Jellybean update

Poor Jellybean! He’s not doing well.

The Monday before I left for my trip he went to the vet because he hadn’t been eating. They kept him. Despite all their efforts, he still wouldn’t eat and the next day they started him on fluids. Later in the week he was moved to another TCR vet clinic close to the Volunteer Centre. He was at the vet the entire time I was away — refusing to eat. Nothing has showed up in his blood work. They are at a loss to explain or “fix” him. Our executive director finally coaxed him to eat a little and the day I came home he was transferred to the Volunteer Centre where he remains. He eats off and on but apparently looks terrible.  If he were a kitten, we’d probably diagnose “failure to thrive” but he’s not a kitten so it’s a mystery. It is unlikely he’ll come back to me, even if he improves. It would be horrible if he improved but then had a relapse because of bad memories of medicine and force-feeding. 😦

Unfortunately, right now, because of the mystery and his refusal to eat, his prognosis is not very promising.



About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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3 Responses to Jellybean update

  1. Poor Jellybean. I hope he starts eating and feels better.

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  2. Connie says:

    I’m so sorry. Have they considered giving him a feeding tube?

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    • He was on IV fluid/nutrients for two weeks, then finally ate a bit. The frustration is the mystery of it. NO pointers to anything despite testing. Yesterday someone wondered about cancer, which would be so unfair given he’s only three years old. I just wish we could know, one way or the other, and not have him dragging on in limbo. It’s no quality of life for the poor guy.


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