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      Friday, October 29, 2010

10:21 AM - 10/29/2010

The topic: Back from picking up vet supplies


Mickey’s test results came back and they aren’t good.

Stage three renal failure, heading into stage four. With proper care, we can hope to keep him going for another six to twelve months.

So, for the next two weeks, I’ll be throwing everything I can at this disease.  After that two weeks, he’ll get another blood test and hopefully, the results will be better.

Yesterday’s results (I looked online and boy, howdy, these puppies look bad)

BUN—88 (normal is around 25)

Creat—5.7 (normal is less than 2)

Phosphorus—7.1 (normal is less than 7.5…vet said Mickey’s is high normal)

He’ll be on fluids three times a week. The vet is having me add potassium to the fluids.  Mickey will be on Calcitriol, Lotensin and the Azodyl.

He also sent home some samples of kidney diet.  Mickey won’t like that too much, but if he doesn’t eat it, I’m not going to get too worried about that at this point. It will be nice if he likes it, but unless they’ve come up with a great new way of flavoring, I’m not holding my breath.

Well, off to figure out how to schedule his meds now.

Aww, poor Mickey!! :(  Please don’t give up hope, though - I once had a cat with advanced renal failure and a similar survival estimation who lived a full three years longer than her vet predicted!! A lot of it is up to the good care and strength of the cat, it really is!!
Diane - please keep up the great work taking care of Mickey, and keep praying for him (I will, too!)!!
God - please keep helping him fight, and keep in his corner!!! And,
Mickey - just keep on fighting, buddy!!! We’ll all be cheering you on!!! smile

Posted by Mary @ Friday, October 29, 2010 - 3:04:48 PM

Get the calories into Mickey.  At this stage, “junk food” is better than no food.  My Zanie needs fluids again at 16, and I go by that mantra when she won’t eat the hills k/d, that she’s been eating for years ... Also, there’s a lot of help and infomration about CRF on the yahoo group Feline-CRF-support.

Good luck, Mickey and sit still for those sub-Q’s, hear?!

Posted by Nete Poret @ Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 8:05:21 PM

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