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Cat Health > Attila says goodbye
Chloe R.I.P.- my sweet- baby

Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Mon May 12, '08 5:42am PST 
We are so saddened by this. We too followed the story and were praying for Attila.

I am at the bridge and will look after Attila. There are so many of us to take care of the new angels, and Attila got a big reception upon arrival.

Bless you in your time of sorrow.

Chloe and family
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Cat Health > Meds up for grabs
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Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Tue Mar 18, '08 1:57pm PST 
Those a great ideas. When I crossed the bridge my mommy had quite a bit of medicine and prescription food on hand. She made some calls and ended up donating it to the Humane Society. They didn't take them right off, but had several conversations with mom and met her in person a few time at events for animals. The time she took them the meds, she met with the vet who was doing Felix's microchip, and they seemed very grateful to have them.

I hope they used them and didn't throw them out. Mommy told them to call my regular vet and specialists to check her out if they had any doubts, so hopefully they did and actually used the meds. They couldn't take all of them for safety reasons, but all of my pills were donated as well as the extra, unopened bags of fluids.

Mommy shipped the unopened food to someone in her CRF support group, so it helped another kitty.

I think if you can't find a furriend on Catster who needs them, talk to a shelter or a private rescue place. Once they get to know you, they are likely to take and use the meds you don't need because they are expensive. Mommy works with a private group here and they would be thrilled to get leftover meds because all they do is rescue special needs animals and all the money comes from their own resources and any donations they can get.
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Cat Health > PLEASE HELP: my precious baby is dying of kidney failure; what can i do?

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Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Fri Mar 14, '08 12:44pm PST 
Oh, I took that drug , Calcitriol, Tommy. I also had high blood pressure and had to take Norvasc for my last few years. I saw a geat internal medicine vet who worked closely with our regular vet because my vet didn't have as much fancy equipment to check my BP and other things that my specialist had. Plus, my regular vet realized I'd need special treatment and knew it was best for me to see the specialist.

Thanks for reminding us about Calcitiriol and the blood pressure issues.

Chloe
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Cat Health > PLEASE HELP: my precious baby is dying of kidney failure; what can i do?

Chloe R.I.P.- my sweet- baby

Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Thu Mar 13, '08 2:55pm PST 
I suffered from thyroid problems and for some odd reason, my mom asked the vet to do a full blood panel instead of just checking my thyroid when I was around 12. Mommy has no idea why she asked, but it showed I had kidney failure.

I ate Eukanuba and so mommy switched me to the renal failure formula and my vet gave me fluids the first time. Then mom took over and gave me fluids, starting out at once a week, based on my numbers. Over time, my numbers either stayed the same or got a little better. They fluctuated, but I was happy and had a great life.

I had to take the eop0gen (sp) on occasion when my iron count went down, but life was good. I ended up getting cancer and died two months before I was 18, so I lived a long time with my CRF.

Please see another vet and find out if any of the things suggested here are an option. Mommy was devestated when she learned I had CRF, but she got on a yahoo group (long before Catster was around) and got lots of advice and support. My vet was very helpful and told mom she'd had lots of kitties live long lives with CRF.

Don't give up yet, based on only what your vet said. As you can see, CRF can be manageable in many kitties.

I'll be purring for you from heaven and hoping treatments will help you.

Purrs, chloe
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Cat Health > Getting my first sub Q Wednesday

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Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Tue Mar 4, '08 2:10am PST 
Oh Matilda, I'm so glad warming up your fluids made a difference and you didn't shiver. Getting the nice warm stuff felt sooo much nicer. I'm glad you are feeling better now too. I know I always did after getting mine. Maybe that's why I decided not to fuss too much at mom when she gave them to me shrug

Sending purrs on a rainbow for you,
Chloe
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Cat Health > Baby tooth never fell out and could it be infected?
Chloe R.I.P.- my sweet- baby

Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Sun Mar 2, '08 9:50am PST 
I think the tooth must come out. Can you talk to your vet about payments or assistance of some sort if money is a concern?
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Cat Health > Getting my first sub Q Wednesday

Chloe R.I.P.- my sweet- baby

Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Thu Feb 28, '08 11:59pm PST 
Believe it or not, I hated taking all my pills more than my sub-q fluids. shrug Mommy would warm my fluids in warm water too and I liked that. She had a floor lamp with scroll things on it to hang the bag from so I could settle in on a heated cat bed on the sofa. We had a ritual and I'd hop up in my spot when it was time and I saw mommy getting everything ready.

I got fluids for years and didn't get any worse, so I know they helped me. Mom thinks because I jumped up in my spot the fluids actually made me feel better even though I kinda did a little growl thingy each time she poked me.

Glad it's going well so far, but you might ask your mommy and daddy to warm up the bag because it really felt better than when it was all cold. Mommy always tested mine on her wrist. I tried to tell her it wasn't a baby bottle and I was no baby, but she just smiled and kissed my head while talking nicely to me.

Purrs, Chloe in Heaven
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Food & Nutrition > 'odd' things you like to eat

Chloe R.I.P.- my sweet- baby

Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Wed Feb 27, '08 2:29pm PST 
I didn't really like people food, but I did like tuna and get this, taco sauce. One day mom had drizzed some over her taco and I walked over to her plate and licked off the spills. Mommy had never seen me get food off a plate before, so she put down another drop or two of mild sauce and sure enough, I gobbled it up. Mom was so surprised she called grandma to tell her. big laugh

I didn't get very much taco sauce, but every once in a while mom would let me have a few licks. It was sooooo yummy!!
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Cat Health > I just can\'t stand getting my sub-Q fluids

Chloe R.I.P.- my sweet- baby

Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Sat Feb 23, '08 4:58pm PST 
I'm sorry it upsets you so much. I was a pretty good girl about getting my fluids and mom thinks it may have been because I felt better after. I fought her more with my daily pills.

I'd like to suggest rescue remedy. It's supposed to calm us and it's worth a try. If not, could your vet prescribe a very mild sedative you could take on your fluid days?

I was diagnosed in the early stages of renal failure and got fluids weekly for years and years and didn't really progress in my disease. Mom and the vet say it's cuz we caught it and treated it early. Each week I got fluids and never needed to get them more often, although some kitties do.

You hang in there. Getting poked isn't fun, but it is sometimes necessary.
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Cat Health > How to help dry skin
Chloe R.I.P.- my sweet- baby

Miss Amerikitty
 
 
Purred: Mon Feb 18, '08 5:17pm PST 
Adding moisture to your house can really help. We have a built in humidifier on our heater and it helps so much. Before we got it, mom put bowls of water on our floor vents which made the air less dry.

You didn' t say how long you've been on the fatty acid supplements, but it will take time for a physical change to take place. Before I went to the bridge, I once suffered from flaky, dry skin too. The fatty acids helped me, but if mom remembers, it took a few weeks or a month for all the flakes to go away. I didn't scratch, but mom noticed when she brushed or pet me. Just stick with the treatment and let us know how it goes.

Also, if you get baths, it dries out your skin, so make sure if you get one, you really need it and use a specially formulated kitty shampoo.
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