Jesse's really sick - Update
I know I haven't posted here in the longest time, but I'm wondering if anyone has gone through the same thing.
Jesse had a sore on his neck for a while, although he plays rough with his brother Tony so we assumed it was just a scratch wound and kept it clean with chlorihexidine. But yesterday he started acting extremely lethargic so we took him in to the vet. Turns out the sore was some sort of just spontaneous bleeding. There was also blood on the thermometer after the vet took his temperature. She did a CBC blood test and his red cells were off the charts low and his white cells were off the charts high. We rushed him to a 24 hour care place, where the doctor decided he needs a transfusion. Unfortunately, he has the more rare of the blood types for this area (type B) and they didn't have any B blood. We rushed Tony up there, but he has type A blood, so he isn't a match. They did some sort of artificial blood transfusion, but they really need actual blood in order to make him really feel better. But that won't cure him, either, and they ruled out the most treatable things that could be causing this: rat poison and blood parasites. He probably has some sort of cancer. They already did x-rays and they're going to do an ultrasound today. He made it through the night, which is good, but he's not doing so well. He's such a shy cat so being up at the vet with all the noise and the barking dogs might actually stress him so much that he dies. Anyone else gone through this? Anyone ever heard of a cat making it through this? He's such a sweet little guy, and I love him so much - I'm so scared for him. I think we might have to euthanize him today. I don't want him to die in that horribly scary, stressful place, so we're looking for a vet who will make a house call to do it.