UPDATE December 28th, 2018
Today was a good day at the vet. I was poked as they had to draw blood but the results were worth it. My numbers did not change and since I’m feeling good, are eating and drinking alright, it was determined that my foster parents should do what they did the past year (basically showering me in TLC) and the vet wants to see me in another 6 months for another check up. YAY! Good news ~Torvill
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