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Persistent Symptoms and Multiple Visits to the Vet

Monday, April 27, 2020
posted by Jim Murphy

We’re continuing our journey with our cat Atlantis and his health status over the past several months. After his first visit to the vet and diagnosis of Hyperthyroidism and Kidney disease, he was given a prescription of Methamazole, and something to ease his upset stomach. Usually when one leaves the vet, they are confident that the treatment prescribed will begin to work.

In January about a day after my visit to the vet, Atlantis completely stopped eating, continued vomiting and became more listless and retreated to a quiet corner in our house. I became panicked when I noticed a small amount of blood in his feces.  We became very concerned and questioned whether or not the vet missed something during her evaluation of Atlantis. My partner and I began to get angry and after two days with no improvement we called the vet and said that we weren’t comfortable with this diagnosis. We took Atlantis back in and we were given the same results. Hyperthyroidism and Kidney disease was again the diagnosis. An Xray was taken of his digestive track. It didn’t not show anything abnormal and an appetite enhancer was added to his regimen of medications.

At one point, we were so concerned because Atlantis hadn’t eaten anything for about four days, that I began force feeding him through a syringe so I could give him some nutrition. We still were not satisfied. We were also thinking that maybe he was having a bad reaction to the Methamazole. Was he? We were about to find out stay tuned!

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