Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I really did not wish for this...I just wanted him to leave me alone. I swear!


It's Grover.

Listen, Vito got wonky...wouldn't eat or drink, lethargic, hot, 3rd eye lid wouldn't go back where it belongs...and he's been at the animal hospital since last night.

So far, all we know is he is still on IV fluids (dehydrated), still has a fever of 105 (last night when we got to the hospital it was 105, then very early this a.m. it went down to 104.5 then went back up again a few hours later) and still has a very high globulin count and a very low red blood cell count. Also, last night while he was there his eyelids became rimmed in red, which could indicate he has some weird virus/upper respiratory infection (though he has not even one similar symptom to what I had - and I'm much better, by the way).

They thought they'd need to transfuse him last night but they did not have to. Whew!

Right now, they are thinking a few things but have no definitive information for us, which is frustrating.

He may have: a) some weird upper respiratory infection/virus/infection; B) Toxoplasmosis or c) FIP, but there is no real test for that...they told my mom it's something they wanted her to be aware of though...

They started him on antibiotics today, are going to send off some more bloodwork, including Toxoplasmosis (but the results of that one will take a week to get back) and do some urine tests. They are still trying to get the fever down.

If they cannot get it down by tomorrow, they want to discuss a dose of Medicam, but they said in this case it could cause renal failure so we won't talk about any of that unless/until it's the last resort.

So, needless to say, we're all really stressed out over here.

OK, let me be mom is distraught and numb, Piggy is devastated and lost, and I'm dancing around with a lampshade on my head chugging shots of J├Ągermeister.

Party on.




Camie's Kitties said...

Oh No, we will purr lots for Vito. We hope he starts to get well right away.

Tavi, Cody, Camie and Gracie

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Grover, we are thinking maybe you will have a hangover tomorrow and regret your drinking and partying today.

And we all know that alcohol makes you say things you shouldn't...and you already do that.

Those FUO's (fever of unknown origin) are scary, some of us have had them a time or two, and it sounds like your vet is on the right track--Toxo, and Metacam if the fever doesn't come down (we use that at the cat hospital and at the conservative dose, it's very safe).

Disco had Toxo and once we got it cleared up, he's been fine ever since.

And many of my cats have titered to FCV but I have never had a cat with FIP, and your vet is right, the test isn't conclusive but it might be something you want to test for anyway, just so you know the wiry ones status now.

Have your mewmie call me if she needs to talk or has any questions our mewmie might be able to help her with.

ML said...

We's all purring real hard fur Vito.
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Mommy ML

Dawn said...

Vito! Snap out of it and get better NOW! That's an order, buddy boy!

Sparky said...

Vito, I have come to know you over your blog through Grover the past several months and have grown to love the tenderness you show towards Piggy...We are purring and praying hard for you to please pull through and get better very quickly.

Hugs and head butts,
Marley, Reggie and Mom

The Island Cats said...

Oh we hope Vito is okay! We're purring for him to get better!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no, we'll purr real hard fur Vito. Poor little guy. Stop pretending to be so freaking happy Grover, we know yoor worried too.

Everycat said...

Oh Lordy Vito, we hope you get well soon. Teri is so right about Metacam at low doses, our bro' Gerry has had FCV in killer form before now (really, really bad)and it pulled him through. It's only if there's kidney problems lurking that it can sometimes do harm and that's at higher doses.. Vito, we send you rumbly purrs and love to get over this horrid fever!

Whicky Wuudler

Anonymous said...

We are purring for Vito - hope his temp comes down soon. Maybe the antibiotics will work!

Harry Spotter said...

Im sending purrs for Vito. I hope he gets well soon.

Harry Spotter. I am a Sphynx too!

SuziQCat said...

Purring for Vito. Hopefully it is something the vets can quickly treat so he can come home soon. Purring for the vets too.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Vito, it sounds like he's really sick. We hope he will be okay soon. Purrs and tail wags.

Kaz's Cats said...

Come on little Vito, we're purring and purraying lots and lots for you to get better. Oh, and Grover, we know you're missing him too - maybe you could snuggle with Piggy and keep him company while you wait for Vito.


Gypsy & Tasha

Daisy said...

I am so sorry Vito is ill! I am sending my very best healing purrs for him.

Busby and Raymond said...

Grover, you do realize that you should be snuggling with Pig until Vito feels better, right? So you had better start purring that Vito gets well soon. We are all purring here.

xoxo, Busby and Raymond