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Acute Renal Failure

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Hi all,

One of my darling furbabies has just been diagnosed with Acute Renal Failure. She is a 2 1/2 year old purebred Birman and is generally a very happy, healthy and lively cat. On Tuesday night she was vomitting several times, on Wednesday she was lethargic, not eating, drinking a lot and seemed a bit "out of it". We took her to the vet on Wednesday evening where she stayed the night.

Vet called us on Thursday afternoon and advised us that we could collect her, that she'd probably just eaten something odd and gave us some cat laxatives to give her. We followed the vet's instructions. She was still lethargic but seemed a little better than when we took her in. The vet had told us to monitor her for a couple of days before bringing her back in if no improvement.

On Friday she was back to being lethargic, tired and drinking a lot again. She ate about a teaspoon of chicken (unlike her, she's usually a big guts) and then just lied down near the water bowl. On Saturday morning I could bear it no longer and decided to take her back to the vet, on Saturday afternoon the vet contacted us with the news that she has Acute Renal Failure. He said the prognosis is 50/50.

Needless to say, my husband and I are devastated. Our other cat is pining for her. We are so scared that we are going to lose our gorgeous girl, the only cat I have ever had since a kitten.

I'm hoping that some readers out there can comfort me with some stories of cats that have made it through, as at the moment I am feeling bewildered, confused and shocked.

post #2 of 4
Hi Vickie !! I am so sorry to hear of your news what a heartbreaking time this must be for you.
I personally can not offer any advise - but someone will be able to lead you to some or share some experiences.
what is her name?

Please know that we are all here for you to lean on during this time ok? you will have a lot of support here as you face this obstacle

I will be thinking of you both and we are on the same time zone so feel free to pm me any time
post #3 of 4
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Thank you huggles.
Her name is Cleo. She has her own cat page at http://www.thecatsite.com/cat_pages/...es.php?cat=485

As you can see, she is a gorgeous girl and we love her very much. We are sending love her way and hope she will be ok. Will let you know.
post #4 of 4
oh Cleo is just beautiful thankyou for sharing her cat page with us!
Originally Posted by Vickie
We are sending love her way and hope she will be ok
there will be lots of love coming your way from all corners of the world as well
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