Rosie’s 3rd EPO jab (day 37)

Today was Rosie’s 3rd EPO jab.

It was a very long wait at the clinic.

We also dewormed Rosie.

Rosie weighed 3.91kg. This increase has been gradual but it is due to the liver being swollen. On the last trip just two days ago, Rosie was 3.6kg. She […]

Rosie’s 3rd acupuncture session (Day 36)

We’re really grateful to our vet-acupuncturist who made time for Rosie today so that she could have a session.

Rosie is very perky now – trying to dig her way out.

She even ate in the car!

Twice.

And she ate at the clinic […]

Rosie’s 2nd EPO injection (Day 35)

Today was Rosie’s second EPO jab.

Rosie’s HCT (equivalent to PCV), at 20.3%, was below the lower boundary of the normal range, which indicates that she is getting more and more anaemic, which is, unfortunately, expected, since the liver makes blood and Rosie’s liver is badly injured.

We decided to start her on the EPO […]

Rosie eats more (Day 34)

So the prognosis is terribly poor, but Rosie seems to be feeling better.

Last night, it must have been in the middle of the night (I don’t have a clock in the room), Rosie asked for food TWICE and she ate quite a bit. It’s definitely more than before.

This morning, she ate on her […]

Rosie’s blood test results (Day 33)

This morning, after feeding Rosie her two meals, I drove to the clinic (by myself, without Rosie) to get yesterday’s blood test results. I had to wait almost two hours because the results were not in yet.

When I finally got the piece of paper, I was already prepared for the worst, but I still […]

Rosie (Day 32)

We have not done subcut for two days now because the senior vet was worried that it could be ascites (accumulation of fluids). This morning, the senior vet said he would like to palpate Rosie’s abdomen.

Rosie ate a little bit of kibble this morning, and I gave her her wetfood meal and her meds […]

Rosie (Day 31)

Rosie ate a little bit of kibble for breakfast.

She gets five wetfood meals a day and she is more willing to eat now. In fact, she seems to like home-cooked now.

There was no subcut today as her tummy still looks very big.

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Rosie eats (Day 30)

Rosie ate a little bit of kibble a total of 3 times today – breakfast, after-breakfast and lunch.

By now, we are used to the pattern – it’s all up and down. One day, she will eat and the next, she will not.

An after-breakfast snack

Lunch

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Rosie (Day 29)

Rosie ate a wee little bit on her own this morning. Just a little bit.

She is often intimidated by a crowd, feline or human.

But Heidi, Tabs and Tiger live in the “rest of the house” now, so the moment they hear the sound of kibble, they […]