Sunday, 11 May 2008

Easy Like Sunday Morning

It is very hot today, we absorbed some rays this morning but the heat has wiped us out now - and we are just lazing around in the hallway, the coolest room in our home.




The hot weather makes it difficult for Meowmie to determine whether I am being lethargic because of my condition, or whether I am being lethargic cos of the heat. So she has to judge my behaviour by Castle's - and he has been lethargic, but not quite like I have, so I think my condition is contributing too. I guess that isn't too surprising.

After my chemo on Wednesday, I was very bright, and my appetite was really good, especially when Meowmie J came over for dinner on Thursday and fed me chicken off her plate!!! I have been eating normally, only slowing down really on Saturday, since when Meowmie has helped me with the occasional appetite stimulant - but I have still been eating. Meowmie has not had to tempt me with 4 or 5 different kinds of food, I have happily eaten the first or if I REALLY didn't fancy the first food, the second type presented to me.

This week has definitely been better than last week in terms of appetite and response to the chemo - perhaps this is because this week's chemo was just a single drug, whereas last week's was two types of drug administered together.... I have grown quiet again over the past couple of days though, and I have only passed one tiny poo. Perhaps this is contributing to my lethargy and quietness, as well as the heat and of course, the lymphoma thing. Like Meowmie says though, if I am eating then I must be feeling fairly OK...it would just be nice to have a little more energy.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

25 comments:

Parker said...

It's great to hear that you are eating. The weather here has been damp and rainy, we forgot what the sun is like!
Smooches to you and to Castle!
I keep you in my special prayers.

Moki said...

Hi Furry Fighter. Thanks for keeping Sissy in your thoughts and prayers. We can relate a great deal to what you are going through since the doctor believes Sissy's tumor is also caused from lymphoma cancer. As for the tumor itself, the size of the tumor and it's location make it impossible to remove/treat. The doctor informed us that if we even tried, Sissy has very little probability of surviving the surgery. She is just too old and the cancer is just to big. For us, it's really just a matter of how much time do we have left with her. Because the tumor is so large, it is pressing up agaisnt many of her internal organs. If the bloodwork comes back tomorrow showing that she is in the end stages of kidney failure, then we will have to help her to the bridge this week. If her kidneys are still functioning ok, then I will try force feeding her and start sub q fluids to see if we can extend her amount of time with us. My boyfriend and I have talked about it, and we both feel the most important thing at this point, is to make sure she is as comfortable as possible and not in any pain.

I will be updating our blog tomorrow after the results from the bloodwork come in. If the bloodwork looks good, then we may have a few questions for you on what you have found to work for Storm, that is if you don't mind sharing...

Sorry this comment is kind of long, but we wanted to say thank you for expressing your concern and lending an ear. It is nice having someone else to talk to who is going through the same thing.

Tiger Lily said...

Hi Storm! It is good news that you are eating. We are purring hard for you!!

Please give Castle a head bump for us.

Your friends,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Princess said...

hello Stormiekins,
mom has a hard time typing with a kitten on her lap.... and restraining him from the keyboard...


I am so happy to hear from you. You have been on my mind all week.
I am glad to read an uppiedate from you. You aer so brave and I adore you Stormie. I hope you are feeling a bit better. Maybe you need... um, erm, the ... um, uh... most beautiful siamese .... yeah that.
Oh the indignity but you are used to that. It is nothing for you, becuase you are a fighter and I am fighting with you!
Keep purring, it helps. I am purring too.
Why is it so darn hot there? here it is pouring rain, and cold. but we had hot last week. Perhaps a fan would help. You could blow the hot away too... send it to siberia.

purrs and gentle hugs to all of you from me and mom <3

Adan*Michico said...

Hey Storm~!
I am here for you!!!
I am reading your article and pray you will be ok~!!!
You are so so strong, always surprise me!!!
Please go on!!!!!!!!

Big big hugs!!!
Adan

The Cat Realm said...

Storm - heat makes me TOTALLY lethargic - and we get A LOT of heat - so I know how it feels like! IN the summer I lie around like a wrought out old rag, hahahahahahahaha!
We are so sorry that you don't feel too well - but it doesn't sound toooooo bad either.... we keep purring, sweetie!!!!
Hang in ther, we know you are a fighter!
PURRRRRRRRR PUUUUUUUUURRRR PPPPPPPPUUUURRRRR
Karl

ML said...

Hi beautiful Storm,
Hope you are feeling good, you sound better than before.
We are purring and praying for you.
Love and Purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes & KC

Chairman Mao said...

Hi, Stormie! I'm so glad you've been doin some bettur -- eatin and feelin perkier on the whole. I'm sorry about the heat -- try to stay kool, and be sure and eat as good as you can. We Ballicai are always behind you, supporting you and lovin you and purring fur you!

Lotsa love and kittyhugs and purrs; frum yur furriend MaoMao!

Tara said...

Its going to get really hot hear this week too, fortunately we have air conditioning as heat can be pretty intense in this area.

Glad you are eating, try to drink water and we are all thinking of you!

Tara and Kavan

jane said...

Hi Stormie, phew! it sure is hot here, but I think it's going to be cooler during the week.

I'm so glad you are eating and not feeling so overwhelmed by the chemo drugs. My cats are all flat as pancakes in the heat, so it's no surprise you are feeling lethargic.

You take it easy, love to you all xx

Ramses said...

I so wish I could loan you some of the kittens energy! ;) They're like those battery bunnies they keep going and going, hardly letting a mancat rest...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Storm,

I can't imagine that you would have energy with all the chemo trying to kill of your cancer cells. I hope you are enjoying your restfulness without too many side effects. It's good that you are eating well. Your body needs it.

Purrs.

Aoise said...

Luf the fotos. Sometimes I wish I didn't have a beautiful furry coat, mostly when it is so hot like now. Glad you is eating and you are wise to conserve your energy !! Saty cool Stormie.

Daisy said...

Storm, I am glad you are still eating well, but I hope you are not getting all bunged up again! Castle looks like he has a headache!

Tybalt said...

I'm glad you are eating. I'm pulling for you, Storm! I'll keep purring and purring so you'll get better.

Sunny's Mommy said...

It's very good that you have a good appetite. I think the heat makes everyone lethargic. I hope you have some more poo soon, so they don't have to do that icky thing to you.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

What beautiful pictures of you both! I'm happy to hear you're eating, that is a good sign. I have to agree, I had chicken on Friday and it was just fabulous!

Latte

Mr. Echo said...

Yoo still look good! A man Mommy works with has lymphoma and many of his simtims sownd like yurs. He gits keemo too. Oh, and this is the second time he's had it. Yoo are both gonna beet this!

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Storm, we are glad to hear that you are eating. We are sorry that you don't have a lot of energy, but we guess that's to be expected with the chemo and lymphoma. We are purring and praying hard for you!

Poppy Q said...

Hi Stormy, what you doing my lovely London friend. You just keep taking wee nibbles of food and lots of smooches from your mum.

I wish I could send you some of my energy, but I can only send you purrs and hugs.

Thinking of you all,

Poppy and mum Q

dennis said...

Dennis just now heard you were feeling not so good...
dennis is bad at comforting but he will try... hope you feel better every day and get all your strengths back and so forth. Love, from dennis/

dennis said...

ps a tiny poo is better than no poo, hang in there--a bigger poo is in your future, i predict!

Black Cat said...

Stormie dearest, I'm glad you're eating. I'm not surprised you and Castle are both feeling lethargic - so am I. It's like a squillion degrees here in the Brighton area, with humidity to match. My fingers keep slipping on the keyboard!

Keep eating beautiful girl and get strong and well:) xxx

Boy said...

I'm gwad to hear you're eating well Storm! It's been dweadfuwwy hot here too!

Junior said...

We are glad to hear you are doing okay! We want you to eat and drink plenty and make some poopies. We will be purraying and purraying for you!

Junior and Orion