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My best, worst cat has kidney failure--Update: he's gone.

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  • Mukluk
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    So very sorry. I have lost two to chronic renal failure. It's so sad. I hope little Jesse James/Monster is in a better place. You did right by that kitty. Hugs to you. May you find solace in your many happy memories.

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  • CindyCRNA
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    Oh shoot, I am so sorry!

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  • beowulf
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    So sorry, OP. Godspeed Jesse James. ((hugs))

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  • shiloh
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    Oh how sad. I'm so sorry for your loss. It's hard anyway but losing those ones with the personalities is harder it seems. Have one on the renal failure track now and I hate it.
    RIP Mr "Monster." You will be missed. (((Hugs))) to you HenryisBlaisin'

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  • js
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    I'm sorry for your loss, he was your much loved best/worst cat.

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  • TMares
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    Oh, this is so sad to hear. I'm sorry you lost the best/worst cat.

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  • dressagetraks
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    Sorry for your loss.

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  • rubygirl1968
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    I'm so sorry. It stinks so bad to lose them, no matter how fast or slow it comes. I'm glad Howie was there with him to keep him company and help him cross.

    Many jingles and hugs for you!!!!

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  • CanadianTrotter
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    So sorry.

    RIP Monster.

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  • Alex and Bodie's Mom
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    I'm so sorry - I could tell from your posts the kind of bond you had with your Monster.

    Hugs and jingles to you. I am sure Howie was there to greet him.

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  • HenryisBlaisin'
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    We had four more good months, but I lost Jesse James, Monster Extraordinaire, today. He was acting totally normal Monday, a little barfy but nothing outrageous on Tuesday and on Wednesday he stopped eating. Labs indicated the infection was back, and today I could tell he didn't want to fight anymore. I was with him when he had the last injection to help him over the Rainbow Bridge. I know it sounds weird, but I know "his" dog Howie, whom he adored, was with him on his journey--I felt Howie's presence strongly all day today. My house feels so empty tonight, though I still feel him all around me, but just out of reach. He was the best, worst cat in the world.

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  • avjudge
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    Originally posted by HenryisBlaisin' View Post
    We got our six-week bloodwork back. The infection is gone (yay), and we're done with antibiotics (and hopefully 4 AM feeding to calm his little tummy). Kidney function is compromised--not normal, but not failing completely. My vet feels like a low-protein diet and keeping hydrated will help him live a normal, happy life. Fluids now a couple times a week instead of daily (which may help me live longer as well--he HATES getting them!). So we have some time still. If only I could make it forever...
    My Boris's bloodwork started to show compromised kidney function (numbers just outside the normal range; I also noticed more frequent peeing) when he was around 14 and as far as we could tell really didn't progress between then and when I had to put him down for unrelated problems at age 21. I did give him fluids irregularly and chose low-phosphorus good-quality non-prescription food.

    I hope things go as well for your cat!

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  • CanadianTrotter
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    Great news!

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  • Zu Zu
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    Smiling for all involved ~ really good update !!!

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  • GraceLikeRain
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    What an amazing update!

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  • HenryisBlaisin'
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    We got our six-week bloodwork back. The infection is gone (yay), and we're done with antibiotics (and hopefully 4 AM feeding to calm his little tummy). Kidney function is compromised--not normal, but not failing completely. My vet feels like a low-protein diet and keeping hydrated will help him live a normal, happy life. Fluids now a couple times a week instead of daily (which may help me live longer as well--he HATES getting them!). So we have some time still. If only I could make it forever...

    He's definitely feeling better, so that's the main thing. He's eating everything in sight and has gained a pound back. I got a new toy last week and he bit it in the head immediately because he's a jerk face.

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  • rubygirl1968
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    Yay, yay, yay!!!

    Love to see them interested in playing after being ill. I hope he continues to improve!

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  • Zu Zu
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    Originally posted by HenryisBlaisin' View Post
    Thanks, everyone--please keep the positivity flowing for a full recovery! This morning, I got out the mouse-on-a-string toy to play with my young cat...and Jesse James came along and wanted his turn to play! He didn't get as rambunctious as young Indy, but he doesn't normally anyway, but he bit the hell out of the toy and enjoyed himself. That makes me so happy.
    thanks for sharing ~ the visual makes my heart smile ~

    Jingles & AO continue to be sent your way ~

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  • HenryisBlaisin'
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    Thanks, everyone--please keep the positivity flowing for a full recovery! This morning, I got out the mouse-on-a-string toy to play with my young cat...and Jesse James came along and wanted his turn to play! He didn't get as rambunctious as young Indy, but he doesn't normally anyway, but he bit the hell out of the toy and enjoyed himself. That makes me so happy.

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  • CanadianTrotter
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    Great news!

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