Wednesday, June 11, 2008

News from Vet

Lynn again: Kali's blood work is back and it's not good news. She has beginning kidney disease. She has some sort of heart disease. Her heart is enlarged. Her thyroid is fine. So that's not what caused her heart to get out of whack. The radiologist thinks she "may" have an infection in her lungs. It's not typical, but it could be what was causing her lungs to look like they were filled with water on the X-rays. So we're going to put her on antibiotics. If that doesn't show a big improvement, it's probably something serious like cancer. 

The vet wanted to have two ultrasounds done at $500 a piece. I cannot afford that. She's an old girl. They might be able to pinpoint what she has, but at her age, what are they going to do to help her?

 I will  need to have her put to sleep as soon as she is not living a good life. The vet said to check out if she stops eating or drinking or showing signs she wants to go off and hide and be alone. I haven't been home a lot, but when I am I still hear her coughing. Before when she was vomiting she would always start with a cough. The same thing she has always done if she had a hairball. In the morning she did vomit after her cough but this afternoon I just heard the cough. Her white blood cells were slightly elevated but that could have been caused by stress. 

Here comes my old geezer girl...
Ah, well that was a quick visit. I opened up the Temptaions' bag for Kali and all of a sudden I had four cats in my lap.  After eating her treat, Miss Kali took off again. I think she read my thoughts and wanted to prove to me that today wasn't her day to go. Normally she would have whapped the others away until she could lie down nest to me.

Thank you Girl, I'm thrilled to know that today your still here to hug and kiss.

7 comments:

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Oh, Lynn, this is exactly what my girl Lilly was going through. The hiding and the not eating and drinking were key in my decision. I so know what you are going through and so feel your pain and anguish. I know you will do right by Kali. Just enjoy every minute you have left with her. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Peggy, Laila's Mom

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are glad you still have time with Kali. Enjoy every moment and treasure it all in your heart. We are with you humans for way too short a time.

purrs and tail wags

michico*Adan said...

Even Kali may not really have much time, but I am glad there are still have time to be with her.

Talk to her something, she always knows and understands. Tell her relieved, tell her you love her~!! And we are all purr and pray for her, she knows~~
There are lots of sweethearts at the rainbow bridge, and lots of sweetheart at the ground, no matter she goes, we are all having parties for her. Always happy, always no pain :)

Purr and purr,
Adan & Lego & Michico

Cheysuli and gemini said...

There is something very special about our geezers. Enjoy her!

And you know Georgia surprises even her naturopathic vet at how quickly and how constantly she continues to respond to her remedies. She should have died long ago but she continues to live a happy life and we look at it as one day at a time.

Parker said...

I'm glad you will have each other to enjoy for a while longer.
We will keep you and Kali in our prayers!
Smooches to both of you!

Moki said...

We are so sorry to here the news. Keep fighting and if you need any support let us know. We have been very good and lucky so far when it comes to nursing everyone here back from the edge.
:)

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