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This may be an update, or this may be new information to you...

My sweet kitty, Leon, who has been in my life for over 5 years now, has been having seizures - at least 3 in the past 4 days. Yesterday while I was out of town, with the help of several people, Leon was taken to a vet for various blood tests, etc.

This morning (at about 5AM) he had the first one that I saw in person, and it was just awful - so obvious that he was in pain. Then he went into some kind of shock. We took him to the emergency vet, and they said his blood sugar was very very low, and that his temp was very low too.

Now he is being monitored at the regular pet hospital (Dekalb Animal Hospital) and will be there until they close at 6... Then I will take him back to the overnight emergency hospital to be monitored overnight. They are doing more tests to figure out if its being caused by something toxic, by some liver thing, by something called toxicity (or something like that), and if its none of those things, they are saying it could be neurological (his brain). The doctor this morning also said that cats respond less to treatment for seizures than dogs do... What this really means, I don't know...

Leon is the closest thing I have to a child, and all of this scares me so much... While I am confident the doctors are working to figure out what's going on, and I'm sure everything will happen just as it is meant to - it doesn't really make it any easier.

Thanks to everyone who have helped us already, and for everyone's positive thoughts and prayers.

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amritamani
Sep. 11th, 2003 10:40 am (UTC)
i really hope he gets better. please keep us posted on everything.
i feel terrible for the kitty
enjoybeing
Sep. 11th, 2003 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

Send any healing energy you can spare...
hypanebliss
Sep. 11th, 2003 11:23 am (UTC)
I'm so very sorry to hear that. I'll say some prayers for you and your family today. *sends good vibes and hugs*
enjoybeing
Sep. 11th, 2003 08:46 pm (UTC)
Thank you for your thoughts.

Good vibes are always welcome. We can use as many as we can get.
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