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Author Topic: Prayers needed for IQ, orange tiger girl  (Read 27064 times)
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3catkidneyfailure
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« on: September 21, 2007, 05:00:58 PM »

Hi everyone. Been off the forums for the last couple of weeks first because of
computer trouble, and now need best wishes and prayers for my little girl, IQ. In addition
to high blood pressure and chronic renal failure, she now has diabetes mellitus.
So we're trying to get her insulin regulated, and I'm sticking her in the neck for fluids
and the back legs for insulin, bless her heart. I'm sure she still wants to be here because
she's eating like a trucker and otherwise alert and responsive. If she won't quit, I sure
hope I can do what she needs. Poor lady had an ultrasound and now has a bare tummy, too!
Hugs to all and every pet that counts --
3cats
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 05:19:03 PM »

3Cats, You and IQ are on my prayer & best wishes list.  Eating is a good sign and she has decided to be a fighter!  You are both partners in the battle and bless her heart she knows you are doing it for her.  I'm sure it's very stressfull for you too, so remember to take care of yourself... so you can take care of her.
sending you both hugs.
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MrsP
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 05:30:39 PM »

3cat, prayers and positive thoughts for you and IQ.
Group hug!
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« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 05:31:36 PM »

3cats,

Keeping IQ and you in my prayers, sending positive thoughts your way, as always.  Great that she is eating.   {{hugs}}

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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 05:57:30 PM »

Tons of good thoughts to you and IQ, from me and my own orange girl. (Isn't the shaved belly so cute? With the orange fur, it really does look like peach fuzz when it starts growing back. Cheesy )
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 07:01:02 PM »

3cat

You are in our prayers

db and family
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 07:27:00 PM »

Thanks so much, my friends, for wishing IQ well. It's pretty serious right
now because of all the things that could get out of whack here. Changed
vets to be closer to emergency services in case of diabetic problems. So hold
good thoughts.

db, glad you're back on, too, and will take every prayer you've got.

Need help with giving injections in back legs if someone can describe best
angle. Can't give insulin in the area of fluids because if went into fluids bubble, insulin
won't work. Unfortunately vet didn't tell me that until I called back and asked. So
do you want to go parallel to the ground when injecting back legs or perpendicular to
the ground? Needles are very small and does not seem to hurt, but want to know optimum
direction, up and down to ground, or parallel to it. Also was told you want to use thigh
area, where is more loose skin.  Thanks much for help if you know for sure. See vet next
Wednesday; so kind of winging it for now.
3cats
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kaffe
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2007, 07:30:12 PM »

awe...  Cry  IQ will be in my prayers now.  The will to live is half the battle, so they say.  I'll pray for you too 3Cat... for strength and wisdom and healing hands to deal with IQ's condition.  Please keep us posted on developments if you can. 
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2007, 09:41:53 PM »

Here is a website about diabetic cats - http://www.sugarcats.com/headquarters.asp. They may be able to answer your questions. We had a diabetic cat for two and a half years but we gave the insulin between the shoulders because we did not have to give fluids at the same time. Keeping you and IQ in our thoughts and prayers.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007, 06:15:24 AM »

Thank you for website links. They have some great advice.

Need to ask this question, because it is driving me nuts. How many of you out there
had a crf cat go diabetic?HuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuhHuh??

There's a real question in my mind about a medication that IQ was given in the steroid
family. Her reaction was not good at all. Took me three days of phone calls and hasseling
the vet to get it stopped. And I wonder if it didn't bring this on.
3cats
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MrsP
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« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2007, 06:21:52 AM »

My vet says steroids are notorious for Cushings and Diabetes.  TeenyCat has skin issues and he said absolutely no steroids, she's too young, could end up with diabetes, Cushings, etc.
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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2007, 06:49:21 AM »

Thinking good thoughts for you and IQ.
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« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2007, 07:44:19 AM »

Saying a prayer for you and IQ. 

Jenny
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2007, 08:00:30 AM »

Prayers accepted and welcome, all.

The worst thing is you don't know if undiagnosed diabetes caused the crf or vice-versa. And it doesn't matter
because you have to treat your beloved friend as long as they keep trying.

Steroid meds were for IBD and may have done this, too, apparently.

All I know for sure is I love this cat beyond measure and will learn to do whatever I have to. So hugs and prayers
to the rest of you going through this pet food "special," which is more difficult and heartbreaking than any of those
lousy manufacturers know. And God grant us the wisdom to help our fur-kids--
3cats
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We miss you KD


« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2007, 08:08:37 AM »

Don't drive yourself crazy trying to figure out what caused this. I know it's hard, but it won't help IQ now. Try to save that energy to take care of her and yourself. Continued good thoughts.
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