March 12th 2014 4:17 am
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Mom wanted to wait to write this entry until she knew things were going to be OK. Two weeks ago mom took me to the vet because I had turned down my treats the night before and I NEVER turn down treats. And I wasn't acting like I felt good.
Later that day the vet called and told mom that I had kidney disease. Mom was shocked. See, we lost Patches to kideny disease just two years ago. The vet wanted to keep me at the hospital over the weekend and give me IV fluids. She wanted to treat this aggressively as she felt it was very early kidney disease and a lot could be done to stablize me.
I came home on Monday, 2/24 to Spice hissing at me. I slept a lot for a few days. They said I was comfortable and resting well, but who ever rests well at the vet?
So I was eating only a little bit at a time so I was getting fed about 6 times a day. Mom was gettig up a couple of times in the middle of the night to make sure I ate.
I went back this past Monday for a follow up. The vet says I'm stable and to continue on with the meds and the kidney diet and she will see me in 30 days. Mom hopes the meds will help get my numbers down too.
I am playing like I was before, running with Spice, playing with toys, sleeping with mom and acting "normal" for me, so mom feels good we are on the right path. She would still like me to gain more weight but as long as I'm not losing, she figures that is still a good sign too.
Thanks to all my friends for the PoP and purrs and prayers. Both mom and I appreciate our friends here and that is just another reason why we love Catster so much.......such support!
Hugs and purrs
We are all watching over you to make sure you stay with your mom for a good long time yet. I am so glad you are feeling better and are back to fun activities :)
You know where to go to gain a few extra pounds..Pie's!
Happy purrs for you and your family,
Macy,Molly and Misha angels
Thank you all so much. Mom says I have to give her at least 5 more years! So I better eat and eat and eat! That is my favorite thing to do too!
Hugs and purrs
Phantom and mom!
Great news Phantom!
We still sending our purrs to keep you on track.
Wonderful news Phantom!!!!
Continuing prayers fur ya my friend!!!! xoxo
Sorry to hear you had some problems, Phantom! We'll be purring for you. Maybe your Mom can learn how to give you fluids as that helps kitties who have kidney problems. Take care!
Pawsome mews Ur feelin' mush better~! Oh yeah, take dem med'z 'n we're happy dey caught dat stoopid disease early, dood~! Also furry glad Ur purrlayin' once 'gain~!
From'z our home to Urs we're purrayin' U stay feelin' goodest 'n eatin' good too~!!! YAY no weight loss, iz a good sign, yeah~~
Bonks 'n lotza nudges,
Phantom so good to hear from you! Looks like you are on tha rite track! Keep playin' with Spice E!
We're sending you lots of purrs that you keep getting better. Keeping eating so you put on weight.
Purrs you keep getting better
So glad you're doing better Phantom! We'll keep purring for you! We send hugs to your mom - we know how much she loves you:)
Hugs & Purrs,
Nickelby & Furmily
Thanks all...I'm doing so much better every day...taking my meds good...mom says I'm the easiest cat to pill. I am no where near needing sub q....as long as I drink plenty of water and mom makes sure I do that. I am getting a little more weight, mom still wants more but I'm doing better.
Thanks for all the purrs and thoughts and prayers, it's greatly appreciated.