix but he isn't getting any better, I know it hasn't even been a week but its so hard to see him so sick. I want to take him to K State but I don't know if they can do anything, plus I don't think we can afford it right now, I just feel so bad, poor Scooter. I'm trying not to cry because he gets so worked up when I cry but I just can't help it. I just needed somewhere to vent. Prayers and GLOWS are welcome, I hope he can pull through this.
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3/3/05 at 7:54pm