Ginger’s sneezing

Yesterday afternoon during the thunderstorm, Ginger started sneezing.

Oh oh….I remember his sneezing last year, which later developed into a cough and it took more than 2 months and 3 different antibiotics for him to recover. That happened from February to April last year.

Ginger is FIV+, so the long period of recovery is due […]

Bunny to the vet’s (after Sunday’s fight with Indy)

Bunny has been alright after the Sunday fight with Indy. The only thing is he showed some mouth pain whenever he eats and he has been eating a little less than usual. But yesterday, when I opened his mouth to give him is Maximum Ophtal (his eye anti-oxidant), I noticed a significant swelling way back […]

Pole’s 2nd Darbepoetin jab and the uremia

After two days of a slight glimmer of hope where Pole was exploring the house and even going upstairs, she was very down again today.

It’s getting increasingly difficult to feed her now. I’ve tried various types of food and even coconut water, but nothing works.

Today was Pole’s check-up. I decided to spare her […]

Pole ventures out to the rest of the house

Last night, Pole decided she wanted to venture out of the rest of the house.

We carried her out to the living room for awhile but later in the night, she sat at the grille.

This is a rare photo of the “Originals”.

Indy and Cleo came too, […]

Astro’s Oil support for Pole

I was surprised but very thankful to receive an unexpected email from Astro’s Oil yesterday. It’s been quite long since I last contacted them when I first ordered the renal care package.

The person-in-charge, Ms Bianca, remembered Pole. She found this blog, read about Pole’s condition and wrote to me. I’m very surprised as I’ve […]

Family support for Pole

Pole has been very quiet since the Darbepoetin jab on Saturday.

Visible muscle wastage had already set in since last week , so we know that her condition is deteriorating.

Kidney degeneration is a very debilitating and long-drawn illness….sigh.

She is still unwilling to eat on her own, so I still have to force feed […]

Pole’s 1st Darbepoetin injection

Pole went for her one-week check-up yesterday.

Clinically, ever since administering the Kaminox, Pole seemed more alert and mobile. The blood test shows her electrolyte levels have improved slightly, which is good.

Unfortunately, Pole’s PCV dropped from the previous 20% last week to only 15% yesterday. While drawing her blood, the vet already noticed that […]

Pole’s updates

Barely one-and-a-half days after returning home from the clinic, Pole started deteriorating quite rapidly. Her head was constantly down and she looked very lethargic.

I know this “head down” syndrome is a sign of low electrolyte level, so I actually contemplated sending her back to be on the IV-drip so that electrolytes could be administered […]

Pole is back home

I went to visit Pole yesterday and found her looking very depressed and miserable. The vet said it could be due to the pain medication which has a sedative effect. She just lay in the cubicle and did not move at all, looking very lethargic. I spent more than an hour there with her.

This […]