Princess Xena's Diary

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My heart Echocardiogram today

February 22nd 2012 3:47 pm
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OK now I must tell you this I was not a happy kitty today! Mom left this morning and after a bit she was back...I love to go out on the patio on my leash when she comes home, but today noooo I did not get to go out even after protesting to Mom...I knew something was up, Mom didn't change her clothes, take off her shoes or let me out...

I was watching her and she was trying to not let me know she was going to come and pick me up...on no not again that dreaded carrier...MOL MOL MOL....not a happy kitty girl!

It didn't seem like we were in the car as long as we usually are when I see Dr. Kathy so I knew it was a different place. We walk in and sit and sit...not a happy kitty girl, I want out and I want to go home Mom let me out...soon I settled down and we waiting a little longer.

Then in to a room, pulled out of my safe carrier, now mind you I don't like that carrier, but when I am at places that they do things to me I prefer to be in that carrier.

Mom talked to the lady about me and about my CRF and heart...she weighted me, I weight between 11 & 12 lbs...Mom & I can't remember the exact numbers.

Soon a new Dr. came in his name is Dr. Joao at the UC Davis facility near our house. He also talks to Mom, he listens to my heart and another Doctor in training listen to my heart...

After listening to my heart he said it is a lub-dub lub-dub sound...but with me it is a lub-shooshing-dub, lub-shooshng-dub...

After hearing that and with no signs of me having any problems related to heart problems Dr. Joao told Mom he was thinking it is a BENIGN or INNOCENT MURMUR!

This means there is no apparent heart disease that explains the murmur, it can occur in cats of any age. The BENIGN MURMURS are usually soft (rather than loud), and can be intermittent.

So the good news is for now there is nothing required like medication...I do have to be rechecked in 6 months to make sure the murmur hasn't developed into anything serious...

Dr. Joao will send the report to my Dr. Kathy and guess we will hear from her and then they will decide if we need to change my fluids or not..

OH OH yeah, Mom got to go into the room with me, she constantly was rubbing my head and keeping me calm...they had 2 ladies holding me down on the soft warm table, we heard my heart beating and we could hear the lub-shooshing-dub sound...sure didn't like hearing that I would wiggle..but I was being super good.Mom got to see my heart and watch it beat...she says that was way kool! wish I could have seen it too, but then I don't think I would know what I was looking at.

They think I am so cute especially with my white chin...and loved my name...they were so nice and kind to me, I was scared of course aren't all kitties when they don't know what is going on...but I was the purrfect kitty....

Now I am home, got some yummy can food and I will be going to my heated bed to take a well deserved nap...

Thank you to all of my friends for purring for me today to be OK, it worked I am OK....POTP!!!!

Well gotta go take that nap!!!

the Purrfect kitty girl
Xena

 

We are sad our Friends Roo, Xena, Scout and Ruby Jane's Mom- went to the Rainbow Bridge

February 17th 2012 2:17 pm
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MOL we are in shock and sadden to hear that Roo and his siblings lost their Mom...she is at the Rainbow Bridge...

She was very special to us, QT and Scout we special sweetie, Xena the Warrior her & I became friends when we first came to Catster because we were both Xena's spelled the same and we were warriors & we both are tuxedo's...and of course our Roo he is so special and sweet Ruby Jane...

We sent cards to them, they were our Secret Santa in Pen Paws group...I got a special blanket from their Mom she made it just for me and Mom she got a handmade kitty purse...now they are even more special we will cherish them always..

We know Roo's Mom went in for a knee replacement surgery this month and we are not sure what happened except what he wrote in his diary...we just can't believe our special Momcat is in heaven now...

We hope you all will go visit them and help bring a little comfort to their Dad and them..

It just shows us that one never knows what tomorrow will bring with any of us...we pray for their family that they will find comfort....

Xena, Mom and family

 

No Echocardiogram today

February 15th 2012 2:20 pm
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Yeah Yeah I am cheering I didn't have to go today and get all stressed...no echocardiogram for me...

Xena's Mom here: The cardiologist at UC Davis called me this morning before I left the house to tell me the Doctor was sick and we would have to reschedule Xena's echocardiogram for next week. So She will have it on the 22nd instead...Just glad they called me before I left because I was going to go walk a dog, come back home get Xena and take her with me to do my other clients dogs walk and then take her as it is not far from their house...

So we will try again next week, I know Xena will is happy she didn't have to go today especially since it is windy and cold out with a possibility of rain this afternoon.

Thank you for purring for her and thinking of us today...we can try again next week.

Xena and Mom

 

Day after tomorrow I go for my Echocardiogram

February 13th 2012 2:18 pm
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After a wonderpurr Valentine's day tomorrow I will be going on Wednesday the 15th to UC Davis near our house to have my echocardiogram!!!!

I am scared, but I will be the brave warrior that I am, right! I have to put on the warrior suit and be ready for anything...even the cold gel I am hearing about.

My appointment is at noon, we will let you know what the cardiologist finds...I think I am in good hands being it UC Davis.

Well tomorrow is a special day so I am not going to think about it because I want to think about figuring out just who my Secret Admirer is...oh my head is swimming I think I will go take a nap tomorrow is another day and a very special day it is..

Here's to tomorrow and to the next this warrior is ready for anything that comes her way

Hugs and love
Xena

 

My X ray results

February 12th 2012 2:11 pm
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OK my friends here goes!

The radiologist reviewed my x ray taken when I went to the vet last...she says my heart is on the high side of being normal...whatever that means! my heart is just fine!!!!!

So my Vet and the radiologist think it would be best if I go to a cardiologist to have an echocardiogram...too many big words for me to understand...Dr Kathy told Mom it is a non invasive procedure, well now I think it is going to be invasive what are they talking about, they are looking inside me that is invasive I say.

Because I am getting fluids for my CRF they want to make sure my heart is not being compromised in any way, they may have to change the amount or times I get my fluids...

Mom will have to call my insurance to see what to do about going to a specialist and how much if any they will pay, then she will call to make my appointment.

Mom is stressing now, she worries about me even though I am doing good and showing no signs of heart problems...she says what is next...and here we go again Xena...she worries about me stressing too when I have to go to a vets office and now to a specialist and who knows what they will be doing...

Well I gotta go I am going to a chocolate party, Mom says I have to take it easy on the chocolate and to not over do it..

We will let you know what is happening once Mom knows!!!

hugs and headbonks to you all

Xena


PS: Mom forgot to tell all of you the best news of all: there are no signs of any masses in my body, I am truly mass/cancer free....

 

Vet Visit & Update

February 3rd 2012 8:47 pm
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I had to go to the Vet again today not by my choice I can tell you, I did protest I did, I meowed for a short time and then I stopped Mom put soothing music on and I settled down.

My Dr. Kathy came I am trying to get back into my carrier, my safe place, but it didn't work Mom wouldn't let me back in until Dr. Kathy checked me...

I went in because Mom wanted me to be checked to make sure I have no lumps and to get an x ray to make sure there are no signs of cancer inside me...she felt me up one side and down the other, pushed on me!!!what gives that hurts!!!!!

She listened to my heart a couple of times and then told Mom I have a heart Murmur...it wasn't there the last time she checked me in October.

She told Mom about murmurs explaining that out of 6 I am a 2 which means the murmur is soft, but easily heard with her stethoscope. A what and I am 2, no I am #1 the alpha in my house, I am not a 2!!! how dare her say I am a 2...oh sorry that is a different number for something else...

She said it just may be age related but not sure! age related no not another age related breakdown, isn't CRF enough...ok body you need to not do this to me and certainly not to Mom she has enough gray hairs already she doesn't need or want anymore gray hair because of me...

My Vet told Mom that it is good she brought me in to be checked and to have x rays of my body now they will have a picture of my heart too then the radiologist can determine what is going on with my heart and if I will need to see a Vet cardiologist a what? but I may not have to we have to wait til next Friday when the Vet will call Mom with the prognoses..

So the news is good I am actually doing well, no more lumps anywhere thank goodness, but then we are not sure about my heart...I have had no signs of having issues with my heart and Dr. Kathy said this is not unusual...that is why she wants the radiologist to look at my x rays..my kidneys are a little mis- shaped but that is to be expected with me having CRF. Everything else inside me looks good...well da of course it does...

OK I have had enough of this, Mom it is time to get out of here and get me home where I am safe and love being in my warm bed...Now lets get going...oh wait Mom has to pay the bill oh no here goes some more gray hair....she says she is working to pay for kitty bills...I don't have any bills...if I did I would have go to work...not me I do work but at home taking care of the house while Mom is gone.

I also got some medicine to help me and my body feel better it is RX Vitamins Amino B+ K


OK can we go home now I want to get out of here and get something to eat since Mom didn't feed me this morning and let me tell you I was not happy with Mom, but I for gave her when we got home and she gave me my breakfast hours late...yummy and then I got more and even tonight I got lot more food...

So overall I am doing good, now we just have to wait to find out about my heart and if I will have to be on medication...

Oh yeah my guardian angels were there with me my QT and Buddie, they held my paw and told me I was going to be fine, that I wasn't going to have any more lumps but there was no way for me to tell Mom, she needed to see & hear for herself to believe.
Xena

 

Guardian Angles watching over me

January 31st 2012 4:11 pm
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My guardian angels watch over me...

I am a lucky girl kitty cause I have 2guardian angels- my sisfur Tallulah is always with me, holding my paw and telling me I will be Ok...we laugh and giggle all the time, and you know what my other guardian angel is here with me too it is Buddie...he is so fun & special, he tells funny stories and they both bring me heavenly wonderpurr treats like ice cream made just for me.

Three times a week I have to get my fluids and you all know who are there with me yes Tallulah & Buddie, Mom doesn't know they are there making me laugh, it is so hard to not move when they tell me funny stories. Of course I can't tell anyone about the stories this is a secret, angel secrets.

I am a lucky girl that I have two special and sweet guardian angels to watch over me. We have so much fun, I know they are always with me no matter what.

Thank you Tallulah and Buddie for helping me everyday and showing love for me.

 

My Sweetheart Tully sent me a Valentine & gifts

January 29th 2012 7:27 pm
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What a surprise I got in the mail last week, my Sweetheart Tully sent me a cute Valentine card and catnip toys...my sweet thank you, you sure know me and how much I love my catnip...yum...I am playing and playing with them, when I have them in my paw I think of my Tully he is so handsome and cute...he is my mancat!

I am a very lucky kitty girl because I have a special wonderpurr mancat, my sweetheart Tully! he thinks of me all the time.

Thank you Tully for being my sweetheart!!!!!

Mom will take some pictures of me this week and put them on my page so you can see me having fun with my catnip toys

Xena

 

Update

January 20th 2012 8:29 pm
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Hello to all of my sweet friends, well guess what Mom took me and Zeke to the Vet on Tuesday. Each of us in our own carrier on the front seat. We were both stressed and scared as all of you know as us kitties just hate to go to the vet.

Zeke wasn't good he meowed and meowed all the way to the vet almost 10 miles...Mom kept talking to us and even played soothing music but it didn't work for Zeke, I was a good girl but of course I am....

The Vet tech came to get us, she took me into the back to draw blood, that vampire lady got me again....I am done Mom this is got to stop really how much blood do I have to give to that lady!

Zeke stayed in the room with Mom and Dr. Kathy came in to check on Zeke, he is so mellow and sweet, but Mom was saying look at his eyes they were all dilated because he was scared. Dr. Kathy checked Zeke, then he got the vampire lady too...blood and urine from him


We both just want to get out of here, no more Mom no more....Zeke got weighed, he's 12 lbs. 4oz. and he is doing good.

When Mom brought us home I ran into the closet for the rest of the day, then I was OK, Zeke he was stressed out for 2 days, but he is doing better now.

Dr. Kathy called Mom this afternoon with my test results I am holding my own...

bun Number stayed the same= 40 from the last time

Creatinine number went down = from 3.3 to 3.0

So I will continue to get my fluids 3 times a week for now. I go back in on the 3rd of February to be checked to make sure I have no more lumps and Mom wants them to do x ray of me so they can check inside me, for her peace of mind...she is always worrying about the lumps...she says cancer is always on her mind and she never wants to go through it again with another kitty....it scares her.

So my friends I am doing good and we are so happy...Mom gave me a special dinner tonight...yum yum

love and hugs

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WE ARE BACK!

January 5th 2012 3:07 pm
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HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS! WE HAVE MISSED YOU ALL

We are happy to let you all know that we are slowly coming back after our break oh I mean Moms break...with Christmas and Mom being so very busy with her clients pets she decided she needed a break from everything...maybe this has been coming for a while with all that has happened with us kitties who knows, but Mom did need the break. She has been sleeping a lot and just relaxing when she can.

Now that things are returning to normal and Mom is getting some rest finally (Mom hasn't had a day off since the beginning of December)she is feeling better, she told us we can come back to catster.

We want to thank all of our friends for all of our gifts you sent to us, we are reading all of them and trying to thank you all...we also thank you all that sent us cards we got so many of them...we love them all and all of our pictures of our friends we got is the best, we love looking at our friends.

We got lots of gifts from some of our friends too, we love them and we have been having fun playing with them with Mom every morning before she leaves.

If we forget thank you for your gift or card we just wanted to tell you in my diary so you know we have read our messages, played with our gifts and love our pictures...

We also wanted to make sure we congratulate those that were honored, wish those a happy belated birthday, gotcha day and we sure hope no one made their journey! Now for catching up with all of our friends, Mom has a big job!

WOW this was an nice Christmas for us and a quite New Year.

Wishing you a HAPPY NEW YEAR! HOORARY we are back!

Xena, Mom and family

 
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