May 23rd 2011 10:32 am
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I want to apologize for not recognizing my gifties but, for some strange reason, I can't open the rosies. Meowmy has used IE, Chrome and Firefox to no avail. I can see rosies on other furs pages. Thank you to all who helped me celebrate my DDP honor on the 20th. I do hope to be able to see my rosies. I actually got to see the first few but then NOTHING. I can only see the names of the furs who gifted me.
I do have a report on me from yesterday. I had a very bad start to my morning. When I got up, Meowmy stated that I did not act like myself. I showed mild interest in eating but enough to get my insulin shot at 8AM. Meowmy gave me my other meds a little later than normal because she wanted me to eat some more. I did but just picky. A short time after 11, I started making that awful sound that I make just before I throw up. I haven't thrown up in a long time. I could see the panic in Meowmy's eyes. I threw up six times in close succession... but I picked six new places on the carpet each time. I don't think Meowmy even cared that I was decorating her carpet. She was furry worried about me. I finally rested for a few minutes and Meowmy began to clean the carpet while watching me. She was telling me that NO way had I eaten what came back out. She was saying that it almost looked like two days worth... mostly undigested. Meowmy began to relax a little and decided to chance giving me Cerenia to help me with the throwing up. As soon as she gave it to me, I went behind the sofa. It was not long before I began to make that awful sound again. Meowmy knew what was coming. I threw up two more times behind the sofa. Meowmy was really worried at this point and she feared I had thrown up the good effects of the Cerenia. She was almost ready to take me to the ER but decided to watch me carefully.
My human brofur and his wife came over to help my dad with some yard work. Meowmy was planning to help but she stayed inside with me for a long time. I did not throw up again after the last two times. Meowmy wondered if maybe just enough Cerenia got in my system to help.
I began to beg Meowmy for food. Against her better thoughts, she relented and gave me a few morsels. I looked at her like WHAT? I wondered if I was on some weird diet. I kept that down and I persisted in begging for more. Finally, Meowmy relented and gave me 1/4 cup of my dry food. I ate about half of that and Meowmy just watched me. Effurything was okay and I kept the food down. I seemed okay for the rest of the day but I noticed that today Meowmy is keeping a close eye on me. I won't be able to seek out a hiding place for the 25th at this rate.
If any of my furiends have any suggestions about how I can view my rosies, please pmail me. This has not been a problem in the past for us.
May 20th 2011 5:26 am
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OMC! I am a DDP honoree today. Thank you Catster HQ and Diary Gal. I am not sure how this happened because I have been rather quiet lately. I am not talking about bodily functions or other gross things that our diary selectors seem to choose. MOL.
I will give a brief report on me. I am acting okay and eating well. Meowmy says she has become a little fearful of saying good things because she said that effury time she does, I seem to take a downward spiral. She said she doesn't want to jinx me. My blood reports are NOT reflecting my actions. My fructosamine is very high and the last time the vampires stole my blood it came back with some elevated liver levels. We were hoping that the prednisilone could be further reduced and I could continue on the course I am currently on but it is looking more like I will be adding a drug that my meowmy is not happy about in the near future.
I go back to see my specialist for more blood letting on May 25th at 10 in the morning. I am currently seeking a furry good hiding place for that day but I need somefur to let me know when the 25th is because I don't know. Warn me, will you?
May 15th 2011 6:03 am
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My thoughts and purrs and prayers are still with the family of Adam Dylan. My mom had talked with Christy on May 13th, the day Adam journeyed to the Bridge and Christy was very upset. Christy told Meowmy that they would bury Adam on the 14th. Our hearts are praying for Christy and pray that she will feel a peace and be comforted very soon. She gave Adam all she could and cared for him in such a loving and special way. Adam was loved and he knew it.
May 13th 2011 6:54 pm
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I have a very serious lump in my throat this afternoon. A dear furiend to so many on Catster - Adam Dylan - was called to Heaven. He left his earthly body for his journey at 3:15. Adam has been a precious furiend to me and to my furmily and has cheered us on through some scary times for me. He has supported so many other cats and humans in times of need. Adam has left so many grieving furiends and we will miss him. We know that he will keep checking on us from his heavenly home now but we will miss him more than he will ever know. Adam and Christy, we love you and that won't change. Please give his mom some extra hugs in the loss of her precious baby. Adam left some very special pawprints in so many hearts.
April 18th 2011 3:26 pm
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It is a good thing I needed to write this. Did you see what I discovered? Meowmy had forgotten to publish my diary that I did in late March, after I heard from Dr. Jaeger about my March 23rd visit. I think Meowmy has too much going on in her human life. She and my dad have been finishing the bathroom they tore up just before Thanksgiving and before my human grandma (Dad's mom) got sick and was hospitalized. She is still in a rehabilitation facility and may have to live out the rest of her life in a nursing home. So, my pawrents have been furry busy and then since the weather has gotten warmer, my pawrents are taking what little time they have to work in the yard... it is full of weeds this year. They said it will "do them in". What does that mean?
I got my portrait from Auntie Jill and have it as my main picture. I LOVE it!!! Precious received hers the same day. We were thrilled to get our portraits. Thank you, Auntie Jill, for doing a super job on Precious and me!
On March 30th, Soc sent a beautifur bouquet of tulips. He said, "Thank you so much for the lovely gift you sent me when i was COTD, i am so lucky to have such a wonderful family as my friends Love Socxx "
On March 31st, Skippy sent a lucky ladybug. He said, "Hooch, Thank you for the yummy shrimp and most of all thanks for being a wonderful friend! I had a pawsome day! Have a great weekend! Hugs & Purrs, Skippy"
On April 1st, Jack and his sweet brofurs sent me a beautifur rainbow rosette. They said, "Hi, Hooch. Just stopping by to say "hello" and wondering how you are doing. We hope all is well. Your friends, Jack, Bobby & Teddy Kittedy"
On April 2nd, I received several rosies.
Skippy sent a beautifur bouquet of tulips. He said, "Hi Hooch, it sure is a pawsome weekend two DDP honor and a birthday tomorrow. *does the kitty dance*. Here is a beautiful bouquet of flowers for your kindness! Have a purrefect weekend! Hugs & Purrs, Skippy"
Shelly Sue sent a beautifur heart. She said
On April 8th, Shelly Sue sent a purrty Easter egg. She said
On April 11th, Skippy sent a purrty Easter egg. He said, "Thank you Hooch for the beautifully colored Easter egg you made me, I love it!... and thank you for thinking of me on my DDP.! I made you one too. Hope you like it. Being my friend is the bestest gift of all. Thank you! Hugs & Purrs, Skippy"
On April 13th, Princess Tu Two sent my furmily and me a lucky ladybug. She said, "Thank you Hooch and family for helping me celebrate yesterday for being DDP...Mom is a bad Mom we didn't get on the computer yesterday, so we are celebrating today..loves and hugs to you all."
On April 16th, Skippy sent a fun lil' bunny. He said, "Hooch, Your a wonderful friend to stop by to give Concats on my DDP. Thank you for the lovely blue ribbon. Mommy helped me to put it on and I will wear it all day. Have fun chasing this wabbit he's fast. Hugs & Purrs, Skippy"
Today, I received two special gifts from very special furiends.
My dear furiend Norman sent me big Easter eggs. He said, "Hooch, I can't even put into words how precious you and your family is to me, we love you guys so much. Thank you (and your sweet meowmy too) for all of the help you have been. Love always Normy and meowmy" May I ask all my furiend to PLEASE say very special prayers for Norman? He is having surgery on Wednesday and we need to pray for his healing. I love Norman dearly and am so worried about him.
A very special angel furiend named Macallan sent me a Dove. He said, "WOW!! What a pawsome portrait of you! You sure are one handsome dude!! You are always in my thoughts and purrs! Sending love to you and your furmily. Love you, Mac" Mac is a special furiend and one of my big heroes. I love you, Mac!
March 29th 2011 9:10 am
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OMC!!! I cannot believe that my meowmy did it again! She actually typed this diary entry but saved it as a draft and forgot to publish. This is NOT the first time she has done this to me or to my siblings. I will begin what was the diary below. This was typed in late March. Does anyone know a reliable typist? Hiss and spit. The following paragraph begins with the original entry that was NEVER published until now (April 18th)!
Pffffftttt. Most of you know that I was hijacked to the specialist on March 23rd. Yes, those ol' vampires attacked me. When I was leaving, my meowmy noticed my poor neck where they had "bitten" me and made me bleed. The techs had tried to clean me up and I smelled a little like alcohol. MOL. I was furry happy to be heading home after my ordeal. I get furry scared when I go to the specialist or to my doc doc near our home.
My specialist was in a big hurry because his little baby was sick and he was taking him to the human doc doc. Dr. Jaeger told Meowmy that he would call her either later that evening or the next day. However, she did not hear from Dr. Jaeger until late on Sunday evening, March 27th.
My report overall was looking purrty good, according to Dr. Jaeger. He said that my liver profile looked normal and I had gained about a half pound since my last visit. He said my glucose and Fructosamine were improved but, in order, to further improve it, he wants Meowmy to cut my prednisilone back to 3/4 a pill daily, in hopes of that improvement. I did well off my Clindamycin, too. So, maybe things will be looking up for a while. All my other drugs were to stay the same and Dr. Jaeger wants to see me again the latter part of April. Meowmy doesn't have my written report yet to know all the levels, but she relaxed a little after Dr. Jaeger's report.
Meowmy talked with Dr. Booker, my regular doc doc, who did tell her that in all probability, my pancreas are "gone" with all the damage done over these past two years but with care and love, I could have more "quality" time ahead of me. My meowmy has learned to cherish each and every single moment with me and has loved seeing me do pretty well over the past months. The exception being when I became deathly ill with a kitty cold. I really gave my meowmy a fright during that time.
Meowmy will try over the next few days to get more organized on my records and diary and help me type a little more of what I did not write over these past months.
I am going to start by thanking my sweet furiends for the gifties for March that I have not mentioned... but know I cherish them all. It is really Meowmy's fault. I tried but....
On March 4th, I got several nice gifties.
Alex sent me a leprechaun hat. He said, "Thank you so much fur the COTD concats, Hooch! You're a pawsome furiend!"
Eddy and her sweet furmily sent me a four leaf clover. They said, "Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Love & Purr's, Eddy & Family"
On March 6th, I received some nice gifties.
My pawsome orange and white pal Rusty sent me a purrty mask. He said, "Hi Hooch! Fat Tuesday is this week! Should be a fun party! Thanks for the great birthday wishes. You are a great friend to remember me. Keep well. Rusty"
Cute Clyde sent me a yummy shrimpie. He said, "Thanks for the DDP gifts Hooch! I can hardly believe it... Hey it's Precious' turn to be the profile pic for Omnipets Art, check it out! xxx"
My sweet Angel furiend Ginngie sent my furmily and me a purrty four leaf clover. He said, "This is to thank you (and your family) for thinking of me and sending me a special gift for my birthday. purrs & hugs, Ginngie"
On March 8th, sweet Angel KATO sent me a four leaf clover. He said, "Thank you so much for thinking of me and my family at this very sad time. Love, Kato"
On March 9th, Presley sent me a leprechaun hat. She said, "Thank you handsome Hooch for the Fleur de Lis and the Congrats on my DDP! I am gonna enjoy my day in the Spotlight, Big Hugs & Kisses Presley~"
On March 10th, Angel Wanda sent my furmily and me a furever emerald. She said, "Hi Hooch & Family! Thank you for remembering me on my birthday, it makes me feel special and makes meowmy feel better that friends still think of me. We love you guys, hope you are all feeling good. Love and hugs to all (your meowmy too), Wanda" Wanda and her furmily have been our furiends since we joined Catster and we cherish our special furiendship.
On March 14th, I got several gifties.
Jerry sent me a yummy shrimpie. He said, "Thank you for the rosie and celebrating the day with me! Love & Purr's, Jerry"
Ozzy and Harriet sent me a four leaf clover. They said, "Happy St. Pawtrick's Day!!! Hope your day is filled with love, happiness, and lots of treats! ^paw and meowies, ozzy and harriet"
On March 15th, sweet Paisan ^PAWS^ sent me a leprechaun hat. He said, "Happy St. Patty's Day Hooch!!!!"
On March 18th, Tinkerbell sent me an Adopt A Pet ribbon. She said, "Thank you for the pretty rosie! Love & Purr's, Tinker"
And I need to send my sisfur Cassidy and my meowmy my belated Happy Birthday wishes because their birthday was on March 18th.
On March 19th, the ARG sent me the POP. The ARG said, "Our purrs and Power of the Paw for you my friend! I'm glad the time between your last vet visit and this upcoming one has been some good months. We'll be awaiting your March 23rd visit and purring for you every day."
On March 22nd, I received some gifties.
Tinkerbell sent me a yummy shrimpie. She said, "Thank you so much for the rosie! It is beautiful! Love & Purr's, Tinker"
Eddy sent me a purrty heart. She said, "Thank you for the rosie, it is beautiful! This is a big honor fur me! Love & Happy Purr's, Eddy"
Kaci Sunshine sent me an Adopt A Pet ribbon. She said, "Thank you sweet Hooch for the rosette and for celebrating my DDP with me! Love, Kaci"
Angel Wanda and her pawsome furmily sent me a lovely heart. They said, "Sending hugs, purrs and lots of love! Your pals, Wanda, Normy and family"
On March 24th, purrty Tiger Lily Blossom sent a beautifur heart. She said, "Dear Hooch, You are such a sweet friend. Love Lily"
And lastly, but not least, on March 27th, I received some gifties.
Itsumo sent a furry purrty heart. He said, "Thank you so much for the rosie, I know it and pawrayer's will help.You are so sweet! Love & Purr's, Itsumo "
The adorable Riley sent my furmily and me a purrty heart. He said, "Hooch and Furones, thank you for the pawsome party hat and for celebrating my birthday with me, special friends like you is what matter's most. Sending love to you and your family! Hugs & Purrs, Riley"
My sweet Calamity is back. She sent me a big vase of purrty flowers. She said, "Hi my SWEET DEAR HOOCH I've missed you SOOOO much!! I'm back in Catsterland now and I am sooo HAPPY! I can play with you and your sweet family every day now I Love you!!! xoxo Calamity" WELCOME BACK to my sweet Calamity.
Last week a box arrived in the mail. It was addressed to me and it was from Dusty Miller. Inside was a cat bed that looked exactly like me. I have been spending my sleepy time in my new bed. I love it. I need to delete some of my photos on my page and add the picture of me in my new bed. I really do love it and Meowmy says it is funny to see me in it. It is like seeing two Hoochies she says. My new bed is so pawsome!!!!!!!!
Please note that I have not mentioned all the gifties that I have been saving and cherishing during my time away from my diary duties. I will finally get all listed. It will be impossible for me to do all the thank yous that I need to do but PLEASE know how special your gifties, notes, pmails and support have meant to me and to my meowmy during my quiet time. Meowmy has been a little leery of posting about me for fear that she could jinx me. Add to that, the problems with the new Catster, it has been furry difficult for us to post like we should be doing.
I love each of you, dear furiends, and I can never thank you enough for all your wonderful support and love.
March 17th 2011 6:13 am
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Yesterday was a very sad day, indeed, for my furmily and me and for so many Catster furiends. We were shocked and saddened to learn that our beloved furiend Hazel Lucy was to go to Heaven at 12:30 PM EST. Our meowmy had come home from getting her hair cut about 11:30 and turned on the catputer to see what was happening. She went to FB first and saw the posting about Hazel Lucy. The next hour we all spent our time crying and praying for Hazel Lucy and her wonderful meowmy Julie.
Hazel Lucy and her meowmy were and are such beautiful and caring souls who started the wonderful Purr Threads on Catster. Hazel Lucy touched all of our hearts in such a special way and she will always hold a very special place in our hearts and in the hearts of so many others. True love never dies and we do truly love Hazel Lucy and thank her for being a most special part of our lives.
Please keep Hazel Lucy and her meowmy Julie in your purrs and prayers during this sad and difficult time. We know that it is never easy to say our earthly goodbyes. We know that our lives will be reunited again one day and that, while absent from the earth, they are always present in our hearts.
We wanted to write yesterday but our meowmy just could not gather herself to help us. Hazel Lucy and Julie hold a very special place in our hearts and we found ourselves too devastated to write.
We still find ourselves shocked and deeply saddened but we know that Hazel Lucy is free of her earthly pain and is healthy again and is now happily reunited with her beloved furhusband Buddie. What a special reunion that was.
Hazel Lucy, we will forever love you and are so blessed to call you our furiend. Our meowmy is blessed, also, to call your meowmy a special friend. You are both dearly loved.
I feel especially close to Hazel Lucy and Auntie Julie because of my illnesses. Auntie Julie has been such a blessing to my meowmy through all of my ups and downs and has always been there for my meowmy. Thank you both (Hazel Lucy and Auntie Julie) for being a very special and caring friend to my furmily and me.
Meowmy says that she really needs to give an update on me and the past unreported months for me very soon. Let me just say for now that I have had some good months for a change, with the exception of my week long kitty cold that almost wiped me out. I go back to my specialist on March 23rd and some scary changes could be in store for me. I will get Meowmy to give a better report before the 23rd on my health.
August 24th 2010 5:51 am
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Yesterday, my pawrents did not come home from my dad's visit with Mr. Colon Oscopy until after 6 PM. My dad had insisted on their way home from the visit that they stop by and get human food for his tummy since he had not eaten for two days. Well, let me tell you that he may not have eaten but he did drink, drink, drink and then go "pontificate" in the bathroom. That is normal for him but I did notice it was much more frequently than his normal. What do humans find of such interest in THAT room?
Meowmy had a headache when they got home so she took her bath and then "plopped" on the sofa and watched TV. She told me what Mr. Colon Oscopy told her about my dad. You see, he must have lost lots of things and they were searching for them. She told me the stuff my dad was drinking was Go-Light-Lee (GoLYTELY) but he said it was vile and most disgusting. It must not have been too bad because he guzzled it all down. However, I did figure out that it must have contained a light because where they were going to be searching is a dark place.
Meowmy told me that when they arrived to see Mr. Colon Oscopy, the people took my dad in the back room and prepped him. They stuck needles in his hands and then they put him night-night for a brief period of time so Colon could search for my dad's missing items. Colon stuck a long lighted tube in a place that did not sound comfortable to me. They went in search of what my dad had lost. Guess what they found? Well, they found something called a Poll-Up. They removed that and are going to send it off for a biopsy but Colon said he thought it would be normal. (My specialist did that to the FNA of my pancreas that they did, too.) Then, the next thing they found is that my dad has some inside and outside Him-Er-Rhoids. What is a Rhoid? Do I have one? If so, I don't want to lose mine because I don't want them to search for it or them. Lastly, they found my dad's Dive-Er-Tick-You-Light-Us pockets. Meowmy said she was furry surprised they did not find his cell phone and car keys because he always loses those. Maybe my dad's visit with Mr. Colon Oscopy will teach him to keep up with his "stuff" and not lose it - otherwise, they may have to go search for the missing items again! I am going to be furry careful with my things from now on because I don't want to visit Colon!
August 23rd 2010 6:39 am
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Well, it has taken Meowmy long enough to allow me to write. Since my last entry, I have been doing so so... fairly good days and so so days but not really bad days. I have had to have some FF days and have received the appetite stimulant about effury 3rd day.
I had my visit with my specialist on Thursday the 19th at 9:30 in the morning. My meowmy was not furry nice and snuck up on me. She already had my prison carrier out and opened but I managed to christen her wooden floor when I found out what was about to happen to me.
My trip to the specialist is about a half hour of torture for me. I always try to serenade my meowmy the whole way but she has no sense of mewsic as she always refers to my attempts as howling or yowling. Pffffftttt.
We got to the speciality facility and it was FULL of doggies. What is going on with all the doggies? Purrty soon the tech came out and took my information from my meowmy since my last visit and then she took me back in the room to visit with the vampires again. I really don't like to visit with them! I was in the back for about 20 minutes or so and the tech came out and told Meowmy she could come back to be with me in the room and we could wait to see Dr. Jaeger. Meowmy was back with me about 10 minutes and Dr. Jaeger came in. He told Meowmy that we were going to wait until my blood work came back before we went forward with my treatment. He told Meowmy that it could even be Monday (today) before the results were back in... depending on the lab. My weight was down to 11.6 pounds. Meowmy is hoping I won't continue to lose weight.
Well, Meowmy went home and, to her surprise, she got the call from Dr. Jaeger late in the afternoon. This always upsets her because normally when Dr. Jaeger calls, it is with news we don't like but this time he told her that my liver enzymes are normal again. Yay. However, the treatment he really wants me to have is one that causes, of all things, liver issues. It was decided to add Ursodiol, 55 mg capsule, once daily and 0.25 mls of Vitamine B12 under my skin once weekly for 6 weeks. Guess who will be giving me those shots? You got it, Meowmy is the culprit. I was to finish taking my Clindamycin, which I have done, and then not take it any longer. So now I am on my insulin and Pepcid, twice daily, 3/4 Prednisolone in the morning and 1/4 Metronidazole in the morning. I take 1/4 Metronidazole in the evening and the Ursodiol in the evening. I am to take the Mirtazapine as needed for appetite stimulant (every 3 days, if needed). It is nice to not have as many things crammed down my throat.
Other things going on in the busy life around here is that my human brofur who lives in San Antonio came for a brief visit and my dad's mom had a TIA and was in the hospital for over a week. I don't know why my pawrents won't tell me what Grandma had but they insist on spelling it. To further complicate matters, Grandma had to move during this time because she is really OLD and can't go upstairs furry well anymore. They got her into a ground level apartment that doesn't have stairs. She lives alone but Meowmy says she really needs to be in something called Assisted Living but she refuses to do that. So, my pawrents have been having loads of fun. Grandma has more stuff than will go into her apartment but refuses to get rid of anything so there is clutter around and that is furry dangerous for her.
Then today my dad has to go see Mr. Colon Oscopy. Dad started having to drink lots of funny juice last night and he was making funny faces. Effury 15 minutes he had to drink more of the juice. He kept on going into the bathroom last night.... he must really like that place. At 10:30 this morning, he has an encounter with some chick called Mira Lax. He has to go to the human hospital at 2:20 and that is where he will meet Colon. Meowmy says she will be glad when this meeting is over. I don't see why Dad doesn't just cancel the meeting.
My sisfurs Kujo and Precious celebrated their birthdays last week and even they have not been able to write about anything. Meowmy says there just is not enough time in the day to do effurything.
August 3rd 2010 3:43 pm
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My appetite is back today! Yay. Unfortunately, Baby G's seems to be heading down. She will probably have to get another B12 and Depo this week. The Depo seems to calm the inflammation and she developes an appetite for a month or so afterwards. I had eaten all my food this morning and was demanding more. So far today I have had two servings in addition to last night's. Normally, I get only a morning and evening feeding but since I got diabetes, I have had free feeding so I can get enough during the day to stay okay.
I am still celebrating my birthday and want to thank the following for my gifties today.
Sweet Angel Rebby sent me a delicious ice cream cone. He said, "Happy Belated Birthday Hooch!! So glad You had a Great Day!! Love from Angel Rebby"
Kitty Pryde and her sweet furmily sent me a chocolate iced cupcake. They said, "Hooch! We hope you had a purrrrtastic purrrday! We are so happy too that you gots ta celebrate and we love you furriend! Hugs, Kitty P and Indy"
Jaffa and his sweet furmily sent me a refreshing ice cream cone. They said, "Happy late Birthday to yooo, Squashed nom noms and steeew, Happy late Birthday dear Hoochie Boy, Happy Birthday to yooo! Late but no less loving Jaffa, Rustle, Lulu and Mum XXXX"
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