By Philippa2 on Jan 23, 2016 at 6:54 AM
I have tears in my eyes. She's a beauty, with such a sweet face, and she does remind me of Razz. I know it's very soon, but I hope you consider taking the next step. There's something in that photo that really reaches out. Thanks for sharing this, and hugs to you.
By allcatsloved on Jan 17, 2016 at 7:12 PM
Yeah, I wish they could have used that brain monitor for my dad. I think it may have happened no matter what because he had a little bit of dementia before he had the surgery and a 3 1/2 hr. surgery on a 90 yr old is pretty harsh. You get that old and every day counts. For us, 6 most. might be a pain but we still have decades to live. How long does my dad have left? Ya know wut ai meens? :) Out weather today is frigid! It was 13 degrees and slightly windy. Dad wanted me to walk 2 blocks over to the Dominoes pizza place and get us a bread bowl and I said NO WAY I'm driving! lol
By allcatsloved on Jan 17, 2016 at 3:43 PM
Gosh your brother really went thru a lot! That anesthesia can knock people's defenses down and strong pain meds can be debilitating. I'm glad they got things turned around for him. He's still young so he should recover nicely but sometimes it takes longer to regain your strength than the 6 mos. which is an average. I've known some people in their 40's to bounce right back and some to feel fatigued even after year. My dad is still recovering and very tired and fatigued and they said the same thing about 6 mos. but I'm thinking longer for him coz he's 90 and has some heart problems. His potassium levels got critically low from some meds he was taking and we finally got a doctor on board to deal with his issues until dad's heart doctor gets back from vacation. Dad still has issues with the dementia. He gets easily confused when given too much information and he had some hallucinations with one of the meds, too. I'm learning to keep things simple and he's done a lot better since my sister and her husband went home as they were creating too much chaos and he was at that time irrational and mean. That's subsiding and it looks good for him to have a complete recovery hopefully by this summer. Tell your brother he will be in my prayers! xox
By molly_mommy on Jan 17, 2016 at 9:02 AM
molly loves laying either on my bed or the couch and doing nothing but that...laying there. well I was standing next to my bed, cleaning out my nightstand and pulled out one of my flashlights. she wasn't paying any attention to me(fortunately) and so I turned on the flashlight and made it zip around on the bed in front of her. she went crazy! :D it was fun. I wish I could get her to do more. if she sees me turn on the flashlight or hears me do something she can associate with it, then she won't chase the red dot(white dot in this case). also, fortunately this time dusty was in the livingroom or kitchen or somewhere else so there was no competition between the 2 or molly will either hold back or do a hiss-and-growl maneuver.. do I need to worry about fleas in their litterbox?(yay! I finally remembered to ask you that while I was at the computer! usually I remember when i'm at work or laying in bed, in the shower, that sort of thing lol)
By molly_mommy on Jan 9, 2016 at 4:08 PM
in fact patches was spoiled rotten not just by me but by tigger lol. I don't think he learned how to bathe himself until he was 6 YEARS old(yes, I said years). but even up until shortly before tigger went over the bridge all patches had to do was walk up and plop down on the floor in front of tigger and she'd bathe him. she was almost 14 and he was 12. so i'm sure she'll take good care of blackie too
By molly_mommy on Jan 9, 2016 at 4:06 PM
I bet blackie, tigger, and patches are all playing together. tigger wasn't actually related to patches but she turned from playful kitten to a motherly role just a couple weeks after he moved in. she bathed him and let him have the spot he wanted next to me.
By molly_mommy on Jan 9, 2016 at 3:47 PM
the vet I use now..well the one molly and dusty use, I don't use her lol, is wonderful, really smart and caring. when patches had his stroke I took him there. I thought it was a stroke but I wasn't sure. the vet checked him out told me(I don't remember what wording she used but it was very caring sounding) she told me if I wanted to I could take him to a specialist who would do MRI, CT scan and probably $10,000 worth of tests....or since he already had diabetes for several years, at that moment couldn't move either limb on the left side of his body, his head was shaking back and forth and he wouldn't respond to his name like he had always done. I chose for him to be helped to the meadow so he wouldn't suffer anymore but also that he had lived a good life of 16 years. lots of smooches, lots of hedbonks, lots of nip-sqwerls pounced on and lots of kitteh nose prints on my windows.
By molly_mommy on Jan 9, 2016 at 1:03 PM
so that whole time she had cancer and was in pain and that's why she was drooling because it hurt too much to swallow and that's why she lost a bunch of weight. i don't know how much she lost but it was a good amount. but the fact she was in pain for over 4 months bothered/bothers me still. they just kept giving me more antibiotics for her and wouldn't see her. i kept asking about bringing her in and they said they didn't need to see her. i'm still very mad at myself. i should have taken her to another vet for a second opinion because i knew she did't bite on an electrical cord. i should have taken her to another vet for another exam just to make sure. she'd just started with that vet anyway, it was only her second time seeing him. :*(
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