June 30th 2015 3:46 pm
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Hello to my loyal catster friends, here is my weekly update on how I am doing.
It has been a hard week for me and Mom, it has stressed me out to be getting syringes in my mouth to get my medication and with that Mom gets upset because of how much medication she has to give me. Yes all of us cats know we don't like medication and especially having syringes put down our throats.
I have to have my thyroid, my phosphorus binder 2 times a day and I just started on liquid arthritis medication another syringe full of meds only once a day and I am still getting my pill to help me eat, some days I don't get it because I want and do eat. This week not so much Mom felt I needed to just get used to all the new times of getting medication. I usually only get meds. in the morning. I am also getting my fluids every other day, I hate it, but I behave myself always have, to me it isn't as bad as syringe.
Mom knowing I was very stressed, actually running out of the room right under the bed, she felt she needed to do something to help me not be stresed, then she remembered the Feliway she has, she got it out and sprays my bed, my cube I like to be in and of course the bench where I get my medication, brushed and loved. She also has been putting catnip on the bench to help. It is helping, I am not running and hiding, sometimes I go into my bed, but mostly not.
My new food I am actually eating, Surprise Mom!!!!, Mom has to make it pate for me of course, I like eating out of the cans too. Mom thinks I am doing that because I am associating first my plate and now a bowl with me not feeling well and maybe it is making my tummy hurt, guess she will never know cause I won't tell her she asks, but no answer from me. Mom will be going to the vet tomorrow to get me more of my can food. She will still give me food that I like, but now she looks to make sure there is no or very little phosphorus in the food...this will be fun for Mom....she is at we wits end trying to get food for me that I will even eat and now she has to worry about something else. Oh Dear!!!!!Mom says it sucks getting older and I must agree with her!!!!
Mom says I am looking like I feel better and my poops are even better too, not laying or sitting in the box like I was. Mom is praying I am on the mends and when I go back to the Vet on the 10th my numbers will be down...poor Mom she is so worried about me, she hasn't been sleeping well because she gets up gives me food during the night and she just wants to check on me to make sure I am doing well. What our Moms do for us with so much love and concern.
Thank you all my friends for your prayers, POTP they do work and all your well wishes. We will give you an update if anything changes, if not it will be after I go back to the vet, lets hope Catster is still around so I can let you all know.
keeping our paws crossed that our beloved Catster will get fixed soon.
June 24th 2015 3:39 pm
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OK here it is, my blood work results are in and they are not good. My thyroid numbers are very high, because I also have the CRF it is very hard to deal with both and not cause issues with the other. The phosphorus is also high. My kidney numbers are elevated too, but not by much, my Vet is more concern about my thyroid & phosphorus.
My vet wants me to get my thyroid medication 2x's a day instead of the once a day, I have to get my fluids every other day now instead of the 3x's a week. I will also have to take phosphorus binder to help with that issue.
Mom thinks the phosphorus is high because I haven't wanted to eat the Kidney prescription food and we all felt is was better to get me to eat, so I ate other food. Today Mom decided to try again to get me to eat my special food and you know what I ate a lot of the food, I ate it out of the can while Mom held it for me. She is not sure if I will eat it all the time but it is good to try. I got a free sample of another food to eat, it isn't pate so Mom will have to put it in the food processor to get it smooth for me. Keep your fingers crossed that I like it and keep eating it, it will help me in so many ways.
Mom is so worried about me, she knows none of this is good, she will not give up just as I won't and she will try anything for me. I am actually feeling better, just slower. I love getting up on Moms bed at night thank goodness for the steps she has for me and Zeke. I don't stay long but I let her know I am OK and sometimes I tell her it is time for her to get up and give me food. I still like getting brushed all the time, just has to be softly now.
I need your purrs and prayers that we turn this around and we get all my numbers down and I start to feel better. Mom says she cherishes each and everyday she has me here with her and she is happy she is home with me instead of working. We all like it too!!!!
Well that is all from me for now, we will let you all know how I am doing as long as we can get on catster....every day is a guessing game..
Hugs to you all, we love you all and sure miss everyone!
June 23rd 2015 2:07 pm
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OMC!!!! it has been some time since any of us have given updates on any of us. With Catster the way it is and not knowing when the move will be Mom just doesn't want to do anything on any of us...but I needed to give you an update on me.
I am now 17 1/2 and still going! Mom has been noticing changes in me, enough for her to be concerned and after not knowing just how sick Kandi was and loosing her so very fast she decided I needed to go to the Vet. So off we went this morning for my check up.
I weigh 9.9 lbs, I am on food stimulant still which does help and can you believe Mom even gets up and feeds me during the night, she wants to make sure I am eating and we are trying to keep my weight up.
She has noticed that I have been laying in the litter box, sometimes just sitting in it, so unlike me. Also having poop problems, not in the good way. Little poops in the box, not firm and sometimes I haven't gone in a day or 2. So she has been giving me pumpkin, slippery elm, phytomucil powder and enzymes & probiotics...just trying to make me feel better, oh and pepcid too....I am doing better but the Vet thinks I might have IBD now or food is irritating my intestines.
So now I am on Metronidazole antibiotic for 5 days in hopes it will help, once I am done with that medication Mom has to call the vet to let her know if I am doing better with my poop. Once I am done with that I will be starting on Duralactin for my arthritis it is liquid, I won't eat my food if Mom puts in the cosequin...I will be on this long term...
They also took some of my blood we will get the results hopefully tomorrow. All I have to say is I am so glad to be home again plus it is hard being elderly.
So that is what is going on with me, everyone else is doing good, we all lay around mostly because we are now in the summer heat and soon the monsoons will be coming.
Not sure when we will update with not knowing how Catster will be from one day to the other, we are lucky we can still do things here, Dogster not so much....can't do anything Mom tried to get things off of doggies fun stuff and no can do....
We hope all is well with you all and we can't wait for things to be fixed once again
Hugs to all
May 10th 2015 4:27 pm
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Stopping by to wish all of our wonderpurr friends Moms a HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY, we all have the best moms in the world...we are all blessed to have our moms.
Hugs and love from all of us to all of you
Xena and family
April 29th 2015 4:39 pm
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MOL 1 year ago today we left San Diego for our new home in Arizona. We say were did the time go. Mom says it has certainly been an eventful year for us all. The saddest part is Kandi going to the rainbow bridge suddenly. When we drove over there were 5 kitties and now we are 4....but Kandi is with us always even if we didn't get to know her, well us kitties anyway.
We all love our house, Tu and Kody love running through the house chasing each other, of course I love my area, I have so much room, I come out more and just love sitting on the bench waiting for Mom or Dad to come in to give me love, mom brushes me and of course feeds me whenever I want my food. Zeke and I hang out together allot in the closet it is our safe place. He likes hanging out with Mom too and looking out the window. I come out at night to visit Mom on the bed, especially when I want some food and to get scritched.
Oh how the young ones love sitting at the windows watching all the nature outside, the butterflies are everywhere, especially white ones now, it reminds Mom of our Tallulah, we know she is sending them to Mom.
Mom has finally put out all of the angel kitties and doggies little stepping stones in the backyard & her statues of St. Francis, she is repainting everything and spraying them with sealer to protect them from the sun.
Well we just wanted to let you all know it has been a year and we are all adjusted, oh and for now we are all doing good...Mom cherishes every day she has us because she knows no one knows what tomorrow will bring....she prays that we will continue to be OK and no more health issues...especially for Mia our doggy, she had a echo cardiogram yesterday, we know she has heart issue we are just waiting to see what exactly, next she has to have another test done to see why she is having troubles with her peeing everywhere and not knowing when she has to go....we have to wait to see if she can go under for this test....
Hugs to you all and we loves you too.
Xena and family
April 25th 2015 4:27 pm
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Hello friends, we sure miss you all!
We have to say we are sorry we haven't been around but as some of you know we lost our Kandi on the 12th of April suddenly, we found out her kidneys were failing and less than a week later she made her journey to the bridge. Mom is still trying to get over the shock of it all and is grieving her loss...
We have missed so much by not being here we want to send our belated birthday/gotcha day wishes...and our sympathies to our friends that made their journeys to the bridge. Know we think of you all and we hope Mom will feel like being here again real soon....
Before I take my leave and go take my nap I have to let you know I am doing OK, I have lost a little weight which of course concerns Mom. I have been checked by my Vet she put me on food stimulant, I was taking one that made me crazy, Mom didn't leave me, I was all over the place couldn't be still for long, my meow changed, so when Mom picked up Kandi's ashes last week she asked about giving me the pills Kandi was getting to help her eat, the vet said it was OK and to give me the same amount. It is better, I am not as crazy but I do want to eat and eat...but still not gaining weight...Mom is hopeful. Everyone else is doing good, enjoying our beautiful spring weather we are having, but not the winds, so windy every afternoon....and oh yeah the beautiful desert in bloom, it is a sea of yellow where we live and the cactus are blooming too...
Hope you are all doing well and enjoying the spring weather like we are, be well and bless you all
Xena and Mom
March 31st 2015 3:10 pm
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Again we are sorry we are not around as so many others, but we are sitting here waiting for the day we get our catster back and we can all have fun. Right now Mom says she finds it boring and sad that no one is around. We loved reading our friends diaries so we knew what is happening, hoping we will have our diaries like now but we can make comments again.
Ok now for me, I went to the vet yesterday my 6 month check up for my kidneys.
Mom bought a baby scale to weight all of us especially me and Tu. Anyway I have lost about a pound since my vet visit in September. Trying to figure out why!
My heart was racing so they decided to take my blood pressure, this was a first, Mom let me go back into my carrier where I felt safe, she was petting and scritching me to help me relax and it worked. My blood pressure was OK.
My blood work for my kidneys about the same, they are a little high but no change for the most part, my white blood cell count is a little high.
Mom talked to the vet about my weight lose which is a concern for all, they figured out that even though I am eating I am not eating enough. So I now get a pill every 3 days to help my appetite and Forti flora to help my tummy and to help me not have the poops that I do have sometimes.
It is tuff being old, Mom agrees....I really am doing good besides loosing weight, I am out more, spend more time with Mom I even get on the bed to lay on Mom.
This kitty is still hanging in there and everyday it amazes Mom how well I am doing. She still worries about me and sometimes she cries because she knows that I will not get better and one day it will be time to let me go, but until then we are enjoying each and everyday, getting lots of love...
January 27th 2015 3:19 pm
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Hi friends, wanted to let you all know I am still doing well and maintaining my weight....Mom got us a scale so she doesn't have to take me every month to the vet to get weighed too stressful for me, Mom just calls the vet and tells her. They have to make sure I am not losing too much weight actually keeping my weight, if I do then they have to change my thyroid medication, right now I am getting 1/4 of a pill daily.
Mom is feeding me can food during the day to help me keep on the weight, I am also getting some kitten food to help as well, yes I know I am not a kitten for from it but she thinks it will help me, Zeke likes it too and he is getting feed can through out the day too because he doesn't eat enough.
I am loving my area, I am a lot happier and no Tu Two chasing me through the house like she did in San Diego it stressed me out. Mom brushes me every day, sometimes she has to use the combs to get mats out because now my fur is more oily...it sucks getting older, but mom has to do it so I don't get all matted. I have to say I don't like it when she does that and then I hide in my bed.
Enjoying life and a happy kitty!
December 21st 2014 3:27 pm
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Hello to all of our friends,
Sorry we haven't been around we have to say that it has been hard on Mom being here,she is working on getting used to living here instead of our hometown San Diego. First the weather is so different, we are out in a rural area so everything is miles away. At first in our cul de sac there were only us and our lady neighbor that lived here, now we have another that lives here full time they are from San Diego...2 others still haven't moved in full time one will as soon as he sells his house in California and the other will retire next October and they will then move here full time, the only house that the owners won't be full time only come during the cooler months like lots of others in our community.
After the first of the year Mom will be getting involved in a group that makes cards to send to the troops overseas, a functional fitness glass and both Mom & Dad will go to their Friday social to hopefully meet more people. So we are hoping Mom will get out and meet other ladies because we know she has been sad leaving so much behind...don't get us wrong yeah Mom is sad but as the same time she is happy too...she loves our house and she knows that it will take at least a year maybe even more to get used to being here.
Mom went to a cookie exchange yesterday and met some more ladies that live here, she had fun and really enjoyed herself, we are all so happy to hear she did, she even brought lots of goodies home, darn none for us kitties. This is where Mom found out about the card group 2 ladies invited her to come and also about the fitness classes. WOW we are so happy Mom went and met ladies and now she feels a little better about being here, she has been so lonely & sad which makes us sad for her.
We are doing fine, love having Mom and Dad home all day, we are getting even more spoiled and we have them wrapped around our paws, yes we do!
As this week is coming with Christmas we wanted to make sure we wish all of our friends a Merry Christmas...excuse me Meowy Catmus from all of us, we hope all kitties will have a nice warm place with lots of food and loving humans to be with.
We all send you our love, lots of hugs and butterfly kisses
November 29th 2014 3:28 pm
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First we hope you all had a pawtastic Thanksgiving, sorry we were not around will get to that later.
Thank you for all of our Thanksgiving gifts, my birthday wishes and pictures.
We are all doing good, we are enjoying the beautiful weather we are having, we are loving it because Mom opens the windows for us as long as it isn't too windy (our wind around here is known as the Vail gail) It gets very windy here and when it is cold it makes it colder....some mornings it is in the low 30's, but after the hot summer months we love it and we are not complaining.
Now for other things, Mom just hasn't felt like getting on the computer even if we want to get on....there are times when her lap top runs very slow not due to the lap top mind you because it is wireless there are times when it runs slow. Mom thinks it is because we are in a rural area who knows...we sure don't know why!
Moms friends came over for the Thanksgiving week, Mom met them at the San Diego Zoo, they told Mom before we moved that they were planning on visiting Tucson and wanted to make sure they got together.
So the first day Mom and Dad met them at the Sonora
Desert Museum about 30 miles away from us up in the mountains. This place has all the animals that live here in the desert. Don't know why they wanted to see animals that live here we see them where we live.
They got to watch the raptors free flying Mom says it was amazing, but she knows they have to always be on the watch for the raptors flying around. They saw coyotes up close too, javelina's ( wild desert pigs) big cats, bats and so many more...Mom was interested about them she wanted to learn as much as she can because they are out there and one never knows when she will see one near our house. Yes we do have to be careful and we can't go outside like we did in San Diego. It is 21 acres with 2 miles of walking paths. They did a lot of walking and boy were they tired when they came home. While there they had lunch in one of their restaurants yum! Mom luckily got memberships for her and Dad so they can go back and see more. It was a great day, our visitors, Mom & Dad sure enjoyed themselves.
Getting there Mom and Dad had to go up and up on a curvy road, but coming back they tried a different way that was easier. They are still learning how to get to places around here sure hope they don't get lost thank goodness they have GPS in their car and phones.
Then they went to the Tucson zoo, unlike San Diego Zoo it is very small but nice, they spent a few hours there, they got too see elephants from San Diego Safari Park and Arizona's first baby born elephant, she is so cute and funny. Also a female lion from there too with her cubs, they sure are getting big.
Mom wanted her friends to come to our house to see where we all live so they said yes and followed, but first Mom wanted to go to a Holistic pet shoppe to exchange something and get more holistic items for us. They wanted to go and see this place. Then off to our house, they loved it and thought is was a beautiful place with the view we have.
I must say Mom and Dad sure have been gone and have left us allot lately. We miss them when they are gone, I don't get my can food during the day. Mom has been giving me food every hour or 2 now because I really don't eat enough dry and she wants to make sure I am getting enough food. She has to make sure I don't loose any weight.
Tomorrow Mom & Dad are leaving us again for a little while they are going to a tree trimming meet & greet party at the lodge this is the first time they will be going to anything at the lodge...Mom got a pretty ornament to put on the tree and she make yummy brownies to take.
I am doing well, Mom finally pulled out my heating pad, I sure love having it again, even though our house doesn't get cold but because I am thin I am cold and need the heat. Mom put 2 others out in her room on the cat trees if my furblings want to lay on them.
Now you know what is going on here, just been busy, well not me, visitors here and slow connection for the lap top...mom sure hopes this isn't something she will have to get used to...
We send you all our love and lots of hugs, know we are still here as a lot of us, just not around as much, but we are still waiting for things to get better around here and to waiting for more of our friends return.
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