In a message dated 12/2/03 5:51:44 PM, sueaholland2003@...
<< The heart is doing well,
lungs are clear but his kidney values have increased from 50 to 58
and 3.75 to 4.85. >>
You mean the BUN and creatinine, right? How are other related values, such as
potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and sodium? Has the urine been tested? Any
sign of infection or other abnormalities? What's the urine specific gravity?
<< either the heart or kidneys will kill him. >>
Balancing heart and kidneys is difficult, this is true. But it is possible to
do it...and to provide quality of life.
<< He had to
have an enema because he gets really constipated >>
Oh? What does the cat eat (brand, flavor, canned or dry)?
Is he dehydrated? Does the cat have megacolon?
What other options have you considered in managing bowel health besides enema?
<< Im bringing him to a Chinese Herbalist to see what could be offered
to help him. >>
Do you mean a practitioner who treats humans with Chinese herbs alone? Or do
you mean a vet who practices Traditional Chinese Medicine, incl herbs? It may
be a good idea to work with a vet who is trained and experienced in treating
animals with complementary techniques, whether Traditional Chinese Medicine or
other. For a directory, see: www.ahvma.org/referral/index.html.
<< Has anyone else used chinese herbs? >>
Often, for a variety of issues. Our cat has also been treated with
acupuncture, homeopathy, Western herbs, glandulars, NAET, Jaffe-Mellor, nutraceuticals,
chiropractic, and a few other techniques. There is a vast world of healing
techniques beyond conventional Western medicine...and there are a few vets who
are skilled and experienced in various modalities.
<< Im so exhausted and alone. >>
I'm sorry to hear that. What do you need help with in the short term? //