-- Hooman Momma
I couldn't help it. I just found myself crying uncontrollably last night.
I was googling about Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) because Qish vomitted white foam the other night, and he hasn't been eating again yesterday. Qish has been diagnosed with Acute Renal Failure (ARF) about two weeks ago, and I have since been scared of things to come. The difference between ARF and CRF is that ARF is caused by a trauma, stress or a situation that renders the kidney (or parts of it) to not function, and it can be treated to restore normal kidney functions; while CRF is a degenerative disease that keeps on getting bad everyday. The kidney never recovers, and the end for a CRF cat is inevitable, because the kidney just stops working. It can range from living a quality life for a few months to about a year or two. Our vet assured me that everything is okay, but I'm just feeling a little bit uncomfortable with it. I dunno, maybe it's cat momma's instinct, or maybe I have just become too paranoid. But somehow his symptoms point to CRF. I hope and pray that I'm wrong.
I came across this article and it just totally broke my heart into pieces: Emotional Rollercoaster. That site, and this one, have been providing a lot of information and support from pet parents who have gone through it with their beloved cat/s.
I just hope that I am simply being paranoid, that I have only been reading and thinking too much. But feeling Qish's sharp bones under his skin and seeing him frail and thin is saying otherwise. It's just heartbreaking to see him this way.