No news on the Dude, I've posted another note on a different board but he seems to have disappeared in thin air. I woke up this morning with the vivid image of his green eyes looking at me on wednesday night while I was feeding Patches from my laps...I think he may have felt that all our attentions were for Patches and didn't feel we were loving him as much. But we do love him so much, I hope he'll give us another chance.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
The mysterious illness
We got some news from the Vet last night, Patches blood tests came back clean, he's never been exposed to coronaviruses of any kind (no antibodies) so he's definitely not suffering of FIP which is great news. He's also negative for toxoplasmosis. So we were a bit hopeful that he may have had polyps which can be surgically removed and the Vet said she was going to X-ray him this morning. We just called to see how he's doing and the X-ray showed no sign of polyps at all, just massive swelling of his trachea which causes him so much trouble breathing. Still non the wiser on what the problem is and how to treat it. The Vet thinks it's viral but will refer him to a different hospital if they have a thin endoscope. She has him on steroids to reduce the swelling and we'll go see him this afternoon. Poor Patches. I don't know how I feel, deep down I don't think he'll make it and I hate all the suffering he's going through.