Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Time for the vet Bujang

Bujang is going for ultra sound next Tuesday 18 Oct, as part of his annual checkup. He has been feeling nauseous and was given Ranitidine 150mg/10ml  x 2, which made him sick and he threw up several times within two days. After consulting with the very knowledgeable ladies from the FELINE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE FB group for Bujang, it seems even this was too much for him. His Subq of 250 ml may have hurt him a little as well. Fern has been telling me for some weeks that she feels his chest being heavy. 

He had a full blood test and his TP is better at 8.6 and his creat has increased from 2.1 to 2.5. It is one point over the high range. But the rest of his numbers are fine and his phosphorus is only 3.6, which is ok. However he is now 6.2 kg from 7.5 kg. And that is only in 10 months. The vet concurs that the weight loss may be too much for 10 months or it could be that I have succeeded in persuading grandma not to feed him every time he asks for it.

He is ok and jumping about, not dehydrated. The vet although had suggested 2x Sub Q because of his 2.5 creatinine. But since he is bout 13.75 pounds, he should get about 130 ml only and 250 ml, it seems is too much for a kitty's kidneys and heart to take from Tanya CRF site, which is the CRF site to go to for information and help.

Nevertheless, as he is not dehydrated, I will not be giving him the subq for now until all his ultra sound and xray are done. I need to know if there is another reason for his drastic weight loss.


Mary said...

Hi San and Bujang, high thyroid level could have a part in the weight loss, but if it was present then the creatine level would decrease instead.
Senior cats are more prone to muscle loss and maybe Grandma really managed to resist the temptation to feed Bujang everytime he puts on his 'poor thing' face. :)
Well Bujang, get everything checked out at the vet's and will be sending positive thoughts and energy to you.

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

It is always best to get everything checked out thoroughly. We hope that you feel less nauseous, Bujang, as that must be no fun. In France, we give cats who experience nausea a liquid product called Phosphaluvet. They generally take it well (except for Genji) and it works really well. The main ingredient is aluminium phosphate.

The Chans

Eileen (missing Jessica very much) said...

Oh Bujang, this is worrisome. Weight loss could be hyperthyroidism but this often is a symptom. We will keep our paws crossed for you. Sometimes it ish and for older cats to eat the amount of food they need to stay healthy.

Kari said...

Ou prayers are with you Bujang. You are such a dear, sweet boy. Our vet has always said to allow food for elderly kitties because frequently they have trouble keeping weight on. 250 cc seems like quite a lot at one time. It may be a bit uncomfortable for him. Maybe less fluid at one time would be good and you can add another infusion per week ithe needs it. Ithink Tanya's site is a great resource . What she publish is exactly what my vets do for us.

Kari said...

I mean 250 cc maybe too much for him to handle at one time not total fluid. Maybe more infusions of less volume each. Same total.