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Hi ladies any vets/cat health experts around?

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StrumpersPlunkett Tue 27-May-14 12:41:16

our young lady is 2.5 years old and appears to have an infection
it is a bad one. her kidneys are enlarged, she is weeing fine but her temp is 39.6 and she has "massive" white blood cell count in her wee. And Huge calcium count one of the measurements was 45 when normal is 13-16 (not sure what that was measuring though)
she is losing weight fast, 200g over the weekend.
she has been on antibiotics since Thursday and she spent Friday on a drip.
Due to the £1500 quote (she isn't insured) we declined the vets offer for her to stay in over the weekend to stay on a drip but she went back in first thing this morning.

SO the reason for my post is that to be honest the vet is starting to draw a blank. the little lovely cat has perked up and has started grooming and purring and fighting the thermometer up her bum, and over the weekend she ventured out to play in the garden with her sister chasing round after daddy long legs.

How can she be perking up if she is actually really v poorly? The vet has started end of life conversations with us but that seems so odd when she appears to be getting better.

Please forgive my massive post. I didn't want to drip feed. If anyone has anything that may help, snippets of info or annecdotes very welcome..Thanks!!!

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 02-Jun-14 22:31:05

Poor cat, I'm so sorry it's come to this.

Lovesabadboy Tue 03-Jun-14 21:02:34

I am so sorry Strumpers.

I hope today went as well as it possibly could. [hugs]

timtam23 Tue 03-Jun-14 22:53:38

So sorry Strumpers, it is so hard thanks

hellymelly Tue 03-Jun-14 22:58:30

So sorry. Very very sad last post. Really feel for you.

SecretWitch Tue 03-Jun-14 23:03:42

I'm so very sorry. Your love for your little girl shines through. May you share gentle cuddles with her in these last hours. I am sending hugs to you..xx

StrumpersPlunkett Wed 04-Jun-14 10:49:17

thanks folks.
Yesterday was horrid. So sad. She is now in the garden next to our gorgeous old girl who died last year.
I love the way children bring you back to earth with a smile, DS2 (aged 7.5) is very very interested in anatomy and wanted to explore her body "now she can't bat me" Can I touch her whiskers - Yes. Can I touch her nose? - Yes. Can I touch her eyeball? - NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lovesabadboy Fri 06-Jun-14 00:00:01

Strumpers - thank goodness for children, eh?!

I hope you are OK.

cozietoesie Fri 06-Jun-14 06:57:19

I sense a vet-in-the-making there. wink

Hope you're doing OK, Strumpers.

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