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post #31 of 37
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Supplementing a nursing mothers diet with KMR helps a lot. I have never heard of Calcium shock.
yeah, me either, it's called eclampsia. I'm not too worried, tho, it's pretty rare.
post #32 of 37
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclampsia

Eclampsia occurs with Preeclampsia, it is a type of seizure that has nothing to do with calcium levels, It is high blood pressure. Just like in humans.
post #33 of 37
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclampsia

Eclampsia occurs with Preeclampsia, it is a type of seizure that has nothing to do with calcium levels, It is high blood pressure. Just like in humans.
That is in humans. Calcium is involved in eclampsia/preeclampsia/HELLP syndrome in pregnant humans. Calcium, sodium, and potassium are the major componants of muscle function.

http://www.peteducation.com/article....+1628&aid=1505

Calcium shock, milk fever, Puerperal Tetany are all other names for it. I looked it up for more info on Wednesday night. I thought it was all pretty interesting, but I think we will be okay. I think the vet was just running through worst-case scenerios with me.
post #34 of 37
Interesting. I'll have to read up more on it.

IMO kind of stupid to use the same name for something when it has two very different meanings even if it's animal to human.
post #35 of 37
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Interesting. I'll have to read up more on it.

IMO kind of stupid to use the same name for something when it has two very different meanings even if it's animal to human.
my thought exactly. Being a nurse, I know what means for a woman, so I was confused when I first looked it up. When my kids are older, I want to get into rescue, and the more I am learning now from all of this, the more I know I want to do it.
post #36 of 37
How is Mao doing? has she settled down and started the long process of healing? rescue work is wonderful. I'm suppose to be training dogs at our local spca here in Spotsy, but between the dogs not doing well, and now nursing the kitten back to health, and my 2 newest kitten rescues (they are abt 6 mo old), I don't have time. I feel bad that I can't fit it in, but I think when I return the little kitten, I may try to get out there. On top of all that I have RSD, so with all my meds, I kinda hate to drive. Keep me updated on your girl.

Mary
post #37 of 37
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Mao is doing great. She seems to have plenty of milk, and a lot more energy.
I'm sorry to hear you have RSD. I know that can be very painful.
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