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
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...