October 23rd 2008 3:33 pm
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Wow, what a long few months it's been. I know I've been driving Mom crazy with all of my ups and downs with my health. The good news is, we rechecked all of my blood, and everything looks really good now - all in the 'normal' range. I've gained lots of weight back, so I'm almost where I should be. Mom wants me to put on about another 1/2 pound. I still have a few problems that need to be worked out, but I am so much better.
The doctor said if I really had liver failure, my liver enzymes would have gone up or stayed the same. But they're now all back in the normal range. I have such a sensitive system, the doctor thinks something as simple as getting into Febreze could have caused my liver damage. Mom's being extra careful with everything now.
Mom's happy because I started snuggling with her again. I like to curl up with her while she's sleeping and then she's happy to wake up and find me there. Sometimes I paw her face a little bit to get her to wake up.
I have so much more energy now, and I am back to chasing and playing with my brother, Milo. We run all over the house and Mom says we sound like a herd of buffaloes! But it makes her happy, especially when I'm the one doing the chasing.
September 13th 2008 5:52 pm
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Mom is breathing a sigh of relief today.
We had a setback yesterday. I had a vomiting session at about 2:30 a.m., and I threw up a couple more times during the day, but we figured out I was having a 'lil problem with hairballs. The vet gave us stuff for that, which tastes really good, by the way. Also, the vet sent me home with brand new food and I love it!! Mom doesn't have to coax me to eat now - I eat every bit off my plate, and I usually want more. Mom just gives me a little bit every few hours to make sure I'm keeping things down.
Today has been really good. I haven't thrown up at all and I'm eating well, and Mom says I seem very relaxed and comfortable.
September 7th 2008 10:03 pm
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It's been a hard month for me and mom. I've been sick a lot and mom's been really worried. I've lost a lot of weight and I've been throwing up a lot. I don't feel like eating the way I used to, either.
A few days ago, mom noticed I was holding my mouth open a lot. When she opened my mouth to look at my teeth, she saw that my gums and roof of my mouth were very pale. She got very worried and took me to the vet.
The vet gave me stuff to make me sleepy then took some blood to do some tests. We found out that I have some problems with my liver. The vet is going to get me some special food and in the meantime, mom's giving me medicine for my stomach to keep me from throwing up, and a supplement for my anemia. I hate the stomach medicine, but the anemia stuff doesn't taste too bad.
Mom says I'm too skinny, so she keeps trying to find stuff I will eat. She follows me around with the food bowl until I've eaten every bite. She sees now that I'm very nervous about the other cats and will leave food if I think they're going to bother me. Eventually we find a spot where I feel OK and then I eat. She's also made me a spot of my own in her bedroom and lets me relax in there part of the time so nobody will bother me.
Mom's still worried, but she knows that I can get better. She says I'm going to be with her a long, long time. She said she cried and cried while I was at the vet and she was so happy to bring me home. She says I'm her girl and always will be.
I know Milo missed me, too, because when I got home he started running all over trying to get me to play. I just don't have the energy right now, but soon I will be able to play with him again. I can still put TJ in his place when I need too, though.
Mom says she's trying hard to find TJ a good home, because she knows he makes me nervous. She says she wants me to feel secure and happy, but she wants the best for TJ, too.
I'm feeling a little better, and I know mom will keep giving me TLC until I'm completely better. It's been a hard month for both of us, but hopefully things will get better now that we know what's wrong.
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