• ``Need advice regarding kidney disease and non-regenerative anemia

    From Edward Montague@21:1/5 to Laura Fenik on Wed Mar 25 00:32:54 2020
    On Monday, March 2, 2020 at 4:34:23 PM UTC+13, Laura Fenik wrote:
    ~`Looking for advice on how to help our beloved Victoria (white cat).
    She was recently diagnosed with the beginning stages of kidney disease
    and non-regenerative anemia. We've been giving her subcutaneous fluids
    at home.

    Can the kidney disease and non-regenerative anemia be stopped, or slowed down?

    See this link to an article I posted to our LogicalInsight.net website
    about Victoria's health: http://logicalinsight.net/house/healingpurrrsneeded.html

    Victoria Needs Healing Purrrs!

    Sweet Victoria has been very sick. She recently had her second blood transfusion. The diagnosis is that Victoria is at the earliest stages of kidney disease, has non-regenerative anemia, and a slight heart murmur.

    We?ve made several trips from Johnstown to Pittsburgh, PA, to a
    specialty veterinary care animal hospital. Victoria has had enough of needles, syringes (including for feeding at times), probings, and having
    her fur shaved, meow!!
    Currently the cause of Victoria?s non-regenerative anemia is not known.
    A bone marrow biopsy may pinpoint this. We?ve not done this yet as we understand it to be a painful process but we are thinking about it and
    need to do more research. We want to ensure that Victoria?s quality of
    life is improving and not stressful for her.

    We?ve been giving Victoria subcutaneous fluids at home (Ringer?s lactate solution) as she is dehydrated. This helps her feel better, keep pumping those fluids! Plus a drug to stimulate red blood cell growth, an
    appetite stimulant, and other important medications. Victoria dropped
    down to 7.35 pounds (from around 10 pounds a little over a year ago)
    within a short period of time.

    Victoria lived with my parents and brother in West Virginia before our parents passed away. My family wanted a white cat as our father was
    mostly blind in his later years (he had 10% of his vision and could see white). Victoria is our angel kitty and much loved family member. We?ve
    been blessed to have her in our lives and want her to be with us for
    many more years.

    Please send lots of healing Purrrrs to Victoria! If you can provide any insight on how the kidney disease and non-regenerative anemia can be
    halted (if that?s possible) or helped, please contact me. Victoria
    meowwws her thanks in advance!

    I'm sorry to hear about your cat.

    Do you feed your cat a little red meat.
    Is your cat overweight.

    Is flatulence an issue.

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