Mom's cousin sent this information in an email this afternoon. I know that our friends in the cat blogosphere would want to know how Zoey is doing, so here is the email:
"Zoey does have chronic kidney failure. The vet is going to report her case to the health board as a suspected case caused by the food recall. Her level is at 106; it should be below 30. I took her back into the vet this morning to have the vet teach me how to do an IV for fluids. We'll be doing it at home every other day in connection with pills and a special diet. I just brought her home after her first treatment. She took the IV injection well and is very happy except for having to be in her cage to go and come back from the vet.
She hasn't been eating much for the last couple of days, but gobbled up the new special food quite happily once home.
The vet will be monitoring her closely over the next week and we'll test her levels next Tuesday to see how she's doing on the treatment. The good news is she's a big cat and the bigger the cat is, the more successful the treatment is and that she was willing to eat the new diet. We're cautiously optimistic but the vet did caution that her current life expectancy is about one month to a year depending on how she responds to treatment. I know she'll do fine. Thanks for your love, support and prayers."
The Feline Americans and I want to thank efurryone for their positive karma and purrayers. We are CERTAIN that it is through all of your positive thoughts that miracles happen. As information about Zoey's condition comes to us, we will share it with you. Thank you for caring ...