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Mark Atwood
Update on the cat
So this morning my vet, Dr Johnson, of the Cat Clinic of Seattle, called me with the lab results. Birki has an E Coli UTI, and it's classically resistant. I'm glad I sprung for the culture and resistance test, but still pissed that doing so is becoming more and more necessary. So I'm hereby wishing a big hearty FOAD to every person who ever carelessly didn't complete a prescribed antibiotic sequence, or who thought that adding penicillin and/or tetracycline to animal feedstock would be a good idea.

Also, her kidney chemistry values are starting to push up again. The time has finally come for fluid maintenance and KD feed. Joy.

So after gym, I drove into Seattle and picked up the bag they had packed for her.

She gets 1/4 Baytril every 12 hours, sixteen doses total, until they are gone.

And she gets 100cc of subcutaneously administered Lactated Ringers solution ever other day. Probably for the rest of her life, or until someone invents a workable and affordable artificial kidney, whichever comes first. I'm going to have jezel train me in how to do it, as it is something she regular does for her work.
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riverheart From: riverheart Date: July 12th, 2003 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
A cat can live a long and happy life with subcutaneous fluids. Mom had a cat with renal failure who lived quite happily with it, and who had to get fluids every day for about 4 years.

Her cat Clemmie looked astonishingly like my 15 year old cat Shadow.
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