Tags » Renal Failure

Fox & Goldfish

Fox & Goldfish
Nils Pieters
Book Island
Children’s books that tackle a subject such as bereavement are hard to get right: this one does it beautifully, relying largely on visuals with just a minimum of words. 395 more words

Picture Books

Kidney Disease In Pets

Kidney (or Renal) disease or failure are general terms used to describe problems with the kidneys and their ability to function properly. Kidney disease is one of the most common problems that vets see in pets. 1,622 more words


Dry Lungs?

The Classic Teaching from Miller 8th Edition ch 66 Anesthesia for Thoracic Surgery

Total positive fluid balance in the first 24-hour perioperative period should not exceed 20 mL/kg.

582 more words

Renal Failure Update

Lexi asked me to update all her friends in Blogville as to her condition while she is at the vet’s this morning getting another – and possibly final – kidney treatment. 319 more words

Miniature Schnauzer


No I didn’t study politics during my undergraduate years, nor during college or high school. However, somewhere along your medical training you pick up the minefield that is politics. 673 more words

Dying of cancer: the taboo questions

A very dear friend is in the final stages of his life:  18 months of invasive treatments  for leukaemia, including a stem cell transplant, have all failed and he is now in palliative care. 1,719 more words


Don't be hustled by HUS! (Haemeolytic Uremic syndrome)

Haemeolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) is caused by the abnormal destruction of red blood cells. The damaged cells clog the filtering system in the kidneys, which can lead to life-threatening kidney failure. 54 more words