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very bad news for Rigsby - fortekor raised creatinine. afraid this is the end...

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  • jruthaitken
    hello all these last few days have been terrible. Rigsby began to eat less and less last week until friday when he was eating only a few mouthfuls of dried
    Message 1 of 1 , May 10, 2010
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      hello all

      these last few days have been terrible.
      Rigsby began to eat less and less last week until friday when he was eating only a few mouthfuls of dried food.
      I took him to my vet who said I should consider euthanasia - his kidneys were not like tiny nuggets and probably not functioning. I was heartbroken and took him home.
      I then called the specialist at the hospital. she suggested I took him there striaght away. after an hour long drive she was suprised to see him alert and bright. but test results showed a deterioration in kidney function - exactly what I have been telling them for the past 6-8 weeks!

      creatinine december 2009 May 2010
      347 560
      urea 28 44
      phosophours 1.4 2.48
      glucose 13 8

      everything else is normal.
      his blood pressure 142
      heart rate 180
      murmur present

      at last someone agrees that we should stop fortekor in the hope it brings creatinine down. I have always been against giving him this drug but was persuaded that he was at greater risk of thombosis than of kidney failure....but had my doubts all along.

      he is now having zantac (liquid 1ml x2 daily) and sucralfate 1x daily as well as insulin and plavix (quarter daily). He hates plavix and gaggs every time I give it. He also hates the liquids being squirted into his mouth so yesterday zantac ended up on the floor. he improved over the weekend but today he has refused to eat anything and runs away when I try to give him food or put something unpleasant, such as meds, into his mouth.
      my question is whether anyone has had a cat whose creatinine has been raised by fortekor (benazipril) and almost brought about total kidney failure. If yes, what was the treatment.
      my vet says give fluids - the specialist says no - stop fortekor first.
      I want to get rigsby back on track......PLEASE HELP

      best wishes
      Ruth
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