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Yes, she also did check for tooth problems but, everything was ok.
She said that she is leaning towards the fungal infection.
I am hoping that she is right.
Is there anything else that could cause a chronic inflammation in the cat the we would not be aware of? Or, could just this pseudomonas cause this bone issue?
So, because she found pseudomonas, this could be the cause of the nasal infection and the bone erosion?
He is an indoor cat, I am not sure where he could have picked it up. Maybe in the drinking water?
She has him on Orbax, 22.7 mg, 1X/day.
I guess though, that since Pseudomonas is hard to treat, we may find it hard to find the proper antibiotic. I am really hoping this is it. The vet and I were hoping to find something in the culture.
Although, she did not think that pseudomonas could be the cause of the bone erosion? He was on Zithromax and it didn't work. Don't worry about the typos...I am just grateful for the help. I have been a basket case since he has been sick.
I am hopeful because the nose discharge is not really there anymore (slightly). Some sneezing still though. I did see some clear discharge from the other side, only once and that was yesterday (it was only confined to the R side before)
I just got drops for the eyes for reddish/brown discharge. I am hoping really hoping that this clears up. He is only 9 and such a good cat.
Yes, when she first look at his teeth the L front incisor had blood on it so, she thought this may have been the culprit but, I don't know if she cultured it.
Will these antibiotics help that too? She did an Xray of the skull and only mentioned the nose. But, she said that she is still learning to read radiographs and we are awaiting a specialist to read them. I wish the cat could talk!
Like I said, he is eating, ect. I am praying.
I did not see your 2 nd response right away. We did not do the testing for the other 2 you mentioned. I think b/c he was an indoor cat. We have two other cats who are showing no symptoms. I will ask her about testing him. I should have said to test him when we talked but, I guess it didn't feel it was necessary.
Do we need to sedate him again for the nose culture?
If the antibiotics work, I guess there is still a chance of a tumor?
Yes, I feel a little better.
The CT scan started at $2000 up to $3500. Before I could do that I would have to meet with the vet for another $200. I panicked at first and wanted the CT scan but, when I heard the amount of cried about that. I am hoping we don't have to go that route.
I am just hoping the big cat has an infection. It took him a couple of weeks to get rid of bronchitis back in 2006 (and he wasn't that big back then).
Thank you for all your help. Wish I could let you know what happens.
We spoke a few weeks ago. I just wanted to give you an update on my cat, elmo.
Hi Dr. Adam,
Unfortunately Elmo has lymphoma. I am going to an oncologist next week.
I am very sad :(