Married to the Empire

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Calvin's Latest Trip to the Vet

We need prayer.

Calvin was obviously not feeling well on Sunday, and I discovered that he'd been using parts of the guest room as an extra litterbox. *sigh* I took him to the vet first thing Monday morning.

He received an IV for dehydration, we're doubling his daily antibiotic because he has yet another bladder infection, and his calcium is high, but his phosphorus is not. That last bit really means nothing to me, but I was told that high calcium with normal phosphorus can indicate a parathyroid problem.

Or cancer.

Calvin's blood has been sent off to an independent lab to determine what's going on. And now we wait.


ashley @ twentysixcats said...

Oh I feel your pain. :-( I have totally been there with Lewis - the tests, the scare of cancer. We never did find out why his calcium was high. :-(

How old is Calvin anyway?

I hope it turns out to be nothing. *hug*

Anne Marie@Married to the Empire said...

He's 13.5, we think. He's a rescue kitty, so his age is approximate.

I didn't realize that Lewis had high calcium, too. Did he ever start feeling better?

Thirsty said...

Luvin' the cat in the bag shot - the medical stuff, not so much.

Allison said...

Poor boy. Yes, I will keep Calvin in my prayers. Do update on the lab results, ok?

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Sweet Calvin is in our prayers for perfect healing. He is a beautiful boy.

Anonymous said...

My prayers are with Calvin and the rest of your family.

ashley @ twentysixcats said...

I guess Lewis is better now. He's still not eating like he used to, but I don't think he's as thin as he was. Or maybe he is and we've just gotten used to it. I don't know. Poor kitty has kinda gotten placed on the back burner with Savannah's arrival.

Yeah his calcium levels were high, but the vet couldn't figure out what was wrong. He was only 4 1/2 years old so cancer would have been highly unusual. We ran tons of tests and ruled out everything obvious. She referred us to a specialist, but I just don't have that kind of money! Especially at the same time as buying a house. Since he acts okay, we haven't done anything else for him healthwise.