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*
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.
Poor, sweet, cashew-brained kitty :( I'll be praying for you guys and the little furball.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My cat Ashley will be 17 this year. She's super old and I would also do anything for her.
Oh! Thinking of you! P.s. we have the same birthday. Hope everything is okay with him.
Thanks! Happy birthday. Hope we both have a good one. Tomorrow is my 35th.
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.
Hugs. Our kitties are like our children.
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.