Hi dear folks,
Well, let's see....The vet called me to relay the following results
from the blood test. She said that they were all pretty good and that
even though Blaze had been off subq's for almost a week, due to the
fluid buildup, her kidney values had not gone up from the previous test.
Her creatinine was 3.6; I had been terribly worried about that so the
number was a wonderful surprise! She said, too, that Blaze is slightly
anemic...something about something which I didn't get was 25% and that
29% was low/normal. No meds for that for now....
Also, no sign of cancer (thank God!). The fluid she sent for analysis
had a "chylous component secondary to heart disease". She mentioned
something about congestive heart failure which I'll have to ask her
more about because I don't know if she meant that now Blaze's problem
is that or the 'restrictive' one. She had me change from 1 per day
dosing on the Norvasc to 2 times daily...same amount though. Lord, all
these tiny amounts of pills are hard to split up correctly!
Per my request to try spironolactone, she called in a prescription for
that to my local Target pharmacy. She told me to cut back on the lasix
to 1 per day and to give Blaze 1/8th of the 25 mg. spiro twice a day.
Yes, in answer to someone's question (sorry I don't recall whom right
now as I'm pretty worn out from all this stress), the vet did put her
on 2-500 mg. tabs a day of rutin. Seems like a lot, I agree, but I did
read on one website that one vet had put a kitty on 2500 mg. a day of
rutin and that the chyle had gone away and never returned. Wow!!
Blaze is still not eating on her own; we are still having to assist-
feed her. It's funny; she seems to relish it, happily swallows it and
even smacks her lips but she will not eat it by herself. Are any of you
having to assist-feed your kitties? She does seem to feel better, walks
around more and even let me put her on my lap last night, and stayed
for quite awhile, for the first time since she's been so sick. She
seemed to really enjoy having me pet her and scratch her in all her
favorite places. That was wonderful!
We have to take her back in Friday to see if the fluid has built up
again. Of course, I'm praying that it hasn't (and doesn't before then).
As usual, any more suggestions or thoughts will be dearly welcomed.