Ivy is in ER
- Yesterday after we got home from the vet, she called with the bad
results. BUN off the charts (over 130), CREAT 9.8, PCV 15.6. Ivy
needed to get on iv fluids in the hosp. We took her to ER. She was on
fluids only, nothing had changed at 8:30 PM when I called, while they
incubated the blood. Finally she had a transfusion, etc. At 1:30 AM
she was walking around her cage looking out doing fine the tech told
me. I spoke to the current dr. at 9:20AM. She said Ivy ate a little.
Her numbers are better but still not great. CREAT 7.3, BUN 139, Pot.
is normal, PCV 21. I forgot to ask about PHOS.
When she was diagnosed in Jan. with CRF, Anemia and Heart Murmur
(which isn't. Card. said it is gallop rhythm), I gave her fluids at
home. A week later she had come down from 9.2. I asked if I couldn't
give her fluids here. The vet said I couldn't keep up. Now I know she
needed her anemia dealt with and the transfusion is what she needed.
Her Jan. vet is the one who only wanted to treat the kidneys. How
dumb. You have to treat everything. Where would we be if the heart
stopped, no kidneys to worry about.
Last night I put Ivy in her hospital cage. The tech was closing the
door. Ivy tried to get out. I opened it, put her little face in my
hands. I explained that they were going to make her feel better so
she could come home. I said please stay here and I will come back to
see you and take you home. She immediately took a step back, sat
down and said, "Eh". I kept talking to her and she said it again. She
understood and agreed with me. That is the only talking Ivy does, she
has never meowed. I love her so much!Please send love and prayers to
Ivy. She is so precious!