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We struggled , struggled only by ourselves (we were alone ) till we somehow got to manage getting along in harmony with her k/d meals. But after a whole year when we two became used to the situation and somewhat confident on it, some new problems emerged. Chachibi has totally stopped eating on her own since this summer though her blood numbers were not very bad. She had sometimes eaten from my palm when she felt fine. But she now hates everything on my hand. And she started vomiting regularly. And it increased to even 8 times a day.
Summer is what we don't like. I ran the air conditioner 24 hours a day, so the room temperature was kept all right, yet summer was still heavy to Chachibi. She again lost her weight. It fell down to 3.9kg from 4.5 just like in summer 2002. It is worse, because this occurred with my convinced assisted-feeding. She started teeth grinding and head shaking. She has been on medication of tagamet (cimetidine) since July. But no good reaction was seen. She kept vomiting. She even experienced diarrhea for the first time in her life. Sub-Q with some Primpelan (metoclopramide like reglan) 60cc twice a day was started from September. The numbers of vomiting decreased. A little recover of weight made me happy. October, I persuaded the vet to change cimetidine to famotidine. (Japanese vets tend to prefer cimetidine). I hope famotidine is going to show its power gradually.
BUT now,again new problem. It looks like that Chachibi decided not to drink even water on her own! Maybe the amount of water in an a/d can & in subQ120cc meets what she needs. I know I must talk to the vet again to change the tactics. Perhaps I will get primpelan tablets instead of subQ with primpelan liquid added. On the other hand, I know it could be the omen that I dread for long.
has became my habit always to strain my ears not to miss the sound of
Chachibi's licking. It strain my nerve too, but in spite of everything
I have to do & do not, you know that I am very happy. I am with
Chachibi after all.
Please note there's moon you mentioned on her towel. We can think of you and Bubba looking at it...
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