SPACE CADET – A1101594
Safe - 1-15-2017 Manhattan Rescue: Animalkind Please honor your pledges: http://animalkindny.org/makeadonation/
Meet Space Cadet: Space Cadet is a very friendly young cat, but he likely needs a blood transfusion and must leave the shelter to go to a veterinary hospital by 4pm today, 1/15. We are able to offer a stipend to the group who takes him. Space Cadet is also FeLV+. Please help this cat today!
SPACE CADET – A1101594 1Y 6M ORANGE TABBY M DSH
STRAY INTAKE: 1/15/2017
Initial Exam (1/15/17)
Sex: Male intact
Estimated age: 1.5 years based on facial features and dentition
Fleas: No flea dirt.
S: Calm, allows handling, purrs occasionally, lethargic – lies down and puts head down when not being touched or stimulated
O: BAR, estimated 5% dehydrated, mildly decreased skin turgor, BCS 4.5/9, MMs pale, slightly yellowed and tacky
EENT: Some SND and dark crusting around nose. Clean teeth.
PLNs: Mandibular LNs enlarged and ilaterally symmetrical.
H/L: NSR, NMA. Slightly tachypneic, soft BV sounds.
Abd: Soft, no pain on palpation, no masses palpated
M/S/I: Amb x4. No skin lesions noted.
UG: Male intact, testicles soft and symmetrical.
Hct 12.8% – regenerative, retics 207.6 k/ul (9%)
WBC 31.19 k/ul, neuts 15.54 with suspected bands, monos 4.87(!!), lymphs 10.21
Plt 66 k/ul but this machine’s platelet count is not always accurate
Glucose 298 mg/dl
BUN 128 mg/dl
Normal protein (TP 7.1, alb 2.4, glob 4.7)
ALT didn’t read
Alk phos 11 u/l
T. bil 6.5
1. Severe regenerative anemia with leukocytosis, neutrophilia, monocytosis, lymphocytosis
2. Elevated BUN with normal creatinine, elevated T. bili
R/O hemolysis due to infectious cause, possibly RBC parasite, such as Bartonella
Short-term prognosis: With treatment: good. Without treatment, grave.
Current surgery status: Temporary waiver for severe hemolysis.
1. Administered Advantage and gave pyrantel 0.4 ml PO during exam
2. Recommend immediate placement with blood smear and likely blood transfusion – 4pm deadline
3. Hold off on vaccines until stable.
4. 100 ml LRS SQ.
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