I am so worried about my cat right now. Just a week and a half ago everything appeared very normal. It seemed that overnight he got very sick. I fed him before I left for work and when I came home the next morning he was very lethargic and didn't have much of an appetite. I took him to the vet and he seemed ok until the blood work came back and she said that his red blood cell count was down. They did several examinations and x-rays and can not find any signs as to what was causing it. The vet believes it is anemia and gave me Prednisone to give him. I did last night and since then his equlibrium is off and he can't walk straight. I am so freaked out right now. I am taking him to the vet in a few hours when they open and I'm sure hoping they can do something to make him better. All I can think about right now is that I may have to put him down but I really don't want to until every avenue is explored first. I just don't want him to suffer. Right now he is not eating at all just drinking a lot. I am hoping it is just a side effect of the Prednisone and not a sign of something much worse.
I'm so sorry for you and your kitty. I can imagine how you felt being so worried at 7 am with nobody to listen. I hope everything went ok at the vet. Poor kitty! I just lost my 12 week old kitten during surgery that was intended to save her life so I know what it feels like to feel helpless and worried. To feel like you will do whatever it takes to make them well but know that you can't do anything but trust the vet and pray. I hope your efforts and love pay off for the kitty.
Thank you for the kind wishes and prayers maxandallie. I just found out he tested positive for both lukemia and feline aids. I am on my way to do the hardest thing I've ever done and put him to sleep. Please pray for me.
Thank you all for your support. This has all happened so fast it's just so hard for me to take in. Two weeks ago my cat Elvis seemed as good as ever and he deteriorated so quickly. I just got back a little while ago from the vet. I am glad that I was able to be with my beloved cat at the end of his journey here on Earth. I kissed him and told him I loved him and I held him as he passed. His heart kept fighting it but after a minute and a half he was gone. I don't think I've ever cried so hard in my life. He was my friend and companion for 12 years. My heart is truly broken and my apartment feels so empty without him here. He always greeted me at the door when I came home and I know there will be days that I will still, even if for a second, expect him to come running out to meet me. I also want to share a special moment that I had today when I was on my way to the vet with Elvis. As I was driving I was telling him that he would be ok and that I loved him. I am in the Bay Area and where I was at that very moment it was very bright and sunny.I then asked God out loud to please take my beloved pet to a happy place. As I called out to God with those words a 2 second splash of rain, there were no cars around me, hit my windshield and left a track of water that looked just like paw prints. I swear it happened exactly when I called out. It was beautiful. Thank you all for your support on this most difficult day. I love you Elvis! I'll see you again some day! I already miss you soooo much!
My kindest thoughts and best wishes go out to you Angelus. If it helps, try to remember that Elvis is waiting for you at Rainbow Bridge. He isn't sick anymore. You did a very loving and unselfish thing to have him PTS. You gave him the gift of peace and that is the greatest love you can have for a pet.
Let your tears fall and your heart grieve. Then when you are ready, get a new companion. Maybe this time you can have a Bocephus or Modonna. :)
I like most cats better than I like most people. I'll try to be nicer if you try to be smarter.