NIGHTLY – A1104378
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SAFE 2/22/17 **NIGHTLY NEEDS TO LEAVE FOR VET TODAY! Sweet Kitty With Urinary Blockage NEEDS YOU NOW!**
Nightly A1104378 – 6 yr. male black cat, OS:
Nightly is a six year old male black domestic shorthair. He was surrendered by his owner due to cost of care, Nightly has a blockage that was a financial burden on his owners. Nightly was found as a kitten in the street.
Nightly has lived with two adults in his previous home. He is described as friendly and relaxed arund new people and will greet visitors in the home. Nightly has lived with a female dsh and is described as respectful and tolerant towards the other cat. Nightly has never bitten.
Nightly will scratch at the furniture and drapes in the home. Nightly uses an open litterbox. Nightly eats wet and dry food and is fed twice a day. He has been kept only indoors.
Upon intake Nightly was lethargic and meowed softly. Cousnelor was able to scan (negative) was not collared or photographed at intake due to health.
Unresponsive, not able to interact. Alerted medical as soon as staff arrived.
O: Moribund, laterally recumbent, appears to have vomited overnight.
HR=80, RR=12. mm=pink, tacky, CRT=2 s.
UG: Urinary bladder mod full, firm, expressed bloody urine (drips only, not a full stream).
A: U.O., ARF, likely severe hypokalemia.
P: Lab results from last night show marked azotemia, hyperphosphatemia, hyperkalemia.
Placed 22 ga IVC left cephalic vein. IV LRS started at 30 ml/hr.
Flushed urethra with Tomcat catheter to remove grit and drianed bladder. Urine is grossly very bloody. Placed 3.5 fr. red rubber catheter and sutured into place with 3-0 Monocryl. Attached closed colledction urinary system.
Buprenorphine 0.3 mg/ml 0.3 ml SQ administered.
Monitor urinary output and adjust IV fluids PRN.
Administer 6 mEq Sodium Bicarbonate IV slow over 20 minutes for hyperkalemia.
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