August 27th 2014 5:11 pm
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I went to my new vet yesterday for the second time, this time to have blood work for my kidneys to see how I am doing.
I have to tell you Mom, Dad and me like the one we saw yesterday her name is Engie. She said if she didn't know I am 16 she would not believe it, she told Mom & Dad I look really good for my age.
I still have my heart murmur so she will keep checking my heart. They took my blood those vampires....
Well the numbers have changed because of my thyroid and the medication for it.
The Bun number went from 36 to 39
My creatinine went from 2.6 to 3.3
My vet is worried that the creatinine went up a lot so she consulted with a specialist to see what needs to be changed because my thyroid medication and thyroid has affected this.
My vet called Mom this morning I now have to get my 1/4 of my thyroid pills once a day instead of 2 times a day. Then in 3 to 4 weeks I go back in they will check my numbers again to see if that helped any. If not they may try a compound medication and/or have me get fluids more often for now I get the fluids 3 times a week.
They also gave Mom some new Kidney prescription food for me to try not the Hills Prescription I hate that and guess what? I like it, I actually an eating it...and the best part is Mom got a whole case for free because it is new and the company selling it gave it to the vet & me to see if I like it. Next time Mom will have to pay for it...
Now we have discovered that the lactated Ringers (my fluids) are in very short supply, they limit what you can order and some on line sites our completely out and it looks like this will be going on until 2015 sometime. Mom asked the vet about the shortage and she said yes they are having trouble getting the bags of fluids but they get them, if Mom needs any she can get them from the vet for $30 a bag...WHAT!!!!!
Mom just ordered 4 bags with no problem a week ago, but because of the shortage Mom just ordered 10 more for $7.24 a bag.....not that Mom wanted to order more but she can't take a chance that we will run out or have to pay $30 for a bag...what a rip off Mom says, she didn't say that to the vet...just hope we don't run out and when we need to order more we will be able to.
So I am doing pretty good, love my special area, enjoying my morning brushing, loves and not being in small places. Mom takes for out in back in her arms to let me see where we live, I haven't been in the enclosure, Mom feels it is too hot out for me and she doesn't want me to stress out.
Best part of going to the Vet I rode in style in our nice new car, I didn't like that I was next to Mom because dad drives the car for now, but Mom could reach me and talk to me, loved the ride home because I knew my venture to the vet was over.
August 22nd 2014 4:19 pm
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As the eldest kitty in my house I have the honor to say THANK YOU HQ for working so very hard on catster so we can do things again, we know as times goes things will only get better and better.
HOORAY for today we can finally change our backgrounds, no more new year or christmas backgrounds.
So me and my family THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OUR ALL OF OUR HEARTS for bringing Catster back to all of us and our friends.
OH and being able to comment on our friends dairies we are so very happy now they won't think no one is around and having to find other ways to let them know we read their diaries...we think diaries are so important because that is how we find out how we are all doing and we help support each other.
We are thrilled and can't wait to have fun fun again....thank you!!!!
Xena and family.
July 9th 2014 9:30 pm
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As we all know there are so many issues with getting on catster, Mom really hasn't too much trouble until today, something about cookies today, Mom didn't understand so she looked it up thank goodness for the web. She isn't sure what she did right, but guess she did, she left the computer for a while, did other things, but left catster on, then before she was going to turn if off she decided to try one more time and MOL here we are.
Not many of us around anymore because of the problems, we sure wish they would fix things and let us have fun again before Catster becomes a ghost town. After all it sure has been long enough for them to get things settled and let us have fun again.
Catster is the best place to be, we sure miss it all and all of our friends. So many have left and probably won't be back they are having fun elsewhere. We must admit we do go to another site just so we can see our friends to know how they are doing, but we always come back to our catster.
We hope you all are out there, we just wanted to say hi to you all, we are around but can't always get on or Mom is too busy getting our house settled here in Arizona.
You know we are now desert kitties, we are learning to love our new home and so is Mom, it has been hard for her because she gave up so much to move and retire. She knows in time she will love living here. It has been so hot here, it really bothers Mom, thank goodness for air conditioning. Mom has been getting plants again for all of her pots she brought here, she has to give most of her plants away, it sadden her, but there were some on our kitties graves that she was not leaving in San Diego. So now we have lots of new succulents on our patio and Mom is growing grass for us since we don't have grass anymore, well we do but it is artificial.
We are in the monsoon season now and boy can the weather change fast, one minute it is sunny out and then all of a sudden Mom sees the dark clouds roll in and she can even see the rains coming, it rains hard and fast then floods streets, we have areas where it floods and you can't get to where you want to go. There is a lot of thunder and lightening too, it woke Mom up last night what a light show it was, she couldn't sleep because it was flashing so much and it came through our shades. Guess we all have to get used to a lot of things here that we didn't have in San Diego. We all miss our other home, but we are learning to love it here now especially since I have my own area which I love and spend more time out of my bed waiting for Mom to brush me and love me...
By the way I am doing well, I have to go in soon to our new vet to have blood drawn for my Kidneys...sure hope I am doing good with my numbers too.
Well we sure hope some of you are here to read to hear how we are doing. I have to tell you Kody has a new place he wants to hang out can you believe he loves to go out in the garage as hot as it is and roll on the concrete, then lay there and take a nap...so now he is the garage kitty, but Mom doesn't let him stay in there too long way too hot.
We miss you all, we think of you all and we are here just not as much...
hugs and love from us all
Xena and family