April 3rd 2012 7:15 am
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Well, my eyes look a bit funny. Mommy is worried, but Daddy isn't. Daddy reminded Mom that if her allergies are bothering her, mine are probably bothering me. They are keeping a careful eye on me, though.
I am still in the cage, but not all the time. I have been spending some of my evening time out on my old spot in the living room. Mommy is anxious because I have been walking around alot. Daddy told her I'm re-familarizing myself with the space I know, and doing alot of rubbing my face against things to mark them as mine.
I've also growled and yowled at Ruffy when he jumped up on the couch back and I was there.
Mommy told Daddy (who is off this week-Mommy is a bit annoyed at that-it's withough pay-they are 'rennovating' the restaurant daddy works at-he's also job hunting because Mommy is 'fed up' with all this restaurant junk'!)...anyway, she told Daddy that I can be out if he's in the front room, but til I am a bit further away from my surgery, I should be in the cage. She is just worried with CK's antics and that Smokie can have a 'funny side'. I don't think it's funny-he's weird.
But Daddy agreed. He told Mommy that when he goes to an interview today he will make sure I'm safe and sound in the cage. The cage is not bad. When Mommy takes me out and puts me on the floor in the bedroom, I walk around a bit but then jump back up onto the radiator, and then back into the cage. Why? Because I can! Because it's warm in there with my heating pads, and it sits in front of a window, so I can watch the birds and squirrels just fine there. I have a Penthouse Suite with a view!
I want to say hi and I'm so grateful for all the purrs recieved. Thank you all for looking out for me.
April 4th 2012 1:17 pm
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Last night Mommy and Daddy bought me out front to the loveseat, and mommy put my blankie down. I laid down on it and went right to sleep. I was still warm and purring when they lifted me up to go to the cage. I was cranky and didn't want to, but Mommy is still concerned. Daddy thinks that tonight I will stay out front because I am comfortable there. Mommy is not so sure.
As for me, I am eating well, pooping well, peeing when I need to and I haven't thrown up in a few days. Mommy does give me some appitite stimulant and it seems to do very well.
I'm doing just fine, and am glad the sun is out shining on me as I stretch out here.
April 8th 2012 10:11 am
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I am holding my own. I am eating ok, still skinny, but I do eat, and I am resting in the wonderful sun! I am going to enjoy just lazing today! Mommy has my blanket here on the loveseat and I am enjoying the open window breeze and sunshine.
I want to wish everyone a very happy Easter!
April 10th 2012 7:14 am
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I hope everyone had a good Easter!
Well, I have been a very happy girl! My daddy has been home all last week and this week he's still home! It's nice to have Daddy make much of me!
This morning I was very happy and active! I have been laying out in the sun on the end table, and even climbed the kitty steps to the window to look out our other window. Then I ate breakfast, nearly a full can of fancy feast. Mommy took away my dry food becuase I had vomited it last night. She's going to give me a little later. She thinks it may not be good for me-maybe it's too much, even though it is dry KD.
I am putting all my fur sibs in their place. Last night Ruffy tried to lay down on me! Mommy said it wasn't his fault, he just saw a soft blanket and sensed warmth-she had covered me over. She said 'No Ruffy!' and he went back to the back of the couch.
Imagine! His big orange self wanting to sleep on me cause I was under my pink blankie!
Mommy is worried about me being so skinny...she had to clip alot of the fun that was matted from me and I am nekkid underneath where they shaved me! Mommy said she's going to look for a little sweater or something, but I am not really cold much.
Well, us Turkish Angoras are tough kitties!!!!
Happy Spring All!
Thank you for purring and thinking of me,
June 13th 2012 7:22 am
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Daddy made an appointment for the vet for me to get seen with Ruffy on Saturday. She's very worried, because I have lost so much weight-Mommy can feel my spine and ribs. I eat alot, so it's not that. I get my fluids, my azodyl, I lay in the sun, I can even climb up the back of the couch and go to my water dish if someone's in my way. I don't appear like I'm ready to call Angel Alex and run off with her...but Mommy is scared.
Mommy feels she is so afraid of losing me-I'm her kitty girl. I told mommy even when I leave my body behind and run off to play with Angel Alex, I will never leave her, but you know humans.
Can anyone send some purrs to Mommy and let her know about your experiences with your elder cats who were skinny like me?
I don't seem unhappy at all.
June 16th 2012 5:42 pm
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I went to the vet today. While I was there, sitting on the table, not liking it, I felt uncomfortable. Unfortunately, little vet at that time, was right near my back end.
I had some very bad kitty gas.
Daddy put it this way to Mommy 'It was about likely to knock little Dr. M right on the floor."
Well, she shouldn't have been bothering me, right?
Well, they took alot of blood. She said my thyroid felt englarged, and I have all the symptoms of being hyper thyroid, the forever being hungry, and my eating alot but losing weight.
I lost a pound, and I'm very skinny.
She is concerned as she said some of my lymph nodes feel enlarged. As I had surgery and it was positive for breast cancer, she's concerned.
She said that my toxic smelling poop could be also from not getting enough vitamins and cats who have CKD can have issues with their tummies and intestines.
The bloods should be back Monday.
Purrs please? Mom is as always, worried.
I got a B12 shot and am eating well, and don't seem to be feeling badly at all.
June 18th 2012 11:42 am
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I'm feeling quite well, eating and drinking and relaxing in the sun. The vet called my mom yesterday, and my partial labwork is back. It appears that I might be hyper thyroid, as suspected. However, the additional information is that I am anemic, and the vet said this could be from my body not producing enough red blood cells because my thyroid isn't telling them too. Also, one of my kidney results is not great.
The vet wants to do an abdominal ultrasound. They are concerned that my lymph nodes felt enlarged and are wondering if there is something going on with that, there is indication of problems with the pancreas, which we know about-that goes hand in hand with what I have been dealing with for about 2 years now.
This is not our regular vet, she was a very sweet vet who was so kind to Mommy when she read her the results. She was so gentle and told Mommy she had a 20 year old cat who had passed to the Bridge recently, and she had her since she was about 6, so she told Mommy that she understands her worry.
Our kind and wonderful Aunt Jenny, who is Ingen's mom told our Mom to take heart-because I am of course, a tough old bird (sorry Tabbies, I always thought I was a cat, but thats what she said!)
I am resilliant, and I am not giving up or in, and am not afraid, so am going to continue to just be me. When I came back from the vets office with Ruffy the other day I came out of the carrier hungry and Daddy was laughing because as he told Mommy 'she nearly ran Smokie off his food' because Mommy always puts my food out for me last because it's 'special' food. So I was going to just eat Smokies.
The B12 shot seemed to do me quite some good, and I am getting fluids, azodyl, pepcid.
I am a skinny minny, but I can climb the sofa back in 2 seconds flat to get to my water or dry food, which I don't much care for.
Mommy is still worried, though, cause that is what mommies do.
Purrs? Would you be so kind? It will make mommy feel better-she-we believe in the Power of the Paw~
June 21st 2012 8:10 pm
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Well, my bloods are back. It does not show I'm hyperthyroid, but that doesn't mean I'm not. Dr. M feels that whatever else is going on with me could be masking the hyperthyroidism.
I know Mommy is worried about me, but I also know that I am a strong kitty who lives in the moment. I am not too worried, really. I ate well tonight and enjoyed some plain lightly cooked steak as a snack-just a few little pieces along with my food.
I've had ultrasounds before, and do not enjoy them. I can't eat after midnight, so mom will be taking up the dry food and all the food so I don't get at it.
Mommy has to go to the human doctor the same time I am at the vet-she has a pain in the same place I had my surgery and she is a bit worried. As I said, s he's a worrier. So she has to go by train and then get picked up by her sister's husband who will take her to the doctor. I think by the time she gets done I'll be home too with mommy and daddy.
I better get a few bites of food in before Mommy takes it up!
love to all,
June 24th 2012 2:47 pm
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Dr. M called mommy yesterday. Results from ultrasound are in. I have minimal change to kidneys, which is good. My pancreas did not look bad. My intestines have moderate thickening and I have an enlarged lymph node near the intestines.
Dr. M told Mom that the doctor-who is an expert at ultrasound said it could indicate:
1) Either IBD-except I do not have diahrhea.
2)That it could be cancer.
The only way to determine it is with an endoscophy. They wanted to do a biopsy when I was having ultrasound-they can do that somehow, but the way the lynph node is positioned it wouldn't be possible.
Mommy asked for them to find out how much an endoscopy would cost. She also wants to talk with Dr. P.
There are treatments open to me. Predisone is one. If it's cancer it can be both pred and perhaps chemo.
Both have side effects, but Dr. M said that Pred seems to be beneficial to
cats with both IBD and Cancer.
the Concern is my age. Chemo, if it is cancer, worries mom with me, because of my digestive issues.
Mom is concerned.
Mom feels better when she talks with Dr. P. Dr. P has been my vet for years, and she Tells Mommy. Mommy likes having choices, but wants my Doctor to let her know what she thinks is best.
Mommy is trying to be matter of fact. She loves me. I don't seem to be suffering, but it's so hard to tell with us cats. I'm always hungry...the good news....I put on half a pound from my last visit!
They will continue with the B12 shots! They appear to do me good!
Auntie Lisa, and Angel Alex, could you please let Mommy know your opinions? As well as anyone else who has faced similar?
Mommy is scared. She was watching me eat before...Tech Glen said that if good agrees with me, it's better I eat than not, though now low residue food is being suggested?
I have taken to fancy feast elegant melodies....I went off the beef. I do eat some merricks, but my appitite can be finicky...as with most of us.
Please purr Furrs! Thank you!
PS: Mommy has to have a human girl cat test called a mammogram and sonogram because her vet thinks she has a cyst...so she has to schedule that. I suggested to her maybe my vet could do it, but mommy says they only treat kitties, puppies, piggies and birdies.
purrs to all,
June 30th 2012 7:59 am
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I haven't been well these last two days. I have thrown up twice. I get my b12 shot today.
Mommy wants to discuss putting me on pred. But wants to speak with the vet first.
Mommy is worried. I am laying in the sun, enjoying it.
We, you know, live in the moment.
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