While I was in Florida, my Calvin boy had to make a visit to the vet because he was very lethargic and not eating. His bloodwork indicated a high white blood cell count meaning an infection was somewhere in his body. His phosphorus was also high, and my hubby was given the task of giving him liquid meds a couple of times a day. The only thing worse than trying to give a cat a pill is giving a cat liquid medicine!
He went back for a recheck on his blood, and the white cell count was even higher. An ultrasound was done and we found out that he has lymphoma - cancer around his stomach. All of the cancers to get, lymphoma is somewhat treatable, although not cureable.
He was also very dehydrated, and after spending a couple of days getting IV fluids, antibiotics, and starting him on chemo medicine, he is eating again! His blue badge of courage is now off his leg, and it looks like he is wearing Ugg boots!
All of my animals have some of my heart, but Calvin has the largest piece of it. He is the only thing I got from my aunt when she passed away, and he is one special boy. We will love on him for as long as he has left and will do what we can to make him comfortable until the time that he must journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
If you believe in prayer, please say one for him. Thank you to all our Catster friends for your love and support - you are the greatest!