Well my baby was diagnosed with CRF about a year ago. I took her to the vet tonight because she is having troubles with her blood pressure. Of coarse it was OK, because I had uped her dose of meds to keep it controled, which the vet told me to stop doing becuase there are other side affects at the higher dose. Needless to say I'm frustrated because I know we are going to end up back in the vets office in the next couple of days because once I drop her meds back down her blood pressure will rise & her retenas will begin to detach again. Out side of that I got some bad news her kidney values have gotten worse. I can't remember what they are called but one is at 2.2, and the other went from 35 in Augus to 44 today. Also, her over all blood count is low, so they are sending out a blood sample to another lab to get more detailed info and then she may have to get injections to help her body produce more blood cells. Needless to say I'm very upset. In august her values were better than they were last January & I was really hoping she would have more time. I guess I am just wondering if anyone has been through this & if they can help me understand these injections she's gonig to be getting. I will have a chance to talk to the vet more once they get her test results back, but I guess I don't even know what kinds of questions to ask. I'm just beside myself & I'm at work & I just don't know how people deal with loosing a pet & still manage to get up & go to work every day with out loosing it totaly. Please help!!!
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12/2/02 at 5:38pm