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Tempting fate - CopperRSS feed

Posted: Monday 9 October, 2006

by Rosemary at 7:37pm in Cats 3 comments Add your own

Only a few days ago, I posted a diary entry saying how great Copper was doing for an 18 year old cat. I must have tempted fate.

Dan and I were away for the weekend and when we returned on Sunday afternoon, it was clear all was not well. Copper was endlessly drinking and weeing on the floor. She was fine on Saturday. I took her to the veterinary hospital immediately and she's still in.

It looks like her kidneys are failing. At the moment, the vets are still carrying out tests and trying to stabilise her. She's on a drip and not in pain - in fact, when I phoned to night for an update, the nurse said she was quite chirpy and displaying some "attitude"!

However, we don't expect the prognosis to be good,certainly not in the long term. It's almost twelve months exactly since we lost Homer to kidney failure.

So we're feeling a little sad...

Comments

frankie

Monday 9 October, 2006 at 10:08pm

I'll keep my fingers crossed for her. Our two cats are 18 but they wouldn't touch the Hill's Science Plan food that the vet suggested. If she's showing attitude it's a good sign.

Best wishes,

Frankie

Alan

Tuesday 10 October, 2006 at 1:18pm

Knowing the trauma the illness of a beloved pet brings, my best wishes go out sincerely to Copper and his family.

Sarah

Thursday 12 October, 2006 at 11:33pm

Give Copper a big hug from us all here...

Sarah x

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