Abby and her little girly pink bandage.
I took this right off after she got in her chair.
Poor girl now both arms are hairless and a little bit of belly fur is
missing too from the echocardiogram.
She weighs 7.4 lbs that is down from 8.75 last September.
She was getting a bit fluffy.
But, I don't think any of us would like to lose weight this way.
Abby this morning.
I'll probably be posting a lot of pictures of her in this spot.
This is Abby's Chair.
She's telling me she loves me. I'm rubbing her chin.
She LOVES that.
So our journey begins.
In tiny little increments of time.
Today, well today is a good day.
She's done all the things you would you your cat to do.
So yay for all the body organs working right.
She wants a lot of water, but the Vet said that is fine.
Hey Abs want some more water?
I serve it to her to because I know she wants it.
So yeah she's going to get a bit more hands on service.
So I'm gonna become good a gold glove service!
I'll do anything to try and make it easier on her.
But there's still a very strong sense of fight in her.
Strong is exactly what I truly feel from her.
And I'm going with that.
Abby's Dad and I have discussed between ourselves and both
Vets about getting our own O2 tent.
Who knew that they made themto buy?
I certainly didn't. Well they do and this is one way
I really want to try and help anyone who is undergoing a similar
situation. The Vet provided us with prescriptions to get the O2
tanks and compressor I think, but I'm still learning.
We want to avoid having to take Abby to the ER.
Let me tell you and ER overnighter is expensive.
We could buy multiple O2 tents! MOL
It seems that Abby just needs some help when she is going
through labored breathing and if this would help her for a few hours
in the tent well it makes sense to provide her one if it means we can
keep her out of the ER. Again it would be like a stop gag method to get
her over a hump because she seems to really respond to O2 when
she is breathing hard.
Abby's Dad and I also discussed that if there came the day we no longer
needed an O2 tent we would donate it to our local Vet's office because they don't
have one. So it could go to help other kitties and any other animal in need.
So as we work our way through this I will keep updates our progress so
if on the off chance anyone else would have a need we at least can
provide a reference.
For a brief moment let me share we got Boo's blood work back.
Her calcium level has gone down.
It was 12.7 and it's down to 11.9. Now that is not ideal,but it's
an improvement and going in the right direction. Normal is 10.8 so that is
what we are gonna strive for. The Vet feels we need to retest her in one month
and then make a determination on where to go from there.
I think that is a good choice for Boo.
She hasn't been throwing up like before, so that is a good sign too.
You know what? Pretty soon I'm gonna put a shingle up and open up shop.
I'm learning way too much about medical issues here!
Time for this to cease and desist!!
Also I'd like to say this, I am going to blog probably a lot about Abby's journey.
I want to keep every single memory I can on record.
I know that's not something everyone would do but for me it's my selfish way
of keeping each moment that I can chronicled. I tend to forget things these days
and I don't want to forget a single memory.
Thank you so much for all of your kindnesses. I am finding so many compassionate
thoughtful people who are helping me and Abby in so many ways and on
so many levels. Thank you. Your graciousness has opened my heart on so many
I don't know if any of you listen to NPR but Bob Simon recently lost his Mother
and he was interviewed on CBS because of a series of remarkable tweets he made
on Twitter. If so inclined I totally recommend you read his timeline.
The man has a way with words I'll never know.
I am sharing one with you now.
|Scott Simon (@nprscottsimon)|
Mother asks, "Will this go on forever?" She means pain, dread. "No." She says, "But we'll go on forever. You & me." Yes.
This resonances so deeply with me.
Yes we'll go on forever.
To the moon and back
I love you
let's fly away!