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
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
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
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....
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.
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.
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
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
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
December 20th 2011 2:07 pm
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Hello to our friends!
Mom wants us to let you all know we are unable to be here everyday right now cause she is busy with her clients pets taking care of them while they are out of town for Christmas and of course when she isn't taking care of other pets she is home trying to get things done around the house for our family Christmas...
We want to say Concrats to all of our friends that have been honored these last few weeks, happy birthday & gotcha day to those that we missed their special days. We send our sympathies to friends that made their journeys to the bridge...
Mom hopes after the holidays we will have more time and we can catch up with all of you...we know we are not the only ones that are busy this time of the year humans just get too busy at Christmas, they need to take lessons from us, just lay around and relax enjoy life...MOL that will be the day!!!
Anyway Meowy Catmus to all of our friends...we may be around then we may not...so we wish you a safe and blessed Christmas too...
hugs and love
Xena, Tu Two, Zeke, Kandi and Mom Peggy
December 5th 2011 4:48 pm
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OH MY CAT! What me COTD today 12/5/2011 what can I say I am so honored!Mom just decided to check to see what is going on and look here!
Mom has been so busy doing her client Christmas cards, our friends cards we haven't been on here the last few days and look what happens I am chosen to be Cat of the day! I think this deserves some extra love and kisses from Mom.
Thank you my friends for helping me celebrate today! Mom will be thanking you all for my gifts you have sent to me....
Let me tell you I will have to have a word with Mom because she hasn't been doing her job and letting us on here to be with our friends....but reality checks in and human life doesn't always let us be here especially this time of the year.
I have been relaxing in my warm bed with my heating pad...it has been in the 40's at night and 60's during the day...now I know that isn't cold compared to those that get colder and even snow but for us Southern Californians that is cold....none of us want move from our warm beds....I am doing good getting my fluids, love to get extra can food and you know Mom is giving it to me because she knows the day will come when I won't want to eat and that worries her. Num Num I am the only one getting extra food.
So really I am enjoying my day in the limelight even if most of the day is almost over....Mom just told me I will get something extra special for dinner for being COTD....
Well my friends thank you again for honoring me today and thank you HQ for choosing me today...all I can say is WOW and MOL!but Mom has been busy we have been helping get our Christmas cards ready today to send out to our wonderpurr friends tomorrow...
Yours Truly Xena COTD Honor