No cancer!!!!!

  The vet's suspicions were right, Bear has Cholangiohepatitis and Pancreatitis.  One of his bile ducts are very swollen, but the vet sounded hopeful!  Bear's other organs look great!  He said Bear gaining weight was great news, he weights 8.5 now (last weigh-in was 7.1lbs) which is close to normal for him!  The vet said that he is going to keep Bear on the same meds, and wants me to take him back in 2 weeks for bloodwork.  He also said that since Bear has been hanging on for so long, that he thinks Bear may be able to beat this! 

I was almost in tears on the way to the vet, thinking about so many people are helping Bear!         I really appreciate all of your help, I am speechless at everyone's kindness! This is amazing!

Bear had to fast today for the ultrasound, so when he got home he gobbled up 1/2 cup of chicken on his own!  He even ate a few pieces of Iams!!!

We just collected enough money to pay off the ultrasound!!!!!!!!!  I can't even believe it!  I may need some help paying for the bloodwork/meds in 2 weeks, I am trying to see if a family member can help with it.  Everyone has already done more than enough to help us!

Here is a pic I took of him after we got home today:
See how yellow his ears are?  His hair cut is cute, they shaved both of his sides and belly.  He is not impressed with his new hair do, hehehe!!!
5/11/2010 11:06:33 pm

SO relieved it's not cancer for sweet Bear!
Your story has touched me, and I wanted to share a bit of it - I posted about Bear at House Panthers (
We're hoping Bear has a speedy recovery!

5/12/2010 03:55:09 am

Oh, my, we have never seen a yellow kitty before. We are so glad the vet knows what is wrong with Bear so he can be treated. Purrs and tail wags.

5/12/2010 07:29:39 am

SO glad it's just what your vet suspected. Now you know what you are dealing with, things can only get better for him.

You have taken brilliant care of him

Whicky Wuudler

5/12/2010 11:47:29 pm

So glad Bear is home and doing a touch better. I hope he will continue to improve.

5/13/2010 09:48:56 am

Thank you everyone, for the well wishes! His appitite was down the last two days, but he ate about 1/2 cup of backed chicken on his own today! That is great for him!

Thanks everyone! <3


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    I am mommy to 6 cats and a doggy, we live in North Carolina. I am a college student trying to take the best care of my animals. Right now I have been very busy trying to nurse Bear back to health, but due to the lack of money, I need your help!


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