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azodyl for miko

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

one of my cats is 20. she's a little [okay, a lot] deaf, but she sees fine and moves fine. she was staring to slow down though and she had some developing renal insufficiency--not unusual in a cat of this age. she was starting to spend her days just sleeping and her lab values were starting to look worse.

i had taken her to the vet for her surveillance blood work and he suggested starting her on a rather expensive medicine. 90 pills, $75, usually 3x/day. normally no big deal, but max's vet expenses last september were in excess of $7k and i have been out of work since august. still, she's my baby and he was suggesting starting her on just 2 pills a week rather than the specified 3/day. within the first 3 months, she was more perky and interactive and her labs were moving into normal range [BUN high normal, Cr slightly above normal but certainly improved].

This week she started asking [really] for the medicine every day--yes, she's probably just wanting the pill pocket, but i'm giving her the medicine--still will only amount to $25/month and it's well worth seeing her out and about again.

Awesome when something really works. I think sometimes I forget how uplifting and exciting small 'wins' are and how long 'progress' can take. Who can argue though with movement in the right direction.


takin' it up a notch

Sunday, June 24, 2012

got to level 10 today. hooray for progress!



Sunday, February 12, 2012

working to stay positive, improve my diet and health, and find the good at the heart of the situation. lots of change in the works--in fact, that may be my byword for 2012.

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    embrace change.
change is constant.

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MRSJOCCO 5/26/2012 11:47PM

    We should all have that attitude! emoticon

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CATLADY52 2/12/2012 2:52PM

    emoticon All you have to do is try! emoticon

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weigh-in sunday!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

many years ago i lived in charlottesville virginia. there was a tiny [and i mean tiny--6 seats only!] restaurant there, right next door to a headstone carver. every sunday, they would serve a fried catfish breakfast. it was wonderful. my friend sandy and i would look forward to going there tremendously. the phone would frequently wake me early sunday and the first words out of her would be the yelp, "catfish sunday!"
i don't live there anymore and it's been over a decade since i had fried catfish. even in the short time i've been doing this, i've acquired a new sunday chant: "weigh-in sunday!" ... and honestly, i'm feeling just a jubilant and tingly as that catfish cry made me and i'm starting to look forward to it just as much too because success tastes real good!

it's my 1st 5 pounds today and i just broke across a BMI of 31 to 30.97!

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HARLYCHIC14 5/10/2009 11:17PM

    emoticon emoticon Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the great work!


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VONE777 5/10/2009 2:02PM

    Yay for you!!! That's fabulous : )

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LUVS2SPIN 5/10/2009 10:42AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You are doing a great job and have a wonderful attitude.


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S_HANSEN 5/10/2009 10:14AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonGreat job with BMI and the first 5# lost forever! Keep up the great work you are doing, and be thankful you are not at the restaurant eating fried anything.... emoticonSondra

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the first step

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

i'm not a parent however i am deeply aware of the significance of the first step.
there's something innately stirring about it and everyone, parent or not, knows it's a big deal, a change in state, a kodak-moment milestone.
so, similarly, putting my virtual ink to pixel paper in this blog is a first step for me. it is a first step to rediscovering myself [or maybe more honestly 'discovering myself for the first time'] and i'm going to let this be the celebration it should be... in fact, i think i will insist on it. and while i am writing, i want you all to know that i sure am glad to have all this excellent company as we start!

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VONE777 5/5/2009 5:24PM

    Welcome! It always helps me to have things planned and on paper as well!

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KATIEMC1229 5/5/2009 3:45PM

    Congratulations on your first step... it is indeed significant! And we are glad you're here too!! I'm looking forward to reading more from you and getting to know you better!

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