- Oct 23, 2019
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Hi. I have 1.5 year old bengal he is a health boy, no diarrhea, doesn't throw up and a wonderful eater. Yesterday morning I could tell he didn't feel well, he was lethargic, wouldn't get off our bed, gagged when I offered him food and was drooling. I stayed home from work and took him to the vet. Our vet did labs which showed slightly elevated WBC and neutrophils. The xray showed an area of concern for a foreign body, so we were sent for an ultrasound. The ultrasound revealed a mildy enlarged mesenteric lymph node and a small area of thickening in his small intestine. He stayed overnight and they have him on antibiotics and he will be released today with medication and a special food. He hasn't ate in over 24 hours and hasn't pooped either. They keep calling him aggressive and they have to sedate him when they handle him because he will growl and might bite. I was extremely concerned about the lymph node enlargement but they don't seemed too concerned and think its either from inflammation or an infection. They said if he does not start eating or throws up to bring him back for exploratory surgery including biopsies to rule out IBD or SCL. Can lymphoma present so suddenly? Can a cat have IBD that just shows up one day? I don't want to put him through such invasive surgery if he doesn't need it.