Posted on February 9, 2015
I really like this Manhattan Cat Specialist vet. She doesn't write off my kitty...you know, by like calling her "a very sick old lady" like the oncologist did. Skinky DID gain weight. She jumped off the very high examining table and wandered around the room(s), showing a great deal of curiousity. This vet thought she even blinked her (bad) eye or tried to. Not sure that I've seen that, but I'll take it. The vet understands where I'm coming from...THIS is not the behavior of at cat that is ready or asking to be put to sleep.
I bought a bottle of liquid cerenia to inject, as well as a big bottle of dexamethasone, subq's infused with potassium, artificial tears ointment, B12 shot, a shot of convenia to give her in a few days, and a TON of needles. Her BG was taken too, it was about 265, not bad considering I haven't been giving her insulin lately. The only reason is that I haven't been able to get food into her and would rather have her BG high than risk hypoglycemia. Still, the 265 was before the steroid shot, so I'm sure it went higher after the steroid shot.
I really don't know what to do with this kitty. I'm not pushing the fundraising as I would need 4600 more for what the Animal Medical Center proposes to do, and I just don't see that happening...not to mention what the treatment would cost - chemo or radiology. And then there are the prospects for a nearly 16 year old kitty after chemo. I have about a couple hundred left from the fundraiser - Thank you! The vet suggested another oncologist that she knows at Blue Pearl who she suggested I see. She also suggested another cancer drug, Palladia, but doesn't want to give it w/o the oncologist approving. So tomorrow I contact the AMC oncologist and see if she will 'ok' us using this drug, and then I can start Skinky on it. I hope she works with us. The issue is that we haven't gone through the CT scan/biopsy to definitely confirm cancer, so the oncologist might not approve us using the Palladia.
So we are back to syringing with Hills AD, now infused with immune boosting supplements I got for her (Celluquent, Transfer Factor, Llysine and something called Life Gold). And the DCA. I'm just trying to appreciate every day my little anorexic kitty is with me and hoping one day SOON she'll start eating...and eating...and eating.