Tonya, is that a typo for Bob's BUN value?  Just very low for a CRF kitty with 
a Crea of 2.6.  You will want to read and bookmark Tanya's web site.  
www.felineCRF.org
 
SubQ fluids are usually given to maintain adequate hydration.  Weekly fluids 
probably don't help much on that score.  Usually kitties are no longer able to 
maintain adequate hydration when the Crea value gets to the high 3's but each 
kitty is different and requires a unique treatment plan.  All of Bob's other 
values look good.  The best food for a CRF kitty is the lowest phosphorus food 
he'll eat.
Sharyl Sissy Rocket and Daisy's babies

--- On Tue, 7/15/08, catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

From: catatonya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] crf-Belinda
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 10:15 AM



Hey Belinda,
 
This has been lost in cyberspace several times.  I'm hoping it comes through 
with the new server.
 
Bob's numbers:
 
creatnine 2.5
bun 16
phosphorus 4.5
potassium 4.1
HCT 37.9
 
Other numbers that were noted as high were:
 
urea nitrogen 40
cholesterol 269
amylase 1440
 
we have put him on the new science diet kd canned (it has a better consistency 
and it is the only one out of about 4 we've tried that he will eat.) 100 mL of 
fluid per week.
 
and yes, he has high blood pressure and we have him on norvasc 2.5 mg daily
 
plus the vet has recommended cosequin for joints and said it actually helps the 
kidneys (i can't read the dosage it's written so small on the capsules and i 
can't find the box.  i have a hard time getting them down him though so he 
doesn't take them with much regularity.)
 
how does all of this sound to you.
 
I need to put lysine in the wet food for sneaker's herpes. the vet said this 
would not hurt bob's kidneys. what do you think about that?
tonya

Belinda Sauro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
What are his numbers, specifically his Creatinine, BUN, 
Phosphorus, Potassium, and his HCT, these are the important ones that 
tell you how well or not well he is doing? Get them from your vet, they 
can fax or give you a copy of his last blood work results, you paid for 
them they are yours. Tell me what they are and I can tell you what my 
vet would be doing if Fred had those numbers. Also has his blood 
pressure been checked, CRF cats are notorious for getting high blood 
pressure, this can be very dangerous and cause blindness if not caught 
and treated. Several cats on the CRF list have gone blind been put on 
amlodipine and regained some if not all of their sight. The retinas 
detach when the blood pressure gets too high, too high can vary for each 
individual cat but you really don't want the blood pressure higher than 
170 or 180 at the vets.

Fred's has been as high as 200 to 240 when he was having the episode 
that I took him in for right away, thankfully his retinas never detached 
but I got him in right away when his legs were twitching and he kind of 
looked spacey and fell over.

Get the numbers and send them ... does he still get fluids?

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