Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday Vet Visit

I took Cooper for his vet appointment. His exam showed he was sporting a fever and possibly had blood in his stool (thanks to the rectal thermometer for that bit of info). He doesn't have any racket in his chest to say that his malady has moved chestward, thank goodness. He tested negative for Feline Leukemia and feline AIDS but we are waiting on his PIF blood test which had to be sent to a lab (Feline Infectious Peritonitus coronavirus is the disease in English). If he has PIF then he is most likely a goner which is very sad. The vet gave us new antibiotics and a a 3 day course of medicine for his fever and any inflamation and right now he seems to be feeling pretty darn good if his following Harley to bat at his tail is any indicator. Too bad the anti inflammatory couldn't be taken longer than 3 days! On the plus side he is eating and isn't dehydrated, somewhat to the vets surprise. Poor wee thing. He's only 7 pounds at 11 months which is quite small for a Ragdoll. I think Harley weighs about that and he's only 6 months old. Hears hoping the next bit of vet news is happy news.


Anonymous said...

Keep us posted- I really believe he is exactly where he needs to be.

Anonymous said...

Poor Cooper and poor you! I hope he gets better soon and that his condition is not as dire as you fear. Hang in there Coop!