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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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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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