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43201RE: [FH] Luigi continues to be mopey, stopped ondansetron

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  • Cindi
    Sep 8, 2011
      I am a new member and learning about heart disease but CRF is an evil
      I've known well since 1997. Crea of 2.5 and BUN of 44 is nothing to be
      concerned about. Most cats can remain well hydrated with those number
      by drinking on their own. Ditto had CRF since 5 1/2 years. A cat can
      stay in the 2.5 Crea range for a long time.

      Ondansetron (Zofran) can make one sleepy, so it may just be an effect of
      the drug making him mopey now.

      Cindi missing the touch of Ditto
      "That cat is in love with me, but to say that it's "mutual" doesn't
      begin to describe anything. I'm totally irrational about her. She and I
      are a scandal."
      Helen Gurley Brown

      On Thu, Sep 8, 2011 at 2:18 PM, harris.rose@... wrote:

      > I stopped the Ondansetron after the first pill because he was hiding.
      > After that yesterday & today he is mopey. He is sitting on my couch in
      > the sternum position with his head hanging a bit. So difficult to look
      > at. He won't go out on the patio to sit in the Sun and he used to do
      > this daily.
      > Now I don't know if I'm doing right by him. He isn't grinding his
      > teeth anymore so maybe the nausea is gone but I have no idea. I
      > actually have no idea about anything about him right now.
      > I don't see him having a quality of life anymore. I do want to wait to
      > see if the chylothorax will resolve but I don't know if this is for me
      > or Luigi if he is feeling so crummy.
      > He is eating his Wysong treats more which is good. I did realize I was
      > feeding him 6ml too much and stopped that today.
      > Any suggestions? I don't know what to do. He is getting weaker and
      > mopey all the time. Yesterday I took his temperature and it was 97
      > degrees. Today it's 99.7. So I realize normal is 100 but low body
      > temperature was a symptom when all of this first started. His
      > breathing is normal.
      > I forget who, sorry but I've been swamped w/my schedule and it just
      > slowed down. His kidney values on 8/1/11: BUN 44(range 15-34)
      > creatinine 2.5 (range 0.8-2.3). I can't do much about either of these
      > with his diagnosis. He's got to eat R/d to hopefully resolve the
      > chylothorax. Actually the protein on R/d is 7%, protein on K/d is 6.5%
      > so not much different.
      > Any ideas for my poor boy? Thanks,
      > L-Danyielle
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