What wonderful news! Keep up the good work, both of you, and by all means continue to keep the faythe. :love:
Such happy news! So glad that K'Cee is back to her princess self.
I'm not jumping up and down for joy either. And maybe I should be, I just really thought I'd feel a big sense of relief and I don't. I feel exactly like before: worried, scared, and on edge. (But, considering her condition, I wonder if I'll ever feel anything else.)
Anyway, the condensed version:
When the problems first started and we went to the vet, K'Cee's BUN was so high the machine wouldn't register the number. The machine stops at 180 so the number could've been 181 or 200+, there's just no way of knowing. The creatinine was 14.8.
It was at this point that she was hospitalized and given fluids (among other things). The levels returned to normal ranges.
Today, a month and eleven days later, the BUN is 67 and the CRE is 4.4. Still high but at least 3x lower than what it was originally. We're hoping to get these numbers down even more through diet.
I'm not sure how to take this information. On one hand, she's a HELLUVA lot better than she was. On the other, it's still high (and apparently has gone up since her hospitalization). She acts GREAT although getting her to eat is still quite a feat. We were suppose to do a urinalysis today but someone :rolleyes: forgot to close the door to the utility room when she went to get her jeans out of the dryer and someone else slipped in and used the box... That said, the vet thinks the infection(s) have cleared up, judging by her WBC/RBC count.
The vet's comfortable maintaining at this point. We don't have to go back for 90 days (Dec 15th).
I'm very thankful that the Hissy Monster has returned to her normal self and that the numbers are so much better but if you wouldn't mind, we'd sure like a few prayers to get that BUN/CRE to the normal range.
Thanks for reading this and thank you, too, for the prayers.
Zippy - please do jump up and down!! This is exciting news!!!! I know the numbers aren't normal yet, but in time they will. Celebrate the baby steps, OK and while you are at it please allow me to give KissyFit a few nosie rubs and head kisses.......
Oh yes, and my prayers continue for this little Princess. Come on Kissy, please eat a bit more.....
We'll keep it up! ;)
As for wandering BUN/CRE numbers ... Kissie-Kat's in good company ...
MY numbers have been "bad" for years - Kidney Doc doesn't even *stress*
when they jump a few numbers ... "We're OK as long as they settle back down." :rolleyes:
As for the "unauthorized box use" ... :rolleyes: ~~~ I can relate!
I started to NOT carry Boots-da-Kat's 'home' box in the bus when we commuted
back & forth to work. Thank Heaven for RUBBER floor mats once or twice.
It got *dicey* on Test Daze when I needed an offering for Doc Mike.
We'd all (2 Dawgs, 1 Kat) run into the Shop and I'd park da Kat by the door;
DASH over to his Shop Box and try to quickly prepare the 'Sample Collection System' -
a clean sheet of Saran-Wrap spread over a lil depression in the sand.
The Plan always fell apart if he really had to GO - he'd jump in, assume the position,
and drain everything on the sand before I finished tearing off a Saran-Wrap piece.. :mad:
Ah yes - the Joys of a Kidney Kat! :)
Stay WELL, K'Cee!!
Prayers for K'Cee.. that the BUN and CRE numbers come down to more normal levels.
Prayers still on the way here and will continue for you both. :love::love:
Not any real experience with kidney kitties' but I do hope K'Cee continues to improve.
I hope that her levels will continue to improve and that she'll also start eating better for you. Lots more prayers and positive thoughts are being sent her way.
Just popping in to say, "HI, PT!"
:love::love::love: for both of you!!
HELLO, PRETTY PRINCESS!
You are looking wonderful. :love::love::love:
I hope your new little sister is behaving herself. ;)
Well, hello sweetie, how are you feeling? You look wonderful! Thanks for popping in!:)