My Oldest Cat Will Soon Pass On...

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Old 01-12-06, 10:44 AM
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Unhappy My Oldest Cat Will Soon Pass On...

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Some of you know my oldest cat named Baby and some of you may not. We rescued her from the humane society back in 1991 after she had her tail ripped off from a fan belt in a truck. (She was a wild cat at that time) The humane society perfomed surgery to heal her wounds but she would never have a tail again.

Because of this, nobody wanted her and she was going to be put to sleep! My brother gave her a home to live in and be amongst us great people! We fell in love with her right away, she was so cute and eventually all her fur came back and she was normal as she used to be accept no tail and domesticated. We have had her for 15 years and she has lived a great life!

Recently within the last couple years she developed a kidney infection and bladder infection, we got her on meds to heal the infection. We believed it worked but we got to it a little late as this last year for her has been stressful but "not painful."

Even more recently this month, she has lossed alot of body fat, she walks very slow, stumbles on her back feet/walking funny, and her meow sounds like she is sick. She is drinking alot of watter but she is not eating like she should! She sleeps most of the time and we have to help her get into the cat box right or she will pee outside the box because she thinks she is all the way in when she is not!

John and I both agree that she is probably not going to live for another month if that, we are going to take her into the doctor ASAP, it sounds like to me that we might have to put her to sleep. However, even though this action breaks my heart, I do not want to see her in pain. This family has been through alot of deaths, adding more is not a fun thing to go through believe me.

I love Baby so much and you would too
 
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Old 01-12-06, 01:27 PM
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It doesn't look good, I am a cat lover and had a cat a few years back that was an outside cat (not my decision, it was my moms and I lived at home with mom) and when he was about 8 or 9 he started showing exact same symptoms as yours so we took him to the vet and he was diagnosed with kidney disease, long story short there is not much they can do other than stick an IV in him and rehydrate him and they also put him on special food. That lasted over a year and then he started showing the symptoms again, took him back to vet and did the IV thing again, he got a little better but that only lasted a month or so. He passed shortly after that.

Have you guys done the IV thing yet?--It sounds like your cat is going thru the same thing mine did.

I'm sorry to hear about your cat. I wish you guys the best and keep us posted.
 
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Old 01-12-06, 06:46 PM
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I am so sorry to hear that about your cat, your right, its very hard to loose someone close to you all those years. What was his name by the way?

We have not got her on the IV treatment, infact we never heard of it? When we get her into the doctors we will ask about that and see if it is a viable option.

WOW, that IV treatment allowed your cat to live many more months first time, that is great to hear.
 
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Old 01-13-06, 05:43 AM
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My cats name was Tarzan, named him that after watching him fly down the stairs when he was a kitten. He would manage to land at the bottom by only stepping on a step or two but he would bounce of the walls.......he was a good cat.

I forget how the whole thing worked but after he was diagnosed with KD the doc said that there is nothing they can do unless I had the money for a kidney transplant but the IV would rehydrate him and prolong his conditions and as long as he wasn't in pain that was fine. So we tried it and the doc said to expect a few to several months out of it, and the first IV treatment did the trick for just over a year but it only went so far.

I would suggest you look into it, just don't forget that it's not a cure unfortunately.
 
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Old 01-13-06, 05:44 AM
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After posting, I went back and re-read your first post and saw that your cat has a kidney infection and that may be a whole different ball game than kidney disease.....I dunno
 
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Old 01-13-06, 12:19 PM
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I am very sorry to hear about your pending loss. I have a neutered male formerly feral cat who looks a bit like yours. Right now he is battling a cold just like me, which is very irritating since I cannot afford a vet visit for him now.
 
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Old 01-13-06, 06:51 PM
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My cat named Baby passed on this morning at 5AM. My brother was awake with her the entire morning. No wonder why I am having such a bad day today, I did not get to be with her when she died. Oh well, this is going to take a while to get over it none the less.
 
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Old 01-16-06, 06:11 AM
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I'm sorry to hear of your loss. It sounds like she had a peacefull passing and that makes it easier to cope with but yes, like any loved family pet, it does take time to get over it.
 
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