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Aug. 27th, 2009 | 09:25 pm

This week we took little ZuZu in to have her baby maker removed. Vicky wasn't expecting a call from the vet before lunch. The news was that ZuZu wasn't well enough for the operation and it looked like our little girl might be suffering from renal kidney failure.

This news was about as bad as it could get. Renal kidney failure usually only affects older cats and is typically fatal. To say this sucked the wind from our sails would be an understatement. The vet wasn't 100% certain of the diagnosis so we would have to wait to find out the results of the tests.

The past two days have been filled with anticipation and high hopes as we waited for a specialist to come in from Mississauga to check out our little girl. The good news is that ZuZu only has a kidney infection and a few weeks of modern medicine should make her all better.

To think of the troubles that some kittens will go through just to avoid an operation. It's nice to be able to snuggle with our kitten and not be burdened with thoughts that we might be enjoying some of our last snuggles. I'm looking forward to watching her grow into a cat.

After that scare I think it's a good thing to share something that makes me happy. Here's a music video that can't be embedded in LJ but makes me happy. It's the song F*ck You by Lily Allen. It's definitely not for kids but certainly worth a listen if you haven't heard it already.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1P4_YCFtkQ

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photolady2000

Pretty Girl

from: photolady2000
date: Aug. 28th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
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"It's nice to be able to snuggle with our kitten and not be burdened with thoughts that we might be enjoying some of our last snuggles." I can breath again.

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Feline kidney disease

from: anonymous
date: Aug. 29th, 2009 02:01 pm (UTC)
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Joe,
I hope ZuZu responds well to the medications. Tica had kidney problems and, for the last ten years that she lived with us, she was fed a special, kidney-friendly diet; it was expensive stuff, but she ate so little that a $50 bag would last a couple-three months. Tica made it to 18 years...

Sorry we're missing Mosport this weekend, but, looking at the weather around here (wet and mid-50s), I'll bet that it would also be wet there for the race. Right now, I'm watching the F1 qualifying for Spa, via DVR.

Faye & I have a dinner-dance tonight with the Portage Lake Association, just so we get to know the locals. As retirees, Faye & I have been playing a lot of golf, especially for the week that Paulie was here. And, we've been entertaining guests; including you guys, we've had 45 guests this year..
love,
Dad

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utsi

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from: utsi
date: Aug. 29th, 2009 03:53 pm (UTC)
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glad she's going to be okay. *hugs* treacle lost her lung when she went in to get spayed, do i recall the feelings all too well.

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