Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Run Free Totoro

Toro and I in 2010

1 Mar 2005 to 16 Sept 2012

Our final farewell can be read here. It is too much for me to write what had happened. But his last day can be red here. He will be missed everyday. He was warm, loving and goofy and he fought for every inch of his life in the oxygen tent.

I think if a cat has oxalate crystals lining both his kidneys, the prognosis is not good but I am grateful tht he was with us for about 4 years after we found out about his calculi. It was these puzzling calculi that led to his kidney failure and we could not find out why he had them eventhough Toro had undergone many tests.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Totoro Sunday on Monday

 We tried to keep things normal at home...asmuch as we can.
 Tanaka: I am keeping the bed warm for bruffer Toro san. Its quite comfotable I must say...
Toro at hospital yesterday Sunday 9th Sept...

Toro spent much of Saturday and Sunday sleeping. The good thing was he had peed several times on Saturday night and Sunday. So toxins are out of his body while his kidney kicks in. I am also encouraged as the vet tech (who lnows Toro very well) said that Dr Ly kept a close eye on him on Saturday night and Sunday as well. Dr Ly would not be in until Wednesday but he keeps tabs on Totoro where he is.  I hope that he would be up on his feet today to eat on his own as yesterday, they had to tube feed him food and water as he was not interested in food or water at all. He just wantd to sleep. I would see him later this evening and would speak to Dr Lee as to his care.

The operation went well and he has to be in hospital where they need to flush his kidney until Tuesday. It was quite fortunate for us that Dr Ly was able to do the operation immediately on Saturday. After his ulta sound with Dr Sabine, we had a consulattion with Dr Ly and Dr Ly recommended an operation as he only had one kidney that is working and not very well at that as he has calculi in it. Dr Ly told me tht if we did not opearte to get rid of the big stones, he would only have a few months! I did not have to think long (!!) and told him that we should do the op immediately.

The next day, we came at 10.00 am and Fern also came in to see him and to give him Reiki. He was calm and quiet the whole time. Dr Ly said he was also under great stress as Toro had only 1 working kidney. He ordered a hole lot of tests - PCV, blood clot and ordered various clamps and a hardcopy of the ultra sound. We had done a blood test last month so that was quite helpful as well.

He had the op done at about 3 plus and I was told that Toro was recovering 'nicely' at 5.20pm. I saw him for a few minutes after that. He was awake but quite weak and then I had to leave as he was in the ICU and Dr Ly had another op to do.

The other kitties were a little subdued on Saturday and they were better yesterday. Tanaka has decided to take charge of Toro's scratch bed and he hangs around that quite often:) 

I hope to have more news and to write about him eating later today :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Kidney Surgery for Totoro

 Toro outside the vet hospital at 10.00 this morning
Toro resting at home fatre his breakfast at 11.30 am

Toro will be undergoing kidney surgery tomorrow at 10.00 am with Dr Ly. His left kidney is now not working at all and his right kidney has 2 stones measuring 7.6 mm and 6.5mm, both too big and dangerous. These stones are also blocking his kidney and Dr Ly said that it would be a matter of a few months and his kidney will also fail. So since he is a young at only 7 years old, Dy Ly said it would be in his best interests.

So he will go in for surgery tomorrow at 10.00 am. We have all our fingers and paws crossed.