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2014/02/07 Fluids to help our poor cat with failing kidneys
π 2014-02-07 01:01 in Cats
Unfortunately, we recently found out that our cat has terminal kidney disease (first he was drinking too much, and then it quickly switched to him mostly stop eating). I had to take him to the vet where he was diagnosed and they put him on fluids for 2 full days.
We took him home with an IV needle in his paw and he had to wear that plastic thing around his head so that he wouldn't try to chew the bandage and needle out.

he wasn't happy with that bandage around his leg
he wasn't happy with that bandage around his leg

he also had a harder time eating with that
he also had a harder time eating with that

he wasn't too happy
he wasn't too happy

his next trip to the vet, he was a bit better after the injections
his next trip to the vet, he was a bit better after the injections


He's now back at home and I put 100ml of fluids through his skin with a needle in his back/neck to make up for the job that his kidneys can't do anymore in clearing toxins. According to his blood tests, it has helped a fair amount, but there is no miracle, at this point his life expectancy is less than a year.


Considering he's about 14, I guess it's not great but not too bad/early either, I just hope he gets to go peacefully when the time comes. For now, while he's still not eating too much, but he's at least looking perky and seems to be able to enjoy life still, trying to find any chance he gets to jump on Jennifer's or my lap so I guess that's a good thing :)

now that he doesn't have the IV and bandage, he looks happier on my knees again :)
now that he doesn't have the IV and bandage, he looks happier on my knees again :)


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