March 20th 2010 11:17 am
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My parents turned into Pokemom and Bag Man this morning for my first fluid session at home.
The reason the office was chosen for my filling station is because I nap in the cat condo in there just about every morning. That's what I was doing when every other cat was scooted out the room during preparations and then I sat up knowing something was going on. Next thing you know, I heard classical music and I saw the cat interns sitting outside the doors watching through the glass!
My bag of fluids was warmed in a plastic bag in the bathroom sink just outside the office. This infrared thermometer comes in handy to check the temperature of the fluids. It was decided to try it at about 85-90 degrees for this first time but we can go a little warmer.
Since the Bag Man installed a hook above the window where my filling station is, we have a good vertical line going on. When it was time Pokemom took a deep breath and did what she had to do. I hissed and growled and didn't want a special Liv-a-littles chicken treat but I was good about staying put. When it was over I was released and then I jumped up in a bed in the room and ate my treat.
Then the doors were opened and I took off, but I didn't go hiding. I climbed in the tall cat tree and the normal Mom gave me some dry food and I ate it all and was purring while she petted me. I'm back in the condo in the office now as if nothing happened except now I have to carry this extra pouch with me. And I have to do this every week?
My all-time favorite with the kidney food is the dry Hills K/D. I get it for regular meals and as treats throughtout the day and night. I change my mind with the canned food daily. Sometimes I like it with some fish oil. Sometimes I like it mixed with a little sauce from the regular canned food the others eat. Sometimes I like a little Vita Gravy in it. Sometimes I like it plain. Sometimes I like it a little warmed when it comes out of the refrigerator. But, I always like it when it's fresh out of a can. The problem is they only make it in the larger cans and I don't like the Royal Canin one that comes in small cans. Well, maybe I'll try it again and decide I like it! I do the same thing with taking my pills.
Angel Rocky Ann's mommy sent me some Hi-Tor Neo to try that she really liked. I'm looking forward to getting it next week so I can add it to my menu selection!
I have the sniffles sometimes due to my compromised immune system, so I still get L-Lysine and Mom is looking for something handheld or portable to give me something like steam saunas, not really a room humidifier which we already have. She was even looking at those facial saunas for humans and nebulizers, but hasn't found what she's looking for yet. She wants something portable that will blow warm steam in my direction if I'm napping somewhere, even if for short periods.
I still have alot of energy, walk briskly, run, and climb. We are trying to keep me feeling this way and the plus will be to improve any of my abnormal numbers.
After this diary entry, I won't be talking about my weekly fluid sessions and eating habits regularly unless there's something new to share. It is all part of my life but I hope to have other things to meow about too!
Thanks for your continued purrs, gifts and comments!
I bees purroud ob yew fur doin sew well wen you got yore fluids. Keeps up da gud werk.
did yew nos dat yew bees my Fashin Role Model? Yew luks gud in ebrytin yew wears! Yew bees sew fotogenik - wudeber dat meen, but dat wut Ma sez bout yew!
Wow, your folks have it down to a well-ordered ballet!
How about those portable steam cleaners that have the shoulder strap?
Glad everything went well Mercy, we know your in good hands!
My mom has one of those nebulizer thingies that she keeps on hand since she has asthma. (And a furry cat. Don't ask.) Mom says she thinks it might be just the thing to send a little directional steam your way when you need it. Purring for you, Mercy. You have a great cattitude, just like you always have.
It sounds like you were a furry good girl fur your "fill up!" And your mommy and daddy did a good job too!
By the way, your page is furry purrty fur Spring!
Well, you definitely deserve the individual attention you are getting, and I hope the spa treatments get added to your routine soon! Purring for you to stay healthy for a long time!
Your pawrents are doing wonderfully! I'm so glad you are okay with your sub-q fluids. I'm not doing those quite yet, but I imagine I will soon enough.
Your mommy and Daddy are doing a wonderful job, and they love you very much.
Mercy, we love you and your furmily furry much. We actually want updates on your sessions. If you don't want to post in your diary, please pmail me. My meowmy may have to help her 90 year old friend who has a 14 year old cat in probable early RF. His BUN was elevated and he must return for more blood work after 3 weeks to check again, especially the creatinine. In the meantime, you continue to do well and fight hard and feel much better.