Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Update

I don't know what to write anymore.  One day I think everything could be alright and the next day I'm not so sure.

She had her one week recheck.  Her numbers where slightly higher than when she came home, she came home with a  creatinine of 2.9 and it is now 3.2.  She has a kidney infection leading to possible CRF.  The antibiotics make her nauseous and give diarrhea so she does not eat much.  She has another recheck next Monday.  She is still on IV fluids, this morning was a failure but yesterday I did good at it, I will try again later.  They only other antibiotic that would work has a rare side effect of blindness, so we are sticking with the clavamox and some anti-diarrhea.  The kidney issue produces excess stomach acid, she has generic pepcid to take but they are pills and she won't take them so I crush them into her food, which she does not eat much of.

I am so disappointed is the lack of advances in feline veterinary medicine.   When I expressed this to the vet, she said yes, canine medicine is far advanced than feline.  why is that?  Cats live way longer than dogs for the most part.  Makes me want to go into Veterinary medical research, but I'm too old to start that now, if only I had know then what I know now.

This morning I was ready to let her go, but I did some research this morning.  The kidney infection is slow to heal because there is not alot of blood circulation for the kidneys and medicine is hard to get to the kidneys so it takes along time on antibiotic.  Also, she could live quite along time, months to even years, even tho her creatinine level is elevated.   I am lining up a mobile vet just in case for when I will need it so Honey can die at home and not at the crazy vet office.

Does anyone out there have any experience with this?

8 comments:

Marg said...

Oh Honey Sunshine, we are sorry to hear that you are not doing well. I sure wouldn't give up on her yet. It takes a long time for the chemo to get out of the body. They can live with CRF for long time. Anyway, we have all our paws crossed for you both.

Annie said...

Lots of love and kitty kisses from Flying Cat Farm xo

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm so sorry things are so difficult for you and Honey. Just do everything you can for her, which you already are. I agree, there needs to be more research into vet care for cats.

Poppy Q said...

Dear Honey and Mom, we know exactly what you are going through. Our girl Puss had renal failure and it is a rocky road at the end. Our vet was very kind, and said that Puss would let me know when it was time to stop.

If we can help with any questions please feel free to email us at julieq@xtra.co.nz

You are in our thoughts.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

da tabbies o trout towne said...

honey; pleez ta tell yur mom ta chex out thiz site

http://felinecrf.org/

therz a lot...a LOT... oh info on kidnee issues...diet...
foods ta avoid....ewe name it....

while we purrson a lee due knot haz furst hand experience
we noe a bunch oh kitties who has kidneee izzues N they
all haz led & R leedin ....happee qualitee lives.... troo lee

♥♥♥

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're sorry Honey is going up and down. We hope she will soon stabilize and you will have many, many more better days ahead!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are selling lots and lots of healing purrs, Honey.

Mariodacat said...

We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our precious furbabies are a part of our family, and their leaving leaves a horrible void in our life. M sends big HUGS to your human.