Wow, those pictures were, as the expression goes, a "blast from the past". Seems like they must have been taken back when Herbert Hoover was President. Thank you David, for making their lives as perfect as possible.
Congratlations on doing so well with the diabetes. Very impressive as I know how extraordinarily hard it is to keep it under control. I remember driving a friend to the hospital with ketoacidosis. It was sitting outside the waiting room that I picked up "Kid Notorious" that night. She jumped up on my lap that night and the lady at the waiting room said she had hung around the parking lot for 2 days and needed adopted before she got ran over. Jumping up into my lap and looking up into my eyes, well, of course I was hooked. Sadly, she's gone now but her life was so much better than it could have been. John
I did not mention... Between the stress of dealing with the issue with moms health and then I found out in Fe b I had a 298 glucode level and was now type 2 diabetic, I have lost a lot of weight. I am down from a CHristmas 210 to 165 (about 42" to 34/35") since Feb. I did lose enough weight and dropped my glucose so much that early in May they lowered my diabetes meds in half. I have not had one sugary food or bad diabetes foor since Feb either, and if I get to 155 by mid June and continue to keep my glucose to a good level they will remove meds from managing the diabetes. That is good. On the other side, I lowered my glucode too much and had it fall below 70 a lot. I am now managing to keep it between 80 and 100, so better.
Why did I drop so much and react like I did? I had a very close friend in the 80's who had diabetes, and she ignored it and did not manage it. She failed to show up for work and after 2 weeks she was found dead. She went into a diabetic coma and no one knew. So though it is not death sentance to have it, it stirs up that memory in me and I react like it is.
David and the CoolCyberCats
(with ^Hamlet^ and ^Leo^)
(First ever image of him)
(2nd image of him?)
Orion was sooo tiny!!!!
Furkids and family seem to be constant worries. My mother is 81 and while she's OK right now, (I just got a call from her a few minutes ago.) she's battled cancer off and on for decades. My grandmother, (a heavy smoker) lived to 93. There don't seem to be any furkid issues at the moment for which I'm profoundly grateful.
Hey, hope all goes well on the chewy . com deal! Oh, and I'd love to see Orion's early pictures again. I made it a point to take at least one picture of every furkid at the beginning of each month, so I can look at each of them from earliest to latest. Of course, that's also a reminder of how painfully short my time was with some of them. John
Apollo's skin issues continue and have gotten a bit worse. We will take him back to the vet on it all soon.
Nova was taken to the vet the other week and his kidneys are starting to have issues. He is not fully in renal failure, but well on the way. We have started him on a new special diet to help slow the progression down. It is hard to believe he is about to turn 14 next month! My little fuzzy kitty.
Orion is also slowing a lot and has not been finishing his food when fed, which is NOT his normal behavior. HBe will be going for a vet visit soon. And he is going to be 14 very soon too! Where does time go? John, do you remember me posting his picutres the day I found the 3.5 week old kitten ion the road?
Please keep Apollo, Orion and Nova in hyour prayers.
I was out in NJ again for my mother who has in home care now and hospice care at home. She just turn 90 last week. I think this was my 5th or 6th trip since late December, and first where she was not in the hospital since Christmas. These trips are starting to take a lot out of me mentally.
On a side and plus note: Chewy dot com is in talks with me to carry some of the CoolCyberCats and Big Sky Cats attachments that I produce and sell! If all goes well they will be placing the first stock order in 1 or 2 weeks!
Well, time for me to sign off and walk down to my gate, my flight SHOULD start boarding in 15 or 20.