Thursday, June 19, 2008

Day 6 - She seems alert, same as yesterday

She appears alert this morning. She peed during the night again and the vet assistants had to clean her up before we could see her. Not much or no food intake on her own during the night. She is hydrated. Her skin falls back quite smoothly after pinching.

We syringe feed her again today. She is now more cooperative and we manage to get around 1.5 to 2 table spoon of k/d wet formula into her.

She slept in the crook of our arms again. The end of her tail was twirling around softly as we sang and spoke to her. After 2 hours of intermitent feeding and resting, she went back to her kennel to rest more.
We'll see you again this evening, our little girl.
Update on evening visit:

She peed in the afternoon and again when we visited. It was a lot and diluted. Looks like the kidneys are still not functioning properly as normal pee is low in quantity and very concentrated.

She did not eat in the afternoon so we syring fed her again. I think we got her to eat at least 10ml of slightly watery k/d wet formula.

She should be feeling better as for the first time these few days, she laid down on her side and placed her head on my forearm before going into a very deep sleep within seconds. Her whiskers started twitching during her REM stage. I believe she was dreaming about running around at home again.

On the home front, we had expected Yuan Yuan to miss Xin Xin's absene the most as she was the one closest to her. However, Yuan Yuan's behavior did not change. It was as if she had never known her adopted mum at all. And surprisingly, Chang Chang's daily routine had changed. He ate less, started snoozing on our bed which Xin Xin had always been very fond of, and had been calling out for no particular reason. We are not sure if he misses Xin Xin even though they had been bitter enemies for our affection since CC was a day old.

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Blogger auntie p said...

*Pats pats Xin Xin*

Hope you're comfortable and not feeling cold in the ward. I know it can get miserable in there.

5:00 PM, June 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that. Hope to hear that she will be home soon.

Never give up!


5:01 PM, June 19, 2008  
Blogger cat_aunty said...

Hang in there, XinXin! I hate hospitals too! You must try to get well, so you can come home to the Gang! Jia you!

7:53 PM, June 19, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Her kidneys will not heal to 100%. Therefore it is important that she pees otherwise if no pee, there is a chance of high organ failure which is at bad stage. My kitkit pee is cloudy and plenty due to subcut fluid. Make sure xinxin does not lay on one side only as it can be quite sore for her. Also the water in her lungs may add on some weight.

I am not sure if xinxin vet mind but I cook porridge mix with minced chicken and blend it to syringe. It works for kitkit and actually improves her condition in 3 months time. The reason I do it is because I do not want kitkit's kidney to deprocess the kibbles or processed food. When her condition is better, she is able to eat kibbles on her own.


11:12 PM, June 19, 2008  

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