Saturday, September 06, 2008

Megat's Review

I do not like vets!



Megat went to the vet today for his one month review. I got his urine last night really and did not put it in the fridge. The vet said in that case the rsults might not be very accurate but she would do the urine test anyway. She then told me that urine should be brought to be tested in 4 hours of my taking it. HUH!! No one told me this before.
Taking urine from megat was not as diffiucult as I thought it would be. I had been reducing his litter in his own personal bin in his night cage so finally yesterday there was no litter. When I came back from Balestier, at about 1030 pm there was already urine in the bin. So I guess it won't be difficult to get the next urine sample. Anyway she found more white blood cells in his urine sample. He has to take clavamox, an antibiotic twice a day.
He is no more dehydrated although the vet recommended that I continue with the sub q for him once a week for another 2months. He has to be brought in for review then too.
He has to have weekly injections (apart from the sub q) of Eprex 1000 under his skin for his blood cells.
Poor Megat!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

When my kidney cat's PCV (packed cell volume) or HB was low - we gave Eprex once a week and then later increased to 3 times a week.
You can ask vet assistant to divide Eprex 1000 into syringes and you use 1 syringe a week. As you can do Sub-Q, giving a jab is nothing ; )
Wow, this brings back memories of trying to bring my cat's PCV up. Nice pink gums is such a pretty sight !!

KXBC said...

Instead of jabbing him again, which is so miserable for all involved, ask the vet if you can inject it into the hydration fluid (there is a hole specially for it) as you hydrate him weekly. In that way, he only requires one jab and the fluid + medicine goes under his skin at one go.

I am still trying to collect CC's urine but has not been successful so far.

san said...

dear kxbc
That is an idea cos I don't really want to give him any more grief than I have to. I will see what the doc says.

The hospital has run out of Eprex 1000 and so I guess for next week it would only be the sub q.

Anonymous said...

From www.netdoctor.co.uk/medicines:
(Eprex).."is a synthetic version of the naturally-occurring hormone erythropoietin. Erythropoietin is produced by healthy kidneys. It stimulates the bone marrow to produce red blood cells, which carry oxygen around the body."

It is expensive stuff (3 tiny vials in a box) with short expiry date. Therefore it is not easy to source for it sometimes. My kidney cat had Eprex 1x and increasing to 3x a wk for 7 mths.