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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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my kitten is very sick, need advice

for the last 8 days three days after the neutering slick just got very sick and i didn't take him to the vet because he's there every week hoping he would snap out of it, anyway, he's got fever of 105 temp and slight elevated white blood cell, he's taking anti-biotic two days into the treatment and no improvement, he's not eating but i'm giving him nutri-cal supplement, is there anything i can do for him besides what it's being done already, here he is in his homemade bed and very very sick, he lost 2 ozs, he's now 4lbs.6ozs. at almost 6 months
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 07:49 PM
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Oh, dear. The poor kitty looks pretty sick in the photo.

Maybe you can clarify something...at the beginning of your post it sounds like you didn't take him to the vet, but then you mentioned he was on antibiotics. So, did he go to the vet since he became sick? What are the antibiotics for?

I'm sorry your kitty's not well. With a bit more info hopefully someone here can help you!!

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this kitten is always sick and diagnosed with higher white blood cell count, he was acting lethargic for few days but i took him to the vet yesterday and given anti-biotic for fever and for lowering the white blood cell, i talked to the vet this morning and said to wait for the anti-biotic to kick in and if no progress by monday give her a call and if he's getting worse call her anytime and i just might leave him at the vets office for observation.
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 08:44 PM
 
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I'd like to ask you, was your kitten ever tested for FeLV/FIV? If so, how long ago and what were the results?
In this situation my vet would recommend an immediate retest, regardless of previous results. (This is normal procedure, and done even on older, strictly indoor cats when they become seriously ill. Checking for an underlying infectious disease is very important in such cases.) Please talk to your vet about this as soon as possible.

Also, when was the last time you took a stool sample to the vet to be checked for worms and parasites? If you didn't do this very recently (just a few days or maybe a couple of weeks ago), please do it early next week. Worms and parasites can do terrible things, especially in young kittens.)

I'm wondering, has your vet done a complete chemistry profile and CBC, or just some partial testing? If complete bloodwork hasn't been done, that would be another thing to discuss with your vet and go ahead with immediately.

You should do all these things and, if by the time everything is done and your vet still doesn't have a diagnosis, please ask your vet to refer you to a specialist without delay.
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post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 08:47 PM
 
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hope he gets well soon poor kitty
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 09:42 PM
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I agree with Meowmie. A full health check is in order for this kitty.

You mentioned he was recently neutered. Was any blood work done then? I'm curious to know how he was when you took him in for the neuter, since you describe your kitten as "always sick."

It sounds as though there is an underlying issue that hasn't yet been identified.

Good luck, and please keep us posted.

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-25-2005, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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the vet had done 3 CBC with chemistry panel and the first time with higher white cell blood count and the second and third time showing little lower, has not done fecal in last month or so, i could ask the vet that, and what is FELV/FIV?
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FeLV = Feline Leukemia Virus
FIV = Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (Feline "AIDS")
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 06-26-2005, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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i'll check with my vet if she had done any test on those, and thanks for the links.
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