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24 February 2010 @ 06:29 pm
Kitty Is Home  
Kitty is home and has much more energy than usual - stomping around the house sniffing at the things we had the gall to change in his absence or that didn't change but he knows are different somehow, don't argue, just confess.

Prognosis is as expected for an older cat. Without a biopsy we can't confirm chronic renal failure, but we've been given a kidney-friendly diet for him and they have recommended the hydration tube. We're not sure we can get him to stay still for 5 minutes a day when WE want him to (he'll do it when HE wants but as soon as we would take advantage of it he'd be off).

At this point we're going to do the diet and make sure he has plenty of water, then take him back in a few weeks for a check-up and figure out what to do next.

Meanwhile, it is good to have him back home and mad at us happy.
Current Mood: relievedrelieved
starmalachite: Satin On Sofastarmalachite on February 25th, 2010 12:37 am (UTC)
Yay for good news!

How does the hydration tube work? Steve & I did IV fluids with our late Satin for about 3 years; they kept her in pretty good shape up until her last few weeks. It was possible but challenging for 1 person to do it, good thing she was a tiny & timid (though opinionated & loud) cat.
SurrDavesurrdave on February 25th, 2010 12:46 am (UTC)
Glad to hear it, and good wishes.
Mikehickbear on February 25th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC)
madfilkentist: CarlWindowmadfilkentist on February 25th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC)
Good to hear!
GreyLadygrey_lady on February 25th, 2010 07:10 am (UTC)
Glad to hear he's home, and I hope you can all cope with the rehydration therapy.
GreyLadygrey_lady on February 25th, 2010 01:13 pm (UTC)
Upon a more careful reading, add: "if that's required."
valydiarosadavalydiarosada on February 27th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yay! Hope he continues to improve. Good luck with the special diet. Tipsy refuses to eat the special renal food, so we give her normal catfood with medication mixed in.