Thursday, March 10, 2011

Not what I had planned

Tonight I was supposed to be getting ready for the start of a nearby three day agility trial.  But that was before Icy got sick.  She did not eat Tuesday night and has been not eating well and lethargic ever since.  Her exam is pretty normal and her bloodwork showed only mild anemia and a slightly lowered white blood cell count.  But today, her x-rays showed an enlarged and rounded liver.  We put the ultrasound on and the liver was diffusely abnormal.  Neither one of us felt comfortable doing an aspirate and looking at it so tomorrow I am skipping the agility trial to take her to the Vet Teaching Hospital for that test.  We are hoping for something treatable but hepatic lymphoma is a big concern at this time.  My poor kitty has been through so much.  I hope she has a few lives left. 

This is Icy's liver.  It's the homogeneous gray circular structure on the left of the x-ray.  The ribs are overlying it.  The little white lines are staples from her previous surgery.


This is a more normal cat liver-see how it's more triangular with a sharper border.

10 comments:

Ricky the Sheltie said...

Sorry to hear about Icy! Hope your fears are not confirmed tomorrow and you find out she will be ok. We'll be thinking about you...

Kathy said...

I am so sorry to hear about Icy, I really hope you will find out some good news.....we will be waiting to hear and keeping Icy in my prayers ((hugs))

Diana said...

Poor Icy. I hope she has a few more lives left too.

sagechronicles said...

Oh, no. We are sure thinking of you and Icy. Our paws are collectively crossed and good vibes are coming your way!

tervnmal said...

Keeping you and Icy in my prayers. Hugs to you both and hoping for the best.

Sarah said...

I'm sorry, Nicki. I'll say a prayer for her.

LauraK said...

Poor Icy! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all for her to get better quickly- she sure is in good hands though!

Smooth Sailin Agility said...

Out thoughts are with you!!! Feel better!

Nicki said...

Thanks everyone. So far the well-wishes are working!

Anonymous said...

can you please give me an update on your cat, mine is going throught the same thing, she has an enlarged liver, which the doctor said is pretty significant.