CRF – Chronic Renal Failure – Not gonna get this Mad Cat down!
Hey friends! Thanks for the well wishes. Yeah, this CRF stuff is a h**l of a note, but, I’m home safe and sound and feeling better. My poor Humans (never thought I’d say that) are having a harder time than I am. They worry about me.
My Human left this YouTube video open on the computer, so I took a look. I knew they were up to something when that bag came home from the slammer with me. I put it here for you to see. It really isn’t bad and it makes me feel gooooood!
So that’s my life right now – laying around and getting SubQ’d. I like the laying around and the attention, and the SubQ thing ain’t half bad.
I’m going back up into my tower now. I think She’s up roaming the house and She dearly LOVES to see me up there all warm and cozy. Well, give Her what She wants, eh? What’s it hurt.
Renal Kidney Failure in Cats – Three words that strike fear in the hearts of older cats everywhere.
As I write this, I’m lying here, twiddling my fingers (?), staring out through vertical bars.
Yup. I’m in the slammer.
Had a rough night on Wednesday so my Humans thought it best to drag my furry behind in to see good ol’ Doc. I like Her; my Doc. She lives with 5 Cats. That speaks quite highly of Her, don’t you think?
Anyway, now I’m nibbling on some pretty darn good slop and trying to ignore the thing on my arm.
If you don’t know what Renal Kidney Failure in Cats is, also known as CRF (Chronic Renal Failure), here’s a quick lesson courtesy of my friends over at FelineCRF.com:
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“Approximately 200,000 tiny structures (nephrons) in the kidneys eliminate waste products and regulate electrolytes in the body. CRF results when these nephrons begin to die off and waste products and electrolytes can no longer be processed effectively. The waste then accumulates in the cat’s body. In effect, a cat in CRF is being poisoned by the waste that the kidneys are unable to filter. Electrolyte imbalances, anemia and blood pressure problems may also occur as the kidneys continue to deteriorate.”
Okay, here is a list of the symptoms to watch for; again courtesy of my friends at FelineCRF.com (I left off a few symptoms, frankly, because it just got too much for me to handle in my weakened condition): (more…)