Buddie and his Catster Love......

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FRIDAY--SECOND CHAPTER....TUBES AND PILLS.....

August 25th 2006 4:25 pm
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Hello again Furfriends,
Mommie and daddy picked me up this afternoon! Boy, was I happy to
see them and to get home!! I talked all the way home telling them everything
that happened to me today but I don't think they understood...they just kept
saying: We love you too, Little Buddie. I was saying: "NO NO, I am NOT telling
you that I love you too....I want to tell you everything the people in white
did to me". Well, soon I gave up because by then I was getting the 'baby talk' stuff!
Uck!!! hehehe
So, anyhow, I have my friend, the drainage tube back. Another Shamrock on it
for good luck so that helps!!
I have to go back at 8:00AM Saturday for them to take more blood work and see if
I need a blood transfusion. Seems the old red blood cells are not working
and if my numbers go down more tomorrow morning, then I will get a transfusion.
I am feeling good tonight, tho. I am eating, talking and my eyes are big
and bright!!!! So, all in all, my Furfriends, I am doing pretty good!!
I thank each and everyone of you for the kitty prayers you have sent my way...you don't know how it helps my humans when they read a pmail or see a Healing
Rosette beside my picture....I wish you could see the look on their faces....oh my!
So, from the bottom of my furry little heart, I want to thank you for everything you
have done for me...I will remember each and every good wish, prayer, thought,
pmail and Rosette FOREVER and EVER!!! I am such a blessed little furface!!!
Well, think I might slurp a little.....want to gain back the weight I have lost. hehe
Until later,
I remain,
Your Pal,
Buddie

 

TUBES AND PILLS----PILLS AND TUBES

August 25th 2006 6:48 am
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Hello FurFriends,
Today DADDY took me to see Dr. G since he was off...as mommie
writes this, I am staying at the vets for a little while. The culture
they took from my neck infection came back and I have
been on the wrong antibiotic and that is why my neck started swelling
again yesterday and the infection is returning. They also are going
to reinsert the drainage tube again....Furfriends, I am not a happy
Buddie today. But, if this will help get rid of this pesky infection
FOR GOOD, then I will be happy. The only good thing is that the
new antibiotic will only be once a day instead of twice!! YEAH!!!
I also forgot to mention that I have lost a LITTLE weight--don't
be worried--it is NOT much and when I am feeling better I will
munch and crunch it back--I PROMISE!!!!
So, all in all, furfriends, I am getting the drainage tube back and
new antibiotics. I will have mommie update this when I finally
return home today...
Your Tubefilled Buddie......

 

WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY.......

August 23rd 2006 11:49 am
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Hello My FurFriends!!
Oh my lucky paws...today I got my drainage tube OUT....O-U-T!!!!
My neck has nothing hanging from it anymore!! My neck is free!!
My neck is happy...but, my neck is 'neckked'....as mommie says in
her Southern drawl....hehhehe It has no fur...it is furless!! hehe
Ok, seriously, the tube is out but I still have some infection...so
we will have to make sure it will continue to drain from the hole
in my neck and then that will heal over...and then the swelling should
go away and then maybe I can be a normal kitty again?? We don't know
but mommie is watching me like a hawk!! Sort of makes me nervous
since I can't make a move without her right there....eating, sleeping,
litterboxing, drinking water...she is there...sometimes I get tired of
the same old face but I guess whatever makes her happy...who am I
to deny her the pleasure of being my 24/7 slave??
We are now watching my red blood cell count...friends, if my body
can just make the red blood cells to keep me healthy and if I continue
to eat, I can feel a BIG BLOW OUT PARTY around the not to distant
corner!!
On a sad note, I just learned from The Beautiful Miss Hazel Lucy
of Catster Fame that one of our wedding guest just passed away.
He had a long and happy life of 20 years, furfriends....20 years...
can you imagine?? How how lucky he was....thanks to his humans!!
Rest In Peace our Handsome Sir Higson Nick...we will see you before
you know it!!!
Furfriends, life is so short here on earth so we must enjoy it as much
as we can....we must party our paws off when we can and forgive our
human's as soon as we can.....they only do what is best for us.....I forgive
you mommie..you can spy on me all you want!! I would like to be around
for 20 years too!!
Until later, my Catster friends,
Your Pal,
Buddie aka Neckked Neck

 

MUNCHING MONDAY!!!!

August 21st 2006 7:50 am
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Hello My FurFriends,
Just got back from seeing Dr. G at the vets. She said my infection looks
much better and MAYBE this drainage tube MIGHT come out WEDNESDAY!!
I meowed REAL loud when she gave mommie that bright bit of news!! She said
my neck area, where the infection is, looks SOOOO good!!!!
I have not lost any weight, friends, since my feeding tube was taken out
this past Thursday at the Big Hospital in Knoxville!! They told mommie and daddy
that I ate special dry food while I was there...to feed me that...well, when I got home,
I would not even look at the dry food I had in the hospital...so, luckily, they
had the special canned food I have to eat and I ATE THAT!! And have been
eating for the past day and half....I am now eating about a FULL CAN A DAY!!
Friends, I can eat again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It feels so good!!!! If I can continue to eat
and keep it down, NO MORE FEEDING TUBES FOR ME!!!!!!!!!! YAHOO!!!!!
So, all in all, my furfriends, things are looking up. My blood count has gone
down a little since the blood transfusion BUT Dr. G told mommie there is a pill
for that (as with everything in life now....hehe) and they can put me on it to keep
my red blood cell count up. I go back Wednesday for her to look at my drainage tube,
decide if it can come out and to check my blood count again not to mention checking
my "HOLDING PATTERN" weight!!!!!! FURFRIENDS, THINGS ARE LOOKING
GOOD FOR ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wore ALL my Healing Rosettes in today and had to show my kindly bandage
changer Jonathan (I am not getting fluids at this time either--so we have to change
his title..hehe) the new ones and tell him who they were from. We tried to repair
the tattered and torn ones and we made them look like new again too!!! He is good at fixing broken things..shame the Titans can't hire him to fix our team but that
is another story!!!
My Healing Rosettes and good wishes PMails have pulled me through this, my FurFriends.......each and everyone have been saved in a special
notebook and appreciated more than you could ever know!! How can I thank
you?? When we have the BIG BLOW OUT PARTY it will be for each one of you--
not me---and it will be to say 'THANK YOU' and that I love each and everyone of
you!!!! It will be a "Love Fest of Thanks".....
Well, I must rest now....mommie said instead of "Munching Monday" it should
be "Slurping Monday" since canned food only slurps and does not munch"!! I call
that "food for thought", right?.....
Until later,
I remain,
Your Pal,
Buddie

 

SWEET SATURDAY--I AM HOME!!

August 19th 2006 6:31 pm
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Hello My FurFriends,
Early this morning mommie and daddy got a call from the Big Hospital
in Knoxville saying I could go home!! They were SO happy!! They loaded
the car up with water and fluffy sheets and a litter box (most important)
and headed off to fetch me!!
I didn't know they were coming and I was so surprised when the woman
in white put me in my carrier for some unknown reason and walked me out
the locked doors...there they were---waiting for me with BIG smiles on their
faces....I was so excited and I could not stop meowing. They couldn't understand
me but I was telling them how much I love them and how happy I was to be
going HOME!! The sweetest word in the world!!
I don't have my feeding tube at the moment...we HOPE I will eat enough
to sustain life....I did drink some water on the way home and used the
litter box!! They must keep tract of my intake so the doctor will know how
much I am taking in and HOPEFULLY they won't have to insert another
feeding tube!!
I do have a drainage tube inserted into my neck where the massive infection
is....that will stay until the infection clears up....I am taking Clavamox for that.
Mommie and daddy must watch me 24/7 so the tube won't come out, or I
won't scratch, pull or bite it, or that it won't get blocked. Mommie is very
very nervous about this drainage tube and she hopes all will go well with
it. I go to my Dr. G first thing Monday morning to get the bandage changed
and for them to do a blood test on me (to make sure the blood transfusion
is still working) and to look at the drainage tube and make sure it is working
properly. Whew, furfriends, so much for such a little kitty. hehehe
So all in all, I am home, safe and sound, all warm and cuddly and will rest
so good tonight without the Hospital noise I have been hearing...there was
a BIG loud doggy in there and he scared me with his loud woof woof....I just
couldn't sleep....I love doggies but I was afraid because I was away from home
and sick feeling and mommie and daddy were not there to protect me....BUT,
everything is FINE now....I am HOME....ahhhh....I am HAPPY!!!!
Thank you my wonderful fur friends and human friends for praying for
me and taking such good care of me and sending good thoughts up for me
and sending
the Healing Rosettes...they are WELL WORN by now but each and every one
will be on my body until I am well and they FALL OFF ME from AGE!!!!!
They will be tattered and torn from the doctors moving them around to do
things to me but they won't leave my furry little body because each one
represents a special Catster Furface Friend and that is worth more than
words can express!!!!! My heart can only say: Thank you my friends!!
Thank you a million times!!! Thank you!!
Until later,
Buddie PS Mommie will try to post a new picture of me taken in the car
coming home today......

 

FINALLY --SOME NEWS!!!

August 18th 2006 4:34 pm
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Hello FurFriends!!
The doctor from the Big Hospital in Knoxville just hung up with mommie
and daddy.
They have decided that I need a blood transfusion tonight. Now this is a good
thing, so don't be worried. I am very very anemic and this should fix that.
When they check my count tomorrow, and if it stays up, then they might
let me come home. They are not sure why my blood count is so low...they
did say I had a SMALL hole in my esophagus BUT it may heal on it's own.
They said all my other test results were in the 'good' range or have not changed
so they were happy over that. The infection has gotten a little worse but tomorrow
they will decide what to do about that. The main thing is to get some good
strong blood into my little body and that will help fight the infection.
I am resting comfortably right now...I had many things done to me today
but that part is over so I can do the happy paw dance in my mind!! hehe
So, my furfriends, I will be up here in ICU tonight dreaming of all the
wonderful caring friends I have on Catster and thanking each and every
one of you for being so kind to me and sending up SO MANY prayers
to help me recover.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could never say that enough.....
Your fighting furfriend,
Buddie

 

FRIDAY UPDATE FROM EMERGENCY HOSPITAL TRIP...

August 18th 2006 7:36 am
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Hello FurFriends.
The doctor's have
some better news than yesterday for me,
my friends...they
want me to report that I had a very restful night and that
they will do testing through
out the day (what the heck does THAT mean?? hehe) on my
neck, throat and chest area...they really don't want me
to stay in ICU tonight unless it is a 'life
and death' situation....only because (they
say) of the germs from the other sick cats
and due to the open drain I have in my neck
where the feeding tube was......
so I assume that is an invitation to more infection..
which mommie and daddy don't want me to have.
They think I have enough, thank you very much!!!
So, unless they don't think I will do well
at home from any operation they must do
today, I will be home tonight!!
We will find out late this afternoon how my situation
is, what they will find, what they will decide to do with
what they find and when my humans hear, mommie
will update my diary immediately....I promise.
Things look a little brighter today, my FurFriends...
I am still planning on a BIG BLOW OUT PARTY
for when I recover from all this ''stuff''!!!
I don't know how to THANK EVERY FURFACE
and HUMAN
for the much needed prayers, good thoughts and MORE
Healing Rosettes....I can only say: Due to all these good
things sent my way, things look a little brighter today!!
THANK YOU A MILLION MILLION TIMES!!!!!
Until later,
Your Pal,
Buddie

 

EMERGENCY PRAYERS PLEASE.......UPDATE....

August 17th 2006 3:40 pm
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Hello Again,
It is now around 9:30PM our time....daddy just called mommie from
the hospital...he said the doctors just finished checking me out.
They said that the swollen area under my chin is infection and not
a collection of food as first thought. Now this may not sound good but
it is good news. This probably means there is not a major problem with
my esophagus...they will stabilize me tonight and
then tomorrow another doctor will come in and decide what action to
take. Daddy told mommie he feels MUCH better after this doctor
said that I looked good and I didn't have a fever. So, I will rest comfortably
tonight and tomorrow morning we will know MUCH more about my
condition. The doctors all wanted to know what these Healing Rosette's were
hanging all over my little body!! I just laughed at them and told them
they were magic Rosettes and would make me WELL!!!!
Well, fur friends, as I sleep tonight, I want each and every one of
you to sleep well tonight too.....tomorrow will be a better day!! I promise!
Will write then,
Your Pal,
Buddie PS Still planning on my BIG BLOW OUT PARTY for when
I am well.....so everybody plan on coming, OK??????
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Hello My FurFriends,
As mommie types this, daddy is rushing me to the Big Hospital
in Knoxville...it will take about 3 1/2 hours to get there and they
are waiting for me...they will stabilize me, watch me through the
night and then operate on me in the morning. I was not feeling
good at all today and when mommie started to feed me this afternoon,
she noticed a leaking from my feeding tube area..so, she rushed me
to our vet and they decided there is an infection, a collection of
food that has gathered under my neck from the feeding
tube and a few other things going
on...so they removed the feeding tube and lanced the swollen
area and gave me antibiotics and several other things....they told
my humans that when they do insert another tube, it will have
to go into my tummy this time since my esophagus is in trouble.
So, my friends, I would appreciate your prayers....I am wearing
ALL your Healing Rosettes to the Big Hospital so don't worry!!
With them on me, I will be fine!!
Mommie will write more when she hears from daddy.
Until later,
Buddie

 

BUMBLEBEES AND ROSETTES.....

August 16th 2006 3:57 pm
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Hello Friends!!
I have not let mommie write about how I have been feeling
since Monday because I didn't want to worry anyone...since
Monday I have not done any crunching or munching and have
just been laying down...not moving. Mommie and daddy have
decided that it was the Vit. B shot I got Monday...I was feeling
pretty frisky before then, and then Monday night, I sort of
decided to take a down turn...BUT, I went for my Wednesday
fluids this afternoon and have not lost any weight....guess it
was due to my slaves...uhhhh....I mean my humans...giving me
extra
feedings to make up for what I have not been munching on. My
eyes look good...they have stayed round and bright so that is
good too!! My Dr. G peered deeply into them and pronounced
me 'fine'....hehhhe My kindly fluid giver, Jonathan, was very
gentle with me since he knew I was feeling under the weather.
(I also gave Dr. G and Jonathan all the messages you have asked
me to deliver!!)
So, I expect to be perking up some by tonight and
tomorrow at the latest...so, DO NOT WORRY about me....I will
rally out of this very quickly and be back to my quirky little
self before you can shake a stick at four bumblebees!!!! (hey,
give me a break..that is an old Southern saying...hehehhe)
So, my furry friends...things are good and will be back to normal
very soon!!!! Thank you for your prayers and good thoughts....hey,
I was just thinking...maybe all the Rosette's I wear to the vets helped
me weigh more....what do you think?? I vote YES!! hehehhehe
Until later,
Your Pal,
Buddie

 

HAPPY MONDAY.........AND THANK YOU.....

August 14th 2006 6:59 pm
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Hello FurFriends,
Today I had my weekly Monday trip to the
vets for fluids.....I was not weighed so I can't tell
you if I have gained or lost....I will get weighed
Wednesday when I make my return trip there.
I was in the care of my sweet Dr. G and I also
talked some football with Jonathan....our Titans
are not doing well so far.
I purred for everyone, let Dr. G give me a vit.
B shot (no, I did not even whimper) and then
they said I could go!!!
As we were walking out the door,
a big booming thunderstorm just
started and we were like wet little Junebugs by
the time we got home....well, mommie was...I was
snug as a bug in my dry carrier. hehehe Humans
have all the fun....hehehhe
So, my friends, the Healing Rosettes you have been
sending me that COVER my body (Dr. G has to
push them aside to give me the fluids) are WORKING!!
She thinks I look more orange and that my eyes look
good too!!!! I am happy. Mommie is happy. Daddy is
happy (but still sleeping on the floor beside my food dish).
Dr. G is happy. Jonathan is happy. I hope you are happy
too, my fur friends, because it is because of YOU that all
my family and caretakers are happy!! THANK YOU!!!
THANK YOU!!!!
Your pal,
Buddie

 
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