Adventures with Kody

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Enjoying life in the desert

July 12th 2014 2:44 pm
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Now that we have been in our new house for several months I have to say we are settling in; getting used to living here, not scared like we were, I love so many places to hang out, my cat tree (formly Tallulah's) I look out the back watching my lizard grow bigger, birds small and big, butterflies too. Mom and I watch the storms coming too it blows the trees poor trees!
I have discovered a whole new area the garage, I love spendinG time exploring, sniffing, rolling on the concrete And Taking A Nap Only To be awakened by mom telling me time to come in to the cool house.
Yesterday mom got out our pet stroller she put me in & we went out the front that was so Kool a new view from our house.

I am having fun & loving my new home now, I am not stressing out great news. Sleeping on mom's bed in the afternoon and playing what a life being a desert cat.

Well I gotta go need to take my nap now...

Kody the desert cat

 

Feeling better today, sure took a long time though!

June 16th 2014 12:18 pm
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Hello my friends, thank you for your comments, purrs and prayers for me while I was having trouble with my medication.

I have to tell you that Mom was there with me and didn't sleep much either, she was watching over me to make sure I wasn't going to have any other issues with taking my medication.

So as the morning came and we woke up I was still very tired and so was Mom. I did get up and play, ate my food, but I eyes were still dilated some and I just wanted to be lazy and sleep. Guess what so did Mom! so both of us just hung out in Moms room and we slept.

Today I am doing so much better and I back to myself. I am so happy that is over, never do me or Mom want me to go through that again. Mom is just happy I didn't get any worse during the night and I am a happy boy again enjoying life.

Mom is waiting for the vet to get back to Mom so they can talk about giving Mom medication for me to have on hand just in case I start showing signs of stress or getting blocked. Mom hopes the vet agrees with giving me the medication I had when I came home for the ER....I did fine with it and there were no side affects either.

Again thank you all for being here for me and Mom, Mon felt so bad that she happened to me, she told me that she won't let that happen again unless I have surgery or need to be knocked out for any reason...hope not.


We all purr for those in need of our prayers...love and hugs
Kody

 

My medication made me not feel well

June 14th 2014 9:24 pm
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Well Mom has been watching me this evening and she wasn't sure if I was starting to have a problem with getting blocked or not. So she decided to give me my medication she has on hand just in case in hopes it will help me and I won't have to go to the vet.

Well a little while after she gave me my medication Tramadol I was in her room playing with my laser light when I started to feel funny. I went into the other room then to the laundry room where I thought OK I will go to my box.

All of a sudden my pupils dilated and I started meowing loudly sounding weird. Dad was there, Mom heard me and came running to see what was wrong thinking I was having trouble peeing....

I was acting like I was going to throw up but not! Mom came to me looked at me and said my eyes were dilated and I wouldn't move. Finally I moved into the front room and when Mom tried to check me I moved and was facing the wall. Mom told Dad that isn't a good sign.

So Mom hurried and looked up Tramadol for side affects and she thinks I am having side affects from getting this medication....Mom is so mad because she wanted something to help me not make me act weird and funny. She is watching me like a hawk now and is afraid to sleep.

I was getting Prazosin urethral relaxant after my stay at the ER. Mom is going to call my new vet Monday morning and tell her she isn't going to give me this medication again and she wants the Prazosin...I had no problems at all with it.

Mom can't believe this is happening, it scared her and it sure scared me I didn't know what was going on. So now I am just laying on the floor with dilated pupils, when Mom pets me I meow loudly...guess I am telling her you think!!!!!

Mom will just give me my homeopathic medication and not give me drugs, she feels like she OD me with this drug...and she isn't happy with the vet, Mom did ask for the Prazosin but the vet felt this would be better....NOT!!!!

We will let you know how I am doing tomorrow unless Mom is at the ER with me...we can't believe this is happening to me, I was doing so good and had a good day

Kody and a sad worried Mom

 

I am Home Finally Home

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

 

MOM GET UPDATE ON ME!

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

 

I am Vet ER

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

 

We made it to Arizona and I am doing good!

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

Kody

 

Update and we move in 2 weeks

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.

Hugs

 

Update and thank you

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.

Kody

 

I am home, but on medications and fluids

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

 
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