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Hi Scott: -I will write tomorrow evening as it is very late here now and I have her care to tend to before bed. Thanks for this start and what was most useful was the specific suggestion of the Hills Prescription Diet; she is already on the renal -Royal Canin wet kibbles and has been for 5 years as a preventative action since her brother died then of renal failure. But she is not eating anything right now. I had her on fresh salmon and the kibbles. So far her kidneys have not been the main problem. I know she may be dying. but if she is NOT... I need to balance the options here. The doxycycline meds. will not work as I cannot crush them and her throat is so small and she is not eating. she has not taken solid food since early Sunday morning. When Merlin was working on dying after his not eating by himself for 4 days we released him. I cannot change the laws of nature but she has come through this kind of big problem 3-4 times in her life-yes, when she was younger.
I am not comfortable with Vallium as she is already so weak and little and sometimes dosing her is an issue. We will use it to help her make the last transition if and when we need to.
She has been on death's door so many times the vets call her their miracle cat and without my nursing her she would never have made it. She came off the Drip on sunday morning. I feel we are not doing enough to deal with the respiratory issues and the ronaxan won't work with her. What else would do the potential pnemonia or bronchitis type factors? Will call my vet again in the am... I am Canadian and the UK is a wierd place. Repressed and conservatively oriented in the main. Worse that I have an excellent education which I continue to refresh but I am in the 'backwoods' of Devon! Lovely place but not very scientific in the main-so even professional people here are what I consider a disaster. Most do not get trained with cadavers and have huge gaps in their scientific knowledge of new things etc. A friend told me to give her Lamanine. I have not... as the vet does not know what it is and 'won't' look it up. ok..If good will and love were enough, I would not be chatting with you. Kindly-til Tuesday evening UK time.