Hi all, Simon's mommy here looking for some advice! Let me just start by saying that Simon is only 2 1/2, but has been to the vet for URI, broken tail, colitis, emergery surgery for swallowing a piece of plastic, and just recently, an e-vet visit for vomiting clear and all around acting odd, in addition to a gassy, bloated stomach. We went to the e-vet and after an x-ray and an ultrasound, we were left with an enema, sub-q fluids, and a guess that he was constipated and has some "sludge" in his gallbladder. After a couple of days of his sleeping more than usual and acting slightly restless, I took him to our regular vet. She stated that in fact his gallbladder is slightly enlarged, and that a full colon didn't necessarily mean he was ever even constipated. So I am a little frustrated that the e-vet charged me $350 for a guess at what was wrong.
After our regular vet did an exam, she said that he seemed healthy, and that both his blood work and urinalysis came back looking good. He did have a slight temp (103) though Cornish Rex cats typically have a slightly higher temp than most and she did say that stress and getting worked up during an exam can cause the spike. He is eating normally and drinking normally. She isn't sure what might cause the gallbladder inflamation/enlargement because she said that almost always causes serious illness. So, if you can understand my stress with a cat that is often either sick or getting himself into trouble and having him once again sick without an explanation. Ugh, the financial strain and emotional strain are sometimes overwhelming, but overall, I'm just plain worried about my baby. Does anyone have any experience with the gallbladder and what this could mean? He is a generally healthy cat, considering half of his vet visits were self induced during his crazy kitten stage (though he is still crazy). Please help, or even offer some words of support. I will do whatever I can in my power to keep him healthy but it's hard to avoid the stress of these medical bills. $550 this week isn't feeling too good. Thank you Catster friends, you are always there when we need you!