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  1. MoodyBlues

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    Thanks, dear. I appreciate it.
     

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    Toes, too? :D We need all the help we can get.

    Thanks, olbriar.
     
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    Ok.. toes too. :) No problem.
     
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    More prayers...
     
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    What's wrong with your cat? I know a little bit about those things. A veterinarian would probably know more.
     
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    Read all the above post.
     
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    Thoughts and prayers are with both of you. Keep us posted.
     
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    Yesterday's visit with the vet resulted in some changes in our treatment regimen.

    We're temporarily suspending the fluid infusions (Joy Noelle to Doc: "Yay! You finally said something I like!") and the Calcitriol. We've added mirtazapine--which, ironically, I also take--but just four doses, one every three days. (In cats, mirtazapine was found to act as an appetite stimulant.) Finally, we're adding CliniCare RF, a liquid food for cats in renal failure. I hoped she'd lap it up...but, no, so I'm force-feeding her.

    She's perked up a lot and today isn't seeking warm places. The fluids were likely making her feel cold--that plus not eating enough.

    She's on to the fake Temptations thing (prescription k/d dry food in a Temptations bag), and won't eat them any more. But when she pesters me, I'm letting her have a few real Temptations. My helper told me that Joy ate a little regular [canned] food last night when she fed the other cats. We had decided that if she WANTS to eat, we should let her, even though it's not k/d. That just seems better than letting her starve. :eek:

    Her weight had dropped back to 6.0 pounds, from 6.4 last week, but that's better than I was expecting.

    Right now, I'm happy with how she's doing. :)
     
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    I'm sorry for sounding foolish but I somehow managed to miss THE FIRST THREE PAGES. Now it makes a lot more sense. I hope your precious little girl continues to improve. About the pills: you may already know that there's a device for that. I'm not sure what it's called, a long almost syringe that can put a pill way in the back where it ''s almost impossible not to swallow it. That would probably help in case it tastes bad, too. Have you heard of Pretty Litter? It changes color according to the cat's health. Apparently yellow is normal, blue and green indicate pH changes, and orange or red means get to the vet now. I bet it's expensive but I think it has saved some cats' lives. Btw, I assume k/d means kidney diet.
     
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    Oh, no worries, @Rgarner! Considering how I've droned on and on, you probably wish you hadn't read it all now! :D

    About the pill thing: I have some; they're called 'pill poppers' or 'pillers' or various other names with 'pill' in them. And they're exactly as you described. Mine can be used with or without liquid--you can pull up some water or formula, stick the pill in the end, then shoot it all into their mouth. The liquid encourages them to swallow.

    I'm not familiar with Pretty Litter, but I'm afraid it wouldn't help here as we have three other cats. There's no way to know whose pee changed its color! :eek:

    Yes, k/d is prescription food for kidney disease. Unfortunately, Joy Noelle is totally over it! She wants none of it, dry or canned. So I'm force-feeding her CliniCare RF with this cool, curved syringe. (She doesn't like that either. *shrug*)

    Thanks for your sweet post. :)
     
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