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My baby Buzzer :(

It seems that Buzzer's in kidney failure.

We got her some medication last night that will hopefully help to keep her kidneys perfused. We have to change her soft-food diet to something that's low phosphorous/low protein. If she's open to all of this, it may extend her life a little bit. She's going to continue to have accidents because she can't concentrate her urine.

I can't lose my baby girl now.

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dokusei
Jan. 7th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
Aw, Shar. :(((

I had a kitty a while back that we had to put down because of kidney failure. :\ He'd keep making messes everywhere, and we just couldn't tolerate it . . . then again, cleaning up cat urine all the time gets really nauseating. *twitch*

But I hope it helps her! We couldn't do very much for Boots (my cat that had it), but I hope you're able to. ^^;
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you... she seems to be showing some promise of slight improvement.
runawaybunni
Jan. 7th, 2006 02:28 pm (UTC)
Oh I'm so sorry hun. ::hugs::
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks
*hugs*
f_o_n_y
Jan. 7th, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
oh no. i hope she's doing ok.
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
She seems to be improving slightly, which is good... but it's a bit early to tell.
starshine2night
Jan. 7th, 2006 03:29 pm (UTC)
Oh no! I'm so sorry. Poor baby. I hope she willing for all of it.
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Well, the good news now, is that she seems to be, so I have my fingers crossed!
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egbert
Jan. 7th, 2006 03:37 pm (UTC)
I so sorry to hear buzz is having these issues. I had a kitty with a previous GF who went through kidney failure. We had to give her nightly IV fluids at home. Although that seems awful, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. And it seemed to help her for quite some time (months). Eventually it was time to say goodbye, but we were able to buy her and us some good times.

I'll send all my best thoughts her way...

*hugs*
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:23 pm (UTC)
This was presented as one of our options, but the vet suggested we go with the meds and food first and see how she responds. Not having actually administered a cat IV before, I'd sorta like to try wrapping my head around caring for a newborn first before I take anything else on. I'm hoping that the meds will help for a few months while I can adjust to certain lifestyle changes.
cjsmith
Jan. 7th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Oh ouch! :-(

I had a cat in kidney failure too, long time back. We might have caught it in an earlier stage than Buzzer's -- not sure. She was eighteen. We switched her diet and gave her subcutaneous fluids, though the subcue wasn't done as often as we "should have". She lived a few more years. She eventually passed away from something else entirely.

*big big hugs*. It's so sad to see them grow old beside us when we're going to live many more years.
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:24 pm (UTC)
Her living a few more years sounds encouraging. Seems Buzzy's taken to the meds as well as the food, so that's a big plus. After the baby is born and I'm a bit more adjusted to it, I think we're going to try the subcue fluids.
bertine
Jan. 7th, 2006 04:13 pm (UTC)
oh no!!1

my brother's cat went through that, once they changed her diet and got her on the medication she pull through and is still doing fine.
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
For how long has she been on meds/new food? I'm trying to get a bit of a read on Buzzer's expected lifespan.
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kraftygal
Jan. 7th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, Shar, I am so sorry. I hope that she gets better...
:(
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thank you. It seems somewhat promising so far. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Have you heard from Laney yet? I haven't heard from B at all...
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bratt72
Jan. 7th, 2006 05:27 pm (UTC)
awww...im so sorry to hear that hunny. =(
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks. ♥
omg4real
Jan. 7th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
Aww poor Shar, i'm really sorry :(
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks you. It's starting to look like it might not be as fast as I originally thought, but overall I'm devastated.
mindslide
Jan. 7th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
Oh god, I'm sorry. :(
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks Kat. ♥
tinkydee
Jan. 7th, 2006 08:04 pm (UTC)
i'm so sorry shar *hugs you*....i know how much buzz means to you guys. i hope that she's going to be okay.
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thanks Dee... she appears to be responding a little bit, so that's encouraging.
phaedie
Jan. 8th, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
Shit Shar, I've been wondering where you were.
Spend as much time as possible with her and give her some lovings from me.
Big warm hugs for you and Buzzy.
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
It's been quite the weekend that's for sure.

*hugs*
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bekasketch
Jan. 8th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
My prayers and thoughts are with you and your baby kitty!!
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I have some reason to believe that things may be improving slightly.
katlizy
Jan. 8th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
:( :( I hope she pulls through for you. I am sure the vet will do everything he can, and Buzzer will eat her new food and take her meds. I am so sorry to hear the bad news, and I hope it all has a happy ending . < 3 < 3

Hug the kitty for me.
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
So far it looks encouraging. I'm keeping the fingers crossed.
heidi_13
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
ah honey, I'm so sorry that this turned out to be so serious. I was truly hoping that it was just a weird behavioral thing.

I'm quite close to tears here.
love you... *hugs*
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
I was too :(

I just hope she responds. *hugs*
lotaso
Jan. 8th, 2006 05:02 am (UTC)
Now I'm going to cry, pauvre chat
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC)
She's such a sweet cat. It looks like she might be responding a bit though.
gretchypoo
Jan. 8th, 2006 06:50 am (UTC)
Aww *hugs* I'm so sorry :(
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC)
Thanks you. I'm still hopeful though.
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stuporstar
Jan. 8th, 2006 07:16 am (UTC)
AH geeze - I wish I could save Buzzy like you saved Max.

*sends get well vibes*
sharya
Jan. 8th, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks sweety. I wish there was something that could save her :/

I'm idly wondering if the vet college would like to try a kidney transplant.
joeymichaels
Jan. 8th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
I read this one after your most recent entry. I think with proper care, Buzzer can continue to have a happy life. Lots of extra work for you, but worth it in the end for both of you.
sharya
Jan. 9th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
Thanks Joey. I'm really encouraged by hearing about the stories others have had with similar situations.
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