Originally Posted by Ali012281
Do you draw up the medication from a vial and then use the same needle to inject kitty with? You might want to try and change the needle before you give the medication to kitty cat. I work in an allergy clinic and I give subq's to people and we change the needles because the rubber stopper on the vials is very dulling.
Hope that might help some.
well as alex said this is sub Q fluid therapy, not subQ meds.
she usually gets 100ccs in the morning and 100ccs at night, that way i can inject her (subQ) pepcid into the fluid bubble, as injecting it just under the skin would sting, i was told
she did not get any fluids yesterday, we both got totally stressed out trying to figure out what was going wrong....so i gave up
this morning, i was able to give her 200ccs (and she will likely need more, as she has had diahrrea for two days)
and i gave her her pepcid injection
she is in end stage renal failure, OR she has a cancer the vet has not found yet, he was not sure. or both! she is losing wt and her hair is coming out in clumps
she is just skin and bones, she has lost most of her muscle already
it will be very hard to know when it is time, because as some of you mentioned, i believe, she has learned that if she freaks out enough, she can get mommy to stop doing something- at least sometimes.
i KNOW she HAS TO have these fluids to survive, without them she would quickly get very sick and die, so that is not usually an issue
i think i may have been trying to hard to find a new place to stick her, she did not accept the fluids til i went back to the same area i usually use
she has one side she prefers, so i guess we will stay with that and hope she does not get thickened skin there
i use 19 guage terumos, i tried the 20 guage but they were too slow and she really did not seem to notice the difference
i am going to have to go back to sleeping during the day and being up all nite, to monitor her eating and things, she is now up all nite, somewhat senile and very needy and gets anxious if she cant wake me up
i may as well stay up, i am not getting any real sleep this way
i had been staying up nights for a long time, but had daytime appts and could not afford to miss them
i will have to switch back, she needs me at night
thanks for all your replies! i hope this does not happen again! i want her last days/weeks/months? to be as pleasant as they can be