Saturday, April 3, 2010

Taking My Medicine

Here I am enjoying a great sun spot in a picture my Mom took days ago. Lazy Mom hasn't been blogging for me in almost a week.

Karen Jo: Lazy Mom has been exhausted, slightly discouraged and SOOO tired of cold and snow. The day before yesterday it was finally warm enough to open the window for a little while. Yesterday a freezing wind came howling down from the higher mountains and this morning I woke up to below freezing temperature and got snow blown in my face as I walked to work.

Mom finally found something that I will eat with the Benefiber in it. It is Fancy Feast Elegant Medleys. She has been putting the pro-biotic in it, too, as I stopped eating the baby food. At least I wouldn't eat more than half of the baby food.

Karen Jo: This is where the slightly discouraged part comes in. I have been getting both your pro-biotic and Benefiber in you for almost a week and you show no improvement at all. If anything, you are acting like you feel even worse. You have been sitting around in meatloaf position a lot and you act like you feel cold. You found a new napping spot where I put a box in front of the heat register in your old safe room, so some of the heat is reflected back.

It makes a great mancat cave. The weather has been awful, so I want a warm spot to nap. I have pawed at my nip ball a couple of times.

Karen Jo: Yes, and I find that encouraging. However, you have also been walking around with your tail at half-mast a bit, too.

I never do that for long. Mostly I do it when I discover that there is nothing new in my food bowl or my treat dish and when I want you to pay attention to me. The tail goes right back up when you give me some petting.

Karen Jo: That's true. It's just that you never used to have your tail at half-mast, except when you walked to the door to see if it was me coming home. The tail always went up when you recognized me. Now sometimes the tail doesn't go up again until I pick up your food dish to feed you. At least I can be thankful that you always make your poop puddles in your litter box. I am also thankful that you eat most of your regular food and your new food with your medicines in it. I'll give it another week and if the poop puddles don't improve, it's back to the vet. What bugs me is that sometimes your poop will get just a little bit thicker, then go right back to being watery. It is sooo frustrating.


Everycat said...

HErman you look very comfy in that sunspot, and I'm very glad you have been eating up your fuuds and medicines. I'm sorry that you aren't feeling up to par though, poor fella. Don't be discouraged Karen Jo, you are doing all you can. IBD can be a real devil to turn around.

Our Mum has a suggestion to ask your Vet about. Can she email you? We couldn't find an email address for you. Could you drop her a line at everycat AT hotmail DOT co DOT uk ?

It's about a human drug that vets in the UK sometimes use for cats to help IBD.

It's just a lot to type here.

Purring for you Herman fella!

WHicky Wuudler
& Jane

Anonymous said...

Poor Herman and Mom Karen Jo. Momma can relate to feeling discouraged and frustrated trying to get something under control. We just read Whicky's comment and we are sure that Jane will be most helpful!

Feel better soon, Herman. And hooray for Karen Jo figuring out how to smuggle in your pro-biotic and Benefiber!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Poor Herman still having poop puddles - We are sure Whicky's mum will be able to give you some suggestions to try. Wishing you a Happy Easter.

Marg said...

Karen Jo don't get discouraged. Like someone else said, IBD is really hard to turn around. Has the vet said anything about some prednisone. That is a steriod which isn't good for them for a long time but it might help to get his puddles a little more solid. I have the cat that I have with the IBD on it and she is fine. I am surprised that Herman is still eating. Hope you feel better soon Herman. It isn't any fun being sick.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're sending purrs and prayers for Hermann and for Mom Karen Jo. We hope you can get these poop puddles fixed.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Harry Spotter said...

Happy Easter.

Parker said...

Herman, I hope you keep taking your medicine! AND I hope your Easter is wonderful!

The Island Cats said...

Herman, we're sorry to hear your poop puddles aren't getting better. But we're glad you are eating your foods. We know your mom is doing everything she can to help you. We hope Whicky and Jane can give you some good suggestions too. We hope you have a Happy Easter.

Brian said...

We sure hope you get feeling better my friend! We are always purring for you!

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

Herman, we send our love and purrs to you and your mom.....please get better. xxxxxxxxx

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Poor Herman. We hope you get to feeling better.

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

Herman and Karen Jo,
We are wishing you both a Happy Easter and less poopy puddles.
Glad you're eating, Herman. You have to keep up your strength to keep yourself healthy.
We're off to watch for the Bunny!
Snuggles and purrs,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna in Illinois

Jans Funny Farm said...

We hope you get to feeling better very soon, Herman.

Happy Easter.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad you are eating your Benefiber and probiotic. We had FF Elegant Medleys once and they were lishus. We are purring for puddleless poops.


Herman we are so happy to hear that you are eating your Benefiber and also getting your probiotic. We hope that your poo puddles will soon come to and end. WE know how difficult it is on you and your Mom.


(angel) Grrreta and Fam said...

We're so sorry you are still having poop puddles. It is very encouraging that you are still eating well. We hope you get better very soon.

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We are so sorry that things do not seem to be improving!