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Kitty Update [Mar. 10th, 2009|08:09 pm]
Lanette
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His kidney numbers are 119 and 60. Average is up to 60 for the first number and as high as 7 for the second. He threw up again, isn't eating or drinking and BARELY moving.

We are going in the morning to learn how to inject him with fluids under the skin ourselves. They said it could just be that we need to inject him a few times a week for the rest of his life once the numbers are down. Umm ok, but he's miserable now? They said that they couldn't get the cathader in to get IV fluids in him which would be best for the kidney numbers to go down quickly. I asked what could be done, can they sedate him? I mean if he needs the treatment we can't just let him opt out like that just because he's scared. I mean, we'll get a muzzle, whatever it takes. The vet said that she'll check into a way to sedate him without taxing his kidney's further before we get in tomorrow at 9am. We are going to do whatever we can to save his life but right now we are afraid, depressed, and just hoping that the numbers come back down because that's the key. It's ok if he has these episodes every so often so long as we can treat them. He's already on the kidney diet. Please? I need him. Craig and I love him so much.

I'm going to be late to work which sucks. I have so much to do and being gone last week wasn't exactly stellar for my completion of tasks and we are low on people, so it really hurts when we get sick.
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From: stephie1973
2009-03-11 03:38 am (UTC)
Oh no, poor kitty. I am so sorry you and Craig are having to deal with this right now and for your kitty who's suffering. I hope he is able to get his numbers down so he can maybe feel better and have a healthier life. I wish the 3 of you the best of luck when he goes to the vet again. I'll pray your Vet's a miracle worker. *HUGS*
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-03-11 04:21 am (UTC)
Thanks. I just hope that he can be himself again. I"m totally willing to inject him, I mean I need vitamins and injections myself to survive, so I don't mind. I just want him to be ok.
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[User Picture]From: stephanieanne
2009-03-11 04:43 am (UTC)
Poor, sweet, cashew-brained kitty :( I'll be praying for you guys and the little furball.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-03-11 05:02 am (UTC)
Thank you for the prayers. I'm so hopeful about tomorrow. He's not eating or drinking still, but maybe the IV treatment will get him back to his crazy peabrained antics.
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[User Picture]From: anunnakigirl
2009-03-11 05:36 am (UTC)
I am sorry to hear about midnight. Kidney disease can be a hard thing. A light of hope I can give you is that I just came across a cat that is 21 years and on k/d, so they can live a long life with it!

Also, if you need help with the fluid administration or if you are having trouble with it, let me know. I am more than happy to come and show you. It can be a little different doing it at home versus doing it at the vets.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-03-11 08:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! That is super encouraging and I wouldn't mind at all giving him injections for years and years so long as he can have a good quality of life the rest of the time. It's been a whole year and several months since his last bout of serious issues. I really appreciate the offer of help. I'm hoping that my experience injecting myself with B12 can help me do these. Both Craig and I want to learn how in case he gets since when one of us isn't around.
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[User Picture]From: catsperspective
2009-03-11 12:45 pm (UTC)
I am so very sorry about kitty. I am going through the early stages of treating kidney disease with one of my older cats. Right now he is on a daily pill and special diet. I dread the time when I might have to give him injections, but I will do it if it means he will continue to be healthy and happy and with me. I try to keep in mind it is the quality of life, not quantity though. It is so hard though. Unconditional love from a pet is like nothing else.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-03-11 02:52 pm (UTC)
Midnight is such a social cat too. He's around all of the time we are home and sleeps on our bed (all but the last 3 nights) and even when I work at home he's right up by my head. Craig (my bf who I own a house with) is losing his job with layoffs within the next 2 months and Midnight is really the only constant in his life who's been with him now for 9 years. We have got to keep him healthy because his Daddy very much needs him and I do too. It sounds selfish and if his quality of life does get bad we will let him go, but if there is anything I can do to save his life and get him healthy I'll do it.
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[User Picture]From: catsperspective
2009-03-11 02:59 pm (UTC)
I completely understand. I would do the same for any of my babies. I have talked at length with my vet also and trust him to tell me when the time comes to let go. Until that point, I will do whatever it takes.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-03-11 03:09 pm (UTC)
My cat Ashley will be 17 this year. She's super old and I would also do anything for her.
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[User Picture]From: feminista1
2009-03-11 01:12 pm (UTC)
Oh! Thinking of you! P.s. we have the same birthday. Hope everything is okay with him.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2009-03-11 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Happy birthday. Hope we both have a good one. Tomorrow is my 35th.
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[User Picture]From: compassionate
2009-03-11 03:09 pm (UTC)
I'll keep the little guy in my prayers. I'm a huge cat lover (I just got a new kitty!) so I know how much we love our pet babies.
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[User Picture]From: pollyhyper
2009-03-11 03:23 pm (UTC)
Hugs. Our kitties are like our children.
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[User Picture]From: dizsolvedgirl
2009-03-11 03:59 pm (UTC)

OH! :((

big hugs for you and pets for the little fella :(

I know how upsetting this can be. It's scary and no fun for you or kitty.

My boy Ern was acting weird when I got home from Key West and I took him over to the vet to confirm a UTI, but it took us 3 day's to get a sample - no fun at all. Although I think Ernie was foolin us all as he got baths, brushings his nails done, massages in the kitty hammock. Sounded more like a spa day to me.

He's good now, but a two weeks worth of dosing him with pills was not fun - but he's the love kitten again.

Thinking of You, Midnight and Craig and sending healing thoughts your way.
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