Saturday, 24 May 2008

I Achieved My Goal!

Yesssss! If you type "The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World" into Google...I am the FIRST result!!! YAY! I set this target way back in January! (Gosh, don't I look healthy back then...). I also clocked up my 15,000th visitor yesterday too...ok, page load...but hey, it's still good!

Yesterday's Vet Visit was a strange one, on the one hand there is concern that my demeanour is not good (quiet, low to no appetite) and on the other Caroline Vet and Ben Vet could not feel the 3 tumours inside me anymore! Where have they gone? Have they moved somewhere else? Caroline Vet thinks not; she believes that if the chemo was working, and making them go away from my tummy, then it is unlikely that they have moved somewhere else, although of course this is not guaranteed...

So if my lymphomas are going away, then why am I feeling so out of sorts? Well, I was checked for dehydration and I was indeed dehydrated, my blood was quite thick when they drew some out of me for the blood tests and my temperature was only 36.5 - it should be 38.5. My blood tests showed that my white blood cell count was good, so that day's chemo treatment (vincristine) could be given. Unfortunately, my platelets and urea were high, which indicates internal gut bleeding. Why am I bleeding internally? It is highly likely that the places where the tumours are/were, could be ulcerated from where the chemo has attacked them.

So what now? Well, if the bleed is a serious one my poo would be black and tarry, which it isn't. However, the bleed is obviously substantial enough to be making me lethargic and put me off my food. So I now have to take medicines to treat ulcers so I can feel like eating again. These are a Zantac injection twice a day and a Losec tablet once a day. There is no evidence that I am in pain though.

Caroline Vet said that I should have been feeling a bit better by the evening yesterday, but I wasn't. I showed interest in food and begged from the Meowmie's when they were eating, but as soon as I smelt it I backed off, licking my lips. This happened again this morning, although I did manage to eat about 2 teaspoons full of tuna flakes in gravy before walking away.

I know I have to eat, it is vital, and I AM trying to eat cos Meowmie's eyes get wet now when I don't...but the smell of the food isn't appealing anymore. We could possibly beat this thing again, but we are also so close to the alternative...even Caroline Vet exclaimed "Come on Stormie, come on, you can do it little girl!!" as I left the Vet Place yesterday...but I am so skinny and the bleeding in my stomach is an unknown factor...Caroline Vet also said that we are now doing pretty much all there is to do. I guess we are at a very crucial point.

Here's Castle welcoming me home last night...apart from when he kicked me off the sofa last night (I literally went flying!) he has been a wonderful brother, I think he knows things aren't quite right....

Have a lovely weekend everybody xxx

57 comments:

Ramses said...

Oh Stormie please try hard, I'll send you some of my yummy Applaws if it would help and you know I don't share my food with just anyone! Well not something I like as much as Applaws chicken, but I would for you - you're such a brave little fighter! :) Heck I'd even share some Mummy cooked chicken with gravy if it would help, but I'm not sure our post lady could resist it long enough to bring it to you! Even with insurance I bet it'd be hard to get the Royal Mail to refund you one Mummy cooked chicken with gravy! ;)

Purrs and hugs,

Ramses

Daisy said...

Gosh, these medical things are very confusing. I just know that everycat is pulling for you, Stormie. Please try your very hardest to eat, eat, eat. I am purring and purring for you.

Parker said...

Dear Stormie,
We have our purrs on overdrive for you now. I hope that the ulcer medicines do the trick and that you'll put your chicken face on again.
I'm sure you know how very much you are loved.
We send hugs and kitty love to you and to Castle and to your Meowmies.
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Poppy Q said...

Hi Stormy,
I am glad to see that Castle is giving you lots of smooches. It made my mum laugh to see you were the number one google search for the most beautiful siamese in the world - if only they knew.

I am purring super hard for you my London friend.

Sending you kiwi purrs across the oceans.
Poppy and mum Q

Team Tabby said...

Dear Storm, we know you are not feeling your best, but we hope the ulcer meds help you and you find your appetite again. You really are a fighter, and we are here to encourage you as much as we can for you to get well again.

Lots of hugs, purrs 'n prayers,

Mindy & Moe

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Stormie I have been purring like a wild cat all morning and it is for you. I want you to feel better.

I am so sad that you don't want to eat.

Many hugs to you and your person and to Castle as well!

goldenshade said...

Storm, I hope you feel like eating more soon. Parker is having pork tenderloin, how does that sound?

{{{hugs}}}

~Shade

Aoise said...

Stormie, do you know how often I fink about you and purr for you. I am purring like cwazy cos I want you to get over this ulcer business and get back to some serious eating !! Keep twying pleeze. Luf to Castle, he is such a gud brofer and luf to your meomies. Luff you. Luff you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a nice brother you have, Stormie. And a nice mom. She is doing her bet to help you. We hope you will find the strength to climb this latest mountain. It's been a long, hard trek but we want to see you succeed. Hang in there!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Come on, Stormie. It sounds like you done all the hard work, battling cancer to at least a draw, again.

All you need now is to eat a piece of chicken, or a can of tuna, or something. We're purrrring for you.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

PS - In Bonnie's memory, we send {{{{{HUGS}}}}} to you and your family from all of us at JFF.

muffinmidi said...

Stormie, we're purraying for you.
You've made it this far. Please eat and take your ulcer medication. You are almost home, girl. Don't give up now!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We don't know what all dis medikal stuff means we just know dat we want yoo to get better...for dat we is purring and purraying furry hard. Maybe yoo would like some turkey baby food, dis is really good stuff and furry nutrishus too.

ML said...

KC said...
Hee hee hee. I's laffing about tha The Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World. Of course you are, but if they only knew the sekrit.
Please please please don't give up fighting. Please.
We's all purring fur you and we's all love you.
An here's more hugs fur our HUGS weekend for Bonnie:
***** HUGS *****
from me, Missy Blue Eyes, Faith Boomerang, Sol, Smokey, BJ and Mommy ML. We love you.

ML said...

KC said...
and don't you's haf tha sweetest brofur in tha world.

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, Stormie -- preshus gurl, please know that alla us Ballicai are purrin with alla our mights fur you!!!! You are so close to beatin this thing -- keep fightin, and please please please eat! Okay, I'm tellin you what. I'm sendin ofur bunches and bunches of virtual crab and salmon and toona and chicken and ham and temptayshuns and all sorts of wunnerful goodness to tempt yur appetite so you'll wanna eat yur yummy real foodies again with your Meowmies. We hope that yur ulcur medicine will help with the bleedin and help you be Chicken Face again!

We love you so much -- you are in our hearts efurry day. EAT EAT EAT EAT!!!! We are cheering and purring fur the Return of Chicken Face!

Hearts full of love and kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao and alla the Ballicai.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

storm - the human and I are WAILING! IT'S NOT FAIR!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEAAAAAASSSSSE EAT SOMETHING!!!!! Oh Storm I can't bear it - I can't! You, my beautiful siamese princess reduced to not eating..something is seriously rotten in the state of meezerland when a siamese cat isn't interested in food. Storm I am praying and purring and praying for you.

Always in my thoughts

Yao-Lin xxx

Camie's Kitties said...

Storm, We love that you achieved your goal of being the number on request for most beautiful siamese in the world - you are you know. We are purring that you will start to feel well enough to eat. It becomes a vicious cycle... you don't want to eat so you get weak, and then you are too weak to want to eat, so please, for your mummies, your brother, your friends, but most especially for yourself, eat a little bit.

We are purring for you and sending ((((hugs)))) for your family.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Alexi said...

Storm, we all knew you were the most beautiful Siamese in the world!!! (No offense towards other friends). Castle is great to love you like he does and we love you and send you lots of {{{{hugs}}}} hugs your way.

Please, please, eat!!! We want you well and better! Please stay in touch. We are purring, purring, purring, for you and our beans are puuurrrayying for you!

Alexi and the Krasota Castle gang

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

Indeed indeed! Stormie you are the most beautiful in all the lands near and far! A fearless courageous fighter that inspires us all to be better kitties!
You are so surrounded by love...just look at Castle loving on you...how sweet he is!
Please do try to eat all you can dear friend...I wish it so much!

Mickey said...

Storm, I am purring very hard for you :)
(((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))

Purrs Mickey

Christine and FAZ said...

Storm - please try and eat a little something for all of us. FAZ

jane said...

Hi Stormie, I send you lots of love to help you through this stage where you don't feel so good. Those chemo drugs are so powerful and I know from experience how they can sometimes cause other problems, but I think you are doing really well to come so far through this, and it's really great news that they can't feel the tummy tumours now. You and your Meowmie (& Castle) take it easy and enjoy your weekend xx

Kaz's Cats said...

Stormie, we're purring and purraying really hard for you and your family now - try to eat a little, brave one, 'cos you'll feel better and so will your meowmies.

Purrs and gentle headbutts,

Gypsy & Tasha


PS. Concats on the google search - although like KC said, if only they knew...

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are sending you many EAT thoughts, beautiful Stormie, and keeping you in our purrayers.
((((Hugs))))

~ The Bunch

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Storm, we are purring and praying our hardest for you! It is great that the vets can no longer feel the tumours, but you really need to eat to keep up your strength! We hope the tummy medicines help and that you start wanting to eat again.

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, Stormie, you really are the most beautiful Siamese cat in the world! We know how hard you've been fighting, so we're purring and purraying so hard for your appetite to grow so your fight won't be so hard for you. Please get better, pretty girl!!

Rocky
& all of us at Artsy Catsy

Princess said...

I had stopped by yesterday and read this but lots of stuff going on here at home... the beans say they are busy or something lame like that...

I am thrilled that you have achieved #1 status in Google! You are the most beautiful Siamese cat in the ENTIRE world!

I love you Stormie.
purrrrs

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh man, that is a lot of stuff going on with you (and in you). I hope your appetite comes back so you can enjoy your stinky goodness and make your momma happy! Sending you lots of purrs and furs, buddy.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Katie & Da Katz said...

You iz a miracul!! God iz goods all da timez!! All da timez, God iz goodZ!!

(i should knoh.. he gotz me my furever home!!)

-Katie Too.

And He savedid me whn I wz a little boy. I waz borned on Good Furry Day!
-Spunky Boo.

Katie & Da Katz said...

Ooh Ize da fussy eater in da house. Ize not hads lymphoma, but ize had lots uf bad times wif my toofs... I had allugeez and inflamashun and bad tummee trubble. I cants eat corn!! Dey tooks all my toofs out but my mouf tooks month and months to heal... Now ize eatin bettur.

Sohz I purr fur you to feelz like eatin, too!

Mama used dis noni juice...Don't knoh if dat helps any. It helpdid mee to feels like eatin.

-Mouse E. Kat

Katie & Da Katz said...

We are all purayin for Stormie, that the bleeding stops and that she starts to eat again...

purrs and hugs,
From Katie and hur Meshuga-cats.

=^..^=

The Cat Realm said...

Stormie, sweetheart, eat eat eat and let the bleeding stop! We know that when humans lose their sense of taste or smell they lose a LOT of weight because they have to consciously tell themselves to eat. Which of course you might not do...... Maybe the Chemo and all the treatment has made your sense of smell and/or taste go away...? We are purring so hard all the time for you to pull through this.... and we know your humans do EVERYTHING for you.... so please, eat and get stronger and gain some weight and get better. PURRRRRRRRR
Karl, Emil, and Mrs. OZ

Junior said...

Come on Stormie! Fight and eat! We will be purraying for you!!

Junior, Orion and Meowm

Sunny's Mommy said...

I hope the new medicines heal the bleeding so you'll feel like eating again. It's so important that you eat to keep your strength up. Big hugs to all of you.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Sweet Storm, we are purraying with all of our hearts that you will soon find the appetite you need and that all of the bad things that are affecting you will very soon disappear. Our momma and us are leaking a lot of tears, because all of us want nothing better than for you to beat this terrible thing you are going through. Momma knows how heartbreaking this sort of ordeal is.
We love you Stormie, and give you more (((((((Hugs))))))) than you can imagine ...
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Tiger Lily said...

Oh Stormie! Will will purray so very hard for you and your family! My Mom says the chemo made her not feel like eating anything but chicken tenders for weeks. We hope you can find something that makes you want to eat it.

Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags and head bumps and lots of {{{{{{hugs}}}}}} from all of us!!

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Karen Jo said...

Congratulations on being Google's number one Most Beautiful Siamese Cat in the World. We always knew that you were. It's really good news that the vets can't feel your tumors any more. Now all you have to do is eat, eat and eat some more. I hope and pray that the new medicines help you. You can beat this lymphoma back to remission; I know you can! {{{HUGS}}}

The Furry Kids said...

Stormie, Aunt Jen says the chemo makes things taste weird. She doesn't feel like eating either, but her doctor says she has to. So do you! We are purring and purraying as hard as we can. Hang in there, Storm. We love you lots.

PS - Congratulations on being the #1 Most Beautiful Siamese Cat in the World!

Ariel said...
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Ariel said...

"Oh" Stormie sweetie I'm so worried about you.Mom's eyes got leaky reading this.Please try to eat something and rest my friend,
Never forget your always in mine and my mom's thoughts we love you dear friend.

Sorry about the delete mom spelled wrong.

HotMBC said...

Aw we's sorry you're not feeling good. Fanks lots for everything when I was feeling sick though. I'll send you lots and lots of purrs now!
Purrrrrrrrs,
Gree

Riley & Tiki said...

We are purring and purring for you. We hope you can eat a little more foods. And then a little more. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

PB & J said...

We're not quite sure why it took so long for everyone to realized that you are the most beautiful meezer?!

We hope that your tummy bleeds go away and that you start eating, cause everything else sounds like such good news! Please Stormie, Fight!!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We stopped by to check on you and to give {{{{hugs}}} to all of you in memory of Bonnie Underfoot.

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

Stormie darling girl...I just came to give you a soft very biglong{{{{{{HUG}}}}}
Wishing you a quiet peaceful day....purrrs to Castle also he is such a loving brother to you...so tender to see you both together.
Love your Miss Peach

Lorianna said...

Oh Stormie, I wish I could pet your soft fur and give you a kiss on your pretty head! My heart is heavy reading about you and your battle. Yet, you and your Mum took the time to visit Billie and me and send well wishes. How wonderful you are!
Billie is much better. She is purring for you. She says "exotics" such as you and her must stick together. :)
I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers, hoping that your tummy will feel better and that you can enjoy a good meal again. I completely understand your Mum's tears. I went through this myself several times with my darling Tookie.
You are so beautiful Storm. You can fight this. Your brother is so sweet to give you kisses.
I will visit again soon honey.
Love and Gentle Hugs,
Lorianna

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Stormie you have the biggest cheering section of anyone I know. Please keep fighting sweetie. You have it in you!!

Latte

Rebekah said...

yeah on reaching your goal, Stormie! But you really must eat. We're all pulling for you.

Willow said...

Sweet Stormie, China Cat and I are purring very hard for you. We hope that you will eat something. We're glad that you are such a fighter and we'll keep purring to help you fight.

(((Hugs))) and Purrrrrrrs, Willow

Tybalt said...

Oh Stormie, my friend! Keep fighting! I am purring super hard that food seems yummy again for you and you can EAT and EAT and EAT!

Princess said...

I have been purring for you all week-end and today. I hope you are doing okay stormiekins.
I lov eyou.
(((hugs))) for your meowmies too... and Castlepants


purrrr~Prinnie

Chairman Mao said...

Stormie, alla us Ballicai have been thinkin about you, and we hope you're doin okeydokeys! We love you great big bunchies.

Kittyhugs and lots and lots of healing purrs from MaoMao!

Lux said...

Castle was being so sweet to you, Stormie - and you definitely deserve it! I'd nuzzle you if I were there.

Sending you lots of love and purrs,
Luxie & the girls

The Cat Realm said...

Hi Storm, no news is good news, right? I hope you are doing good - EATING and such - when you have time and energy come on over to Ruis and my blog (http://karlandruis.blogspot.com/)
where the wedding is about to begin!
Karl

Babs (Beetle) said...

We are so sad. Please eat and get better. Your brother and mummy love you very much, so do it for them.

Purrs, Sukie, Livvie & Mitzi X

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