Thursday, September 18, 2008

Winton and Blossom

Mom took Winton and I, Blossom, to the vet today-I needed my FVRCP booster, which mom says I'll be getting on tuesday when I go back to the vet to get "fixed" -what does "fixed" mean? Mom also decided to take Winton in to get him weighed and for Dr. Evans, our wonderful vet, to check him out. 

Winton has lost about 2 lbs since january 2008...and mom feels that in the past month he's taken a turn for the worse. So she told Dr. Evans this. Dr Evans decided to take a blood sample just to test his BUN, Creatinine, potassium and red blood cells. Mom talked to Dr. Evans about his sub Q fluids-telling her that she's been giving him 50cc twice a week. Well that was the other reason she wanted to check his blood-so she could see where mom should be in the sub Q's. Because Dr Evans felt that he was a bit dehydrated. So off Winton went to the back with the vet tech...mom and I heard horrible noises from the back-he came back a very unhappy kitty! Mom asked the vet tech if he was mean and she said sorry but yes! Mom knew right then that Winton isn't feeling 100% because he's never been that cranky at the vet.

So mom and Dr. Evans talked and then mom started crying! She knows that Winton isn't feeling well and that in the past month he's deteriorated due to his renal failure but it makes her so sad! Mom has known all along that she couldn't fight his renal failure-she's been working so hard to give Winton a good quality of life...but all of a sudden it hit mom. And then she talked to Dr. Evans tonight with his bloodwork.

His levels in         January 2008 Sept 2008

BUN                            78                116
Creatinine                  3.3                5.9

Dr. Evans said the creatinine is the kidney specific number which gave her a little bit more idea about how his kidneys are working. Dr Evans was very nice to mom on the phone! She said that as long as Winton allows, mom is to try 50cc of fluids 4 times a week. Winton starts to get really antsy around the 50cc's! SO mom is going to do that! Mom is going to make him comfortable and let him eat anything he wants!! And Dr. Evans told mom that if she has any questions to call her anytime! Mom cried again on the phone! At least velcro, our dog, came up to mom to give her a kiss!

So mom had a beer! And she has hugged all of us including the dog!!!

-Blossom

34 comments:

William said...

Aw, we're sending lots of purrs to your mom. My mom knows how tough this is. Did Dr. Evans recommend a vitamin B shot for Winton? That used to perk my sis up when she was doing poorly. It might help a bit.

Parker said...

You have all of our purrs and love. Mommy says that her eyes are leaky for your Mommy and for poor Winton. Winton is very lucky to have such a wonderful Mommy and to be loved so very much.

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

We know how hard it is. Our cat, Smudge, also has CRF. He now lives with my MIL and she gives him 150ml of fluids once a week.

He was not too crazy about it, but Grandma used it as their bonding time. Now she sits and pets him as he gets the the fluids.

Kimo and Sabi said...

This wuz furry hard news to hear. We purrrs fer all of you.

The Island Cats said...

Mom knows how you're mom feel. There was one that came before us, Bogart, who suffered from kidney problems. Mom had to give him sub-qs...100ml about every other day. Mom says Bogart didn't like the sub-qs much but it did make him feel a little better. Sounds like your mom and the v.e.t. is doing what they can for Winton...even though it feels like it's not enough.

We are purring for Winton and hope he feels better...

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

DEBRA said...

We is furry sorry to hear about Winton and we is glad to know that he has such a loving and caring Mommie...our purrs go out to you..

Purr purr purr
Abby

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Winton's mom, you can cry all you need to. None of us will mind. We'll even join you.

We're really sorry. Some things we just have no control over. You are doing your best to help Winton be comfortable and have quality of life. We know this is very hard on you.

Purrs and tail wags.

Mickey said...

Oh dear :( Winton, I hope you will feel a bit better with more sub-Q.
I will send you lots of purrs and some to your Mom too.
(((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey

Riley & Tiki said...

Sending purrs. Kidney failure is tough to deal with. Purrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrr

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

*sigh* Mom is leaking again...we is sorry we don't live as long as beans, but, if yoo think about it, we haf a lovely, beyootiful, happy and love filled life wif our beans and when we pass on we go to a joyous place to watch over and wait fur yoo. It also opens up a space fur another kitty who needs to know dat kind of life.

PB 'n J said...

We're sending tons of love and purrs your way, we know this has to be horribly hard on your Mom. You guys make sure to be extra sweet to her and help Winton get his sub-qs. Our eyes are all pretty leaky here , but know that we'll be thinking of you.

Daisy said...

I am sorry that you have to go through such a difficult time. This is a good time for eating special foods and getting lots of hugs and kisses! Sending soft, comforting purrs.

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, we are so sorry to hear Winton is not doing well. we are sending you all many many comforting purrs and prayers. many hugs to your mommy too

Anita said...

Handsome Winton be strong!!! You must conquer your bean in order that she takes care you very much. You are lucky because in Europe, the veterinarians do not allow to administer subcutaneous fluids to the cats with RCF in our own houses. And this it is a valuable weapon to fight against our disease.

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs to you and your mommie.

Junior said...

Sending out lots of purrs for Winton!!!!!!!!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, we be furry sorry indeed t'hear these tidings. cap'n nels be sufferin' CHF, an' endured two days in durance vile (vet) this week 'cause the wench-mum thort he were goin' the same way as yer dear winton. but turns out 'tis his pancreas that's fried, an' he'll be sufferin' a sub-q needle too, thrice a week.

the wench-mum be leakin' quite a bit these days, as th' ol' geezer be gettin' on, an' she be right fond o'him. now she weeps fur you, too.

we truly do unnerstan' how ye feel, an' send ye bountiful headbonks an' comfortin' purrs. be of good heart; no kitty what is loved as truly as yours are will efur be lost to their humans.

we remain,
yer lovin' brofurs in piracy,
the ship's company o' the cat o'nine tails--
nels, ed, nitro, an' xing
(an' meower mom, aka wench-mum)

Toulouse said...

Hi Winton and Blossom! My name is Toulouse and I read in the Catblog news that you weren't feeling very well. I have high blood pressure that has caused my sugar to be unstable and I have renal disease. I know a little about what you are going through but wanted you to know mom and I are purring for you and please feel free to write if you'd just like to talk.
Tell your mom a beer is a good idea and know that so many kitties love you and are purring for you!
Your Friend,
Toulouse

Fat Eric said...

Many many purrs to you and Winton.

Purrrrrr....

The Meezers said...

awwww, we is sending you many many purrrssss. we knows how hard it is to deal with sick kitties. your mommy is furry brave and wonderful. and Winton is furry brave too.

Furkidsmom said...

Purrs and Purrayers for Winton. CRF is a nasty disease and we know how hard it is on effuryone. We hope Winton is feeling better with after his fluids. (((Hugs)))

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

TT said...

Keep fighting Winton! It's hard I know, both on you and your mom. She loves you very much and will always do whats best for you. I am sending some healing thoughts your way.

Wintons mom, (((HUGS))) to you. I know how hard CRF is, my lovely old lady was 12 years old when she passed due to CRF. We are all here to help you however we can.

Mommy Bean

Derby said...

{{{{HUGS}}}}} to all of you. Lots of purrs to Winton that he be OK. Kidney problems are no fun, but quality is important much more so than quantity.

Fin said...

Nice to meet you, sorry you're not feeling your best. Purrs to you.

Alexi said...

We Russians are purring and our beans are praying for Winton and his family.

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are purrring and purraying for Winton and Mom!! Mom is leaking and she understands! You are so wonderful and we know Winton understands that you are helping him!
Your FL furiends,

Kaz's Cats said...

Sending lots of purrs to Winton - it sounds like you're doing all that you can to help him, but we know that it's hard - I (Gypsy) also have CRF although it's at an earlier stage than Winton's for the moment - Mum's eye are leaking...

Sending big hugs to Winton and the whole family,

Gypsy & Tasha

Gandalf and Grayson said...

We are sorry that you are going through this, Winton. Your Mom is doing everything she can to help you feel better. We're purring Feel- Better purrrs for you and What-a-Great-Mom purrs for your Mom.

Poppy Q said...

Smooches to mom and your boy Winton. As long as he still wants smooches and purrs at your touch, he will be ok. My mums eyes are all leaky, as she types this as her angel cat Puss had CRF too.

Sending you hugs from across the ocean to let you know you are not alone.

Niko said...

We are totally purring for Winton!


Mom and I are making rounds today thanking everyone that sent condolences when my OWCB Texas passed. Thank you, you were a real comfort to my fambly when they needed you most.

Mickey said...

WE will keep purring. Just be sure to give each other lots of hugs :)
Purrs Mickey

Tiger Lily said...

prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and head bumps and gentle tail wags for your Mom and for Winton. You are all being very strong for each other!

Late Happy Birthday wishes to your Mom too. We must never forget the horrible things that happened 7 years ago but we must also never forget to celebrate the wonderful things that have happened on that date! We are glad your Mom was born and that she has given you all such a great forever home. It is not anywhere nearly as important as your milestone but Mom celebrated 13 years at her jobbie on 9/11/08.

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

GRRRETA said...

Winton is such a lucky kitty be so loved. We're sending lots of hugs and purrs.

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