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Re: [feline-heart] What could Oliver's elevated white blood cell count be?

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  • Laura Penny
    Jill, Lucky s WBC was high when she was having a bout of IBD. Is Oliver vomiting or does he have diarrhea? Laura ... From: Jill To:
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 5, 2000
      Jill,

      Lucky's WBC was high when she was having a bout of IBD. Is Oliver vomiting
      or does he have diarrhea?

      Laura

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Jill <filmgeek55@...>
      To: feline-heart@egroups.com <feline-heart@egroups.com>
      Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 10:01 PM
      Subject: [feline-heart] What could Oliver's elevated white blood cell count
      be?


      >
      >My Oliver is 14, and has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and congestive
      >heart failure. He is on 15-20 mg/day diltiazem for the former and
      >10mg/day furosemide for the latter. He is nine months post-diagnosis.
      >
      >In his last blood workup (about 6 weeks ago), he had an elevated
      >white blood cell count, so the vet put him on 1 ml Clavamox
      >(antibiotic) 2x/day for two weeks (two cycles of antibiotic). He had
      >another blood workup 1-1/2 weeks ago, and it seems his white cell
      >count is still elevated. The vet wants to take another blood test in
      >2 weeks.
      >
      >Before the white cell count was found, Oliver had been going off his
      >food, and would only eat baby food. In a kitty of his age with heart
      >disease, it's easy to chalk it up to "He's starting to go downhill."
      >Three days into the first cycle of antibiotic, he was miserable.
      >Slept all day, his ear tips were hot. Day 4, he started eating cat
      >food again, and he's been of normal appetite ever since. This is
      >important, because his huge appetite has helped us keep his weight
      >up. His energy level is mostly quite good -- he's social and his old
      >self for the most part.
      >
      >So my question is this: What else could this elevated white blood
      >cell count be? Any ideas? He is an indoor cat, and the vet has put
      >him on a 3-year cycle of all his vaccines, so as not to
      >overvaccinate.
      >
      >Thoughts?
      >
      >Thanks,
      >
      >Jill
      >
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