August 1, 2009 - 5:22 pm 2 Comments

This morning Icey was under my daughter’s bed, on her side, unmoving. My husband thought she was dead, and she nearly was. I rushed her to the emergency vet. Temperature was 90 – normal 101. Hematocrit of 4.8%, normal is 35%. Every number in her CBC is FUBAR.

They think she’s developed an autoimmune blood disorder, or she had one that was exacerbated, due to the vaccines she received earlier this month.

The exact same thing happened to my dog in 2007. He fought bravely and lost.

This is making me question the safety and sanity of pet vaccines. I’ve not even brought up the fact that I lost four cats to kidney failure in four years – and there’s a link there, too. So what’s the lesser of two evils?

Spare a thought for a sweet little kitty who likes things tidy and always keeps my elbow warm.

2 Responses to “Kitty”

  1. Heather Says:

    Two of our three cats had serious reactions to their vaccines this year. One was ill but recovered quickly, and the other started vomiting and had bloody diarrhea and needed medical attention. We treated her with steroids; thankfully she was all right, but she lost a lot of weight and wasn’t herself for quite a while.

    I don’t know what it is with this year’s animal vaccinations – the vet didn’t really know, either. We’re not vaccinating them again next year. They’re indoor cats, and don’t mingle with others, and we don’t want them as sick as that again (or worse).

    I hope your Icey is feeling better soon.

  2. Jimmy G. Says:

    I’m pulling for ya, Icey.