March 7th 2012 7:44 am
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Nothing too amazzing with me. I haven't had the surgery yet-I was still sniffling this past week. Today and yesterday it seemed to have diminished. Mom's wondering if it's dust or allergies.
I only threw up once this week. Mommy had given me, as a 'treat' some shredeed purina beef dinner. I always liked this in the past, and I ate all of it. But mom came home and found out I had upchucked it! I was very hungry though and 'mrowing' at her with my lovely little 'mrow' voice that only I have, and asking her for dinner! So she fed me and I was ok.
Daddy thinks Mommy worries way too much! He thinks that mommy obsesses over me. She's always asking Daddy 'how is Bella? Did she eat? how much did she eat? Did she throw up? Did you notice if she went to the box? Was there anything in the box? Is she uncomfortable, do you think? Do I need to give her a cosaquin?' Daddy says that she worries about me all the time.
I am not doing too badly. I do eat and walk around and even rub against my scratching post. I enjoy that and the sun on me, and sitting by the window. I'm stiff someimes, and uncomfortable at other times, and howl at Smokie and Ruffy sometimes...but then, they should mind their elders!
Don't you Elderwise kitties agree?
March 16th 2012 12:34 pm
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Bella's mom here,
Well, she's out of surgery. At hubby's request, they sent a picture. We can pick her up tonight. The up side is that she doesn't look too bad. The down side is when they shaved her they found more 'bumps' and I'm not sure if she took they out. The called to let us know it would be an extra $500.00. (gulp!).
I am going to put it on my credit card. What else can I do? She's my baby.
They said she did fine.
They did biopsies.
I'll get more info when we pick her up.
I'll keep everyone posted.
Thank you all for your prayers and purrs. Bella is my baby. I am tearing up as I think of all the kitty angels and human angels who have been looking after us.
Deb and my Bella
March 18th 2012 12:06 pm
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Oh everyone-I am home! I hated being at the vets! I hissed and growled and now I am home again, feeling very sore and sleepy and I have a funny overall on! I don't like it! Mommy once in awhile gives me some medicine to make the ouchies go away. And they do, for a bit.
Mommy is watching over me really well. I'm sleeping in a CAGE! I don't really mind right now, I am waited on hand and foot and loved on whenver mommy see's I need something. I know she's tired, but she's looking after me. She's worried because I've peed but not pooped. Mommy, I don't have to go yet!
I'm going back to sleep now!
Thank you for all your purrs! I could see my Guardian Angel Miss Mittens holding my paw the whole time and I can feel Angel Alex and Miss Hazel Lucy and all the wonderful kind angels by me. I know Natasha was purring in my ear telling me I was fine!
I'm gong to sleep now...
Update from Mommy:
Bella is eating and drinking. She did throw up this morning and I gave her a bit of Cernia. I hadn't given her pepcid because she had not been throwing up...my bad.
As I type this for her, she's sleeping with my flannel jammies around her. She's in a cage in the bedroom. She wakes up to eat and to use the box. she's not purring just now...which I take for pain, so I am holding off on giving her next pain med for another hour...
My heart is right there on the pillow next to her...
Thank you all for your love and purrs and Power of the Paw.
March 19th 2012 1:02 pm
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Today I made mommy smile! I was sitting up in the cage, meowing for my breakfast. Mommy says I have been less grumpy and more talky than even when I am out on the couch! Daddy got me breakfast, then changed my sheets for me! I had gotten some of the material in the water bowl!
Mommy said that I look a bit better today. I'm still sleeping alot, but this morning I nosed Mommy's hand out of the way of my water dish when I wanted it.
My recovery is not all bad. I am in a 'penthouse' suite up off the floor, near a window where if I desire I can watch squirrels run along the telephone poles and see birds. I don't mind it too much. Mommy said that maybe with Natalie and I getting used to each others smells, maybe, just maybe we could learn to share this room?
I had a nice healthy poop this morning. I waited for Mommy to clean my litter box which had pee in it, and when she went to do that I left a nice little healthy poop for her on the sheet! She had to change my bedding again!
She has not yet tried to pick me up, she moves me gently out of her way when she changes things, because she is nervous of hurting my ouchies, which don't ouch as badly...mommy makes sure my meds get taken!
Mommy left me with some food this morning when she left. I spend alot of time sleeping all wrapped up nice in warm in one of mommy's old pajama shirts or pants that are flannel. I like that. And the sun comes in the window here. It's not too badly at all.
I see the vet for a recheck somewhere after next Friday to make sure I'm doing well. So far I don't feel too badly, except this shirt is annoying and I can't groom myself properly where I am covered.
Well, time for another nap! Daddy or Mommy will be home soon and I'll get supper.
I wanted to say that I am also purring for Boo Boo. If there is a cloud on my horizon, it is that this has happened to our of our dear furiends!
March 21st 2012 6:28 am
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Oh! Mommy fed me and I am happy! I am now laying down again. This silly shirt makes me itch and I can't groom!
Last night mommy put down fresh bedding for me, and I had cleaned my box because i pooped. Well, daddy came in and cleaned again and had to change everything because I pooped and made a mess! Well, the silly litter box is small and it's hard to move with my ouchie! So he had to clean!
Daddy is going to have tomorrow off being he's working weekends for now, and so he will take me to the vet tomorrow for my recheck to make sure i'm doing well.
I have only 2 more pain meds left. I was purring this morning and mommy gave me some more pain meds because it was damp here and because she wasn't sure if I was purring from pain or contentment.
CK came in last night and tried to steal my River Dancing toy...I have 2 in here with me. I hissed! He ran out into the other room.
Mommy just heated my little heating pad and put it under the bedding in case I should want it. My ears have been a little cool to her touch, but vet feels this is normal because I'm an 'elderwise' cat and we don't retain body heat as much, and with the pain meds and my not moving around to much, I may be cooler than usual! Well, of course I'm cool!
Thank you everyone for being so kind and considerate and thinking of me!
March 22nd 2012 7:40 pm
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I had to go to the vet today for a recheck. I still have my shirt on. I am healing well.
The biopsies are back.
It was cancer.
They believe they got it all.
I must heal more before we do any more testing, but right now Dr. H is not thinking chemo til I'm more healed. She does accupuncture and she and daddy talked about that.
Mommy is relieved and worried at the same time.
I, however, am resting well. Dr. H said I don't need any more pain meds. I am eating, pooping, and peeing on schedule and appear to be feeling much better.
Mommy has asked if my angels could watch over me special?
I love you all-thank you for being there for us.
March 26th 2012 8:22 am
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Yesterday Mommy gently lifted me up by placing her hands under my chest and backside and lifted me to the floor! Wow! I was out of the cage-cocoon! And I could walk around!
Mommy left me out to walk around for awhile. I could smell that other cat, Natalie, but she didnt' bother me-she was on the bed, and I was on the floor. At first, I was a little shakey, but then I got my land legs back and was fine.
Mommy put me back after 10 mintues, and later on in the evening I was out for another 10 mintues. I was feeling much better, walking around and marking with my face against t ihngs, and I scratched on the scratching post.
This morning I did not get to come out because Mommy woke up late and was not feeling very well and she said later on I can. She was concenred last night that I was wanting to jump up to things, which I can't do yet, and she said Natalie and I might not like each other yet face to face and I am not strong enough to not be hurt by Nat, who has a fierce temper like me!
Mommy said that I look so skinny in my sweater, and she doesn't like that I have mats in my coat now! She brushed me as best she could under the sweater, but will have to wait for it to come off before she can do much more.
I am eating well, very well, in fact. The heat is on it the room in the morning, and my cage-cocoon is all covered in blankets and I'm comfortable.
Thank you all for taking such good care of me and sending me purrs.
love to you all,
March 27th 2012 6:54 am
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this morning I am lazing in the cage-cocoon. I am lazy and sleepy this morning, the heat is hissing and it's so lovely and warm in here.
Last night I was allowed out again. Mommy had called the vet earlier, because she wanted to give an update. They told her that I could walk a bit, but not jump. So mommy asked Daddy to watch me, and guess what I did? I tried to jump! Daddy took me up on his lap and I was cranky cause the way he held me made my boo boo's sore. Mommy lifts me under my rump and around the front of my chest so as not to put pressure on my ouchies. She was annoyed with daddy about that he didn't stop me from jumping, but I don't see how he could have done so-I'm feeling alot better. Daddy is going to take me for my recheck this week. I'm really not feeling ill at all.
that said, I was not allowed out this morning. Mommy said that daddy has to take me for a recheck before I am up to any more would be gymnastics!
So, I'll just laze here an enjoy being waited on....as is the due of all of us kitty girls!
love to you all, and thank you so much for your purrs,
April 1st 2012 5:32 am
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Mommy is worried because yesterday I started to be finicky again. Knowing I like fish, she got me some tuna blue buffalo...and it does not agree withme. Mommy thinks I want to throw up but have not done so. She's given me some cerenia, and I got my fluids, and apparently needed them, as my body sucked them right up.
I'm resting in my cage. I came out this morning, and scratched on the post that is the cranky Natalie cats. But I am feeling not as well as I have been.
Mommy still has me in the cage for the next few days....with 'downtime' outside of the cage just so those boys won't trouble me.
I'm still bunking in the bedroom with Natalie
love and purrs and many thanks to you all.
April 1st 2012 1:07 pm
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thank you all!
I am feeling better and had some supper.
Shortly after I posted I threw up...a big throw up. Then, right after, I felt better. I got Cerenia again tonight. I got Natural Balance because it's 'mild' and it's the venison and green pea.
i'm taking a nap again. Mommy has the cage open. I could come out and sit on the window sill if I wanted, but I am still in the cage. Mommy has been taking me out in the morning and evening. She has not yet let me go out in the front room with the 'boys' because I still have my healing ouchie and she feels the boys might be a bit much for me. This room is warmer and she thinks me having my own own 'penthouse suite is not a bad thing.
Thank you all for your purrs.
Mommy has not been able to get to Catster at work this week because there are problems with their puter system and it's frustrating to her-we have work for her, but she must fit us in as able.