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rampartc

(5,196 posts)
Thu Dec 27, 2018, 05:54 AM Dec 2018

my little darling was tested for pemphigus foliacerus

and we are waiting for the results.

we thought it was a flea allergy infection last summer, and after a few weeks of antibiotic baths, daily mousse, and antibiotics it seemed to clear.

came back about 2 weeks ago, the vet found not a flea on her. therefore the tests.

i really hate to pull the plug, as she is a sweet little cat who sleeps in my arms. does anyone have experience with this?

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my little darling was tested for pemphigus foliacerus (Original Post) rampartc Dec 2018 OP
It is a manageable disease Lithos Dec 2018 #1
i think i need a little encouragement rampartc Dec 2018 #2
You may be over reacting Lithos Dec 2018 #3
Please wait and then get a 2nd examination. I know how you love her! CurtEastPoint Dec 2018 #4
no rush rampartc Dec 2018 #7
A friends cat was diagnosed with this about 6 yrs ago irisblue Dec 2018 #5
not very good. but if she needs it she'll take it. rampartc Dec 2018 #6

Lithos

(26,386 posts)
3. You may be over reacting
Thu Dec 27, 2018, 06:30 AM
Dec 2018

Wait for the results. The only real death sentences are some Cancers, Kidney, CHF or some viruses... even then you usually have time and can work out a managed program to maximize quality of life. And by time, you may even be talking years...

irisblue

(32,765 posts)
5. A friends cat was diagnosed with this about 6 yrs ago
Thu Dec 27, 2018, 10:28 AM
Dec 2018

He responded well to the treatments. Bud was a mellow cat, so pilling him was not awful. How is your baby about getting pills?

rampartc

(5,196 posts)
6. not very good. but if she needs it she'll take it.
Thu Dec 27, 2018, 12:49 PM
Dec 2018

her antibiotic is in a syringe and with a little bit of work i can get her to take most of it.

glad that friends cat responded well. that is what i'm worried about.

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