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Kitty Update

September 29th, 2006 at 08:48 am

Found a vet to bring Mao to this morning.

He is still having intermittent trouble walking but is happy and eating well. I have seen him drinking both last night and today.

The vet found him to be dehydrated, have a low body temperature and there same sore spots on his tummy. Mao actually yipped and growled when a couple of spots were prodded and pressed.

I left him at the hospital. They are doing a full blood work up, a full urine analysis and full xrays to determine exactly the state of his health and what the next steps should be. The vet is saying that I should get full information to base my decision on - there may be things I can do to keep him comfortable or it may be time to make a full decision.

The vet isn't suggesting that I do anything radical to keep him alive just that I base my decision knowledge. I liked the vets attitude and demeanor. And I do like this approach. If I can keep Mao going through reasonable measures I am happy to do that. Heck, I'd be more than estatic to do that Smile

Unfortunately knowledge is expensive - the bill will be (unless something is added) $574. This makes me very greatful that I am careful with my money so that I have it at a time like this.

I pick him up this afternoon and get the xray results then. Blood work and urine tests should be available tomorrow.

5 Responses to “Kitty Update”

  1. LuxLiving Says:

    Costly, but I'm glad you found a vet before leaving town for a few days!

  2. Ima saver Says:

    Hope you get good news.

  3. JanH Says:

    Our pets are definitely a part of the family. Glad you were able to get kitty to the vet. Hope all gets better.

  4. Broken Arrow Says:

    So... you named a cat after a Communist leader? Big Grin

  5. yummy64 Says:

    LOL.. Actually the prior owner named him.

    He's siamese with one huge siamese yowl. The name fit Smile

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