new to group - having so many mixed emotions
- Hello all,
This week has been a roller coster of emotions.
My beautiful 2 yr old suddenly collapsed last Sunday. We rushed him
to Angell Memorial when they told us he had thrown a clot. Both legs
are affected. Due to the high mortality rate, we considered putting
him down, but we so hoped he would survive this. The Doc wanted us to
wait a bit because he looked "so good compared to others with the
same problem". On Monday the Cardiologist said that his heart shows
HCM but very very minor. She would never had expected a clot to be
thrown. So we waited. Patchy was put on heprin, but they noticed
what they thought was blood in his urine. They stopped the heprin
and ran a battery of tests. They believe his immunine system is
destroying its own red blood cells. Yesterday, he received a blood
transfusion and an ultrasound to see if there were other things going
on. They found nothing.
So here we are, day 6 in the hospital. When is enough enough? The
doctors are no longer upbeat about his prognosis. His anemia is bad.
A complication they never expected. Patchy is getting so depressed
in that hospital. He kept his back to us last night when a few days
ago he would cuddle up with us.
I feel go guilty for putting him through this. He is so stressed
out. He hasn't eaten a thing since being in the hospital. I'm
bringing him his favorite and he seems like he wants to eat but just
takes a few licks then lays back down.
His cardiologist says "You've gone this far, keep going. He could
still make it." But, the same doc also says that in her 15 yrs of
experience, she's never come across a case where everything is
positive except for the anemia that they can't control.
His admitting doc is very sad about his case because her kitty just
died from HCM and she strongly believed Patchy would pull
through, but she is noticing the depression. It's her advice to
watch him to see how he does after the transfusion and if his anemia
becomes grave again, to let him go.
I so desperately want my Patchy home.
Thank you for listening.
- Dear Beth,
Can you request that Patchy be released to you and you can give
her the necessary treatments? They do indeed get depressed in a
hospital setting, but obviously, it sounds like she has a excellent
vet fighting for her. You may not be able to do all the medical
things that a hospital can do, but your love and comfort may help her
recover. I have a 13 year old cat that had a major life threatening
urinary blockage (after many previous bouts) when he was about 6
years old. He made it through the surgery but after being in the
hospital for a week, he was "skin and bones" because he wouldn't
eat. The hospital agreed to release him to me, even though he was
still very sick. Let me tell you, this cat bounced right back when I
got him home and cared for him. I still have him. I know how awful
it is to have a sweetie in the hospital, just waiting for their
return. I will say a prayer for you and Patchy. Take care.
> I so desperately want my Patchy home.
> Thank you for listening.