Prednisone kidney failure

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Avatar f tn She's at the vet currently on her 3rd day of IV with a diagnosis of advanced kidney failure. Her numbers shot back up to where they were during the crash. Their belief now is that she had mild kidney failure which now is advanced due to the Addison's crisis. I'm glued to my computer trying anything that will help her. She was doing really good last night when we took her home, except for some muscle tremors and losing control of her back legs.
1916673 tn?1420236870 In addition to other things this disease seems to mimic, it does present symptoms and blood panel test results very similar to kidney disease. The treatment of fluid therapy for kidney disease will ordinarily treat Addisons extremely quickly, which is sometimes an indication it wasn't kidney disease at all, but Addisons (in contrast, kidney disease responds slowly to fluid therapy, if at all).
Avatar f tn This is one of the most difficult things I've ever had to deal with. My beloved Gypsy is dying of kidney failure. Gypsy is a Jack Russell Terrier and she turned 18...yes 18...on Christmas Day. It's just so hard to know when it is "time." I prayed and prayed that she would give us one final parting gift and die on her own in her sleep...but she is SUCH a fighter and refused to surrender to this thing.
Avatar f tn We noticed our young, 4 year old indoor cat was losing weight and we took her to the vet only to discover after blood work that she is in kidney failure (she has not been exposed to any anti-freeze, is young and the vet could offer no reason for it). She has been still purring, trying to be her normal self (although she was a bit clingy and we thought something was wrong).
Avatar f tn Just this week, the EPI started with a vengeance. The vet did some tests, and he now is in kidney failure. The problem is... if we treat the EPI, it adversely affects the kidney disease, if we treat the kidney disease, (take away the prednisone) the EPI is symptomatic again. The vet said he has lost about 70% kidney function at this point.
7588673 tn?1392306334 I had read (and CRYED) about all of the kidney failure posts on this forum. We are still missing what caused the Kidney failure (I suspect the anti-inflamitory drugs) and what cause his leg to go up in the first place. Any advice and of course words of comfort would be greatly appreciated. Bender is my baby, he is the child my husband and I never got to have, he means so much to me. He is the best dog, obedient, friendly, and when he feels good playful.
Avatar n tn why is prednisone contraindicated in people with kidney problems?
Avatar n tn after she did her #'s outdoors and was placed on a new diet as after her blood work, she was diagnosed with Canine Kidney Disease/Failure. She is now looking at stage 4 CKF. Darbie & I are faced with a difficult future. Please, as Jeff said, find out what the base problem is. Get a second opinion if necessary.
Avatar f tn Ended up poisoning our cat. We ended up saving our cat and his kidneys-only for him to develop chronic kidney failure later on. I'm positive that the damn Tylenol poisoning had everything to do with that!!! Linda, I'd call back and talk directly to the vet. With as much as we spend on our cats, that's the least they can do!!!!
744818 tn?1236915195 My rheumatologist prescribed 20 mg of prednisone for me to take for lupus. Well, he didn't explain too much about the drug at the office other than it's a steroid that will help with my fatigue and pain and to take it with food. When I got home, I researched the med online and found the side effects to be HORRIBLE! Both the long and short term side effects are so scary, it almost seems as bad as the lupus itself!
Avatar n tn Is the interferon still keeping the kidney failure side effects down? My hubby may have just had a little round with gout himself -- miserable condition -- in his elbow - swoll up to the size of a soft ball and the orthopedic surgeon said he had never seen anything just like it. Had to take a prednisone pack. His research showed that the uric acid build up is related to the kidneys' inability to get rid of the uric acid. Drink plenty of water, my friend.
Avatar n tn Hi I have Lupus Kidney. I have been taking prednisone for little over 1 year now. I started with10 tabs (50mg), and now I'm taking 1 tab (5mg). However, it seems like 1 tab is not enough to control my lupus. I have been taking high and low back and fourth for this past year and I absolutely have MOON FACE even though my husband convinces me everyday that I don't. I really hate what this steriod does to me.
Avatar f tn She was 10 1/2 years old when we finally after 1 week of unbearable misery I put her down. She was diagnoised with renial kidney failure in September, 2008. She ate the Science Diet K/D wet dog food. At first she would eat 1/2 can at each feeding, plus a little bit of dry K/D 2x per day. She remained pretty stable for a year. She did go through boughts of no eating many times.
Avatar n tn My question is could the dose of prednisone over a month ago caused this? Should I be worried about other things like kidney issues or congestive heart failure. I'm 41, 112 pounds female. I walk about 2 miles a day first thing in the morning but do have an office job where i sit all day. I read somewhere if you press on a swollen ankle and it leaves a dent it means its swollen, but mine doesn't leave a dent. It's more like i'm pressing on a jelly that bounces it really swollen?
Avatar n tn Here are some notes about cat kidney failure that explain this and may be helpful. Pet Products to remove Excess Calcium and Phosphorus for Dogs & Cats with Kidney Disease: Aluminum hydroxide (ALOH) is currently recommended by Board Certified Veterinary Internists at the University of Davis, veterinary hospital as the product of choice to use in pets to effectively bind and eliminate excess phosphorus from the body. It has effectively replaced Epikacin for this purpose.
Avatar n tn His albumin is within normal range, so he is not dehydrated. His blood work shows that he does not have kidney disease or diabetes. High calcium has several causes but most commonly it is high due to medications or cancer. What is worrisome is that he has abnormal liver enzymes.
Avatar n tn 15 First off I'd like to thank you for this forum, it is very informative. I have been diagnosed with kidney failure. I went to the doctor complaining of headaches, vomiting and blood in my semen. He found very high blood pressure and sent me to the ER. (230/140). In the ER I think it was either the creatinine or BUN (I forgot which) was 1.4 and they said that the kidneys weren't doing their job. I'm only 26 years old and have no other health probs. They said 1.8 is complete failure and that 1.
1872406 tn?1320893991 My Cookie left me on Monday after battling Chronic Kidney Disease and failure for more than 2 years. I am posting this in order to help anyone else who is facing this with their pet. My vet told me that she was among the longest survivors of CKD he has known and the longest lived he has personally treated. While there is very little comfort that I can draw from it, I hope some of the things that we got right with her can at least help others.
Avatar m tn He has CHF, has suffered 9 small heart attacks, has type 2 diabetes, and stage 4 renal failure witha slew of other issues. He was admitted to ICU last Wed and came home Fri after suffering a small heart attack due to a virus that caused a CHF flare up. They pumped him with diuretics to push the fluid which in returns hurts his failing kidneys more:( they also sent him home on Prednisone to help with inflamation but makes his blood sugars soar...also not good on kidneys.
Avatar f tn However, excessive drinking and urinating doesn't normally go along with heart failure, but is classic for kidney failure. Also Cushing's and Diabetes, but I think more likely it was his kidneys from what you have said. Chester was so obviously well loved in your family, and I can imagine how missed he is. We love them so much and they are always missed acutely. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I do know how you must be feeling.
Avatar f tn We have been treating her kidney failure with sub-q injections beginning twice daily and progressing to three when her blood work came back worse than when we started. Now our vet has told us she will most likely succumb to the kidney failure before her heart gives out. My friend is a vet in the town we live in (our vet is an hour away-but worth it) and when I ran her blood work by her she told me to be prepared to make a decision in two weeks.
Avatar f tn Reading my journals for the last six weeks-will provide some of the highlights when I can, but now I just can't. Hopefully, this will help somone else recognize the symptoms of kidney failure in their babies. I cannot express to all of you how much your comments mean to us right now. Not sure we could make it without you. It is so hard.
Avatar f tn my creatinine level and other functions for kidney are absolutely normal except for me spilling 6g protein ( also concerned wht stage of kidney disease i am at as i cannot find any information of it online and the one i am finding is simply just telling me i have kidney failure which scares me considering i have read and heard about people having more spillage than 6g)...
Avatar f tn Hi I have small carolina dog and she has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma and stage 4 kidney failure. I understand that there isn't much time and I am ok with it. Her personality seems fine and since I have done everything I possibly could I am at peace with whatever happens next. ( I will be very very sad though) My question is if it is possible to give her too much water or food.
Avatar n tn Your vet appears to be of an old-fashioned school regarding kidney failure. It's not so much the protein that is the problem. Protein does not cause kidney failure, and many studies show that protein doesn't really make things worse. You do want to use more digestible forms of protein like scrambled eggs (use about 1/2 of the yolk), yogurt, or dark poultry meat. These proteins are higher in fats, but at this point the most important thing is to get your dog to eat something. Anything!
Avatar n tn No one has the power to see the future and know which is the best choice, yes the Meds might have given you more time, but there are side effects, I am sitting here with my 14 yr old conner, he is now in early kidney failure due to the meds for his CHF. wondering if it is time to say goodbye. Just remember Gretchen as she was in life and in health, she knew she was loved and cared for She had you with her all the way.
Avatar n tn Hello, I'm a healthy 40 year old male. I was given a Prednisone "6-day pack" in late July for tendonitis in my hand. The dose was 24mg the first day, tapering down 4mg each day to a final 4mg on day 6. I developed an incredible appetite for the next week (kept it under control), and seemd to retain a much higher proportion than normal of whatever I drank for the next couple of weeks. During that time my face, chest and belly swelled significantly(especially my face).
Avatar m tn I had a 6cm in diameter kidney stone litho'ed in 2005. Over the last year approx., my left side will hurt as sharp, stabbing, punch type feelings from time to time that I wait out over the 1-2 minute long pain and go on about my day. Over the last 7 days, EVERY time I eat, I get the same type pains in my left side that have now traveled to around my back's left side inclusively. I have a call in to my GI @ IU Medical Center in Indy but would appreciate a second opinion along with ANY incite.