Sunday, July 22, 2012

All is Well

Aren't I pretty?

Sam is well.  He escaped out the front door when the plumber came.  And Mom didn't have on any shoes (there are lots and lots of acorns on the ground from the tree Mom hates because of the acorns!)  But she was grouchy because of not having hot water.  And the plumber fixed that right up and she said it only cost her an arm and half a leg.  She must keep those in the freezer in the garage where she keeps milk so she can drink her milk without Sam pestering her for a little bit.  If he gets some then so do I!
It is sooo H O T that I went under the potting bench to get cool.  I was outside at least 10 minutes.

His leg looks funny and he's started chasing me again and eating my food after I finish.  I wonder if it will start itching when the hair starts to grow back?

Hey, leave me alone.  I'm trying to take a nap.
He needs a spanking.

Hey Hedwig - Keep those birds away!
Good bye for now.  Have a great day and behave like I do!
Millie Queen of the Universe and everywhere else too

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Poor Baby...

Or that's what Mom calls Sam right now.   Sam is doing better.  I have reclaimed my Queen of the Universe status.  Sam is eating small bits of food - both can and dry food.  And he even ate a dried shrimp treat - that's his favorite but they are small and stinky.  yuck. 

Sam is feeling better and he's trying to go back to his normal routine.  Kinda of funny but he is trying and I can tell he feels a little better.  But he's not going to be the King any more!  He gets more petting but I'll put a stop to that because Mom likes me to purr her to sleep.

Sam pooped in the living room but it was easy to clean up - and at least it isn't diarrhea any more.  Mom was kinda glad about that.  She sure does like cleaning up poop and cleaning our litter boxes.  She brings us fresh litter all the time.  mumbles about it but she must like it because she does it a lot

I watched her try to give Sam his medicine.  now that was funny to see Sam growling and howling and trying to escape (well, really he couldn't because he is still so weak).   But it made Mom kinda grouchy - well, let's not pussyfoot around it - it DID make her grouchy.  I just snicker in silence and smile .......

THE Queen of the Universe and everything else

Friday, July 13, 2012

Handsome Kitty, Still Sick Kitty

Well, $1200.00 later and Sam is still sick.  But the good news is that he doesn't have anything really bad.  After picking him up from the Emergency clinic (he ate a little and slept a lot but watched what was going on around him too) where they gave him antibiotics and gave him fluids (fluids as in through the veins), I dropped him off at his vets. 

I had to laugh, he was mad (what a relief to see that!), he tried talking a little bit and wanted out of the carrier while I was driving.  

The vet called and said she gave him some more shots, his glucose was still a little high and he really didn't like taking the pills.  She had trouble with him and he was on a sedative!  She said he ate some there too.  Now we think he ate a spider or geiko or something like that.  So home we came.

He slowly got out of the carrier and went to lay down.  Got up and ate a little.  I tried to give him some of the sedative (YIKES!) and I crushed the bad pill and got some in him but not much.  He slept well, and ate some more.  So I was surprised when I got up that he came and stayed in the master bathroom while I showered.  He waited until I was ready to walk out of the bedroom and led me to the kitchen (why do cats think I'll forget where the kitchen is?)  He wanted some food.  He's eating both dry and canned right now.   

When I got home, he greeted me at the door and said he was hungry so I feed him again.  He's not pooping on the floor so I hope that is a good sign. 

The sad part?  I don't think Millie missed him. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sick Sam

Sam is staying overnight at the pet hospital.  I have to pick him up by 7am and take him to his regular vet. 

He hasn't been eating or drinking and just wants to sleep.  That's weird.  No Sam to greet me at the door telling me that he hasn't been fed in at least a week.  No Sam pestering Millie and eating her food after he terrifies her and makes her run away (that's when I don't sit by her while she eats).

Sam didn't say a word when I picked him up and put him in the carrier.  He didn't yell all the way to the hospital and he didn't yell when we got to the exam room.  He yelled when they tried to take his temperature though.

He has a fever but no infection.  His glucose is a little high 425.  His other blood counts are pretty good and nothing struck the vet as too unusual.  He wasn't dehydrated and his bladder was empty so he must have peed before we left.  He did poop on the way over but he's been pooping very little and it wasn't good poop or very much (well, people have good and bad poop too). 

So tonight, he is hooked up to fluids, they will check his blood sugar every 2-3 hours and see how it goes.  Then I pick him up between 7-8am and take him to his regular vet.  They will leave the catheter in case the vet wants to keep him on fluids or liquid meds.  Oh yes, she's giving him antibiotics too.  Gee, I hope he doesn't have to take any that I have to give him.  I don't think he's ever been sick but I guess as long as it is wrapped in food it will be ok.  He usually loves to eat.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sam = Trouble

Here he is after escaping from the house.  It took Mom about 30 minutes to catch him.  Boy was he in trouble (snicker..)

 Just look at him!  He's in MY spot. He's bad and he knows it!
 Too bad his head didn't get stuck in Mom's cup of eggnog. 
Now look how innocent he is pretending to be.  He's trying to act like he doesn't know why Mom is yelling about her lunch (she left it on the stove to cool down a little bit - doesn't she know better by now?)
And here I am.  Behaving.