Re: [feline-heart] What could Oliver's elevated white blood cell count be?
Lucky's WBC was high when she was having a bout of IBD. Is Oliver vomiting
or does he have diarrhea?
From: Jill <filmgeek55@...>
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Date: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 10:01 PM
Subject: [feline-heart] What could Oliver's elevated white blood cell count
>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
>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
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