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Mort is in her final stages of CRF  

post #1 of 65
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I posted before about my CRF cat that has been my best friend for 17 years. She is starting to fade pretty rapidly. She has an appointment with the doctor tomorrow and we are going to get her vitamin B shots with a mild steroid of some kind to make her last days with us as happy as possible. She is probably down to 4 pounds and is peeing out more than we give her in sub-q. I won't put her to rest until she tells me in her eyes she has no more to give. Maybe with a small miracle she will perk up and share more time with us.
If she would only gain a little bit of weight. I am giving her fancy feast now. She really enjoys it and she has come to the point in her life where I am not going to try to torture her with something she hates to eat.

Please keep Mort in your prayers....
post #2 of 65
and a prayer
post #3 of 65
Many hugs and prayers.
post #4 of 65
Hello, I am very new here but I sure know how you feel. A hug for you from me, I know the next few days are not going to be easy for you.
post #5 of 65
Oh Abbycats I'm so sorry to hear about Mort! I know you have been battling CRF for awhile and from what I have read, you are a very dedicated owner and parent.
When Kiaira was in her end stage of CRF, I fed her fancy feast too as it wasn't worth trying to get her to eat something she no longer enjoyed.
I will keep you and Mort in my thoughts.
post #6 of 65
So sorry to hear that. Hugs and prayers to you.
post #7 of 65
Sending hugs to you and Mort, and prayers as well. We are all here for you!
post #8 of 65
I wish I could say or offer more... but sending lots of hugs & love your way from across the ocean. let Mort know there is a whole world of cat lovers thinking of her right now
post #9 of 65
I`m praying for Mort...and for you!
Keep us posted. You are both in our many thoughts here at TCS.
post #10 of 65
Mort is such a lucky cat to have such a loving mama! This must be so hard for you. Prayer's for you and Mort.
post #11 of 65
I'm very sorry for the difficult time you are enduring with Mort.
post #12 of 65
Both you and Mort will be in my thoughts.
post #13 of 65
You and Mort are in my prayers. I am so sorry. It is difficult to see them fade away like this

Originally the vet suspected CRF with my eldest, but we found out it was liver cancer or at least a tumor in the liver. I am facing similar challenges with her appetite. I'm certain that you have tried everything but do you have an Asian grocery nearby? A member here introduced it to me. They sell shaved dry fish flakes to use as a base for fish soup. We call it bonito flakes but it has several different names. I sprinkle that on her food and that seems to help to entice her to eat. I give her about three different cans of Fancy Feast just to get her to eat a total of what would be about 1.5 cans at this point.
post #14 of 65
to you and Mort.

I started a thread about my 17 year old, Bodi, who's in kidney failure. She, too, is back on Fancy Feast because it's the thing that tempts her the most to eat.

Please please tell me -- you say Mort's been getting fluids sub-cu. Do you do it yourself? Is it hard to do? How's Mort with it? We're going to our vet tomorrow or the day after to learn how to give fluids sub-cu and would really like to find out from someone who's done it what it's like.
post #15 of 65
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I am so sorry to hear about Bodi. We have been doing the sub-q's on Mort since last June. She takes them pretty good. My husband is the one who inserts the needle and I hold her. She is getting hard to do now because she is getting so thin.

I'm certain that you have tried everything but do you have an Asian grocery nearby?
Unfortunatly we live in Rural Nebraska and our supplies are somewhat limited.
That sounds like a great way to entice their appetite! I am so sorry your baby is having to go through liver problems.

Mort just got home from the vet and she only weighs 5.5 pounds. He felt her kidneys and he felt a bumpy mass on one of her kidneys

We got medicine for her diarrea and she had a steroid injection for anorexic cats, and a vitamin B shot. The course of plan now is to keep her comfortable and happy in her last days with us. I cherish each day she stays with us.
post #16 of 65
I'm so terribly sorry to hear of Mort's condition. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mort.
post #17 of 65
We send our hugs and good wishes for you, your husband and Mort.
post #18 of 65
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mort
post #19 of 65
My thoughts are prayers are with you and your precious kitters.
post #20 of 65
Thread Starter 
I got off work early today, Mort is in bad shape. This is the day I dreaded the most. Her back legs are starting to give out on her. I called the vet and told them I may have to come in with her today to put her to rest, and let her out of her sick little body. ****crying*****
post #21 of 65
I am so sorry to hear that, and am sending you big hugs.
post #22 of 65
I've been following your thread and I am so sorry to hear about your baby, Mort.

A few years back, I lost my Misty to CRF and it was a long hard road...as you know.

My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.
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post #24 of 65
I'm so sorry your going through all this. It sounds like Mort is the way Smokey was on her last day of life. I made the decision no one wants to make at that point. I pray that you do not have to make the decision. I hope you find the same peace I did after Smokey was gone. She had suffered for so long that when it was over I was just glad she was out of pain. Many hugs to you as you go through this difficult time.
post #25 of 65
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I can't make that decision yet. I laid with her this afternoon and talked to her about her time with me since she was a kitten. We have gone thru so much together. She is getting very weak in the hind legs, but she has been slowly getting to her water and food. Please forgive me for rambling. One day I may look back on this thread as a sort of diary. I know that her time here is very short now. I want so bad for her to be able to lay in peace in her own home while she passes on. Tomorrow is a new day and I will be with her all day. If she seems to be in lots of pain I will take her in. Rick will be with me tomorrow so I will have lots of loving support. Mort is cuddled up in Ricks coat right now sleeping.

You have all been a wonderful support group and I thank you for being here.

post #26 of 65
Many, many hugs to you during this difficult time. Praying that Mort feels little pain no matter what turn she takes. She must feel very warm and loved tonight.
post #27 of 65
My heart is with you.

post #28 of 65
All the vibes in the world cannot take the pain from you, but we have all been through it and know what you are suffering. MAy you find strength.
post #29 of 65
Prayers, hugs and thoughts for Mort.
post #30 of 65
I am so sorry, I just found this thread this morning. My heart goes out to you...I send you a hug, and wish your sweetling peace.
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