Update: sketchy cat
After the Veterinarian trip I had learned two things about her condition. First) she had a tumor and this was spotted with ultrasound & catscan. Second) there was an abscessed tooth.
The Vet explained how long she could limp along with cancer, and she was talking about days, not weeks. So, she was asking me if she could give sketchy some palliative care meds via syringe? Antibiotics for the abscessed tooth & Steroids to alleviate the way Cancer makes one feel.
So, a week ago Last Saturday I noticed that she had really begun feeling better and by Sunday looked like herself once again. The Vet expected by a week ago last MONDAY she would be on the way down again, and by Tuesday I could bring her in to Euthanize sketchy cat.
TODAY, we are two weeks POST Veterinary appointment and my kittie has NOT begun to slide down the slippery slope toward death, she has REBOUNDED like the Dallas Mavericks. Now, the Vet was very certain that sketchy was in her last hours, but she warned that without certain other specific testing, ie., (blood screen) & (biopsy) a 100% certain diagnosis cannot be attained.
The abscessed tooth appears to be cleared up although today I called to ask if I should continue to treat with antibiotics because it is hard to believe that one shot knocked out the infection totally. That said she is her old-self again, but I want to be sure the infection is gone.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we have a benign tumor, cats often have these according to the Vet.
Toothache - causing fever and listlessness, yes that can get very bad, but that is easily treatable with antibiotics.
sketchy says thank you for ALL of the GOOD suggestions;)