Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Chronic Kidney Disease

I had to go to the vet today -- I just haven't been myself recently, and I had a bowel issue in the walk-in closet where I've been hanging out. Mom was afraid it was another anal gland so she rushed me to the vet. 

The vet examined me and did some blood work and came back with the worst diagnosis I could ask for next to cancer -- chronic kidney disease.

I received subcutaneous fluids that perked me up for a little bit, and Mom got a variety pack of Royal Canin renal food, which I'm ignoring as of right now. I'm back in the closet resting on Mom's shoes, but I'll be sequestered into the bathroom tonight so Mom and Dad can monitor if I use the litter box or eat my new food. 

Please send all the purrs you can muster my way, because I'm rigid, and weak, and lethargic. Mom worries that I'm giving up. I'm a little sore in my back leg where they took the blood, and I was fussing earlier when I was walking. 

I really hope that tomorrow is a better day and that the trip to the vet did something more than just get me diagnosed. 

Thanks for your purrs, prayers, and thoughts. I know our community is strong and we can make great things happen when we set our minds to it.

10 comments:

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm sending lots and lots of purrs to you, Jasper! Binga has CKD too, but my human lets her eat whatever she wants, just to keep weight on. She's not at a stage yet where she needs subq's regularly, so we are in a good spot with her. Stay strong, my friend.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am sorry you got that diagnosis. I hope you will eat the prescription food as it will help you. I am sending you good thoughts, and to your family too.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Purrs. We hope it's a better day too--and many more to come

William’s Kith & Kin said...

Jasper, we are so sorry you've gotten this news. Kidney disease is a terrible fear we all have.

Our mom's first encounter with it was over 10 years ago with Sophie, and she found this site particularly helpful: http://www.felinecrf.org/ We hope your mom and dad have a chance to take a look at it and discuss various options for treatment with your vet.

We'll be purring for you!

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're sorry for this diagnosis, both for Jasper and his humans. We hope he will perk up and there will be many, many good days ahead!

Eastside Cats said...

But Jasper, your humans and vet are gonna do everything they can to make you feel better, so rest a bit then go gobble up some stinky goodness! Sending you purrs and hugs

Frodo said...

Dear Jasper, my brothers and sisters and I are sending lots of purrs and prayers. Be a good boy and eat your food. You`ll feel better!

The Island Cats said...

We’re sorry to hear this, Jasper. Kidney disease can be managed, so please dont give up. With daily sub-qs and the right meds, you can feel better for a long time. We’re purring for you.

pilch92 said...

I will add you to my prayer list. Did the vet recommend an anti nausea medicine and an appetite enhancer? Both may help get you eating.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Jasper we are so very sorry. We don't have any first hand experience with this issue (thank cat) but some of our friends do and we are sure they will come by and offer their help.

Healing purrs and POTP, we hope you are better soon.