Sunday, October 8, 2017

Vet Visit, Going Away, etc.

On Friday, Pierrot and I went to the vet for our annual exams. The lady was proud of how well we did. It was very stressful, though. We will be boarding here at the vet and that's the reason for the exams. They're required. The lady should have taken a picture of the boarding area. It's actually quite nice and for kitties only.


In about a week, the lady and big guy are leaving for four days in Miami. It's an award trip from the lady's work. There will be 600 other employees (1-2% of the company won this annual award) with their guests there as well. The lady doesn't want to be ungrateful--she's very grateful for the recognition--but would actually prefer not to go. She doesn't want to leave us and has some anxiety about all the things planned and forced when on the trip. If it were just a trip for her and the big guy, she would be much more relaxed about it. Enough about her.

Pierrot and I are healthy. The lady will get a call on Monday on urine and poo results. I'm starting a new medication for my back legs. We haven't talked about it here, but I've had an issue with my back legs for at least a year. It got very bad at one time. The lady stopped feeding me food with fish and it improved but it's not perfect. My back legs are very stiff and give out for seemingly no reason one to multiple times a day. I don't seem to be in pain and I even run around when playing. The vet admits it's a mystery on what's causing this. One theory is that because I'm declawed, I walk differently. (Interestingly, she's not convinced that stopping the fish is the reason for the improvement.)  Another theory is that it's arthritis. We will have an x-ray done if I worsen or if the medication doesn't work. The lady isn't completely sure if medication is the right idea long term since I don't seem to be in pain.  I have been getting cosequin for a few months and that also seems to lessen the number of times my back legs give out.

If you've read this far, thank you. We know this is much wordier than we ever post. We sure are revealing today.


16 comments:

  1. I know they will take care of you at the spa sweeties. Pierrot, I hope your legs feel better pal, it could very well be old Arthur Itis. Hugs from all of us.

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  2. Try to enjoy your vacation, all of you. We hope a solution is found for your legs... Mystery medical problems are the worst.

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  3. I hope your human has lots more fun on her vacation than she seems to think she will! I hope that they find out something more about your back legs than they already know so they can find better treatments.

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  4. Annie, we're sending our purrs and our love to all, that the new medication will help with your legs, that you and Pierrot will be fine while your humans are away. Congrats to your mom on the award! Being in the top 1 - 2% of a large company (so it seems) is noteworthy and we hope your mom is proud of her efforts. Good luck to her -- our human understands her disinclination to go! The anticipation (dread) will be worse than the actual event, we're pretty sure. Hugs!

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  5. We hope your Lady and the big guy have a good trip, even if she doesn't really want to go (the mom says she can relate). We're glad you and Pierrot both checked out good at the vet and we hope you enjoy your stay there. It will be like a little vacation for both of you, too. :) Annie, we're sorry about your back leg problems. We hope the medicine helps you.

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  6. Oh sweet bootyful Annie Bear, we would read a million words ifin you wrote 'em. We may be late, but we will always make it by. We're so sorry 'bout your legs. We'll be purrayin' fur you extra. It does sound much like that old arfur-itis. Sis Lexi had it, and as she aged she did start to have some pain with it. We're sorry your pawrents are goin' away, 'specially since they don't really wanna go. But a meowsy big Concats to your mommy in gettin' the award. We'll be purrayin' you and Pierrot do well boardin' and that your pawrents have a safe and even a fun trip. But that they hurry home to ya'll where they belong. We're sendin' big hugs to all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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  7. Sweet girl, the wordier the better and I hope your sweet leggies get all better! It will be a ;earning experience for all our mom's when you ever find out who is causing that. Some of us get into a pickle like that and it's good to have other kitties meow what's going on.
    Tell mommy I totally completely 100%edly understand were she is coming from. Forced and expected. Energy sappers and no fun or treat at all, especially if your kitties are not comfortable at home with us. BUT they always do well when boarding. Tell Mommy it will be alright. Truly.

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  8. I am sorry your legs are giving you trouble, that does sound like a mystery that they work and then go out. I hope the vet can solve it. I hope your folks have a good time on their trip despite worrying aboout you two and the plans made for them on vacation. XO

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  9. waves two ewe annie N pie...N we iz glad for de most part yur trip two de eeeeeeeeeeeeeevil place wented sew well. tho annie we diz a greez on de lack oh fish....well, ewe noe !!! .....N pleez tell mom for what itz werth; gram paw dude taked cosequin; it took a bit oh time ta see sum ....ree leef ...kinda like ewe... but him taked it everee day then with out any kinda effectz oh de side ☺☺☺ ~~~~~~

    take yur cellz N text everee one while yur mom N dadz a way......hope they haza safe trip.....we understand bout "werk" vacation kinda deelz ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

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  10. Purrs for all of you that things are comfortable at the vet's hotel and that your folks find some enjoyment in the trip (at least it's 4 days and not a long cruise !)

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  11. I hope you enjoy your stay at the vet's. Hopefully your legs will improve. Sounds like quite the mystery. Hopefully it's "just" something like arthritis.

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  12. I refuse to board at my vet because they don't keep cats and dogs separate. I'm glad yours does! We had no idea you were struggling so much, Annie. It breaks our hearts - we love you and Pierrot so much. We humans are so used to getting answers that we feel especially lost and powerless without them - which is really hard to accept when we love our furbabies so much. As for the trip - try to just have fun and take it for the reward it is. If you're being pressured or messed with - that's not a reward. We hope you both have a great time.

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  13. Oh, Annie! We're so sorry to hear your legs are bothering you, that makes us so sad! Our paws are crossed that the vet can make you feel better soon. We hope you have a good time while you're being boarded, and that the lady has fun in Miami.

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  14. Look at you two brave kitties at the vet! Annie, what you're doing sounds a lot like what Angel Rosie used to do. Angel Rosie was four paw declawed at a young age, and as she got older she developed arthritis, which ended up getting pretty severe. She would sometimes teeter or even fall over when walking because of it. Her symptoms were most controlled when on a low dose of metacam. We are sending you lots of purrs and prayers, Annie! And lots of love to you, too, Pierrot!

    We also want to thank you so much for the kind words for our pup Astrid! We are so blessed to have friends like you. Astrid had her surgery yesterday and is recovering and doing well.

    P.S. I admittedly am not a fan of leaving home, and sometimes even the thought of going on vacation makes me cringe. I would have been just like you if faced with a trip like that. Nevertheless, I hope you are having a great time!

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