This morning, I found myself yet again at the vet, this time with Stash whose temperature peaked early this morning at 105.4. I was up all morning with her giving her alcohol rubs and trying to get her fever down. Then when the vet opened- I went in and dropped her off so he could get a look at her.
He is baffled. Said that he has several kittens all presenting with the same high temperature. 2 of the kittens were dead in an hour, one went back home with the owner and the other one is in isolation-as is Foster. Apparently last night, Foster’s temp went up to 107! God, what is going on here?
Stash came back home with me, she is on clindymicin and rest. The bloodwork shows negative for FeLV and the vet is still thinking this is distemper. I know I am not a vet, nor do I play one on the Internet, but I respectfully disagree with his diagnoses. There is no vomiting, no diarrhea, and the kittens are drinking water. Dr Vicki thinks it might be FIP- I just don’t know.
Deanna came in while I was there- Spencer crashed. She was quite anxious about it but I told her that he was only here at the house for 5 minutes before I whisked him and Nera off to her. I think she blames me for Spencer being so sick as well.