Thursday, 29 May 2008

A Special Weekend

Karl and Ruis are getting married this weekend so Castle and I have dressed ourselves up and are heading on over to the Wedding to help them celebrate their very special Star Trek themed wedding day!

I have decided to take advantage of my new lymphoma-induced skinny size zero figure and have opted for a nice, slinky modern, black outfit. Castle has opted for a fashionable, mod-influenced look, the clothing has been carefully tailored to hide his fat. He is NOT wearing a girdle, I repeat, NOT wearing a girdle OK?

Since my last post I have improved - each day I am a little brighter and a little hungrier. On Saturday afternoon my Meowmie had to encourage me to eat by putting food on my lips and putting tiny bits into the side of my mouth using a syringe cos I was refusing to take any food in (despite showing interest). It worked cos later that evening I helped myself to some food and have eaten at every mealtime since then too, and done a little bit of begging from the Meowmies when they eat as well. I am still not eating enough though, and need to increase my intake. I also remain a little quiet but this could be side-effects of the meds making me a bit drowsy.

I did not know this but cats can get an anorexia-type condition whereby they just stop eating so sometimes they need a kick-start like the one my Meowmie gave me. This should only be done on the advice of a vet though. It is very important that a cat eats cos if they don't their liver can get badly damaged and they end up with Hepatic Lipidosis - I think this is a serious medical condition and not a Greek Hip Hop singer.

I finished taking the Losec and Zantac ulcer/internal bleeding medicines on Monday night and I am just taking the appetite stimulant 'Mirtazapine' now. Unfortunately, since I got given all these new meds on Friday I have started to do the occasional frothy, clear sick - not much, just a teaspoon-full or so, once a day. Because the Losec and Zantac meds finished on Monday night and I am still doing these sick-ups, the only culprit can be the appetite stimulant. I doubt it is my steroid as I have taken this continually for almost 18months now. I might try to see if I eat without taking the stimulant...I will double check with Ben Vet or Caroline Vet that this is OK though.

I hope you all have a wonderful time at the Wedding and that you have a super weekend too! Thank you SO MUCH for your thoughts and messages of care and concern, they are greatly appreciated by all of us.

Love Stormie xxx


Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Stormie, we don't mind if you eat just a little at a time~~just do that every hour, or every other hour....that's all we ask!

We are glad you have eaten some food and we are sending you lots of gentle headbutts, and we are still purraying our hearts out for you.

Anonymous said...

Very spiffy outfits, Storm. It should be a terrific ceremony.

Keep fighting, keep getting stronger... all us Good Cats send vibes and purrayers for you.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Storm, You and Castle look grand in your outfits. We are glad you are eating a little now. Hopefully, your appetite will increase a little at a time. We're rooting for you!

Daisy said...

Fantastic outfits! You two look very chic.

I am so glad to hear that you are doing a little better and eating more. Keep up the good work, Stormie!

Parker said...

"Hepatic Lipidosis - I think this is a serious medical condition and not a Greek Hip Hop singer."
I have warned Mommy not to read you while she is drinking soda. Does she listen? we had to go and clean the screen of soda!
I am glad to hear you are doing better Storm!
We'll see your svelete self at the wedding!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Its good news that you're interested in food again! You're going through so much so I bet you are really sleepy.


Mr. Echo said...

Yoo both look reely sheek. Keep eetin and fightin Storm!

Nomi said...

Well done Stormie. I'm weely happy dat you are eeting again and feeling a bit bryter. Keep up the gud werk. By the way, you look very chic in your owtfits.

MaoMao said...

Oh wow, Stormie! You and Castle look super-fabyloolus in yur beeyootiful clothes fur Karl and Ruis's wedding! We Ballicai will see you there!

And we're so so so so glad that yur eatin better and feelin brightur. You are in our purrs and in our hearts efurry day.

We love you!

Kittyhugs and purrs from yur furriend MaoMao!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Storm, you look wonderful in your sleek black outfit! Castle looks good, too!

I'm glad you're eating better now.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Stormie I am glad you are doing better! Purrs and more purrs! I will see you at the wedding!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

I am continuing pray for you, Storm~!
You look elegant and beautiful!

Karen Jo said...

You and Castle look very chic in your clothes for the wedding, Storm. I am glad that you are eating more, bur sorry for the little sick-ups. Since you are interested in food again, maybe you can do without the appetite stimulant. I hope so. Keep eating and growing stronger every day.

The Cat Realm said...

Oh Stormie - quiet frankly - I would puke all day long if I had to take all the medicines you have to take!
That said - I am glad to hear you are doing better!!!! And it is soooo good to have you at the wedding - I think you even made it into a picture...
Keep eating!!!!

Anonymous said...

You and Castle look very chic! That's good news that you are eating again, you poor tum has been through alot so I hope things continue to improve. You all take care xx

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Stormie, you andnCastle look so lovely in your wedding attire. It is going to be a lovely wedding.
I have been purring for you sweetums. I hope you continue to get stronger and better!

<3 and purrs, Princess

Anonymous said...

There are other appetite stimulants, such as Cyprohepatadine (SP?). Maybe Ben Vet can switch you to one of those? Good luck Stormie! Texas sends you headbonks and purrs and I send you hugs!
-Kat & Texas

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

You both look stunning!! Hope you have a great time!
We are so glad you are eating, even if it's just a little.

~ The Bunch

Team Tabby said...

We are glad to hear you are eating more and feel somewhat better than you have been. We are glad to hear this.

Hugs and purrs to you.

Mindy & Moe

Parker said...

Dear Stormie - please send me a link to your paypal account. The other sight doesn't like my credit card!
my email is hmiller013ATwohDOTrrDOTcom

THE ZOO said...

yaall two luk grate in yur owtfits. we hope yo had a gud tyme.