CRF Semintra & sickness.

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CRF Semintra & sickness.

Post by cathyday » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:38 pm

Hi all.
Not been on here for a while as everything has been grand with my 2 boys.
Boris has CRF & has been on Semintra for quite a while. In the last month he's started being really sick once a week. All that comes up though is lots of clear fluid. Otherwise he's feeding really well on wet and dry food and is really happy in himself.
Does anyone else have a cat on Semintra that has similar issues. We think it is his meds as we've tried lots of different foods with the same results. The only thing we've not tried is stopping his CRF meds.
A vet check up is soon due but I'm wondering whether others have similar issues?

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Post by booktigger » Wed Dec 28, 2016 7:54 pm

I'd get his blood checked in case, maybe the dose is too high?

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Post by bobbys girl » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:35 pm

I'd get to the vet sooner rather than later and get him checked out. Tommy had a few issues with Semintra.

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Post by cathyday » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:41 pm

He's been really sick again yesterday and again just now. I've got him booked to see Vet Steve at 4.40 today. Boris is looking really miserable this afternoon so the sooner we get him checked out the better.

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Post by bobbys girl » Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:57 pm

Fusses to Boris, poor boy. I'll be thinking about you.

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Post by cathyday » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:17 am

Boris saw Steve yesterday. It looks like he has either an infection or something sinister in his gut. Steve gave him a steroid injection which should last 5 day which he hopes will settle things down. We've been given anti sickness pills and are to continue with his thyroid and semintra meds too. Once home Boris ate his tea and kept it down. However he's howled all night and has shown no interest in breakfast.

We're to take him back for another check up next Wednesday but I have a feeling we will be going back before that if he doesn't settle down.

Thanks for all your support.

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Post by booktigger » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:12 am

Fingers crossed - I'm surprised he gave steroids rather than antibiotics. Did he do bloods?

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Post by cathyday » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:13 am

Hi
No bloods have been done this time as tested only a few weeks ago and at that point they were spot on.

Boris has been ill again this morning and I'm now waiting for Steve to call me.

I think Steve decided against antibiotics as the sickness has been only once a week until now which is more indicative of something more sinister.

Boris is finally settled and asleep for the first time since the vets yesterday. I'm exhausted too as I was up with him during the night trying to get him to settle down and stop crying. I'm glad myself and Glen aren't at work this week so we can be here for him.

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Post by cathyday » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:36 am

After being very sick again overnight Boris is at the vets on a drip ready for an ultrasound later today. Lovely young vet saw us this morning. She feels he has a blocked gut which is more than likely due to cancer. If it is then we won't be bringing our boy home....

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Post by booktigger » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:23 pm

Aww, fingers crossed the ultrasound shows something positive

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Post by cathyday » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:18 pm

It's sad news I'm afraid. Boris was in complete kidney failure and has been put to sleep.

He had almost 19 years with us and we will always think of him with a smile.

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Post by Janey » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:42 pm

So sorry for your loss. God bless Boris xx

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Post by booktigger » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:23 pm

I'm so sorry to hear this, glad you can think of him with a smile RIP little one

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Post by Marla » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:25 pm

I'm really sorry Cathy. :(

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Post by geckodiva » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:52 pm

So sorry to hear this. Really feel for you. Glad you have happy memories. RIP Boris.

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Post by bobbys girl » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:05 am

So sorry to hear about Boris. RIP sweet boy.

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Post by Didi » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:42 am

I'm so sorry it's heartbreaking when we lose our fur babies they wriggle their way into our hearts and give us such unconditional love xxx

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Post by Camdengirl » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:57 am

I'm so sorry to hear this news about Boris, Cathy. Thinking of you and H x

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Post by meriad » Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:43 pm

So very sorry Cathy - Boris was one of the original CC cats and will always have a special place in the hearts of many of us. RIP gorgeous boy, sleep tight xxx

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