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    Lucas does not get better.

    Lucas has had liquid diarrhea (it firmed a bit twice but returned to liquid) for about 3 weeks now. We are on his 4th medicine and even a new food. Well now his appetite is slipping. When he did not finish a meal 2 days ago I thought I would just give him his old food to see if it was caused by a dislike for this new food. But for 4 meals now he leaves leftovers and each time he leaves more in his dish than the time before. This cat never leaves leftovers, he usually tries to eat any one else's leftovers.

    He is going in for blood work this evening. I wonder how long I will need to wait for results.

    I am here to tell you I am starting to imagine the worse.
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    Oh Jen I am sooo sorry. I know it seems bleak but please try not to imagine the worse. Maybe it's the new medicine that is decreasing his appetite? We are pulling for Lucas 150%. Lilith, Vixen and I have all crossable parts crossed that he starts to improve and that the blood work will finally show what it wrong. We are seening out healing vibes and lots and lots of love to both you and Lucas. Keep your thoughts positive. I am also going to send my Rb angel Mytsi to be with Lucas and encourage him to get better. She is will stay with him until he is all better and she is a very good kitty nurse. She promises she will do everything in her power to return your Lucas to 100% again and she also promises not to leave his side for a single second until she has succeeded at doing that.

    Come on Lucas sweetheart. Get well. Your meowmie is sooo worried about you.

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    Keeping positive thoughts and prayers for you and Lucas! Michelle made a good suggestion, maybe the new medicine is putting him off his food. I hope that is all it is. Please let us know the results of his bloodwork as soon as you are able.

    C'mon Lucas, get better!


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    Maybe it's the new medicine that is decreasing his appetite?
    I wish I could think that, but his one medicine is a steroid. If anything, he should have an INCREASED appetite.

    Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.
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    Try to be positve Jen.
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    Thank you, what a lovely card.
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    Will keep good thoughts. Usually blood work takes 24 hrs. Hopefully they will rush the results for you. I'm thinking they wont get the blood to the lab until Saturday with the weekend you are looking at results on Monday.
    Most labs dont work on Sundays. We had blood work done for RB Butterscotch on Saturday a.m. and got results Monday a.m.
    I would not expect results much before Monday.

    With his symptoms etc, I would have him retested tonight for feline leukemia etc (you will get results in 10-15 mins) before they go doing a full CBC (complete blood count) on him. You'll save him the experience of blood draw and you the cost of CBC. Thats my advise.
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    MY SENIOR ANGELS ME SCRAPPY,AND POUNCER,WILL BE WITH THOSE ANGELS,JEN,AND WE ARE PRAYING VERY HARD,FOR ONE,OF THE MOST LOVE CATS,ON PET TALK,LUCAS.
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    What 4 meds have you tried, Jen?

    Albon would be one to try, in case of coccidia.

    I just bought Feline Rebound Liquid Diet RX it can be given long term.

    Keep him hydrated and you will get some answers on his bloodwork soon.

    Pulling for Lucas!

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    Jen, my vet can do his own testing right there and I can have results within 10-15 minutes. Of course I think this costs more than having them send it to the lab, but ask your vet if they have that capability.
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    What 4 meds have you tried, Jen?
    Albon (which for those of you who do not know this is for MORE than just coccidia)
    Centrine
    Flagyl
    Prednisone

    he also had a stool sample...neg.

    change in his food to rule out allergy.

    The vet is now testing for thyroid problems. The results will be in tomorrow, but my vet won't be in until Monday. I can get the results from the vet on call, or wait.

    I just today heard about the Rebound. I'd like to know where to get that. (one by one's director said her vet was backordered for this stuff when she tried to get some)
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    I just today heard about the Rebound. I'd like to know where to get that. (one by one's director said her vet was backordered for this stuff when she tried to get some) [/B][/QUOTE]

    It is RX, so you have to ask your vet to get it for you.
    Here's a page, showing the distributors and their phone numbers, so you can give the number to your vet, and say: Here, get me some of this. (6 boxes= $43)
    I asked for it yesterday and it was at my vet today!
    You can tube feed, syringe or free feed it. Long term too. Electrolytes and added calories!

    http://www.reboundanimalhealth.com/distributors.html

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    Jen, I'm so sorry to hear that Lucas is still sick. I hope that you'll be able to get the blood test results quickly and that they'll tell you something. Hopefully it's treatable and that he'll make a speedy and full recovery. Lots of prayers and positive thoughts are being sent your way. Please take care. ((((HUGS))))
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    hang in there, LUCAS

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    Oh Jen I'm so sorry. I can sense the worry in your post. I pray that Lucas will be fine.

    Please give him some gentle hugs and kisses from me.

    Lots of ((((HUGS)))) for you!

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