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Diary of the Day

February 4th 2012 10:33 am
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OMC what a surprise! Mom got an email from Catster that I'm Diary of the Day, and saw my picture on the community page! I'm so excited! Thank you to Catster's Diary Gal, and thank you to the kitties who have read my diary and stopped by with congratulations!

 

I'm a Dreamboat!

February 1st 2012 8:37 pm
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Samoa has named me her Angel Dreamboat #22! I'm so honored and flattered! Thank you so much Samoa!

 

Thank You

April 10th 2010 8:38 pm
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Thank you to every cat who has sent p-mails, rosettes/gifts, and diary comments. Mickey was a very special cat and I miss him so much. Thank you for the condolences for the loss of Mickey and the support during a difficult time.

Mickey's Mom

 

Mickey update

April 9th 2010 8:48 am
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This is Mickey's Mom. Mickey started going down hill again last night. I brought him in to my vet this morning who confirmed that his kidneys were swollen, he was in pain, and that there was nothing more we could do for him. I pretty much knew that already so I made the difficult decision to send him to the Bridge. He passed away in my arms this morning. He was 14 years old.

 

Kidneys

April 1st 2010 6:47 am
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I spent the day at the vet yesterday. I was depressed, lethargic, irritable, and wouldn't eat. I'm in active kidney failure now. I'm home now, but still not feeling very good. Mom and I are going back to the vet today to be shown how to do sub-q fluid therapy at home. Hopefully that will make me feel better and buy me some more time. Mom's been pretty upset. She just lost Mr. Fez in January and now she's losing me too. Hard to say exactly how much time I have...

 

Vet visit

November 12th 2009 12:34 pm
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Mr. Fez and I went to the vet yesterday for our annual exams and vaccines. Mom agreed to a senior panel on me as I'm 13. My vet called with the results this morning... unfortunately the labs show my kidneys are not functioning quite as well as they should. I'm in the early stages of feline kidney disease. Right now I'm feeling fine and my lab values were only slightly elevated. We only did the labs because of my age. My vet did recommend to start feeding me Hills Prescription Diet feline k/d to hopefully slow the progression of the disease. Mom got one can today to see if I'll eat it. My vet said this is extremely common as cats get older and that about 1/3 of cats will develop kidney disease in their lifetime. Mom's bummed about the news, but I'm okay for now and hopefully will be for a while...

 

Emergency Vet Visit

May 18th 2009 8:49 am
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Well, Mom took me to the Emergency Veterinary Clinic last night. She noticed my right eye was a little droopy, the pupil was very narrow and constricted, and my third eyelid was showing in my right eye too. My left eye looked normal. Mom was very worried this could be something serious, so she took me in to the ER.

Well, after an exam, the emergency vet couldn't find any reason for what was going on with my eyes. He said sometimes these things are idiopathic (no known cause). He was however, concerned with how my lungs sounded (I have a history of asthma). So Mom let them take an x-ray. It did look like I have some respiratory infection starting so he sent me home on some oral antibiotics and also an eye antibiotic ointment for my eyes. He didn't see any sign of infection in my eyes, that's just a precaution.

Mom spoke with my regular vet this morning and she feels I have something called Horner's Syndrome, with an idiopathic (no known) cause. Here's a link for more information and a picture. Horner's Syndrome Mom will try to post a picture of me on my page too later.

My regular vet said most idiopathic cases of Horner's Syndrome will resolve on their own, but it can take weeks. She said to continue with the antibiotics and follow up next week. I also seem to be prone to respiratory issues, so my Mom and my vet are trying to work on that too...

 

I'm a teenager

March 1st 2009 10:51 am
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Well today's my birthday... or at least the best guess for my birthday from the vet as we don't know my exact birthday. I was 4 months old when Mom adopted me from the shelter. Now I'm a teenager, 13 years old today. Mom says she can't wait to see what trouble I cause now that I'm a teenager! Thank you to Pawstuctaway Serengeti and Dennisport (Always Loved) for the four-leaf clover for my birthday and thank you to Mercy for the party hat!

 

I'm all good now

January 27th 2009 9:21 am
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Well, we FINALLY figured out what's been wrong with me! I threw up a GIGANTIC hairball (almost the size of a hotdog) last Wednesday and I've been eating like a horse ever since! I've gained a pound already - I'm up to 12.4 pounds today when Mom took me in to the vet to be weighed today. Mom says it no wonder I wasn't eating much with that thing in my belly - I have room for food in my stomach now! My vet is happy too and was glad it didn't come to doing a barium series or ultrasound (which Mom was considering doing and probably would have found the thing). It's still probably the world's most expensive hairball though with the vet visits and tests they did run on me (probably $400-$500). Too bad I couldn't have just asked for some Laxatone or Petromalt and saved Mom the worry and expense!

 

Vet update

October 29th 2008 6:34 pm
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Well, something is still wrong with me - I've still losing weight. My regular vet has run several tests and everything has come back normal. She's conferring with another vet on my case who recently joined the practice and has some experience in internal medicine. Well, it's possible my metabolism and taste buds have changed with age leading to picky eating, but intestinal lymphoma (cancer) is also a possibility. Will hopefully know more next week.

 
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