Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Karen Jo: Emma is feeling much better. She is no longer spending time in her hidey-holes and is coming into the living room again. Her eating and drinking and litter boxing have stayed normal the whole time, so I don't know what it was, but it is possible that she had a tiny flare up of her feline leukemia. One of the most prominent symptoms is lethargy.
Emma: I feel pretty normal now. I am not yet ready for much play time, but I am taking much more interest in looking out of the windows again and not sleeping all day long. I must say that Herman has been very kind to me. He hasn't chased me once while I was feeling bad.
I have been looking out for her. I sleep near, but not too near, her. Just now she is sleeping up on the big pillow on the table in the living room and I am in my bed, right next to the table.
Karen Jo: Herman has been the playful one lately. We have played soccer and Da Bird and toss the mousie in the last few days. Herman sleeps with me at night, unless the coughing spells get too loud; then he deserts me.
It's hard to sleep with all that going on. You shake the whole bed when it gets bad.
Karen Jo: Hopefully it will get better soon. We are due for some cold weather starting today and I have an appointment with an allergist next month. I put off getting that appointment way too long. I should have done it last spring.
At least you still cook interesting things. I keep asking for tastes, but you are stingy.
Karen Jo: I am not stingy. You don't follow me to my bedroom where I eat supper any more, so you don't get any more bites after I leave the kitchen. You didn't even notice that I had shrimp for lunch.
It was cold, so I guess I didn't smell it very well. Maybe tomorrow. I did enjoy the bites of steak and sour cream and chicken and roast beef I have been getting.
Emma: I don't see how you can eat that stuff. I sniff it and it doesn't smell like food to me at all.
You are just silly. It is all delicious. I want to go outside something terrible.
Karen Jo: I have noticed. I have to push your head back in the house every time I open the door. I can take you for a ride in your stroller.
I don't want a ride in my stroller. I just want to go outside on my own.
Karen Jo: I am sorry, but that is impossible. It's dangerous out there.