My cat is a real character. Fortunately, he does seem to be retaining his adorable personality. It isn't like he's lost himself. But it has been a while now that he's been sick.
I haven't been ignoring it all this time either -- I took him to a nearby animal hospital after seeing him that way for two days, as I hadn't expected whatever this is, those symptoms, to persist. That was on a Sunday. After 4 hours and $650 -- I've never been so ripped off before. Going to the ER, as a human, they can't let you go without doing some good for you, in my experience. I still have no idea what's wrong with my cat. The doctor showed no shame in relaying this to me.
Without going into it... they did bloodwork and x-rays (lateral). Bloodwork was "normal". I was told he's fine "from the neck down". But upward, they hadn't a clue. Like I couldn't have told them that ****.
Doc Cooch said she GUESSED it's a polyp, and referred me to a vet up north to get a diagnosis. I then took off work to bring my cat there, only to be told they couldn't help me, didn't have an endoscope, don't know why I was referred there.
So this is already costing me two weeks of my pay and a month of my rent. I've taken Spice (my cat) elsewhere since. I've called up numerous places. Everyone tells me something different -- he needs general anesthesia, a CT scan, an internist, dentist, neurologist.... Dentist, because as the third vet informed me, my cat actually has gingivitis. So this disgusting hospital didn't even bother opening my cat's MOUTH, the SOURCE of his issue. I can't even.
But actually I'm not being referred to a cat dentist, because no one says they've seen his symptoms caused by gingivitis. Stomatitis, maybe, but this isn't supposed to be that... Plus, that whole POLYP idea doesn't seem to match the symptoms either from what I'm reading.
I just can't afford another $800 or so to MAYBE diagnose him now. I don't know what to do. What I really want is at least some reasonable guidance, to point me in the right direction... or if any of you have experienced something similar with your pet, please share the details just in case it can help shed some light on Spice's situation. If I at least knew what to do I might be able to get the money for it.
Anything anyone knows that could be relevant... please please reply. Thanks.