Thursday, April 11, 2013

Under the Weather


My furrends who aren't on Facebook may have not seen the following post from me:
TW says we had a bad night last night. I was restless and doing a lot of swallowing. She hopes the hairball isn't causing an obstruction. I now have an appointment first thing tomorrow morning in Secaucus. My PTU is out for me to get used to. As if. Heh heh! I'm eating normally, have no trouble going to the box and am alert. Keep those healing purrz and good karma coming
Yes, I've been under the weather for the past 2-3 days. Pop thinks the weather might have something to do with it. Out of nowhere, it got up to 80˚ Tuesday and Wednesday. I was dragging. The peeps thought it was too early to turn on the A/C but the house was stifling. TW finally turned it on Tuesday night to try to perk me up. Wednesday I tried again to hack up that darn hairball and again nothing came up.

Last night was the worst. I tossed and turned and kept swallowing hard. I really scared TW when I started sort of moaning. I was audibly breathing but my body wasn't moving up and down. TW was monitoring me to make sure my breathing wasn't labored. She knows all the drills. Maybe that's why her head plays tricks with her and she's so quick to call the v.e.t. She says Savvy's Mom may be onto something suggesting acid reflux.

All night, TW comforted me. She was a real trooper; refusing to go to sleep until I was comfortable. She even laid her head on my pillow next to me, which made me feel better. She couldn't lay that way long because of her cat allergies but she tried.

Secaucus Animal Hospital.
The other day, she's called the mobile v.e.t. and made an appointment for next Wednesday. This morning, she decided she couldn't wait to get me checked out so I have an early appointment Friday with Dr. Hatch at the Secaucus Animal Hospital. It's where Pop used to take Faith; in fact, the v.e.t.'s office still had him in the computer. No way will they take me back to Hoboken and the scene of the crime.

The reason TW and Pop didn't rush me to the v.e.t. is that I'm been eating very good, using my box (both pees and poos), I've been grooming quite a bit and I look alert.

Today is much cooler. all the windows in the condo are open and I've been running around like crazypants. The peeps claim that they're not going to be fooled into cancelling my appointment. My PTU is out and, believe it or not, I've been napping and playing in it. Heh, heh, I'm tricking the peeps into thinking they're gonna get me in there tomorrow.

Please send healing purrz, positive thoughts, prayers, good karma my way. Oh, a few kind cat Moms have axed about donating for my v.e.t. bills since my peeps are both out of work. After we find out what the damage is, TW will put a widget on the sidebar of the blog. I hope she can figure out how to do it. Thanks to everybuddy for their good wishes, especially those who want to donate. We love you all very much.

UPDATE: I just got home from the v.e.t. Apparently I have asthma just like TW. When I get an attack I have to share her inhaler. How gross! I'm 11.4 lbs. I wouldn't let them cut my claws or do any bloodwork or xrays. My teeth are fine so no cleaning is necessary. I got my shots and anal probe. I was a real terror even though TW had Comfort Zone in the PTU. I WAS quiet most of the way there and all the way home. TW was cheating on me with a few of the adoptable cats there.

38 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I hope everything is OK. We send goat hugs....

Clooney said...

Oh CK, we are sending huge mega purrs and prayers your way for sure! We hope that everything is ok and that all will resolve quickly with ease. Good thoughts and vibes to you my girl...

Luv Cloon

The Musings Of A Crazy Cat Lady said...

Cathy Keisha, we've been worrying about you. TW is doing the right thing by taking you to the v-e-t. We promise your weather is going to get cooler because you get our weather within days of us getting it. So, your future forecast is chilly and damp. Please keep us posted about how your trip to the v-e-t goes. Love, Ateret, Livia, Abbi and Stephanie.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Oh sweet, Keisha...we're purring up a storm here and paws are all crossed that you'll feel better very soon. Purrs for TW too...as much as you hate to admit it, she loves you SO much. Keep us posted.
xoxo

Prudence said...

Hi CK, I'm not much of a purrer, but will be sending lots of positive thoughts your way. I'll tell my kitty fursibs to put their purrs to work fur you too! Mom hopes that maybe it's just a nasty spring time allergy. {{hugs}}

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

I am an EGGS-SELLENT purrer and I am adding extra-loud rumbly purrs for you, my sweet darling!! I'll be waiting for a repurrt tomorrow. Oh, and there better be some blood shed, and I DON'T mean yours.
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

The Florida Furkids said...

We've got our purr machines running on high for you. Good luck at the v.e.t. tomorrow.

The Florida Furkids

Katie Isabella said...

My comment wouldn't take. Suffice to say I am purring VERY hard and standing by to see what's up. XXXOOOXXX

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am sending you mega-purrs, CK! Please keep us posted; all of us are very concerned about you!

Ann Staub said...

Feel better soon Cathy Keisha!

meowmeowmans said...

CK, we are purring and praying and sending big healing energy your way. We love you!

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Grrl Friend! Mes is hoping yous is A-OK and the vet gives yous a clean bill of health! Wes is purraying for yous!
Kisses
Nellie

Prancer Pie said...

CK, we just know you are gonna be ok! But, we are sending big purrs and purrayers and will be waiting for an update. XOXOXOXOXO

Kjelle Bus said...

Oh nooooz , CK !
I do hope the vet visit will show that it´s just a hairball that want´s to come out.
Sending lot of (((purrs))) and huggies <3
XOXO

Molly The Wally said...

We send healing paw and positive vibes Keisha. Do let us all know how goes it.
Best wishes Molly

Brian said...

Oh no CK, I did now know that you weren't feeling your best sweet one. We are all sending you our best purrs and we will be looking for an update.

Mariodacatsmom said...

Awwww CK - we are so worried about you too. How very sweet of TW to spend most of the night dozing by you. She's a good mom to you CK and I know loves you very much. Please don't worry about the bill - we anipals stick together, and we'll be happy to donate so you can go to a vet and have whatever tests you need. Lots of healing vibes, healing purrs, coming to you and M has you and your fmaily in her thoughts and prayers. Mario smooches for good measure too.

Tamago said...

Oh CK we are praying and purring for you. We hope everything will be okay. TW is so sweet to be your nurse all night.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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XOXO

Claire Bertolini said...

Big purrs, we cross the paws ! We hope everything will get soon well. Zorro and Loupi on Mum's account

GizmoGeodog said...

Asthma...oh dear CK that's not good...will you really be sharing the inhaler? Have you tried it yet? Momz & I are sending prayers and good vibes and healing thoughts your way today

CATachresis said...

CK are you allergic to TW? It's a real bummer you have asthma :((( Sending huge hugs and purrs and lots of healing thoughts xoxoxo

JessieJaney said...

Am glad it is something treatable and that you Mom & Dad took you to the V E T ... pollen season is the worst - hugs and kisses

Katnip Lounge said...

Ck, you deserve your OWN inhaler! Fancy having to share with a Human...bluck, think of the GERMS. We hope when pollen season is over you feel better...some of us get a daily dose of benedryl cos we get such watery eyes and sneezies.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

CK we are sure hoping that you are ok!!!! Sending you ((((Hugs))))) and are thinking of you!

Selina said...

Oh, dear furriends! We are purring & please count us in for a small donation - any little bit helps, we know.

Stay strong, my furriend! You'll get through this - you're tough! And you've got two wonderpurr pawrents who love you!

Concerned purrs,
Selina

crazykittykat1 said...

uh asthma! so sorry you gotz to have in haler now. Mom better get a big one. Are you allergic to TW now?
purrs and hugs, feel better mai furend.

The Island Cats said...

CK, we're sorry you got asthma, but we really think you should have your own inhaler and not have to share TW's. If anything, she should be sharing yours. Just sayin'.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Purrs and hugs! Asthma! yikes, that's not fun! If your TW already has it, then she knows to get rid of all aerosols, right? I had asthma at one time, getting rid of aerosols seriously helped.

As for your coconut oil questions, I have no idea if it helps with asthma. We got it at the grocery store. We have the kind that doesn't smell or taste like coconut. You can get other kinds from health food stores.

We hope you feel better soon!!

Anonymous said...

you will get this asthma thing all controlled CK, I know you. And with TW and Pops to hold your paws and comfort you when you are adjusting to managing it, you will come through like the champ you are...well, and of course, like the Pope you are as well...paw hugs, your BFGF Savvy

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

Great big purrs, CK. we agree with the Island Cats. Tell TW that the inhaler is yours and she can borrow it.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

CK, glad to know it is not too serious. I am a little late but I am sending purrs anyway, hopefully they'll make you feel a little better!
Purrs

Katie and Glogirly said...

So sorry to hear that, CK...but very relieved it's not something even more serious.

Nice job on making the Vet remember you.
xoxo

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Allie: oh my CAT, CK! Asthma? At the very least you should demand your own inhaler so, you know, you don't have to get her germs or anything.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Hi darling! I am happy that you will be okay and I think sharing the 'haler with TW will be a nice bonding 'speerience for you and TW. And you know, CK, you have to reassess your attitude toward her after her staying up with you and comforting you and not going to sleep till you were settled and then taking you right away to be checked out. I hate to say it, but I think you owe her some major lovin'. You know?

Kitties Blue said...

We're sorry to hear about your asthma, but glad it wasn't something life-threatening. Sharing your mom's inhaler does sound pretty yucky. You'd think they would make those just for kitties. We'll keep you in our prayers that you don't have anymore bad attacks. If TW is allergic to you, maybe you are allergic to her! MOL. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

CK - was cathing up on pal's posts and reached yours * Wow * what a scare for your Mom. Hang in there, you are a great kitty and we stand paw to paw - inhaler or no inhaler. You are still here, you are THE CATHY KEISHA - and we love you.

sagechronicles said...

Asthma? That sucks, but maybe you can get some nose kisses with Mom when you each use the inhaler. :)