The Princess Purrs

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Update and Stuff

January 25th 2014 10:36 pm
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Kittanna's diary was supposed to be our last, but mama realized I'd never given a final on me and my health! So the Princess Purrs one last time.

It has never been determined the exact cause of what's wrong with me. I've been diagnosed with an enlarged liver and an enlarged heart. Several rounds of expensive blood work have found no base cause.

I'm holding steady between 6 and 7 pounds. Dr W has said since it's been so long that this is as good as I'll probably get. Mama didn't think I'd see 8 years, then I made it 9. We'll see how long we can keep this up. I'm on daily meds and will be for life. Reglan for the nausea. Prednisolone for the enlarged organs and to fight whatever is causing it, possibly some slow form of cancer, but we don't know. Enalapril for my heart, to relax my blood vessels and let the blood flow easier. THAT diagnosis was a tiny miracle.

Mama noticed a very slight change in my breathing and my cousin noticed I was having trouble getting on the counter sometimes. Blood flow to my back legs was becoming compromised. Dr W was very surprised mama caught it. She told him he had no IDEA how closely I was watched! MOL!

All in all, I'm doing well. I still fight and wrestle with the younger ones, I still beg for milk and cheese every chance I get, and I still love my lap time.

We will miss everyone here when Catster closes it's doors. While we hadn't been very active, we still looked in on our friends from time to time and came here to give and seek support when needed. It's a sad thing to be stolen from all of us.

To my beloved, Leaf, I will always love you, you gorgeous hunk of fur!!

 

Getting Sick

August 11th 2012 12:17 am
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It's been a long time since I've been here. Doubt my old boyfriend is still even around. Just dropping in to let everyone know how I'm doing. Don't even remember if I posted when things started getting bad.

Last year, mama noticed I was losing weight. Blood work was done twice and my ALT levels were high, though lower on the second test. My weight loss seemed to level off at the time.

This year, mama noticed I was again losing weight. We went back to the vet for a recheck and more blood work. I've got some kind of liver disease. They asked about exploratory surgery for a biopsy, but mama doesn't want me miserable if there's nothing can be done. My liver is very enlarged and my bilirubin is high. We've done medicines and tried an appetite stimulant, but it was going to drive me and mama both crazy! It made me feel funny so I walked around meowing and crying. DON'T let a vet tell you Cyproheptadine won't cause a cat to be overly anxious!

Anyway, I'm done with the meds (still on Denosyl) and still not eating much. Not gaining any weight. Mama mostly keeps me isolated in the spare bedroom so the rest of the kits don't pick on me since I'm so little now. But I'm still purring and love for mama to sleep with me a bit. I get out to wander around with the others for a bit. So even though I'm not gaining any weight and it's likely I won't be around for a long time, life is still good.

 

Been a While

December 12th 2011 7:06 pm
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Wow... we really don't get in here much! Totally missed our fourth anniversary last month!

Well, a quick update on things... mama just added our brother to Catster so check him out. She's only got a main pic up right now, but will likely add a few others later. He was cute when he was little.

I'm getting along fairly well with the others still. I actually try to like Rat, but he's just a meanie a lot of the time. ;)

For those who can offer them, I'd ask for purrs for me though. I've lost two pounds (I'm at @8 now). I'm on icky Clavamox and some kind of pill mama calls Sammy gets shoved down my throat every day. I'm eating, drinking, playing, everything normal... except I feel like a feather to mama... mol!! She says my bowling ball is beginning to resemble a softball. ~pouts~ I've never been THAT fat!!! Humph...

 

Little Sisters

June 25th 2010 1:50 pm
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Well, I guess little sisters are ok. I'm bigger than Gaia which is cool. She's fun to chase. But... she got a cold and gave it to me!!! She was at the vet on Monday. I had to go today. It's almost 100 degrees outside and mama's AC doesn't work in the car. She had all the windows down and the vents blowing, but I've got a LOT of fur. I was drooling like a saint bernard by the time we got there! She took me out of my carrier and sat with me right up under the air vent when we went in and dried my fur a bit with some tissues. I wouldn't drink any water, but I was very thankful for that vent! I didn't drool much at all on the way home so I was pretty dry by the time I got back. I've got pills to take and I'm too smart for mama to put them in food or treats so mama's going to have a wrestling match in the morning... mol!!!

 

For Morgan!!

June 14th 2010 10:44 am
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There's a great auction underway to benefit our friend, Morgan The Pirate Gato. Please check it out!!

 

Thanks!

June 1st 2010 7:35 pm
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Many thank yous to all our friends!! We SO appreciate all the wonderful gifts!! Mama's wrist won't let her type gifts for every member of every family and either there's an issue here or Catster has disabled copy/paste for the gift shop to prevent that. We ARE making sure we send something to at least one member of each family if nothing else, trying for those who have fewer gifts so we can pretty their pages up too.

Thanks to:
Tasha
Alexander and family
Edie
Alfie and family
Ollie
Kaci Sunshine and family
Sally and family
Fred and family
Pia-Zadora and family
Mea and family
Gogo and family
Zack and family (still sending much love and purrs for you!)
Oreo and family

Hoping we remembered everycat!!!

 

St Pat Pages

March 17th 2010 6:32 am
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Mama's had the stuff done for our pages for a while but hadn't gotten around to putting them up. Wish she'd kept on not getting around to it... my pink is gone! My beautiful, soft pink Valentine's page is no more!!! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

 

Questions

November 18th 2009 10:47 pm
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Thanks Xena! Mama's been looking for something to put in all our diaries... we don't do much interesting to post about... mol!! Hoping our friends will share their answers too!!

QUESTIONS FOR DAIRY

Purrrlease put this in your diaries.

What is your name? Lilly

What other nicknames do you have? Tiger Lilly, Lilly-monster, Fluffybutt

What breed are you? Maine Coon mix-tortie

Where were you born? Don't know

Where do you live now? Kershaw, SC

What is your favorite toy? My sisters

What is your favorite store? Mama does the shopping

How many toys do you have? A LOT!!

Wet or dry food? Dry

What is your favorite color? Pink

Are you bad when nobody's looking? I'm bad when they ARE looking!!

Are you friendly? Yes

Are you overweight? A debatable subject

Do you eat people food? I will hurt somecat over milk and turkey. Love chicken, ham

Do you eat bugs? Don't know that I've ever tried one

Do you live with other animals? Got four sister cats

Do you like to exercise? I'm a serious lap cat, but I do get a lot of running in chasing my sisters

Do you like car rides? Not really

Do you get into stuff? ALL the time!!

Do you like to swim? Not sure I've ever tried that

What is your favorite treat? Just about anything

Do you shed? Lots!

What's the funniest thing you ever did? Hard to think of something

What's the bravest thing you ever did? Tried to go out the front door. When I first came home, I would run and hide when the door opened.

Are you neutered? Spayed, yes

Are you a social animal? Yes

Collar or harness? None

Retractable or regular leash? None

Ceramic, Metal or Plastic bowls? Ceramic

Do you sleep in a crate? No

Do you have a dog bed? n/a

Do you have a doghouse? n/a

Do you belong to any dog clubs? n/a

How does your owner describe you? Sneaky, fuzzy, snuggly, evil

 

OMC! Anniversary!

November 13th 2009 6:04 am
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Oh wow... we totally missed getting our second candle on our pages! Thanks to TweeKee's mom for jogging our mama's memory so she came in to see our candles! Plural! Candles now! Yay!!

Now to wait for Henry's two year and Gaia's first year anniversaries to roll around... mol!!

 

Gotcha Day!

October 30th 2009 11:29 pm
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Four years ago today, October 31, 2005, mama and Joe started the trip to get me. It was four hours up a little winding road up the side of the mountain to Yancey County, North Carolina. After an hour of paperwork and some tests, we came back down... the interstate! Mama hadn't known it was there... NEVER trust map websites!! But my grampa Joe was up to the trip and I made it safely home with my mama and got to meet my new sisters!

I know I have a very special angel watching over me. Tigger. She passed away October 2, 2005 and mama knew she just had to have another tortie in her home. When she was ready, she knew the kitty would be named Tiger Lilly, both for colouring and in memory of Tigger. I was already named Lilly (though with one l at the time) and I was the most beautiful thing mama had seen! Then, she'd never seen a cat with a split face like mine.

She thought at first she'd made a mistake. You see, when I came out and she picked me up, I started growling at her. And I was clawing the chair. Well, I've demolished the front of the recliner, but mama doesn't really care. And I'm STILL not much for being held... I'll growl and stuggle after a few seconds. BUT I am the ULTIMATE lap kitty! I love to lay on mama and will stay there for ages, getting up for litter visits, food and/or water and returning quickly!

Mama saved the pictures off the shelter site (found through PETFINDER!) but not the one off petfinder, so she doesn't have the one that is the specific one she fell in love with, but she has the rest!

Forgot to put this... I had been at the shelter for 10 months!! Almost a whole year that my beauty was unable to be appreciated far and wide!! Thank you Catster for letting me be able to share... me!!

 
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