Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner has big news to share today...it has been TWO YEARS since he was diagnosed with Renal Lymphoma!
Tanner continues to do well, with minor setbacks here and there.  He definitely feels better and is recovering from his pancreatitis.  He gained weight again this week, so his thyroid levels should be back in the normal range.  We will test him in a couple of weeks to make sure. 

This is a proud moment for Tanner and he wanted to look his best!  I am so glad to still have him around and having good quality.  He is a fighter and continues to beat the odds when things are thrown his way.

Here is a quick selfie of me and my favorite orange boy!


This video shows Tanner taking his pills at night...I believe he is getting 4 on this video.  It fluctuates nightly because he doesn't take everything every day.  We are not in our regular spot, so we both look slightly awkward trying to get the pills in, but this was a good place for Auntie to capture it.  Enjoy!

I want to thank everyone for your healing thoughts and purrs throughout our journey.  We could not have made it without your support and encouragement.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Mancat Monday

Harrison and Flynn needed to get an extra round of deworming this past weekend.  We found two tape worms on Flynn's back end, so figured we should treat them both.

Well, this was a traumatic experience for the boys!  The pill they gave was quite large, but I figured we could just push it down, like I do with Tanner and his huge potassium.  Well, this pill doesn't have the same coating on it, and must be bitter because both boys ended up foaming at the mouth and the pills were back on the counter!

Auntie suggested we break the pill in half and give it in smaller amounts.  She used her slimmer fingers to get the pills down and I was armed with a syringe of water.  Success!

They didn't know what was happening to them and their hearts were just pounding!  I do believe they over reacted just a touch, but our house is known for having drama queen boys.

They both slept well that evening and couldn't even play they were so wiped out.  Thankfully they shouldn't need anymore of that dewormer!

Harrison came and laid next to me on the couch...

Flynn is in his favorite spot on the back of the couch...the other cat is Cousin Georgie.

Glad to have that behind us.  Harrison and Flynn go Thursday to get their last FVRCP vaccination and their rabies vaccine.  We should also be able to schedule their neuters at that time.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wacky Wednesday

Today's Wacky post is brought to you by Flynn.  Flynn loves to play, and his favorite toy is a catnip pickle.  Auntie received a shipment the other day, so Flynn and Harrison had a box to play in for the first time!  They loved it, even though it took Harrison a while to figure out how to get into it!  The flaps kept getting in his way.

Flynn loved the box and when you combine a box and his pickle, you get one silly boy!  Enjoy.


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner is doing really well.  We have not had any vomiting and he is eating like normal.  He has been taking his thyroid pills for over a week now, and he gained 5 ounces this week!  Looks like the pills are working.
Tanner and Harrison

Tanner is asking to play more as well and is snuggling in the bed at night.  I believe he feels better.  He will go in a few more weeks to the vet for a recheck.

Thanks for checking on my favorite orange boy!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Mancat Monday

The mancats and mancats-in-training have had a busy weekend...
Oliver showed me where to put the clean laundry...such a big helper!

Harrison thought he would try some tea...Flynn drank some one day too!

Tanner, Oliver and Harrison protecting me while I eat breakfast...did we hear something?

Tanner and Harrison enjoy a snuggle and a bath.  Love how their paws are touching


Salmon - It's what's for dinner!  Yes, we now have to put out 7 plates of food...the special red dish is Tanner's.  He doesn't make near the mess with it.  It is called Messy Cat.

Cousin Sophie prefers the Florentine food
Cousins Georgie and Pirate, Oliver and Tanner split three cans of Proplan
Harrison and Flynn share a can of kitten food...pretty soon though they will each need their own.

My three house panthers...from left to right.  Oliver, Harrison, Flynn

Well that's what the mancats have been doing lately...

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wacky Wednesday

Today, we are featuring Harrison.  He loves to tote things around in his mouth.  He dances around with things and is just plain crazy at times!  Auntie captured these three quick videos the other day when a can of cat food fell on the floor.



Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tanner Tuesday

Tanner continues to do well, although we have another condition to add to his list...
Tanner went to the vet last Friday, for his annual visit.  It was determined that he had lost almost 2 pounds since April.  I knew he had been going down some, but didn't realize how much exactly.  The vet was concerned of course, as was I.  His coat has also been looking a bit unkempt for a few days, so I was wondering about him.

You may remember a few weeks ago, I mentioned he was vomiting more.  I mentioned this to the vet and we agreed to do an extra intensive blood panel to see what was going on.  Our vet mentioned he was a bit worried about Tanner...never a good sign :)

I wasn't sure if the results would be in on Saturday or if I'd have to wait until Monday.  Thankfully, the vet called first thing Saturday morning to give me the news...

Kidney Values = all stable
Anemic = not at this time
Potassium, phosphorus = All normal

Pancreatitis = YES, continue with the Pepcid injections daily for at least two more weeks

Thyroid levels show he is now Hyperthyroid.  Two more pills a day for Tanner.

The vet was actually quite pleased with the results as these are pretty normal aging diseases, and treatable.

Tanner has started his pills for his thyroid, so hopefully the weigh loss will stop and he will start feeling better.

For those keeping track, Tanner now takes 7 pills a day, and gets potassium powder in his morning can food.  He is getting one injection daily of Pepcid, and one injection weekly of his Adequan.

He is a happy boy though and loves life.  He plays hard enjoys a cuddle on the couch at night.  I am so thankful he is a tolerant boy!