May 18th 2014 2:17 pm
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Howdy, well I finally got to come home yesterday, boy was I happy to be home, rubbing on everything and checking out the house. I am very dopey because they have me on medication still to help me relax and pain meds.
I didn't eat much while I was there so Mom thinks I have lost a little weight. I have slept mostly since I have come home, still not feeling too good, but better now that I am home.
Dad has to hold me so Mom can get my capsule down me, sure hate that yes I do, Mom keeps telling me it will help me get better. I get a treat of dried shrimp because I shallow my pill
This Morning I wanted my food, yes I even got 2 helpings of my food, I was so hungry and once again I got my medication. Then I came to Mom's room to lay on my favorite cat tree and look out the window and there it was the lizard sitting on the wall...I watched and watched as it moved around and ran across the top and back.
Then Mom comes in with another favorite place for me to hang out on, the over the door nap and play tree, I got on it and have been there ever since sleeping, yes sleeping, I am too tired to do anything else.
Oh and I have to tell you I almost forgot, I decided to play in the water bowl this morning, it was so much fun, I had both paws in it just standing there, then I was splashing it all over the floor and licking my paws. Mom didn't mind because she knew I was having fun and I was getting water with the licking of my paws. What fun I had and afterwards Mom had a big mess to clean up.
I am so happy to be home and away from that place, they were nice, but it wasn't home, too much going on all the time, some very sick doggies and kitties there.
Mom is hoping to keep me from getting stressed, she will give me some Rescue Remedy next week because there will be landscapers working to fix our backyard so it won't be all dirt...she sure hopes I don't get sick again.
Yeah I heard them talking about this surgery I might have to have if I keep having these blockages, I know Mom doesn't want to do it so she is looking into what else she can do to help me not stress so much, but you all know how good us kitties are at hiding the illnesses and that we are stressed...
Now I have to thank you all so very much and from the bottom of my heart for purring and praying for me...the POTP does work and we sure hope it works for me to help me not get sick again and have the surgery....
I am tired now so I need to close my eyes and take a nap before Mom has to give me my medication again. Love you all!
Hugs from Arizona desert cowboy Kody
May 16th 2014 2:02 pm
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Howdy my friends, well I am still at the vet and I continue to WOW all the girls here, they love me and think I am so cute...well of course I am!
I have to tell you it was very busy here last night lots of emergencies and it was scarey for me, not knowing what was going on, I just wanted to go home.
So my very pretty and nice Vet called Mom this morning I will let her tell you how I am doing! Take over Mom...
Well Kody is doing better, he is peeing as much as he is getting fluids put in him. He ate very little this morning, so hope he is eating better he loves food.
They are continuing the fluids, he still has the catheter in him, if he continues to do well all day they will remove the catheter and see if he pees on his own. If he does well over night he may get to come home, it is all on Kody when he gets to leave. I know he is in good hands and they are taking very good care of him.
He is still on his special can food and he drinks reverse osmosis water only.
Got an email from his vets in San Diego, they agree that surgery is the very last resort, they said he would more than likely get UTI's after surgery and he has to be on meds for pain...So I will do surgery only if I have no other choice, I will do anything to not have to do that to my sweet Kody...I just can't imagine doing that surgery and cutting him like they would have to to make the opening bigger so he doesn't get blocked, it is just beyond me that is the only way. Luckily they have specialists and he has already seen Kody and knows his history, he has done this surgery....
I just hope with time and things settling here soon he will be OK...I am not sure how to keep him from being stressed, he sure hides it well
OK Mom my turn, I want to thank you all for the comments, the suggestions and help. Also for your purrs and POTP...we know it is working and now we just have to pray that I won't need surgery down the road..maybe shorter road than we all want..
So for now hugs from me to you all
Kody and Mom
May 15th 2014 4:52 pm
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Howdy friends from Arizona,
Well here I go again, I am all blocked again, I only have a few minutes to let you know I am at the Vet ER and will be for at least 2 days maybe longer. Mom caught me trying to pee in the kitchen sink this morning, it was to let her know I was having trouble peeing, then I tried in the potty box for at least 5 minutes, then I went into their bathroom and pee a very small amount on the bath mat...Mom had already called the new vet, they are a smaller vet and just couldn't fit me in today, not even if they left me there, Mom was a little upset, but understood...they recommended the Southern Arizona Veterninary Specialty & Emergency Center 20 miles away. So Mom & Dad drove me there, I was not a happy boy at all. They took me right away, Mom didn't get to say good bye to me, but they knew I was coming and wanted to get things started to help me pee.
So I am there and not happy at all....of course Mom isn't either but she will do anything for me...it will be more expensive for me to be there and get the care I need.
Meowing lots and unhappily too...but boy do I smoosh the vet ladies they are all loving on me and I am loving on them...hate having the catheter in me, but now I know it will help me..
Kody's Mom here: yes Kody is at the ER for his blockage, I may have to find another vet that is larger, I can't always be taking him 20 miles away to get unblocked...The vet asked if we have consider the surgery to correct his blockage, I told her say but we don't want to do that unless absolutely necessary and the last resort...
He is doing well I am waiting to hear how he did this afternoon, of course they are all falling in love with my sweet loving boy. They told me that i could keep pain killers that will relax him on hand to give to him, so I will have to talk to the vet to see if I can get some and of course the cosequin.
I know that he can't keeping this up and I will eventually have to make a decision but I don't want to do the surgery....had any one else done the surgery!
We are getting more settled, but I am afraid that we have more to do, have to have our backyard landscaped, someone do some window coverings for a couple of rooms. So I will have to try to keep the stress level down for him which is hard to do because he acts normal and he seems that things are not bothering him....
So hopefully soon my boy will be home and we will be more settled so we can spend more time here...I will let you all know how he is doing....purrs for him are always welcomed..
hugs from all of us
Kody and Mom Peggy
May 8th 2014 12:48 pm
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Howdy my friends, well we are in our new home, what a drive it was for us, it really went smoothly. Mom had to make sure I got fluids while we were driving so every time we stopped Mom gave me water in a syringe. I got to get out of the car and only stuck my head out of my carrier of course Mom had me in my harness and leash so I wasn't going anywhere.
For 2 days we all were hiding in Moms big walk in closet, I was the first to go out and see where we were...I have to say to get to where the food is I have to walk further. We are still exploring all the new areas, but at least we have all of our belongings which Mom made sure was out ASAP so we would feel more comfortable.
We are now all settling into our house, I love being able to finally have my favorite cat tree, Mom put it right in front of my very own little window so I can look out the backyard, I get to see birdies fly by and oh yeah I got to see a big lizard sitting on our brick wall...last night I heard the coyotes howling....it scared me and Mom.
With the move and the drive over thank goodness I didn't get sick, I am doing well and back to doing all my favorite things, sleeping on Moms bed and stealing food when I can.
Thankfully I didn't get sick and have to go to the vet right after we moved which Mom thought, fooled her I such did...buy really I am doing well and we are now Arizona cowboy kitties...Mom says we live out in the wild.
We are so glad to see we can get back on Catster, Mom is still very busy getting everything settled in the house and organized so we will be here on and off when Mom has time and isn't tired...
For now bye from the new Arizona Cowboy kitty
April 15th 2014 11:07 am
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Hi my friends,
Well I am doing good so far, still on medication and Mom is making sure I get plenty of water. My Vet wanted Mom and Dad to give my Sub Q Fluids but I had different plans...NOT NO WAY!!!! NO SIREE!!!
I got the fluids 2 times the third time I fought, tried to bite my Mom so they said that is it, they will not put me through that. You see I am a very strong boy, Dad had to sit on me kinda, hold me down and Mom struggled to get the needle in and keep it in...just not worth the hassle...I WON YES I DID.
So Mom called my Vet and told her it is just way to difficult to do the fluids, unlike my big sweet sister she just sits there and let them give her the fluids and she is done. My Vet said to make sure I only eat the special can and make sure I get plenty of water, water in my food.
Now for our move, yes 2 weeks from today we will be on our way to our new home in Vail Arizona...in our new car with all the bells and whistles.
Mom and Dad where staying in our new house as you all know from the 6th to the 9th. By the way we were all good while they were gone. Mom came home and told us all about our new house and how much fun we will have exploring and finding new places to hide and sleep...in Moms room we have a big bay window looking out in our back yard...well dirt yard for now. Mom already took some of our things there for us when we arrive so we can enjoy our new window. She told us our house is so pretty and at night it is too quite for her she hears everything, so she will have to take a fan over to help her sleep. She heard Coyotes howling one night, saw a hawk flying over our house...she is so worried about all the wild animals that roam about. They even have wild Javelina's come into our community---desert wild pigs/hogs not sure which one...
Mom and Dad arranged for a painter to come in this week to paint the inside of the house and garage, had to have a water softener installed, they found out our water is from a well and the pressure is very low...then when they were outside looking outside the front and the cul de sac a man said hi to them, he is the owner of a wright iron place, Mom asked about him fixing the gate so Mia or one of us getting out of the back yard...hopefully we don't get out...he also offered to put in a metal device in the ground to keep out the rattle snakes, he will do that of course and he will also do the other side because it has holes in the brick for drainage. We are also having him put in a better patio screen door so I won't run through it or Milo won't either...he likes to jump on the door.
So now Mom and Dad a super busy getting things done for the movers, spend 7 hours in the garage pulling things from the rafters, putting out trash for the junk men to come get and for donated items. This weekend they will take both cars out to take their girls things to them, take paint, electronics to recycle places.
Lots to do so Mom isn't sure we will be back on before we move...we are sad we are missing so much even my DOP last weekend...THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS AND PICTURES FOR ME.
We love you all and we will be back on soon.
April 5th 2014 8:42 pm
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Thank you Diary Lady for choosing my diary today! surprised for sure, not expecting this...thank you friends again for your concats and messages.
Now for me, Mom still hasn't seen me pee in my box, but that doesn't mean I haven't done so, she was busy today and gone the first thing this morning.
Before she left for her last Sunrise Stroll at the Zoo she had to give me my medication and let me tell you I didn't cooperate at all, fought her all the way, took Mom 3 tries to get my pill in me, so she decided to crush my pill tonight and mix in my food...better no fighting and I cobbled it up.
I don't like getting my pain medicine either, but it is all measured for Mom and she just puts it in my mouth and done. I tried to get her hand away from my face but she won I lost.
Now for the fluids that is a whole another story, don't like, didn't want to sit still, fought both Mom and Dad, yes I did. The dogs barked because I was making a fuss and that made me jump. Mom thinks when I jumped the needle poled through the other side of my skin because the fluids were coming out even though the needle was still in me. So I wasn't going for sitting there too long, only got 100 mls. instead of 150 mls I am suppose to get. Mom says better some than none at all, so not sure if they will get it all in me like I am suppose to get to help my bladder.
Mom is going to try having me in one of our beds on the floor and see if that will help some, tomorrow is another day of trying, we will just have to see how it goes...
So tomorrow morning Mom and Dad are leaving again to go to Arizona, Mom is going to worry about me cause it is just too soon to leave me, the last time I was sick I didn't do well and I ended up at the vet, I sure hope you will all purr for me that I don't get sick again while Mom is gone and when she gets back or maybe before I end up back at the vet...Mom and Dad will be back Wednesday evening...we will be so happy to see them walk in the door again, cause this is the last time they will leave us we will get to go next time and we will then be zonies....
Our pet sitter knows that if I am not doing well or she sees signs of me having trouble peeing she is to take me to my vet or the Vet ER...not to wait..
Hugs to you all and I will let you know how I did when Mom gets home.
April 4th 2014 9:04 pm
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Oh my friends I am so happy to be home, I looked around the house and kept walking and walking to check it all out, I must say there are lots more boxes all over the house. Soon I won't have any place to lay down and sleep...
So Mom finally got me late this afternoon and I meowed a lot on the way home, I just wanted to get out of that carrier and the vet...Don't get me wrong I love my vet and all the ladies that took care of me and they love me too.
I am on Calvamox to make sure I don't get sick because I threw up while under and Buprenophine for pain, each 2 times a day, also have to get sub q fluids once a day 1 1/2 mls. until we get settled.
Guess who will be fighting when I have to get medications and fluids. Mom had to sit on her legs on the floor tonight wrap me in a towel to get my medication in me...she didn't have to give me the fluids I got them at the vet before she got me out of there...tomorrow Mom & Dad will have to figure out how to do the fluids...this ought to be fun...it will take them both to keep me from escaping!
Anyway I am resting now laying on my heated pad at the bay window cleaning myself...but Mom keeps coming over to check on me, she hasn't seen me use the litter box yet...
With Mom and Dad leaving on Sunday my pet sitter will only give me my medication not the fluids, there is no way she will be able to get me to stay still long enough...Mom is praying that I will be OK while she is gone...I hope so too...
Mom uses rescue remedy all the time, but hasn't tried the calming collar yet...
Well I gotta go and rest, thank you for purring for me, your comments on my dairy and gifts too..hope you will keep me in your prayers while Mom & Dad are gone and while we move
Love and hugs
Kody so happy to be home again
April 3rd 2014 4:11 pm
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Kody's Mom here, as all of you know things are crazy here as we are getting closer to our move to Arizona 4/29.
We are packing everyday, running around trying to get things done before we leave San Diego. There are boxes every where!
Tuesday evening I let Kody out on his leash, I was watching him and noticed he was peeing outside, he didn't move for longer than normal, I looked where he peed and there wasn't much there. Yesterday morning he came into the bathroom and peed on the bath mat & then into the family room and peed on the carpet...well he tried about a fifty cent spot on the mat & carpet.
I knew he was blocked like he was in October, so I immediately called his Vet and I took him in. His bladder was larger than normal, he was trying to pee in his carrier and on the table.
So I had to leave my sweet boy at the vet, again they had to knock him out, because he ate earlier in the morning once he was under he started throwing up. They are worried he may get sick from swallowing his own throw up. So far he hasn't gotten sick, he has a catheter in, a cone and getting fluids. They will remove the catheter tomorrow morning if he pees on his own he will get to come home...
Kody will be on medication just in case he does get sick, pain medication and I will have to give him sub Q fluids once a day until after we get settled in Arizona.
I feel so bad that he got so stressed with us packing that he is having to go through this, his Vet said some cats keep things inside like being stressed and it affects them like him getting blocked and can't pee...we will have to watch him for some time and hope for the best.
Just what we needed with all that is going on and once again we are getting ready to drive over to our new home on Sunday, we are taking my husbands car filled with animal things and some things of ours too, leave his car there and drive home in our new Escape...kitties will be traveling in style with all the works...not bad I say!!
Well we just wanted to let you all know, sad we can't be here but just too much to do and time is running out...hope to get back on before we leave.
Everyone else is doing well, even Xena, she had blood work done on Monday her thyroid is in normal range, kidney numbers went up just a small amount, so will take her back in one more time before we leave.
Sending our love to you all!
Peggy Kody's Mom
February 24th 2014 4:18 pm
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Oh no you didn't Mom!
As I sat inside the house by the patio door yesterday watching Mom as she slowly took down our enclosure, one side, then the back, the other side and finally the front! of course the top too, I meoowwwed and meeowwwed loudly...I am so upset I climb up the screen all I hear is Kody get down! Kody no, Kody no you can't come out you will get in the way. I wanted to be out there so I could stop Mom from making my enclosure go away. I don't understand why it is going away.
Mom put our enclosure in a big huge box very carefully as I watched her sadly I am crying I love my enclosure, now I can't spend hours on my favorite shelf watching the birds fly by, looking for buggies..no I can't, I don't know why Mom is doing this to me. First it was my favorite cat tree and now my enclosure.
Mom and Dad brought in the huge box, left it in the front room so of course I had to investigate this box to see what happened to my enclosure. I looked inside and there it is all in pieces. So sad to see my enclosure all in pieces. Meow meow meow
Mom picked me up hugged me and told me "Kody we had to take it down and put it back in the box so we can take it with us when we move, I promise you Kody I will put your enclosure together for you on our new covered patio as soon as we get our things delivered", she told me my things have to go in a big big truck.
I am sad that I don't have my enclosure but now I get to go out on my leash, that is so much fun too cause I get myself all wrapped around everything, that makes Mom and Dad have to unwrap me...that is pay back I say for taking my enclosure away from me...
Mom here: well I needed to take it down before we get rain this week and I have to wait for it to dry out..I hated to take it down but the more I do now the less I will have to do as it gets closer to our move.
OK Mom that is enough I wanted my friends to know what you did, you first took my cat tree away, it is still in the garage where I can't get to it and now my enclosure...what did I do to make you take some of my favorite things away! Mom says "Kody I promise all of your things will be in our new home just for you very soon!"
January 27th 2014 9:01 pm
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No we are not talking about what is going on around here, we want our friends to know that we had a busy weekend...Saturday we had another open house, this isn't easy for any of us...Mom and Dad have to remove all kitty boxes and supplies...our water and mates, doggies items and some more things that they feel need to be out of the house. Every time someone comes to look at the house this happens...Mom is pretty tired of it all, she can relax and enjoy some down time.
So out into the garage we all went into the cage, oh how I hate being in there. This time Mom decided to put all of our beds with the heating pads in the cage for us, hoping it would help us feel at ease..it did we just laid in our beds.
Mom let the doggies out there too they ran around bark bark bark, they are nervous like we are. None of us understand what is going on around here, this is the only home we have all known...where is all of our things...
So Mom left us and went to the Cat Fancier's Cat Show...oh how she loves to go to them, that is where she adopted Tallulah and Zeke. Not me, I am a pet store kitty!
Mom got us some new toys but we can't have them until we move into our new house, she told us they are going to go with us..she also got us some really really good catnip from a farm that grows catnip...it is so fresh and boy did I go crazy over it, spend a good house licking and licking the little toy she got as a sample of the nip in it. Then Zeke got it and finally Tu Two, by that time this small toy was soaked from us licking and licking.
Mom came home later than she wanted, Dad told her we got an offer and he thought another one would come in, and guess what it did, so we have 2 offers as of now, we are waiting to see what happens and if we will counter offer...you see even if we sell our house, we can't move until May so we have to be able to stay here until then. So whatever we accept it will be lowered for us to stay here. It has to be high enough so we end up where Mom and Dad want to be with the final sale price..So at any time this may no longer be our home, we will be renters.
Once we all were back into the house and settled down we were happy again and ready for the evening meal...and finally settle down for our night time sleep.
We all want to say hang in here, one never knows what tomorrow will bring, we have to have faith and believe in Catster and that someone hopefully get us our catster back.
We love you all and we will be here till the end.
Hugs to all
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