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Lisa
January 23rd 06, 04:11 AM
Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year ago.
Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until about 3 weeks
ago. Started with decreased appetite, vomiting undigested food, behavior
changes. Went 5-6 days with little intake. Several visits to vet over the
past 3 weeks. Blood test revealed positive FIV. ALL other blood work normal.
No fever, no diaherra. He has periods of feeling well and acting normal
followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill. Ultrasound of
abdomen revealed enlarged spleen. I have him on interferon, reglan, pepsid
and carafate. He has not vomited but a couple of time this week and the ill
episodes way out weight the feel good episodes. His appetite is good and he
has not lost any weight. He does not have hairballs. I brush him several
times a day and vomiting has never been a problem until 3 weeks ago. He is
scheduled for a endoscopy in the morning. Any suggestions??? He seems to
feel bad after eating. He weights 13 lbs and has maintained his weight over
the past 3 weeks. His behavior has done a 360 degree change over the past 3
weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits end!!! Please
help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.

Candace
January 23rd 06, 07:01 AM
Lisa wrote:
> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year ago.
> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until about 3 weeks
> ago. Started with decreased appetite, vomiting undigested food, behavior
> changes. Went 5-6 days with little intake. Several visits to vet over the
> past 3 weeks. Blood test revealed positive FIV. ALL other blood work normal.
> No fever, no diaherra. He has periods of feeling well and acting normal
> followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill. Ultrasound of
> abdomen revealed enlarged spleen. I have him on interferon, reglan, pepsid
> and carafate. He has not vomited but a couple of time this week and the ill
> episodes way out weight the feel good episodes. His appetite is good and he
> has not lost any weight. He does not have hairballs. I brush him several
> times a day and vomiting has never been a problem until 3 weeks ago. He is
> scheduled for a endoscopy in the morning. Any suggestions??? He seems to
> feel bad after eating. He weights 13 lbs and has maintained his weight over
> the past 3 weeks. His behavior has done a 360 degree change over the past 3
> weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits end!!! Please
> help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.

I'm sorry, I don't know. Hopefully, the endoscopy will shed some light
on his problem and it will be easily treatable. Please let us know the
results. I'll be thinking about your guy.

Candace

J. dvm
January 23rd 06, 02:02 PM
"Lisa" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year
> ago.
> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until about 3
> weeks
> ago. Started with decreased appetite, vomiting undigested food, behavior
> changes. Went 5-6 days with little intake. Several visits to vet over
> the
> past 3 weeks. Blood test revealed positive FIV. ALL other blood work
> normal.
> No fever, no diaherra. He has periods of feeling well and acting normal
> followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill. Ultrasound of
> abdomen revealed enlarged spleen.

Was an ultrasound-guided needle aspirate of his spleen done? This can be
useful for diagnosing conditions causing splenic enlargement in cats such
as mast cell tumour and lymphoma. Needle aspirate is a relatively safe,
inexpensive procedure that can be done while your cat is awake or sedated.
Depending on the severity and nature of the splenic enlargement it might be
worthwhile to do this prior to endoscopy.

J. dvm

J. dvm
January 23rd 06, 02:07 PM
"J. dvm" > wrote in message
...
>

> Depending on the severity and nature of the splenic enlargement it might
> be worthwhile to do this prior to endoscopy.
>
> J. dvm
>
I just realized his endoscopy was scheduled for this AM. You should discuss
needle aspirate with your vet if a diagnosis is not obtained endoscopically.
Good luck.
J.

Lisa via CatKB.com
January 23rd 06, 09:10 PM
Hi Candace,
Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not able to
do the endoscopy (did not have an appropriate size light) However, he did do
several xrays after giving Thumper oral contrast. He says it appears that
there is some type of inflamatory progess going. Etiology unknown. He says
the contrast passed through the GI tract very rapidly and there appears to be
some very irritated areas in the intestines. He changed Thumpers diet and
added Prednisone and Antirobe (antibiotic) to his medication regimen. He
also did a TLI test (something to check pancreas function) and is calling The
Vet School of Medicine in Cary, NC today for any suggestions.
Thanks,
Lisa

Candace wrote:
>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year ago.
>> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until about 3 weeks
>[quoted text clipped - 13 lines]
>> weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits end!!! Please
>> help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.
>
>I'm sorry, I don't know. Hopefully, the endoscopy will shed some light
>on his problem and it will be easily treatable. Please let us know the
>results. I'll be thinking about your guy.
>
>Candace

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Lisa via CatKB.com
January 23rd 06, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not able to
do the endoscopy (did not have an appropriate size light?) However, he did
do
several xrays after giving Thumper oral contrast. He says it appears that
there is some type of inflamatory process going on. He says the contrast
passed through the GI tract very rapidly and there appears to be some very
irritated areas in the intestines. He changed Thumpers diet and
added Prednisone and Antirobe (antibiotic) to his medication regimen.
Thumper passed stool while at the vet clinic today and the vet said it was
very foul smelling with mucus present. He also did a TLI test (something to
check pancreas function) and is calling The Vet School of Medicine in Cary,
NC today for any suggestions. I still would like to have the endoscopy, but
the vet suggested holding off for a few days. Oh yea, the vet did do an
aspirate of the spleen last week when the ultrasoud was performed. The
results were lymphoidhyperplasia?
Thanks,
Lisa




J. dvm wrote:
>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year
>> ago.
>[quoted text clipped - 8 lines]
>> followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill. Ultrasound of
>> abdomen revealed enlarged spleen.
>
>Was an ultrasound-guided needle aspirate of his spleen done? This can be
>useful for diagnosing conditions causing splenic enlargement in cats such
>as mast cell tumour and lymphoma. Needle aspirate is a relatively safe,
>inexpensive procedure that can be done while your cat is awake or sedated.
>Depending on the severity and nature of the splenic enlargement it might be
>worthwhile to do this prior to endoscopy.
>
>J. dvm

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Rhonda
January 23rd 06, 09:48 PM
Good luck to you and your cat. You obviously care very much about him.

Rhonda

Lisa via CatKB.com wrote:

> Hi Candace,
> Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not able to
> do the endoscopy (did not have an appropriate size light) However, he did do
> several xrays after giving Thumper oral contrast. He says it appears that
> there is some type of inflamatory progess going. Etiology unknown. He says
> the contrast passed through the GI tract very rapidly and there appears to be
> some very irritated areas in the intestines. He changed Thumpers diet and
> added Prednisone and Antirobe (antibiotic) to his medication regimen. He
> also did a TLI test (something to check pancreas function) and is calling The
> Vet School of Medicine in Cary, NC today for any suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Lisa
>
> Candace wrote:
>
>>>Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year ago.
>>>Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until about 3 weeks
>>>
>>[quoted text clipped - 13 lines]
>>
>>>weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits end!!! Please
>>>help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.
>>>
>>I'm sorry, I don't know. Hopefully, the endoscopy will shed some light
>>on his problem and it will be easily treatable. Please let us know the
>>results. I'll be thinking about your guy.
>>
>>Candace
>>
>

JJ
January 24th 06, 01:08 AM
Have you and your vet discussed FIP? FIP is a very mysterious disease.
Good luck to you, this all sounds really distressing.

J. dvm
January 24th 06, 02:39 AM
"Lisa via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not able
> to
> do the endoscopy (did not have an appropriate size light?) However, he
> did
> do
> several xrays after giving Thumper oral contrast. He says it appears that
> there is some type of inflamatory process going on. He says the contrast
> passed through the GI tract very rapidly and there appears to be some very
> irritated areas in the intestines. He changed Thumpers diet and
> added Prednisone and Antirobe (antibiotic) to his medication regimen.
> Thumper passed stool while at the vet clinic today and the vet said it was
> very foul smelling with mucus present. He also did a TLI test (something
> to
> check pancreas function) and is calling The Vet School of Medicine in
> Cary,
> NC today for any suggestions. I still would like to have the endoscopy,
> but
> the vet suggested holding off for a few days. Oh yea, the vet did do an
> aspirate of the spleen last week when the ultrasoud was performed. The
> results were lymphoidhyperplasia?
> Thanks,
> Lisa
>
>

That's good news about the spleen. That could just be an indicator of
chronic inflammatory disease and it seems your vet is suspicious of
inflammatory bowel disease. I'd suggest getting the endoscopic biopsies
done as soon as possible. The use of prednisone can cause altered biopsy
results which could lead to a misdiagnosis.

J. dvm





>
>
> J. dvm wrote:
>>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year
>>> ago.
>>[quoted text clipped - 8 lines]
>>> followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill. Ultrasound of
>>> abdomen revealed enlarged spleen.
>>
>>Was an ultrasound-guided needle aspirate of his spleen done? This can be
>>useful for diagnosing conditions causing splenic enlargement in cats such
>>as mast cell tumour and lymphoma. Needle aspirate is a relatively safe,
>>inexpensive procedure that can be done while your cat is awake or sedated.
>>Depending on the severity and nature of the splenic enlargement it might
>>be
>>worthwhile to do this prior to endoscopy.
>>
>>J. dvm
>
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Lisa via CatKB.com
January 24th 06, 02:58 AM
Thanks for the info/idea. We have had so many test in the past 3 weeks that
I'm not sure if he has been tested for FIP, but I will sure inquire with our
vet tomorrow. He has not had any fever or respiratory symptoms and his lab
studies have been WNL thus far. However, at this point I am open to any and
all suggestions. The one thing that is standing out in my mind is; that I
have not been able to observe his stools because he is an outdoor/indoor
kitty and does not use the litter box unless he absolutely has to. The vet
said he had a loose mucusy, watery-foul smelling stool while at the clininc
this AM and the xrays after the barium indicated he had what appeared to be
irritated areas in the intestines. I'm wonding about Giardia??? He does not
look like a sick cat. It appears that he feels worse after eating.
Thanks again,
Lisa

JJ wrote:
>Have you and your vet discussed FIP? FIP is a very mysterious disease.
> Good luck to you, this all sounds really distressing.

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Lisa via CatKB.com
January 24th 06, 03:19 AM
Thanks again for the info,
The vet that did the barium test this a.m. is not my regular vet. We went to
him to get the endoscopy this morning, but he was not able to do it and did
the barium studies instead. I consulted with my regular vet after getting
home this PM and he also did not think the prednisone or anitrobe were good
ideas at this point because after I told him about the stool, he also had the
thought that it could be gairdia. I described the xrays that I viewed the AM
with him and I told him that the vet stated there were area that appeared
inflammed. (areas of the intestinal wall that the barium attached to) He
also stated that areas of the bowl appeared inflammed. My vet stated that
the prednisone would not be good if these area were ulceritive in nature. He
also stated that Flagyl may be a better choice because it covered more
bacterias with an anti-inflammatory property. I have only given Thumper one
dose of the prednisone and antirobe. I will stop both of these medications,
and start him on Flagyl tomorrow. I plan to carry the xrays from this AM to
my regular vet in the AM. I think the endoscopy is going to be the answer.
Thanks,
Lisa

J. dvm wrote:
>> Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not able
>> to
>[quoted text clipped - 18 lines]
>> Thanks,
>> Lisa
>
>That's good news about the spleen. That could just be an indicator of
>chronic inflammatory disease and it seems your vet is suspicious of
>inflammatory bowel disease. I'd suggest getting the endoscopic biopsies
>done as soon as possible. The use of prednisone can cause altered biopsy
>results which could lead to a misdiagnosis.
>
>J. dvm
>
>>>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year
>>>> ago.
>[quoted text clipped - 11 lines]
>>>
>>>J. dvm

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J. dvm
January 24th 06, 01:34 PM
"Lisa via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> Thanks again for the info,
> The vet that did the barium test this a.m. is not my regular vet. We went
> to
> him to get the endoscopy this morning, but he was not able to do it and
> did
> the barium studies instead. I consulted with my regular vet after getting
> home this PM and he also did not think the prednisone or anitrobe were
> good
> ideas at this point because after I told him about the stool, he also had
> the
> thought that it could be gairdia. I described the xrays that I viewed the
> AM
> with him and I told him that the vet stated there were area that appeared
> inflammed. (areas of the intestinal wall that the barium attached to) He
> also stated that areas of the bowl appeared inflammed. My vet stated that
> the prednisone would not be good if these area were ulceritive in nature.
> He
> also stated that Flagyl may be a better choice because it covered more
> bacterias with an anti-inflammatory property. I have only given Thumper
> one
> dose of the prednisone and antirobe. I will stop both of these
> medications,
> and start him on Flagyl tomorrow. I plan to carry the xrays from this AM
> to
> my regular vet in the AM. I think the endoscopy is going to be the
> answer.
> Thanks,
> Lisa
>
I think your regular vet made the right decision. I was a bit concerned the
only reason the other vet was suggesting delaying endoscopy was because his
light source wasn't working. Perhaps you could get the scoping done
elsewhere. Your best bet would be to see an internal medicine specialist.
Board certified internists have "Dip ACVIM" after their name. You can look
for internists practicing in your area at this website:

http://www.acvim.org/index.aspx?id=86





> J. dvm wrote:
>>> Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not
>>> able
>>> to
>>[quoted text clipped - 18 lines]
>>> Thanks,
>>> Lisa
>>
>>That's good news about the spleen. That could just be an indicator of
>>chronic inflammatory disease and it seems your vet is suspicious of
>>inflammatory bowel disease. I'd suggest getting the endoscopic biopsies
>>done as soon as possible. The use of prednisone can cause altered biopsy
>>results which could lead to a misdiagnosis.
>>
>>J. dvm
>>
>>>>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year
>>>>> ago.
>>[quoted text clipped - 11 lines]
>>>>
>>>>J. dvm
>
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Lisa via CatKB.com
January 28th 06, 05:33 AM
Hi Candace,
Thanks so much for the thoughtfulness. Thanks to a good vet and prayers, my
Thumper kitty has made a turn around in the past 3 days. He has played and
wagged his nail most of the day today. My vet deceided to hold off on the
endoscopy and try and a 2 week round of Amoxicillin, Pepsid and Flagyl. I'm
feeding him I/d diet (dry food) and I'm baking him a whiting (fish) each day.
I hope he continues to do well!! My vet seems to think it could be a simple
bad bacteria in the intestines, or it could be enteritis due to FIV postivie
kitty. Keep my kitty in your thoughts!!
Thanks again,
Lisa

Candace wrote:
>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year ago.
>> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until about 3 weeks
>[quoted text clipped - 13 lines]
>> weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits end!!! Please
>> help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.
>
>I'm sorry, I don't know. Hopefully, the endoscopy will shed some light
>on his problem and it will be easily treatable. Please let us know the
>results. I'll be thinking about your guy.
>
>Candace

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Lisa via CatKB.com
January 28th 06, 05:41 AM
Hi Dr. J.
Thought I'd give you an update on my kitty. My vet did consult with a Dip
ACVIM from Cary, NC and they decided to try a 2 week run of Amoxicillin,
Flagyl and Pepsid, stop the reglan and carafate. Today was day 3 of this
regimen, and my kitty seems to being feeling MUCH better. Today has been a
great day for both of us. The Dr. from Cary said that this my fix the
problem, however, if he gets worse instead of better over the next 2 weeks
that he would definitely do an endoscopy. He also suggested that this may be
an enteritis secondary to my kitty being FIV positive. Thanks so much for
your time and concern. It's people like you that make this world a wonderful
place to live!
Lisa

J. dvm wrote:
>> Thanks again for the info,
>> The vet that did the barium test this a.m. is not my regular vet. We went
>[quoted text clipped - 24 lines]
>> Thanks,
>> Lisa
>
>I think your regular vet made the right decision. I was a bit concerned the
>only reason the other vet was suggesting delaying endoscopy was because his
>light source wasn't working. Perhaps you could get the scoping done
>elsewhere. Your best bet would be to see an internal medicine specialist.
>Board certified internists have "Dip ACVIM" after their name. You can look
>for internists practicing in your area at this website:
>
>http://www.acvim.org/index.aspx?id=86
>
>>>> Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not
>>>> able
>[quoted text clipped - 16 lines]
>>>>>
>>>>>J. dvm

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Lisa via CatKB.com
January 28th 06, 05:43 AM
Hi Rhonda,
Thanks for your thoughts and concern. My kitty is doing much better now that
we have started him on some new medication. Please keep us in the thoughs
and prayers!
Lisa

Rhonda wrote:
>Good luck to you and your cat. You obviously care very much about him.
>
>Rhonda
>
>> Hi Candace,
>> Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not able to
>[quoted text clipped - 22 lines]
>>>
>>>Candace

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J. dvm
January 28th 06, 01:56 PM
"Lisa via CatKB.com" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
> Hi Dr. J.
> Thought I'd give you an update on my kitty. My vet did consult with a Dip
> ACVIM from Cary, NC and they decided to try a 2 week run of Amoxicillin,
> Flagyl and Pepsid, stop the reglan and carafate. Today was day 3 of this
> regimen, and my kitty seems to being feeling MUCH better. Today has been
> a
> great day for both of us. The Dr. from Cary said that this my fix the
> problem, however, if he gets worse instead of better over the next 2 weeks
> that he would definitely do an endoscopy. He also suggested that this may
> be
> an enteritis secondary to my kitty being FIV positive. Thanks so much for
> your time and concern. It's people like you that make this world a
> wonderful
> place to live!
> Lisa
>
Thanks for the update. It sounds like they are treating your cat for a
possible infection with helicobacter. I've had a patient with chronic
vomiting respond permanently to a similar therapy. Good luck.

J.




> J. dvm wrote:
>>> Thanks again for the info,
>>> The vet that did the barium test this a.m. is not my regular vet. We
>>> went
>>[quoted text clipped - 24 lines]
>>> Thanks,
>>> Lisa
>>
>>I think your regular vet made the right decision. I was a bit concerned
>>the
>>only reason the other vet was suggesting delaying endoscopy was because
>>his
>>light source wasn't working. Perhaps you could get the scoping done
>>elsewhere. Your best bet would be to see an internal medicine specialist.
>>Board certified internists have "Dip ACVIM" after their name. You can
>>look
>>for internists practicing in your area at this website:
>>
>>http://www.acvim.org/index.aspx?id=86
>>
>>>>> Thanks for the input. We've just returned from the vet. He was not
>>>>> able
>>[quoted text clipped - 16 lines]
>>>>>>
>>>>>>J. dvm
>
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September 28th 12, 02:02 AM
irritable bowel syndrome. did u change his diet recently? pls give him 1mg or half immodium.

On Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:11:19 PM UTC-5, Lisa wrote:
> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year ago.
> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until about 3 weeks
> ago. Started with decreased appetite, vomiting undigested food, behavior
> changes. Went 5-6 days with little intake. Several visits to vet over the
> past 3 weeks. Blood test revealed positive FIV. ALL other blood work normal.
> No fever, no diaherra. He has periods of feeling well and acting normal
> followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill. Ultrasound of
> abdomen revealed enlarged spleen. I have him on interferon, reglan, pepsid
> and carafate. He has not vomited but a couple of time this week and the ill
> episodes way out weight the feel good episodes. His appetite is good and he
> has not lost any weight. He does not have hairballs. I brush him several
> times a day and vomiting has never been a problem until 3 weeks ago. He is
> scheduled for a endoscopy in the morning. Any suggestions??? He seems to
> feel bad after eating. He weights 13 lbs and has maintained his weight over
> the past 3 weeks. His behavior has done a 360 degree change over the past 3
> weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits end!!! Please
> help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.

Matthew[_3_]
September 28th 12, 12:38 PM
dont think they are going to answer you almost 7 YEARS LATER
> wrote in message
...
> irritable bowel syndrome. did u change his diet recently? pls give him 1mg
> or half immodium.
>
> On Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:11:19 PM UTC-5, Lisa wrote:
>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1 year
>> ago.
>> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until about 3
>> weeks
>> ago. Started with decreased appetite, vomiting undigested food, behavior
>> changes. Went 5-6 days with little intake. Several visits to vet over
>> the
>> past 3 weeks. Blood test revealed positive FIV. ALL other blood work
>> normal.
>> No fever, no diaherra. He has periods of feeling well and acting normal
>> followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill. Ultrasound of
>> abdomen revealed enlarged spleen. I have him on interferon, reglan,
>> pepsid
>> and carafate. He has not vomited but a couple of time this week and the
>> ill
>> episodes way out weight the feel good episodes. His appetite is good and
>> he
>> has not lost any weight. He does not have hairballs. I brush him
>> several
>> times a day and vomiting has never been a problem until 3 weeks ago. He
>> is
>> scheduled for a endoscopy in the morning. Any suggestions??? He seems
>> to
>> feel bad after eating. He weights 13 lbs and has maintained his weight
>> over
>> the past 3 weeks. His behavior has done a 360 degree change over the
>> past 3
>> weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits end!!!
>> Please
>> help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.
>

Bill Graham
September 28th 12, 11:16 PM
Matthew wrote:
> dont think they are going to answer you almost 7 YEARS LATER
> > wrote in message
> ...
>> irritable bowel syndrome. did u change his diet recently? pls give
>> him 1mg or half immodium.
>>
>> On Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:11:19 PM UTC-5, Lisa wrote:
>>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1
>>> year ago.
>>> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until
>>> about 3 weeks
>>> ago. Started with decreased appetite, vomiting undigested food,
>>> behavior changes. Went 5-6 days with little intake. Several
>>> visits to vet over the
>>> past 3 weeks. Blood test revealed positive FIV. ALL other blood
>>> work normal.
>>> No fever, no diaherra. He has periods of feeling well and acting
>>> normal followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill.
>>> Ultrasound of abdomen revealed enlarged spleen. I have him on
>>> interferon, reglan, pepsid
>>> and carafate. He has not vomited but a couple of time this week
>>> and the ill
>>> episodes way out weight the feel good episodes. His appetite is
>>> good and he
>>> has not lost any weight. He does not have hairballs. I brush him
>>> several
>>> times a day and vomiting has never been a problem until 3 weeks
>>> ago. He is
>>> scheduled for a endoscopy in the morning. Any suggestions??? He
>>> seems to
>>> feel bad after eating. He weights 13 lbs and has maintained his
>>> weight over
>>> the past 3 weeks. His behavior has done a 360 degree change over
>>> the past 3
>>> weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits
>>> end!!! Please
>>> help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.

Since he is an "outside" cat, he is subject to the dozens (or more) thinks
that outside cats are in danger of. I had on who died last year from
Round-Up weed killer poinoning. Your cat could have been poisoned by
something like that, of perhaps eating snails or slugs that were poisoned by
arsenic or something else like that. I don't know whether or not the blood
tests that your vet gave him would detect anything like that. In the case of
my cat, the vet knew immediately because he was in liver failure, and his
soft tissued, especially the eyes and mouth were yellow. but your cat could
have gotten into something that is much more subtle and doesn't show uo so
easily. Most anything will show uop in the proper blood test, but to test
for everything is impossible, and probably has financial limitations long
before you would be able to pinpoint anything. Perhaps you could ask your
neighbors if they put out any plant/animal poisons recently.

Matthew[_3_]
September 28th 12, 11:29 PM
"Bill Graham" > wrote in message
...
> Matthew wrote:
>> dont think they are going to answer you almost 7 YEARS LATER
>> > wrote in message
>> ...
>>> irritable bowel syndrome. did u change his diet recently? pls give
>>> him 1mg or half immodium.
>>>
>>> On Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:11:19 PM UTC-5, Lisa wrote:
>>>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1
>>>> year ago.
>>>> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until
>>>> about 3 weeks
>>>> ago. Started with decreased appetite, vomiting undigested food,
>>>> behavior changes. Went 5-6 days with little intake. Several
>>>> visits to vet over the
>>>> past 3 weeks. Blood test revealed positive FIV. ALL other blood
>>>> work normal.
>>>> No fever, no diaherra. He has periods of feeling well and acting
>>>> normal followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill.
>>>> Ultrasound of abdomen revealed enlarged spleen. I have him on
>>>> interferon, reglan, pepsid
>>>> and carafate. He has not vomited but a couple of time this week
>>>> and the ill
>>>> episodes way out weight the feel good episodes. His appetite is
>>>> good and he
>>>> has not lost any weight. He does not have hairballs. I brush him
>>>> several
>>>> times a day and vomiting has never been a problem until 3 weeks
>>>> ago. He is
>>>> scheduled for a endoscopy in the morning. Any suggestions??? He
>>>> seems to
>>>> feel bad after eating. He weights 13 lbs and has maintained his
>>>> weight over
>>>> the past 3 weeks. His behavior has done a 360 degree change over
>>>> the past 3
>>>> weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits
>>>> end!!! Please
>>>> help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.
>
> Since he is an "outside" cat, he is subject to the dozens (or more) thinks
> that outside cats are in danger of. I had on who died last year from
> Round-Up weed killer poinoning. Your cat could have been poisoned by
> something like that, of perhaps eating snails or slugs that were poisoned
> by arsenic or something else like that. I don't know whether or not the
> blood tests that your vet gave him would detect anything like that. In the
> case of my cat, the vet knew immediately because he was in liver failure,
> and his soft tissued, especially the eyes and mouth were yellow. but your
> cat could have gotten into something that is much more subtle and doesn't
> show uo so easily. Most anything will show uop in the proper blood test,
> but to test for everything is impossible, and probably has financial
> limitations long before you would be able to pinpoint anything. Perhaps
> you could ask your neighbors if they put out any plant/animal poisons
> recently.

BILL read that post was from Jan 2006 the person responded to

Bill Graham
September 29th 12, 06:10 PM
Matthew wrote:
> "Bill Graham" > wrote in message
> ...
>> Matthew wrote:
>>> dont think they are going to answer you almost 7 YEARS LATER
>>> > wrote in message
>>> ...
>>>> irritable bowel syndrome. did u change his diet recently? pls give
>>>> him 1mg or half immodium.
>>>>
>>>> On Sunday, January 22, 2006 10:11:19 PM UTC-5, Lisa wrote:
>>>>> Any ideas what's going on with my cat??? Rescued Tom cat about 1
>>>>> year ago.
>>>>> Approximately 5 years old. Now indoor/outdoor cat. Fine until
>>>>> about 3 weeks
>>>>> ago. Started with decreased appetite, vomiting undigested food,
>>>>> behavior changes. Went 5-6 days with little intake. Several
>>>>> visits to vet over the
>>>>> past 3 weeks. Blood test revealed positive FIV. ALL other blood
>>>>> work normal.
>>>>> No fever, no diaherra. He has periods of feeling well and acting
>>>>> normal followed by periods or days of feeling and looking ill.
>>>>> Ultrasound of abdomen revealed enlarged spleen. I have him on
>>>>> interferon, reglan, pepsid
>>>>> and carafate. He has not vomited but a couple of time this week
>>>>> and the ill
>>>>> episodes way out weight the feel good episodes. His appetite is
>>>>> good and he
>>>>> has not lost any weight. He does not have hairballs. I brush him
>>>>> several
>>>>> times a day and vomiting has never been a problem until 3 weeks
>>>>> ago. He is
>>>>> scheduled for a endoscopy in the morning. Any suggestions??? He
>>>>> seems to
>>>>> feel bad after eating. He weights 13 lbs and has maintained his
>>>>> weight over
>>>>> the past 3 weeks. His behavior has done a 360 degree change over
>>>>> the past 3
>>>>> weeks. I have not changed anything in the diet. I am at wits
>>>>> end!!! Please
>>>>> help, it is killing me to watch him suffer so.
>>
>> Since he is an "outside" cat, he is subject to the dozens (or more)
>> thinks that outside cats are in danger of. I had on who died last
>> year from Round-Up weed killer poinoning. Your cat could have been
>> poisoned by something like that, of perhaps eating snails or slugs
>> that were poisoned by arsenic or something else like that. I don't
>> know whether or not the blood tests that your vet gave him would
>> detect anything like that. In the case of my cat, the vet knew
>> immediately because he was in liver failure, and his soft tissued,
>> especially the eyes and mouth were yellow. but your cat could have
>> gotten into something that is much more subtle and doesn't show uo
>> so easily. Most anything will show uop in the proper blood test, but
>> to test for everything is impossible, and probably has financial
>> limitations long before you would be able to pinpoint anything.
>> Perhaps you could ask your neighbors if they put out any
>> plant/animal poisons recently.
>
> BILL read that post was from Jan 2006 the person responded to

I never rread the dates.... I wonder if his cat is still alive and
well......