Monday, May 2, 2016

healthy monday

Took five cats into the vet on Saturday. We take many at once because the vet gives a bulk discount.

Lasers on maximum!

Three went in for annual service (Willow, Nahum, and Theo), Marvin was for follow-up regarding his worsening asthma, and Buddy was for thyroid check-up. The good news is that everyone is doing well! Nahum and Willow continue to be pillars of health. Theo checks out all good, his thyroid medication continues to do the trick. Buddy is doing fantastic for a 17 year old kitty, which is awesome considering this past fall, I was thinking he wouldn't make it to the new year. He even gained a little weight. We adjusted his meds (increased Pepcid to morning and night and upped his methimazole to 5mg morning and night. Both of those things made a big difference, he's no longer horking, looks and acts like he feels really good. I'm quite happy about that.

Marvin, waiting patiently for his exam
Marvin got a steroid shot, which should help with his asthma since he's so resistant to taking his steroid in other ways. I talked with the vet about administering the steroid via a nebulizer chamber and she was supportive of that idea, she didn't think the steroid getting in the eyes and other parts would be a problem. So, I'll get busy on constructing a chamber for him, meanwhile the shot he received should be good for 2-4 weeks, so that gives me some time.

For the past few months, Sunday is my migraine day. But thankfully this weekend, it came on Saturday. So that meant I was healthy enough to finally get to some yard work on Sunday! Pierre kept me company.

I love his baby face. 

Happy Monday!!


  1. It's great that everyone's news was good! I am sure you'll fashion a nebulizer for Marvin that will seem like an incredibly handy person! Pierre looks like he takes his job as yard-work snoopervisor very seriously!

  2. What a great vet report for all, even Marvin! Good luck with making a nebulizer. You're very creative and handy, so whatever you do will be great!

    We hope you'll be migraine-free, though. Purrs to you and to all the crew.

  3. I like taking all of the cats out of the house, not only for the bulk discount (which if vets were smart they would give you regardless of how many you brought in at once) but because I like to know I *can* get them all out of the house.

  4. Happy Monday all of you precious family. XXOO to each of you.

  5. Nice to hear that everyone is doing well. I have a kitty visitor and I'm enjoying the company!

  6. guys...way happee everee ones ree ports wented sew well...N yea....we had ta wear shades ta look at yur furst fotoz !!! ☺☺☺ ♥♥♥

  7. Such a nice gift of good reports, happy, happy dance!

  8. I'm glad that everyone is doing well! Cute pictures from out in the yard, too.

  9. I am so impressed you bring them all at once. I can only bring 2 and I think they give me $10 off the 2nd exam. That is a good idea to build a chamber for Marvin.
    There are many sites with directions, but this one looks good:

  10. Wow, that is some kind of image of five cats in carriers!! How on earth did you manage that??!! I'm glad the vet visit went well.
    Pierre is gorgeous!


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