Re: Question - Kirby in crisis
- Don't let him not eat. My cat was the same way. The risk of Hepatic
Lipidosis is high which is next to impossible to recover from. I
force fed my cat starting at 20cc about 4 times a day when he was
first diagnosed and wouldn't eat. Hunter went four days without
eating and I almost lost him. As long as he keeps it down you are
doing good. He has to eat. Has he been drinking? He may also be
dehydrated.Do you have an emergency clinic nearby?
-- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Janice" <autumncat@a...> wrote:
> Quick post - would love feedback.more weight. Hiding in corners.
> Kirby is lethargic, not eating - skin and bones. Has lost even
>off Lanoxin and lowered his Diltiazem to 1/4 tab 2xday.
> Called Cardio today - finally on-call doc called back and took him
>Hepatic Lipidosis. I'm thinking it is a possibility - I'm not sure
> Anyway, I didn't think to mention to the doc the possibility of
when he stopped eating - it could have been a few days.
>canned cat food. We gave one syringe full so far - going to let him
> So we decided to use the water syringe we have to give him mushy
be for a bit and try another syringe.
>force feed him? Is it a good idea to do this?
> Does anyone have experience with this type situation? Is it ok to
> I am thinking we will probably end up going to the vet Mon. orTues. - even though the doc said we should see improvement in about
> Would appreciate input. Thanks!!
> Janice &
> 12 1/2 yr old neutered male, maine coon.
> Restrictive HCM, increased left atrial size, periodic atrial
> Meds before tonite's changes:
> Pepcid 10mg - 1/4 tab 1xday
> Diltiazem 30mg - 1/2 tab am & pm, 1/4 tab afternoon (dosage
> Atenolol 2.5 mg- 1/2 tab 1xdaytomorrow)
> Lanoxin 0.125 mg - 1/4 tab 1xday (med stopped to be stopped
> Lasix 12.5mg - 3 xday
> Enalapril 2.5mg - 1 tab 1xday
> Spironalactone 25mg - 1/4 tab 2xday
> Low dose aspirin - 1 tab 2xweek
> Vit. B - 1/4 every other day
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