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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Odds 'n' Ends ...

Greetings friends! As I had mentioned in an earlier post, hubby and I had planned to get together with my in-laws on Sunday to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary at Red Lobster. It was a beautiful autumn evening ~ we had a lovely time and we all enjoyed a delicious dinner ...

 Our group photo taken before dinner
Still getting up with hubby at 4:30AM to give both Tabitha and Kiki their morning meds and then in the evening before bedtime, we give them their second dosages of the day. Dr. Heather refilled Kiki's Prednisolone and also prescribed 5ML of Neo Poly Dex ophth drops for her nostrils which we are to give her twice daily, and also 100mg of Doxycycline Oral.
Kiki loves snuggling up on the bed with me every night.
Tabitha just chillin' out!
Yesterday, I purchased another, albeit a little smaller in size, metal holding cage at PetSmart just to keep the cats in overnight so that we do not have to chase them all over the house every morning in order to give them their meds before work ...
This weekend is the annual Hay Creek Apple Festival which hubby and I always look forward to attending each year. I will post more on that sometime this coming weekend.
Have a wonderful week everyone!!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Good Mews!

Yesterday afternoon, we finally received a call back from Dr. Heather regarding Kiki's biopsy results. She told us that NO cancer was found and that what she actually has is a rare form of cat rhinitis. We were told to up her prednisone dosage from once a day to twice daily and she will write out a script for her for nose drops and another type of med to replace her current meds. As for Lady Tabitha, we will continue to have her treated by Dr. Mike for the next three weeks and then revaluate where we go from there with her treatment depending upon her status.

I sincerely want to thank all of you for sending our little girls healing thoughts and prayers! Your kindness and caring words meant the world to us, truly!

Speaking of cats, I found a new use for an old piece of furniture while cleaning upstairs in the attic last week. It is actually some sort of stand for the old portable television sets, but I thought that it might look kind of nice as a small bench in the catio ...

I spend the remainder of the day cleaning the house and doing the laundry as tonight hubby and I are going out to dinner with my in-laws at Red Lobster in celebration of their 55th wedding anniversary. 


On Pins and Needles

Greetings, my dear friends. I hope everyone is well! As you all know from a previous post, we had taken our Kiki to our vet to have a procedure performed to check her for polyps in her nasal cavity. They found none, but Dr. Heather was very concerned about the fact that her left and right sides looked different and feared that she may have a tumor instead! So, we had a biopsy done over a week ago and have yet to hear back from them regarding her results. After numerous calls to these people, I found out that (unknown to us anyhow) they had also done a culture and we were told that came back normal, but still do not know about the biopsy findings and the status of a tumor or whether or not it is cancerous. We are frantic as you can well imagine! To make matters worse, Dr. Heather is on vacation all next week and I will most likely have to keep on top of the vet's ass about the biopsy results and having one of their other vets interpret them. NOT happy with this vet clinic anymore to say the very least!

Meanwhile, the very same day we took Kiki to have her procedure done to check for polyps, Tabitha began limping on her right front leg again. After taking her previously to be seen by one of  the other vets where we had also taken Kiki, we were told at that time that she had nothing broken (even though they did not feel the need to take any x-rays) and she was sent home with an anti-inflammatory and pain meds. Well, that worked for her for about a week before she began limping once again.

This time, we decided to take her for a second opinion to another reputable vet whom I have heard is very good at diagnosing medical issues and is located just up the road a couple of miles from our other vet. Dr. Mike examined her, took x-rays right then and there and we waited a few minutes while he got them back to go over them with us. He showed us the x-rays and where the problem is localized. It looks as though she has something stuck in her paw pad which is causing an infection. Her paw pad is red and swollen and although the x-rays were not able to show exactly what or how far in the object is, at least we now know what the issue is. For the next three weeks, we are to give her 1 1/2 pills twice a day Clavamox (antibiotic), 1 syringe which was already proportioned out by the vet every other day of Metacam (anti-inflammatory), and 1/2 capsule in her food of Gabapentin (for pain).

As you can see, I have made up a 21-day chart for both Kiki and Tabitha's med dosage schedule ...

And so, the waiting game begins. At this time, I am performing reiki on both cats and we are praying for the best!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Celtic Classic 2015


This weekend is the Annual Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival held in Bethlehem, PA. Since the festival always lands on the very same week as our anniversary, hubby and I always make every effort to attend. Here are a few picks we took from this year's Celtic Classic event.

We really enjoy watching the bagpipe band competition. Both local and out-of-state bands come to compete and their judges hail from Scotland and Ireland ...


There is always plenty of wonderful entertainment, vendors and great food!
We decided to walk around downtown Bethlehem where there are also some cool things happening. Live music, horse and buggy rides, and some awesome shops ...

We stopped into a quaint little mall to grab a bite to eat before heading home for the day ...

Beautiful weather and a very lovely day ... all in all a great way to spend my last free weekend of vacation before heading back to work on Monday!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Our Anniversary & Update

Greetings all and happy Friday! I want to give a huge "Thank You" to everyone for sending their positive thoughts and healing prayers to my MIL and also to our baby girl, Kiki. Mom is back home as of this morning safe and sound. Her hip had gotten dislocated again and that was the reason for her bad fall. They knocked her out with anesthesia in order to put her hip back into place and she is now home re-cooperating. One hurdle down, one to go!

Now for a bit of happier things. Hubby and I had decided to go out for our anniversary dinner last night. In light of my MIL's current situation, we had to postpone the aforementioned dinner which included all of us until she is, of course, feeling better. Hubby gave me my anniversary gifts as well ...

Mermaid light switch cover for the bathroom

And the matching bookmarker that came with it

A very pretty mermaid toilet seat which matches the color of our  bathroom rugs

A very thoughtful and beautiful complementary mermaid light switch cover sent to us from the vendor my hubby purchased the toilet seat from ~ we decided to use in our bedroom.
Tomorrow, we are planning on attending the annual Celtic Classic in Bethlehem, PA. I will post more on that along with some pics from the festival sometime this weekend.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

When it rains, It pours!

Well, let's just say that today was definitely the worst vacation day I have had in a long time. This morning I got up early, dropped Kiki off at the vet for her procedure. They finally called me around 4:30 in the afternoon and said they couldn't find any polyps in her nasal cavities which was what they were checking for in the first place. Instead, Dr. Heather thinks she may have a tumor that might be blocking her right nostril, making it difficult for her to breathe and is also giving her sneezing fits and a runny eye. She suggested we have a biopsy performed to find out if what she has is cancerous. We will find out in about 7 to 10 days what Kiki's results are. In the meantime, (and $800.00 plus later) they sent her back home with us along with three different medications ~ prednisolone (5mg), cerenia (24mg), and doxycycline oral (100mg/mL).

Poor little girl, she was not allowed to eat any food all day and we were told that she can't eat anything until tomorrow morning because the anesthesia would probably make her sick in the stomach. She sat by her food bowl all night...

And if that wasn't bad enough news, hubby and I received a phone call from Med Alert tonight telling us that my MIL fell! Hubby immediately ran over to the house to try and find out what was going on. When he arrived, the ambulance was taking her away to the Reading Hospital. He said she was conscience, but had bruised her eye pretty badly. She and my FIL had just stopped over for a little visit this afternoon and were we talking about how we couldn't wait to all go out for a really nice dinner together for our anniversary tomorrow night. Guess not this week for sure. As I always say, "NEVER a dull moment!" We are praying for the best for everyone!

Wordless Wednesday

(Photo Credit: Brett Witycyak)