July 25th 2009 7:36 am
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Thank you HQ fur the wonderpurr honor! I am THRILLED, how exciting!!!!!
I want to give a special shout out to ALL of my wonderpurr furriends fur always staying by my side through the trials and tribulations of my little life! It is because of you, your purrs, purrayers, never ending love and support, AND the Power of the Paw that I continue to hang in there!
My eye is almost completely healed, for which I am SO thankful.
I am now pawficially OFF steroids, and the atopica is controlling my IBD quite well! THANKFULLY!
The one very down side is that my tremors are back, so uncontrollable, that Mommy is just worried sick all the time. The doctors have gone back to the original diagnosis of hyperesthesia, amazing how things do a 360 every once in a while. I had my furst session of accupuncture yesterday, and it didn't go very well because my skin is so sensitive. But, we will keep trying because it has helped me in the past. Mommy also ordered me gabapentin, specially compounded fur my little body. We are hoping to receive it on Monday. That also has helped the tremors in the past. Mommy said I look like I have severe, severe parkinsons - I dontz like it much either. She can't tell if I am in pain, but she knows that it is definitely uncomfortable. Between her, my doctors, my wonderpurr furriends and all my Aunties, we will make these nasty tremors go away once and fur all. Keep those purrs coming!
Thank you again HQ fur the most wonderpurr honor!!!!!
MUCH LOVE TO ALL OF CATSTER LAND!!!!!!!!!!!
July 17th 2009 3:47 pm
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Dear furriends ~ It's ME, MADI-HAWK! What, you don't recognize me wifout my cone? YUP, it's ME! I went back to MSU today fur a checkup. My eye is doing GREAT!
The ulcer is COMPLETELY healed (what ulcer you ask?? MOL)
The graft is fully attached and now has blood vessels running through it, which means that it is becoming PART of my eye, just as it should!
The doctor said........ Wow, that looks fantastic! And then he took pictures (because it is a teaching hospital) - and they had pictures from befur too.
Now I only have to get ONE drop evfurry EIGHT hours!!!!!!! I am thrilled about that! And, I get to keep my cone off, as long as I don't excessively rub at my eye!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The atopica has my diarrhea under FULL control amazingly! I am down to 2.5 mg of steroids every OTHER day (when I was getting 7.5 evfurry day) so Mom and the doctors are thrilled about that!
The one bad note is that my tremors are back, very badly - The steroids kept them under control, and now that I am on such a low dose, they are back........ Mommy can't tell if I am in pain when it happens, or not. Remember, 14 months ago, I had muscle and nerve biopsies, EMG, etc - to figure out *what the heck* was going on with my tremors - and these tests gave us no answer.
Well, I guess it is back to the drawing board fur Mommy and my staff, to see if there is something else that can help these tremors.
BUT, I am THRILLED that I get to keep my eye, THRILLED that it is healing, and THRILLED that I gotz my cone off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sending all of you big hugs, luvs and kitty kisses!
July 2nd 2009 4:23 pm
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We gotz back from MSU a while ago, and the visit went very well. The doctor said that my eye was MUCH improved and that the prognosis for vision went from poor to fair, based on the healing of the bullous keratopathy. Mommy was very happy and they told her what I already knew - that she was the most devoted, dedicated Mommy in the world! The bullous is less than HALF the original size - the ulcer is also MUCH smaller, so we are very happy.
I am waiting fur my aunties to get here, they should be here soon! I can't WAIT to meet them!
Much love to all!