UPDATE -- 10/22/12
Fizzy has improved dramatically at the vet. The vet said her levels are almost back to normal. We have to keep on a special diet, put some type of powder in her food, and give her a shot of fluid a couple of times per week. I am not sure if the shots will be lifelong or if we can eventually phase those out if she does well on the diet.
On a vent...my DH is home today, so I called and told him to set up an appt to pick Fizzy up and to learn how to do all of this. He got all huffy about it and wanted me there. So,I said that he had to make the appt for after work because I have obligations all day (observations, meeting with parents, meeting for a behavior plan, etc.). He acted like it was the end of the world. GRRR!
We may have to put our 4 yo cat to sleep next week. I am so sad. She started drinking a lot of water, laying in our bathtub, scrambling for water whenever we turned on the tap, and laying in our bathroom last week. We took her to the vet on Saturday, and he wanted to try antibiotics first. Maybe because she is so young? I took her back yesterday because we saw no improvement. She is in the late stages of kidney failure. Her bloodwork was horrible. For a cat so young, she was in very bad shape. I feel horrible for her. The vet said maybe she had issues with her kidneys from birth. She is staying at the vet all weekend and they are going to try to give her IV fluids and see if they can correct some of the damage. If that works, she will need to be on special food.
Isaiah was a mess last night because we put our oldest cat to sleep one year ago. He now thinks that our cats are going to die when we take them to the vet. He sobbed and sobbed when I told him about Fizzy. I wish I could have saved him from that, but I had to be honest with him. What do you say when you come home without your cat? Sigh! I have no idea how we are going to handle it with the girls other than telling them that Fizzy is in heaven. They have even started saying that Fizzy is Sarafina's cat, while our other cat is Keira's cat. Boo for this! We thought Fizzy would be with us until the girls were in high school.