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Probably I lost some details or haven't understood whether this leaking fluid has been tested?
Did any vet collect a sample of this fluid and run a test on it? I mean a complete chemistry test, to assess what is really in it. It might seem water or odorless urine but it can actually be something else.
 
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Probably I lost some details or haven't understood whether this leaking fluid has been tested?
Did any vet collect a sample of this fluid and run a test on it? I mean a complete chemistry test, to assess what is really in it. It might seem water or odorless urine but it can actually be something else.
Sorry I'm only just seeing this message. No the vet did not test. He stopped leaking Friday but only just started again and it looks more like blood now.

I reached out to the cat only veterinarian clinic and received a response:

I'd be happy to review his file -- ask your vet to forward his medical records including all tests done (urine test, copy of xrays). Bloodwork is highly recommended, including screening for leukemia and FIV viruses if not done recently

I'm really losing hope here going from one cash grab to the next. I don't understand why an indoor cat would have to be tested for FIV viruses or how leukemia is relevant. I'll keep making calls Monday.
 

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Sorry I'm only just seeing this message. No the vet did not test. He stopped leaking Friday but only just started again and it looks more like blood now.

I reached out to the cat only veterinarian clinic and received a response:

I'd be happy to review his file -- ask your vet to forward his medical records including all tests done (urine test, copy of xrays). Bloodwork is highly recommended, including screening for leukemia and FIV viruses if not done recently

I'm really losing hope here going from one cash grab to the next. I don't understand why an indoor cat would have to be tested for FIV viruses or how leukemia is relevant. I'll keep making calls Monday.
I have never seen nor heard of this before and I'm really hoping that someone is able to give you some answers. :hugs: This has to be incredibly frustrating for you. Is he still eating, using his litter box, etc., and acting normally otherwise?
 
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I have never seen nor heard of this before and I'm really hoping that someone is able to give you some answers. :hugs: This has to be incredibly frustrating for you. Is he still eating, using his litter box, etc., and acting normally otherwise?
Thx. Yes we're feeding him and coaxing him to drink. If not, we syringe him a little to keep him hydrated. He's using the litter box. He's still acting normally although he's a little wiped out. He's sleeping a lot.

He's currently walking around leaving a trail of red droplets and I'm following him with napkins. We'll mop after he goes to sleep and keep changing the napkins every so often.
 

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They need to do blood work to figure out t what do going on inside him with regards to liver, kidneys, electrolytes and protiens. From losing all this fluid, it could be serum in which case it could drop his protein levels to low.

The FELV and FIV are standard tests to be run in any cat that isn’t well. Has he ever been tested? If so, then let them know. This doesn’t sound like a cash grab to me. I would get an appointment with the cat vet asap.
 
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They need to do blood work to figure out t what do going on inside him with regards to liver, kidneys, electrolytes and protiens. From losing all this fluid, it could be serum in which case it could drop his protein levels to low.

The FELV and FIV are standard tests to be run in any cat that isn’t well. Has he ever been tested? If so, then let them know. This doesn’t sound like a cash grab to me. I would get an appointment with the cat vet asap.
Thanks for letting me know. I'll ask my vet to run these tests and forward the medical files to the cat vet to save time.
 

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If those vets are only after your money, they should be more than happy to run as many tests as possible, all the ones you want them to run and more.
A complete blood panel is needed, along with FIV and FeLV tests, and also a chemistry and biological test of the fluid that your cat is leaking.
And this should be done as soon as possible, today for instance.
 
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If those vets are only after your money...
I've already addressed my initial statement in the post above yours so why frame your answer in this way? but since you bring it up, yes it is a cash grab. If my vet had no idea what the illness was he should have referred to a specialist rather than throw every medication at him hoping something would work, which incidentally nothing has. Two of the medications prescribed I'm told here on this forum should not be administered together. Two weeks and almost $2000 and my cat is bleeding all over the living room floor with my wife and I performing shifts tonight hoping someone will see us before we lose him.

And this should be done as soon as possible, today for instance.
I'll add that we don't need your condescending remarks.
 

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Sorry I'm only just seeing this message. No the vet did not test. He stopped leaking Friday but only just started again and it looks more like blood now.

I reached out to the cat only veterinarian clinic and received a response:

I'd be happy to review his file -- ask your vet to forward his medical records including all tests done (urine test, copy of xrays). Bloodwork is highly recommended, including screening for leukemia and FIV viruses if not done recently

I'm really losing hope here going from one cash grab to the next. I don't understand why an indoor cat would have to be tested for FIV viruses or how leukemia is relevant. I'll keep making calls Monday.
If it were me I'd be pleased with that response and forward everything your current Vet has over to that office- I was pleasantly surprised to hear them say" I'd be happy to review his FILE" rather than" Make an appt".... so it doesn't not sound like they are looking to squeeze every dime out of you

To be honest I wouldn't imagine I'd ask for any tests at the current Vet- I'd speak with the one who suggested x,x &x and after further consultation highly likely I'd have them take over......

Any Vet would follow standard protocols with a new patient and test for what should have been tested for from his first visit with a Vet if it had not been done already- whether this issue is related or unrelated to such diseases as FIV could mean the difference in treatment so it is important

I hope this encourages you in some way,I don't believe every Vet office is just looking to make a buck -have Faith,pray and follow your heart ,there are good people still in the world so I'm praying you are lead to the right one🙏❤
 
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If it were me I'd be pleased with that response and forward everything your current Vet has over to that office- I was pleasantly surprised to hear them say" I'd be happy to review his FILE" rather than" Make an appt".... so it doesn't not sound like they are looking to squeeze every dime out of you

To be honest I wouldn't imagine I'd ask for any tests at the current Vet- I'd speak with the one who suggested x,x &x and after further consultation highly likely I'd have them take over......

Any Vet would follow standard protocols with a new patient and test for what should have been tested for from his first visit with a Vet if it had not been done already- whether this issue is related or unrelated to such diseases as FIV could mean the difference in treatment so it is important

I hope this encourages you in some way,I don't believe every Vet office is just looking to make a buck -have Faith,pray and follow your heart ,there are good people still in the world so I'm praying you are lead to the right one🙏❤
Thank you. I agree and am grateful they are willing to look at his file.
 

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Also,of I may? I completely understand your frustration and your worry which probably has you sleepless and on pins and needles- I csn see how deeply you love your little guy and want him well- we ALL understand,truly

But I do not believe anyone has said anything derogatory and only in the hopes of supporting you- its often difficult to communicate in type and things can be taken the wrong way- Antonio65 Antonio65 (can certainly speak for himself) but I know his heart and he was not telling you the Vet that prescribed the unnecessary meds is not a cash grab- sounds to me he was trying to encourage you thst the " new " Vet is NOT - he didn't ask to let him run all those tests but to have them done,see?

We all care about your boy,you and your wife- every one of us do🥰
 
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Antonio65 I'm sorry. It's been a rough weekend and I haven't slept in a while and we're devastated. Thank you everyone for the suggestions. Will update as soon as anything happens.
 

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Antonio65 I'm sorry. It's been a rough weekend and I haven't slept in a while and we're devastated. Thank you everyone for the suggestions. Will update as soon as anything happens.
Don't need to be sorry, I know the anxiety and stress through rough times like this one. On my side, I know that I should have phrased my post differently, I'm sorry about that.
Wish your cat the best, I hope you have good news soon.
 

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Antonio65 I'm sorry. It's been a rough weekend and I haven't slept in a while and we're devastated. Thank you everyone for the suggestions. Will update as soon as anything happens.
We'll be anxiously awaiting with great expectations of good news- we are all here for you and can certainly relate to sleepless nights worried about our fur babies when something is wrong

I'm a total wreck as I'm going in for surgery next week just worrying over " what if" while I'm not at home and they are perfectly fine, out kitties are our family !

That's the most wonderful part of being here on TCS ,,having like minded friends who feel EXACTLY as we all do❤ Do let us know what's happening.

So what is your precious boys name?
 
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Don't need to be sorry, I know the anxiety and stress through rough times like this one. On my side, I know that I should have phrased my post differently, I'm sorry about that.
Wish your cat the best, I hope you have good news soon.
No need to apologize my friend, I wasn't thinking straight but your advice was what I needed to hear. I had them do chemistry and without your suggestion I wouldn't have known to ask for that. :)
They also did bloodwork, FIV and Leukemia and will fax to the cat only clinic tomorrow.
The regular vet said that his rash on his stomach has subsided and that he feels some firmness in spots. He said there are "boils" underneath the surface of his skin trapping pockets of serum but didn't know anything else so I'll just have to wait.
 
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We'll be anxiously awaiting with great expectations of good news- we are all here for you and can certainly relate to sleepless nights worried about our fur babies when something is wrong

I'm a total wreck as I'm going in for surgery next week just worrying over " what if" while I'm not at home and they are perfectly fine, out kitties are our family !

That's the most wonderful part of being here on TCS ,,having like minded friends who feel EXACTLY as we all do❤ Do let us know what's happening.

So what is your precious boys name?
His name is Pesky lol. We're praying for both you and your kitty family. Everything will be fine.

Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
 

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His name is Pesky lol. We're praying for both you and your kitty family. Everything will be fine.

Psalm 56:3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Amen🙏❤ Thank you so much

James 5:16
Praying fervently for Pesky
 
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No update yet as I'm still waiting on the cat hospital for a prognosis. They are not taking new patients so will not see him directly but will look at the medical file. My vet says to tell them to give me the prognosis directly so I hope he is not adverse to prescribing any medications the cat veterinarian may recommend.

I have a theory to what is maybe going on and would welcome any input into the plausibility.

1) I think initially the cat caused some sort of damage to his skin through excessive licking of his bottom right side causing serum to leak.

2) The "leakage" stopped for almost a week while wearing a cone that the vet had placed on him. The cone had a rough plastic edge and was also too short because we caught him licking the same spot with the cone on and he began leaking again.

3) We bought a new cone made of some sort of rough material that was a little longer and then noticed the cat would still perform his licking motions with the new cone scraping his stomach (like sandpaper). He started dripping blood and we noticed a scrape mark on the top middle of his chest.

4) We bought another cone that was smooth plastic and longer and the blood dripping has stopped for two days now since wearing it...

I wonder if it's as simple as this?
 
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