19.6.10

Junie The Rescured Cat Is Very Sad :-(

My friend has rescued a little kitteh and she is really sick. So Goma wants to halp her friend! The goal of this post are:

1. Find out more about her condition, hopefully find a solution to cure and treatment.

2. Raise donations to help cover her medical costs.

Let us know if you know anything about this condition. And donation, any amount will help! Even $1. Together we can save her!! Thank you very much!! ~Sachie+Goma
This is my friend's description of Junie:

Junie was brought to my attention by my co-worker who noticed the ulcer or lesions on her stomach. She had shown up on their porch and been there a month, no one knew what to do with her, so they thought of me.

Friday after work I went by with a carrier and scooped her up. All purrs, she jumped up on my bed and slept the entire weekend. I took her to the vet Monday morning and they were surprised at how bad she was. The vet said she had not seen anything that bad in her years of practice.

Junie is very swollen between her legs- almost as if she has had kittens and has lesions all over her belly. The vet believes that these are caused by her licking herself raw- which caused a secondary infection. Blood test show allergen levels through the roof. I was given L-Lysine to mix with her food to boost immunity, Clavamox for the secondary infection, a topical cream for the wounds, and EN gastrointestinal food by science diet. Two days later on Thursday we went in to the vet and they gave me Drontal - because she was soo hungry all the time they thought she might need to be de-wormed. Friday she vomited in the morning and again several times that night so, off to emergency we went for Subcutaneous fluids.

She continues to twitch, like a shiver, when she sleeps - which could be due to the sever itching and she often breathes hard.I think she may have asthma. I have brought this to the vets attention. While she is wearing the collar to stop from licking it does not completely prevent her from doing so. She sleeps excessively and has a very hard time going #2. She tested negative for FLV/FIV/Leukemia.

I took her in again to the vet this Thursday for more blood tests and they said her CBC was down 75 %.But they want to biopsy this Monday in three places on her stomach. They are also talking about Inflammatory bowel disease. She was vomiting again yesterday, so I stayed home from work- she has been put on a hypoallergenic diet as of Friday - Duck. Hope that may help.

So all in all as of next Monday I'm looking at a vet bill of 1,100. In the two weeks I've had her and they are still not sure of what she has.

If you have any information please contact me at cleeholcomb2002@yahoo.com
Thank you very much for all your help.




26 comments:

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Poor Junie. It's great she was rescued. We hope she will get better soon.

CarmenT said...

We sent a bit to help, it's hard to watch a sick cat suffer. Our Eli left us only two weeks ago after 16 and a half years and much love. Junie deserves that too.
Love from the Thompsons.

pook555 said...

We hope Junie will feel better and hopefully the vet can figure out what is going on. Purrs from us all!!

jmuhj said...

I posted about Junie to my s/n pages and sites, Sachie-san -- we have a LOT of cat friends and hopefully some of them can help little JUNIE to feel better very soon. She is so worth it! What a little beauty, and such a little trooper. Purrs and prayers going out for her from all of us! <3 and thank you for sharing her story!

Sparkle said...

Poor Junie! I will post about her on my Facebook page - some smart humans check in there, so maybe someone will have some ideas on what is making her so sick.

Sweet Praline said...

Poor Junie. I hope they find out what is wrong with her and she can get all better soon.

CarmenT said...

Added a link to this story on my Facebook page as well. Good idea. :-)

Leslie said...

Poor Junie! May I ask if Junie is being seen by a vet board certified in feline medicine, or is the vet at least highly regarded and associated with an excellent practice? Perhaps you might consider a specialist if your current vet can't diagnose Junie's illness(es). I will share on Facebook as well. Can you keep us posted on Junie's progress? And thanks so much for doing what you do for this poor sweetheart. Good karma is on its way to you.

kimana said...

i know this isnt the area for the litter give away at all but i think junie needs that litter cause it would help her owner.....if i wasnt short of money i would donate but this idea about the litter might be wiser.....Kimana and Tiger

AFSS said...

We are purring for Junie.

We have never heard of cats with mange, but that is what it looks like to us. And we just googled it and discovered cats can get it.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-mange.htm

ihavecat said...

poor baby. i'm so happy your friend is taking care of her. I hope some people will have ideas about what it could be. Maybe a vet will see it and be able to help out?

i will certinaly repost on I HAVE CAT and will be sure to donate as well. Please let us know how things go with Junie.
Sweet baby.

Anonymous said...

Have you considered using a holistic vet or veternairy homeopath? I run a cat sanctuary and have seen some amazing results using alternative medicine when conventional vet treatment has failed.

alaja moon said...

You might want to check out a FB site for Tiny Timmy - His Healing Journey I think is the name. Timmy was nearly killed by over the counter flea medications and his rescue mama has detailed his problems and recovery. Junie may not have had the same thing, but the lesions and the twitching and the trouble defecating sound like Timmy's symptoms. My FB name is Janet Naylor Vandenabeele. You can message me if you can't find the page and it sounds like something you want to check into. Timmy's human is very knowledgeable about chemical poisonings and cats. Hope Junie gets better!

Anonymous said...

Would be a really good idea to put a notice at the TOP of your entry (could be missed at the bottom), requesting that anyone who reposts your info (to help you), mention in their own posts that you really need the answers here on your blog (not just on their blog/website/Facebook/etc.). Not letting people know that, could cause someone who wanted to help, but in the end forgets to, or doesn't have time, to not relay the answers they received on their website that could help Junie.

Below is a comment about Junie that showed up on the Facebook "I Have Cat" fan page) (http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-HAVE-CAT/180201582565) that may be helpful.

"Amy Nicole Hanson - This looks a bit like eosinophilic dermatitis, a skin disease that can occur in cats....granted, it's difficult to diagnose based on pictures.....did she have a high eosinophil count on her CBC?? You might want to talk to your vet about trying a course of steroids to help knock down the inflammation......the hypoallergenic diet may also help. If she has IBS as well, the steroids may help. The only other thought may be chemical burns of some sort.....again, difficult to say if you haven't examined the cat....and I am just a new graduate, so I don't have a whole lot of clinical experience yet (Kansas State College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2010). Hope she gets better."

Good luck - hope Junie gets better! Jes

T said...

a few people have posted to the I HAVE CAT facebook page that it could be some sort of chemical - lawn fertilizer or flea and tick medicine

Samantha said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. I hope all goes well. Unfortunately I myself have over $1000 worth of vet bills to pay for my cat, so a donation is not an option for me now. I can however offer a possible diagnosis, I'm not a vet but I did some reading on your behalf and found a few things that resemble the lesions Junie has. From comparing the pics of Junie to those I found online, it looks like it could be either ringworm, or some sort of mange. Although ringworm doesn't normally affect appetite, or cause digestive issues, mange can. I hope this helps get to the root of the problem, and if I come across anything else I'll be sure to let you know.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Our first thot was ringworm or something similar. It looks like some sort of skin problem to us.

Did Junie have a lot of fleas on her when you gotcha'ed her? Sometimes fleas cause all sorts of trubbles.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an allergic reaction to a medication this cat is already on (or other product she is being exposed to), and the allergen testing would seem to confirm this. The redness and hair loss would be caused by the cat's own scratching. I have a 2-yr-old rescue cat who was scratching her fur off around her face and neck last spring to the point that she had scabs. She was found to have environmental allergies. She was treated with prednisone to calm the inflammation and then we made changes in her living environment and diet to help long-term.
Whatever treatment is considered, please try to avoid using chemical anti-parasitics on this cat, if at all possible. They can cause a pet to suffer neurological damage and even death, and this cat is already compromised. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

When I was a little girl, I had a kitty that would lick her belly until it bled. She was a rescue animal and had developed mental issues and delt with it by ripping her fur out (from what I understand, it's common with neglected birds, too). I'm not certain if this kitty has the same issues, but it is possible. The thing that concerns me is the breathing trouble. You might want to test for Feline Leukemia. Until then, make sure it's seperated from other kitties. I hope he feels better =^.^=

Harry Spotter said...

Poor baby! That looks painful...We will b purring and praying for her to get well and heal soon.

Claudio Cerri said...

Hey Goma, I'm your fan! I see in Italy on ty yestarday! see you soon!! Meow!

Maggie said...

sent some love and a little $$ for Junie's Bills! she deserves a chance for a good home.

jmuhj said...

Junie's malady could also be a severe food allergy or military dermatitis (severe allergy to flea saliva, even if fleas are not present at the time), or she could be self-mutilating. Our Queen Simba self-mutilated and her skin got to look very similar to this; as she was Siamese mixed, she was quite hyper and nervous, which often accounts for the action. She had also been on the streets for what looked like a long time when we found one another. Crossposting again for JUNIE and praying for her speedy recovery! <3

gallifreygirl2007 said...

So do we have an update on Junie????

Anonymous said...

I think that Sachie should offer commissions to raise money for Junie. Maybe offer to have people send in a photo of a loved pet and draw one of those cute cartoon cats or dogs. I think it could work.

Save Junie!

Ashinde said...

Has she been checked for an abstruction of the bowl or intestines? or anything in that area?

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