SMILEY – 18435
Safe - 1-21-2018 Brooklyn
SAFE 1/21/18 **NEEDS PLACEMENT ASAP! MAY NEED TRACHEOTOMY TO REMOVE POLYP!**Check Out Super Sweet Kitten Smiley! @BACC. 4-Month Old Purr Machine Kitten! Very Sweet SMILEY With Ear Polyp Needs You!
Smiley 18435 – 4 month female Torbie
Comes forward as I approach, body and eyes soft. Allows all petting while leaning in and kneading. Purrs. Very sweet, Doing well!
Animal Name: Smiley
Breed: Domestic Short Hair
This animal came from:
Date of Intake
Is this cat having litter box issues?
If yes, Please elaborate:
Smiley litter box is outside. If indoors and no litter box was provided she would go to the bathroom on clothes.
Smiley is a torbie colored female DSH. Smiley is an outside cat
How is this cat around strangers?
Around strangers Smiley is friendly and outgoing. Smiley plays gently with adults.
How is this cat around children?
Smiley has not lived with children but has interacted with teenagers the age of 15. Around the teen Smiley is playful and plays gently.
How is this cat around other cats?
Around other cats Smiley is friendly and plays.
How is this cat around dogs?
Smiley has not been around dogs
Finder has given Smiley a bath and she was afraid of it. Smiley enjoys being brushed and isnt bothered when being picked up for a few minutes.
No known bite history
For a New Family to Know
Smiley was described as affectionate. Smiley likes to follow you around and enjoys playing with balls Smiley eats both wet and dry food. Smiley uses an outside liter box with clumping litter. Smiley scratched on a sofa while with the finder.
During intake Smiley was quiet. Smiley allowed to be scanned and collared with a loose body. Smiley allowed all handling and enjoyed being pet.
Vet Notes: 4:04 PM
Vet Notes: 11:47 AM
History: Intake 1/16
1/18-attempted to remove polyps with no success. Gave dexmethasone and cerenia injections for swelling and started on baytril.
1/19-moved to iso for suspect secondary URI-started LRS, nebulization, and doxycycline.
Subjective: BAR. No csvd. Mild dried nasal d/c. Great appetite. Sterterous breathing.
EENT: Eyes clear, mild dried mucoid nasal discharge
HL: eupneic, stertor, normal RR/RE
INTEG: Full coat
MS: Ambulatory x 4
Oropharyngeal polyp – unable remove 1/18
Auricular polyp AD
last day of LRS and nebulization
Continue doxycycline until 1/28
Continue baytril until 1/27
Rec NH palcement for surgical consult of polyp removal-may need tracheotomy to remove
Continue to monitor while at BACC.
Vet Notes: 12:58 PM
Recheck kitten with oropharyngeal polyp
S/O: BAR. ~5% dehydration. Attention seeking, purring throughout exam, allows all handling. Appetite OK
EENT: Eyes clear, moderate mucopurulent nasal discharge – crusted and active, pink mm, teeth clean and erupting normally, inflammation at right caudal oral cavity
HL: Clear lung sounds, referred upper airway noise
ABD: Soft, non tender
INTEG: Full coat
MS: Ambulatory x 4
A: Oropharyngeal polyp – unable remove yesterday; signs of URI, suspect secondary bacterial infection; mild dehydration
P: Rec LRS 50ml SQ q24 x 3 days, nebulize q24 x3 days, doxycycline 0.35ml PO q24 x 10 days. Continue to monitor while at BACC.
Vet Notes: 3:01 PM
Pet was sedated with Telazol 0.05ml IM, simbadol 0.18ml given by 0081
pet was given masked isoflurane to assess polyps.
AD: large amount opaque fluid with granulomatous chunks. Once removed pink fleshy growth seen deeply in canal just proximal to ear drum, totally occluded canal
AS: clear to horizontal canal
oropharynx: soft palate is diverted ventrally from nasopharyngeal polyp. larynx cannot be visualized directly.
Swabs were used to press polyp dorsally towards skull – this allows partial view of larynx which appears normal in formation. Pharyngeal tissues were swollen, covered in mucoid discharge.
Pet was allowed to recover.
Rec NH placement.Pet most likely needs tracheostomy to secure airway prior to any attempt to remove polyps
Dexamethasone 2mg/ml at 0.2mg/kg given IM
cerenia 10mg/ml at 1mg/kg given SC
Baytril 22.7mg/ml at 5mg/kg SC, will continue SID x 10 days
DVM Intake Exam
Estimated age: 16 weeks
Microchip noted on Intake? negative
History : stray, reported to be not eating and not growing as fast as her littermates. Finder took her to rDVM who said she had 3 pharyngeal polyps and pulled 2 but not the third.
Subjective: BARH. Eating well once introduced to kitten food.
Observed Behavior – very sweet. Easily handleable. Did well for all medical handling and procedures
Evidence of Cruelty seen – no
Evidence of Trauma seen – no
P = wnl
R = eupneic
EENT: Eyes clear, AD has thick black hard wax and a white mass protruding into the deep canal, AS has mild brown waxy debris, no nasal discharge noted
Oral Exam: adult incisors, the rest is kitten dentition, no oral lesions noted, unable to visualize pharynx but has sterterous breathing and is resistant to oral exam
PLN: No enlargements noted
H/L: NSR, NMA, CRT < 2, Lungs clear, eupneic with stertor
ABD: Non painful, no masses palpated
U/G: FI, no MGTs, no vulvar d/c
MSI: Ambulatory x 4, skin free of parasites, no masses noted, healthy hair coat
CNS: mentation appropriate – no signs of neurologic abnormalities
Polyp-likely inner ear AD and pharynx
Plan: Continue to monitor while at BACC
NPO tonight for polyp check and removal tomorrow
Ear cytology-wnl, no mites seen
Prognosis: Good but 50% chance of polyp recurrence
SURGERY: ok to schedule for surgery
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