24/8 Update on Chester

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  1. AJay

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    Will it work? Is my question. :'(

    Really up rubbish street here. Clutching at straws for help please.
     
  2. Kris & Teasel

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    Sorry! I forgot that. Try the ranitidine - most obvious first step. People have mentioned plain pumpkin. I have no experience with that. I know that Kaopectate (as it's called in Canada) can be used in cats. It's a kaolin clay + pectin suspension and absorbs water in the GI tract. I used it many years ago for one of my kitties and it helped.
    http://www.petmd.com/blogs/fullyvetted/2013/june/how-to-treat-diarrhea-at-home-30461
     
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    Thanks @Kris & Teasel but I'll give the RANITADINE a miss ta... As I keep saying, this is what I already HAVE and it may be part of the problem.

    I've run out of time now. I'll have to try again tomorrow :'(
     
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    Time will tell. If not No one can say you didn't try. When my Zimmy went downhill I said as long as he's willing to fight so am I. It didn't work out but my conscious was clear that I did everything I could.

    Dear lord give AJ the strength to do what she needs to do to persevere. Guide her decisions. I pray for wisdom for the vets to do what is best for Chester and give him the best care... that if is your will he help him recover. If it is his time I pray you give a clear sign so he may go in peace. Amen.
     
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    Metronidazole is an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication used to treat various conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, nonspecific diarrheal disorders, infections caused by Giardia (a cause of diarrhea), and periodontal disease.
    Important to read here: http://www.vetcontact.com/en/art.php?a=572
    Metronidazole 5 Gram Sold at
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/67108010-Metronidazole-5-Gram/dp/B0002A5X8W
    It seems that micro-flora has been destroyed by antibiotics. Metro works faster than probiotics.

    Ducia's dose at weight 6.5 lb was 50 mg/ml solution 0.5 ml every 12 hours for ten days. Prescribed after amoxicillin been administered.

    I was advised against giving omeprazol or prilocec as it lines the GI and blocks the absorption.

    If possible ask a homeopathic vet if a tiny amount of baking soda can be helpful with acidy tummy and is safe to use with his electrolyte's dis balance. Many use baking soda to clean their cat's teeth. Here is the article on pro and cons. Baking soda is antacid.
     
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  9. Olive & Paula

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    I still say give bone broth a try. It has many nutrients he can use right now. I can't comment on the commercially prepared stuff. I made my own. It soothes the intestinal tract. It's worth trying, you have tried everything else.
     
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    https://www.ocado.com/webshop/product/Libbys-Pumpkin-Puree/29616011
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Libbys-100...qid=1503947625&sr=1-2&keywords=pumpkin canned
    https://www.applaws.co.uk/product/cat-tin-chicken-breast-with-pumpkin/ - there are a few Applaws products that contain pumpkin (Chester might just eat around the pumpkin bits)

    Or you could cook up a bit of butternut squash or yam and mash it.
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom or anyone..
    Just checked ches for tonight's shot. Pmps 14.4.

    Last night we went in at 2.75. Would that still be the case?

    I tried some royal Canin sensitive wet (gravy) - only thing I could think of to try given his raging intolerance to everything at the moment. It was hoovered up AND stayed in!

    So on the basis I'd like to offer him a bit more... advice on tonight's shot please x
     
  12. TempestsMum

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    I would but I don't want to advise that, and you would need to monitor carefully like last night.. can you cope with another sleepless night?
     
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    I'm working on the spreadsheet so forgive me if you already posted but what BG did he start at this morning and you gave 2.75u then too...is that right? Just want to see what that cycle looked like before deciding best dose tonight. That is a great pre-shot number!
     
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    He'd be eating a higher than ideal food tho (for now), would that not off set it?
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom the post from this morning with nimbers.

    Yes to 2.75u this morn
     
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    He seems to be holding the lower numbers even with that food. So yes it might but then again it might not depends on how it's going through his system with the diarrhoea.
     
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    Thank you. Sorry 'bout that! Couldn't see it for looking!
    I would stick with the 2.75u. He's a bit lower to start but with the higher carb diet it should offset except as Tara says, it could come out the other end. I would be prepared to monitor until at least +4 and maybe a little longer should the need arise. It's your call AJay!
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom i don't mind monitoring at all. Not AT all lol.

    So 2.75? With the higher carb to offset? It's the only thing that's stayed in him :(
     
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    He's just gone to the loo. Watery but not projectile n not huge amounts of it..
     
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    Oh Ajay:bighug:... I agree with Janet ...you and Chester are warriors :bighug: Praying for a breakthrough for Chester today , for healing for his body and peace for your heart :bighug:
     
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  22. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Yup. I'd stick with the 2.75u. Good that the food is not going right through! Fingers crossed!
     
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  23. Kris & Teasel

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    I think that's what Linda meant. I'm glad to see those lower numbers and that some food has stayed in. Don't worry about carb level at all right now.
     
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    A small positive sign.
     
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  25. JanetNJ

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    It's more important he eats, so yes
     
  26. TempestsMum

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    Might be time to start a fresh thread?
     
  27. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Great minds think alike. I'm fishing through looking for SS readings and just had the same thought. Maybe best to do so tomorrow morning though so we don't disjoint the night cycle tonight! :)
     
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    I just want to jump in and say that I am rooting for you AJay!! You are amazing. If I get sick, I want you on my team. :bighug:
     
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    Pmps 14.4
    +2 20.2
    +3. 9.3!!!

    Help! Scooby snack (RC digest) or Healthy version (applaws)
     
  31. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Give Chester a little snack of whatever he will eat and keep in. If that is the RC digest then so be it. In fact might be a good idea because it's only +3! Let's slow him down a little.
     
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  32. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Just give him a tsp or so. Not too much. We want him in good numbers but not going too low.
     
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  33. Kris & Teasel

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    Amazing numbers!! A little snack to steer him is a good idea. :)
     
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  34. AJay

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    Done. Gave him 2 small t spoons. Hopefully buy me time before testing again. He didn't wolf this down as he did the last lot. But he has finished it.

    He did a poo in the tray. Runny and smelly, but not explosive as all the others have been the last few days, also proportionally not much of it. Maybe he is digesting some food :) Also not drinking like a fish n not flooding the litter trays :) Its got to be positive signs surely?

    Unlikely to be a blockage? Just thinking of his UTI before he came home.
     
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  35. Kris & Teasel

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    Yes, positive signs. :)
     
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  36. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Good signs! Even if he didn't wolf the food down, if it's staying down and not coming out the backend, you're golden! Besides he ate a good bit pre-shot so he's probably not that hungry. If he does have IBD, then you find a diet he can tolerate and likes and stick with it until he is stable. Then and only then would I give any consideration to trying alternatives. As much as we all hate dry food, even that is better than having Chester's system upset!:D
     
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    Yup, agreed. I haven't tried the dry food yet, tho I bought it as a last resort. What I've given him is wet for now.

    Ideally, in the future I'd like to get him onto raw, but suspect I'll have to make it myself and keep the fat levels down and lots of supplementation - pre/probiotics etc... We'll see, when we get there. 1 day at a time :)

    Vet didn't think we'd get this far in the weekend :) x
     
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  38. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    You and Chester are a dynamic duo and all his aunties and uncles are cheering you both on! :bighug:
     
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  39. AJay

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    lol thanks :)

    Did you see my on re numbers? Bounced up again :( I'll check him again at 02h00 +5? I'm losing count lol
     
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