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4/12/08 at 7:25pm
Whoo Hoooo, first round of fluid over and it was a success. I on the other hand seriously almost had a heart attack from too much anxiety.
I warmed her fluid in the water then took her into the bathroom with her favorite blanket. I hung the bag from the shower rod and then sat on the toilet ( seat down, )
Zoe was so good! I did the tent, inserted the needle and turned the fluids on. She was purring and rubbing her chin on me! At about 60-70 mls she got a little agitated. I think because on of the other monsters was headbutting the door, certain the were missing something really good.
I got her settled again and gave her the last 30 ml then gave her a treat of lamaderm cat food. She is now on the back of the couch, on her blanket, purring.
I am glad to know about the phosphorus. her levels are low right now and I want to get the Calictriol ordered I am a little hesitant about this because Zoe does NOT do anything stuffed in her mouth. She starts drooling and smacking if she even thinks you are going to try. Then if you do try she freaks and will quit eating completely.
If it doesn't taste bad, like the cosequin sprinkle caps I can put it in he food. The enalapril I had to have made into a transdermal ear gel. I haven't gotten the bill for that one yet...I have a feeling it is going to be YIKES!
All and all reading here and have all this wonderful advice made tonight go way better than i could have dreamed it would. I think we might just pull this off.
Pookie Poo, I have to say you have done amazing things with Cleo. She is so gorgeous and doesnt look at all like a CRF kitty.
Time for me to go off to bed. I think I used up every last bit of energy I had on my three hour needless anxiety attack, LOL.
Back to Bea....USG was 1024. Blood panel today:
Only thing elevated was total protien & that was 9.3 (normal 5.4-8.2).
How bad does CRF need to be before cats need routine sub-q treatments? See Popsie was just diagnosed yesterday with the very begining stages. The vet said it's not that bad but I do have to put him on a renal diet.
Please go to this page and read the section on "when to start" as sub-qs may not yet be appropriate for your kitty.
Pookie-poo: Thank you, she does lick her lips, and not in the "i just finished eating a feast" kind of licking. So that's why I think is nausea and vomit can be crf related.
I will ask my vet about the Pepcid .
In general, what is the opinion of the phosphorus binders?
Well the news isn't so great on Zoe's repeat bloodwork
Even on 100ml of sub-q for 10 days her creatinine went back up to 3.2
She also lost another 0.2 pounds in the last 10 days
I was pretty bummed out.
She seems happy though. She has been playing.
We are just going to keep plugging ahead as long as she tolerates treatment and has a quality of life. We got the calcitriol ordered, so she will start that in a couple of days. I am hoping that this will keep her from rapidly getting worse.