At the vet office they asked if she had been tested for FeLV and I advised I didn't know, she would have been fully vaccinated when she was spayed last Aug and she was vaccinated again when everyone got spring shots in March. They said it was most likely FeLV, FIP, FIV or Lymphoma, I immediately thought of the damn stray cat that has been hanging around. We finally caught him on Sunday and relocated him but he was definitely sick with at least a URI. Did he give her something? If he made her sick we didn't have him anymore to euth, he could make other cats ill, damn! I had them do an in-house test for FeLV and FIV both of which, thankfully, came back negative. They sent out blood for the FIP and a CBC to check for lymphoma.
Finally got the call this morning that her white blood count is very slightly elevated and while the FIP test came back positive, it came back as 1 in 100 which means she doesn't necessarily have FIP. Just that she has been exposed to the corona virus that can cause FIP. They said it is a viral infection of some kind and are keeping her on an antibiotic and steroid for 8 days, she should start regaining her sight and have the haze 50% gone in about 4 days. She is already much better in the energy department and I think she can now see shadows. Hopefully she recovers quickly and without incident, she is a really nice cat and I was seriously dreading the thought of having to put her down. Besides, there are lots of moles making new tunnels and I am sure she needs to kill them. This is how my barn cat cost me over $150 and lots of worry, but I think she is worth it. She has definitely earned her keep around here (unlike my other cats!).
|Patches says Hi, I like to kill things!|