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The old kitty's recovering well after outpatient surgery.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

So far, so good. emoticon

  
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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 10/8/2009 7:22PM

    That is very good news. emoticon

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MADAMEV 10/7/2009 10:02PM

    Glad to hear your kitty is doing well. Had to go check out the picture of "Rusty". I have a younger version of "Rusty" which we call "Apollo". I've owned many cats over the years...or should I say, "many cats have owned me over the years" but I never had one with the crazy personality Apollo has. We got Apollo about 4 months before our white german shephard died. I think he tries to make up for the dog we no longer have. He loves to hide behind objects, sometimes just the tall grass, and jump out at me, all fours spread eagle...he's fun. In January our dog died, then about a month later we lost a cat we'd had about 14 years...luckily we had Apollo. We went from 2 MacCaws, one dog, 2 cats, and a 300 gallon aquarium down to 2 birds and a cat in a little over 1 month. Tough winter....

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Sorry, but my computer's been on the fritz

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Have to get a new power cord for my laptop, and the old computer's just too slo-o-o-w. I simply do not have THAT much TIME!!!

  


Took the old Kitty to the vet

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Had to take the old Rusty kitty to the vet. He has had a ?cyst? on his neck below his left ear that's been bothering him for some time. He wanted me to rub it (which I did not do), and he just kept letting me know that it was a problem. Sometimes it would seep, and then the hair would get matted onto it. Well, just a few days ago, it was bleeding a little. I cleaned around it some, and yesterday and this morning it looked like it was healing. This afternoon, though, when he came to me for attention, it was really bloody. So we got ready and went to our good vet. She knows we're poor these days, and she thought it should be removed; so she gave us a rock-bottom price, and we said to go ahead. She will remove that mass along with another one (which doesn't seem to bother him) that's between his ear and his eye. I should be able to pick him up later this evening. He's my old sweetheart kitty that I've had since he was dropped off in the trailer park where I was living in March of 1993. We've been through a lot of good times and bad together, so he's worth what this will cost if it gives him a more comfortable existence for a while.

  
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VIBAUSTIN 10/1/2009 4:30PM

    God bless your kitty. We had Random Roger and I know what you mean about them being special.

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SUSMAX 9/30/2009 7:04PM

    Prayers for your kitty!

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 9/30/2009 5:47PM

    Hope you and Kitty are doing better tonight. emoticon

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JOCHEBED1 9/30/2009 5:00PM

    God bless your kitty.. i remember having a kitty we took the vet and there was nothing we could do for him because of our finances..thank God it wasnt that bad.

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Health News Article about Weight and Sleep

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I went to bed early and slept better last night, and the weather has cleared up some today. And the old kitty is feeling better, so things are looking up.

There's a Spark People Health News article about the benefits of losing weight (10% is good, but any loss will help) for better sleep. Here's the link:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_
news_detail.asp?health_day=631394

  
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CLUEFAIRY 9/29/2009 7:06PM

    This is so true. Before I lost 35 pounds, I had 120 episodes in an hour. I went in for another sleep study after losing 15% of my body weight and it was halved, 59 episodes per hour. I do not believe that when I reach my goal weight my sleep apnea will be in complete remission, it's just too severe, but to halve it again would be awesome.

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HOLLYSNOWWOMAN 9/29/2009 5:53PM

    Thanks for the link.

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Weather change today

Monday, September 28, 2009

Well, this is really fall, isn't it. Today is breezy, chilly and rainy, and I just want to stay indoors. Not enough sleep last night due to worrying about my old kitty; so, all in all, today is a down day, I guess.

The old kitty seems somewhat better today. He has a cyst on the side of his neck that has occasionally been seeping or bleeding a little, which it was yesterday. It bothers him sometimes, I know. His body language is telling me that he wants me to do something about it. He's about 17 years old, and sometimes he moans or groans in his sleep. He has thyroid hyperactivity, and has been on a thyroid blocker for just about 2 years now. However, he's been losing weight again lately, so I think his dose needs to be increased. The thing is that he's been my close companion for over 16 years (which is a year longer than I was married), and we have our little routines. He's been with me through several job changes and moves; and I dread the thought of having to put him down, which I will have to do if the expense becomes too much or if he's suffering.

As I stated, it's a down day today, I guess.

  
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PATRICIA441 9/28/2009 4:07PM

  One of the hardest things to do is see a loved one suffer. Is your dear cat saying to you It is time to let me go! I am not at peace. I will keep you in prayer for peace on what to do. I have two fuzzy kid cats so I know your pain. Tender Hugs. Pat

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PATRICIA441 9/28/2009 4:03PM

  One of the hardest thing is to see a loved one suffer. You would want the best for your beloved pet. Is he telling you It is time to let me go? My heart goes out to you and I will keep you in prayer. I have two cats who are my fuzzy kids so I know your pain. Hugs. Pat

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