Thursday, October 26, 2006

Smudge is very sick

We got word from the V-E-T about Smudge's tests. The results were not good.

His creatinine levels were 3 times the normal and his urine is extremely concentrated. Unfortunately, these are both signs of chronic kidney failure.

I have to pick up some information from the V-E-T today and then arrange for another consultantation with him to determine the treatment options.

We always figured that, barring stupidity on our part and letting a cat get out, we would lose Smudge first due to his rough start in life. We just hoped that he would be with us for at least ten or more years.

I'm sorry, but that crack you just heard was my heart breaking...

50 comments:

  1. wes soo soorrry for the bad news.

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about Smudge. I hope there are treatment options that can help with the problem.

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  3. We're so sorry to hear about Smudge. We hope the vet can help.

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  4. I am sorry and sad to hear this. I hope your V-E-T can make Smudge feel better. My Mommy is thinkin' bout you, and I'll cross my paws for Smudge.

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  5. Cleo, Cosmo, Merlin & Miles10/26/2006 10:49 AM

    We're very sorry to hear about Smudgie. We asked our mom, and she said the Doctor would be able to help him. She reminded us about BooBoo Kitty. He was diagnosed with CRF 4 years ago, and he's still doing fine. Our gramma make sure he drinks lots of water and eats special food. That nice Dr. W said he's doing fine and he'll be licking gramma's eyebrows for many mornings to come.

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  6. Oh my, I am very very sorry to hear about Smudge. I will say lots of prayers for you and Smudge.

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  7. We are so sorry to hear this sad news. It sounds like you have a very good vet, so hopefully he will be able to help Smudge get well.

    Poor Smudge and poor Smudge's Dad & Mom. We told our people and they're gonna keep y'all in their prayers. Me n' Meep are sendin' all of our very best kitty thoughts. Lotza purrs, headbutts and kisses for our fellow House Panther and his family. Take care efurrybuddy.

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  8. We are very sad to hear about Smudge. But we hope that some treatment will be able to help him.

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  9. We are so sad to hear this. We are purrayin' hard that the v-e-t will be able to help Smudge get better.

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  10. oh gorgeous fluffy Smudge, our Lady's eyes are all drippy. we'll be purraying furry hard that there's some treatment that'll keep you with the people who love you for lots more years.

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  11. Oh I wish there was better news. Momma was said that his creatine levels were so high because that's not a good thing. We hopes that he has some good times with you left though.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear about the news on Smudge! Smeagol and Strider had notified us at the PP&PBlog, and I have added Smudge to the prayer list. You will be in my thoughts and prayers Smudge and fam!

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  13. o, Smudge, me 'n mine fambly be purr-raying fur you 'n yours fambly. If'n we's kin do anyfing to helps, pleeze lets us know.

    Kat added you to the Pet Prayer & Praise list, 'n we'll post news on the Cat Blogosphere 'n git effurycat purr-raying fur you.

    Fanks fur keeping us posted, 'n pleeze, Smudge, get wells.

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  14. Oh, no! Poor Smudge. We've got our paws crossed that the vet will haf sum treatment options. Magoo, Bella, Dolce, you gots sum extra snugglin to do wif yur beans an yur Smudgie brofur. Our purrayers an best kitty mojo to all of you.

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  15. Oh man...I hope that there's something they can do...

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  16. David E. Francis10/26/2006 6:56 PM

    I, too, am sorry to hear the bad news about Smudge. I know that I'd be very concerned, too, if one of my children was ill; but, don't give up hope. There may yet be treatment options that the Vet, and you, can provide for Smudge that may let him live, (without him suffering), those ten or more years with you that you had hoped. I pray to the Good Lord that this is indeed the case.

    Dee

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  17. Oh, Smudge will be on our purrayer list! Hope the vet can help him live longer and without pain. Snuggle together a lot. That will help a little.

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  18. Oh, dear, Smudge we are worried about you ... we hope there's something your v-e-t can recomend that will help alleviate the kidney failure symptems. Our brother Patrick was in a research study on kidney failure at the v-e-t school and took medicine for several years and our humans got real good at giving him fluids. Our prayers and thoughts are with you! -- Alberta, Sky, Blackie and Charlie

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  19. we hope that your vet can suggest ways to help your dear Smudge. we will be thinking of you and praying that you have many years together still.
    Edsel and Edselsmom

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  20. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. We hope the vet can give you some viable options to help him through this. Hugs and kitty kisses to you all.

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  21. We are all holding you and Smudge in the light,prayers raining down on you. We hope the vet can find a way to help sweet Smudge.
    Purrrrrrrrs,
    Boni, Mini, Pepi, Gree and Sanjee

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  22. Oh no, oh no, oh no. We will pray for wonderful guidance for you all. Momma went through this with Heather, the cat who came before. She says keep your chin up - there are treatment options.
    ~ turtle

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  23. Oh no! Poor Smudge! I hope the vet can help!

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  24. Oh no, no, no, no, no! This isn't right. We were waiting to read good news about lovely Smudge. We are furry sad. :( We will be thinking good kitty thoughts for you.

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  25. Oh NO! We will keep you all in our purrayers. We is so furry sorry.

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  26. Lots of kitties live a long time wif CRF and Smudge has such loving, caring beans that we know he will do well. The v-e-t will haf to teech them how to give him waters under his furrs (sub-q sez mom) and that will help lots. Fight the good fight, SMudge!!!

    Finny & Buddy

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  27. We hope that some good options are available to help Smudge through this time. My heart is breaking for you. Those little paws just wrap right around our hearts and don't let go.
    (Storm & Mocha's Mom - twiga92)

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  28. Oh no, we just heard about Smudge on the Pet Prayer blog and we came right over here. We are so sorry that he is poorly. We are sending all our best wishes that the v-e-t will be able to help him with some treatment so that he can stay with you for longer.

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  29. We are all so sad. We know what a worry it is, when a kitty is sick, and the heartbreak of loosing one is so extreme. We are sending purring, healing thoughts your way.

    Sadness in the Big Piney Woods

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  30. We've only been around for a few months, so we haven't known you very long. We've been reading your archives with our Lady and, besides loving all 4 of you adorable fluffs, we love your people too.
    Please get better Smudge.
    Purrs!

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  31. My mom and I are praying for you and your family Smudge. My sister Katie went to the Bridge last night so we know how much your heart is breaking. But it sounds like you have a good vet and our stabby guy helped Katie beat the odds and stay with us for over a year after they found her cancer. Keep fighting Smudge, you are surrounded by love and prayers.
    Gabby & Gabby's mom

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  32. just wanted to say real quick that sometimes with CRF you have to do subcutaneous fluids at home. wanted to tell you if that's the case, don't be afraid of it. we had a beloved kitty, Goodi and we subq'd him for a long time. he didn't mind it, and it was a lot easier than we expected. always happy to share info. our prayers are with all of you, hoping Smudge will rally.

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  33. Oh, we are sending our bestest thoughts and prayer for your dear Smudge.

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  34. Purrayers and headbutts for you Smudge.

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  35. We're so sorry to hear about this. Our thoughts and prayers are with Smudge and the rest of you.

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  36. Oh my goodness. Poor Smudge. Hope that the VET can work something out to treat him. Take care.

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  37. Oh, we jus herded the sad news. We will be sayin purrayers for Smudge and his fambly.

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  38. We just found out about Smudge from Oreo. I'm so so sorry. We are praying for you and sending you good thoughts.

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  39. How horrible. We'll send good karma and keep you in our purr-rayers.
    DaisyMae Maus

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  40. I'm sorry I couldn't leave you a comment last night. My sister Sophie had CRF, so this news made us very sad. My mom wanted me to tell you that she found this site helpful when Sophie was first diagnosed: Feline CRF Information Center.

    If you have any questions about treatment or just want to talk, please write (wmthecat at netscape dot net) and I'll make sure Mom gets your mail.

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  41. I am so sorry to hear about Smudge, but some of the other comments sound encouraging. Here's hoping that Smudge has many years ahead of him yet.

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  42. I am sorry to hear this. I so understand more than you know. Butterscotch had that as well. You can read it at his blog. My email is kbmeow@gmail.com if you need to talk.
    Karen

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  43. Oh Smudge we is so sorry for your 'beans. They are not going to know what to do wifout your guidance. We hopes you are feeling okay and not in a lot of pain ~Merlin, Shadow, KO ko

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  44. CRF isn't an automatic death sentence. Moose was diagnosed with CRF at the age of four. The Mom did daily fluid treatments with him and he lived until he was nine. The V-E-T said that at max he would only live an additional four years. Because of the Mom's love and caring he lived for five. Talk to the V-E-T and see what your options are. Either way, our prayers will be with you.

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  45. smudge - I hope you is feeling better soon and that your beans are okay. Hang in there little buddy. I will be saying my purrrrraays for you and hope for an update soon.

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  46. We ofur at ManxMnews will keep Smudge in our thoughts and purrayers. We hope that there is a good option for treatment.

    :::purr::purr::purr:::prrr
    Abby, Boo, Jinx, Ping, Gracie

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  47. We are so saddened by this news. It sounds as though Smudge is in good hands. Purrs to him and you. Please keep us posted.

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  48. Any news? Don't let us cats die of curiosity! We's furry worried bout our furiend Smudge.

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  49. How is Smudge doing. We hope he is feeling better.

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  50. We wanted to stop by and tell you again that we are thinking of you and sending prayers your way. We hope Smudge is feeling better and is comfortable.
    Hendrix

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