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Old 01-06-2014, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Lots of love to you and your family Pikantari, I'm so glad Charlie has come through this, and paws crossed that it was hopefully a weird one-time thing that never comes up again. Kind of sucks that you didn't get a firm diagnosis but it's just great that he's doing well now.
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Old 01-06-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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Wonderful news Pik, I'm so happy for all of you!
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:13 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Thanks guys. It is a chore trying to give him this medication. I am all scratched up on my hands and arms. I do wrap him pretty tightly in a towel and he just goes off. Def a two person job!

Little boogie.
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Old 01-06-2014, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Me and little moo have been worried to pieces. I'm so glad he's home where he belongs. Give him a big hug!
I'm glad Little Moo is home where she belongs too!
How was KK behaving through all this?
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Old 01-06-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I'm glad Little Moo is home where she belongs too!
How was KK behaving through all this?
KK was in my bedroom when it was happening on my bed. He had no idea until I brought out the pet carrier. He saw it and took off!

He seemed to notice Charlie wasn't around and did a lot of sitting with either me or my SO. He slept with me Saturday, which he doesn't usually do. I think the last time he did that was when Charlie had to stay overnight for his neuter.

Charlie is back home and jumping on kitty again to play.... I think KK wants us to take him back...
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Old 01-09-2014, 06:00 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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The vet just called from home to check up on Charlie. She asked me if we had been giving him the antibiotic and I told her we had. She said the ER was concerned he may have toxoplasmosis which would have caused the seizures and more pronounced tremors.

She said if he has it, he probably got it in the womb or as a young kitten. The mom did have panleukopenia, she could have had other things....

So for those wondering why he had to have an antibiotic, we have an answer.....

I am messaging with one of the ladies from the rescue to see if they know of any of the other cats he was around had it at all. His dr told me that if he has it, he would be the first case of it she has ever had.

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Old 01-09-2014, 07:55 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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The vet just called from home to check up on Charlie. She asked me if we had been giving him the antibiotic and I told her we had. She said the ER was concerned he may have toxoplasmosis which would have caused the seizures and more pronounced tremors.

She said if he has it, he probably got it in the womb or as a young kitten. The mom did have panleukopenia, she could have had other things....

So for those wondering why he had to have an antibiotic, we have an answer.....

I am messaging with one of the ladies from the rescue to see if they know of any of the other cats he was around had it at all. His dr told me that if he has it, he would be the first case of it she has ever had.
If he has it, is it treatable? I've heard of it but know little about it.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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If he has it, is it treatable? I've heard of it but know little about it.
I don't quite know. It seems like once they have it they will always have it but the antibiotics helps with the symptoms. I am going to do some more research on it but here is one link.

Toxoplasmosis | ASPCA

I don't know much about it. All I have ever heard is that pregnant women shouldn't clean the litter box because if a cat has it and the woman gets it, it can be transmitted to the baby.

Apparently people with lower immunity are at risk and that means me. The medication I take for my Rheumatoid Arthritis is an immunosuppressant and causes my immune system to be little to none.

Charlie seems to be fine. Hoping he doesn't have it but if he does, it does explain much of what happened on Saturday.
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Old 01-09-2014, 08:29 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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This looks like a more informative one:

toxoplasmosis
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Old 01-09-2014, 09:34 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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This looks like a more informative one:

toxoplasmosis
Thanks for the link. Lots of good info there.
Wishing the best for Charlie.
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