Saturday, April 29, 2006

Just A Quick Update...

..not because anything exciting has happened. Just because it's been a long time.

Denny has been keeping the wood stove going for Tiny. She prefers to sleep downstairs and without the wood stove, it can get cold down there at night. She's not doing all that well and I don't know how else we can help her. I eased her pain-med dosage up to the maximum that was suggested and now have split it into a morning and an evening dose, in the hope that will make her life more pleasant.

Toby is now on insulin for his diabetes. I started him this past week and have already seen an improvement in him--he's perkier and seems to be feeling better. I didn't know cat diabetics were so easy to handle--just a once-daily injection under the skin with a very fine needle. Hardly any work at all.

Now that Dinky has had her teeth cleaned, she is off the antibiotic, so all I am doing for her these days is the daily sub-Q fluids and a couple of dropperfuls of vitamins. I read webpages and support groups for CRF cats and there are long lists of drugs and medications to lower blood pressure and bind phosphorus and quell stomach acid. It seems like I should be doing more. But Dinky is looking and acting so normal, there really isn't much to treat right now. We are hoping the dental work she had done will help with her blood values. We will see how we stand next month.

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