Ning was a stray cat in a construction site. My wife brought him home about 2 years ago upon completion of the project. Immediately fell in love with him as he is so friendly and lovely. Never once bite or scratch. He likes to rub his head on us, perhaps a message to other cats out there "Hey, they are mine." While in a car, he doesn't like to be inside his carrier. He loves the outside view and he will be looking at other cars passing by. But recently about a week ago, he was diagnosed chronic kidney disease (CKD). Lost his appetite, behaviour changed, drank a lot of water, frequently urinate, vomiting, all the signs of the disease. We brought him to the vet to get some treatment and meds. Last Sunday, we brought him to the vet again as he refused to eat at all. He was severely dehydrated and admitted on the spot. Yesterday morning, 12th December 2017, the clinic called and informed that Ning has passed away. It was heartbreaking indeed, but at least he is not suffering anymore. To some (if not most), he is just a cat. To us, he is family. Goodbye, Ning. Rest well.#catsofinstagram#ningthecat#loveanimals#121217#chronickidneydisease#cat#renal
Gav wanted to try to donate his extra kidney to me so he filled out the online questionnaire and they called back today and told him he can’t donate to me because he’s 23 and their cut off ageis 25.•They have pretty strict guidelines at UCLA but it does make sense since he’s still young. I am still looking for potential donors so if you know anyone willing to donate over the age of 25 and in good health, send them my way! Thank you•And thanks to Gav for offering to do this for me. I’m so so unbelievably grateful he would even offer something like that. I didn’t want to take it in the first place but he suggested he get tested and wouldn’t let me say no🤦️•You don’t need to give me your kidney but you can always share my story and social media so maybe someone who might want to share can see it. Thank you!🧡️•••#kidneydisease#kidneyfailure#esrd#chronicillness#chronickidneydisease#ckd#la#sd#oc#ca#kidneydonorneeded#hopeful#transplant#ucla#uclatransplant
Pool time. ️️️ The Captain Crusader is back in the pool today, gonna leap outta my wheelchair and crank up that damn cardio! ️️️️️️#fitness#fitnessmotivation#fitnesslifestyle#fitnessjourney#gympool#trainhard#workout#cardio#wheelchairlife#wheelchairguy#amputee#amputeelife#amputeestrong#dialysispatient#badass#badboy#gymrat#chronickidneydisease
My labs are still looking pretty good! How is everyone else doing this month?
So I've had my colors wrong. From now on any diabetes/complications posts will be in blue. My posts geared more towards kidney education will be in green. Green is the kidney awareness color..Chronic kidney disease describes gradual loss of kidney function. Your kidneys filter wastes and excess fluids from your blood, which are then excreted in your urine.When chronic kidney disease reaches an advanced stage, dangerous levels of fluid, electrolytes and wastes can build up in your body.In the early stages usually there are no symptoms. Symptoms may not be present until your kidneys are significantly impaired.CKD occurs when a disease or condition impairs the kidney function, causing kidney damage to worsen over several months or years. You may develop CKD if you have: type one or type two diabetes, high blood pressure, Glomerulonephritis, Interstital nephritis, Polycystic kidney disease, prolonged obstruction of the urinary tract from conditions such as enlarged prostate, kidney stones from some cancers. Vesicoureteral reflux's-a condition that causes urine to back up into your kidneys, or recurrent kidney infections also called pyelonephritis.Symptoms may include (and don't freak if you have these it may be related to something else. Go to your doctor! Lol) nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue and weakness, sleep problems, changes in urination, decreased mental sharpness, muscle cramps, swelling of feet and ankles (in my case swelling all over) persistent itching, chest pain if fluid builds up around the lining of the heart, shortness of breath if fluid builds up in the lungs, high blood pressure that's hard to control. -Mayo Clinic..If you are a type one diabetic and you are worried about your kidneys you can ask your doctor what you creatinine levels are. Ask if they are normal. You can also ask if you are spilling protein in your urine. Caught early enough your doctor may be able to prescribe a medication to keep you from getting worse. When a person gets to about 15% kidney function they will need to start dialysis or have a kidney transplant to stay alive. In the US the wait list for a kidney is 5-10 years.
Had my first evaluation at UCLA transplant today!🤩The process took about five hours in total. ⏰We learned all things about transplant in a group class and then went into individual rooms and met with the doctor, coordinator and social worker who asked us questions. After that I got an ekg done and then they took ten vials of blood from me. I was super anxious about today since last nightbut it went smooth. Now I just have to get testing done, hopefully not too much.•They say transplant is a major surgery but don’t let that scare you. I would much rather have the surgery done and be a bit scared than live my life the way I am right now because it’s filled with a lot of struggle and inconveniences.🤔•I’m going to post a video talking about my experience and some tips/advice regarding transplant that I’ve learned from my support group and transplant process. One tip is you can’t register at more than one transplant center in one region. So I can’t register at two in la, but I can register at one in la and one in San Diego. Also, wait times are always long here in So Cal so you should strive for living donation or try going somewhere out of state that has a shorter wait time!•••#kidneydisease#kidneyfailure#ckd#esrd#donatelife#chronicillness#chronickidneydisease#transplant#ucla#la#socal#organdonation#kidneydonorneeded