|Metacam is not researched and
manufacture recommended for cats. There have
been a significant number of cats to die or suffer irreversible
kidney damage as
a result of Metacam. My cat Shadow had two doses of Metacam, crashed,
non-responsive and now has CRF. He is not an isolated case of kidney
due to Metacam. When I learned of the harm Metacam can do and
manufactures, I learned they have assigned representatives taking
from cat owners calling to compliant of kidney damage side effects.
reported Shadow's kidney damage to the FDA and sent me a letter
action. When I asked them what they were doing to info vets of this
effect, I was told when vets call them with a question they will
refer them to
an on-line article. If this were happening in human medicine, we
be seeing a BLACK BOX WARNING on METACAM.
Metacam is only recommended one dose by pre-surgical injection
such as spaying.........again not research based on cats at all.
Which again should raise questions......why does it need to be
pre-surgical to be safely used. Many drugs are
used off label and help our cats out wonderfully, Metacam is an off
used in cats that is very harmful.
There's an absence of peace from my
heart and life...my world has lost a
wonderful little man with Big Blue Eyes.
.........................................Worry in My
My sweet little man
Appetite go awry
I look into your beautiful blue eyes
reflects the worry in my eyes.
My calm gentle Shadow
Energy ever so low
You efforts to offer a kitty smile
Turns on the worry in my eyes.
My precious feline friend
Kidneys failure leaves you ill
Fluid, pills and blood draws
Proclaim the worry in my eyes.
Each day a bonus day
Kidneys and Pancreatic woes
Replace health and life
Fills the worry in my eyes
Kitty Hugs and Kisses
Few justified hisses
Tears roll down my cheek
Releases the worry in my eyes.
My love for you my little Shadow man
From moment to moment
Hope for another day with you
Easing the worry in my eyes.
I love you my dear Shadow Man!!!!!!!
For the worry in my eyes!!!!
I spent some time alone with Shadow and made the toughest decision
I've had to
make since Shadow's metacam induced diagnosis of kidney
disease. I knew the
fluids around his heart/lungs, pneumonia, decreased tolerance of Sub
increased creatinine, phosphorous were now asking so much of him and
risky crisis. I had no promise he would survive sedation and the
threat he may
die home alone by drowning in fluids gave me horrible visual images.
to allow Shadow to leave in my arms peacefully. I had hoped I would
be able to
tell him bye, comfort him without tears and let his last experience
with me be
calm. I had sniffles, and remained calm until the sedative began to
then I held him until his last breath and for a long time
afterwards. and cried
and cried and cried and cried and cried and cried and cried and
cried and cried
and now it feels like I will cry forever now. I wished for pictures
looked so peacefully and I realized just how stressed this little
man had been
for a while now. The vet tech appeared with a camera, I got
trimmed a few locks of fur and I specially chose some fur from
around his heart
and he was a cat with such a huge heart. There were lots of tears,
hugs at the
vet clinic today. Just before Dr. B gave the final injection, I
asked him if
he would make me a promise. I asked him to promise not to use
metacam in any
cats. I stayed at least a couple of hours holding, kissing,
caressing Shadow and
looked into his beautiful blue eyes. God it was so horrific to give
soft, furry body and leave with an empty carrier. It took me forever
Once the pain eases, I may make it my mission in the memory and
honor of Shadow
to stop the use of metacam in cats so his CRF and death will
not be meaningless.
Katmom, when you look into my beautiful blue eyes, see my love
I know when you give me pills, you make me feel better
When you squirt the water gently into my mouth
You help my medicine safely make its way to my tummy.
Katmom, when I shuffle by your legs, please feel my love
I want you to know I love you too
When you pick me up for a hug and kiss
Your touch warms my fur for the day.
Katmom, when I growl, please know I love you
The needle stick hurts me, not you
Remember, after a few minutes I purr more often
I know the fluids you are injecting make me feel better.
Katmom, when I extend my paw from my sleeping bowl
It's my touch of love to you
Even when I'm sleeping soundly in my bowl
My beautiful blue eyes see you in my dreams.
Katmom, I've been making more memories of you lately
Many are loving, some are funny and a few annoying
I don't like the syringe feedings nor being stalked by my litter box
But the finger feedings of lamb and pea under the bed
Cleaned litter for all my peeing, hugs and kisses are the best.
Katmom, I still love you when I have to go to the vet
blood draws, x-rays, poking and prodding helps take care of me.
We know tomorrow is a big day, the question IBD or lymphoma
No matter what the diagnosis, Katmom, I'll always love you.
Katmom, one day soon or even a day sometime later,
My pancreatitis, failing kidneys or even lymphoma may take me away
Please know how much I love you, my Katmom,
Years of great memories and gratitude will go with me
Not just the memories of the time I didn't feel well.
Katmom, only cry a little on the days I'm here and less after I
Remember, I'll always let you know how much I love you.
Just hold my paw, kiss my head and look into my beautiful blue eyes
see my love and feel my thanks for all my memories.
I love you Shadow.
Mr. Shadow (6-20-1992-11-29-2006) and Lorraine