Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Toes on Tuesday

Here are my toes, covering up my eyes...trying to let everyone know that I just want to have a rest, thank you!!! I don't want to play Shoelaces and I don't want to do Rough & Tumble or Thundering Herd of Elephants with Castle...



Well, things were going well until Sunday, when I started to slow down a little and my appetite dropped. By Monday morning I had done one sick (furball though, nothing to worry about - eh Meowmie?) and refused to eat a thing. I didn't want to play Shoelaces either. Just as Meowmie was leaving for work I lost my balance and almost toppled over twice - Meowmie was startled by this, so she called Ben Vet and booked me in for a check-up later that day. Ben did some tests and my white blood cell (WBC) count is down to 2, it should be 3 minimum - it was low once before (1.7) in my last chemo treatment. It can make you feel very weak and tired when it drops to low levels. I got given 200ml of fluids - i looked HUGE!!! I also got given anti-nausea jabs and a...guess what...Most Beautiful Siamese Cat In The World. I also had a Baytril anti-biotic jab and am now on AB's for the next 7 days.

I should have been livelier and more alert than I was when I got home last night, and even though I showed interest in food I refused to eat. By bedtime I was withdrawn and just wanted to cuddle with Castle, this was us last night...notice how Castle leans all over me, even when I am poorly!!! I think he calls it cuddling and taking care of me...



No improvement this morning either, so I spent the day with Ben Vet and Ann Nurse, with an IV drip in my leg giving me some goodness. I didn't eat at the Vet Place though either, hardly surprising, I rarely eat when I am there...and it was very busy today and a bit noisy. I also got given anti-nausea, pain relief and an appetite stimulant. My Vet Place neighbour today was another beautiful Seal-Point Meezer called 'Bones', he looked a little bit like Yao-Lin!

I am at home now, and I just want to lay on my cushion, I still won't eat...I am also a little dozy and spaced-out cos I have had opiate painkillers. Hopefully the appetite stimulant will kick in shortly...and then if I can be bothered I will float over to my foodbowl and try to eat...

Chemo treatment is suspended until my WBC count is back to an acceptable level...let's hope we can pull through this blip like I did before, so that I can have the medicine that makes the lymphoma disappear! I hope I am strong enough to do this a second time around.

We will try to get around and say hello over the next few days if possible,

Lots of love
Stormie xxx

27 comments:

Riley & Tiki said...

Oh, Storm! We wish you felt better. We are sending lots of purrs for you to get your strength and appetite back. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Keep fighting Stormie!!! I keep purring for you, I hope you can hear me. I know what its like to not want food but it worries mom's too much!

Kaze

Sunny's Mommy said...

I hope you start feeling a little bit better soon, and have some interest in eating. Gentle hugs for you and your Meowmie.

Aoise said...

Stormie, my new buddy, I am purring for you very hard. I hope that all the tweetments you had at the vet place will soon start to make you feel like your old self. Purrs, hugs and kisses.

Ariel said...

"Oh" Sweet Storm I wish you felt better.Please continue to get plenty of rest and eat something.I'm very worried about you and mom is praying for you.Never forget we love you and are thinking of you always...Hugs and Purrs Ariel and her Mom

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, preshus Stormie!!!! Please please please eat -- I'm so sorry you haven't felt like eating, and we will purr and purr and purr that the appetite stimulunt works furry soon and that you eat some and build up strength. You can do it, my sweet furriend! We love you!

That's an adorabble pickshure of Castle snugglin you. He's a great bruther! I'm glad you two are such wunnerful furriends.

Kittyhugs and purrs and lots of love from MaoMao and the Ballicai.

Imp said...

Best wishes for meezer healing!

Adan*Michico said...

You are the most beautiful furry fighter I have even seen, Storm~!
I am here and continuing pray and pray for you!!!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Keep fighting the good fight, Storm. We're praying for you and sending purrs. Please feel better soon!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, Storm, evidently your body needs rest. We hope you will feel better soon. Being sick is the pits.

meemsnyc said...

Feel better soon!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Come on Storm, you Furry Fighter, keep fighting. Eat something, OK?

ppuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

The Cat Realm said...

Oh Sweetie - our hearts go out to you! Castle is so nice to take care of you, he loves you. And we can see in the picture that you do not feel so good at all - so we PURR and PURR and PURR for you. Please eat, Storm. And feel better!!!!
Karl

Astrid, Kashim & Othello said...

Oh Storm darling we are so sorry you are feeling so poorly.
Don't give up, we are sure you can make it through again.
we are purring and purring for you!
purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs purrrs

Kashim & othello

jane said...

Hi Storm, I'm glad to see that Castle is looking after you so well and that Ben Vet and his staff are working hard to make you feel better. I'm sorry you don't feel well enough to eat, maybe the heat isn't helping? You rest up as much as you need to and I hope you eat soon xx

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Storm, we are so sad to hear you are doing so poorly. Hugs and purrs to you. We hope your WBC count will come back up so you can have the strength to beat the lymphoma. We know you can do it!

That is a very sweet photo of you and Castle. :)

Purring and praying hard for you.

Tigmut'hep said...

Oh do please look after yourself Stormie dear... You are one very special lady, so please rest and recover!

Purrs,
Tigmut'hep, Ramses & Isis

Poppy Q said...

Hi Stormy, that is a great picture of you and your bruvver Castle sweetie.

I am purring for you like a motor mower. Please feel better my friend.

Parker said...

Oh Stormie, I am so sorry that you are not feeling good and not eating. Please float on over to the food bowl and get some strength to fight!
Smooches and purrs and prayers and love!
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

Mickey said...

Maybe our purrs will help :)
PURR,PURR,PURR,PURR,PURR,PURR!!!!!!
Feel better soonStorm.
Purrs Mickey

felinesopher said...

ohh, dear Stormie, we always have you in our thoughts & purrayers, we're sending our healing purrs for you...

sorry...we hadnt been around lately, take care & plase keep fighting.

Now it’s Wordless Wednesday: Our Furryhood Nice to see ya all again:) and how’re our cats’ power doing? Please share yours in here , we’d love to hear from you.

Princess said...

Stormiekins, I am purring for you and your mom and Castle. I hope you get stronger. I am still purring for you. You are in my heart and always on my mind.
Please feel better <3
~Princess

Daisy said...

Oh Storm, you must rest and rest and rest and regain your strength, and the eat and eat and eat! I am purring and purring my hardest for you.

Lux said...

Bless your heart, Stormie. I'm so glad you've got Castle there to cuddle with. Sending the bestest thoughts & love,
Luxie & sisters

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Oh Stormie you poor thing. That photo is precious, both of them are. I am so glad you have your castle to cuddle with and your human to care for you and the wonderful vet of yours. I am still purring like crazy for you. I wish Bones had been me - I could have stayed by your side and whispered sweet nothings to you.

God bless you stormie xx

dennis said...

Dennis is impressed with your strength and pluck. Purrs to you.

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

Oh my beloved little Stormie lady! I am with you in heart my brave girl. I wish I could wave my wand and make you well...sometimes being a kitty can be so very hard. Please rest and surround yourself with quiet happy moments. Love to you Castle and your mumXOXOXOX