We are so excited to see the Eastern Bluebirds at the bird feeders again. They have returned in full force, and we hope that Auntie will buy some mealworms for them because that is their favorite food!
Flat boys with an owl at the NC State Fair...
A pelican on a channel marker down in Galveston Texas...mom spent the other weekend down there visiting a friend. (You may need to biggify to see him better.)
Well, there you have it folks...Fevvers on Friday!
Thanks to everyone for the purrs for Plavix...Tanner has been on this for a whole week now, and no adverse reactions have been noted!!! YAY for Tanner!
He is now a walking pharmacy though, as we take two pills morning and night.
Morning time we get 1/2 of an Atenolol, and a whole Enalipril.
Evening time we get 1/4 of the Plavix, and 1/2 of an Atenolol.
Tanner is a great at taking pills, and usually doesn't give any trouble. We have been doing his heart meds in varying doses now for 7 years. He was diagnosed at age two with HCM. I hate that any of my boys have a medical condition, but I am thankful that it is Tanner because he is so laid back with taking his medicine! I think it would be much worse, if I was having to struggle with him daily to medicate.
Our next heart recheck will be in June of 2012 at the NC State Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Cardiology Clinic. I feel so blessed to live close to this wonderful facility.
Smokey was able to go out, strictly supervised of course, for a few minutes last weekend. The weather was beautiful, and I wanted to use the light to get some photos of him. He was more interested in eating the grass, but that's ok too. I know he had a great time!
Many of you already know that Tanner has a heart condition called HCM. When he was at the vet school last June, it was determined that he is at an increased risk for blood clots. Therefore we decided to try him on an aspirin therapy, for prevention. We tried taking 1/4 of an 81 mg pill every three days...Tanner could not tolerate this medication. Severe vomiting occured each time we tried to start. We tried about three times, in case there was something else going on with his stomach at the time. Each trial produced the same results.
After speaking with his cardiologists and his regular vet, we have decided to try him on Plavix. This drug is relatively expensive, but I hope he can tolerate it. He will take 1/4 of a pill each day. I have a months worth at the house, and we will be starting tonight.
I would like to ask for some purrs that he can tolerate this drug, as there aren't any other options for prevention for him.
On another note, he has lost almost a pound of weight! We are very excited about this, and continue to work on his diet for more loss.
Window views with Smokey, Devon, Tanner, Cousin Pirate and Cousin Sophie!
These photos were all from a few years ago...just felt like remembering my boy Mojo today. He loved to go outside, but could go very little due to his allergies issues. During his last couple of weeks of life, we were having some really good days, health wise for him and weather, so we let him enjoy the fresh air and the outdoors. (Supervised of course) This is the look of pure bliss on his face!