Tatie update

27 May 2010
Tatie, the cat with the kidney failure issues is actually doing OK!..The pain meds really seem to be helping him.

His 2nd kidney function blood tests came back and indicate that his creatinine levels have increased, which is a bad thing.

We are trying more diligently to have him eat the special Renal food but he just doesn't like it.  Plus the ulcers in his mouth, which we can't treat because antibiotics are so bad for the kidneys, make him reluctant to chow down on hard crunchy food.  He's lost quite a bit of weight. And he's losing lots of fur.

We need to get a special Hills/Science Diet  kd canned food for cats but apparently it's quite difficult to get here because it seems it doesn't sell well enough to be regularly stocked.  Our vet is trying to find some.  A friend emailed last night and he has 2 cans, we just need to arrange pickup.

Tatie does seem happier - he comes and talks to us and asks for some attention, he was even running this morning with Tech, and hunting an iguananito in the aloe.

It's funny though, looking back, it is quite obvious now that he wasn't feeling well.  He'd go outside and just lay out there all day, he stopped being social, and he wasn't eating his normal ration.  We just thought is was the heat.  We just weren't paying attention.