Tatie update

27 May 2010

Tatie, the cat with the kidney failure issues is actually doing OK!..The pain meds really seem to be helping him.

His 2nd kidney function blood tests came back and indicate that his creatinine levels have increased, which is a bad thing.

We are trying more diligently to have him eat the special Renal food but he just doesn’t like it.  Plus the ulcers in his mouth, which we can’t treat because antibiotics are so bad for the kidneys, make him reluctant to chow down on hard crunchy food.  He’s lost quite a bit of weight. And he’s losing lots of fur.

We need to get a special Hills/Science Diet  kd canned food for cats but apparently it’s quite difficult to get here because it seems it doesn’t sell well enough to be regularly stocked.  Our vet is trying to find some.  A friend emailed last night and he has 2 cans, we just need to arrange pickup.

Tatie does seem happier – he comes and talks to us and asks for some attention, he was even running this morning with Tech, and hunting an iguananito in the aloe.

It’s funny though, looking back, it is quite obvious now that he wasn’t feeling well.  He’d go outside and just lay out there all day, he stopped being social, and he wasn’t eating his normal ration.  We just thought is was the heat.  We just weren’t paying attention.


About Debi in Merida

I moved from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA to Merida, Yucatan, MX in January 2006. I love to read, garden, travel, and hang out with friends.
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3 Responses to Tatie update

  1. Jonna says:

    Yay for Tatie! Hope you get the food but have you looked for a recipe online? You might be able to make it.

  2. Joanna says:

    I'm happy that Tatty is doing better. Have you noticed that pets often feel poorly when their humans do?

    We've had a similar happening in our home. Hobbsie was unwell for months and you know we had our issues this spring…

    But now that we're all “contentos,” I notice the 12 year old cat is acting like a kitten again. (He even brought us a lizard offering the other day…)

    Everyone says that felines are independent and aloof. I say “Still waters run deep”

    Be well…


  3. Hurray for Tatie! that is great news! I hope you can find the food that he needs.

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