Updating the Masses

As I said on our FB page, Jake had a visit to the Vet yesterday. For those that aren't aware; Jake and Maus sustained Kidney damage in late 2012, believed to be caused by ingesting people meds. Maus passed away in 2014 (from a brain lesion). Jake fared better than Maus but is frail from experience.  He's on a regular regiment of meds and fluids every day, and his ability to fight off the occasional bug is compromised.  This primarily is the reason why you (within the DC area) only see Moshe Moshi during public appearances.

Anyone who has a cat with CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) will tell you there are up and down periods.  Jake just happens to be in a down period at the moment.  To his benefit, he's not lethargic or weak (still runs around and is just as loud as ever), but he's been throwing up meals and has lost too much weight (Jake use to weight almost 9 lbs. and is down to 6). Jake needs to wear a sweater most days to help him stay warm and is fed now about 5 small meals to get his weight back up.  I spent most of my July 4th weekend washing out the sunroom so he can hang out there when I'm at work (the room had mildew that had to be removed).  Poor Moshe Moshi is a little jealous of Jake's extra attention and extra food, but I am hoping that an addition to the family might give him something else to snuggle up to...yes, we are getting a new sister, tentatively.

This coming weekend I am going to meet a cat to see if she is amenable to joining our family.  I'll tell you more about her later, but what I can say is that she was born in South Africa and that she is a Sphynx, kinda.  She's an out-cross Sphynx (like I said, I'll tell you later since that requires some explanation).  Wish us luck.

All other projects are coming along well, and we are still on schedule.  We are planning to be back to our regular routine by summer's end.  All well wishes for Jake, Moshe Moshi, and a new family member is welcomed.   

5 comments:

  1. Purrs for Jake and crossed paws for the (potential) new family member!

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    1. Thanks, we always feel stronger when you purr for us.

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  2. Poor Jake, I will ad him to my prayer list. You probably already know about the comprehensive site for CKD , but just in case, FelineCKD.com is a great resource with everything. I can't wait to hear about this new kitty.

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    1. We know the site well; it was a big help when Maus was ill (she wouldn't eat the CKD food and I found an alternative she would eat). For right now he's doing ok, just need him to eat regularly and get his values closer to normal so he can avoid an overnight stay at the hospital. Either way this goes we are grateful for him and your prayers.

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