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Rcklzrd

Trad climber
Prescott, AZ
Mar 28, 2018 - 06:37am PT
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Timid TopRope

Social climber
the land of Pale Ale
Mar 28, 2018 - 07:44am PT
Quote Still planning on kidnapping Harley ;)

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Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Mar 28, 2018 - 08:38am PT
Anita! Our "cat sitter" is moving to Arizona.

We can loan you Harley & the Ranchette for 3 weeks in September?

Harley, up high on Rockchuck Point, yesterday.

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anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Apr 16, 2018 - 04:08pm PT
So it turns out Oliver has anemia and we are now testing him for feline leukemia virus and FIV.
Anyone ever deal with this?

He has been acting weird the past few days as well as not eating. He's not as vocal as he usually is, doesn't greet me, etc. Really sucks. The not eating is what got me to the vet's this afternoon.
Not sure what else to do but wait and see. Vet said his blood tests look pretty good except for this pronounced anemia. She said we could do an ultrasound for $500 to see if he has tumors. So what if we find tumors - then what?



SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Apr 16, 2018 - 04:33pm PT
Anita
My heart goes out to you guys.
Oh, I hope it's just anemia. I don't have advice,
just give him all the love you can.
kev

climber
A pile of dirt.
Apr 16, 2018 - 06:20pm PT
Hey Anita,

Sorry your buddy isn't feeling well. We just went through (or rather are going through) some stuff with our cat as well. The vets have incredible technology these days and can do some crazy things (organ removal, stents, etc.) Sadly these things are not cheap. I can't tell you what to do but an ultrasound may help you rule somethings in/out and then you could better evaluate what to do. Our little guy had to have his gallbladder removed and *may* recover. He's family so we did what we could.

Good luck and crossed paws...

kev
Fritz

Social climber
Choss Creek, ID
Apr 16, 2018 - 06:24pm PT
Anita! Best wishes for a happy outcome for Oliver & you.

I've been somewhat looking forward to Harley outliving me.
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Apr 17, 2018 - 01:26am PT
Anita,
Sorry to hear about Oliver and I doubt that I can offer much that your vet hasn't already told you. A few things that I do know though is that anemia is actually a symptom of something else wrong in the body and not really a condition in itself. Most frequently in cats it is associated with chronic kidney failure in which case his creatinine and bun would be all over the place on his blood work. Since it is not I suspect that is why your vet is suggesting ultrasound.
If it were me in your shoes I'd do it, just because I would want to do as much as I could to know what's up, and it is not invasive or painful for Oliver. What happens after that is harder to say. What ever you do I know that you will be doing your best for Oliver because you love him and have always cared for him, so hard as it is try to find some comfort in that. I too will keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best outcome possible for Oliver.

I hope this wasn't too rambly it is late and providing solace is not one of my strong suits.
Good luck
G_Gnome

Trad climber
Cali
Apr 17, 2018 - 09:06am PT
I've lost cats both to FIV and to stomach cancer. It is hard to watch them wither from the ferocious beasts that they were. So sorry to hear about your cats but all cats eventually leave us but then we get to get a new little sweetie and fall in love all over again.
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Apr 17, 2018 - 09:34am PT
So good news is he does not have FIV or FeLV.
I booked his ultrasound for next week.

He slept with me all night now that the usurper went home (Pete). He got up a few times and came back to bed, making licky sounds so I assumed he nibbled some food, which is good!

This morning he was super purry and even squawked at me when I called his name - a normal Oliver behavior but not something he has done in the past few days. So that is good news for me. He also ate a bit more while I was having my coffee, so more good news.

We shall see what happens. Either way he has an ultrasound booked.

He is my only child now that Rolo is gone so I guess I need to take care of him.

Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss On the End of a Wet Fist
Apr 17, 2018 - 11:27am PT
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D'Wolf

climber
Apr 17, 2018 - 05:07pm PT
Sorry to hear this Anita.

I had a cat that had the same issue when he was about 5-6 months old. Did all the standard tests including checking for kidney disease and parasite issues. My cat was indoors only so fleas and other insect pests were not the issue. Turned out it was just a dietary thing. Changed up his diet and gave him an iron supplement for a short while. Never had the problem again.

Had some rescued kittens from outdoors with the same. Turned out theirs was fleas just sucking them dry. Treated them for parasites & fleas; gave them an iron supplement as well - good to go.

Thing is, it will not resolve itself. At the very least he'll need an iron supplement and a probable dietary change to get him back to health (and keep him there) if nothing else is the cause. His symptoms are straight up anemia related; hopefully, it's fixable.

Hope he recovers soon!

Thom
Hardly Visible

Social climber
Llatikcuf WA
Apr 17, 2018 - 10:06pm PT
All pretty cool...

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Gnome Ofthe Diabase

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Out Of Bed
Apr 20, 2018 - 08:27pm PT
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