October 15, 2017
I’m Torvill and I’m the newest hospice cat here at SOS. Together with my “brother” Dean, I was rescued from the euthanasia list at PACC. It was known that I have a kidney insufficiency and SOS saved us anyways. Two different vets confirmed my condition and my count is down to 1/4 of what it should be.
Unfortunately, with renal disease things don’t get better and can only be maintained or slowed down. My foster parents are up to the task as they are already taking care of Winter and Haven with the same issue. They are currently listed as special needs cats. Unfortunately, my prognosis is worse than theirs and we’re looking at one more year (give or take). We talked it over and I will let them know when it’s time for me to go. They provide me with the same love, snuggles, care, food and Sub-Q fluids they give Winter and Haven. I’m in good hands here.
Don’t feel bad for me, the folks here take good care of me and give me the chance to live more months in a loving home. If you’d like to sponsor a bag of fluids for me, Winter, or Haven please use below link. I need 100ml every day and I feel so much better because of it. Thank you! ~ Torvill
Information about renal disease (kidney failure): http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/urinary/c_ct_renal_failure_chronic
5 signs of renal disease are listed here: http://www.petmd.com/cat/slideshows/5-signs-renal-disease-cats
December 28, 2015
Please give the warmest of welcomes to our newest SOS senior Myca. She comes with 16 years of snuggle experience. Her health is currently not the best; she is congested and appears to be deaf. This adorable tripod (she ventures through the world on only three legs) was surrendered by her human together with her 5 dog siblings due to economic reasons. Our fabulous foster who just let Mullen cross the rainbow bridge did not hesitate to take Myca in. Both are enjoying every minute together since Myca, like every senior, is a snuggle head and more interested in human affection and interaction than anything. We’ll keep you posted about Myca’s developments.
Update 13 Jan 2016: After doing extensive blood work and chest x-rays we now know what is going on with sweet Myca. She has renal disease , grade 3 heart murmur and extremely high blood pressure which results in blood in her urine. She will receive the medical attention and care she needs. Her diet was also changed accordingly to renal disease supporting dry and wet food.
If you would like to sponsor her, please feel free to click here (www.SOScatrescueAZ.org/Your-Donation), or call our rescue vet Pet DoctoRX at (520) 829-5166 to donate directly into Myca’s medical fund (account #5149). We also accept your kind donations by check to: SOS Cat Rescue AZ, P.O.Box 344, Cortaro, AZ 85652-0344.
Information about heart murmur: http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/cardiovascular/c_ct_heart_murmur
Information about renal disease: http://www.petmd.com/cat/conditions/urinary/c_ct_renal_failure_chronic