What Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

Hi everyone, today is medical issues day, but first: A very happy birthday to my mom! She is the best mom and kitty grammie ever.

About a month ago, I took a friend’s cat to the vet because he was losing weight. I had bloodwork done and it was pretty good, some numbers were a little off, but the vet thought it was dehydration that threw them off. After fluids, he started eating again and was fine until last week. This is T:

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I took him to my home Saturday night and attempted to keep him hydrated with kitten milk in a syringe. I wanted to save him, but couldn’t afford an emergency vet. I took him today to my regular vet yesterday and was told he probably had kidney disease. I questioned whether his dehydration was from kidney disease or vice versa- what came first, the chicken or the egg? I know I am not a vet and she is probably correct being that he is 7 pounds and has dropped to 4 over the past year. He also has black gook all over his nose and mouth which is infected so I thought that may be why he didn’t want to eat.

My friend gave permission to euthanize ( she was at work), but I couldn’t do it .All weekend and on the way to the vet, I told him I would help him. They tested for FELV/FIV and that was negative. I am going to have them try IV antibiotics and fluids which could pull him through. My hubby is going to be mad when he finds out the cost, but I will have to deal with it. Whenever he gets mad about that I remind him we don’t have kids so he has saved lots of money that way.  Please pray for T, I am hoping he has a great improvement overnight. Even that could just be temporary.

I will keep you all posted on what came first and T’s condition. After that sad post, here is Halloween photo #3. Snowball as Olaf-from Frozen- as you can tell I used FotoFlexer. snowballsnowman

27 thoughts on “What Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

    • Thank you, I actually just talked to the vet and I have to go in at 11:20 to euthanize 🙁 I couldn’t have done it yesterday whithout giving him a fighting chance with the IV.

  1. It’s terribly sad that the kitty will be going to the bridge you are doing the right thing. Andy’s mom Ginger had Chronic Renal Failure. We did the sub Q IV but it really only prolonged her life for a very short time. It’s very sad but sometimes you just have to let them go. I have tears running down my face writing this because I know how hard it is. Please know that I am thinking about you and sending many hugs your way. Judy

    • Thank you, I appreciate your thought and hugs. It was very hard to do, but he seemed worse than yesterday and his temp. was very low so I feel it was the right choice.

  2. Thank you for giving him a fighting chance. It sounds as though you did the kindest thing by letting him go. Rest in peace dear T. And hugs to you as we know it wasn’t an easy thing to do.

    the critters in the cottage xo

  3. I’m so very sorry about T. My Auntie Blossom left for Heaven two weeks ago, tomorrow, because of kidney failure. It’s a horrible, horrible disease. Thank you for doin’ all you did to help T.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

  4. Read your reply and we’re so sorry that you have to euthanize T. You tried your best, and T will feel loved until the end. Comforting purrs to you as you take this difficult journey.

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