As some of you knew, I was not feeling too well last week, so mama did take me to the Vet on Saturday morning.
After many tests, x-rays, blood panel, examination etc. it has been determined that I am in 2nd stage renal failure.
I guess that I join a big list of kittehs that also have this condition. The Vet said that I only have 33% of my kidney function.
I have 2 medications that I have to take on a daily basis and new food that I am supposed to eat, that now has to be measured out, instead of free feeding me as in the past. So far I have refused to eat the new food.
Mama has not had any problems getting the one pill into me, but the other is a capsule and so far she has not been able to get me to take that one.
The Vet says that he cannot predict what will happen as I am turning 15 years old next week on December 4. He says that in the near future I will likely need fluids put under my skin with a needle to keep me hydrated.
I go back to see the Vet in 6 weeks for more bloodwork to see if the medicine, food etc is having any result on me.
Mama was so shocked that I had lost so much weight.. she knew that I had lost some weight because that and my drinking way more water was what prompted her to take me to the vet, but I had lost 10 pounds last week alone... good thing I am a big kitteh to start wif or there be nofing left of me.
Mama is heartbroken to say the very least. She is inconsolable over this turn of events. I am her bestest friend and have been with her through thick and thin. She wants to go back in time to before this happen when everything was happy and good. I am trying to keep mama cheerful but it is very hard to do.
Mama says she is going to do what is the very best for me and that she will not let me suffer if it should come down to making a choice.
I am sorry to have to share this news my dear friends, but we thought it was best for everyone to know, so nothing will come as a shock.
I do so hope that I have some good years left in me and ask for your prayers for me to help make that happen,