4yo female siamese tabby mix.
I recently noticed my cat being very lethargic, and not eating properly though she was drinking plenty. I took her to the vet this morning, and they did a quick in-house blood test which showed she had >130 creatinine (their quick test topped out at that) and a BUN of 11. I'm told this means she has pretty serious kidney disease. She's also anemic, and dehydrated. They gave her subdural IV fluid at the vet, but due to my financial situation I wasn't able to afford more tests and treatment. I've since scraped together some more funds, so I'm going in tomorrow to learn how to inject IV fluids subdurally myself so she doesn't have to be hospitalized over the weekend. I'm also looking at getting an Xray done to see the extent of the kidney damage.
My question is, does anyone have any experience with this? And what can I do at home to make her more comfortable while I try to shore up some money to pay for treatment? My vet says her prognosis is bad, but I'd like to be hopeful. Does she have a chance to beat this, or at least live a lot longer than the couple of weeks my vet seems to be indicating?