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Normal HattieTheLemonCattie

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kmunoz28 When youre calendar skips ahead a few days and for a second you panic and think you missed your sons birthday...#bloggersgetsocial #hepaticencephalopathy #todayissaturday #closecall 3w

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Normal Batman the Ragdoll Kitten
kittybatcat Dear fellow cat friends, we have been away for a while because Batman has been admitted to the ER again. On Monday evening she was found by my mum, collapsed on the floor, rigid and drooling all over. Blood tests revealed extremely high levels of ammonia and she was started on liver medications. Since then she has been in altered mental status (AMS) due to hepatic encephalopathy (HE). She had 2 more seizures the last 2 days and does not respond to me when I see her.

Today she went for her ultrasound which revealed that she most probably has a porto systemic shunt (PSS); a condition whereby the blood vessel carries blood around he liver instead of through it. When the build up of toxins accumulates and crosses the blood brain barrier, HE occurs.

What saddens me the most is that the very first time I brought her in for drooling I already suspected PSS. But she was always treated symptomatically (for flu, gum problems, constipation...) as they said "she looks fine/ she's too young/ no neurological problems etc.". And then BAM, here she is all disoriented.

If anyone has gone through something similar or know of anyone who has had/has cats with liver problems please kindly get in touch. And please pray for B, it really breaks our heart to see our baby girl suffer.
3w

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angelafarrah21 Go fight fight..
Simulation done..
#hepaticEncephalopathy
4w

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Normal nickyb23
nickyb23 This American dude has been drunk since new year's eve and he still hasn't stopped drinking. Not even 10 am on day 4 and he's already got two beers. #whatatool #sickofit #goaway #hepaticencephalopathy 4w

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  •   oliv418 Do u ever cook food for urself ? 2mon
  •   portiathepug That looks delicious 1mon
  •   bella_mae_puglove you really stock up! I always did it week to week at the most! 1mon
  •   hi_imjada My mom does this for me too! They get yummy recipes from @thefarmersdog that are complete and balanced! Highly recommended! 1mon
  •   insta.bentley Does your dog have a liver shunt? Is this why you do this? Has it helped? I've been looking in to this for my boy.. He "had" a shunt but we did the surgery... Although he's still not back to normal liver values. Any tips or advice on your home made meal plans?! 2w
  •   nauticalblonde247 Yep. @insta.bentley nemovon had liver surgery. But levels never went to normal. This helps greatly along w fluids under the skin. Call sub cutque. He is also on metronidazole and lactose. I make a low protein food and he gets low protein treats. Carrots..rice cakes... apples 2w
  •   insta.bentley So what do you put in the food? Bentleys values haven't gone down to normal either. He's also on lactulose and a "vitamin" called zentonil which is milk thistle and some other vitamins to health rebuild the liver. Why do you give fluids under the skin? Sorry for so many questions! 1w
  •   nauticalblonde247 Sweet potatoes, carrots, broccoli, apples, tilapia, salmon, white rice, kelp powder, egg shell powder, veggie oil, fish oil. Fluids under the skin help to keep him hydrated. He drinks about a gallon of water a day. So fluids help greatly. @insta.bentley and no worries about the questions. Took us a year to figure out what was wrong w nemo. So we understand. Hang in there and keep us posted. 1w

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annahadj I just arrived at this conference and I m already tired. #bosslady #hepaticencephalopathy #ISHE 5mon

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kmunoz28 Someone said to me the other day, thank god for your insurance. Yeah, if you say so. Granted the original price is $1200 it's still a punch in the gut every freaking time! 5mon

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americanliver Lynette K. and our own Phil Scarfo shared their patient experiences at the 1st #HE webinar last month. Look for more #liver webinars to be announced soon! 12mon

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kmunoz28 Updated medication cost. Glad they found a way to work it out for me. Still a good chunk but more affordable. 1y

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kmunoz28 And that's after insurance... 1y
  •   mamaknowsnest Might even be able to help you save on the Kristalose too @kmunoz28 ! 1y
  •   kmunoz28 @mamaknowsnest no, I take it twice a day :( 1y
  •   cindi_dodge If I had all the money in the world I would give it to you ️ love you Kimmie 1y
  •   kmunoz28 @cindaddyy Dookie if you had all the money in the world we would be chilling on the beach in Hawaii:) 1y
  •   cindi_dodge @kmunoz28 well, when I get it all, that's our 1st stop ;) 1y
  •   bonn29 Ugh Kim, I see it often as a pharmacy tech, but it's horrible every time! I'm sorry! 1y
  •   kmunoz28 @cindaddyy sweet! Beach sounds good right about now! 1y
  •   kmunoz28 @bonn29 I can only imagine how people take it out on the people in the pharmacy! I wish it wasn't such a problem here in the US. 1y

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takachan5000 onちゃんで覚える#肝性脳症 高タンパク食アンモニアでるからダメ、羽ばたき振戦、パニック暴れることあり #看護学生 #hepaticencephalopathy #nursingstudent 1y

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solofred 60 bottles of Remy Martin 1738 for Charlie's wedding. Goodbye liver.#cirrhosis #hepaticencephalopathy #livertransplant#ammonialevels 3y

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