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Re: OT - more sad cat news

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  • Subject: Re: OT - more sad cat news
  • From: "Pam Evans" <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2008 18:14:12 -0600
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Poor Nick!   I'll put him on my list.  Please do keep us posted Auralie!

On 11/3/08, Aplfgcnys@aol.com <Aplfgcnys@aol.com> wrote:
> After our scare with Sandy a few weeks ago, she has seemed very much
> improved - better than she had been for a long time.  We think there must
> have been an error in the blood tests, but at least we are glad she is so
> well.
> But now we have another crisis with our elderly tuxedo cat, Nick.
> Nick somehow managed to stay out all night Halloween night.  Came in
> the next morning looking pretty sad, went downstairs and just lay around
> all day.  Next day he looked worse.  Took him to the vet this morning and
> found that he had a massive abcess on his rear from an obvious bite - but
> so big that it couldn't have been done that recently.  While he was under
> anesthetic for the abcess to be cleaned, he went into cardiac arrest.  They
> brought him around, and think he is pretty well stabilized. Since they
> don't
> have staff at night, we brought him home. The vet says if he makes it
> through the night he has a pretty good chance, but tonight will be crucial.
> Apparently in addition to the toxins from the abcess, he was dehydrated
> and his kidney function is not good. If he survives the night we are to
> take
> him back in the morning for more intravenous fluids and antibiotics.  Right
> now he is lying by the fire and hasn't moved since we put him there.  He
> has cried.   The vet said his brain might be damaged from the cardiac
> spell.
> She said she didn't think he seemed "all there."  Well, he hasn't seened
> "all there" for a long time, but he's a good old thing anyway, so hope he
> can pull out of this.
> It's a good thing I have an indexing job this week to help pay for this -
> our cat medical bills are about as high as the human ones.
> Auralie
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