Thursday, April 28, 2016

Blackie Update

Blackie went to the vet for his review. I was pleased to know that he is hydration is better and the vet was pleased that he had lost weight. In 2.5 weeks he had gone from 4.9 to 4.75. The vet advised greater loss though.His BUN values are within normal range but his creatinine remained constant at 2.8. His phosphorous is at 4.1 so that is ok. 

The vet said that he should do fine with just once a week SubQ although he prefers that we do it twice a week. I asked this as I would have to release him back to the car park as Poppy is extremely upset that he is with us. She would scream and yell when she sees him and of cos her territory is curtailed as he needs to be in the kitchen. Kidney disease is long-term and can be very expensive as well and so I do not have much hope that anyone will adopt him with it.
He will be in the car park next week after his acupuncture session but we will be able to keep a close eye on his progress, for which I am grateful. We can do the SubQ at a quiet place downstairs and catch him for his acupuncture treatments as well.

3 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We are crossing every single paws and hoof that someone will adopt sweet Blackie. It is so important to have a loving home when you are not 100%. And we are seing with your own eyes what proper medication and food can do. Sei-Chan's renal figures have improved hugely in just a few weeks of the meds and special renal food.

Purrs,
The Chans

Kari said...

Oh you beautiful, sweet kitty boy. We can't say it any better than The Chans ( above). We pray very hard and now beg God to send a home for Blackie. We live a half a world away and would take him if it were possible. All of our love to you Blackie. How sad an end for older kitty with problems.
We know San has done the very best for him that she could possibly do.
We must say to Miss Poppy that we are very disappointed with your behaviour. Remember you were homeless once too. Please show kindness and acceptance. Do not make Blackie go away.

Eileen (missing Jessica very much) said...

Blackie is lovely. I hope that he will find a forever home. Thank you for caring for him and watching over him.