Yes, I have joined the Pancreatitis group. Fuzz is on Cerenia, Buprenex, Cypro, 50ml fluids
daily, in addition to his heart meds.
I am having an u/s and the fPL test done tomorrow. My vet sends to Texas A&M.
How did you fare balancing the heart/pancreatitis or was it non-heart kitties that had the pancreatitis?
--- On Mon, 2/4/13, harris.rose@... <harris.rose@...> wrote:
From: harris.rose@... <harris.rose@...>
Subject: Re: Fuzz Pancreatitis
To: "Dana McCormick" <danamcmk@...>
Date: Monday, February 4, 2013, 6:24 PM
There is an amazing group for pancreatitis:
I've had 4 cats with it in the last year, it's extremely serious and can take a long time for them to get over.
For pancreatitis, the mainstays of treatment are:
1. nausea control
2. pain control
3. hydration -- IV therapy or sub Qs
4. diet therapy , generally one that is appropriate for IBD
If your cat is nauseous and the brain forces him to eat because of the cipro, you could run into food aversion and have your cat stop eating all together. They start to blame the food for their nausea.
Here's a great article on pancreatitis:
There is a specific blood test for pancreatitis, Spec fPL. Most Vets don't know how to treat it. The group saved my 4 cats lives.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Dana McCormick wrote:
> Dr thinks it's pancreatitits. Starting Wed night, the Dr wanted us to give him 50ml of fluids (which didn't thrill me, but he was dehydrated). Thursday night we added Cypro and he started eating a little. Fri he was really good morning and night and actually ate his usual 3 FF cans plus dry. So I skipped the fluids and Cypro that night. Sat am he was good, but later in the afternoon he was horrible. So we gave the fluids and Cypro again. Sun am he was acting better, but didn't want to eat much. He also had poop all over him Sun am and this am.
> I'm afraid of the stress on his heart while we battle this trying to get under control.
> Dana & Fuzz
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