Guest MeAndMouse Posted August 28, 2015 Share Posted August 28, 2015 My girl, Mouse, was diagnosed with Evans Syndrome (IMHA and ITP) last Thursday, 8/20. The vet did a CBC and blood smear and sent her home with 40mg of prednisone a day. I asked for a specialist referral, but the soonest I could get an appointment was 9/9. Mouse seemed to be more energetic after starting the prednisone, otherwise I probably would have taken her to the ER at the specialist. She had a checkup at the same vet yesterday (although a different doctor saw her for some reason), and her hematocrit was the same and platelets were up but still low. They said keep giving her prednisone and check back in 5 days. I’ve been researching a ton and am very skeptical of this vet. Everything you read about Evans syndrome says you need to determine if there’s an underlying cause (do x-rays, sonographs, tick panels, etc.) and the vet has said nothing about this. The first vet basically said it could be from vaccinations, a toxin, etc. and it’s difficult to pinpoint, but said nothing about secondary cases. And there are so many other things that were not mentioned to me… gastric protectants, thromboemolism chances, tissue hypoxia, etc. I guess I just don’t know what to do at this point. Do I go to another vet for a second opinion? Do I just do nothing and get the recheck in 5 days? Do I take her to the ER? * More reasons I’m skeptical of this vet: At the appointment yesterday, the vet brought out the bloodwork from both appointments to show me. The one from the first appointment showed almost everything at 0! “See, this has gone from 0 to X, so it’s increased. And this has gone from 0 to X, so it has also increased." This seemed really bizarre to me, but I didn’t say anything. I looked more closely at the bloodwork at home, and both tests were from the first appointment! I do remember the first vet running two tests, but I didn’t know it was because the first one showed all zeros. So the vet last night sat there showing me comparisons for the wrong day! This still blows my mind. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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