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CRF question. New diagnosis.

tan28
October 4th, 2012, 06:26 PM
So my poor little baby, Harbor, was diagnosed with CRF two nights ago. I took her to the ER vets due to a lack of urination and bowel movements. They did the blood tests and urine analysis...her Creatinine was 4.7 and her BUN 76. I thought she was dehydrated as well since she drank SO much water the prior two days...and they gave her NO fluids. I didn't even think to ask because I was so in shock and upset that she had CRF. I called back the ER vets yesterday to see why that wasn't administered and they said that Harbor they looked at her test results and she really wasn't all that dehydrated. I was talking to a vet assistant and the ER doctor who looked at Harbor on Tuesday night wasn't in, so they got another vet to take a look.
She was normal then but last night was lethargic and distant from me...as well as today before I left for work. Part of me thinks it's due to the UTI meds I am giving to her, which she hates.
She also had blood in her stool last night, which I think may be due to stress (that has happened before after a vets visit) or due to the constipation she had.
Should I take her back to the ER vets tonight to see if she needs fluids?? And what is going on with the stool? I am so worried about her and my normal vet isn't in tomorrow.
Thank you guys for your help...

sugarcatmom
October 4th, 2012, 08:00 PM
They did the blood tests and urine analysis...her Creatinine was 4.7 and her BUN 76.

Do you have a copy of the lab results? Any other values out of range? And what was her urine specific gravity?

Part of me thinks it's due to the UTI meds I am giving to her, which she hates.

Does she have a urinary tract infection? What are the meds?


Should I take her back to the ER vets tonight to see if she needs fluids??

When you pull up the skin on the scruff of her neck, does it snap back down pretty quickly or take a while? Do her gums feel tacky/sticky or smooth and slippery? These aren't precise methods to determine level of dehydration, but can provide some clues nonetheless. http://virtuavet.wordpress.com/2010/09/01/how-to-tell-cat-dehydration/

growler~GateKeeper
October 7th, 2012, 03:00 AM
What does she eat dry food or canned?