Re: crf-Belinda

2008-03-22 Thread catatonya
I took Bob to the vet yesterday, and they are running all his bloodwork again.  
I go back next week to see results and check blood pressure.  He is already on 
the norvasc and has blood in his urine.  This second doctor I saw didn't think 
his bloodwork showed signs of crf, but wanted to run bloodwork to look for 
changes since november when it was last run.  I will get copies when I go in.
   
  He put Bob on amoxy for the blood in his urine and put him on cosequin, which 
he said can help somehow with either the kidneys or the bladder.  I don't 
recall which.  He suggested keeping him on amoxy for a while, because Bob got 
so sick last time I put him on Baytril.  He also suggested probiotics, but 
wants to wait for all test results first.  I will get a copy of the bloodwork 
from november and from yesterday.
   
  Popeye, the last cat I lost was on Norvasc and lost his eyesight.  He also 
had a heart murmur.
   
  t

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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Re: crf-Belinda

2008-03-11 Thread Belinda Sauro
 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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Re: crf-Belinda

2008-03-11 Thread catatonya
I will get a copy of them and send you the numbers.  I've got to speak to the 
new vet tomorrow about Bob's paperwork and get his prescription filled for the 
blood pressure.
  t

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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Re: crf-Belinda

2008-03-11 Thread catatonya
I will get a copy of them and send you the numbers.  I've got to speak to the 
new vet tomorrow about Bob's paperwork and get his prescription filled for the 
blood pressure.
  t

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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Re: crf-Belinda

2008-03-10 Thread catatonya
I don't have a copy of his bloodwork, but it is in very, very, early stages.  
The vet wanted to try him on something 'new' and sent a test to Michigan State 
university.  I have had to change vets again. :(  so I'm hoping this new vet 
will follow through with that.  She has recommended I start him on fluids 
weekly only at this time, but he will not stand for them.  he also has high 
blood pressure and is on the amlodipine.
   
  I was hoping you knew something about the medication that that the previous 
vet was talking about (that she sent bloodwork to michigan state for) was 
something you might know about.
   
  I don't know how much you've kept up with my vet saga.  But I found a really 
good vet, BUT she wouldn't do ANY procedures in the room.  wanted to take Bob 
back for EVERYTHING.  So I switched to the vet who has a child in my 
class
   
  and guess what?  he knew that vet and didn't like her.   He said the stuff 
about not allowing people into the back if they wanted to be with their animals 
was b.s. and had nothing to do with insurance.  hinted that this new vet might 
not be the nicest behind closed doors.
   
  so I switched to him... but he's not as 'cutting edge' on things as 
she was.
   
  also have had a dog with a broken foot going on 8 weeks now, plus sneakers' 
herpes or whatever it is... so I haven't got Bob back in.
   
  t

Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Hi Tonya,
Fred gets, Nutrived which is a liquid for his slight anemia, he gets a 
potassium supplement (potassium gluconate powder that I put in capsules, he 
gets 4 a day) and he gets phosphorus binders because his phosphorus was too 
high, we've got it down again and he gets Marrow Plus (this is for anemia and 
energy, not sure if this is really doing much, his HCT has stayed at 28%, just 
low for months so it may be helping) and amlodipine and benazipril for high 
blood pressure.  He just had his last blood work a week ago and all his number 
were very good, there has been a big improvement.   We started him on 
benazapril in addition to his amlodipine for high blood pressure and his 
numbers shot up.  They are almost normal again and benazapril is known to make 
the numbers go higher initially when started.  He's also been on an antibiotics 
and eye goop for a urinary tract infection and conguntivitis in his eye this 
last week.  I took him in last week because I could tell he wasn't
 feeling well.  We go in this morning to check on those two things and recheck 
his blood pressure, forgot last week.

My vet is thrilled that his numbers have come down so much.  He also gets 150ml 
of fluid daily.  Fred gets pills 5 or 6 times a day and we have it down to a 
routine now, he is pretty good about it.  He doesn't love it but he knows it is 
going to happen so he just lets me do it, I think he realizes he feels better 
too, especially after his fluids.

Do you have blood work you can send me for your possible CRF kitty?

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Re: crf-Belinda

2008-03-10 Thread catatonya
by the way the previous vet did recommend 150 mL of fluids per week for right 
now.  I've also put him on all wet food.  It's a pain not to have someone to 
call my vet!

Belinda Sauro [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:  Hi Tonya,
Fred gets, Nutrived which is a liquid for his slight anemia, he gets a 
potassium supplement (potassium gluconate powder that I put in capsules, he 
gets 4 a day) and he gets phosphorus binders because his phosphorus was too 
high, we've got it down again and he gets Marrow Plus (this is for anemia and 
energy, not sure if this is really doing much, his HCT has stayed at 28%, just 
low for months so it may be helping) and amlodipine and benazipril for high 
blood pressure.  He just had his last blood work a week ago and all his number 
were very good, there has been a big improvement.   We started him on 
benazapril in addition to his amlodipine for high blood pressure and his 
numbers shot up.  They are almost normal again and benazapril is known to make 
the numbers go higher initially when started.  He's also been on an antibiotics 
and eye goop for a urinary tract infection and conguntivitis in his eye this 
last week.  I took him in last week because I could tell he wasn't
 feeling well.  We go in this morning to check on those two things and recheck 
his blood pressure, forgot last week.

My vet is thrilled that his numbers have come down so much.  He also gets 150ml 
of fluid daily.  Fred gets pills 5 or 6 times a day and we have it down to a 
routine now, he is pretty good about it.  He doesn't love it but he knows it is 
going to happen so he just lets me do it, I think he realizes he feels better 
too, especially after his fluids.

Do you have blood work you can send me for your possible CRF kitty?

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Re: crf-Belinda

2008-03-03 Thread Belinda Sauro

   Hi Tonya,
   Fred gets, *Nutrived* which is a liquid for his slight anemia, he 
gets a potassium supplement (*potassium gluconate powder* that I put in 
capsules, he gets 4 a day) and he gets *phosphorus binders* because his 
phosphorus was too high, we've got it down again and he gets *Marrow 
Plus* (this is for anemia and energy, not sure if this is really doing 
much, his HCT has stayed at 28%, just low for months so it may be 
helping) and *amlodipine* and *benazipril* for high blood pressure.  He 
just had his last blood work a week ago and all his number were very 
good, there has been a big improvement.   We started him on benazapril 
in addition to his amlodipine for high blood pressure and his numbers 
shot up.  They are almost normal again and benazapril is known to make 
the numbers go higher initially when started.  He's also been on an 
antibiotics and eye goop for a urinary tract infection and conguntivitis 
in his eye this last week.  I took him in last week because I could tell 
he wasn't feeling well.  We go in this morning to check on those two 
things and recheck his blood pressure, forgot last week.


My vet is thrilled that his numbers have come down so much.  He also 
gets 150ml of fluid daily.  Fred gets pills 5 or 6 times a day and we 
have it down to a routine now, he is pretty good about it.  He doesn't 
love it but he knows it is going to happen so he just lets me do it, I 
think he realizes he feels better too, especially after his fluids.


Do you have blood work you can send me for your possible CRF kitty?

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