We’ve been away from this account for a while because we’ve been hit by our own kind of typhoon the past weeks. (Our hearts go out to those affected by Typhoon Mangkhut and Hurricane Florence, esp shelters and animals that were affected.) .
Since weeks back, I had a gut feeling that something was off with Zoii, despite her not showing any symptoms outrightly. It was just a gut feel. A week into September, the symptoms started to show. She didn’t finish her meals, her eyes looked different and she stopped disturbing us during human mealtimes. .
On 120918, my beloved most precious Zoii was hospitalized for a ‘kidney relapse’. And this time was the worst because even after a week warded with IV fluids, her levels did not drop. They remained crazy high, at 3 times the worst levels, equivalent to (way beyond) stage 4 of kidney failure. It’s not supposed to be surprising; I was anticipating this everyday since 4 years ago when our vet diagnosed her with having deformed kidneys resulting in the kidneys not able to function properly. (Her U/S shows her kidneys looked shrivelled and small; similar to that of a senior cat dying at the final stage of kidney failure. And she was only a wee thing then)
So we made a conscious decision to bring her home where she wouldn’t be so stressed and would at least have us around. She’s always been a clingy cat, quite literally. She’s like my baby monkey. (: and I understand very well that she’d never be happy in a clinic for too Long. Her IV drips made no difference, the meds and supplements administered by the clinic didn’t either, there was nothing more they could do. Plus they had a hard time trying to syringe-feed her. Bringing her home was also sensible. .
But she wasn’t her herself anymore. She stayed inside her carrier for two whole days, not wanting to eat or drink on her own. She was all skin and bones; so dehydrated. She deteriorated so quickly during the clinic stay, I had no idea. And I was heartbroken. I was totally gutted. Because this is Zoii. I’m still trying to be pragmatic and practical about this. It’s so tough though. But we will fight with you, Zoii. #zoiiislife #homeofhawahandicats #clingycats #ckdcat