Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Good News at the Vet
Karen Jo: The good news from the vet is that there is no indication that Bambino's FeLV has become active. The bad news is that we don't know what's wrong with him. His temperature is slightly elevated, but that's not unusual for him. Just going to the vet can do that to him. He might have an upper respiratory infection, but there aren't enough indications of that to put him on an antibiotic yet. He might just be feeling under the weather for some reason. He got a shot with B-complex and B-12, subQ fluids (in case he got dehydrated) and some blood taken for a new FeLV test. He also got an appetite stimulant and I got some more to give to him later. He could be back to normal in 24 hours or so, or he might not be. I'm supposed to watch him for signs of an URI, like sneezing or discharge from his nose. The test results will be back Thursday and will tell us for sure if he really is FeLV+. If he's not back to normal by then, I am to take him back in. Keep your paws crossed. Thank you so much for all the purrs pouring in. I am sure that they are helping him and I know they are helping me.