Very sick kitty
(Sorry in advance. This is a bit long) My Miss Stink is a very sick kitty and no one can figure out what's wrong. She is an 8-year-old long hair female (spayed) and is strictly indoor only. The only other pets in the house are a 7-year-old male (neutered) and a chinchilla. There are no children in the house.
On Wednesday, I woke up to her breathing heavily and just acting funny (she was fine the day before). My husband and I rushed her to our local vet where they took x-rays and saw that she had fluid accumulation in her lungs. They tapped the fluid and it was thin and red- it looked like straight blood. They also noticed some bruising along her chest. They suspected trauma, although we couldn't figure out how she could have gotten hurt.
My vet did not have the necessary equipment to help my baby, so they sent me to a 24-hour emergency clinic about 45 minutes away. There they pumped 300 mls (about 10.5 oz) of bloody liquid out of Miss Stink's lungs. They tested the liquid and did x-rays afterwards. They found nothing irregular in the x-rays and the blood seemed normal. They suspected cancer, so they referred me to a veterinary specialist about an hour away.
The specialist wanted to preform a sonogram, so he had to shave her chest and belly. When he did, he found extensive bruising all of the way down her chest and belly. He also suspected cancer. He did the sonogram, but found no tumor. He also did a blood test and found nothing irregular. To be sure, he sent the blood off to a pathologist. The pathologist also found no signs of cancer. The clotting levels were completely normal and everything seemed fine. They decided to keep her over night for observation. The next morning, the vet performed another sonogram and found more fluid in her lungs. He tapped 100 mls out of her lungs. He decided to send her home and have us closely monitor her. He said he felt like he was grasping at straws because he had no idea what's wrong with her.
Yesterday I took Miss Stink back to the emergency clinic (the second place I went) to see if fluid was continuing to accumulate. The vet listened to her chest and didn't hear any fluid! The thing is, now she has stopped eating, drinking, and going to the bathroom. Her last bm was either Tuesday or possibly overnight Wednesday (the specialist didn't tell me).
If anyone has any ideas or advice, please, please help. She is my baby and I love her desperately.