Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Mayday21 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:33 pm

Hi Antonio thinking of you all ... it’s tough... prayers being said over here. Vivian

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Antonio » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:15 am

Hi all, thanks for your lovely messages and support!

The new IM vet visited Pallina yesterday and had a thorough look at all her reports, listened to her whole story, was amazed that she got the radio-iodine treatment (the first cat he ever saw) and all she did.
He said that Pallina is in severe conditions, she lost more weight in the last days. She was dehydrated despite the water she was drinking and the sub-Qs I was doing.

After thinking a bit he told we had only two choices.
The first choice: trying another antibiotic in the case she had a bacteria infection and that the current antibiotic isn't the proper one.
The second choice: doing a biopsy of the liver and taking a sample of bile. This would require that Pallina is put under anesthesia. This would be the greatest risk due to her conditions (bad liver and chest fluids).

I chose the second option, at least I will have done everything, and I will have no regrets for not trying.
The vet told me that she could not survive the hospitalization, left alone the surgery. I accepted the risk, after all she is wasting herself anyway.

Later this afternoon I will have an update and a precise estimate, that is going to be a high one!

I don't know if I'm taking her back home... :(

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by booktigger » Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:28 pm

Good luck, I do hope she gets through the procedure

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Post by alanc » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:12 pm

Hi Antonio. Hope the outcome is as good as Tilly's was.

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Post by Lilith » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:57 am

All the very best, Pallina, and to you too, Antonio - all paws and tails crossed here and Mousey sends a special purr. Goddess Protect x

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Mayday21 » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:07 pm

Hi Antonio prayers sent. Pallina is a very special girl & very much loved. Me & the Famous Five from Oz have fingers & paws crossed. Vivian

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Post by fjm » Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:27 am

My thoughts are with you both, Antonio.

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Post by Jan » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:17 am

Have just seen this thread and wanted to add that I'm thinking of both you Antonio and Pallina.

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Post by Jan » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:17 am

Jan wrote:Have just seen this thread and wanted to add that I'm thinking of both you Antonio. and Pallina.

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Antonio » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:49 am

Hi all,
it seems there are good news, but I'm still cautious.

On the day before the surgery for the biopsy, the vet ran an ultrasound scan and found out something that other vets, with other scans, hadn't seen, a malformation of the bile duct between the gallbladder and the duodenum.
According to the vet this was the root of the problem and proposed to correct this anomaly during the same surgery, and I agreed, knowing that it was a high risk operation and that Pallina could have not survive.

The surgery took place on Friday, Pallina survived the surgery, and now she's slowly recovering from it. Still not out of the woods, but we're hoping she can get through it.
I'll see her today.

We're waiting for the results for the biopsy and the bile aspiration sample. They should come in around August 15th.

Keep your fingers and tails crossed, please!

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Post by booktigger » Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:55 am

I'm so glad she has got through the operation, I was getting worried that no update from you meant bad news. Am sure she will be glad to see you today, when can she come home?

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Post by fjm » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:13 am

I too am so relieved that Pallinamade it safely through the op - now hoping for a steady recovery and an excellent prognosis.

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Lilith » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:46 am

Well. Perhaps that is it, they've found the culprit at last. The miracle of the modern scan. I do hope this will give her a chance of getting back to proper health.

Yes, everything still crossed and so glad she made it through the op, fusses and congrats :)

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Post by Mayday21 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:28 am

Hi Antonio about to go to sleep here but worring about little Pallina & little Freddie. Really praying for both these two precious kitties .. one young & one in senior years but both very, very precious. Hope the heat there’s not causing too many problems. +ve thoughts... fingers, legs, & paws all xd. Vivian & Famous Five from Oz.

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Post by Jan » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:05 am

Phew .... so relieved to read better news. So relieved Pallina survived the surgery ... hope she'll soon be home.

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Post by alanc » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:11 pm

Hi Antonio. Glad there is good news, was fearing the worst. These cats certainly put you through the wringer.

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Lilith » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:58 pm

Hey Antonio, how's she going on?

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Antonio » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:21 pm

My dear friends,
Thanks so much for your last messages of support and encouragement.

I'm sorry for my long silence, I've been away for a few days...

Unfortunately I have to tell you that Pallina has gone to the Rainbow Bridge :(
She left me in the first hours of last Wednesday, August 8th, 2018, at the age of 17 years, 3 months and 5 days.
She left a huge void in our home, the place is cold, void, silent, unreal.
Her things are still there, as if she was coming back home any minute.

The surgery and the biopsy went well. She spent the next 72 hours at the hospital and then came home, on Monday.
Then on Tuesday at noon she didn't feel well and I rushed her at the clinic again. They gave her some fluids and after a few hours they sent her home. The vets agreed for a blood transfusion on the next morning, but we didn't make it... :(
She passed away here at home, but I wasn't with her... I checked on her twice during the night. The first time she was still there, the next time she was gone.

I'm still waiting for the reports from the biopsy, but I think I won't need it, I won't know what to do with it!

I wish to thank you all for the support, the friendship, the advice and the words of love and endearment for me and Pallina during these last months.
I won't ever be thankful enough for all you did and said for us.

You have all been wonderful, do not change, you're perfect.
Kiss your kitties every day!

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by alanc » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:33 pm

Very sad to read this news, Antonio. You did all you could for Pallina, but alas, they all eventually succumb to old age and we can do no more.

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Post by Lilith » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:34 pm

Oh Antonio, I'm so very sorry to hear this.

I can relate to how you feel; my Emily left me a week last Monday.

The grief is awful - but at least we knew them and had the pleasure of their company.

Hugs to you and your wife x

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Post by fjm » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:17 pm

I am so sorry, Antonio. She was a much loved cat, and no one could have worked harder to keep her healthy and happy. I hope that in time the happy memories prevail and bring you comfort.

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Mayday21 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:33 pm

Hello Antonio please accept my deepest sympathies on the Pallina’s passing. Please if you feel as though you need to post, need support do so. This forum has the most understanding & supportive members. While we “talk” via technology I feel very connected to many here who post. Be gentle with yourselves & while Pallina’s passing has left you physically & your lives feel empty, she will always be with you in your hearts. RIP little Pallina & I pray that one day we will all meet at that special “Rainbow Bridge”. Vivian.

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Post by booktigger » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:51 pm

I'm so sorry to read this, I was fearing the worst. I am glad she slipped away peacefully at home. I do hope in time you can remember yoir comment that you will have no regrets, I dont think I have ever known anyone go to such lengths for their pet. RIP Pallina

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Post by bobbys girl » Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:37 pm

I am so sorry to hear the news Antonio. I have been a bit preoccupied with Freddie and now Purdy, but I have been following Pallina's fight.

Although you were not by her side, it was nice that she passed at home in familiar surroundings. RIP little one.

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Post by Jan » Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:27 pm

I have only just seen the sad news. So very sorry and sad for you Antonio. You did everything you possibly could for her and am sure that will be of some comfort to you in the weeks ahead. We all dread the day ....

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by Catfan5 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:55 pm

So sorry to hear this, rip Pallina.

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Re: Pallina has been hospitalized: pancreatitis

Post by vanilla » Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:56 am

Been away for a while. So sorry to hear this Antonio. RIP Pallina. You did so much for her and gave her such a wonderful life. *hugs*

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