David, I'm so sorry Orion is having such a hard time. Paws still crossed and still hoping for the best. All my furkids are still doing well and Van Gogh is more loving and snuggly than ever.
I know what you mean about staying at your Mom's. On my last visit, when I had to take Mom to the hospital in Peoria, I'd stay at the house at night and something felt all wrong about it. Just as you said, there's a spooky feeling about it. Being used to staying up most of the night, everything was eerily quiet and it leaves you with the most negative thoughts and feelings. It helps that when I had to come back to work, my brother could be there to take over and was there when she came back home.
Her cancer was removed successfully, which is now the third time. Something new has come up though. Blood pressure shooting through the roof with bad headaches and double vision. They knocked the blood pressure down and the doctor says the blood pressure must have caused the headaches and double vision. OK I can see it causing headaches, but I'm skeptical about the double vision and afraid something worse may be going on. She's still lucid and still active but she's stopped driving until the vision problem is straightened out. Thankfully she has neighbors who treat her like royalty. I can't thank them enough for all they do for her. John
Thanks John! Keep them paws crossed! :) How are your kitties doing?
So with all the excitement I forgot to day, I hat flying to NJ! It is an all day affair to get there! I am starting to not like staying in mom's home. It is just strange being there alone and the quiet is starting to get startling and depressing at night. Thankfully I had brought my notebook and had work to do, and I read a book, they help chase the lonely spooks away. I would have called Donna at home each night BUT the damn telephone here died and I made an appointment with the phone company to come and fix it. TUrned out the entire area was down and it took them from Tuesday th late Friday to get their rears in gear and get everyone out here back with landline service. As my pal Leo would have said "GRRRRRRRR". And seeing mom is more upsetting each trip. She looks older and worse each time I go. Aside from being happy to see mom and make her happy by being there, what a crappy 7 days thus far. *sigh*
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Thank you Peggy! Keep those purrs and prayers com'n, the helped a lot last night!
Poor Nova was running around looking and calling for his buddy this afternoon. :/
Thanks Tim, I am glad not muchhappening ouver there. No more excitement is needed by you for a while. :)
Attached is the last cam image I have or Orion before he became very sick.
Amoung the things wrong, he has very bad pancreatitis and the internal issues we still think may be cancer. He stopped eating and began th throw up and had diarrhea all with blood and bile. Donna rushed him rushed him at night for an emergancy appointment. He got worse and when I got home he was still not eating, in pain, throwing up and diarrhea with blood and bile. Saturday we had to get him back in and he had a high fever and was not moving much. His temp was over 104 and the big initial issue to address was getting that fever down and get him hydrated (we was dehydrated and refusing to drink). Unlike when I was in Chicago, there are no night emergancy hospitals here, so when our cats have to stay I always pay to have the tech stay there and I will visit as I want. I went to see him about 4pm Staturday. At 7pm Donna and I were there and stayed for several hours. His fever had come down a little to about 103 by then (helped by the sub-q fluids). He did puke and had diarrhea with bile again then too. :( We were there again at 9am today, I got there before DOnna and left before her. His temp hit 101 this morning, more what is considered normal, and he was more active, aka looking around and hissing at the vet when it came time for fluids again. That is good actually. He is far from out of the woods and has to remain there through tonight now and I am not sure about Monday night or beyond yet, it all depends on if we can get him to eat a little and keep it down. He has not eaten in long enough (5 days) that talk of a feeding tube came up, though the vet rather not if it comes to it... We plan to be there by 5:30ish this afternoon for a few hours again and will hope he is more on the initial mend so we can ready to consider the bad pancreatitis more. Right now the goal is to get the fever down (which DID happen) and food/hydration and pain next. Here is Orion on this mornings visit.
Hi to everybody. Tim, I'm glad you're getting a break. You certainly deserve one. David, Orion is so fortunate to have someone like you to care about him. We resign ourselves to worrying about these furkids. There are so many out there who need us, there'll always be more to worry about. I'm hoping for the best for you and Orion. Both paws are crossed. John