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post #1 of 17
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This morning we found (what seemed to be) cat pee all over the chair/blanket where JC sleeps. About 20 minutes ago JC puked on a different blanket, and we found out what we thought was pee was actually vomit. I think the vet is closed, so we'll probably take her in tomorrow. She was acting weird today as well, she wasn't rubbing up against me or purring/meowing, which she does all the time. I wanna know what's wrong with her! We haven't even had her that long.
post #2 of 17
After leaving the shelter, many cats do develop an illness due to the "stress" of adapting to a new home. Abby had more than most. Good luck at the vet. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Please let us know how you make out.
post #3 of 17
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Well it turns out the vet's office is open. My dad and my brother are taking JC there right now. I'll update as soon as they get back.
post #4 of 17
I am so glad they are open! Lots of good luck to JC
post #5 of 17
Good luck.
post #6 of 17
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The vet is not sure whether or not it's just some sort of infection, or distemper, and if JC has distemper (whatever that is) they're going to put her down.

EDIT: I forgot to say that they're going to do some blood tests and they will be calling us later on tonight.
post #7 of 17
Sending lots of good non- distemper vibes to JC.
post #8 of 17
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The vet just called and said he still wasn't sure whether or not it's distemper. She has a high fever (40.6) and her white blood cells are low, but not extremely low. They're keeping her overnight and they gave her a lot of medicine. They will be calling us tomorrow to say what it is.
post #9 of 17
Sending plenty of {{{{{It's not distemper}}}}}} vibes and prayers.
post #10 of 17
How old is JC? if she's an adult, I'm not sure why your vet would recomend putting her down if she has distemper. I know it's very hard on young kittens (a 75% mortality rate I think) but I thought that improved as the cat got older.
I also don't remember if there's a conclusive test for distemper. I know signs include: vomiting, diarhea, lack of eating and drinking, hunching over the water bowl without drinking, staring at walls or seeming metally "not there" and a fever.
Let's hope she doesn't have distemper, though I do knwo that it's not 100% fatal and can be cured with treatment.

~Julia
post #11 of 17
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Originally Posted by jlutgendorf
How old is JC? if she's an adult, I'm not sure why your vet would recomend putting her down if she has distemper. I know it's very hard on young kittens (a 75% mortality rate I think) but I thought that improved as the cat got older.
I also don't remember if there's a conclusive test for distemper. I know signs include: vomiting, diarhea, lack of eating and drinking, hunching over the water bowl without drinking, staring at walls or seeming metally "not there" and a fever.
Let's hope she doesn't have distemper, though I do knwo that it's not 100% fatal and can be cured with treatment.

~Julia
She's about 3 years old, and I heard the mortality rate in adults is 50% or so. She was vomiting and has a fever. I'm hoping it's not distemper.
post #12 of 17
From my own, very recent experience, let me say it that indeed these symptoms are likely of feline.. distemper (panleukopenia). There is extensive information on the web about it. My baby was 4 days in the hsopital in intensive care and on 2 more weeks of antibiotics at home. He is now recovering and regaining weight. Let me say that most likely there will be no definite confirmation of the diagnostic because of the false positive results; that there is no specific medication other than supportive care (IV & a range of antibiotics); and that the recovery is dependant on the general health of the cat. Since this has been so recent for me (only about 3 weeks ago) I will not venture to say more than that it is better to take any day at a time, take only informed decissions and provide best possible care and support towards RECOVERY. If the diagnostic still holds and if you think it may be useful to you, I will be happy to share with you the test procedures and antibiotics names that were given to my kitty, or answer other questions, or anything you might think of. Time and 24/7 care are very critical, but it is absolutely nonsense to give up taking all the steps to save the kitty. Good luck.
post #13 of 17
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JC died this morning around 9:30. I'd like to thank everyone for the kind words. I will be making a thread for her at Crossing the Bridge later on today, after I calm down.
post #14 of 17
Oh no! I am so sorry Moz
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Moz
JC died this morning around 9:30. I'd like to thank everyone for the kind words. I will be making a thread for her at Crossing the Bridge later on today, after I calm down.

It saddens me greatly to read that.
post #16 of 17
Oh! How sad.

I'm so sorry for your loss.
post #17 of 17
It is with deepest sorrow that I am now closing this thread.

RIP JC

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