Originally Posted by carolcat
How is Drew today? Please let us know? I just said another prayer of healing for him.
Well, Craig and I just got back from visiting Drew Bear at the vet. I was rather happy to see they had him in a very secluded and quiet private area away from the other cats (he is easily stressed out... so seperating him and giving him a private area had to be comforting).
When we walked around the corner behind the vet tech he hissed and then he saw us and immediately starting meowing. He wouldn't come to the front of the cage to let us pet him so I said "Fine, I'm opening this cage!". I opened it and Craig laid down some shorts that he worked out (and sweated profusely in) for Drew. Drew immediately started sniffing and laid down on the shorts and started purring!! After that we spent an hour taking turns petting and loving and talking to him.
While Craig was talking to and loving on him I tracked the vet down and spoke to him about Drew. He got some of the lab work back and said that Drew's white blood cell count was significantly low.. coming in at about 3,100 where the normal is about 8,000-12,000. He then said his polys was low at 2170 where the average is about 5000. His lymph (I'm guessing something to do with his lymphnods) was also low at 780 when it should be around 2400. His protein was low (doctor said it was expected because of all the vomiting he had been doing). The final thing that was wrong on the lab work was his thyroid (T4) was measuring at 1.4 when it should be at about 2.5. On top of all this he was running a temperature at 104.5 (average is about 100).
The doctor said he has some type of virus but that what kind of virus it is he doesn't know. He said to pin point the exact type would cost around $500 because of all the different types of tests. (I was in tears at this point) He said that he's just going to keep Drew there overnight again and continue to give him fluids, antibiotics, and to monitor him. He said Drew only threw up once today and that he threw up solid food and not any foam (that's an improvement over yesterday).
When Craig and I got there Drew-Bear seemed to perk up instantly. He purred a lot and gave us head bonks. He also seemed to think that he should show us how happy he was to see us by eating his food and he ate quite a lot with us there watching him and encouraging him. After an hour or so Drew started to look kinda sleepy so we decided to head out and let him rest. I, of course, choked up and started crying again.
I don't know what to think, I'm terrified.