Monday, April 27, 2015

Hydrating Rosie.

I spoke to the vet, and she said that it sounds like it would be a good idea to give Rosie subcutaneous fluids twice daily. I will give her 75-100 ml's every 12 hours. If Rosie seems too stressed by this, or if she starts to look or sound like she is getting too many fluids, then I will go back to once daily.

I already gave Rosie her first round of fluids today. Before I did so she was starting to look a bit more lethargic and was refusing food, but after receiving the fluids her appetite picked up again and she made her way to her food bowls (which are roughly a foot away from her on her beloved couch) and lapped some up.

Of course, if Rosie starts to decline and the fluids stop doing the trick, I will take her back to the vet for more IV fluids and any other further treatment she might need. I hope that won't be the case, though, and I would love to see her return more and more back to her old self. I know that pancreatitis is a serious medical condition that can may take a cat (especially a geriatric cat) some time to recover from, but regardless I will continue watching Rosie like a hawk.


meowmeowmans said...

I'm glad the fluids seem to be helping your sweet Rosie. Maybe this is what she needs to get back on the right track, get her appetite going and start feeling good. We have our paws and fingers crossed!

Annie Bear said...

I hope things are continuing to go well for Rosie and that she's even doing better!