Sunday, May 15, 2011
We Need Advice about Fluids and CRF!
Chica ia looking pretty good, walking around and getting up on the chair or bed herself but still not eating on her own. She is just eating a few squirts of the watery food every few hours. She passed another clump of furball yesterday but is getting dehydrated again. I am giving her water and electrolytes but may take her in to get sub c fluids today but...
When the ER vet gave her fluids on Thursday she was vomiting and moaning and looked very uncomfrotable after for a few hours - usually she perks up and is better. When I got to my vet they tried to take blood to do bloodwork but her veins collapsed and they got nothing. Without knowing what is going on, I am hestistant to give her fluids if they are going to make her sicker like last time. I looked up online and the websites for CRF say that vomiting after fluids was a sign of the wrong fluids used. She may need added minerals like calcium or potassium.
I don't know what to do? Has anyone had this happen to them? I just worry I will make her feel worse and at her age hate to do that to her. Monday I will check in with her regular vet - should I wait until Monday on the fluids? Thanks for all your support and help.