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by geckodiva
Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CRF Semintra & sickness.
Replies: 18
Views: 4030

Re: CRF Semintra & sickness.

So sorry to hear this. Really feel for you. Glad you have happy memories. RIP Boris.
by geckodiva
Sun Nov 13, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Spaying
Replies: 23
Views: 6227

Re: Spaying

When Pud & Tat were spayed 19 years ago they were a bit quieter for a few days but generally it was business as usual. I use the normal dusty clay type litter. The only issue was Pud picking out her stitches and when she had finished went and did Tat's.☺
by geckodiva
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3617

Re: Is it the end of the journey

And, thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. It's good to be able to express how I feel with people who understand.
by geckodiva
Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3617

Re: Is it the end of the journey

So we let little Tat go this morning. :cry: Last night when I got in from work she was actually pleased to see me. She stumbled to me and had a big purr and wanted a fuss and cuddle. She showed some interest in food and water but didn't take any. I continued to syringe small amounts of water into he...
by geckodiva
Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3617

Re: Is it the end of the journey

The spark has gone from her. She can only now manage a slight purr when I fuss her. We have an appointment first thing tomorrow when she will be pts. I hope she doesn't start to suffer too much overnight or we will have to use the emergency vet service. She has always been my baby girl this is going...
by geckodiva
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:48 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Is it the end of the journey
Replies: 22
Views: 3617

Is it the end of the journey

My 20 year old girl Tat looks to have taken a turn for the worst. She has stopped eating and drinking and looks very much like her sister did earlier in the year when she passed away from kidney failure. Tat has hyperthyroidism which had started to affect her kidney function. We went to the vet yest...
by geckodiva
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CKD & hyperthyroidism
Replies: 21
Views: 3327

Re: CKD & hyperthyroidism

Hi Crewella, the avatar is of Gina our 3 yr old. Unfortunately Tat doesn't take a good photo that often as she has a blown pupil so whenever she is in bright enough light to take a photo without flash she is squinting or eyes closed as it is too bright for her.
by geckodiva
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CKD & hyperthyroidism
Replies: 21
Views: 3327

Re: CKD & hyperthyroidism

Hi Tess, Tat is not FIV+. Her main problem is that she has always been a fussy eater. After the first hyperthyroidism event her digestive system suffered and now has what is classed as Irritable Bowel disease/syndrome. So in the recent development it's a bodily battle between wanting to eat loads be...
by geckodiva
Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CKD & hyperthyroidism
Replies: 21
Views: 3327

Re: CKD & hyperthyroidism-update

So it has been a few weeks now since Tat started her meds. I took the advice often shared on here about starting on a low dose with regards to the thyroid medicine. The gel comes in a syringe and the prescribed dose was 0.1ml, but we started at 0.05ml. I am so glad we did as after a few days Tat had...
by geckodiva
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:18 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: so worried - sudden-onset kidney problems GOOD NEWS
Replies: 27
Views: 3981

Re: so worried - sudden-onset kidney problems

Sorry to hear about Diesel. There are 4 levels of kidney disease which are determined by blood and urine analysis. When my girl Pudding was diagnosed she was already at level 3. She was 19 and had other ailments which masked the symptoms. She had severe muscle weakness at this stage. I got the impre...
by geckodiva
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CKD & hyperthyroidism
Replies: 21
Views: 3327

Re: CKD & hyperthyroidism

Thanks for the replies / support. Tat has already had both thyroid glands removed, 2 & 5 ish years ago. She never could tolerate the pills so the second time she used the ear ointment to bring the condition under control before the operation. She has gastrointestinal trouble now as it is, so trying ...
by geckodiva
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: CKD & hyperthyroidism
Replies: 21
Views: 3327

CKD & hyperthyroidism

Hello everyone

My poor old girl (Tat, 20 yrs old) has just been diagnosed with early CKD. :(
She has been prescribed Semintra.
Her last few T4 tests have also been high so she is back on Methimazole (ear ointment).

Feeling down as we lost her sister suddenly to kidney failure a few months ago.
by geckodiva
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Help with waking up very early every day
Replies: 9
Views: 1994

Re: Help with waking up very early every day

I really feel for you, over the years I have been stressed by this. I currently work shifts which start or end at 5am so this is when they get fed. Unfortunately they then expect this on my days off. Which isn't too bad because I can go back to bed and don't have to worry about what time I finally g...
by geckodiva
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat weight loss.
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Re: Elderly cat weight loss.

Thanks for the reassurances. Having just lost her sister I just don't want to miss anything. I have already started buying grain free dried food and I will have a look at the various specialist wet foods. She already has B12 injections and usually improves afterwards but I will ask about Folate test...
by geckodiva
Sun Apr 03, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Elderly cat weight loss.
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

Elderly cat weight loss.

Hello everyone. Tat will be 20 years old this summer. She has had both thyroid glands removed and initially took steroids everyday to maintain her appetite. Over time she took less and less and it's a few months since she last took some. She also used to take zantac regularly but currently takes it ...
by geckodiva
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.

Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts. I really appreciate it. It is good to be able to talk to people who understand.

We are collecting her ashes tomorrow and bringing her home.

Here is a picture of Pudding when she was a few weeks old.
by geckodiva
Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.

My poor Pudding didn't make it through the night she was starting to suffer too much so we had her put to sleep.

Devastated.
by geckodiva
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: My 3 legged cat
Replies: 7
Views: 1253

Re: My 3 legged cat

Sorry to hear about your girl but glad that she is doing well. I too have a rear left amputee. She had her leg removed at the hip when she was very young, now 2.5 years old. You don't say how old your cat is but one thing maybe troubling her is confusion and frustration if she is still subconsciousl...
by geckodiva
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:27 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.

We have taken Pudding to the out of hours vet. They want £800 for overnight care. She is not insured so we are just leaving her with them for treatment during the day (£450). That way at least she will be a bit more comfortable overnight when she is back with us. The consensus is that she will not r...
by geckodiva
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:09 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.

Yes in the UK, Middlesbrough......Or for anyone who knows the area or anything about the chemical industry.......
..The place that is currently glowing orange due to the huge flare from olefines cracker!
by geckodiva
Sat Mar 12, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.

The vet doesn't have an overnight or Sunday service. They haven't offered or suggested anywhere else. Tonight she is a little stronger on her legs and not as restless or upset. They tested for potassium but surprisingly it came back normal. One of the vets thought that it may have been Conn's syndro...
by geckodiva
Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.

Pudding is back at the vets all day for more fluids. She has improved but had an uncomfortable night and was very restless. She had a little bit of watered down food from a syringe. She also managed to have a wee. She kept trying to walk around but didn't have enough strength to keep herself up so w...
by geckodiva
Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke?

We have brought her home for the night. There has only been a slight improvement so she is going back in tomorrow for more fluids. She has level 3 kidney failure (scale of 1 =mild, 4=worst). We are hoping for better news tomorrow but know this may not happen.

Thanks for your kind thoughts.
by geckodiva
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:23 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke?

She continued to deteriorate yesterday and overnight. She Is currently with the vet for fluids and testing. The prognosis doesn't look good to be honest. The vet suggested some kind of renal failure rather than stroke. She had blood test in January and there was nothing out of the ordinary. So altho...
by geckodiva
Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Re: Has my cat had a stroke?

Waiting for a vet to phone back this afternoon. She has an appointment first thing tomorrow morning. At the very least she will need re hydrating by then.
by geckodiva
Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.
Replies: 35
Views: 6158

Has my cat had a stroke? Now Renal Failure.

My 19 year old girl Pudding takes fortekor for a heart murmur, felimazole for hyperthyroidism and loxicom for arthritis. She has been stable with regards to heart and thyroid problems, she struggles this time of year with her arthritis. She permanently wobbles about and is fairly inactive because of...
by geckodiva
Sat Feb 28, 2015 3:44 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Any advice on giving medication to an elderly cat?
Replies: 23
Views: 3924

Re: Any advice on giving medication to an elderly cat?

Hi, my 18 year old girl Tat has had hyperthyroidism twice. The first time 5 years ago. Only one gland was affected. We tried pills but she couldn't take them as they made her sick. She had surgery and was fine for 4 years. Then last year the other gland was affected. Again pills were tried but again...
by geckodiva
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Did the cat take a lick?
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Did the cat take a lick?

One of my cats is a food licker. She loves buttered bread, not the actual bread just licking the butter off it. My cats are house cats so I am less concerned about what nasty bugs linger in their mouths. And yes I have continued to eat food that I know has been licked, that is if it has been just on...
by geckodiva
Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Metacam and arthritis
Replies: 9
Views: 1867

Re: Metacam and arthritis

My 18 year old girl Pudding has been taking Loxicom (same as metacam), for a year now for her arthritis. She never had kidney or liver problems and has been fine in that respect. I get her bloods checked every 4 months or so to keep an eye on things. She takes it directly from the syringe and seems ...
by geckodiva
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: gourmet senior pate
Replies: 2
Views: 980

Re: gourmet senior pate

I have just bought some today from pets at home.
It was on offer 3 boxes for £12.