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Splitting the egg yolk am and pm seems to have solved the problem of Mazy cat not finishing her bed time meal

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Thank you so much WG.  Hug1 Hug1 Hug1 Hug1!  Her paws have gone down a tiny bit more. The left one is now 1 1/4 inch, the right is just over 1 inch.

Pookie the website opens for me now.

The vet will write a prescription for the kristalose (powder lactulose). However if Jennie needs help again, until I get the powder, I will use mineral oil.

Jennie and I were at the vet almost 2 hours.  they took blood, did x rays, took blood pressure, very thorough, and vet consulted with two other vets in the practice. The general opinion was either infection of the lymphatic system (high WBC still) or the cancer has metastasized into the lymphatic system (which will likely happen eventually). If it was metastasized, the paws would not being foing down, they would just keep growing, so I think we can rule that out for now.  I'm going to go ahead with the antibiotics because of the high WBC.

Vet wants her to take Orbax antibiotic for one week, then retest WBC.

I'm exhausted.
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How are things now MC ? Willing you the strength to cope and sending much love. xx

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Holy cow Pookie thank you for this!  I am sending it right to the vet.

I am home for lunch right now and her paws have gone down a bit.  The biggest one is now 1 1/2 inches and the other is 1 1/4 inches.

I'll have to update on what the vet said later but the general coneseus was the lymphatic system is affected.

However I had my doubts given the timing after just starting the miralax..

PS I'm glad you posted the pertinent part.  The link won't load for me.
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Pookie on Today at 10:26:35 AM »
 :(  grouphug

I have no idea if it's related to the Miralax, but it's sounds like she's retaining water and it's accumulating in her paws.  Crossing paws that the vet gives you some answers.   fingerscrossed

EDIT:  I did a search for "can Miralax cause edema" (edema is swelling) and found this (for humans):

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-17116/miralax-oral/details/list-sideeffects  -- Look under "Rare side effects"

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RARE side effects
If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression

Abnormal Heart Rhythm
Atrial Fibrillation
Fast Heartbeat
Feeling Faint
Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or Hands
High Blood Pressure
Imbalance In Body Salts Like Potassium And Sodium
Insufficient Blood Supply To The Colon
Involuntary Quivering
Kidney Disease With Reduction In Kidney Function
Life Threatening Allergic Reaction
Puffy Face From Water Retention
Rash
Seizures
Trouble Breathing
Ulceration Of Colon

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Jennie has swollen feet. Her left paw is huge and her right is almost as big.  What the heck has caused this? The miralax?  She shows no signs of discomfort in her feet and has been jumping up and down from the washer multiple times. She is very hungry this morning (yesterday didn't want to eat much) Is it a reaction to the miralax?  I can't find anything on line.

Is it caused by straining? She did have more poop this morning but I know there is a lot more to be moved out.  I don't know.  I've got to get her in to see the vet this morning though I did feed her.

I've just measured them, because I am worried they are stil growing.  The left is 2 inches wide and the right is about 1 1/2

Okay we're on our way to the vet in a few minutes.  I went into work a little early since there wasn't any more I could do here and called from there (I had called the answering service to ask them to let the vet know I would be calling) Finally got through to the vet (they didn't take the service off until 8:15!)

Jennie's paws are still giant sized, but haven't gotten any bigger, and in fact might be a fraction of an inch smaller, the 2 inches one does measure just a line under 2 inches now.

I used the ladies room at work and could see in the mirror that I was actually visibly shaking.  My face/head even was trembling. I am so scared for her. Even though she shows no signs of discomfort at all!
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Jennie has swollen feet. Her left paw is huge and her right is almost as big.  What the heck has caused this? The miralax?  She shows no signs of discomfort in her feet and has been jumping up and down from the washer multiple times. She is very hungry this morning (yesterday didn't want to eat much) Is it a reaction to the miralax?  I can't find anything on line.

Is it caused by straining? She did have more poop this morning but I know there is a lot more to be moved out.  I don't know.  I've got to get her in to see the vet this morning though I did feed her.

I've just measured them, because I am worried they are stil growing.  The left is 2 inches wide and the right is about 1 1/2
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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Pookie on January 16, 2019, 10:00:48 PM »
grouphug grouphug grouphug


I wish I had some advice or . . . some way of helping.  Sending lots of hugs, purrs and good vibes to you and Jennie Jennie.

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GENERAL CAT CARE / Re: Jennie has been diagnosed with carcinoma (cancer)
« Last post by Middle Child on January 16, 2019, 04:55:39 PM »
I don't know how to get through this.
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