_Looking for advice on how to help our beloved Victoria (white cat). She
was recently diagnosed with the beginning stages of kidney disease and
non-regenerative anemia. We've been giving her subcutaneous fluids at
Can the kidney disease and non-regenerative anemia be stopped, or slowed
See this link to an article I posted to our LogicalInsight.net website
about Victoria's health:
Victoria Needs Healing Purrrs!
Sweet Victoria has been very sick. She recently had her second blood
transfusion. The diagnosis is that Victoria is at the earliest stages of
kidney disease, has non-regenerative anemia, and a slight heart murmur.
We?ve made several trips from Johnstown to Pittsburgh, PA, to a
specialty veterinary care animal hospital. Victoria has had enough of
needles, syringes (including for feeding at times), probings, and having
her fur shaved, meow!!
Currently the cause of Victoria?s non-regenerative anemia is not known.
A bone marrow biopsy may pinpoint this. We?ve not done this yet as we
understand it to be a painful process but we are thinking about it and
need to do more research. We want to ensure that Victoria?s quality of
life is improving and not stressful for her.
We?ve been giving Victoria subcutaneous fluids at home (Ringer?s lactate
solution) as she is dehydrated. This helps her feel better, keep pumping
those fluids! Plus a drug to stimulate red blood cell growth, an
appetite stimulant, and other important medications. Victoria dropped
down to 7.35 pounds (from around 10 pounds a little over a year ago)
within a short period of time.
Victoria lived with my parents and brother in West Virginia before our
parents passed away. My family wanted a white cat as our father was
mostly blind in his later years (he had 10% of his vision and could see
white). Victoria is our angel kitty and much loved family member. We?ve
been blessed to have her in our lives and want her to be with us for
many more years.
Please send lots of healing Purrrrs to Victoria! If you can provide any
insight on how the kidney disease and non-regenerative anemia can be
halted (if that?s possible) or helped, please contact me. Victoria
meowwws her thanks in advance!