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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:35 PM
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Can you spare some of your famous Lounge Vibes for Chaucer kitty?
We took him to the emergency vet last night when we found he was vomiting blood tinged fluid. He was also running a fever. He spent the night with the ER vet on an IV full of antibiotics. So far his x-rays are normal, his blood counts look fine, and he's not positive for FEL or FIV. He stopped vomiting once we took him into the ER. They submitted a blood sample to the U of Illinois Vet labs for testing because they suspect some kind of blood parasite. They said his platelets were clumping on the slides they prepped and they think they found some black spots in his red blood cells.

We transferred him from the ER vet to his regular vet this morning, and they have all been talking to both the U of I lab and the ER vet. We should hear something later today, however, his vet says he is still running a temperature and the blood test results are a key thing in determining how they proceed with his treatment.


Please, we love our kitty Chaucer an awful lot. Can you guys send him some Lounge Love?




Laura
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Demoiselle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:46 PM
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1. Love coming. And the combined furry power of seven resident felines.
..Actually, that's six residents in the house and the outside feral mama of them all.
Vi
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Louisiana1976 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:09 PM
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12. My cat Lucky and I send our love.......
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:50 PM
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2. Awww, Chaucer kitty, get well little sweetie.
:loveya:
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:12 PM
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3. My Gang of Fur send their vibes and best wishes.
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:35 PM
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4. Absolutely. Vibes from me and my beloved six kitties
(and all the others who stop by for a snack) to Chaucer! Please let us know how he's doing.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 02:52 PM
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5. Go, Chaucer, go!
Fight it! Get better!
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:01 PM
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6. Sending best vibes and wishes!
I hope to hear very soon that your beloved Chaucer has recovered fully. Thanks for loving him!
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:12 PM
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7. Fuzzy love and furry vibes on the way.
:hug:

mikey_the_rat
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Lucy Goosey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:14 PM
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8. Love and long-distance belly rubs are on the way
from me and my feline roommate, Miss Emma.
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:29 PM
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9. lots of love and good vibes for Chaucer kitty
:hug: :loveya:
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susanr516 Donating Member (823 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:01 PM
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10. Many good vibes for Chaucer
and hugs to you.

:hug:
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:08 PM
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11. Kitty love vibes coming your way.
:hug:
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:17 PM
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13. Good vibes for Chaucer kitty coming.
Hang in there.
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:24 PM
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14. Good vibrations for the kitty!
:hug:
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:42 PM
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15. Be well, Chaucer kitty
Good vibes.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:06 AM
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16. A update on Chaucer...
His fever dropped yesterday, and he was well enough to take a chunk out of the vet's arm. He got really annoyed with them for "messing" with him and he actually drew blood on his vet. I was mortified, but she was actually kinda gleeful about it because to her it was a sign he was getting better. He is getting antibiotics and other support drugs to help him while he's regaining strength.

The blood test came back negative for any abnormality in his blood. No parasites, and (more important, in my mind) no cells that would indicate a systemic cancer.

So, what we have is a cat that was vomiting blood and running a fever who did not swallow anything that shows up with radiography, has no organ abnormalities that they can see, and has no abnormalities in his blood. He's negative for FLV and kitty AIDS.

Any suggestions?



Laura
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:30 AM
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18. Salmonella?
Sorry, I couldn't find any popup-free sites, but google cat salmonella and you should find information pretty readily. Anyway, sounds most like some kind of food poisoning, but more importantly, it sounds like Chaucer's getting lots better. :)
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:31 AM
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19. No suggestions other than pampering the hell out of him.
I'm glad to hear they've found nothing wrong. That's good news.

:hug:
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:42 AM
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21. Obviously, they've ruled out cholangiohepatitis?
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:43 AM by hamsterjill
So glad to see that he's doing better!!!
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:51 AM
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22. poor kitty. Get better soon, Chaucer.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:59 PM
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25. Get well .
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ThatsMyBarack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:22 AM
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17. ....
:loveya: :hug:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:33 AM
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20. Vibes coming at you!
:grouphug:
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EndersDame Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:08 PM
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23. Sending good vibes to chaucer kitty and to you in this heart wrenching time
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:49 PM
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24. Vibes.
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Critters2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:25 PM
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26. Davsand, the name "Chaucer" in the subject line caught my eye!! I knew it was you!
I'm sending lots of vibes! How is he now? The U of I saved my Moses' life, well, extended it. They saw him through a crisis, and then Tom Updike at the Paxton Vet Clinic helped him live another year. He had hyperthyroidism. I don't know where you go, vet-wise, but I'd swear by the Paxton Clinic.

But, I digress. Vibes are being sent. Please take care of the cat with the coolest name I know! I hope it's easily treatable. :hug:
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5thGenDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:45 AM
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27. Love from Saginaw
Polly and I will be thinking of you and the whole brood. Our Fred the Cat (15 years old) was hit by a car and killed about two weeks ago, so we're surely pulling for a happier outcome for you and Kev and MG and Chaucer.
John (and Polly)
FUNDAY XVI is coming June 19, 2010 if you're into marking calendars. Again, all the best from us.
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:55 AM
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28. Sending vibes to Chaucer Kitty
It sounds like you have the experts working on this. I'm hoping it's just a mysterious, self-limiting condition. Sometimes you never know what was wrong but the patient recovers.
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 11:44 AM
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29. Second Update on Chaucer--Please keep those vibes coming!
His fever is down again today (after going back up again yesterday!) and he's still refusing food. They are running more blood tests today to try and figure out exactly what is wrong. The vet is talking about "fever of unknown origin" as a possible diagnosis, but I have to admit that just seems like a real cop out to me. The cat has had a fever, and he threw up blood--that would seem to me to indicate a PROBLEM--ya know?

I stopped in the vet clinic this morning and took him some shrimp and some lox (two treats reserved for special occasions that he usually gobbles down) and he turned his nose up at them. He was clearly happy to see me and he gave me quite the hard time for leaving him. It about broke my heart, but he has GOT to eat before he can come home to us. If the fishy stuff doesn't work they are talking about force feeding later today. (The vet is healing nicely from her earlier run in with him, I might add...)

Thanks to you all for your support for Chaucer and for us. It helps--a lot! I'll keep updating as I have news.



Laura
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