My Mind's Eye

My Mind's Eye
formerly Madi and Mom

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wordy Wednesday: Health Update

G'day friends!!
You know we seniors are all about keeping things real and true here....so
I just wanted to tell you last week on  February 23 and 24 were ROUGH days for
this itty bitty senior kitty. Mom thought I wasn't feeling the best on Thursday
but you know we all have rough days. I won't go into all the gory (what I ate came back) details just say I had to go to the Vet Friday 2/23 and Monday 2/26.   
For the record, I'm not a hissy kitty at the vet but Friday's visit started off on the wrong paw!!  
When I arrived, there was another kitty singing the song her people in 1 soprano, ....so I hissed joined her. Then the Vet Tech got way too purrsonal with my tush...YIKES...so I hissed.
Finally my bud Dr. Szabo came in, good news was that over all Dr. Szabo thought I 
looked good. MY weight was finally up to 7 lbs. WooHoo.
My kidney values were very good...thanks to the meds. 
Problem is my meds are administered in my food so I HAVE TO EAT!!
He took me to the back to give my Cerenia shot via my SUBQs (Cerenia shots sting that is why they do them in SUBQs) and he gave me an antibiotic shot.  OMCS was mom embarrassed when Dr. Szabo returned with me wrapped in a thick towel like a taco.  NEVER EVER IN in all my years have they ever had to do this.  Evidently I got a wee bit testy back there...I had to show them my concealed weapons!!  As I said, the visit started off on the wrong paw and steadily got worse.  I might not have felt good but my gumption was in tact!!
I slept for the rest of the Friday. Being testy is tiring.  
Saturday Dr. Szabo called to see how I was doing.  He is my Bud!!
Mom said still not eating the best.  He said to give the antibiotic time to kick in...
I normally eat an entire can of stinky goodness in one day.  I barely at 1/2 can all day Saturday.
The peeps went to bed worrying; however, I surprised them by meeting them in the foyer at 6 am Sunday.  Mom gave me a small breakfast, I napped a bit, watched them eat then decided to finish my breakfast.  When Mom went out for the news paper she told Dad there was a nice breeze and the birds were singing.
THEN SHE OPENED THE WINDOW AT THE SINK...MY EARS PERKED UP WHEN I HEARD THE SERENADE BUT I COULD NOT FIND IT  
(we rarely open windows).
Mom plopped me up by the window.....now I'll let these two collages and video at the end finish my story.






I  you can't see this video click here to see it on YouTube


Early Monday 2/26, Mom called Dr. Szabo due to worsening issues a lady does not discuss.
He suggested mom try to give me some plain or vanilla yogurt or pumpkin to see
if that helped settled my tummy. NOPE I wasn't having either of those.  Showed mom my back
of 200% itty bitty kitty DISRESPECT.  So off to the vet at 10:00 am
Dr. S felt my tummy and said my intestines felt swollen and inflamed.
Same thing I had in June 2017 so he treated it the same way with another Cerenia shot and an anti inflammatory.  Paws, eyes, legs and arms crossed this treatment gives me 8 months of feeling good and I'm back to eating like Miss Piggy again.

As you found out in yesterday's post, I'm just 2 weeks shy of my 16th bday.
We think things have taken a turn for the BETTER  and we three seniors are continuing our 
Motto
THANKFULLY
LIVIN' AND LOVIN' ONE DAY AT A TIME



35 comments:

  1. Paws crossed you are feeling WAY better soon, Madi! I'm sending purrs your way - a senior kitty's body can get testy sometimes.

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  2. Oh gosh Madi, you and Mom have indeed had quite a week. Gail and I are sending lots of good health vibes across the Pond and hoping there is going to be no disrespect from the vet in the near future...
    Cheers, Gail.

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  3. potp and crossed paws and fingers that the meds will do the trick again... we send a big hug and we hope for goooood news :O)))

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  4. I know the sound of those birdies made you feel better, Madi. We are sending you lots of AireZen and hoping you're back to feeling 100% in no time at all!

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  5. Oh Madi, we sure send you huge purrs and many of them. We have all our paws crossed that you feel better soon. That Cerenia shot sure made Lucky feel better and we hope it does the same for you. We are so sorry you are so sick.

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  6. Hari OM
    OMC... just tell 'em the truth... you're "sick" of winter!!! Seriously though, this is worrying for your peeps and I am sending heaps of POTP to you that this was just one of those little annoyances which trouble we elder types... hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  7. Sending you POTP Madi and hugs for your peeps!

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  8. I'm sorry you were having a rough spell sweet Madi but we're glad some better showed up. Purrs and hugs from all of us dear girl.

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  9. Oh Madi I had no idea your tummy was acting up again. I'm sending you lots of weenie hugs and lots of POTP that this treatment works again and you're feeling 200% better.

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  10. Oh gosh, you have had a rough few days. I think it is totally understandable that you hissed and were a little testy at the vet. You have earned that right as a senior diva.

    I'm glad things seem to be looking up! We are thinking about you and sending tons of hugs and prayers that your tummy feels better soon.

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  11. Madi I think you - with the help of your fabulous Mom - are handling your little ups and downs of the aging issues thing with grace!! Your doctor is very tuned into you like your Mom is...and they are taking SUCH good care of you and other than the occasional "taco experience" at your vet, you are letting everyone do what's necessary to keep you ticking along in fine shape for a "lady of a certain age". Getting a treat like window open and fresh air is REALLY nice! You just keep eating what you need to in order to stay strong and happy. OK? OK!

    Love, Teddy

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  12. I love the "Concealed Weapons" line above. Madi, you should know by now that although you live with Mom and Dad, I love you very much.

    I do have my paws crossed you are feeling better. And, will continue to feel better for many, many months.

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  13. It sounds like you have a great vet that is taking care of you the best he can. We have our paws crossed that you feel better soon.

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  14. Raz wants us to play that video over and over. We're purring and praying that this does the trick and you are back to your feisty self soon.

    Hugs, your guy Raz and The Florida Furkids

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  15. Getting older is NOT for sissies! Sorry you've had such a rough few days, and hopefully you'll be all better now.

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  16. I used up most of my emotions on this roller coaster ride of emotion story. up and down up and down and now i am UP and hoping all this works out like it did last year. i must say, i wish i could dismount like you do. love the bird sounds you were admiring. feel better soon to ALL of you

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  17. Dear Madi, we are so sorry things were rough for you. We truly understand! But, good for you letting everyone know your true feelings. We're purrring for another few good months.

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  18. Madi, I think your use of gumption is spot on! You go, girlfriend...all 15.95 years of you!

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  19. Madi we hope all of that is behind you and that your on the road to feeling better. We will purr....

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  20. Oh, Madi, now we wish you didn't have to go through all of this. But it is so reassuring to know you have a great vet and wonderful parents who take such fantastic care of you. We hope you continue to improve more and more each day.

    Hugs and Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

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  21. SHE says seniors have earned the right to be TESTY! Of course, no one has wrapped HER in a towel....yet! MOL! Glad you're feeling better....just keep improving. Your dismount is fabulous.

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  22. We hope things keep improving for you Madi. You sure do have a zest for life and hopping up and down from your birdy perch. Watching you watch those birdies made us all smile!!

    We love(and live by)almost your same motto...Live and Love(and maybe bark)to the fullest each and every day!
    xoxo,
    Arty, Jakey and your Sassy Niece Rosy Posy

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  23. I will be praying the meds help you again like last time. That is good news that your kidney values were not getting worse. Glad you showed your crotchety cougar side t the vets :) XO

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  24. madi....we will ask R pal st francis ta due sum OT; he willna minda; we R sorree ya had crapola ona stix dayz... N we willna jinx ewe bye sayin we iz buzzed **** *** * **** *** **** now.... good val ewez R grate; knot just at de stor !! YAY.....N just thiz onze....we give ewe 984 pawz up for wantin ta listen ta burd song....we watched over ther at that you tube place.....heerz ta sardeenz N donutz ♥♥♥♥♥

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  25. I am sorry you had some bad days, Madi, but very relieved to hear you are feeling better again. I am sending you good thoughts for continued improvement. I would purr for you if I could, but I am not very good at it.

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  26. Dearest Madi, we are sorry you have had some rough days. We hope the medicines are kicking in and you are feeling better. We went to the vet last week and we both got shots and I got stuff squirted up my nose!!!
    hugs and POTP
    Mabel
    Hazel too

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  27. We hope you feel better real soon! Keep listening for those birdies. You'll probably get a whole crowd of them from our area when it snows on Friday and they realize they've come North way too soon!

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  28. Madi, we’re sorry you aren’t feeling well, but we know those medicines will help you and get you on track again.

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  29. Madi we are very sorry to hear you have not been feeling your best and we really hope these mess do their job. Hugs from all of us.

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  30. Oh Madi ! Purrayers and POTP that you continue to get better ! And more window whiffies,,,

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  31. oh sweet Madi!! We have EVERYTHING crossed that we could possibly cross!!! Please eat so you can take your meds too! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

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  32. Oh gurl!!!!! I'm so sorry you aren't feelin' good. A kitteh such as yourself shouldn't have to endure such indignities as being felt up by vettie peeps! I SO gets you! (I growled at Ma today when she was takin' my furs...lots...☺) Sometimes we ladies just can't help it, amirite
    I will keep my paws crossed real tight that the meds kick in and you are back to bein' Miss Piggy, and eatin' all the stinky stuffs you can handle! (you can send them to me, if you wants...just don't lets Ma know...heheheeee)
    Sendin' lots of POTP and healin' vibes and AireZens!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  33. We are all pulling for you... puleaze eat!!!!! We love you!

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  34. Madi, love the picture collage! Hate to see that you were feeling so rough but your Mom, Dad, and Dr. S were on it! I am glad I hear from a little birdie that you are doing well! One day at a time, livin' and lovin' is good for us peeps, too. Very good advice... live every day with all the laughter and gusto you have! Tell your Mom we bought Duplin... :)

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