Friday, 28 September 2007

Good and Bad Vet Visit

So today I went to see Ben Vet with my brother Castle cos he had to have his annual check-up. Castle cried and screamed like a big baby when Meowmy left the apartment (I would say 'flat' but I think most of you call it an apartment). The neighbours came out to see what was going on, they couldn't believe that ONE cat could make such a racket! One of them asked if Castle was seriously ill - Meowmie explained that he was just a big baby and there was nothing wrong though.

When Stormie's Limousine arrived Castle spent the entire journey trying to burrow beneath me, so I ended up squashed against the roof of our carrier for most of the journey. He did pretty much the same at the Vet Place too and wouldn't look out of the prison bars on the front of our carrier. He is supposed to be the big protective man of the house....hahahaha...Meowmie's Aloe Vera plant is braver than Castle! Mind you, it was nice to have him with me on the trip for once...

So anyways, I got the once over and Ben Vet and Ann Nurse were extremely pleased with my condition and appetite and demeanour, they said I was a star, a proper little fighter and quite possibly their most-loved patient! I therefore had a GOOD DAY! I coud see Castle going green with envy hehehehe - especially as they had just called him 'grumpy'! Ise put on half a pound too (about 200 grams) and now weight just over 7lbs (3.2kgs)!!! Mind you, my poo-chute felt 'quite full' apparently so that 200 gramms could have just been poop! Ben Vet also wants to try me on an exclusion diet to see if we can eliminate the one puke every 36hrs. Apparently cats that go through chemo for gastric lymphoma can develop allergies to foods that they may have been OK with all their lives, so from tomorow morning I will be on a strict Royal Canin Sensitivity diet ONLY - this is made of catfish and tapioca. I've never had catfish before so am looking forward to trying it.

Now...on to Castle..who had a BAD DAY at the Vet Place. He weighs 13lbs (almost 6 kilos) which is bloody fat for a Meezer, so he too will be joining me on a strict diet - to make it easy he will have the Catfish Royal Canin food too. He got fat by eating the foods that were supposed to be for me when I was going through chemo - Meowmie left food out for me when she went to work, to keep my strength up when I was being fussy! And Castle needs to exercise and move his fat backside around a bit more! Ironically, considering the recent post bout his teefs, he also needs to have a tooth out so he is going back on Thursday for the day for an operation!!! Poor Boy! Maybe he will let Meowmie brush his teefs in future now and not struggle and fight her!

In other news...Here are some of the first victims of the new Olympic site developmnt in East London, they are little feral kittens and they are now 'homeless' cos the wooden palletts they were living beneath have all been cleared away. They are now at the Celia Hammond Trust and need Forever Homes. The first picture is the derelict warehouse and wooden pallets they lived in. Meowmie is quite taken with the little grey one doing a Full Monty in the picture at the end...




25 comments:

ASTOR CATS said...

Storm, what a good report from the v-e-t. It's good that you are gaining weight and fighting back against that evil cancer. We hope the new diet will stop the puking. We hopes all those kitties find new homes.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Cheysuli said...

Oh you have no idea how much I just love kits! I want to take them all!

I'm glad you had a good vet visit Storm... I am sorry to hear that Castle's didn't go as well.

Starbuck and Torrey said...

Sorry to hear Castle didn't have a great few days (but so cute that he hollered like a big baby!). But wonderful news about Storm!

Tara said...

Oh Storm, I'm so glad you are doing so well! I hope you can figure out the food thing.

Poor Castle, sounds like it didn't go so well for him (snicker). But I do feel sorry for him.

What cute kittens, and what a bunch of them! I hope they find good homes.

Tara

michico 小芥 said...

Oah Lovely Storm, that is a very detail report from VET. I am very proud of you~! Certainly you are braver than Castle, I think you may teach Castle how not to be scared~! And I also hope you are doing very well~!!!!

Oah I saw lots of kittens, those are so so many, I hope they could find their home soon. I certainly will pray for them.

Dragonheart said...

I'm glad to hear you had a good vet visit, Storm. Good luck with the new diet! Yes, the food I eat is Almo Nature. I've never had any problems with it, so hopefully I just have a little tummy bug - I know the vet is checking for giardia and some other things.

Poor Castle. :( Having a tooth extracted doesn't sound good. I have to have my teeth cleaned once I'm feeling better, so I sympathize!

Dragonheart said...

Hi Storm! :) The Almo Nature dry food is a complete food. The wet food isn't, and so the wet needs to be fed along with the dry. I have a bit of a fussy tummy, and tend to immediately sick up cheaper foods, but the Almo Nature doesn't bother my tummy - it stays down. If you have any questions about it, feel free to ask. We don't know everything about it, but my mom has looked into it quite a bit.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

I'm glad you had a good day at the vet. :)

~Casey

Castle, doesn't going to the vet just suck???

~Donny

Awwww, all those kittens are so cute! I hope they find furever homes very soon, purrrrrrrrrrz...

~Marie

Hot(M)BC said...

An aloe vera plant is braver. Sanjee is like that too. hahaha!
I'm glad your v-e-t visit went good for you Storm. Hope the new foods help. And definitely hope the kittens find forever homes soon.
Purrrrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi

Skittles said...

I hope the kitties find good homes.

Pet's are 4 Life said...

new diets and vets and kittens withouts homes...its been a busy day for yous!!

~Napoleon,Hunter,&Belle~

Henry Helton said...

That is a ton of kitties! My Lady is in love.

Daisy said...

Storm, I KNEW you would be considered a star and most-loved patient at the Vet's office! You are my hero. And I am very glad that you gained 200 grams. I do not think more than a few of those grams could be poo grams.

Poor Castle. He needs you to set a good example so he can learn to be brave. I am sorry that he has to get his teeths worked on. I hate teeths.

Karen Jo said...

Congratulations on your good vet visit, Storm. I really hope that the new food prevents the sick-ups. Poor Castle. Having a tooth extracted is no fun and he has to go on a diet, too. I hope all those cute kittens find good forever homes.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

sadie is sympathizing wif Castle cuz she had her teefs cleened and one pulled earlier too. Isn't it funny dat the big brave mancats turn into such big babies! We'z glad yoo is doing so well, bet yoo did gain some weight cuz da poo woodent account fur all of it. Those kitties is cute, glad dey will haf a chance to find homes.

Baby-Girl and Pok said...

We're very happy you had such a good day at the vets - wonderful news!

Hmmm... sorry Castle wasn't having such a good day... our momma says that if Pok continues to gain weight he'll have to go on a diet too... He will not be amused.

All paws crossed that the little gorgeous ones will find loving forever homes soon!

Mickey said...

Hey Storm,Thank you for your comment on my blog.The flowers are pretty, but I did not plant them.They were here when I came.
I just weeded and thinned them out.

I an so happy that you did well at the Vet.Castle?, so much for the brave one,heehee.
The poor kitties,hope they will find a safe place to live.

Chairman Mao said...

Oh all those purreshus little kitties -- we Ballicai will purr and purr and purr for them that they get fureffur homes.

And Stormie, I'm doin' a happy dance about your GREAT v.e.t. visit! I am so glad you're doin' well, and wowie, catfish sounds yummy! I'm sorry Castle hadda rough time -- sounds like he don't like the v.e.t. too much!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Thank you dearest friends for loving me so very much and sending me your healing purrrrs and purayers. I have eaten my dinner and drank some water. Mommy puts me in my litterbox and I go pee, then I scratch the carpet and headbunk her. I purrr as she puts me back into the frying pan. I hope she still likes me after I put a hole in her thumb...she should be faster with that pill thing!
Love Peachy

NewsPaws said...

Happy your V-E-T visit was good! (Meomy does not think I can spell but hehheh) Keeping my paws crossed - your furry meezer friend, YY

HRH Yao-Lin said...

hahah i think Castle is one bug siamese who is NOT going to enjoy being on a diet!!!I think it is so funny that he was scoffing all your food when your human was at work..MOL

Also, those cats are adorable! I hope they find good homes soon, poor little mites. Stupid olympics.

x

Lux said...

Storm, I think you should be proud of yourself after that vet visit! Best wishes with the new food!

I'm sorry to hear about Castle's tooth, though ...

Christine and FAZ said...

Firstly, glad you two did okay at the vet (apart from the diet bits). Secondly, I didn't know about those kittens. They are so cute. I do hope they get good forever homes. FAZ

Forty Paws said...

Poor Castle!!! Don't mention having toofies pulled to Dorfie! He'll have a panic attack for sure! We're glad that you have gained weight, or had a full poo on board Storm. And we wish Castle much luck with the Vet on Thursday.

And we hope all those adorable kittens get forever homes! Thank goodness they were captured before they became feral!

Luf, Us

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Ooh poor Castle, I hate getting shoved in the carrier like that. I've given up crying however as I've spent way too many hours hanging out in there at the VET's. Glad to hear you had a great checkup!

Latte