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Re: [FH] Gloria Vet up-date,thank you for the Carafate

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  • shelley seidman
    Hi..I m sorry that you ost Punky. This is so difficult. Gloria has been on pred and it seems to make the thirst worse - would that be Addison s?? Thank you for
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 6, 2002
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      Hi..I'm sorry that you ost Punky. This is so
      difficult. Gloria has been on pred and it seems to
      make the thirst worse - would that be Addison's??
      Thank you for the idea and will begin researching
      ASAP.

      Shelley & Gloria
      --- Lynnie Henderson <lynnie_henderson@...>
      wrote:
      > Just for the sake of making sure, ask the vet if the
      > numbers could point to
      > Addison's disease. (If s/he says that cats don't get
      > Addison's disease, ask
      > the vet to pretend that they do.) In Punky's case,
      > the source of all of his
      > many problems in the last few months of his life
      > turned out to be Addison's.
      > Dehydration was a particular problem and, although
      > it often goes along with
      > kidney disease, too, in his case fluids were not
      > enough to solve it. Once we
      > started giving him pred, though, the dehydration was
      > no longer unmanageable.
      > It was too late for him because his body had failed
      > too much, but I would
      > definitely want to rule out AD. I think if we'd
      > treated the adrenal failure
      > earlier, he would not have deteriorated so much.
      > Worth asking, at least!
      >
      >


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