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17 April 2012 @ 11:45 am
Senpu's health  
He went in today for some more bloodwork. He had elevated creatine levels last time, and they were worried about bringing them down so he wouldn't have anymore problems. He went on special prescription cat food for bladder health, and I have to put this powder in his food every time I feed him. We were hoping his levels would go down with these changes, but they did not.

They went up instead :(

So... we're changing his food yet again from bladder health to kidney health, and I have to keep sprinkling this epakitin stuff on his food at mealtime. They said if it goes up again, we'll have to look at it and decide what to do from there. He's only a few points away from being classified as having chronic renal failure.

I don't know how much longer we'll have him with us. He stresses out so much every time we take him to the vet, and we're dropping a lot of money every time for all this new food and bloodwork and whatever.

The upside is that they said they'd take back his old c/d food and swap it out for the k/d stuff, which is nice. I really don't put much stock in these prescription cat foods, though. I think it's a waste, and not helping anything at all. I'll keep at it until the next blood panel, though.

:( Poor Senpu
 
 
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Aya ~薄口バカ~: Kittyaya_mcdonald on April 17th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry you're going through all this.

I've been following all your updates on poor Senpu and my heart goes out to you. We just lost our guardian kitty in January, from kidney failure. And I still can't mention it without bursting into tears.

I'm sure Senpu appreciates everything you are doing for him, and knows how loved he is. And I know you will be loving him as much you can while you have him with you. And try to make him as comfortable as possible.

I wish I could say more. I sympathise very deeply, but I am bad with comforting words.
HIDE your face: Heatkyonomiko on April 18th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Thank you for the kind words! It means a lot. We are just starting this healthcare stuff with this kitty. I can't even imaging what you've had to go through with yours :( We're still trying to figure out just where he is at in care needs, so it feels so overwhelming. I didn't know what the numbers even meant the first time the bloodwork came back.

It is good to know that I have freinds that I can turn to with questions. When I talked to my dad, he basically just said that it's going to be hard, and it's going to be painful, but cats don't last forever it's true, but it so doesn't make me feel any better XP

A little off-topic, but it would be cool to see you when we go up to Denver for Nick's wedding. We're not sure if we're renting a car or not yet, but I'd like to try to catch you while we're up there. If you have the time, I'll try to make it happen. :)
Aya ~薄口バカ~: Kittyaya_mcdonald on April 18th, 2012 05:03 pm (UTC)
Feel free to ask any questions you have, and I will try to answer. I think Senpu may be getting better doctor care than Little Voice did, because we couldn't afford too many vet visits or anything. But I will definitely try to help answer any questions I can.

And yes, I would love to try and catch up with you when you're in Denver. I don't know when the wedding is supposed to be (I wasn't invited... *laughs and shrugs*) but I'm sure I should have the time. ^.^