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Lost my Beauty 2 half hours ago

post #1 of 29
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Hello,

I have not long got back from the vets where my Beauty died in my arms.

She would of been 17 in July.

I took her to the vets last Sunday because for a few days she had runny eyes..he thought then it might be something else but i said i think she had a temperature as he said no infection but when he tested her temperature it was high 105 so he prescribed her Norocarp which i never heard of and also gave her an injection of something yellow looking i suppose antibiotic or the same medication.

She still was off her food but then on the monday afternoon she seem to pick up and eating more now has her temperature must have dropped.

I took her back Tuesday has he wanted to check her and decided to be safe he would also give her a old cat profile blood works.

Yesterday Thursday he phoned and said she needed to come up and be on a drip right away because her kidney levels were high which i was told today that they were creatine level then was 28 but i am not sure what that means myself.

Now today phoned to see how she was doing before i went to see her and she was doing ok this morning eating little bits which we explained that was just her way has she was a little overweight but she always ate in little amounts and is a very timid cat and he said once they have the toxins from her system from the drip he will get her on medication then home.

They must of decided she needed more food and so they force fed her with a syringe and she went down bank they said after that

They did not phone i phoned them to say i will be coming up to see her when they then said she was on oxygen and they gave her an injection of something but i am not sure what that is.

Also told me thet revived her that afternoon which never told me earler after they force fed her food.

They never told me on the phone but when i got there , explained that they did another blood test after her taking turn for worse and her kidney creatine level was now 46. I asked so what can be done as he brought her into me on oxygen and my little Beauty could not even lift her head..when i tried it just started to shake and she had mask on till the end. They said was only one way and was to put he to sleep

Yet yesterday she ran down the stairs for me to take her the vets..sometimes it makes me think you do wrong to take them has they seem to end up worse.

I held her in my arms for an hour before he put her to sleep. I can't belive my Beauty is gone forever now all those years a huge chunk of me has died with her.

How can her Kidney go to such high level when she was not like it and how come they did a test to show new level yet i had to wait a few days for the first test she had, they had to send blood away.

Was the force feeding her that did it or the drugs.

I want to ask please has anyone any idea what that drug is she was given Sunday (Norocarp). Because on the Tuesday she went for to see her and for the old cat profile after coming back he said to stop that medication until he got blood work back.

Beauty you are always in my heart i wish i had never took you to the vets.

God bless my sweetheart your in heaven now with Boko and Fluffy.

I am lost without you Beauty.

Thanks for listening
post #2 of 29
Oh I'm so sorry to hear that *hug*

You mentioned her Kidney's.. I hate to ask, but did she eat any brands of the tainted food?

Welcome to TCS too. Know that all of us are here should you need anything else.

Rob
post #3 of 29
I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Beauty. Please know that everyone of us here knows how your heart is breaking.

I am sending hugs and prayers for you from Mississippi.



RIP Beauty
post #4 of 29
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Originally Posted by ReesesPBC View Post
Oh I'm so sorry to hear that *hug*

You mentioned her Kidney's.. I hate to ask, but did she eat any brands of the tainted food?

Welcome to TCS too. Know that all of us are here should you need anything else.

Rob
Hello Rob,

Thanks for replying. I am not sure what you mean tainted brands. Why is there some problem with some cat food? I am from the UK.
post #5 of 29
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Hello Rob,

Thanks for replying. I am not sure what you mean tainted brands. Why is there some problem with some cat food? I am from the UK.
I'm sorry I assumed you were in the U.S. Yes there is a list of recalled dog and cat food here that has caused kidney failure in many animals, and quite a few deaths.
post #6 of 29
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I am so sorry for your loss of your beloved Beauty. Please know that everyone of us here knows how your heart is breaking.

I am sending hugs and prayers for you from Mississippi.



RIP Beauty
Thank you LSULOVER very much appreciated I know she is safe in heaven now but such a loss and so many years.
post #7 of 29
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I'm sorry I assumed you were in the U.S. Yes there is a list of recalled dog and cat food here that has caused kidney failure in many animals, and quite a few deaths.

Thanks for that I will have to look into it and see if the food is in UK too as I have 5 other cats still with me but Beauty was my first and oldest 17 this year. I am not even sure why I am writing on forums how I feel but i do not know what to do has I just can't take it in she has gone when yesterday she seemed fine before they admitted her to the vets.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by Imissyou View Post
Thanks for that I will have to look into it and see if the food is in UK too as I have 5 other cats still with me but Beauty was my first and oldest 17 this year. I am not even sure why I am writing on forums how I feel but i do not know what to do has I just can't take it in she has gone when yesterday she seemed fine before they admitted her to the vets.
There are few threads on the pet food recall. I'd do a search for "recall" and they should all come up.

Well sometimes it's better when we're hurting to talk to others about it, and that's what you're doing We're a very tight support group.

Sometimes things just happen without explaination. All you can do is just keep the memories you had of her and never let them go.
post #9 of 29
what do your cats eat? that way someone here can tell you if the brands might be affected. it is wet food that got tainted not dry,


i ams orry you lost your beauty
post #10 of 29
It just happens that way sometimes. My RB kiity, Whiskers, was almost 18 and he went very quickly from the same thing. His creatine levels skyrocketed and then he passed. It's very hard to lose a beloved pet, particularly one that has been with you so long. I understand how you feel - just know the pain will very slowly subside and the day will come when you can look back with love and laughter at memories rather than tears. It's been 6 years for me, and while the tears still come at times, the memories are mostly happy ones.

Rest peacefully, Beauty! Whiskers will look after you over the Rainbow Bridge, where you are young and healthy and full of life!
post #11 of 29
I am so sorry that you lost your Beauty.

If you're in the UK then it isn't likely to be something caused by the contaminated food that is plagueing the US at the moment, so I wouldn't think that is a likely reason for your kitty to become so ill.

Whatever the cause, it's an awful thing to go through and you have my sympathy
post #12 of 29
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I just did a little research has i just can't think she has gone so quickly.

Norcarp i have been told should never be given to Cats yet he injected it with her Sunday and gave me tablets to give her twice a day 50mg.

It looks like that is what finished her from what i read as even in dogs has to be watched

She was fine just went up for runny eyes last Sunday then injected her with that and the tablets for her at home. Tuesday i took her up as he said he wanted to check her that day. Then decided to do a old cat profile Tuesday then rang me after Tuesday evening to say stop the Norcarp till he gets the results back.

Do you think he knew what he did and that medicine did her Kidneys in and shut down her whole system as when i saw her a few hours ago now she was in fits and heart so shallow then up a bit she was in and out of it the poor little girl i had so long yet seems was killed by that medicine.

I would feel better if anyone can try to find for me or tell me that (Norcarp) 50mg twice a day and the injection he gave her of it. The other name for (Norcarp) is (Rymadil) should or should not be ever prescribed for a cat age 16 who seemed fine except for her runny eyes last Sunday.

Because at the moment i feel like my cat was killed
post #13 of 29
I have heard that Rymadil eyedrops are OK for cats (eyedrops are external application and very little finds its way into the bloodstream), but injection isn't that safe, their bodies can't always handle it.

Is your vet a feline specialist or do they deal with various different animals? Alas there are very few feline specialists or cat clinics here, so I would imagine they are a generalist small animal vet. As I understand (or I could be mistaken, please someone correct me if I'm wrong here) it is usually ok for medium to large dogs. I wonder if they used that because it is ok for dogs and they have used it on dogs and they didn't consider the difference in a cat's metabolism and liver and kidney function.

Once again I am sorry that you have gone through this awful thing.
post #14 of 29
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I just wish i could roll back the days if it was that drug that killed her. Yes he has dealt with my cats now for well over ten years.

It is just that drug that has made me feel like i killed her by letting her be given it.
post #15 of 29
My condolences to you during this difficult time...RIP Beauty.....
post #16 of 29
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I just wish i could roll back the days if it was that drug that killed her. Yes he has dealt with my cats now for well over ten years.

It is just that drug that has made me feel like i killed her by letting her be given it.
NO! Please do not feel that. Even if it were the case, and I don't know that it is for certain I am just giving my thoughts, I am not an expert, but regardless of this we all put trust in our vets to do the right thing by us and our loved ones.

There is absolutely NO WAY ON EARTH that this is your fault, whatever happened here, whichever way you look at it, it is NOT your fault, you did NOT kill her. Please do not for a minute think that.

post #17 of 29
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NO! Please do not feel that. Even if it were the case, and I don't know that it is for certain I am just giving my thoughts, I am not an expert, but regardless of this we all put trust in our vets to do the right thing by us and our loved ones.

There is absolutely NO WAY ON EARTH that this is your fault, whatever happened here, whichever way you look at it, it is NOT your fault, you did NOT kill her. Please do not for a minute think that.


Thank you and everyone else here. I just feel numb and would just like to sleep and let it be a bad dream or wake up in heaven with her because i miss her so much and all those years i just do not know how to cope.
post #18 of 29
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet Beauty.
post #19 of 29
I'm sorry for your loss. I know it's hard to lose a cat.
post #20 of 29
Oh I am sorry to read about Beauty and the stress you have been going through - I cannot comment about the drugs and what might have happened - do you feel you can approach the vet about it ? I know you are hurting real bad, maybe the vet can explain the course of action he was taking, that might ease your feelings a bit just a thought

RIP Sweet Beauty, play happily over the Bridge, look down now and then your mum misses & loves you so
post #21 of 29
I am so sorry for your loss - one of my cats (age 13) has had Rimadyl both via injection and tablets (although I was told by a second vet not to continue with the Rimadyl as the dosage was too high), and have had no probs with it, I certainly wasn't warned about it. Cats can actually lose up to 75% of their kidney function before any symptoms show, so it could be that she did have issues and you didn't know about it. I dont think you will ever know, but you didn't cause this, you were getting her treatment. You could try complaining to the RCVS, but they dont have a good track record for doing anything about them sadly. I am puzzled why he would give an anti-inflammatory for a runny nose though, surely giving something like anti-biotics would have been better.
post #22 of 29
I don't have any information regarding the drugs you listed, but I do hope you find what you need to give you peace of mind.

I just wanted to say how sorry I am that you lost your sweet Beauty. It has been over three months since I lost my Alley and not a day that goes by without me thinking of her and missing her. Whatever happened, Beauty is at peace now and suffering no pain, playing happily over the rainbow bridge. Someday, you will see your dear girl again.
post #23 of 29
There are definitely medications that can cause kidney damage and failure (as their side-effects). Although I am not familiar with the drug you've mentioned, I have heard of other drugs that had similar results. IE, the drug was given to the cat or dog to alleviate some kind of infection or other minor thing and the cat or dog ended up dying of kidney failure. Of course, these cases are few, but they do happen. In fact, I was just watching the news the other day when they gave a report about a drug, forgot the name, for dogs that had this effect. The way they described it, the vets know the side effects of the drug but are NOT required to tell the owner of the animal. Most of the time, the drug treats a minor illness and this side effect is rare. Sadly, many people who have lost their animals to this do not have any kind of financial recourse to sue the drug company since it is a big industry and the owner is just one person with little financial income.

The only way for you to find out if this is what happened to you is to ask a veteranarian about this drug and its possible side-effects. I'd recommend you asking a vet other than your own, that way the answer isn't biased. That would be my best advice to you.
post #24 of 29
I'm very sorry for your loss
post #25 of 29
I am so very sorry, Rest in Peace beauty.
post #26 of 29
I'm so very sorry Your bound to be numb at a time like this, so just take things one day at a time

Remember you will see Beauty again one day, but right now she's having a wonderful time over at the bridge with lots of new friends to play with

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post #27 of 29
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss.

RIP sweet Beauty
post #28 of 29
your Beauty loved you for 17 years! you were so lucky to have her for so long, but it's never long enough, is it? to you during this painful time...
post #29 of 29
I'm so sorry.

RIP Beauty
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