September 24th 2006 10:45 pm
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this morning i was lying in the sun giving myself a beauty bath when i noticed all the soft black fuzz .eureka! it was growing over every bald spot. there hasn't been any hair there in over 3 months. i'm so excited. my skin has healed and i'm looking better every day. my families been worried about me so i'm glad to show signs of progress. i'm happy to be feeling better and it shows...
August 31st 2006 3:37 pm
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i knew it was going to be a bad day as soon as i saw that carrier cage. it's never a sunday drive, it always means the same thing- i'm going to the vet. i get tricked into the carrier every time, so i pout the whole 5 mile ride there by stuffing myself into a tight ball . i make sure to keep my back toward mommy at all times. i growl a little in disapproval every time she speaks to me . i wish the ride was longer to the place i hate most. we always get put in a small room right away. it only makes me more nervous. i hear giant dogs barking and cats crying. i smell dog poop. i want to go home.
the vet has to take the lid from the car carrier and lift me out. he pets me a little bit then turns out the lights and looks at me with an ultra-violet lamp. he listens to my heart and puts me on the weigh scale and then right back in my carrier. i ball right back up as he puts on the top and closes the cage door. no pain. no pick . no jab. it's a miracle.
the vet tells mommy nothing is wrong with me. he said he's studied my behavior and given me enough tests to believe it's psychological. he noticed that the problem started when lily left our family. it's true. i miss that old girl. we were the best of friends for a couple of years. i even quit eating for a few days because i was so depressed. the vet gave us a pep talk about staying busy. finding things to do other than chew. so hopefully that means more play time. he also recommended a new shampoo for a bath. A BATH! &^%%#$@ ! i knew i wasn't going to get out of it that easy.
i stay tucked in a tight ball for our return trip home. the vet talks about mommy keeping emmie away from me until my nerves calm down. before i know it , we're back on our way and home.
just as soon as the carrier is opened i run for the nearest hiding spot. i will stay here until i know dinner is on the table. begging and forgiveness go paw in paw. i never eat anything they are serving but they finally figured out that i like to be at the table just like the rest of the family.
August 27th 2006 11:57 pm
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today will be my third trip to the vet for the same problem. my head feels hot to mommy. my skin is itchy and i'm chewing it until i make sores. we've checked for ringworms, mites, fleas or any other type of cootie. we've had some bloodwork and the vet even looked at me with a special ultraviolet lamp only to tell us there is nothing he can find. still i get worse. more and more holes in my fur. my family gets scared because i have feline aids. they are concerned that the sores may actually be skin lesions much like the sores that humans get with advanced HIV . just cause for concern because my sores are appearing on every part of my body. starting with a tiny sore at the base of my tail a month ago now effects every part of my coat. i actually look mangie. i've had treatments the entire month but the problem only progresses.
i'm still eating , my appetite normal but am limited to dry food and a little bit of lettuce at least until the vet can help me with a healthier diet. we're trying everything and will keep writing in my diary until we can figure out what's happening ...
we appreciate any information you might have with this problem. maybe you know a great cat diet that works well for you??? we could use some suggestions since we've tried just about everything in the past month. thanks so much!!!
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