neeroc (neeroc) wrote,

Ceebee update

This afternoon I finally brought Ceebee in to the vet to learn how to give her subcutaneous fluids. Hubby wasn't that keen on learning this, as he felt it might put too much stress on the poor 17 year-old kitten, but I thought that it was better than doing nothing and we should at least learn how.

The vet had originally suggested we do a full CBC on her as well, as she had been having those dizzy spells. But after discussing it with me tonight and realizing that by changing her food they stopped, he thought it was no longer necessary. Yay for a doc that decides against the $250 blood test!

The tech came in and Ceebee was perfect. For a cat that had such an attitude for the first 15 years of her life, we all escaped with our limbs intact. We had to put an ecollar on her to help hold her steady, but she barely flinched at the injection and while you could tell the 150cc's were uncomfortable (cold and forming a huge lump under her skin) she handled it perfectly, which is more than I could say for me if I had to go through it. I thought it was bad enough having a 25/27ga needle stuck in my a couple of times a day - but for the sake of it draining in to her quicker, they use an 18ga needle! Ow! I don't even think we used one that big for the IM shots for me and those suckers hurt!

Lets hope next week's session goes just as well when it's just hubby and I to do it, with 2 nosy dogs watching on. And let's hope this helps those little kidneys feel better.
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