September 5th 2011 10:02 pm
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I promised an update after my vet appointment yesterday. My vet believes I may have IBD and an inflamed pancreas. My intestinal wall is slightly thickened...she says that could be inflammation from the bad diarrhea bout I had. I had an in-house blood panel done and my Amylase was high, which is what indicated the inflamed pancreas.
Regarding my CRF, my Creatinine level has increased and my BUN level has decreased since my last blood panel. My vet recommended increasing my fluid sessions to twice a week and she prescribed an anti-nausea medicine for me to take. As of now I am taking a high blood pressure medicine, an antacid and now the anti-nausea medicine.
I want to thank Finney, Lacey and Angel Alex's mom for emailing with my mom about IBD. (Their mom has the IBD Kitties website.) My mom got some good information on foods and such that may help with IBD.
I will see my vet again in two weeks for a recheck. I sure could use some healing purrs my friends.
September 2nd 2011 9:17 pm
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Thank you so much for your purrs and good wishes! They really helped me and my mom a lot. Mom felt so alone last night...she was really scared about my sudden symptoms. I was having trouble controlling the diarrhea and I went poop on the carpet in the bedroom. :(
Today, my diarrhea has subsided and no more vomiting. Also, my appetite is normal. Mom and Dad gave me fluids tonight and used a purrito wrap on me. Since I was not able to fight the fluids process as much, it went a lot easier for all of us!
My appointment with the vet is for Sunday. That is Mom's day off. I will keep you posted as to what my vet says.
September 1st 2011 11:19 pm
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I'm not doing too well tonight. I vomited up my dinner and I started having diarrhea. Mom waited a bit and then gave me my dose of Pepcid and my Amlodipine. She offered me food about an hour later and I ate 1/3 a can of my Fancy Feast and licked up all the gravy. So, I'm not completely off my food.
Dad and Mom are going to give me fluids tomorrow to try to offset the diarrhea. And, Dad will call the vet for an appointment this weekend. Thank goodness my vet's office is open on Saturday and Sunday for urgent care. Mom hopes this isn't my CRF acting up, but it's possible. Maybe I just have a virus? Please purr!
August 28th 2011 8:23 pm
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Mom and Dad gave me my fluids tonight and I put up one heck of a fight! I've still got spunk even at my age! MOL I heard something whispered about them trying a "purrito" on me next time, whatever that is?
August 20th 2011 5:18 pm
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Here are some questions I saw in Blizzard's diary. Any kitty can play!
1. Do you wear a collar? If so, what color?
Yes, I wear a multi-colored striped collar with my healing charm from Simba' mom.
2. What kind of food do you like?
Wet and dry
3. What are your favorite treats?
4. Do you have a Valentine or a significant other?
5. Do you get table scraps
Yes, mainly chicken
6. What is your favorite toy
I love my catnip cigar that River's mom made. Although not as much now that my siblings have slobbered on it!
7. When is your Birthday?
October 1, 1992
8. How many times a day do you eat?
The dry food is available all day long. I also eat wet food three times a day.
9. Do you have a favorite color?
Pink! (Real men cats love pink!)
10. Do you have any siblings? If so, do you like them?
I have four siblings. I don't like Bob at all. I like Marmelade, especially sleeping next to him in the colder months. Midge likes to pick on me, so I don't like her all that well. Pippin is okay; she likes me! :)
Anyone who wants to play, consider yourself tagged!!
August 13th 2011 7:29 pm
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I wanted to let you know that I let my parents administer my fluids at home yesterday for the first time. They hung the bag on the back of the bedroom door and it made the fluids run smoother. :) I only made a little fuss at the end of the treatment. When it was over I got lots of loving and treats!
I am so happy I didn't have to make the trek to the vet's office to get them done. Please purr that I continue to let my parents give me the fluids at home.
August 6th 2011 3:05 pm
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Let’s find out how feisty you are! Copy and Paste the following diary, answer the questions below, add your score, and find out just how you rank on the Charlie Chocolate Paws Scales of Feistiness!
Charlie Chocolate Paws Scales of Feistiness
1. Do you make demands of your human? (If you answered Yes, give yourself 1 point.) Oh Yes. 1 point
2. If you make demands by doing any of the following, give yourself 1 point for each:
Persistent meowing 1
Smacky Paws 0
Relentless staring 1
Inappropriate behaviors (i.e., chewing on furniture, electrical cords, the oven) 1
3. If you make demands by doing any of the following, subtract 1 point:
Rubbing and purring on your human -1
4. If you let your humans rub your belly, subtract 2 points. -2
5. If you let anyone kiss your belly, subtract 5 points. -1
6. Are you Head of your Household (HOH)? (1 point if you consider yourself HOH) Yes! 1 point
7. If you have kitty (or other animal) siblings, do you:
(Give yourself 1 point for each Yes)
Eat their food? 0
Demand that they groom you? 0
Chase them? 0
Stare at them relentlessly? 0
Stalk them? 0
Pounce on them? 0
Make them meow? 1
Steal their (well, *your*) toys? 0
Make them growl? 1
Make their ears go backwards? 1
Pretend to be grooming (or staring at the wall, ceiling, etc.) while actually stalking them? 0
8. Have you ever destroyed household items?
(1 point for each yes)
Clothing or shoes? 1
Kitty Toys? 0
9. Please list any other crazy things you do that are ridiculously feisty (1 point per).
1 point- Open the treat jar with my teeth
1 point- Aggravate Bob to the point of kitty hysteria
Total Score (Place your score/name in your Diary Title):
My Score is 26 (times a million) of Feisty Points!
0-5 LAIDBACK LOVEBUG: You are a lovebug. You are sweet (and probably floofy) and you go with the flow. Nothing *really* bothers you and you like everybody. You don’t even mind having a feisty sibling! You are a laidback lovebug!
6-15 COOL CAT: You are one cool cat. Smooth with a touch of mischief. You’ve got a bit of feisty in you and a bit of lovebug. Balance is good; you know how to have a good time by chasing and pouncing AND you know how to have a good time by being a mellow kitty and just hanging out. You are a cool cat!
16+ CRAZY FEISTY: You are a nut. A cheeky little monkey! Crazy, feisty, the talk of the town! Chasing kitty sisters, demanding your human feed you NOW, eating your mom’s favorite pair of shoes, turning on the oven with your freakishly strong teeth just because you can! The world is your playground and you’ll try anything once (or twice). If your human can handle the shenanigans of a CRAZY FEISTY kitty cat, all is good! If your human cannot handle the shenanigans, wait until she leaves for work to get crazy and then blame it on your sistercat when your human comes home! You are crazy feisty (and a whole lot of mischievous fun!)!
Any kitty that wants to play is invited! Feel free to tag friends to find out just how feisty your friends are!
July 29th 2011 6:32 am
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OMC, I am the Daily Diary Pick! Mom got up early today before work and happened to receive the email from HQ. :) What a surprise and an honor!
P.S. Mom must have been sleepy because she didn't realize I was Diary of the Day! MOL Thank you friends for the gifties for my page, the p-mails and the pictures!
July 27th 2011 9:03 pm
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I was tagged by Tao AKA Pharaoh Princess to play this game. It's the Family Tag Game. Instead of talking about our kitty selves, we talk about our family. :)
Mom: Mom works for a retail company. Mom's hobbies are computing and reading. She likes to read romance, as well as science fiction novels. Mom is not much of a television watcher, but her favorite shows are House Hunters and Dr. Who.
Dad: Dad has worked in retail for the past 25+ years. He used to be a store manager but his company folded and he lost his job. He now works for the same company as Mom does. Dad's hobbies are computing and reading. He likes science fiction and historical novels. He enjoys watching television; Fringe and Dr. Who are among his favorite shows.
That's it; that's my family!
I am tagging:
Zachery Kolohe' Rider
Annie Spokescat Calico Junction
July 25th 2011 6:22 am
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I wanted to update you on my health. As of Saturday, I gained back the 5 ounces I had lost the week prior. Now if I can just stay on an upswing with my weight, that would be good. My appetite is fine and I haven't been throwing up since I started taking the Famotidine (Pepcid). Unfortunately, the other cats sometimes pick on me because I am ill and old. But, Mom and Dad step in and put a stop to it. :) I am doing well getting my fluids at the vet. My attitude has improved about that. So, Mom and Dad want to try to give them to me at home. I'll let you know how that goes.