My kitty doesn't feel good but we don't know why. ;_;
My cat's name is Jerry. He is an indoor Seal-pointed ragdoll. Up until a few weeks ago, he was the friendliest, happiest cat ever. Several weeks ago though he started getting knots in his fur and acting strangely. We thought maybe it was the knots that bothered him and made him act weird, so we took him to the vet and they gave him a lion cut. On the way to and from the vet, he didn't meow like he usually does. He just stared straight out from his carrier. When we got home he was still acting strangely and went to hide. We thought he was embarassed by his haircut, since we have another slightly older cat. (They're best friends though.) However, weeks passed and even though his fur began to grow back, he was still acting funny... but even moreso than before. He stopped taking baths and started spending all day hiding. He used to purr almost every minute he was awake but he stopped doing that too. We knew something was wrong so we took him to the vet again. They did a blood test but everything was normal except that he had a high sodium level in his bloodstream. X-rays also showed nothing abnormal. They gave him an IV which made him feel a little better, but when it wore off he went back to hiding. After more trips to the vet and more tests for every possible problem (all coming back negative) the vet taught us how to give Jerry an IV at home, which we were supposed to do every day. They did make him feel better, but he was still not his old self. Eventually the vet had us stop giving them because it is stressful for us and for Jerry. We try and leave bowls of water around near his hiding spots, but we never see him drinking them. We know he does drink water though because we've seen him go to the bathroom. But my question is... what's wrong with Jerry? The vet has no idea and neither do we. It makes me want to cry sometimes. I want Jerry to feel better again and be happy. If anyone knows what's happening, please help. I've been looking all over the internet for answers but haven't found any yet.