Thursday, 9 August 2007

Feeling better...

Well hello everyone! I seem to have made some Furrends! Thank you all for stopping by, I really really appreciate it! It can feel lonely sometimes dealing with this horrible lymphoma. Well, you have all met me and are familiar with my face so I want to introduce you to my brother Castle, here he is chilling on Meowmie's Sleep Pad:



I have been feeling better since my visit to the Vet Place a couple of days ago. Meowmie has been giving me a 1/4 pill of appetite stimulant each morning, and at night I have had a 1/4 pill of appetitie stimulant also AND a Stemetil anti-nausea injection just to be on the safe side - and to keep my food in me so I can get fat like my fatty-bum brother Castle :)

The night I got back from the Vet Place (Tuesday) I was a bit moany and attention-seekery. I am not naturally a lap-cat, I MUCH prefer a good stroke and dishing out headbutts and doing dive-bombs against Meowmie's leg but Tuesday night I fancied a cuddle so I woke Meowmie up on quite a few occassions by jumping on to her Sleep Pad and doing LOUD Meezer moans right in her face!!! She LOVED it. I then did the BEST THING - at 3.30am after Meowmie had nodded off yet again I woke her up AGAIN by crawling under her duvert and demanding a cuddle. I stayed there for about 40 minutes just purring and rumbling next to her. This behaviour, as stated, is not really 'me' so Meowmie could not sleep and she was enjoying my company so much. Then I needed to sleep so I went to my own bed for some peace and quiet!

I've been pigging out too but I am still pretending I don't like Hills Science Diet so Meowmie gives me CatDonalds (Whiskas in Gravy, Felix...that sort of thing). I have also stuffed myself with Chicken - obviously! Meowmie had some crab for her tea tonight and I wanted some of that too!!!

Meowmie had a good chat with Ben Vet today, giving him an update on how I am doing. Ben Vet is very happy with how I have been since Tuesday. Meowmie also asked him why he feels a "hands-off" approach is the best way to go since we found out Leukeran makes me ill; he explained that he felt that I was in a Very Good Place right now and that the only other option was a COP-type protocol, however cos I have been on the rather intense Mad Wis protocol he feels that putting me through the COP protocol so soon may be detrimental to me and make other parts of my body go wrong, like my liver or kidneys which could send me to the Rainbow Bridge apparently. Ben Vet said we should save the COP protocol for when the Badness comes back...not if...when. I pray it is not yet.

22 comments:

The Meezers said...

oh Storm, we purray that it doesn't come back at all. you is furry brave.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Pawesome to meet ya! You sure are a real deal trooper. We hope that the bad thing doesn't come back for a LONG, LONG time!

~Donny, Marie and Casey

THE ZOO said...

wes glad yur feelin better and eatin now. its nise to meet yoo. we added you to owr blog list

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

How nice to meet you! We came over from Kaze's blog to say we think you are a very special cat for putting up with all this vet stuff, etc so patiently. Hope you are feeling better soon!

muffinmidi said...

Hi! My name is Muffin and I'm a 12 year old diabetic cat living in Florida. I just discovered your blog. My Mommy is a survivor of human lymphoma, so she knows what cancer treatment can be like. We wanted to say hello and let you know that you are in our purrayers.
Muffin & Tracy
PS We have a beautiful longhaired guinea
pig named Midnight.

michico 小芥 said...

Nice to meet you, storm.
My name is Adan, I am 10 year old Tuxi. I live in Taipei Taiwan. the island next to China.
So my blog both has Chinese and English, that everyone could understand.

You are very beautiful lady, hope you will very happy to play with us~!

Chairman Mao said...

Hi, Storm! You're a bee-yootiful Meezer and furry brave! I followed you ofur from Simply Siamese. I am happy to meet you, and I love makin' new furriends!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Oh Castle is beautiful just like you Storm. We are sending many many purrs and prayers for you to feel better and be happy! It sounds like you have a great family and V E T.

It's nice to hear the Strange Man in the Car who picks you up has a kitten. They are wonderful!

It is nice to meet you!

Dragonheart said...

Castle looks like a very handsome Meezer. :) I'm glad to hear you are eating, Storm, and that you cuddled with your mom. I am a real lap cat, so I love cuddling and snuggling and purring. I sleep with my humans every night!

I hope the Badness doesn't come back for a very, very long tim. I will keep you in my prayers.

Karen Jo said...

I hope the vet is wrong and the Badness doesn't come back at all. I am very glad that you are feeling better and eating more.

Caesar and Princess said...

Oh boy. Our mommie was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. She does not get any treatments yet.... becuase they have not found anything to treat. She hates to talk about it. So, we are part of your club.
It is so nice to meet you beatiful storm. You are a great friend and you are not alone anymore :-)

purrrs, Princess

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Its nice to throw your Meowmie a bone now and then and give a nice snuggle. I do it every now and then but Kaze snuggles and purrs under the covers every night. I'm a more hands-off meezer myself. I'm so happy to hear you're feeling so good, that is wonderful news! I myself went through some nasty health issues my first year of life so I do know how nice it is to finally feel good.

Latte

purrchance to dream said...

Thanks for your visit to Purrchance To Dream, Storm! We hope you have a good day today!

Spooker says "Scroll back up, I want another look at Castle! Rrrrroooowwwwl!"
Castle is the first thing (besides nip and a chin scritch) that has made Spooker purr in a while!

Cheers from your new friends
@ Purrchance To Dream,
Daphne, Chloe, Jazper, Spooker
and Not The Mama

Kitty Cat Cast said...

I hope you feel better! My name is Simba and I am a Maine Coon cat. You can visit me and my brother at our podcast:

http://catcast.podomatic.com

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Hello Storm,

I found your blog by way of Adan's blog. It is furry nice to meet you. I am sorry that you are sick, and I hope you continue to be the Furry Fighter for a long time! Your pictures are very pretty!

purrs and headbutts,
Icon & Katie

Forty Paws said...

Thanks for coming by our blog.

Bless your little heart Storm!! You've been through a LOT! We sure hope your good days continue and that you continue to eat a lot and get chicken and crab!! We haven't tried crab. We'll have to bug Maw to get us some of that!

Luf, Us

Daisy said...

Thanks for introducing us to your brother.

I am glad you are feeling a little better and eating well. But the best part is all of the snuggles!

I hope the Badness stays away from you forever.

Jane said...

I'm glad you are feeling a little better Storm. All those treatments must have been so hard to get through. May the badness stay away for a VERY long time. What a handsome brother Castle is :)

The Cat Realm said...

Hello Storm!
What a trooper you are. A friend of our butler had a lot of chemotherapy so we know it is NO FUN!
We hope you will get continuously better! Maybe you or your humans know someone who could give you some Reiki treatments, it'll help your immune system and your feeling better!
Lots of purrs
Karl

Pet's are 4 Life said...

You are very brave and we admire your strength. Your brother is very handsome, not as handsome as us of course...but pretty close. ;)

~Hunter & Napoleon~

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Hi, Storm. We just followed a note at the Cat Blogosphere over here.

About all we can add is 'hang in there, kittie'. Cuddle with your Meowmie, she'll need the comforting.

Kelly Cat said...

Hello there, Storm (and hi to Castle, too)... just found out about you on the Cat Blogosphere and wanted to drop in. Hang in there, Furry Fighter. Keep fighting!