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...
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...