Wednesday, March 22, 2006

The Results are In

Well, it's a bacterial infection. Somehow some bacteria was introduced into the household and infected Devlin. It has taken over his body. The antibiotic he was taking didn't put a dent in it. The vet is starting him on a couple of other antibiotics (yes, two). He'll start those tomorrow. Why Devlin and not the other cats? Because I got him on the day he was born, he never received those precious antibodies that are present in mother's milk. His immune system is compromised. So we'll go with this new treatment and see how it goes. He'll continue with the phenobarbital as the seizures are still occuring. Yes, he still has them, mostly in the morning, a few at some other times, but the majority of them occur early in the day. Just continue to keep your fingers crossed that we can stop this infection from doing any permanent damage.

15 comments:

Dennie McDonald said...

well at least you know what it is - so you can fight it!

((((HUGS)))) for Devlin and you!

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks Dennie.

Diane said...

With Dennie - we could be clones. At least you know now, which is more than what you did at the start.

Fingers still crossed that he pulls through.

Meretta said...

Hugs to you both. You're a good woman, Eve, to stick by him. Lots of people wouldn't. Thanks for caring.

Bailey Stewart said...

Yeah well, after picking up the antibiotic (Cleocin) at the drugstore, this may not go on much longer due to finances. The antibiotic was $121! That's two weeks pay for me. I can't continue this. In other words, if this doesn't do the trick I will have to make the hard choice of putting him down. That hurts more than anything I can say.

christa said...

That has to be one of the worst choices you will ever have to make. Hope it doesn't come down to that and this works.

Bailey Stewart said...

Fingers are crossed Christa.

Susie said...

(((((devlin)))))

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks Suze!

Brandy said...

Eve, it's better to know than not. I know I saud differntly yesterday, but at least knowing it's bacterial is better than thinking worse things. We are still praying for you and Devlin and sending hugs to you both, too.

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks Brandy.

Lis said...

Prayers and angels heading your way. Hopefully the antibiotics will help him

Bailey Stewart said...

Thanks Lis.

Shirley said...

Fingers crossed here, too, Eve. I do agree that it's far better to know what it is you're dealing with. I just hope he pulls through and you don't have to make any heartbreaking decisions.

Peggy said...

(((Hugs))) to Devlin. Hope the antibiotics do the job and he's feeling better in no time.