Saturday, August 26, 2017

Feeling My Oats

I'm feeling good these days!  Hurray!  Now just patiently awaiting autumn, our fave season of the year.   

Saturday, August 19, 2017

My New Normal

Life has settled into a new normal for me.  I'm kinda the same as I used to be, except older and less agile.  But after almost a month of near-daily health scares, and the subsequent vet visits and tests, and the days of more extreme ups and downs...life is kinda like it was before all that happened. 

Dr. Kris did my ultrasound on Thursday, and although he found two potential trouble spots in my innards, neither of them seem as though they'll kill me off anytime soon.  Whew, I think I just dodged a bullet or two.

I've even begun to regain a bit of muscle strength, so I'm more active again than I was a few weeks ago when all these medical issues started showing up.  And of course mom is taking such good care of me that I'm happy and feeling better.

I hope you'll stay with me as I continue my journey into old-cathood.  I'll have my less-good days, I'm sure, but I'll be here until the end.

Purrs and meows from Beeg.

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!