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Author Topic: Prayers needed for IQ, orange tiger girl  (Read 27045 times)
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #30 on: September 23, 2007, 05:32:11 PM »

Had the happiest Sunday with the liveliest  IQ I've seen in several months. Hope this continues!
Will see what happens at vet's on Wednesday.

The forum threads have gotten a little acrimonious over the last month I've been off. Just to be
clear, I'm a concerned pet parent trying to help my little orange girl. All points of view will be
considered and appreciated!!!

Hugs and best wishes for all the fur-kids --
3cats
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« Reply #31 on: September 23, 2007, 05:41:53 PM »

3cat even with your hands full you are taking such good care of IQ and she can feel it. Eating is the best sign an animal is still in good health. My prayers for you and IQ.
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And nothing but happiness
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« Reply #32 on: September 23, 2007, 06:25:51 PM »

I'm so glad IQ had a good day! Hoping for many more.  Smiley
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #33 on: September 23, 2007, 07:25:50 PM »

Good thoughts accepted, my friends. Me, too, hoping for more good days!

Still using phosphorus blockers Alternagel and Epakitin. Worried about Epakitin, though,
as first ingredient is "lactose". Have been told that's milk sugar. IQ is milk intolerant; throws
up all her life every time if she gets milk (of course not getting it now).

The variations and complications here seem endless, but the "Q kid" isn't reading the manual about throwing in
the towel and is still trying to be here. So I'm about to toss the manual and try with her as long as
she does.
3cats
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« Reply #34 on: September 24, 2007, 05:31:05 AM »

Prayers and purrs for IQ!
Having had a cat that was diabetic for a couple of years I know what a challange the insulin and testing routine is. When we upgraded his diet and he lost a couple of pounds, just like in humans, the condition completely reversed over time. However,this means also that during this process,the extra insulin can bring the sugar too low. We learned the hard way to to keep tabs on the cat's blood sugar during diet adjustments. (and keep the karo handy according to our vet) Even if the vet doesn't always stress this, testing is important. Good luck with this and the meds.
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« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2007, 10:14:33 AM »

3cat my best to IQ.  I'm glad she had a good Sunday I hope you did too.  It's so hard to have a sick baby.

You can be sure everyone here is pulling for you both.

Hugs
Judy
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catbird
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« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2007, 11:10:29 AM »

Good thoughts and lots of purrs to both of you, IQ and 3cat.  (I have an orange girl too, although she is light orange/beige).

catbird and kitties
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« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2007, 11:32:14 AM »

3cat, continued warm and good thoughts for you and your orange tiger girl. Long ago I had an orange boy.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #38 on: September 24, 2007, 05:45:16 PM »

Thanks, everyone, for good thoughts. This cat is sure a champ.
I'm sure she's felt better in her life, but she just keeps truckin'.
Seeing perhaps that I was a little down today, or worried, or
whatever it is cats can sense so very well, she for the first time
in several months insisted on staying in my lap every time I sat
down anywhere all day. That goes for even trips to the powder
room. Absolutely weird and inexplicable, as my lap really isn't big
enough for her to be comfortable, but sweet and loving, as this
little girl has been all her life.
3cats
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« Reply #39 on: September 24, 2007, 07:05:13 PM »

IQ's taking care of mommy now.   Wink
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« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2007, 11:25:32 AM »

Oh, 3Cat, the mixed feelings we experience when caring for a sick loved one:  the heartache of inflicting anymore upon them in the course of what is best physically or medically, the way we emotionally feel about ourselves as we continue to administer what is best for our sick ward and the ever present and lingering doubt of our actions, and whether they are beneficial, or not.  Yes, there is a wrenching turmoil surrounding all concerned because each action, no matter how emotionally or physically fatiguing and/or laborious is performed upon the primary stance of love, and love should not hurt so badly.   However, it is these very actions of love, the ones that are performed so selflessly that reap the benefits of the fulfilling bounty offered to us from those we interact with, those we love unconditionally, those we care about and those who need us for the necessity of their life.

These fruits and rewards are ever present within the heart and consist of the many cherished moments and shared feelings with everyone and anyone in any life.  Safely harbored for the days in which the rains of life especially dampen are the physical and emotional buoys of love's rewards of happiness, friendship, gratitude, admiration and more love (just to name a few).  As you and IQ embark upon this detour, may your spirits find sanctuary within the treasures that pave both your lives, hope to light your steps upon the cul-de-sac of labored and fatiguing efforts, joy upon the road of recovery and unlimited years upon the highway of shared life.   

Most sincerely,
Donna

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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2007, 03:34:53 PM »

IQ's truckin' and I appreciate the support and love on Itchmo, knowing how many
of you are facing similar situations with love and effort and devotion of a very
special kind. Here's hoping new vet has plenty of courage, too.

Thanks, Donna, for words from the heart and I know your own experience.

IQ has the heart and the courage, and with some luck, just could be my Christmas miracle
this year.
3cats
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MrsP
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« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2007, 03:40:10 PM »

Give IQ our love, and take care of yourself, too.
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catmom5
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« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2007, 03:41:57 AM »

Christmas is a time of miracles.  IQ sounds like a true fighter ~ in the very best sense of the word!
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #44 on: September 26, 2007, 06:40:06 AM »

Deep breath and off to the vet's ...
3cats n Q-kid
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