02 October 2010
Tortie's Chronic Kidney Disease and Live Strong
His blood test confirmed that he has Chronic Kidney Disease with urea four times and creatinine six times above the range. This is not all; Tortie also has high cholesterol which put him on cardiac risk.
All the medicine given by his vet was vomited out on reaching home. He turns up his nose to tiny morsels of tuna and chicken chunks which EJ meticulously and careful embedded the pills. He did not want to eat even when EJ tried psychologically to encourage him by placing all his other roommates who greedily lapped up their fish soup in front of him one by one. (EJ is feeling nauseating due to meat allergic but is gritting the teeth going at it).
Earlier EJ tried syringing the medicine; it did not work well. Look at that angry face and the mess.
Tortie is very uncooperative as you can see that stubborn streak in that chin.
These are the medicine for now. More will have to be taken later.
The fluid therapy did not go on well. Tortie would just get up and walk off a short while after everything was going fine. But how many times can you poke a needle in a cat in a within a period of time? This is when EJ wish to have more than a pair of hands. EJ also tried using legs but it did not go well due to knee pain.
Both Tortie and EJ will have to keep on battling. Read about Tortie's first battle in his life here. EJ has not blog about Tortie's late brother 4head who had cardiomyopathy and will soon.
LIVESTRONG Day is going yellow in honour and memory of those who battled cancer.
This picture was taken in 1983. Strayed into our lives a few years before when he was a kitten and was so named Kuning meaning yellow in our country due to the yellow fur. That floor mat acted as companion and surrogate mom when he was young.
EJ's father passed away from lung cancer. EJ's maternal aunt fought valiantly, survived cancer of the breast and womb and lived to the ripe old age of 97.