Monday, October 3, 2011

Final Decisions

I have not vaccinated him with the FIV vaccine as I think his kidney issues are still uncertain. He has put on a lot of weight and even shaven, he is rather chubby ;0 . He now knows the routines - morning breakfast will be followed by meds of 1/4 alutab as the phosphate binder , 1 azodyl tab for his kidneys and 1/2 fortekor for his high blood pressure. Then he gets his face wiped and a once-over with wet tissue. He doesn't like this last thing at all and would try to jump out of my grip. The evening pills will be taken 30 minutes before dinner as his alutab must be taken within one hour before or after food.

The evening meds consist of 1/4 alutab, 1 Nature's Sunshine Kidney activator, I capsule Immunity and Liver Support (from petsalive), 4 drops of Kidney Support and 3 drops of Runipoo Relief (for his digestive system). I also give him pro-kaolin for his stomach lining. He also gets Omega 369. I notice that his appetite was much better after he took the Kidney Support.

On a special note, I have also given him 0.5 sang hwang liquid extract (gold). This is because Megat refuses to take this and I had already paid for it. So I couldn't waste all that money and sang hwang is also good for immunity. So now Toro eats this every evening with some papaya and pumpkin. Megat now has the silver bottle which is not as strong in taste. I do not know how this will affect his kidneys but i think it will only do him good.

I have stopped his shilintong pills as he vomits the day after he takes them. Although Dr Paulik says his kidney stones have become smaller, I still worry about the stones that line both his kidneys.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Review and FIV test

We went for his 3-month review although Dr P said I could wait for 6 months when she does his next ultra sound and she would do his blood work too. I feel that with his condition, I could not wait so long as his condition may deteriorate quite quickly. The last time he was hospitalised for a whole week and had to be on a drip.

His creatinine has risen to 2.5 from 2.4 and his BUN to 29. These numbers are not surprising as I was told that as a cat with renal failure, his indicators will be like this. The vet Dr L said he is maintaining his levels so she was not unduly worried.

The other test I had done for him is an FIV/FeLV test as we live with an FIV+ kitty, Megat, and the whole gang had a tiff with him. Megat had 2 puncture wounds that got infected. So I have to do the test on the other 3 boys involved. Toro is FIV/FeLV negative. This is good news except now I have to decide if he should get vaccinated against FIV. He is an indoor cat and microchipped. If he ever escapes, I hope to get him back. If he is vaccinated against the virus, he would show positive but it is not possible (yet I read) to determine if he is positive for the virus or positive because of a vaccination. This is my worry as cats may be euthanised just because they have the FIV virus!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Lycimachia Shilintong for kidney stones

The shilintong/lysimachia that I gave Toro did not agree with him very much. I had given it to him as directed for a 5kg kitty - 2 times a day but I noticed that he vomited frequently. Then I decided once a day - same result. After that I decided one every other day. He vomitted less frequently. I have since stopped it as I am giving him a rest.

However I will resume it after next week - once a week possibly. He usually vomits very early in the morning , like 4.30 or so. The site recommends that we take it slowly. So if he vomits it again, then I will have to try a new regimen.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Bad Show san!

I really am not pleased at what san did to me this morning. NOT PLEASED!
san decided that I needed gigantic capsules! I tell you- just because I am quite good at eating capsules, it does not mean that I should? Am I right or am I right?
and I do not care that it is non-GMO or has offur sources of 369!

san told me this morning that she would try to give me somefing else. She said it would be better fur me as I do not have to take it effuryday - only once in 2 days! So I thot okie, why not. THEN I saw it. It was a gigantic capsule. I would chhhhoke san I said.

But san did not listen as she is sometimes def I know. I can meow at her in the morning, close to her face and she would not wake up! So she put the capsule in some honey and she pushed it into my throat! ARGHHHHH!!! Then I got treats. THAT was the only good part offur this morning.

san: It was a rather big capsule at 1200mg. I didn't expect it to be so big but it will give him all he needs and I only have to give it once in 2 days. Toro took it very well as he got the taste of honey before the capsule. But then Toro is very good with capsules and pills! He's a very good kitty. Btw the BURP capsule is 200mg and has to be taken 3 times a day, which makes it 600mg per day. So 1200 mg every two days should work out to be the same.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

New herbs for Kidneys

Toro: I wonder what the fuss is about?
This is the Urinary Relief we got from Only Natural Pet. The pills are easy to give. Toro eats it without fussing.

I give him 1 pill twice daily as this is the recommended dose and will continue for 8 weeks as his condition is a chronic one. It has Dendrobium, Japanese Fern, Pyrrosia leaves, Honeysuckle Flowers and Lysimachia.

I am trying this as I am very concerned about the one 8.9 mm stone that he has in his right kidney.
Please click on pic to read the indications.

This is the capsules that I got from Chinatown. Its from China and the capsules are small enough for Toro to comfortably swallow. The indications are quite interesting. But as I said before I am rather hesitant about giving him anything from China as the vet felt that he is too young to even have kidney failure and stones. The vet suspected melamine poisoning from the pet food that I had given him- Nutro.

Toro has taken the pills for two days already. I should put this on the sidebar so we can track it.

My first post

Since this is my blog san says I should be the first to write in it. I think THAT is only right. (see my first pun...hahaha). san says I am quite a funny kitty. I think she means I have a sense of humour, not that I am funny (in a funnyfarm way).

san wants me to tell you if you have come here to check us out, this blog will be our way of keeping tabs on our journey to get RID offur my kidney stones. This will mean that our offur blog Cat Tales will be for offur things but she will post about all offur us there too. My other bruffer megat also has his own blog Journey into Life for his fight wif lymphoma. But he is now better and we hope will stay clear offur that dreadful cancer.

san will talk about my medications and modifications if any in this blog so its easier for her to track them and for any other people too, if they also have cats with kidney problems. san says it is also easier for other kidney kitties who may want to talk about their own journeys and maybe we can do this more easily.

At least THAT is san's plan. My plan is just to blog sometimes as my bruffer Tanaka gets to blog wif san mostly. Cheerios