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 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 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 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 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 1st 2012 12:27 pm
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The doctor is referring him to a neurologist-same one mommy goes to. He said he believes that Daddy has a pinched nerve in his shoulder.
Daddy sat with me for a bit when I ate my dinner. He then went into the bedroom and went to sleep wiht CK and Natalie. He feels better today-his neck is still hurting, but the migrane is gone.
Thank you everyone for the purrs.
February 29th 2012 8:52 am
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He called mommy from work. He isn't feeling well and is going to the doctor. He told Mommy he had a migrane.
I hope he comes home so I can snuggle with him and make him feel better.
Migranes are not good...when Mommy gets them she does not want to do much.
I'm purring for my Daddy.
February 28th 2012 11:08 am
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Mommy talked with Big Vet who said that the surgery is recommended. Mommy agrees, except that I have had the sniffles since I was at Big Vets. She said it had to clear up before she did surgery.
There is no discharge, just sniffles and sneezes.
It's been a week.
Mommy is going to probably do lysine to try and help me get rid of it.
Mommy said that Big Vet recommends taking off the small bumps, but they actually did look better this time...but they are there...and she thinks it's best they come off.
So...mommy called to find out what to do...and left a message.
I've been eating fairly well with the help of an appitite booster. And Mommy thinks that the KD might possibly make me throw up sometimes....and they gave her cerenia for me...but mommy gives a fraction of what is suggested becuase she believes they mis-prescribed it. I am very sleepy the day after I get it. And that worries Mommy.
I have a heating pad here to lay on if I want it, but for now, the sun is out slightly...and I'm drowsing in the sun by the window.
February 12th 2012 12:17 pm
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Well, now I can take a deep breath, and know that I'm not alone! I have a Valentine! It's GUMP! He's so handsome! I am so honored to be his Valentine! I didn't know what he'd say-I mean, he's like every GQCat rolled into one! He's such a handsome fellow, and he's amazing! Just take a look...
Thank you Gump, for doing me this honor!
I can face anything with you as a Valentine!
February 9th 2012 7:39 am
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Well, mommy was at the vet with Ruffy last night and she asked her about me. Big Vet told mommy I have CYSTS. She said that of itself is probably not comfortable for me, but might not worry her so much if it wasn't that she feels there 'could be something else' possibly going on. She said she thought she detected something 'hard' and this is a concern to her.
Mommy told her she is worried about me with surgery. She reminded Dr.P that I didn't do so well with the dental I had 2 years ago, and I'm now 2 years older.
Dr. P told Mommy she is going to review my chart from that. She said that she believes she could 'get this procedure done really quick in under an hour'. Mommy told Dr. P. she's worried with all my health issues how I'd rebound from surgery. Dr. P said she understood, and would see what they could do to make it as quick and easy on my as possible, but she, in this case, does recommend 'doing something' because she's concerned that there is 'sometihng more' going on-she and mommy talked about how Mommy loves me, and how 'this might be the difference between living from 15-16 or living from 15-18 or 19. She said she's going to review all my results, and then do a treatment plan, which would also give an idea of the cost. Mommy is sighing, but she said to Daddy that I am the world to her, and 'gosh, she's my life, my Kitty Girl' and Daddy agreed.
Mommy is worried about me undergoing surgery, though. She said that she does feel between a rock and a hard place, but wants to do whats best for me, whatever that may be.
Mommy is open to suggestions from any other Mommies and Daddies who have been through this with 'Senior' cats. Mommy is also open to 'holistic' things others might have used.
I was a good girl this morning and ate alot of my breakfast, but Mommy is worried because I did have very very soft stool.