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Friday, April 17, 2009

Another Merlin update

Merlins red blood cell count continues to drop :( He was at 40 last night and this morning at 35 then this afternoon he is at 28. They did an unltrasound of his belly and could not find any internal bleeding, the scrotum area is red and swollen still and looks like it could possibly be bleeding inside the sac a little but as there is some oozing between the stitches. HOWEVER they don't think that's enough to really drop his numbers like they have been so Merlin will need another night at the hospital and more tests. He has had a clotting test and he definately clotted within the time limit, so it isn't that. He doesn't have leukemia or FIV (feline aids) He's had all his shots and everything so they really don't know what's going on with him. I am hoping we have some answers soon because my little boy is going to be very upset about this when I pick him up from school.....Merlin is concidered unstable at this point so we can't even go down and visit him.

The only upside to all this is that the vet has agreed to do all this work and take care of Merlin for free! They have not actually said it, but I get the feeling that they think this was their mistake somehow and they are trying to take care of it.

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