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Update on Tequila

by Therese on February 4, 2010

in My pets, Tequila

Another day, another update.

I talked to Tequila’s vet this morning and there’s still no definitive answer to what’s going on. She had a chance to look everything over from yesterday and is thinking pretty much what the vet yesterday mentioned – that it could be IBD or lymphoma. The best way to figure that out for sure is to do exploratory surgery and get tissue samples of her intestines, liver, and lymph nodes. I’m not ready put her through abdominal surgery yet though, so we’re going a bit more conservative route right now.

Since Tequila’s not acting sick, the vet is going to give her some meds that should help with the inflammation and I’m going to change her diet a bit. And, since a urinalysis yesterday showed crystals in her urine, I’m going to also get her a water fountain that should encourage her to drink more. The vet will see her again next week to see if anything’s working and we’ll go from there.

In the meantime, her vet is going to talk with an internal medicine vet to get a second opinion. Tequila’s just not showing the signs of illness that a cat with her test results would show, and not everything in her blood work is exactly right on for any particular diagnosis. So it makes it a bit more difficult to figure out exactly what’s going on.

If you read my post yesterday you’ll understand when I say, “I don’t see a duck anywhere!”

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Summer Huggins February 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I have to tell you, we took the “conservative route” when Bugsy got sick around Christmas. After two ultrasounds and a plasma transfusion, we weren’t ready to put him through surgery either. And I’m glad we didn’t: The conservative approach with new meds and steroids have seemed to do the trick (knock on wood). He may be on these meds and steroids, along with a special diet, for the rest of his life, but that’s okay with us…

I wish you and Tequila the best!


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