Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Day 11 Home 1

I think she was really glad to come home. Her posture is now more relaxed as she is sleeping in all sorts of funnt positions again. She has also gone back to her old habits of wanting to be on my lap whenever I am working on the computer table and sniffing the Colgate in our breath every morning. She is less tensed and hopefully, this will aid in her recovery.

She is still not eating. The vet has explained that because of her high BUN level, it is causing her brain to sense food as urea or ammonia thus diminishing her appetite. We are still syringe feeding her 4 times a day, hoping that small and more meals will let her body absorb more nutrients. The good news was that she is still attempting to drink water on her own though there is still some hesitation.

We brought her back to the vet for fluid injection in the evening. This will probably go on for another week or so until she is stronger and we have an alternative solution.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous suzanna said...

Maybe you can try some tuna or chicken broth to spice up her appetite. I did that to my CRF cat last time.

9:55 AM, June 25, 2008  
Blogger KXBC said...

We blended the k/d formula with some chicken broth and syringe feeding is easier now. Her appetite is slowly coming back.

But I need to be mindful of the protein content of her diet. Thanks for the suggestion.

4:26 PM, June 25, 2008  
Blogger My furry friends said...

its really heartbreaking to know what had happened to xinxin. Hope you and the wife are coping well. Glad her condition is improving and sure hope it stay that way. Looking forward to reading your update. take care and be strong okie!

8:03 PM, June 25, 2008  
Blogger MightyMouse said...

To be back on home ground is half the battle won for Xin Xin, I believe. Hang on there together with her.

10:22 PM, June 25, 2008  

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