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skipaway
02-09-2012, 01:30 AM
(((spiralgraph)))

I hope your cat gets better soon.

Anita18
02-09-2012, 01:41 AM
I got him from a shelter and he's probably only 3 or 4 years old. This happened so fast, two days ago he seemed fine.
Animals will do their best to hide illnesses. Cats are better than guinea pigs, at least. :o My roommate's kitten was not anywhere close to dying with that fever, but by the time I noticed there was something wrong with my guinea pig, it was already too late. :(

4 years is at best "middle age" for a cat. Still quite young!

Allskate
02-09-2012, 02:22 AM
Those are symptoms of a lot of different diseases and conditions, most of them not cancer.

I've been in your position before, where cancer was an option. Really not fun. But, in my case, it was NOT cancer. There's a very good chance that your cat also does not have cancer.

Still, it's not fun for a cat to feel like that. And not fun for the cat's owner either. :(

Good luck and please update us.

BittyBug
02-09-2012, 02:26 AM
I second what Allskate said. If your cat has a fever, the most likely cause is an infection of some sort, so try to stay positive even though I know it's hard. (I just went through this the month before last so I can well appreciate how anxious you must be.)

I hope whatever is ailing Runcible proves to be curable, and that he'll be well and back home with you soon. ((((((hugs))))))

Aussie Willy
02-09-2012, 02:40 AM
I hope puss is okay. It is pretty distressing having a sick animal.

lmarie086
02-09-2012, 03:37 AM
((Runcible)) I hope he's ok, and that his visit to the hospital is over for the better very soon!

DFJ
02-09-2012, 05:02 AM
You've done the right thing and he's in the proper hands. Praying that he is going to be fine and this is just a bad bout. Please let us know how he is doing. Hugs to you and kitty.

BigB08822
02-09-2012, 05:13 AM
So sorry. Maybe he just has a little infection or something and it can be worked out quickly. Best of luck.

Japanfan
02-09-2012, 11:10 AM
I have an update on Runcible. He's in an Animal Hospital, with a fever. They're not sure what's wrong with him yet. One of the possibilities could be cancer..:(
I think I'm in shock, I've only had him two months. Any good thoughts and wished would be greatly appreciated.

Spiralgraph in such situations we always fear the worst - the dreaded C especially - but it's quite likely it's not cancer, Runcible is a young puss.

It's the waiting that kills. .hope Runcible (love that name) is feeling better soon.

Keep us posted.

Spiralgraph
02-09-2012, 04:29 PM
I just called the Animal Hospital, and they think it's a urinary tract infection. His temperature is up to 105 and he's still not eating. They're going to start antiobiotics. I'm still worried.

Anita18
02-09-2012, 05:10 PM
I just called the Animal Hospital, and they think it's a urinary tract infection. His temperature is up to 105 and he's still not eating. They're going to start antiobiotics. I'm still worried.
UTIs are not really not uncommon. You brought him in early so his chances for full recovery are very good. :)

When you bring him home, I highly suggest you start feeding him solely wet food. Cats really do need to be taking in water and peeing constantly to keep UTIs at bay, especially males, and they simply don't have the urge to drink it by itself. I add SO MUCH WATER when making Mickey's food, it's a little ridiculous. It's also more expensive in the long run (it's cheaper than buying Whole Foods premium wet food but...that's about it), but if I'm gonna save on vet bills and worry, it's worth it to me.

Bonus is Mickey's poops don't smell anymore. :) I think that's only on the raw chicken diet though...

viennese
02-09-2012, 05:11 PM
Feel better Runcible.

Impromptu
02-09-2012, 05:26 PM
I just called the Animal Hospital, and they think it's a urinary tract infection. His temperature is up to 105 and he's still not eating. They're going to start antiobiotics. I'm still worried.


Also remember that a cat's normal body temperature is around 101 or 102 degrees, so a fever of 105 ... well, it's still a fever, but it's more analogous to a human having a fever of 102.

BelleBway
02-09-2012, 05:31 PM
He's not eating because he has a fever; that's a typical cat reaction to fever. Once they start the antibiotics, that should fight the infection which in turn will bring down the fever and then he'll probably start eating again. It's totally understandable to be worried, but you did the right thing by bringing him to the vet and I'm sure he is in good hands now.

modern_muslimah
02-09-2012, 06:08 PM
I'm glad your cat's going to be ok Spiralgraph. I hope he gets better soon.