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    Bartie and Elan issues...

    Both are getting along great. However, both are having health issues.

    Bartie started vomiting and Elan is projectile vomiting on a regular basis.

    I spoke to Bartie's vet and she said we're out of options for B. She told me to stop giving him his meds for a few days then start them up again. She thinks the intestinal lymphoma has gotten worse. She doesn't think he's in any pain. He's still eating, drinking and using the box so I'm not too concerned. It's been 5 days since he had his meds and hasn't barfed once. He seems very content and I wonder if I should put him back on them.

    Elan on the other hand, is vomiting a LOT and on a very regular basis. It's not his thyroid because tests revealed normal levels. His liver enzymes are through the roof. The vet who saw him says that could indicate cancer. All I can do for him is keep him fed and comfortable. He's not eating very much, if at all. My gut feeling tells me that it's only a matter of time.
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    Glad to learn Bartie is doing better with a break in his meds.

    So sorry re Elan.

    I know humans and canines can take milk thistle to help cleanse the liver. I do not know about cats. You may want to research that online.
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    I am glad Bartie is doing.

    Elan - that beautiful boy - I wish there was something to be done for him to help him. Would mild steroids help for a while?

    It's an old saying here, Donna - but you took in these two older boys and thank God they knew your love and caring for whatever time they have left.

    I pray that somehow Elan can have a turnaround.
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    No advice, just thoughts for your situation. Sometimes, Donna, your best is all you can do, with no promises of the outcome. You are giving them hard, core, love. That means a lot.

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    I'm happy to hear that Bartie is doing better without the meds. Some special prayers are being prayed for Elan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataholic View Post
    No advice, just thoughts for your situation. Sometimes, Donna, your best is all you can do, with no promises of the outcome. You are giving them hard core, love. That means a lot.
    My thoughts exactly. Thank you for your care of these kitties, Donna.
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    I too wish I could offer some ideas for Bartie and Elan.
    All we can offer is prayers from all of us at The Found Cat Hotel and from our Awesome Angels for their health.
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    God bless you, Donna, for all the love and care you are giving these two very special kitties, and God bless Bartie and Elan for having you there filling the rest of their lives with all that love and care they deserve so very much.

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