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the latest on georgie (tumor or stroke?)

Sunday, June 23, 2013

what a cat.

after a looooonnnggggg winter, we jumped 30 degrees centigrade, went from 7 to 37 in a short time. then it broke, we had a day of tropical rain. and georgie was out in it all, refused to come in. I think that's what got to him, because in the heat and rain he hardly ate anything. and the following day he just stayed in my bed until about 9 pm, when he decided to go out again.

now he's signaling to me 'hey where's the food' and 'lem-meow-tahere' again. but he's also kind of sneezing and pawing at his nose like something is crawling around there. I read someplace that cats with brain tumors tend to get pneumonia, so my worries are not over.

he still jumps up onto the kitchen counter and tables, but he hasn't climbed up his tree to sleep on top of the closet or fridge in about two weeks. he teeters but compensates, his head shows only a slight tilt (it had been much worse), and he barely licks at his food, but every once in a while he takes me for walks down to the end of the road (maybe 50 yards; we used to walk a mile) and seems to be enjoying life in general. still... sometimes he acts like he doesn't know where he is or he gets frightened about something, not his character.

I keep hoping this is not a brain tumor, just a stroke he could recover from. sometimes he shows improvement, sometimes it's a downward slide. all I can do is make sure both of us enjoy every moment we still have together.

and thanks to all of you who have expressed their concern about a crazy old lady and her cat of 15 years. (that's him on my wallpaper, doing the 'georgie-number'.)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SABLENESS 6/26/2013 11:20AM

    emoticon to you and pets to your emoticon

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CANDOK1260 6/24/2013 4:20PM

    i am so happy he doing a little better hoping prayinjg for a miracle in cleveland

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HAKAPES 6/24/2013 1:40PM


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ANDYLIN90 6/24/2013 2:56AM

    Dear Georgie,
You are a handsome and wonderful cat with a mistress who loves you very much. And because she has shared you with all of us, we love you too and hope you are enjoying the autumn of your years. Rest a lot and play much.
Your Friend,

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KAYDE53 6/24/2013 12:12AM

    emoticon poor baby, just love him!!

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MCJULIEO 6/23/2013 7:00PM

    "all I can do is make sure both of us enjoy every moment we still have together. "

This is the best either of you could ask for.... You are doing the right thing!

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NHES220 6/23/2013 5:34PM

    Poor Georgie, I hope he recovers or at least is not in pain. Enjoy whatever time you have.

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JEANNETTE59 6/23/2013 2:19PM

  emoticon and emoticon for both of you emoticon

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SNOWSNAKE 6/23/2013 1:30PM

    You are doing all the right things, back off from trying to diagnose his health and enjoy every minute of his days, sleepy, active, confused or otherwise. Our pets are so vital to our beings, we give to them and they give back ten fold, you are an excellent kitty mommy. My heart is with you.... emoticon ***SNOW***

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THROOPER62 6/23/2013 1:28PM

    emoticon emoticon Georgie

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BLUEANGELLK 6/23/2013 10:22AM

    Give him a kitty scratch behind the ears for me!

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FELINA 6/23/2013 9:57AM

    You're absolutely right, enjoy him and your time together. Keep him happy and enjoy every day. The not knowing is hard but make the most of this time you have with Georgie.

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FUNKY5RED 6/23/2013 9:57AM

    You are such a good kitty mom. Give Georgie a pat for me. He is such a special boy.

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LOUIE-LILY 6/23/2013 9:44AM

    Our hearts are with you and your precious Georgie.
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1CRAZYDOG 6/23/2013 7:42AM

    Awwww, life definitely has to be enjoyed a day-at-a-time. Hope Georgie and you had a good Sunday. HUGS and meows.

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LOOKINGUP2012 6/23/2013 7:15AM

    Dear boy! emoticon

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MARYJOANNA 6/23/2013 5:49AM

  15 years for a cat is great! Enjoy him everyday!

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KELPIE57 6/23/2013 5:22AM

    Just enjoy!

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