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Opie.

Opie is dying.

The vet called and none of it was good news. The -- somebody medical help me out here -- BUN (?) and creatnine (?) numbers have both doubled, which is apparently a bad thing. He's dehydrated. He's constipated. He's going to need subcutaneous fluids daily from here on out.

I'm at work. I leave to pick him up in an hour, when I will be getting a refresher course in sticking a kitty with a needle.

I am in shock.

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vulgarweed
Oct. 15th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oh no. I am so, so sorry.
sabotabby
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
Oh no. I'm so sorry. What is causing this? If it's liver failure of some sort, I have advice.

*hugs*
hopita
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
It's kidney failure, which I've (unfortunately) been through before.
scarybaldguy
Oct. 15th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
*pettins*
_aqualung_
Oct. 15th, 2007 09:46 pm (UTC)
We're very sorry to hear that. Our hearts go out to you
badrahessa
Oct. 15th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
Hope,

I 'm so sorry to hear your kitty isn't doing well. I admire that you are willing to make such a large investment of not only your money but your time to make your pet's life a good one for as long as reasonably possible.

Much love,
Hazard
morrigan716
Oct. 15th, 2007 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry about your kitty. ::e-hugs::
divinetailor
Oct. 16th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
:(

hugs.

poor Opie.
ratphooey
Oct. 16th, 2007 11:27 am (UTC)
Oh, no. Poor kitter.

But poor you, too.
pontiuspilates
Oct. 16th, 2007 03:55 pm (UTC)
That is so sad... I'm really sorry to hear that.
pontiuspilates
Oct. 16th, 2007 03:57 pm (UTC)
i guess i'm medical enough to explain about the tests
BUN = blood urea nitrogen levels
creatinine = creatinine levels.

The two tests are indicators of kidney function; basically your kidneys filter out nitrogenous wastes (urea) and small molecules like creatinine. When the levels are increased on the test, it indicates that the kidneys are not properly doing their job.
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