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, My cat, 10 yrs been sick mhs and on 6 medicaions and

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Customer: ***** *****
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: My cat, 10 yrs been sick for 6 mhs and on 6 medicaions and x rays and blood tests?
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Customer: Can you help me though? I am going to the best vet and still they have no Idea.....bill up near $2000 SINGLE MUM here
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Cat
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Respiratory problems.....Raspy breathing, bloody snot, no appetite, seizures, already had cardiat arrest while coming out of anesetic
sneezing, gagging, fever, dehydration
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Hi Andrea,

I am sorry your kitty is so ill.

Can you please list all her symptoms and medications.

After your reply please give me a few minutes to type detailed answer.

Thanks,

Terri

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
HIS symptoms are above
Medications Include....Clindamycycin (he got better on his for 9 days hen back o sick again. Nizoral. Enrofloxacin, Vibravet, Bisolvin, Clav/Amox. that is all I can remember
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Also had Ches xrays and head xrays....NO tumours.
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Thanks so much for your very helpful reply.

What was his highest fever?

Does he have pale or white gums?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
39.7
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Was he tested for hemobartonella, or Toxoplasmosis, ?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
he wont let us near his mouth but he was admitted to vet for 3 days due to dehydration before
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Not toxo
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Cant afford to ring you sorry
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I go the best vet in perth and they cant figure it out. been going there for 15 yrs
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
please HELP??????
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have another cat 15yrs, he is not sick so it cant be contagious
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Jazz has never been sick a day in his life until 6 mtns ago
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What is Hemabartonella?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
the blood in his snot worries me, tests came back with protein in it?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ARE you still there?
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Dear *****,

He should be tested for Toxoplasmosis.It is diagnosed by the presence of T gondi in the blood:

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_toxoplasmosis.html

Hemobartonella also causes a high fever:
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_feline_infectious_anemia.html

He would have pale gums and a low PCV (packed cell volume)

Of course there is the dreaded FIP:
http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_fip.html

Run a hot shower to make a steam room in your bathroom. Take him in for ten minute intervals to break up congestion.

Drain the water from a can of tuna into a bowl and see if he will lap it up. If he does, offer the tuna.

Warm human baby food chicken or turkey with no onion or garlic and lets see if he eats that.

Ask his vet about doxycycline

Please let me know if he eats and how he is doing.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Just said NO toxo! Done the shower for ages! Wont eat Anything??????
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Ask about FIP

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Sleeps ALL DAY
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Have you tried tuna water?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Cant afford it. Have to go back to vet again Mon
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Can't afford what?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I will try tuna water, but what has he got?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
what could it be?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Swollen Glands as well. no go with tuna water?
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like cat flu:

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/feline_upper_respiratory.html

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
OH MY GOD!!!!!! NO. been there
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Don't be scared. It is curable.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
cat flu does not produce all those symtoms
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

The only thing missing in cat flu is seizures

Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

It could be pneumonia.

What did the chest xray show?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Chest Xrays were clear
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What about Parvo?
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Can you ask his vet to try 21 consecutive days of clindamycin and let me know what he says?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
By the way.....I hope I have only paid $5 as I have not been Guarrenteed a positive result. thanks
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Cats don't get parvo, they get distemper buy the symptoms are different

Has he had shots?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No. But I have been told that cats can get it but it is rare
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Hello terri?????
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

Jazz symptoms don't sound like parvo or distemper

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can you please answer my last question.
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

You mean about fees?

You do not pay anything unless you rate an answer.

Please let me know what his vet says about 21 days of clindamycin

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
100% Guaranteed I am no, No Offense but I do not want my a/c charge to be more than $5. Cheers
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Can you Stop asking me to call you
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
thank you, ***** ***** terri xx
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

No problem, I am praying for Jazz to get well.

I am not asking you to call. Its an automated message from the site

You are more then welcome. It was my pleasure to talk to such a wonderful person!

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Cool,You mean about fees?You do not pay anything unless you rate an answer.Please let me know what his vet says about 21 days of clindamycinWant to switch to a live phone call?
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thank you, ***** ***** terri xx
Expert:  Terri replied 11 months ago.

That is not from me. Its an automated message from Just answer.