rocko went hypoglycemic this morning. we were right on it giving him corn syrup and force feeding, except he just kept getting worse. his bloodsugar continued to drop to 1.9...we shoved even more stuff into him and it went down to 1.4. renee rushed him down to the vets, she was not even sure he was still alive when she got there. they hooked him up to a glucose IV and did an inhouse PVC which was down to 12%. anyway, the long and the short of it is..there is something big going on with him. his blood sugars are rising and he is sitting up now but he is still a very sick cat. we will have to wait for his blood work to come back tomorrow..the vet is thinking some kind of autoimmune disease that is attacking his own blood cells.
fingers crossed that rocko will be ok.
then raven had another one of his seizure like episodes today, only this one was bad. he hit the gate and then literally flipped backward and landed hard on his back. he has some scrapes on his face and legs. the vet has been out to check him over and draw some blood. his last episode was just on friday, it was mild but it really concerns me that this one came on so soon after the last.
the above was drafted at 2:30 pm
rocko was euthanized at 5 pm. the vets got his bloodsugars up to 21 and then he quickly crashed again down to 1.2. his last bloodwork from 6 months ago (we had it faxed over) showed significant kidney disease and that is most likely where his profound anemia was originating.
bottom line, everything was crashing in on rocko at the very same time. his diabetes, his renal disease, his old age and the recent stress of losing his home, it all combined into one big bomb that was just too much for him.
sweet cat. tough end of life. rest in peace rocko, your struggles are over now.