Heard back from the vets today. Yet again, there is nothing to indicate anything. Nothing to explain the dehydration, only her urea is slightly high, but not enough to indicate kidney probs, and could be a number of other things, but too early for anything specific. The only thing she can say is that maybe she is starting with something but it is too early to tell. It could all be linked to her nose but tumours wont show on the blood tests, there is another vet (the only one I havenâ€™t seen) that may be able to do more than my vet, so we are going to see her tomorrow at 6 - she isnt going to like me, it will be her 5th visit in 2 weeks and a day!! So, I feel marginally better, we have got over one hurdle, I just hope the next one isn't a bigger one. This is the second time that she has been bloodtested for more than she went in for due to looking worse (and was FIV/FeLV tested due to the vet thinking there was something underlying), so I still canâ€™t help wondering if it is connected with her nose. The vet did say that with tumours they can look really bad but can have 'clear' blood tests (As Blackie did).
Beckiboo - I can only get things like that from teh vet - she was being a fussy eater last night and today, but have allowed her biscuits and she is happy again. I can't tell if she is dehydrated, the test never works for me. She isn't drinking, but while she was eating purely wet food I wasn't bothered, it does have a 78% moisture content.
Yes, it can get you really down, and more so cos of all the waiting to hear, as you start imagining things - I knew she didn't have most of the classic symptoms of kidney probs, but still didnt' stop me imagining things. This is why I think I need a break, i have always just said that they have had the love and home they need, and because they are oldies it is a lot easier to deal with but in all honesty, it has been an awful lot to deal with, have had 4 blood tests done on 3 cats plus the overweight foster had to have a dental and I was concerned about him pulling through - all in 6 months. Maybe if I have a good few months I will forget about it. I am technically having a break from fostering as I have home imps that need doing, but molly and Tom are fosters, they just dont feel it as they are fully integrated.