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Rough times, Catster Friends...

July 18th 2013 6:29 am
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Hello, Iz fans,

Mom says she's very sorry to not have kept up with my diary, but she does have a good reason. Things have been pretty awful here this summer. One of our friends that we met on Catster and who lives in New Orleans, said that someone is "burning a black candle" on Mom and she absolutely believes it.

Our grandma crashed and burned back in June. Mom went to pick her up to go shopping and grandma wasn't waiting for her in the apartment's lobby. Mom went up to her apartment and found our grandma sitting and sleeping in a chair. When Grandma woke up, she was disoriented and not making sense. Mom had to call the Fire/Medics and they took her to the hospital where she stayed for almost 2 weeks. She had all kinds of tests and they told Mom that Grandma has "vascular dementia" and also had a bad bladder infection. Grandma got really mad at everyone in the hospital and tried to fight with the nurses. Mom was very upset because our grandma is not the sort of person to do this. So Mom knew something was very wrong. Mom had to make the decision to send our grandma to a nursing home. Grandma is 91 and everyone says she is in "really good shape" for someone her age, but over the past few months, she can no longer live alone and this week didn't recognize Mom.

Our Dad is also not doing well. He says he "can't feel his legs" and has started using a walker. He has to have tests but Mom and Dad's medical plan won't pay for the tests until Dad has physical therapy. Mom's also had to call 911 twice when Dad's legs went out and he couldn't get back up. Mom says she's getting to know the Fire/Medics really well and owes them a big pan of lasagna! Dad is scheduled for physical therapy next week and Mom and Dad are hoping it helps, even a little.

So I have been very quiet, Iz fans. I ran out the door the first time the ambulance came to help Dad. It was nighttime and it wasn't as much fun as I thought. While the guys were here, I came to bang on the screen door and Mom let me back in. I hid under the bed for the rest of the day but Mom wasn't mad at me. The guys thought it was funny that I was banging on the door and that probably helped make Mom not be mad at me!

We would like to ask that you send a few good thoughts our way, Iz fans, and maybe that will help to blow out that black candle. We will try to write more diary entries as often as we can.

Love you all!



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Purred by: Angel ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

July 18th 2013 at 6:45 pm

Oh dearest Izzie & family,

This is terribly heartbreaking with Grammy being not so well.
You have done the right thing with her health & overall care giving her what she really needs!
I've been throo this with my parents & know it's
really hard, but its what we adult children have to face at one point in time. giving back all yur love♥ & care that was given to you!

Izzie, so sorry yur papa is not well & hope that Physical Therapy will be most helpful!

Don't be fraid Izzie, I know lots of stuff is going on more than usual, give sum headbonks to Daddy & show him juss how much ya love him & Mama too!

Furriends please won't ya lite a candle for Izzie & da gang?

I hope this link will take you to the Candle page if ya juss click on it!

Thank yew so much!

Luvs & (((huggs)))
Kally Kat
ღ ღ

Click on this link, please!

Light a Candle
Purred by: Izadore (Izzie) (Catster Member)

July 25th 2013 at 6:54 am

Hi, Kally Kat and Mama Liz and thank you so much for your love and support. It makes Mommy get all teary when she thinks about it, and she wishes she could give you both a real-time hug. We are moving ahead because there's nothing else we CAN do, you know? Mom tries to go see our Grandma every day but sometimes she can't b/c she has to take care of Daddy. I do my best to let her know I'm here for her. I lay on the bed at night and don't even chase those bed mice any more!

We appreciate the candle-lighting for us. And you sending us your love and prayers....

We love you!

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