Pushkin, a good news update PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 July 2010 18:42

I took Pushkin to see Gerard, my wonderful vet, yesterday afternoon and after his examination he gave me some great news, which is that the lad is doing well.

Although his urea is up (not good) since it was last tested, his creatinine levels are normal and much lower than before. In other words his renal failure is taking its toll, but it’s chronic rather than acute and his quality of life remains good. He spends long hours in the garden and the field behind us and from time to time, he even chases Gilly, which is excellent on all counts and she loves it!

With the help of some of you who have been in touch with me, I have now found a food that he will eat. (He went off his renal diet some time ago needless to say.) Anyway right now he is eating Applaws sachets of fish, and he seems to love it and has even put on a little weight. The other cats quite like it too I have noticed, so we are now into a whole new regime of feed feed feed.

So thank you all of you for your help and advice. Much appreciated.

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lucy said:

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It's nice to hear that Pushkin is recovering well, I'm sure that he will spend his time with the other cats as much as he can cope with.

Good to hear that Gilly still likes to be chased around it seems that she will always behave like a child.
July 27, 2010

Kathy Arkwright said:

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Hi Marilyn,

So excitied that the new book is out (have just ordered my copy!). Glad to hear your good news too.

All the VERY BEST with everything.

Love
Kathy xx
July 28, 2010

Caroline Owen said:

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Dear Marilyn,
I have only just found this website and seen your news about Pushkin. I was so sad when I saw your initial news but am so pleased for you that he is doing well and still has a good quality of life.
We lost our Bonnie many years ago to this although he was 14 and it wasn't diagnosed until very late on. Back then the treatments available were not that great.
I send you all my very best wishes.
Caroline
July 28, 2010

Marilyn Edwards said:

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments about Pushkin, and yes, it is a bit of a relief that for the moment he is doing alright. The ace inhibitors are a big factor in his holding his own, it needs to be acknowledged, but the new diet is helping too I think.

And thank you too for the good wishes on the new book. It has just arrived and looks wonderful.

Take care everyone and thank you for you kind thoughts on little Pushkin.
Marilyn
July 28, 2010

Annie said:

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Oh Marilyn what wonderful news that Pushkin is doing well! What a gorgeous little boy he is, and i'm keeping all fingers crossed that news continue to be good.

Love, Annie xx
July 29, 2010

Marilyn Edwards said:

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Oh Annie, how lovely of you to write about Pushkin. He is the most gentle cat in the world and one of the problems with renal failure is it makes them even more timid, but I watched him for hours today down the field and I am convinced he is still getting great pleasure from life. I think I will know when the dread moment comes to call the vet in. But I will keep you updated
love Marilyn
July 29, 2010

Vikki said:

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So glad you are making the most of your beloved Pushkin. He really does remind me of our Misty. Going to be taking 'White Chin' camping with us this week for a good read! Thanks for sending so quickly and a lovely dedication too. Vikki xx
August 02, 2010

Marilyn Edwards said:

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V thanks so much for good wishes for dear Pushkin. And wayhay, enjoy White Chin while you are camping and do hope the sun shines upon you - it won't in Cumbria, soggy, soggy, soggy. Marilyn x
August 02, 2010

Vikki said:

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Its the Peak District for us this week and its not looking great! Oh well, never mind, we will enjoy some time away anyway. xx
August 03, 2010

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