Saturday, August 12, 2017

So-So

Here I am, hanging in there.  Haven't been feeling too well.  I have good days and bad days.  We know I have arthritis, but there's something else going on that we're not clear on yet.  Hope to find out next week when I have an ultrasound.  Possibly something going on with my liver.

So I've become a real lazy bum.  Mom is taking really good care of me.  Feeding me a carload of supplements with every meal, giving me pain meds when I need them, assisting me as I need it with mobility.  And I sleep a lot.  On top of mom a lot of the time.

I'm also present to what's happening with me and with mom.  I'm eating and drinking and using my box regularly.  I wag my tail frequently.  I'm doing the best I can.  I'm an old cat now.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Almost Out of the Woods

Hey there, I'm still here.  Better living through xrays and chemistry.

I've been suffering with arthritis in my spine for who knows how long, as shown on yesterday's xray.  You know us cats, we're stoics, we never let on that we're hurting until we've got one foot in the grave.

Dr. Kris gave me a steroid shot yesterday that should last for two weeks. And several cans of Urgent Care food that I've been gobbling up since we got home yesterday...because I'd nearly stopped eating and let my weight get down too low.

So I seem to be on the mend, barring something at this point unforeseen in my recovery.

We're hoping the one shot will get me over the hump with pain management and getting my food intake back on track.  If that doesn't do it, we'll talk about longer term solutions.

Anyhow, glad to be back with y'all.  Purrs and meows!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

In the Woods

This is me, mere moments ago.  I'm sad to report that I haven't been well this week.  I was my robust, sassy self just last Sunday, then Monday I began to sink, as it were, physically.  Mom had me to the vet on Wednesday, I got a long-term antibiotic shot, it took three days for me to show some signs of improvement, which was yesterday, then today I'm feeling really punk again.  So we'll go back to the vet tomorrow for an x-ray.  The only thing the vet could determine last week, based on my blood test, was that I might have an infection somewhere internally.  Hence, the antibiotic.  But there could be something else going on.

Mom's beside herself.  She keeps assuring me I don't have to try to take care of her, too, along with just trying to keep myself together.  We both fear that my time might be short. 

Pray for us both, will you?  Thanks, dear readers.  I love you.  Beeg

Sunday, July 23, 2017

All Tucked In

I like it like this, sitting on mom's lap, all tucked into a little ball of cat fur.  One of my preferred modes of resting.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

In the Dog House

This is me relaxing on mom's painting table a few days ago.

Last night I climbed onto the very same table while mom was painting.  I stepped on wet paint on her palette, then walked on a finished painting!  Mom wasn't happy about that at all, needless to say.  And I momentarily wound up in the dog house.

Crafty mom, though, was able to carefully cover over my paw print.  And then she humbly apologized for yelling at me.

Then she said, "It's only a painting.  You, my love, are forever."

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Sweet Spot

Sharing a dish of Almond Dream with mom the other night.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sleep

This is me on mom's chest while we were in bed together, one night recently.  I sleep in that spot frequently, although I'm always alert enough to scoot off when she turns over onto her side.

P.S. Mom snores lightly when she sleeps on her back.  Don't let her know I told you!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Is It Summer Yet??

We may be ten days away from the summer solstice...but it snowed this weekend in the mountains not far from here (relatively speaking).  Will this rainy season ever stop?  We'll just have to wait and see.

Meanwhile, mom and I are camped out at home, having ourselves a bit of a stay-cation.  Which means mom doesn't have anywhere she needs to be for a couple weeks, so mostly we're home together and I get to watch her make art.

See you again, before the solstice.