August 31st 2012 5:06 am
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Last night was bad.....but...Daddy came home with some cooked steak! And I was hungry and ate it!!! Daddy said I was calling to him, telling him to hurry up!!!
When Mommy came in this morning I was eating my FF beef food from last night. (she always makes sure I have an 'overnight' plate in case I get hungry.)
Thank you everyone for purring and sending me POTP. Mommy was sure that last night I was gazing out the window at my angels, and they were coming for me. Well, they did come, but they sprinkled fairy dust over me, healing powder, and told me to be well....
I know that there will come a time when I will leap the light fantastic and find that moon....
but not just yet.
I am going to nap now.
With many purrs,
Mom's note: I believe in Power of the Paw and purrs and prayer. She appeared better after an hour and a half last night. I didn't get to sleep til late and have to get ready for work, but Hubby is off today, will get her cerenia, and her azodyl.
She's skinny as a rail, but she is eating again.
thank you all so very very much....and she was watching out the window...she saw someone....wonder who it was. Whoever it was...thank you.
August 30th 2012 7:19 pm
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She probably just ate too much...but she isn't feeling well.
She is cold, and I have heating pads around her....
My heart is breaking...she seemed to be doing better.
purrs please for this fur child of my heart.
She has turned her face and is gazing out the window...Ruffy's window.
August 30th 2012 1:48 pm
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Thank you so much for the Power of the Paw and the purrs and prayers and candles! I am tough,a nd am taking my pills and shots and fluids, etc, like a good kitty girl, and eating very well.
I'm always a good girl, and I want to thank everyone for their kind words.
I'm still very very skinny, and always hungry. Mommy has been very tired, and hasn't been on Catster much the past week, as she went back to work and is back going to school also one night a week and all day Saturaday. Mommy got so Mad at Daddy yesterday, too...she came home to a parking ticket. Mommy told Daddy that they simply can't afford any tickets, and he has to find a place to park the new old car off the street. Daddy didn't know about the tickets-they never got put on the car or someone took them off. Apparently there were 2. Mommy yelled alot, but she's sighing now. She said that New York is a bad place to live with a car or without. But she has school to do before they can go anywhere.
I am holding my own, though I am very very skinny. Mommy said that when Big Vet gets back after Labor day, she will talk with her about me and if there is anything else we can do. Someone mentioned something...litzotinic or something? Does anyone else use it? Does it help with weight/vitamins? How is it on the tummy?
Gumpy, thank you and your mommy, too, and everyone, everyone here for being so kind and encouraging.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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,
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