December 26th, 2005

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Birki Update

Birki sleeps and dozes. The IV infusion pump ticks like a muffled clock.

She's on top of one of my shirts, and has padding and soft blankets provided by the clinic. Most of the time, my hand is against her flank.

The tech is supposed to be back momentarily with more hot water bottles for her. They just had to rerun her bloodwork, there was "a problem" with the first run.

Online research is telling me she's a very poor candidate for dialysis. (And the nearest vet dialysis center is at UC Davis, and would cost about seven hundred per week, for the rest of her life.)

The hormone therapy that would fix her renal related anemia works wonderfully well in trials, but... it's not yet being manufactured.


I hate being somewhere were the tech level is not sufficient for my needs. A synthetic feline kidney should be a standard off-the-shelf item, stocked by all vet surgical clinics.



How the hell am I going to get her home?