Wednesday, July 13, 2016

More on Sweetpea....

 

For those of you not on Facebook or Instagram..we finally have a diagnosis for Sweetpea from the new holistic vet.  She is in chronic renal failure along with hyperthyroid.  Her liver values were up due to the thyroid meds so we have stopped that and the values have come down to normal.

Sweetpea is not a good candidate for radio active iodine treatment so we are going with Traditional Chinese Medicine and vitamin B. She is eating altho mostly baby food but we have gotten some good suggestions for food that we will try.

She is happy, acting her normal self so I am going with this less invasive route and hope that it will buy her some quality time with us.  At 17 we can't hope for a lot more in years but we want quality of life more than anything.


Thanks for all your kind suggestions, comments and calls.  We appreciate all of you so very much.  Blogging is tough when we have 15 senior cats to care for but I will try to do a post a week at least.  Love you all.

24 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

Poor darling. Tons of purrs and purrayers to her and to you all, Cheri. Universal Light and Blessings, and hugs too. What an amazing heart you have, such an enormous capacity to love and care for them all.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

It's hard to believe she's 17 when she has such a kittenish look about her! We're sending all our purrs and prayers for her!

Eastside Cats said...

Sweetpea, your name says it all! Stay sweet for us, and take your meds, so we can see your pretty face on this blog for a long time yet!

Summer said...

When it comes to age and illnesses, quality of life is the most important thing. Purrs to you.

Brian said...

We love y'all too and we are sending more purrs to you Sweetpea.

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

IT is about the quality you are so right and we are so glad Sweetpea is doing well. WE will continue to keep her in our purrs and hope for the very best for her...and you.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Flynn said...

Sending purrs for Sweet pea and hope the Chinese medicine works well for her.

The Island Cats said...

Lots of purrs for SweetPea that she starts feeling better. Sounds like you and your vet have a good plan in place for her.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Sending so much love to Sweetpea! I'm glad she is happy and still her normal self.

Mr Puddy said...

Poor Sweetpea,
I send a ton of purrs for her
LOts of Love
xox

meowmeowmans said...

We are glad Sweetpea is her happy, sweet self. We are purring and praying, and sending love to you all.

Kitties Blue said...

We'll be purring and praying for Sweet Pea as we know how tough this is. Dealing with Stage 4 CKD with our 6-year-old Fiona makes us quite sympathetic to what you and Sweet Pea are facing. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Hannah and Lucy said...

Sweetpea please take your chinese medication so your Mom and Dad can take care of you.

Caren Gittleman said...

sending purrs and prayers. We know it's hard, (but we never had 15 senior cats! OMC!!!)......we send much love xoxoxo
catchatwithcarenandcody

Mary McNeil said...

Prayers for Sweetpea and all of your fur family !

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am praying for Sweet Pea. I didn't realize that you had so many elderly kitties, I am sure they are a full time job- but very rewarding. XO

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

Purrs that you get lots of good quality time with her.

Eileen said...

I'm sorry to hear the diagnosis, but I'm sure it brings a bit of relief to know what's going on with Sweetpea. The kitties send their continued purrs that she feels well, and can spend lots more time with you.
(((Hugs)))

Kitty Cat Chronicles said...

Glad to hear that you have a diagnosis for Sweetpea, and a plan of action. We hope that these treatments help to give her more quality years with you. Sending purrs and prayers.
Also, thank you so much for your kind words of love and support on Milton's memorial post today. We truly appreciate it.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Sending purrs for Sweet Pea and you and both go through some challenging days ahead.

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

You've probably gotten all the advice you need re: homeopathy etc. but I'd consider flower essences from Green Hope Farms for all concerned (2 and 4-legged). Sending purrs and in case you missed it, our campaign # 2 is up well!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

She's GORGEOUS! When we were communicating on Facebook about her issues, I can't remember seeing a picture. Or maybe I was so caught up in the issue that I wasn't paying attention ... but I LOVE her! Okay, I know she caused you to slip today as she hid from her medicine so this might not be the time ... but I'm so glad I searched out your blog!

Ms. Phoebe said...

My senior mancat Kaspars is 15 and has CKD and hyperthyroidism too. He is on meds for the thyroid and his levels have been stable, so the only thing he has been on is a special prescription diet. Does Vitamin B help the kidneys? I am not familiar with homeopathic remedies but want to do what I can for him. Is a supplement in a certain amount added to food what you use?
My last two girls were special needs and had chronic illnesses, so I understand how difficult it can be when you know time is not on your side. I agree quality of life is the most important thing- I would not trade anything for the last years, months spent with my girls. I am a better person because of what they taught me.

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