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Not Getting Better

February 9th, 2015 at 06:00 am

Well it appears the steroid shots aren't working for my kitty anymore. Frown They told me that would happen, but they figured it would be months from now.

The strongest antibiotics didn't work either. So I think at this point there really isn't anything else we can do for him. I'll continue to report to the vet, but the only other thing they could do is a brain scan at a specialty vet. $$$ which I can not afford. They are stumped. At this point he is either going to heal on his own over time, or he won't.

He is not as bad as he was, but he still has no balance, and is walking in circles. Thankfully he is eating, drinking, etc, normally. So I don't think being off balance will actually kill him. But I am worried about him falling off something and getting hurt.

I'm not sleeping well because he paces in our bed during the night. (Walks over my face) He also jumps up and down several times, which he can't really do anymore. So any movement and I shoot up to make sure he is safe. Thankfully my quick reflexes helped him this morning. He tried to jump on the bed, but then started falling backwards. I managed to grab him and pull him up before he hit the ground. I may have to start locking him in a kennel at night so I know he can't hurt himself, and so I can sleep. But I hate to do that. He's been sleeping next to me, and had free roam for his entire nearly 12 year life.

I feel so helpless, my poor little baby. I can't imagine life without him.

4 Responses to “Not Getting Better”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    A kennel sounds like a good idea at this point. I'm so sorry that he may not get better. Pets are such good companions, aren't they?

  2. doingitallwrong Says:

    They do make stairs for pets that you could put next to your bed, if you think he'd adapt to them. MRIs are expensive, I know; there is a Care Credit card, if the vet takes it, and you can get 0% financing for x number of months (depends on what they offer). Hope he heals on his own soon!

  3. klarose Says:

    doingitallwrong, I think he would fall from the stairs. He can trip and fall just walking on a flat surface. :/

    Also even if I got him a brain scan and they found a tumor, what could they do? I'm not sure I would subject a 12 year old cat to brain surgery, and I'm not sure I could afford it, even if he was healthy enough to do it. Frown So the vet advised me not to get scanned at this time.

  4. Looking Forward Says:

    So sorry about your kitty. Frown

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