Friday, 16 May 2008

Fruitbats...and a Vet Visit



I went for a check-up today cos I had a bit of moan in the night at 2am and again at 5am, Meowmie offered me food but I just had a cursory lick and walked away. I also have an eye infection (see photo above), my immune system is not working so well anymore.

We saw Meghan Vet today cos Ben Vet was away. Meowmie was concerned that I was in pain, but it appears I am not, I did not flinch or anything when Meghan was squeezing my tummy. Perhaps I was just feeling hungry last night but didn't feel like eating; or I was possibly feeling a little uncomfortable or out of sorts because of what is going on inside me. Meghan said to Meowmie that she should be aware that I was getting old, that I was unwell and that moaning at night is one of the signs of dementia!!! Old? Dementia? I am a beautiful young Princess! OK, I am not grooming so much lately, and I sometimes wobble about, and I m being a fussy eater, but it is cos I am not so well...

I also overheard Meghan Vet telling Meowmie that I had lost a significant amount of weight over the past 3 days...about 200 grams. However, I HAVE been eating, not huge amounts admittedly, but more than I was last weekend. Meghan Vet said that I should be getting stronger and showing signs of improvement given the medicines that I am taking; the fact that I am losing weight and remain lethargic is a big concern...she didn't think this poor response was solely due to my white blood cell count being low, and implied that the cancer might be getting a hold of me....She told Meowmie that things are not looking good and that I really need to eat and gain some weight and be stronger. If I have a good weekend, I am due to go back Monday morning for blood tests and to see whether we can continue chemo or not. If I don't have a good weekend then we need to chat to Ben Vet about managing my condition so I do not suffer, this is very important to my Meowmies.

Well, on hearing the above, as soon as I got home I ran to my foodbowl and ate as much as I could. Meowmie J stayed for dinner tonight and I also helped the Meowmies eat their Moroccan chicken. I wanted to help eat the yoghurt too but they felt it might not be good for my delicate guts at the moment. We all chilled out together and I cuddled up to Meowmie J...this is quite a special thing for me to do cos 1) I am not really a 'cuddler', I prefer strokes and 2) usually Castle doesn't let me cuddle Meowmie J, he attacks me or pushes me away, strangely he allowed me to cuddle Meowmie J for ages tonight.. Meowmie J is his favourite and Meowmie L is my favourite and we are quite protective of our favourites. Then we all watched a wildlife documentary which was about long otters. I have also snacked on ham and ate again after Meowmie J left us...the perfect night in for me! Both Meowmies with me, chicken, ham and a wildlife docco! What more could I possibly wish for? (Well, apart for a cure for this bloody lymphoma thingie).

Love Stormie
xxx

47 comments:

ML said...

KC said...
O, Storm, I's posted an update on tha Cat Blogosphere. So sorry to hear your condition is not good.
But glad to hear you "pigged out" when you got home. Hopefully you can keep that up an gain a few pounds. That'll show 'em.
We's all purring and purraying fur you, just remember while you is fighting that hundreds and hundreds of kitties an critters of tha Cat Blogosphere are behind you. OK?
Love & Purrs,
KC

Samantha & Tigger said...

Hello Storm, we are glad you came home and pigged out on lots of food! Please eat lots more so you can gain weight and fight! We are purrring and purrraying for you everyday!! ((((BIG warm hugs))))))
Your FL furiends,

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, Stormie, we Ballicai are purrin as hard as we can fur you. We're so sorry to hear yur not feelin so good, but we're glad to hear you ated good when you got home. Please please please eat good this weekend, my sweet furriend... you can do it, Stormie! We love you so muchies. We're sendin lots and lots of good appytite vibes yur way so you'll wanna eat efurrything yummy comin and goin and gain some weight and feel strongur!

You are in our hearts efurry day!

Lots of love and kittyhugs and purrs frum yur furriend MaoMao!

Alexi said...

We are purring so very much for you Storm. We're so sorry to hear you're not feeling well but glad you're eating. We love you so much. You're on our minds and hearts.

Rascal said...

I'm purring too Storm. Good job on eating so well after the vet visit. Anything to avoid more blood tests and chemo.

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Please keep up the good eatin', Stormie. We're continuin' to purr our furry hardest for you!!

muffinmidi said...

Keep eating, Stormie. We're purraying for you. Prove Vet Meg wrong.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sounds like you just needed an incentive to start eating again. Or maybe you just needed some of your Meowmie's Moroccan Chicken.

Eat like a little pig, Stormie. You can always diet later.

Mickey said...

Storm,I will send you appetite purrs !! I will also purray that you are able to overcome this again. You are not old!!
You are The Furry Fighter!! As long as you want to fight I'll be right there with you!!! All your friends will too :)
We care about you :)
Purrs & Headbutts Mickey

The Cat Realm said...

Storm, sweet friend, we are purring and purring. We wish we could just go in there and rip that nasty cancer out of you! We hope you keep eating so you can get more chemo so the nasty cancer will be beaten!!!
Hang in there, we hope you don't feel to uncomfortable.... PURRRRRRRRRR
Karl

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Oh Storm darling. You poor poor thing. But really - dementia? I think NOT! You are neither old nor senile and should never accept such a ridiculous observation! You are the most beautiful siamese cat in the world! I shan't accept any other description! I am so glad you have eaten a lot more food. I wish there was something I could do or say but I know that this is your battle and your little body will make the right decision. All I can say is that I am praying for you because you are a beautiful regal siamese and I adore you!

x

Moki said...

Oh Storm, we are purring very hard for you. This is such a nasty disease and we so wish you didn't have it!

Purrs and Headbutts,
Moki and the gang

Camie's Kitties said...

Stormie, we say our purrs for you every day. Keep fighting and eating. We are thinking of you.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that you ate lots and lots when you got home from the vet. Keep it up all weekend and show Meghan vet that you are not through fighting. I am praying very hard for you to get better and go back into remission.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

How wonderful to know you and the moewmies had such a nice evening after all of the vet things!

I just will keep you in the center of my very best heartful thoughts that you will imporve and gain a wee bit of weight. This is such a hard thing to go through...no kitty should have to do it. You are so very brave and I look up to you as a role model for being brave!
Please know how much we all care for you and your family....love from Miss Peach

jane said...

I'm so glad you came home and had a good chomp Stormie. Maybe there will be some more Moroccan Chicken over the weekend? It's no surprise that you are miaowing a bit more, what you have been through has probably affected your confidence a bit. Seven years ago when my dear Leo was going through chemo, we found that different vets at the same practice made very different assessments of progress and we found this quite confusing. Good luck with your blood tests on Monday. Have a good snuggly weekend. Sending love to you all xx

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Oh Stormie, we are so sorry to hear that you've lost a lot of weight. We are glad that you ate when you came home from the vet's. We are purring and praying hard for you.

Daisy said...

Stormie, I wish you would keep eating and eating! I am so worried about you, and I will not stop purring for you.

Parker said...

Dear Storm,
I am so happy that after an awful vet visit you had such a purrfect evening. All of us here send our love and well wishes. Eat lots of yummy food and have a good weekend.
Please fight!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Black Cat said...

Darling Stormie, keep eating, keep fighting and have a great weekend if you can. Dementia? I don't think so. What you're going through is bound to make you feel a bit weak and wobbly. Head in bowl and make like a piggy dear:) xxx

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

we are purrrring our real bestest and hrdest purrrs for you Strom!!!
we don't want to lose you wonderful princess!
Please please keep eating to gain weight and get stronger in order to be able to fight this awful cancer!!

Eric and Flynn said...

Course it's not dementia Storm. We all know you are a beautiful princess. We are glad you were able to eat well. Try and keep it up and put on a little weight. We are purring and praying for you.

Princess said...

Ooooh stormie. I feel like I am always the last to arrive here to check on your latest condition. Well, the vet really told mommie like it is though... yikes.

I am very happy that you came home and ate a lot. You had a good evening. That comforts me.
Well, Stormiekins, you know that all of us are here for you and Castle and your loving meowmies. Whatever happens, whatever you must go through, we are here for you. Never forget that.

Just know that there are going to be good days and bad days and we are all purring for you.

I hate cancer.
I love you very much.

purrrs and snuggles
Prinnie

goldenshade said...

We are glad you ate like a pig when you came home but you have to keep that up!!

Have lots of snuggles this weekend!

Purring hard, Shade and Goldie

Bonnie Underfoot said...

See, just keep eating whatever you want. What do those vets know, anyway? You're not old, especially for a meezer. You've been through a lot - maybe you had a nightmare? Keep on getting better and show that cancer who's the boss.
Purrs, Bonnie Underfoot
PS snuggling people you don't usually snuggle is a great way to keep the beans on their toes. Nice!

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh dear, Stormie, I am so sad to hear that things weren't going to well. You still look beautiful and graceful despite all of your trials. I'm glad you got some snuggles and chicken! That always brightens the day. Sending you lots of purrs and furs--
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We've been purring for you, Storm.
It is good to read you ate a lot, and got to snuggle with Meowmie J!

~ The Bunch

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Stormie. I hope you start feeling better and I am glad the vet helped you eat -- this frequently happened to our Siamese who went before when she was sick and not eating. A vet visit could make her ravenous! :).

Georgia gets accused of being senile all the time for her nighttime sounds but I think it has more to do with the fact that she is working on a human training exercise than anything else.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Storm, we hate hearing you aren't eating, so we're glad you pigged out. Hopefully, your appetite will return and you'll gain some weight.

We don't believe for a moment you're old and demented. You are a princess.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dementia...how about being angry that yoo haf been so sick! We is starting to get mad at dat stoopid cancer dat is hurting yoo, if we could burn it out wif angry lazer eyes we surely would! Yoo keep eating, dear Stormie, and we'll keep purring and purraying.

Aoise said...

Go on Stormie, fill your tummy and put back some of that weight you lost. That will give Ben vet a surprise and who knows what he might say then?? Lots of purrs.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Stormie, we're all joining paws and purring so hard all together that you have a good weekend! If we could all come over and hiss that lymphoma thing right out of your blood, we'd be right there to do it.

Purrrrrrrrsssssss,
Rocky
& all the Artsy Catsy kitties

Tiger Lily said...

Oh Storm we are purrrrrrrrrring so very hard for you!

We want to sponsor your Meowmie. How do we donate with Paypal? Our email address is beckaroobanzaiAThotmailDOTcom.

Love,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we're glad you came home and pigged out and ate ham. you are such a stunning Meezer Princess, mommy just wants to give you lotsa peets and chin scritches.

we are sending big purrrrrrrrrrsssssss that you do much better & gain weight right away.

Tara said...

We are purrin way hard... Kavan said he would send you some of his belly fat...which is starting to become substantial...

Tara

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Storm,

We're purraying with all our might that you get your appetite back and the strength to fight this nasty cancer. Sending good thoughts and head butts from us and our mommy.

The Meezers said...

oh beautiful princess, please start feeling stronger and fight for a little longer. we are purring very hard for you

MoMo said...

I am sooooo sorry to hear about your condition. I am purring and purring very hard for you!

China Cat said...

Oh, Storm, Willow and I are both purrring so hard for you! We are both eaters and we are hoping that you will keep eating.

Purrrrrrrs, China Cat

THE ZOO said...

thats grate that yoo ate alot on yur own. and since yoo ate real gud after the conversashun at the vet means yur clearly not a demented kitty, since that was a smart thing to do.

it sownds lyk yur nyte was grate.
we hope yoo get better soon.

THE ZOO said...

thats grate that yoo ate alot on yur own. and since yoo ate real gud after the conversashun at the vet means yur clearly not a demented kitty, since that was a smart thing to do.

it sownds lyk yur nyte was grate.
we hope yoo get better soon.

Junior said...

Stormie, Meowm's eyes are leaking. We are so sorry to hear that things are not improving like we all want them to be. We are very glad that you did eat bunches when y ou got home from the
v-e-t. We will purray and purray for you.

Dementia? Old kitty? We think not!

Sending you gentle headbutts and snuggles!

Junior, Orion and Meowm

Femi with mom Eli said...

Oh, who dares to mention the words "old" and "dementia" *roar* - you are still a princess, Strom! Don´t let them tell you anyfing else!

All best wishes from Germany sends

Femi (typed by mommy Eli)

PB & J said...

Oh Storm, please keep up the eating, so you can keep up the fight! And the nerve of that V-E-T, you need Ben Vet back, he would never say horrible words like "old" or "dementia"! We're sending you all our purrs.

Purrs and gentle hugs,
Pearl, Bert and Jake

Team Tabby said...

Dear Storm, we hopes you had a good weekend and you were able to keep your appetite up. We will continue with our purrs and prayers for you.

Mindy & Moe

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We know you don't feel like visiting, but wanted you to know we are remembering you in our purrayers.
Hope you are eating and feeling better!
Love,
~ Maggie Mae and The Bunch

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