Roland and I did something really big and scary this morning, we did the first subcutaneous fluid treatment. It was terrifying to do it but we both have to get used to it, lots of kitties get it every day. Still I think it took one of MY lives ;) #rolandthecat #seniorcat #ckd #ckdkitty #tuxedocat #pinknosesociety #neko #adorable #cute #cat #kittycat #kidneyfailure
So this guy #rolandthecat is still at home with me, he’s eating and drinking well and he takes a phosphorus inhibitor once a day. He’s been quiet and resting most of the time, but he purrs and even did a little bit of his trance dance on this blanket I made him of wool scraps (I made a video of this once, it’s earlier in my feed and very amusing!) chronic kidney disease isn’t curable, he’ll have it forever, however long that might be for him. I’ve really been in a state of shock this week, but trying to be positive, there are so many variables though. Sorry if my pics have been a bummer lately, it’s a #seniorcat reality. #bestfriend #oldman #tuxedocat #pinknosesociety #adorable #trancedance #cat #ckd #cute
Roland update: My grouchy boss is back home! His blood work numbers improved somewhat, and he is so stressed at the vet’s that I decided to bring him home. Unfortunately, the vet I had was lacking in communication and people skills, and if I hadn’t spent the last few days educating myself on crd care I’d be hysterical and hopeless. But Ive got my best friend home and he’s eating and drinking, purring and pooping, so it’s easy to focus on what’s important. #rolandthecat #pinknosesociety #seniorcat #tuxedocat #mybff #bestfriend #recoveringkitty #heatingpadlyfe
I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.
1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.
Wish someone had told me this decades ago
Roland wearing a cone and hooked up to fluids but doing much better! He’s been eating and drinking and TMI WARNING he had a poop too, constipation is common with kitties who have #ckd chronic kidney disease. I spent hours last night reading at felinecrf.com and am feeling much more hopeful. Roland nuzzled my hand and seemed more bright eyed and alert He and I both are grateful for the well wishes ;) #rolandthecat #seniorcat #ckd #tuxedocat #pinknosesociety #sickkitty
I went back to the vet’s office to bring Roland some food, poor baby had a cone on his head and 2 needles in his little leg. I’ve set up a gofundme campaign because his vet bill is fast approaching $2000 and that is beyond my limited means, so any help is deeply, greatly appreciated! Even posting the link, especially on Facebook since I don’t have a page there, would really help. The campaign link is http://www.gofundme.com/d8oz6g big big thanks for all assistance. I’ll make a video of Roland when he’s feeling better #rolandthecat #seniorcat #kidneyfailure #kittycat #renalfailure #ckd #gofundmecampaign #vetbills #thankyou #tuxedocat #pinknosesociety
A not so great picture of my favorite neighborhood cat, he has awesome stripes and the longest tail ever! Note the clipped ear, he’s neutered of course. He lives, do to speak, at a house down the street from me and the owner tends to 17 stray cats, feeds them, gets them spayed/neutered and has altered her carport to be a dog-free safe zone for kitties.#kittycat #straycats #stripykitty #superlongtail #spayneuter I have always called this guy Jake , he’s super friendly and will follow me if I let him