Hello from Augusta, GA
I just wanted to say hello and I thought I would take the chance and give the rundown as to why I'm here, just in case someone reads it tonight. I'm losing my mind a bit (anxiety, it'll make sense if you read on...)
My name is Alexis! My husband and I are proud parents of two cats. A Orange Tabby--"Wolsey", and a Grey and White Short Hair.--"Pinter-Paws".
I found this awesome forum in search of those who may have past experience with CKD Cats. My poor little Pinter is a CKD kitty. And now that he's in his 7th year, we may be dealing with a whole new ballgame. We almost lost him a couple weeks ago, and did not even see it coming. This happened one time before when he was 6 weeks old, but made a miraculous recovery at the Animal Hospital.
Unfortunately, no Veterinarian ever explained anything about CKD to us, nor that we could have been preventing this for a long time now. His BUN level was extremely high, but he has been improving the past 2 weeks and tomorrow we see what his bloodwork is truly at. Either way, I am pledging to learn how to give him Subq's at home, because it seems like they do him a great deal of good---and now that its been a week since he last had them, he has started to get much more lethargic. Thankfully, he has not stopped eating or drinking.
Our baby is a fighter, and we're going to fight for and with him to make sure he gets the best of the best. This includes us looking for a new VET ASAP. One that wants to sit down and actually talk about a plan and what's best for our baby. I'm scared tomorrow's numbers will not be much different, or god help us, worse--but I've heard that when it comes to CKD, treat the cat and NOT the numbers. And if I am making sure our baby is getting subq's on a regular basis, maybe another miracle could happen. At least that's what we're praying for.
I've done so much research in all the major places online, but there is so much to take in, you feel overwhelmed and you just want to hug them back to health. It's hard when your kitty shows a lot of improvement, but online research says "you really can never tell just how close death's door is just by how they look". And then I want to hide under the bed.
So, if anyone is reading this tonight, or tomorrow. Pray for our baby Pinter. He's a tiny 7year old White and Grey Kittie who, at certain times in my life, was the most important companion I had. We ignorantly adopted him far too young, so he's a much more stubborn kitty---doesnt like to share with other cats, and is much more alpha. But all of these things make him so wonderful.
Thank you, to anyone who reads this.
Any kind of support right now is a blessing when you're losing your mind over your baby in a city of people you don't know, 7 hours from any family other than your husband---who works literally all day. (Sigh, these last two weeks have wrecked me).
I've attached some pics of both Wolsey and Pinter for you all---Including a few of Pinter the day he was adopted