November 30th 2011 8:18 pm
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Thank you my wonderpurr and special friends for helping make my 14th birthday so very special....if it weren't for all of you it would be just another day...
Mom still can't believe I am 14! neither can I, it was just yesterday that I was a kitten running all over the house, up to the top of the cupboards, on top of the doors; not afraid of anything and just worked my way into my home even though my angle sisfurs Star and Chunk were hissing and being mean to me because I was the newcomer...but I showed them and that is how I got my name "Xena"....just like the warrior....
Now that I am 14 and considered a senior cat whatever that means besides the little aches and pains and now me having CRF I feel like a kitten still....yeah I have slowed down, but that kitten is still inside me and I am still that warrior....no one messes with me around here, they know they better not.
I am doing well and Mom is so proud of me, I just lay on my special fuzzy on the counter and let her and Dad do the dreaded fluids...
Everyone has been so kind to me wishing me the best and hope I have a great year and you know what I will....I didn't get to be 14 just to not continue to be here with Mom...I have it from a very special angel that I will be here and I am not going anywhere....
So my friends thank you for all of my gifts and wishes you sent to me for my birthday...if me and Mom forgot to send a thank you to anyone we are sorry Mom has been so absent minded lately I think hers is a senior moment...well I gotta go and get some rest now so I can continue to be the warrior that I am and rest this older body of mine...
hugs to you all we love you all and we are so happy you are me and my families friends....
November 28th 2011 3:17 pm
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WOW I am 14 today! Mom can't believe it I am her first kitty to make it to 14....I am special..even though I now have CRF I am doing great.
I have always been a good girl, never given my pawrents any trouble, never scratching furniture. I love to just hang out in my favorite spots and looking out the window...I am a happy kitty and I love my family.
Today is just like any other day except Mom tells me I am her birthday girl and she is so happy I am with her to let her love me; giving me lots of love & Kisses.. she cherishes me everyday...
Mom got me a new red collar, loves my new collar it looks so pretty on my black fur all shiny and new, with a bell too...
I am having a special dinner tonight, it is a surprise I can't wait to smell and get the num nums...
I am enjoying my special day because of you my friends for showing me love and wishing me the best for this coming year. I have even been able to go out on my leash to enjoy the sun and our warm weather we are having today.
well I gotta go and show off my new collar to Zeke and Tu Two...they will be jealous....I am 14 today and so proud too that I am here, loved and in my loving home with Mom and Dad & sisfurs and brofurs too.
My wish for me this year is to stay healthy and not get sick...
November 28th 2011 3:02 pm
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Well my friends me and Mom need to say so sorry we haven't let you all know how I am doing. You see this is Mom's busy time of the year and with Thanksgiving just getting over she now has some time to let you all know how I am doing.
I went to the Vet on the 16th for blood work only. Needless to say I was not happy having to go and have that vet tech vampire take more of my blood...thank goodness that is over for now.
My Dr. Kathy called Mom on Friday the 18th to let her know that my numbers went up slightly so now I have to have fluids 3 times a week...so every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday Mom & Dad give me my fluids 100mls...do not like those needles!
I am so good just laying on the counter on my fuzzy blanket that I love to sit on for Mom to brush me, love me and check me for lumps....
Because I am being so good Mom doesn't even hardly have to hold me there, I just sit there and when Mom tells me all done I get up walk on the counter to my plate of can food I get for being a good girl...Mom is so proud of me when I am getting my fluids. Mom and Dad are still getting used to all of this and Mom still worries cause she knows this is something bad and will only get worse, but she is keeping the faith and she is hopeful I will be OK for a long time to come...
Now here are my numbers for those that have asked Mom:
BUN 38 40
Creatnine 8.1 8
On 6/1/11 33
On 9/10/11 26
So as you can see they have gone up, Mom and Dr. Kathy had hoped the numbers would go down...Now Mom needs to find a CRF food that doesn't have a lot of by products and things that she worries about giving me. Does any one have any suggestions on food?...Mom knows I won't eat the food the vet wants Mom to buy from them...
I go back for my blood work in January...
November 23rd 2011 5:04 pm
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS!!!
As the oldest I am speaking for my family to wish you all a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!
Mom is very busy this week taking care of lots of kitties while their Moms and Dads are away....so we haven't been on much, but we wanted to stop by and let all of our friends know we are still here....this is Mommies busy time of the year....
Mom says her and I will give you update on what is going on this me and my CRF after this week she will have time...
Please everyone be safe, have a great day and make sure none of you get into anything that will make you sick....stay inside your house were you are safe and warm....
We send you all our love and lots of hugs
Xena and family
October 29th 2011 4:05 pm
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Well my friends today was the day my Mom and Dad gave me my fluids at home.
Sure I didn't know what was going to happen I was minding my own business eating a little can food on the counter when Mom brought in my ever so soft blanket I lay on to get brushed everyday...I sure thought maybe she was going to brush me again, but no something else was going on.
I saw this bag hanging on the cupboard with this line coming from it...now I remember I saw this the other day at the Vet...wait a minute this isn't the Vet office what is going on! Now I am worried, Mom what are you going to do, do you know what you are doing! WAIT WAIT!
I am really worried Dad is here too and they are talking about the line and the fluid, Mom is holding me and she has the dreaded needle....Mom MOL MOL what do you think you are doing with me....let me go....
Mom tells Dad he has to open the line and let some of the fluid out to make sure there are no bubbles, once the fluid is coming out in a straight line Mom tells Dad to close it until she gets the needle in....oh this is going to hurt Mom has never put a needle in me....she has done tinier needles for cats that are diabetic....Mom is a little worried about getting the needle in me without hurting me..
Guess What! she did it she did it!!!it didn't hurt....now Mom tells Dad watch the amount when it gets to the next line on the bag stop it....Mom realizes it isn't going in very fast, they look at the line and realize that they had used the crimp devise and it put in crimp in the line, Dad made it open up and the fluids flowed in quickly and finally I got the 100ml's of the fluid...Done yippee! Wait not done...I moved I had enough it took just a couple seconds too long, I moved and out came the needle....Mom had to hold up the needle but the fluids came out all over the counter, Dad was fast he shut the line off so no more fluids....Mom pinched my skin like she is suppose to do for a few seconds and she let me go.
I ran out to my bed thank catness it is over...now I have this big bump between my shoulders what is this? Mom changes the needle and puts everything away. Then Mom messages me and the bump goes down and into my body.
Mom give me love and tells me I am a good girl!! you bet I am sitting there and allowing her to but the needle in me and the fluids and you know I could not sit there any longer, just needed to get away!
Guess what I got more can food because I was a good girl, I don't eat treats so I get can food...guess it won't be so bad after all as long as I get can food.
Well that was my first fluids at home and if I say so myself it went really well for me, Mom and Dad....it wasn't so bad!
Mom told me I have to have this done ever 3 days from now and she promises it will get easier for all of us...SURE HOPE SO
Mom even made a special calendar with my picture on it so she will know what days I need my fluids and she is doing a spread sheet thanks to Tigger's Mom...Mom will keep track of my fluids, medication etc...so when we go to the doctor she will have it and between the 2 of them they will be on top of my CRF.....
Now since I went through all of this I think I will just hang out in my bed, enjoy the sun and the fresh air...yes it is nice enough here today for Mom to have the window open for us to get fresh air...
Xena's Mom here, Xena did great with me doing her fluids for the first time at home. Even though we didn't realize the line had a crimp in it Xena was very relaxed and was so good...it just took seconds too long...next time I know it will be better.
Xena and Mom
October 26th 2011 4:12 pm
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Well my friends yes I had to go to the Vet today, not a happy girl to say the least!Don't worry I am OK just a recheck. Mom sure surprised me this morning....thinking she was not going anywhere till she had to leave to go walk doggies I was having a nice morning laying in my heated bed watching the birdies, when all of a sudden Mom grabs me and stuff me into the carrier...MEOW MEOW MEOW! is all I can say!
Mom finally got me to the Vet and I knew as soon as we went in I was in trouble...the Vet Tech came out and guess what she used to work at the specialist where Mom took Tallulah....Mom and her talked it made Mom sad because it brought back the memories of Tallulah....
OK now the Tech her name is Kristy, took me in the back to get urine out of me...don't know what you call her she isn't the blood vampire....but she was able to get some out...
Then she brought Mom into a room and then me....Mom had to learn how to give me my Sub Q Fluids....Mom watched and asked questions.
I got to stay in my soft sided carrier while they showed Mom how to do everything. Mom isn't scared she already give clients cats their insulin shots, so she feels she can do this.
I wasn't afraid either and you know what it didn't hurt one bit, I was a good kitty. Now lets see if it goes that well when Mom has to do it with Dad and at home. We will have to let you all know!
You know what I didn't get to go straight home, I had to go with Mom to one of her clients homes so she could walk their 2 doggies....I got to go in I was hiding in my carrier as they passed by, they didn't even know I was there, MOL I was scared of strange doggies...
Mom was gone for a little while so I took a nap!
Finally I got home, Mom made sure I was OK, gave me some love then she had to leave again to go walk another doggie...this time I didn't go....thank catness I had enough of dogs, needles and being in the car.
So that was my day today, now I gotta go and take a nap again, a well deserved one I might say....the next stage of my life is starting today...just hope it will be a good one for many years to come...
October 13th 2011 2:22 pm
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Hello my friends it has been several days since me and Mom wrote in my diary about my Vet visit and not feeling well...
Mom went on Tuesday to get my medication for my UTI I have to take one pill every 24 hours so I get it in the evening....Oh how I hate having Mom give me that nasty pill but I am a good girl I let her put it down my throat....Yeah! I know down the throat, but I am feeling better even if I have to go through the pill popping every day.....
While Mom was at the vet she made me an appointment for October 26th to be rechecked and the Vet Tech will teach Mom how to do the Sub Q Fluids for my kidneys....I sure hope they don't practice on me, I don't want to poked and poked....Mom is pretty sure she won't have any problems doing this since she gives 2 of her clients cats their insulin shots...
Mom isn't sure I have peed enough cause she never catches me in the litter box except when I was straining to go...I don't like humans around when I go...but she is sure I am going because I am starting to act like I did before I was sick...I am eating not as much as I did so Mom thinks the medication may have something to do with it. Today before it got real hot out I asked Mom to go out and she put me on my leash to go on the patio....
So Moms says I am on my way to feeling better now and she is so happy and so am I.
Well that is here from our house on me today is a good day for all of us to find our favorite sleeping spots and sleep too hot to do anything else...well I gotta go need to go back to sleep..
later my friends....hugs and purrs
October 10th 2011 5:18 pm
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Hello my friends I have finally got Mom to give you an update on my Vet visit last Friday and what is going on with me...
Well ever since I had my surgery I get so stressed going to the vet I think Mom is going to leave me, I don't want to be there at all I try to get back in to my carrier....
Friday they had to check me to make sure there is no lump and guess what there isn't any Hooray! they took blood and urine for retesting....they want to make sure there are no signs of the nasty C...hooray there isn't any....Dr. Kathy told Mom I look really good and while she was feeling me she said all was good...
Once I was able to get out of there and we got home I went to hiding while Mom was gone for a little while....Saturday was another stressful day Mom and Dad had their carpets cleaned so I went into the closet which I love....
Sunday when Mom got up she was talking to me and I stopped by a hall door and was quivering my tail like I was spraying, Mom says Xena what are you doing, you better not be spraying....I wasn't, Mom realized I was straining, she looked on the floor and there are a few spots of urine...no no Xena you are not getting an infection....too late Mom I already have it....
Mom started me on a homeopathic remedy that does work if she catches it in time, all day I laid around and spent time in the litter box trying to go...
Today Dr. Kathy called around 2:30, she told Mom that there was some signs of infection so she has to go get me antibiotics and will have to take for 2 weeks...
Now on to my kidney issues...my BUN number went from 33 in June to 38 and my Creatinine number went from 2.7 to 2.8...
Dr. Kathy said it isn't bad but she would like for me to start getting fluids under the skin. Mom said that she would like for be to settle down first, take my antibiotics first and she agreed...so when Mom goes in tomorrow to get my medication she will make my appointment to get rechecked and for Mom to learn how to give me fluids....
Mom really doesn't want to do this yet, but looks like she doesn't have a choice so we can keep me from getting worse and hopefully keep my numbers from going up too high....now Mom isn't afraid to do the needle into my skin, she has 2 clients cats that she has to give them their insulin....
Well friends that is all from here with me...I am doing OK, I am eating, just not feeling too good right now but wait by the end of the week I will be OK...
We are praying for all the need our prayers...
hugs and love
October 3rd 2011 4:55 pm
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Me and Mom are writing in my diary to help bring Ingen home to her Mom...Alex, Finney and Lacey's Mom Lisa has written in her diary and we are putting it in mine so we can spread the word around catster to see if we can get donations to help....this is from Alex's diary! PLEASE READ AND IF YOU CAN HELP EVEN IN A SMALL WAY IT WILL BE GREATLY APPRECIATED....ALEX'S ID# 1127878
WE ARE DOING THIS BECAUSE SO MANY HELPED US WHEN TALLULAH WAS SICK AND MADE HER JOURNEY, SO CATSTER HQ AND OUR FRIENDS LETS SHOW ANOTHER KITTY MOM HOW MUCH SHE IS LOVED AND WE ARE HERE FOR HER BY HELPING HER GET REUNITED WITH HER PRECIOUS INGEN.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH AND PLEASE HQ DON'T GIVE US FLEAS WE ARE TRYING TO HELP ONE OF OUR FRIENDS....
Xena and Mom
Okay everyone, here's the deal. Bella's mom Cathy just spoke with Jen on the phone and she is going to pick up Ingen tomorrow at the shelter and bring her to her home until we can get her back to Jen. The cost for this is $105 just to get her out of the shelter. I've put up a chipin widget on the homepage of my website to donate to help reimburse Cathy for this cost, cost of any food, and also in helping get Ingen home (we're still figuring out the details on that one). Please go to www.ibdkitties.net and click on the widget to donate anything you want for this. PLEASE SPECIFY that it's for Ingen when you donate so I know that's what it's for as I also have a donations button on my site for IBD Kitties that goes to my paypal account, the same account. Let me know if you have any problems.
Luv Alex and mom Lisa
And special thanks again to Cathy
September 13th 2011 1:07 pm
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We have noticed that many are leaving catster, it saddens us because this is the place we can come to get love and support, yes you all know we have had a lot of support because of our Tallulah, but it is more...
Some are saying they are leaving because catster has changed, yes it has but we can make it through the changes and be here for our friends...if we all leave because of some changes that we feel are not the best then catster will be no more...
It saddens us to see this, we know times are tuff it is for most of us, Mom feels this is one place she can come and forget her troubles, her sorrows and find friends, friends who feel the same way and know how she is feeling...sometimes we can't always be here to have fun and be here for our friends, but we do come often to check on our friends...
We have some very special friends and we cherish them! So those of you that are thinking of leaving cause of the changes or there isn't much activity on here, think hard before you leave because for everyone that leaves there is one less here to make it better and soon there will be none...
We hope you all will stay, change your mind or just maybe take a little break if you need and come back...
Our family is so grateful for having found catster, for all of our special and wonderful friends we have made here...we pray for you all!
So here is a poem we found for all of you!
Special Friend Poems
"Portrait of a Friend"
I can't give solutions to all of life's problems, doubts,
or fears. But I can listen to you, and together we will
search for answers.
I can't change your past with all it's heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.
I can't keep your feet from stumbling.
I can only offer my hand that you may grasp it and not fall.
Your joys, triumphs, successes, and happiness are not mine;
Yet I can share in your laughter.
Your decisions in life are not mine to make, nor to judge;
I can only support you, encourage you,
and help you when you ask.
I can't prevent you from falling away from friendship,
from your values, from me.
I can only pray for you, talk to you and wait for you.
I can't give you boundaries which I have determined for you,
But I can give you the room to change, room to grow,
room to be yourself.
I can't keep your heart from breaking and hurting,
But I can cry with you and help you pick up the pieces
and put them back in place.
I can't tell you who you are.
I can only love you and be your friend.
Purrs, Love, Hugs and Agel kisses from all of us to all of you!
QT, Tu Two, Xena, Zeke and Mom Peggy
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