July 24th 2015 2:31 pm
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Me Oh My! that is all I can besides my usual MEOWS!!!!
OK really here is how it went, Mom pulled my carrier out and sprayed FeliWay in it, that was one thing she did before we left. The next was she pulled out the Rescue Remedy for Pets, put it on my ear. Then she brushed me to help me relax and not be stressed.
Guess what it worked, of course I was MEOWING in the car until we started going, I must say like most cats I was not happy cause I knew exactly where we were going, I even MEOWED when we got INto the Vet office. Me and Mom were taken RIGHT to a room, then I stop MEOWING.
We waited a minute before the Vet Tech came in, Mom had to put me on the cold scale, guess what I just laid there, I wasn't stressing out and trying to get away...the Rescue Remedy worked, they couldn't believe how calm I was unlike last time all I did was try to get back into my carrier. Rescue Remedy success!!!!
Got my temp, normal, weight 10lbs 2ozs, lost an once. Vet came in she looked at me, told Mom I am looking so much better, not that I was looking bad mind you, especially for an elder cat. Asked Mom how I was doing, was happy to hear I was eating and doing better. Then the unthinkable blood was taken from me, checking my thyroid. Should hear from the Vet tomorrow, need to make sure my thyroid number came down, it not will have to adjust my medication.
That was my visit today! and just think Mom got out of there with a lower bill under $200, hooray she says. As long as I am doing good, no issues I don't have to go back for a recheck on my kidney or thyroid numbers for 3 months, if Mom sees any changes I have to go in sooner... she is keeping her fingers cross,as I am keeping my paws crossed that I continue to do and feel well.
We know all your messages and POTP, purrs have helped, Mom wasn''t sure what was going to happen, but she is happy with how I am doing so far..THANK YOU FRIENDS.
We send purrs and prayers to friends that are not doing well, special purrs to families that have lost their kitties recently.
Well that is all from this elderly kitty, time to go take a nap, talk soon, will let you know about my thyroid once we know.
July 13th 2015 3:54 pm
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I went to my vet appt. on Friday, not very happy I must say, this elder cat just wanted to stay home.
I got to see their new Vet, she is very nice even if I wasn't too happy to be there.
She couldn't believe I am 17 1/2, she said I look really good for my age, but of course me & Mom have taken good care of me, myself.
OK now for the update, the good is my phosphorus number came down, but my Vet said it could & probably will go back up, I gained a little weight, but of course I have been eating really good for a change.
Now for the not so good, my kidney numbers went up slightly, the Vet said more than likely they won't go down only up....mom is praying and so am I that it won't be true.
I have to go back in 2 wks. for more blood work to check my thyroid, I have to be taking my medication for a month 2 times a day before they can see a change or not.
Vet also told Mom I have to go in more often now to check on my kidney, phosphorus and thyroid.
I got more ID prescription food, but i have to tell you I don't eat it much, but Mom keeps trying, it is a hit and miss! So I get whatever I will eat, Mom says she is opening way too many cans of food and some no one else wants so she is throwing it out, makes her upset and sad wasting food.
Mom has to shut the door so I won't hide under the bed when I need my fluids and medication now, I just don't want to be bothered, getting to much down my throat,yuk!!!!
I am now getting Nutri-Cal supplement to help me, especially when I don't want to eat much. Mom is trying not to give me my pill to help me eat.
I am still getting lots of scritches, brushing and loves. So my friends the good and not so good visit went well, but Mom knows in her heart this elder cat is hanging in there, but she has the dread, the dread of not knowing what tomorrow will bring for me. We just don't know, but we are not giving up, Mom will do whatever to keep me feeling well and doing well...We do believe I will keep on going and hopefully will be here for a long time....only God knows!!!!
Sending our love and lots of hugs to you all
Xena Moms elder cat
July 4th 2015 4:22 pm
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Happy 4th of July to all of our friends and thank you for all the gifts for the 4th we are all receiving.
We will be safe, because we live in a rural area we won't hear all the big booms....they have them further from us, they have a mountain, called A Mountain that they do the big booms....
We sent all of our friends the free gifties, hope we didn't miss any one....
Well I gotta go Mom wants to give me my prescription food for my tummy and I do like it, I have even been eating a little of my kidney prescription food....
Again have a very safe evening
Xena and family