- 4 years ago
So this morning our kitty was fine. he’s 13 and ate and was semi obnoxious as usual. I left at 7 or so to take my mom to an appointment. Around 11:45 or so I got a call from home saying that kitty couldn’t walk well. This also included a loss of sight. He was stumbly and floppy and can’t seem to see, he also started panting heavily and drooling a waterfall.
It’s some sort of neurological issue.
The neurologist is suggesting an MRI.
Stroke: Hope for the best with mild treatment. This could be a couple weeks before we know if this is what it is without an MRI.
Tumor: Operate, try to reduce the swelling with meds.
Swelling: Put him down
Infection/virus: Treat with meds
It’s $3500 for the MRI alone. I don’t know what we should even do here. We don’t have a ton of money to throw down.
He’s such a good cat. I absolutely love him. He’s full of BBs from being shot when he was young and he always stares at you with huge, blank eyes. He claws your arm sharply if you don’t pet him. he trades licks for pets. He tolerates me putting him into stupid hats and costumes.
Has anyone been here? Or just some words of encouragement. A stupid or majestic picture of your own animal. Something. We’re playing the waiting game until morning. He’s being observed overnight (for 1k, ugh) and I’m exhausted.