Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kitties up walking around

I think we are over the crisis with Nehemiah.  He is adapting to the insulin but he was having issues with getting enough food.  After trying to get him to eat each day for over a week (including the addition of an appetite stimulant) he was eating only half of what he should and loosing weight.  Not good!

I called the vet and suggested he get back on Sub Q fluids and Potassium.  The vet saw him Wednesday and discovered that he was dehydrated and his Potassium was lower than it was when we took him in less than a month ago.  Great....

Funny enough when he got some fluids and potassium he started eating and was back to his relatively normal self.  Gee.  We also added oral Potassium suppliments, 1 pill a day.  He might be on that for the rest of his life, but it has made all the difference in the world and it's a cheap solution. 

Sounds like he is helping himself to some of Lenny's kibble.  Yep, he has certainly turned himself around in the last 24 hours.

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