Running Out of Time with Sick Kitty
Hello -- I'm grateful for any input. I found my cat in distress a couple of weeks ago (heart racing, labored breathing) and took him to the vet. He was diagnosed with congestive heart failure (he's only eight) and anemia. They were able to get the fluid out of his lungs and his heart rate returned to a more normal pace. He has an enlarged heart (they did x-rays and an ultrasound), and I am keeping him on meds to keep the fluid out of his lungs. He refuses to eat but he drinks a lot of water. He vomited bile on occasion for a few months prior to this diagnosis, which the vet seems to dismiss. I am successful in getting just a little food in him by injecting it into his mouth, but he doesn't want to eat. He's wasting away. The vet is waiting for him to regain his strength before running tests to see what the underlying condition may be. Any thoughts? I am grateful for any help.