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Update on Flare's Condition

Discussion in 'Get Well Soon' started by georgehairlesson, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. georgehairlesson

    georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    The vet just called me with bad news. Flare's teeth cleaning and extractions will have to be pushed back because he needs to do more blood tests on her.
    He said 2 bad things showed up: Her albumin and globulin levels are the highest he has ever seen in an animal. He said this could be due to a chronic infection and inflammation or could even possibly be cancer! He said that just to be safe he needs to test her blood more and do even more thorough tests. He also said that he already did a complete blood count on her and even a blood tests for senior cats because of the severity.(Shes only 4, but very ill right now)
    Hopefully, the raised levels are only due to the inflammation and infections in her mouth and URI. That can be resolved by the cleaning and more antibiotics. I am in total shock. Tried to contact the breeder again. Still no response.
     

  2. Melonie

    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    Do you have papers saying she is only 4? Just a thought. I would be furious right about now. Did you have her shipped? If not I would be knocking on the breeders door!
     
  3. georgehairlesson

    georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    I did not have her shipped. I live about 1 hr 20 minutes from the breeder. I have the papers saying she just turned 4 this June. I am furious right now. I wanted a healthy kitty! A healthy companion for George! So worried about Flare.
     
  4. georgehairlesson

    georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    We picked Flare up from the breeder.(as we did also with George) I remember the breeder saying "Give her a good life. She deserves it"
     
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    MelonieSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    How long have you had her? Was there any sort of health guarentee? I got a sick cat from a breeder too! Not as sick as flare though!
     
  6. MissMySphynxBoys

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    That comment is about the only honest and sincere thing that breeder has said to you.

    Try not to worry too much. I know it's hard, but the eleveated levels could very well be due to the chronic and severe infections she is fighting.

    Wishing Flare a speedy recovery.
     
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      Hugs to you and Flare, I am so sorry you are going through this
       
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        wow, that is awful news. I'm so sorry your having to go thru this. I hope things take a turn for the better.
         
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          Prayers for her.
          Has the breeder said anything.
           
        • georgehairlesson

          georgehairlessonSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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          I keep re-reading the contract to see if there is some way we can go after the breeder.
          It does say that "during departure the breeder to the best of her knowledge that the cat/kitten is healthy"
          She had to know!
          We have had her for exactly 1 month today.
           
        • georgehairlesson

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          The breeder has yet to reply. I have been trying to contact her since the 7th of June!
           
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          Sounds like its time for a certified letter maybe. Just a thought.
           
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          Poor girl!!

          The breeder couold at least have the decency to contact you!!

          More hugs, kisses and prayers winging their way to you both!

          X
           
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            More purrs and hugs for Flare!! Hopefully they have some answers soon and it is nothing serious and she can be in the road to wellness soon! Sending prayers and positive thoughts your way. Please keep us updated!
             
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              That just IRKS me :Angry: That breeder knows exactly what is going on and that is why there are no returned calls. Dinka and I are sending healing vibes to Flare.
               
            • georgehairlesson

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              Thank you so much! I agree with you in that the breeder knew the whole time. She just doesn't care; I guess. :( I know for a fact that it wouldn't have hurt her money-wise to give Flare meds and tend to her because the breeder lives in a mansion that is worth at least 1 million.
               
            • georgehairlesson

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              I'll admit that although I'm 25 and an adult, I am still a clueless in some ways. I have no clue how to do this certified letter. Would anyone help me?
               
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              • Skull head
              here is a link with info:
              USPS - Certified Mail

              basically, take a letter to post office, tell the clerk you wish to send a certified letter, return receipt. The clerk will help you though it, despite the reputation for going 'postal' I've always found the USPS people exceptionally helpful.

              it'll cost about 5 bucks
               
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                I sure hope you can get Flare all fixed up and that you can get some of the cost covered by the breeder. How crappy! Keep us updated.
                 
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                Check for HCM also.
                Thee are many cats from that cattery in Wrinkles lines and one died from HCM last year.
                Can you pm me the cats full name she may be in Wrinkles lines also?
                That is rude of her.


                 
              • MissMySphynxBoys

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                How has Flare been doing with the antibiotics?
                 
              • georgehairlesson

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                Unfortunately, they do not seem to be affecting her much. She does still have a healthy appetite though!
                 
              • georgehairlesson

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                Today the Dr. took blood for "Protein Electrophoresis".
                 
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                Is he looking to rule out FIP?
                 
              • georgehairlesson

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                Yes, that and cancer. I swear if it's something like FIP and is contagious I will FLIP OUT! If Georgie gets sick, I will be seeing her in court then.