Her name is Precious we have only had her for 2 months got her from someone my husband worked with they didnt want her anymore. She was 17 lbs in April when we got her she hid for two weeks but we still gave her food and she ate. We got her on VPI Pet Insurance and at the doctor visit she was good down to 12.5 lbs yay! Well at the end of May I had family over for my birthday and the cat was hiding and apparently is a usual thing for her apparently not so. I noticed earlier this week that she was throwing up and not eating and depressed lethargic you name it she was it. Looked up her symptoms came up with Hepatic Lipidosis and found suggestions for force feeding her and giving vitamins. Well after 3 days of force feeding and giving her a little pepto bismol(sorry later found out it was a bad thing pepto that is) anyways after giving her food and her throwing up we took her tonight to the emergency vet. 165.00 later and they say take her to your vet tomorrow...UH and as I was taking her to the vet I noticed she was YELLOW oh my god we didnt notice it before cause we have crappy lighting in the apartment...needless to say I am trying to figure out an estimate of what it will cost to test and treat her. I know VPI wont cover CRAP!!! And we are closing on our house on Monday. We are hoping our vet will work something out but we were on the verge tonight of putting her down. What do we do? How much will something like this cost? I need answers cause I dont know what to do about it...Have any of you been through this before? What is the prognosis on this disease? did I forget to mention she is now 9lbs?
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6/29/06 at 6:36pm