P-kitty is sick, and I'm sad....

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by mom'sfolly, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    My favorite of our three kitties was at the emergency vet all day Monday, and today the labs came back. When he went in he was in respiratory distress, and they pulled 250ml of fluid out of his chest wall. The cytology and ultrasounds were so far inconclusive, but the only things that cause this kind of problem are very serious. They ruled out trauma, since he is an indoor, under the furniture kind of cat, and that leaves only heart disease and cancer. We'll be scheduling an ultrasound with a mobile specialist to hopefully get a more accurate diagnosis. I'm sort of hoping for heart disease, since it is more treatable, but I think my kitty's days are limited.

    Poor P-kitty, I'm very sad.
     
  2. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry your kitty is sick [​IMG]
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG] for you.



    [​IMG] for kitty.
     
  4. dfunnyfarm

    dfunnyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry to hear your kitty is sick. I will pray for good news and speedy recovery.
     
  5. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Sorry about your kitty!

    Can I ask what the P stands for? Is it like a spin-off of P-Diddy??
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    [​IMG] So sorry! [​IMG]
     
  7. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    His name started out as Poof...named by the fosterer's kid at the shelter. My kids liked the name, dh and I did not. So like Puff Daddy, P-kitty got a new name. [​IMG]

    He can be formally addressed as Mr. P.

    I just looked up heart disease in cats, and it looks more and more like that is what he is suffering from. Evidently some cats are genetically predisposed to it, especially certain breeds. He is probably part Maine Coon, and they are one of the breeds with the predisposition.
     
  8. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    So sorry about your kitty...neither diagnosis prospect sounds good. [​IMG]
     
  9. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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    He's a young kitty too. I can't remember if we got him when my sixth grader was in kinder or first, but he's no more than 7 years old. He was supposed to be the kiddo's cat, he hates the the kiddo. [​IMG]

    I suspect P-kitty's time is very limited.
     
  10. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very sad [​IMG]
     

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