Re: [FH] new person, newly diagnosed HCM-need urgent advice
- Hi Carrie,
In a message dated 5/9/04 1:30:50 AM, carrie_311@... writes:
<< called in to the pharmacy to have her medicines
liquidized and flavored >>
There are other options for compounded meds besides suspensions, incl pastes,
chewable treats, transdermal gels, and injectables.
<< 5 days later, she's still refusing to eat. >>
Appetite is a very sensitive indicator of physical health.
<< She drinks and drinks,
but she gags at the smell of any new food or medicines. She's thrown
up several times after medications were recieved >>
Could she be nauseous from the combinations of medications being given?
<< So now, I'm at the point where I have to ask myself where to draw the
That's an important question...and one that only the cat and you, as her
caregiver, can answer.
<< I really feel that its up to HER to want to live, to take her meds, and
to eat, but at what point do you say "she's had enough." >>
Has the cat indicated to you that she's had "enough"?
<< I know no one has the "right" answer for this situation, but it kills
me to see her like this. When do you know you cant try anymore, and
to let her go? >>
The answer to that question is different for each partnership of animal and
caregiver. If you'd like to ask the cat her wishes...and hear her
responses...it may be worthwhile to contact an experienced animal communicator. There is a
directory here: www.animaltalk.net/consultlist.htm. // Rosemary