7/4 Gretchen's Trinka: Rest In Peace sweet Trinka

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  1. HWright

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    Hello,
    Am posting here to help new member, Gretchen who is new on fdmb, to get started. She posted on a fb feline diabetes group this morning (that I was tagged in), stated that she's having trouble doing first thread in fdmb, and then described symptoms that might be low numbers/hypo.

    This new member's name is Gretchen, her cat Trinka is 13yo and they are in NJ USA. Trinka was diagnosed in early May, is on novalin ( 2 units twice daily) with labs in May also showing low potassium (has been on supplement since dx) and isn't home testing yet.

    During the post, Gretchen mentioned that her cat suddenly became "wobbly and squinty eyed", improved a little after food but isn't eating much.

    So, am starting this condo to make it easier and I hope faster for her to connect with folks here and who can help them get started, determine cause of symptoms etc and help through this crisis.

    Thanks all, and wishing all a gentle Memorial Day weekend❤
    Sina

    @Trinkasmommy is Gretchen
     
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  2. Trinkasmommy

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    Thank you!!!! He isn't eating as much as I would like him to but seems OK chilling in the office with his brother
     
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    Welcome Gretchen and Trinka! Glad you had some help from the facebook group and hope he is feeling better. Do you plan on learning how to home test? It's our best tool in our FD kitty tool belts and can help you "catch" these events and steer him out of hypo territory.
    I'm going to just post some instructions here that I do for new members, including the spreadsheet template, so everything is in one place for you.

    Spreadsheet: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/
    Signature: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/editing-your-signature-profile-and-preferences.130340/
    Hypo instructions: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/how-to-treat-hypos-they-can-kill-print-this-out.15887/
    Hypo Tool kit: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/jojo-and-bunnys-hypo-tool-box.2354/

    How long ago did Trinka's symptoms start? Setup your Signature information with a lot of what HWright listed in your honorary post :) and might want to try to start a thread (Lantus users refer to them as Condo) on the Main Health forum. Weekends are usually slower in general but holiday weekends can be even slower. We will try to help you out as much as we can. This is a support group for Trinka and YOU! :bighug:
     
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  5. Trinkasmommy

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    Getting ready to head out to bbqs should be back later tonight
     
  6. Sharon14

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    How long ago was her shot? If she's having hypo symptoms and not eating, try some honey on her gums.
     
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  7. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Gretchen, it sounds like Trinka was acting funny? Chilling with his brother doesn't mean he couldn't be experiencing low BG. Do you home test BG? If so when did you last test and what was that reading? If Trinka is acting funny, I would NOT leave him alone. As Sharon says, put some honey on his gums or get him to lick it off your fingers, feed him and monitor him. If you absolutely MUST leave him, make sure to leave lots of food available and preferably something high in carbs.
     
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    Hi, thank you all for being here. I have no experience with novolin, am on way to work but am also concerned that Trinka's numbers are very low and that he is not out of the woods yet.

    @Trinkasmommy Gretchen, you and Trinka are in good hands and the suggestions they've given are essential and given by these experienced members who can help get you and Trinka get through this safely.

    Hypos are very serious, can be life threatening especially if he's left alone, isn't eating and his blood sugar continues to drop or doesnt come back to safe range. Please stay with him and keep in contact here with us ok?

    I agree with Sharon and mrworfmansmom and their suggestions that I know first hand, having been through some low numbers and hypo episodes. But thanks to the folks here and these suggestions, we made it through and safely. That's our goal today to get you and Trinka through this safely ok?

    Sina
     
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  9. Trinkasmommy

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    He got his insulin at 4.30 am
     
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    He has food available
     
  11. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    We are all in different time zones around here. How many hours ago was the insulin given?

    ETA I see you are in New Jersey so about 7 hours post shot. Trinka should be on the upswing of the cycle now but if you are home testing, I'd test before you leave him for any length of time. Without data to look at it's difficult to say if he's totally past any danger point or not.
     
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    @MrWorfMen's Mom (Linda). From Gretchen's fb post this morning, she indicated that home testing hasn't been in equation since the dx earlier that was earlier this month; is on novolin 2u twice daily. Food m/d canned and potassium supplement bc of low potassium.

    Hoping Gretchen will pop in again soon to update and hope that they're ok. If Trinka's morning dose of novolin was at 4:30am (USA eastern time), what would be safest re evening (dose? Don't dose? Reduce?) depending on how Trinka is when closer to pm dosing? Would that be 12hrs/12hrs dosing schedule? I know it's a "we'll know when we get there" kind of question and hard to determine right now. But it's also been on my mind.
    Sina
     
  13. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Not knowing what BG levels have been or if Trinka was in fact low today makes it difficult to give any suggestions. 2u isn't a huge dose but could still be more than Trinka needs. There are so many questions that we don't have answers to like other health conditions, history of DKA, diet, recent diet changes etc. along with not eating well today that could be playing into the situation this morning. That said, with the concern that today's symptoms were caused by low BG I'd reduce the dose or perhaps even skip for tonight as long as there is no history of DKA. If there is a history of DKA, then a reduced dose (maybe 50%) for tonight but only IF Trinka will eat a decent meal before shot time. The problem is that if Trinka did go too low, he may be more sensitive to the insulin for a bit so erring on the cautious side especially when not home testing would be the way to go. I'd definitely encourage Gretchen to start home testing ASAP to keep Trinka safe. :)
     
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  14. JanetNJ

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    Hi Gretchen. I'm in nj too.
     
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    Gretchen? Please update?
     
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    Hi Gretchen. I notice from your Facebook post that you said that Trinka was diagnosed with CKD at the same time as the diabetes diagnosis and that's the reason for the potassium supplement. Another cause of wobbliness in cats can be a potassium imbalance - either the supplement he's getting may not be enough or it may be too much and his potassium may have gone high. Either, once it reaches the point of affecting his legs like that, is a situation that requires immediate treatment - unfortunately, potassium imbalances can become life-threatening if not addressed. It is still entirely possible that the issue today was a hypo event and not related to potassium at all, but when we don't have any numbers to work from we have to consider all possibilities.
     
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  17. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    @manxcat419 Thx for that tidbit of info. Every bit helps. I hope Gretchen checks back in to see your message and to let us know how Trinka is doing.
     
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    Gretchen, I will also add that if you have or can get a copy of Trinka's blood work, I would be happy to look at it for you in regards to both the diabetes and the CKD as I've had more practice than I probably ever wanted at looking at both conditions for our own cats.
     
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    How much insulin? Did she eat well?

    Do you need any help with setting up a spreadsheet?
     
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  24. Sharon14

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    Is she eating better? Please consider learning to test her. It's really the only way to keep her safe and know how well the insulin is working. We'll be glad to help you learn how.
     
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  25. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Checking in to see how Trinka is doing this morning. Like Janet & Sharon, I am wondering whether Trinka is eating better today, whether you continued with the same 2u dose of insulin this morning and when Trinka's potassium level was last checked given the information April provided yesterday in message # 16 in this condo. If potassium level has not been checked very recently, a vet visit would be advisable.
     
  26. StephG

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    She looks to be on the thin side too. Are you monitoring her weight at home?
    My boy got down to a very skinny 9 pounds. I am still feeding him extra but he's finally reached 12 pounds again.
    I would see if you could get a vet appt for a weight check and BG test if you can't do it at home. It can be done by a vet tech so it is cheaper than a regular visit.
     
  27. HWright

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    @Trinkasmommy

    Hello Gretchen

    I'm not sure if you are receiving alerts for untagged posts. so am tagging you. If you're not getting alerts or seeing all the replies, maybe we can tag you in our messages. When you get started doing threads ("condos") with your member name, you will get an alert for each post that's added. I hope you have had a chance to read through everyone's posts, suggestions and info. And hope this makes communication easier.

    While at work today (and I apologize for the late hour in writing but it's been a very long day), i kept checking to see if you'd had a chance to update with more info since your morning post and picture.

    I also looked at the photos of Trinka from Friday's fb post and the ones yesterday and this morning on the condo. Thank you for sending daily photos because it does help.

    To me, he seems to look like he feels worse than on Friday...perhaps now with signs of pain/discomfort and possibly some dehydration as well. And, in echoing Steph's observation about the morning photo, imho, Trinka looks like he's lost some weight even since Friday's photo.

    I know you said that you contacted your vet on Friday, they're closed for the long holiday weekend and that Trinka does have an appointment Tuesday. But he looks to me that sooner he can be seen the better. If he can seen by a vet before Tuesday, to evaluate his condition, check blood sugar, check potassium levels, kidney function and evaluate and treat dehydration with fluids if necessary.

    Given that he has multiple conditions (diabetes, ckd and low potassium); has symptoms that seem either to not improve or may have worsened during the past few days; my personal approach is that it's better to be safe than sorry. I have/had senior cats with multiple health issues including ckd, hyper-t and diabetes; things can change very fast. Hence the worry here.

    Trinka is your beloved kitty, you know him best. I can only suggest. He is a wonderful cat and being.

    Also April (manxcat419) offered to look at Trinka's labs.

    If there is absolutely no way that you can physically get him checked today (and that happened to me once during a blizzard when state and town roads were shut down just when my super senior Maine coon, who had many medical problems including ckd and heart problems, got very sick very fast but I couldn't get him to er until road travel ban cleared.) please keep watching him and if he will accept assist feeding, whether by finger feeding, spoon feeding or by syringe. This will help to supplement his own food and moisture intake. Also have you stayed with the 2 unit insulin dose or changed it (ref esrlier posts above)?

    Hope this helps, look forward to your updates and any questions you may have to any and all here in fdmb. Sending vines for Trinka to be feeling better soon.
    Sina
     
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  28. Trinkasmommy

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    He seems OK just ate a little bit more today but still concerned. Instead of jumping in my lap and choking me he is joining us in living room and laying in pet bed sleeping
     

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    Still on 2 units 2x until vet apt tomorrow
     
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    I hope he eats well on that dose.
     
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    I hope so too, Tanya. @Trinkasmommy
    assist feeding will help him to get more food in for nutrients and hopefully stabilize bg and moisture re dehydration.
     
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    He scarfs down his food. Between the 3 cats they finish 2 cans m/d and 3 cans fancy feast. I start spoon feeding him and give him insulin after he finishes eating about half his bowl. Also I wait until he is finished to give him potassium because he doesn't eat for a while after I give him that. I offer him mid morning snack around 10 am also
     
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    Guess who just came into bed with me this morning to let me know it was time to eat?
     
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    :)@Trinkasmommy Thanks.
    What time is Trinka's appt at vet today? Looking forward to your vet visit update. Also will help a lot to share Trinka's lab work results with us, too. :bighug: Any questions for us ?
     
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    At vets now. He has been sneezing so I hope he doesn't have upper respitory infection. Ate well plus had good lunch. Sleeping a lot and not jumping into my lap
     
  36. JanetNJ

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    what did the vet say?
     
  37. Trinkasmommy

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    Antibiotic shot for upper respitory. He is maintaining weight which is good news. Upped insulin to 2 1/2 units 2x bg was high. Going back next week
     
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    glad he got the antibiotic. just be aware that as the infection clears, the bg numbers will drop and you may need to reduce the insulin... so just be vigilant about testing.
     
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    So true, absolutely.

    @Trinkasmommy
    And Gretchen, whst Janet has described, along with vet stress that can raise bg much higher than it would be at home, are among many reasons why home testing is crucial to keep your cat safe.

    To better understand what's happening, Am adding some questions here too for you, Gretchen.
    1. What was today's bg, at what time was the test and how many hours after food and morning insulin? What was his bg the previous time he was tested? When?
    2. Did you have lab work done today including potassium level? If so what are the results?
    3. What did your vet say about Trinka's symptons during the past several days, other than diagnosing uri?
    4. What antibiotic was Trinka put on?
    5. Are you ready to learn and start home testing and keeping spreadsheet?
    6. Do you have any questions for any/all of us here or help getting started with home testing and doing a spreadsheet?

    Thanks and looking forward to your reply.
     
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  40. JanetNJ

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    That's great news!
     
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    He got his insulin at 4.30 bg was 390 at 5.30. He did gain 4 Oz in a week so they are cutting his potassium to once a day continuing with 2 1/2 units 2x and keeping him on fancy feast. Check up in one month
     
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    Was the reduction in potassium dose based on blood work? Potassium and weight gain aren't directly linked, so the weight gain itself would not be a reason for reducing his potassium dose.
     
  43. Trinkasmommy

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    He got blood work done in house over mothers day weekend and it showed low potassium and kidney levels we're good. Got more fluids yesterday
     
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    Yes, but why is his potassium being reduced if his potassium level hasn't been re-checked? Reducing his potassium simply because his weight increased, without checking his actual potassium level on blood work makes no sense. His weight increase could be down to any number of things - and potassium generally isn't one of those.
     
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    If the reduction in potassium dose is on vet advice without re-checking his level then you NEED to find a new vet NOW.
     
  46. Trinkasmommy

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    Just got home from petsitting since Friday and Trinka is favoring right back leg. Wiped his feet in case he got Kitty litter caught in them. Can't afford vet until Friday
     
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    How's he doing this AM?
     
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    Seems a little better just came into bed with me for a few minutes
     
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    Taken this morning. Can't get good blood sample for glucose test. Should get more test strips today. He fights me poking and not getting enough blood
     
  51. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Trinka doesn't look well. Is that the water bowl Trinka is leaning against? Maybe it's just the picture but looks to me like a vet visit would be very advisable. The fact that you are having trouble getting blood to test suggests Trinka may be dehydrated. Have you checked his scruff or his gums lately? Scruff when pulled up and let go should go back into position almost immediately. If the skin doesn't settle immediately, he's dehydrated. Gums that are pale and sticky also suggest dehydration. I really think you need to get Trinka's potassium level checked ASAP.
     
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  52. Kris & Teasel

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    I'm very worried about your kitty. He looks very ill to me. If you can possibly do it, I'd get him in to your vet ASAP.
     
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  53. Rachel

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    Please please take him to the vet. He looks like feels miserable. They should be able to give him something to make him more comfortable.
     
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    He is still very very skinny too. I agree with the others. A vet appt is absolutely necessary. He looks like he's in horrible health and needs vet care.
     
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    Gretchen, please get Trinka to your vet today. They need to check his potassium, do a senior blood blood panel with chemistry (this includes potassium, blood glucose, kidney function, too) , a urinalysis, and please ask them about doing sub q fluids and a b12 injection there. They also need to check his walking and the sore/bald spot on his leg (referencing recent photos you posted on a couple of fb groups).

    Trinka really looks very sick. He is diabetic, has kidney disease and low potassium.

    If the glucose meter kit that you ordered has arrived, please bring that with you, too.

    am tagging @Chris & China who does a lot with DCIN (diabetic cats in need) in case finances are keeping you from getting Trinka to the vet.
     
  56. Jill & Alex (GA)

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    Gretchen, were you able to get Trinka to your vet today?
    Please update when you can. We're concerned and we worry.

    I'd like to invite you to post on Health - (The Main Forum) where you'll get more eyes on what's going on with Trinka. However, if you're still having trouble starting a thread, continue posting here.
     
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    How's Trinka this AM? Have you been able to get to the vet? Like Linda said he may be dehydrated. The vet can give fluids and show you how to give them at home. Please let us know how it's going.
     
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  58. Kris & Teasel

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    @HWright would it help if you PM'd Trinkasmommy? There are many of us here who are very concerned. :(
     
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    I'm with you all in our heartbreaking concerns too. I'll try.
    Is there someone in this group or via dcin who is in NJ near Gretchen who can connect with her and try to help in person?
     
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    Will take him for blood work Friday until then vet is going to call me back I should get b12 any day now
     
  61. Trinkasmommy

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    Made apt for today than had to cancel because I had to go to walk in clinic for tick on me
     
  62. HWright

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    Gretchen....please please please get Trinka to the vet today. I'm sorry about your tick bite. I've had plenty of them over the years.

    But Trinka's condition is ongoing for many weeks, is very serious and needs immediate attention by your vet. I'm sorry but I have to say that I agree that Trinka looks worse with each update you share. I'm sure your vet or a vet in the vet hospital can fit you and Trinka in today. If there's one thing that you do today, call your vet and get Trinka in today. Please do this, ok?
     
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    Super. Please update us. We are all very very concerned and worried.
     
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    Will leave within the hour
     
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    Super. Thank you Gretchen and please update while you're at the vet and or when you get home. :bighug:
     
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    Let us know!
     
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  68. Shiloh & Rhonda (GA)

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    Yes, please let us know. I know I am not around often, but this thread grabbed me. Based on pictures, very concerned.
     
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    Any updates?
     
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    At the moment what I can share is that Gretchen did, with her DH and mil, bring Trinka to the vet this afternoon.
    CBC was done with full results to be in on Monday. Gretchen just received a call that the preliminary kidney function results showed kidney function as worse (idk to what degree).

    Also Trinka still has respiratory infection. Under the circumstances, she was given an antibiotic injection (likely convenia). UA wasn't done today, perhaps bc not enough urine.
    Trinka had subq fluids this afternoon.
    The full CBC results will be in on Monday. I hope there will be a follow up visit early in the week.

    For folks who visit fdmb fb group page, she did post later this afternoon in the fdmb fb group about today's vet visit. I'd include a link but I'm pretty clutzy about such things.

    Sending heaps of prayers for Trinka and her bean and hugs to everyone for caring.
     
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    His kidney levels were high will have more info Monday when they get results of bloodwork. He is not eating dinner. If he continues not to eat vet recommends going to emergency visit. His regular vet will go over results once they get results of bloodwork. Recommended feeding him more often to put on weight. Was 7.4 lbs 2 weeks ago now under 7 lbs
     
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  72. Trinkasmommy

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    I also have b12 here at house haven't been able to get enough blood for glucose test
     
  73. MrWorfMen's Mom

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    Sending healing vines to Trinka! Will keep you both in our thoughts and prayers! :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
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    Hi Gretchen, if he's not eaten since this morning and doesn't eat soon, I'd follow the vet's advice to bring Trinka to the ER. Ok? Please keep your updates coming. We're all here for you all❤
    PS. Even though Trinka had fluids this afternoon he might have soaked it all in and still be dehydrated. They have to be careful about how much fluids to give at once. That he's still dehydrated a bit could be a reason why it's hard to get enough blood for a sample.
    So again, if he hasn't eaten say, by 7pm Eastern Time, it's important to follow your vet's instructions to get Trinka to the ER. Ok?
     
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    Dehydration will make kidney levels worse. Please do go to the ER if he doesn't start eating. Sending prayers for you and sweet Trinka.
     
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    Drinking more than eating but I will spoon feed him
     
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    If he doesn't eat much, try mixing a bit of extra water into his food. Even if you have to make it soupy so he can just lap it up, it will get both fluids and food into him.
     
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    Ok and super, Gretchen. Keep us posted ok? :bighug:
     
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    I'm glad Trinka is eating and drinking. Sending prayers to you both, and get better soon vines to your sweet Trinka.
     
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    Good morning, Gretchen. How are you and Trinka this morning? :bighug:
     
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    received_1460548077301516.jpeg received_1460548077301516.jpeg Doing well they finished 2 cans between 3 cats this morning him and his sister eating most. This is what was left from 3 cans at 12
     
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    Finished one can with help from other cat and took bite from 2nd can just now will try spoon feeding him
     
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    Good. Maybe the antibiotic is kicking in.
     
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    Good Monday morning, Gretchen :)
    Glad Trinka is continuing to eat and that he is liking the spoon feeding too. Good boy for his mama :bighug:

    Hope his lab results come in today. Hope you'll keep us updated and that you will be sure to ask for and get a printout copy of his labwork.

    :bighug: for you all and that Trinka feels a little better each day. And lots of extra scritches for Trinka. :) :bighug:
     
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    Thank you!!! Getting ready to work 8 to 4 put out another can plus what's left from breakfast should be home by 4.30 or 5 depending on if everyone shows up with no emergencies I work at a pet resort it's insane over the summer
     
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    Hang in there ! :bighug:
     
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    Guess who walked into bedroom because I changed my clothes before saying hi and giving him a hug?
     
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    Ate about one or two spoonfuls maybe full since hubby fed them at 5
     
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    Yay! :):bighug:

    Did lab results come in?
     
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    Vet hasn't gotten back to me yet
     
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    Ok and thank you. In meantime, more minimeals/spoon feeds, cuddles and if you can get some steam room action going in bathroom, it might help his conjestion
     
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    He ate a few more spoonfuls brought him onto bed to cuddle he climbed down. Back foot was curled under. He layed down in hall than walked normal into office a few steps away 20170619_211014_001.jpg
     
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    He looks a bit more alert! Have you started home testing yet?
     
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    When I got up started to panick my boy wasn't in his normal spot on the cat tree. I turn around and he is walking out of office across from our bedroom. He used the litter box and ate well. Working 11 to 7 or later today. Getting ready to give him insulin and potassium at 4
     
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    Good morning Gretchen and :) for morning update. Hope you all had a good night. Sounds like he's getting around a little better this morning too?

    Glad that you can be home this morning to watch him and keep the mini meals/spoon feeding going. Love to hear how the bathroom / steam room goes too.
    :bighug::):bighug:
     
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    The water didn't get hot enough for steam room. Went in there with him while hubby was taking shower this morning he just went to the door wanting out
     
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    ;) Maybe Trinka prefers to be in there with his mama only ;).
    Sootie and her tribe liked/like the routine of bathroom time with me but not so often with DH. Don't know why cuz they're loved by all. DH began to feel quite honored when he had a kitty visitor!!! ;):bighug:
     
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    Vet apt at 4.30 for sub q fluids and to talk to vet about options. Phosphorus 11.5 creatnine 5.8 potassium good bg was 400 Saturday at 2. Had insulin at 5.30 . Work 8 to 4 hubby meeting me at vets with Trinka
     
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