June 30th 2012 5:53 pm
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I went to the Vet today. Mommy and Daddy have 2 choices. Pred, which vet said is not good for my CKD, or to do a endoscopy, which would mean putting me under and going down into my tummy and intestines and seeing whats going on and taking a little sample.
Then either chemo if it's cancer, or chemo and/or pred.
But tonight I am not feeling well. I don't want the wellness I was put on and at first liked. I don't want the low residue food. I threw up today early in the morning and I am acting queasy again, despite cerenia this morning, and pepcid this evening. I don't want to eat, not even the fish flavors I used to like.
I did get my fluids, and my azodyl. I am not acting happy at all.
Mommy is very worried. I may be heading back to the vet tomorrow...mommy is going to get some of the other food I liked and if I eat it, ok. If I don't, then she is going to bring me in, because I lost the half a pound I had gained.
Mommy is confused and upset. She said she doesn't like little vet, because she makes all choices look bad.
Mommy said that she loves me so much, and I know she does. I am also limping today, and she pulled out litter from between my toes and trimmed my nails, and still limping.
Mom is really frustrated and worried...and daddy just went to work.
Would it be alright for me to ask for Purrs?
Would my angels look in on me?
thank you so much,
July 1st 2012 6:22 am
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I want to say thank you!
last night I threw up again. Mommy wiped my face with a cloth, then let me rest. She had given me an appitite booster though that afternoon.
Well, it kicked in around Midnight, and when she went to check on me, I was hungry! She gave me a teaspoon of babyfood....beef. I ate it, then laid down. And I kept it down.
When Daddy got home at 2:30am, I was hungry. He fed me half a can of elegant melodies (the kind they were trying to get me off of), but he figrued that if I was hungry and would eat it and maybe keep it down, it was good...and I was hungry!)
Well, I ate it and kept it down! What Daddy didn't know was that Angel Buddie came with heavenly healing ice cream before he came and made me well! He told me stories and I felt so much better!
Tomorrow Daddy will call Dr. P and ask her opinion on the endoscopy. Mommy will feel better with it if she knows what Dr. P, my doctor, suggests.
Thank you all for your wonderful purrs and power of the paw....it works!!!! :)
Just now, I am streched out resting! Have a good morning everyone! and thank you again...
July 6th 2012 6:48 pm
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She's getting checked out because of her odd behavior, which is troubling Mom and Dad. They aren't getting much sleep.
I've been much better this week, I only threw up once, but they do need to get me more Cerenia.
I've been spending alot of time sunning myself...or 'cooking myself as Daddy says. He doesn't know how I can lay in the sun the way I do, but it feels so good on my body.
Who else out there enjoys sunning? I think it's something we 'Olde Furts' enjoy.
Lots of love and purrs,
July 7th 2012 3:43 pm
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She was there! She was there! She got our messages!
I got my B12 shot. Ms. Lisa, if you are here, she says she read you site and she said that right now she is giving me as much B12 as my system can stand. She said that she is giving me the most she can, and that I am putting on weight is good.
She said she does not now recommend the endoscopy, and said to Mommy and Daddy: 'She is eating, she is drinking, peeing', pooping. She throws up sometimes, but it's under control with the fluids, periactin, cerenia, azodyl. She feels there are other 'options' including perhaps a needle biopsy (gasp) if it comes to that, but she doesnt' feel that this procedure would right now be recommended for me. She said that all things considered, I look good. She said that I have 'senior cat syndrome' and just am probably older than thought. She said that I'm tough, though, and so long as I have more good days than bad, she'll have an eye kept on me, and 'lets not push things on her right now-IBD and this type of lymposarcoma are very close-the difference of some cells is all. She said thats why it's important I eat, and if I don't like the low residue food, then I shouldn't eat it. She said that the fancy feast beef if I tolerate it is fine, and I may very possibly have developed a sensitivity to poultry...many older cats do not tolerate polultry well at all.
So that is the story. I am not having to have anything scary done.
I came home, relaxed, had something to eat and am resting.
Thank you all so much for purring for me! Thank you my Angels for looking after me.
purrs with gratitude,
July 21st 2012 4:16 pm
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Well, went for my B12 shot today, and got weighed! I am doing well! I gained a half a pound! I am now 6 1/2 lbs! This is good, considering I had lost so much weight!
Auntie Lisa, you are the BEST! Thank you for making sure I got the B12 shots!!!!!
They are working!!!!
I am also off of all chicken cat food and haven't thrown up all week!
July 23rd 2012 8:22 am
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There was a commontion very early this morning.
I went to use the box in the bathroom at 4am and the door was closed. There was a sound that was scary coming from in there.
Well, I couldn't get in, and the box in the hall was dirty.
I had no choice but to show my displeasure by leaving my poopies on the small blanket on the loveseat.
Mommy came in and saw the blankie was neatly folded over. She unfolded it and went 'uh on'.
She then took away the blanket and poopie and went to the bathroom and found the door closed! She said 'well, that explains it!' she went in and there in the middle of the floor in her carrier was NATALIE!
She was howling in a scary and very loud way.
Mommy grabbed the carrier and took it in the bedroom and opened it on the bed. She asked Daddy why Natalie was in there. he told her that becuase he couldn't feed her she had started to yell at him and poke him in the face and then stood on his head and was smacking his ear. He had to get up and take her to the vet at 8am, and it was only 4 and he wasn't getting any sleep, so he put her in the carrier in the bathroom. (she has a blankie in the carrier to sleep in-but she peed on it, so that was that).
She told Daddy that I couldn't get to my box and left a little something for him on the lovesseat. But she didn't give it to him-she put it in the trash.
The problem is that people don't understand we need to poop in our boxes-and Natalie was in there! What was I to do?
Moms note: Natalie has the vet's today to have her anal glands washed out. She wasn't to eat or drink after midnight, and was very insistant she be fed. My husband wasn't getting any sleep-and thinking she would settle down in her carrier, put her in the batrhoom in the carrier.
She was a bit better this morning once I let her out but we felt so bad when she could smell the other cats being fed but she couldn't eat.
August 1st 2012 9:02 am
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Yesterday she washed off my paws because I had gotten them dirty in the box. Today this morning the same. She looked at my ears...and they were dirty. She cleaned them, and will clean them again later.
For whatever reason, despite my B12, and eating, I am not looking so good the past couple days. It could be the weather-when it's humid and damp, I seem more stiff and sore. But she picked me up and I am so lite, despte the B12 and eating.
Daddy's going to call the vet today, I may get checked up again this weekend...becuase mommy worries, and I am her baby.
Mommy said to daddy it doesn't look as though I am grooming. She brushes me, and washes my face, and I seem to enjoy it. i love my family.
Mom feels sad. She wishes she could wave a wand and make me feel healthy and strong.
Do any of you, who are 'old furts' and are 'up there' have these issues?
Mom's afraid that the bridge is ahead, and doesn't want me to cross...
daddy says to mommy 'you can't think that way'.
Mommy and I have been together since somewhere in the 90s...she has forgotten when....
Mommy gets sad when she brushes me, but my coat looks greasy and clumpy.
August 5th 2012 10:40 am
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As you know, Mom and Dad have been worried about me. I have been losing weight, despite eating, though at times I'm fussy.
Well, they made an appointment for me today, as mom was concerned that I did not look too well.
Well, the nice vet that saw Natalie this week saw me. She made a fuss over me, as vets always do, though I, as Gumpy would say 'gave her lip'. She laughed and said to Daddy that so long as I had spirit I was a fighter, and that was good. She told Daddy I was dehydrated and to increase my fluids to 100mg a day. She gave them to me today, though i had some at 2am when Daddy came home.
Then she told Mommy that she wanted to run bloods, because she wanted to see how my kidneys were doing and what changes there were. Mommy said yes, though she asked what could be done if they were worse and the vet looked sad and shook her head. 'You're doing all you can do.' she said. She told Mommy that Mommy and Daddy were goood pawrents, and that as we kitties get 'up there' some of us have 'stuff' that is treated with preventative care, and Mommy was doing that. She said that KD was good for me, but few cats 'like that stuff' and she wasn't as concenred with me eating that sort of food as with me eating.
I got my nails cut too. I have 'old ladycat nails' that grow into little curved things and make it hard for mom to cut them properly, so she did. They also took pee. I don't know why-they like blood and pee there I guess.
I'm now resting by the window-my favorite spot. I had a treat of some fussiecat tuna and prawns in aspci and now am laying down. It's good to be home.
love to all.
August 9th 2012 8:25 am
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I am feeling ok! Since I have had my fluids upped, I appear to be feeling much better. I am still a skinny minnie, but haven't thrown up much at all! I get my B12 shot this week. Mom and Dad and the vets have been playing phone tag about my test results, but so far I am doing well.
Yesterday wasn't my 'real' birthday...mommy doesn't know when that is. The birthday date was picked because it was an estimate by our first vet of when I might have been born. So we have them to thank for it. But everyone knows that our time runs different that humans, so maybe we could claim several birthdays a year?
Purrs to all,
August 25th 2012 2:38 pm
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Mommy and Daddy bought me for my B12 today. I didn't want to go, had just gone to lay in the sunpatch. But Mommy put me in my carrier and took me down. However, I had to go, so left them a bit of a poopie in the carrier on the way.
When I got there they took me in the back. I have lost 1/2 and my anemia is worse, it's a 19 now. Little Vet is having me go in and go on a special shot on Monday, and I will be watched to see how I do on it. I will have to get it 3x a week.
I am also going onto Predisone. She is hoping that this helps whatever is going on with me in my innards, if it's IBD/pancretitis, or the 'big c'. It was that, or doing a endoscopy that might or might not show whats going on. Big Vet is on vacation, so we couldn't get her input.
Mommy is upset about this...because this is, as she see's it, something that means I have somehow reached a 'turning point'. I don't know why she's upset-as you know, we live in the moment. I am having meals, and naps and places to poop. I relax in the morning sun, or on my blankie or mommy's shirt when it's chilly.
Mommy wanted to speak with Big Vet-she has always been 'my vet' but Mommy and Daddy knew when they got called into the exam room, and were told 'We are worried about her' it was serious.
I am not upset at all...I love Mommy and Daddy. Life moves forward, and I have a good life, my good furs. I'm not afraid, for I've met angels, and know that when the time comes for me to leap up and outward, there will be those others who have gone before to catch me if my wings aren't yet there. Of course Mommy will miss me, and Daddy. And I them. But we each have our mission.
I am not in pain or uncomfortable. It's my lack of gaining weight despite my eating that is a constant worry.
Mommy's aunt met her a couple weeks in the vets office-I was in the back getting my shot. She told Mommy that she remembered me at least 2 years before Mommy got me. And Daddy and Mommy have known each other 15 years, and I remember when they got to know each other...and if I was a couple years old then....well, that makes me about 17 or 18, just like my pal Gumpy.
Please everyone, if you could let Mommy know that she will be ok...and so, my dear furs and friends, will I.
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