Posted : 9/15/2009 6:40:44 AM
Jasmine's vet rated her heart murmur on a scale of 1-10. Started her on enalapril and told me by doing this I gave her another year with me. Bloodwork and UA was done and she stated her urine was weak-that's all. Jasmine received her first dose on a Wednesday, her last dose was Friday evening because my husband and I decided that the more we gave her the sicker she became and by Monday we were at the vets: would not eat, lathargic,throwing up, just not her usual self. More bloodwork, possible pancreatits attack (none since 2005 we diligently watched what she ate). Jasmine spent 7 days at the vet, most days sedated for she chewed up the IV line. Was called the following Monday to pick her up for she was not eating for them. They had previously ran a test to rule out pancreatitis and stated she was in kidney failure. Jasmine went from 13 lbs to 11 lbs. So that week I became her 'chef'. Everyday was a challenge to determine how she would eat her dog food.: crushed infused with the aroma of lunchmeat, warmed etc. Then that Friday she inhalled some dry Hill's g/d that the vet wanted her on-that night vomiting, then diarehha for 3 days. Went back to the vet-she gave me meds-still diarehha. Changed back to her original vet who had moved about an hour away. He did bloodwork, kidneys were worse, took her off all her meds (one was NOT to be given if kidney failure!!), put her back on Enalepril, gave her pepto-bismal, the diarehha stopped and we started her fluid treatments at home. We knew when we visited vet that our time with Jasmine was very limited and I was not ready to let her go. Then on Sept 1, she stopped eating everything-even people food. That Friday morning, Sept 4 2009, my husband and I both knew that this would be our last day with her-she was staving to death. I could hear her stomach growl but she couldn't eat.
I truly believe that, along with the incompentent vet, ProIn started all these problems. After reading this forum, it seems if a fur-baby has any underlying health issue, it makes it fester like a boil and erupt.