Friday, July 4, 2014

Purrs and Prayers for Jewel

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Jewel went to the vet again on Wednesday for another Adequan injection.  While she was back there, the vet felt her heart was beating too fast and came to ask me if she could check her blood pressure again.

So I went back there to pet Jewel.  She was making so much noise, she was riling up all the little kittens in recovery from their spay and neuter surgeries.

Our vet usually takes the average of three blood pressure takes.  It looked like her heart rate was sitting right around 240!  The vet told us that an acceptable heart rate for a stressed cat can be up to 200.  Her blood pressure was also high, but I can't remember the exact numbers.

The vet told us to increase Jewel's Amlodipine to 1/2 tab twice a day (was 1/2 morning, 1/4 night).  If her blood pressure continues to be high next month, we may have to add the Benazapril back in as well.

I am very worried about Jewel.  We've been trying to get her blood pressure under control for several weeks now, and high blood pressure causes (more) damage to the kidneys in CRF cats like Jewel.

Next month, Jewel is also getting her kidney values checked again, and they WILL be worse.  There is no question about this.  I'm worried about how *much* worse they're going to be.

Thank you everyone who has been purring and praying for us.  Your wonderful friendship and support mean more to us than we can ever say.


41 comments:

  1. sending more purrs for Jewel - we're so very sorry you're having to go thru this - both you AND Jewel!

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  2. Sending lots of purrs and mojo for Jewel and you!
    XOXOXOXO

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  3. I am sending LOTS and LOTS of purrs to Jewel! I am sad she is having such a rough time right now.

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  4. We keep our paws crossed and send a lot of purrs to Jewel ! Purrs

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  5. Sending even more purrs and prayers! That is a very tough situation. I wish I had some good advice for you. *hugs*

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  6. We are sending extra purrs and prayers for Jewel and you.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  7. This is a horrible and very worrying time for you. We all send purrs and prayers for sweet Jewel xox

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  8. sending healing and comforting purrs and prayers.

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  9. We sure send many purrs to Jewel. Hopefully things will get better soon. We will keep all our paws crossed too. Take care.

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  10. Lots of purrs for Jewel. One of the cats who came before us, Cyrano, had blood pressure issues with his CRF, and it's such a delicate balance to get the meds effective. He was going in twice a week for BP checks at one point to finally get his level settled, which was exhausting for everyone. We hope that this med adjustment does the trick for Jewel!

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  11. We are kicking the purr circle into high gear for Jewels little body to really respond to the medications. Love and support from all of us
    Timmy Dad and Family

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  12. We are sending our purrs and hope they help Jewel.
    She is a sweet kitty.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ

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  13. Hope she is doing better now ,sending lots of snuggle to her,xx SPeedy

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  14. We are all purring and praying for sweet Jewel and we sure send you our most calming purrs.

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  15. We're so sorry to hear this! Poor little Jewel! We're sending healing purrs and prayers. xx Roxy & Tigerlino

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  16. prayers and very gentle head bumpies, Jewel!

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  17. Poor Jewel! We are sending even more purrs and prayers for her!

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  18. Lots of hugs and purrayers to you both. We continue to ask the universe for whatever is for Jewels' Highest Good, for her quality of life.

    Peace.

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  19. I am sending lots of purrs for Jewel.

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  20. Oh poor Jewel! Cody and I are purring and praying with all of our might that her blood pressure will go down. Please give her kisses and scritches from us! xoxo

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  21. Many purrs and purrayers and hugs for Jewel. It is so difficult to have a sick poodin'. We sure have enough of them here at Forty Paws, and all the trips to the vet can be major stressful as well.

    Hugs and Luf, Us and Maw

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  22. Wees will be purrayin' fuw sweet Jewel.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  23. We're sending lots of love and purrs your way

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  24. We continue to think of you and Jewel.

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  25. We are praying for you Jewel.

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  26. Oh, sweet Jewel...we're sending you lots and lots of our very best purrs.
    (((love)))
    ~Glogirly, Katie & Waffles

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  27. We send Jewel our best healing purrs.

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  28. Sending thunder purrs for Jewel...

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  29. We are adding Jewel to our 24/7 purr-a-thon and Mom is putting her on her prayer list. We know Jewel's story, and we are so sorry forgot bing around in a while to add our support. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  31. The best of luck to Jewel. She has a caring family watching out for her, so whatever can be done will be, we all know.

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  32. Sending good thoughts and purrs that you soon will be feeling better. Listen to the humans and do as they say.

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  33. Lots of purrrrrrrrsssssss and purrayers from us here at Grace & Company. Get well soon, sooner, soonest.

    Love from all of us ...

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  34. We heard Jewel needed some purrs and prayers from Gracie at the TCC so we are hear to say we hope that Jewel gets on top of her medical problems quickly and we all send our loves from Down Under.....Fozziemum Dinnermintz,Pickles,Cleo and Marbles xxxx

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  35. Sending purrs and prayers for Jewel.
    Sue B

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