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