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jmc
October 26th 09, 10:12 PM
Suddenly, without warning, Kelly Greene exclaimed (10/25/2009 12:53 AM):
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> I don't need another vet to disgnose her. We know what she has.
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The point is, your current vet may have misdiagnosed her. She might
have something else completely different, which is why the treatment
isn't working. She may have something *in addition* to the inner ear
infection, or something caused by it, which is treated differently.

I've never, ever heard of a cat being euthanized for having an inner ear
infection, even a severe one.

Cybercat might not be the most diplomatic of us here, but in this she is
right, you really should see another vet before making a final decision
on your cat. I would - if I didn't I would carry the guilt the rest of
my life, that maybe if I'd taken that extra step, the new vet might have
found something new, or have found the real cause and saved my cat's life.

If this were your child, would you hesitate to see another doctor if the
first wasn't fixing the problem, and your child was suffering?

jmc

Kelly Greene
October 29th 09, 06:24 AM
"jmc" > wrote in message
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> Suddenly, without warning, Kelly Greene exclaimed (10/25/2009 12:53 AM):
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>> I don't need another vet to disgnose her. We know what she has.
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> The point is, your current vet may have misdiagnosed her. She might have
> something else completely different, which is why the treatment isn't
> working. She may have something *in addition* to the inner ear infection,
> or something caused by it, which is treated differently.

Yes, that's a possibility. A second vet may or may not find anything other
than the ear infection. She has started to respond and is doing much better
yesterday and today.

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> I've never, ever heard of a cat being euthanized for having an inner ear
> infection, even a severe one.

Of course she or any animal wouldn't *need* to be euthanized if the owner
didn't mind watching them suffer when treatment didn't work or there was no
treatment available. We personally can't watch an animal suffer if there is
little or no hope of recovery. It was obvious she was in real pain for
awhile. Yesterday and and today she shows no signs of pain. She'll be on
the meds for 2 more days.

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> Cybercat might not be the most diplomatic of us here, but in this she is
> right,

She may be right but looses credibility when she starts using profanity,
changing the meaning of what someone says and assumes she knows what they're
thinking. She also doesn't know what financial situation the poster is in.
Right now I have some medical bills of my own that must be paid. We didn't
plan to get a cat this soon.

you really should see another vet before making a final decision
> on your cat. I would - if I didn't I would carry the guilt the rest of my
> life, that maybe if I'd taken that extra step, the new vet might have
> found something new, or have found the real cause and saved my cat's life.

Actually this isn't "my cat" as such. She was tossed out (of a car?) by the
neighbor's house and the neighbor was feeding her, then moved away. When
she wandered over here, she was already sick. I could have called the
shelter and she would have had ZERO chance to live. They don't treat the
sick there when they can't even find homes for the healthy. :*(

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> If this were your child, would you hesitate to see another doctor if the
> first wasn't fixing the problem, and your child was suffering?

My child, yes. I always had affordable Health Ins that covered them. I have
no Ins to cover pets or strays people dump out here in the countryside.

Had I had no Ins? I would have taken them to the low-cost children's Clinic
in the city. We have no such thing here for pets and strays. People have to
either borrow from someone, or get some kind of loan to pay vet bills.
Going into debt for a stray, age and history unknown, is not something most
people would be willing to do.

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> jmc