Thursday, April 19, 2012

Archie update

Little Arch bowl has not been feeling good at all. We thought it was just a fluke thing, but noticed that he had not been eating. Also, on top of that, he has been just laying around which isn't like him (he's always so perky and always greets us at the door). The thing that got us really concerned is that he hasn't had a bowel movement in 3 days (probably from not eating), and has been peeing right in front of us (which he never does). This morning he started acting better and greeted us this morning, so we canceled his vet appt, until Trav told me that he still didn't seem like he was feeling good and that he peed again on the floor and not in his little box.

So we took him to the vet. They looked at him and said he was dehydrated and he was yellow all over: his ears, his gums, and his eyes. Mind you, we've never had a cat before, so I never thought to look at his ears or any of that. They sadly told us that it was probably a form of Cat Leukaemia. My heart sank and we patiently waited for the test to come back. Travis braced me for what he thought we should do (as putting him down) because we didn't want to suffer. Finally, what seemed like ages, the doctor finally came back in.

She stated that it wasn't Cat Leukaemia, but they had no idea what could be causing it. She said we could do more tests which could run to be $150 each, and there still may not be a cause for it. So we deicded to give him liquids and an antibotic.

He may not make it through the night. If he does pull through, we are planning on taking him to the vet in the morning to get fluids all day long and start another antibotic. I'm hoping he'll be able to fight this, but we'll see.

He has been acting better and started eating and drinking when we got home. We moved the litter box downstairs and he has used it. We'll see what tomorrow brings.


  1. just found your blog and I am so sorry for your loss :( I too am a cat momma so I can't even imagine *hugs*


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