This is Puddin'. Or sometimes it's Puddin' Pop or just Pudds (however you spell that!).
He looks so big in that photo without a frame of reference. But they are about 5 months old.
Yesterday I took my Sophie girl to the cardiologist for her checkup.
Sophie has been in heart failure for three years. Her prognosis was 6 months - 2 years. The vet called her a miracle kitty last night. It's been just over 9 months since her last visit. That was not necessarily good and was totally my fault. But she is remaining steady and only needed an increase in her potassium supplement. She gets a *lot* of pills every day to keep her alive. It makes traveling very very difficult. It's hard to find someone to pill your cat, much less to do it 3 times a day.
The week continues through this coming Wednesday when I take Eli to the University of Missouri in Columbia MO. He's been off in his neck since I returned from Canada. I had started to address it then I got sick. Since he's completely happy when not being ridden I let him chill while I focused on myself. But come Wednesday morning we will be loading up bright and early to start the trek to Columbia. Our appt is at 10 am and we are told it can take all day or longer. I'm already making a packing list - overnight bag just in case, food, drinks, snacks, phone chargers!
I figure by the end of the day Wednesday I'll be broke. It truly is a crazy vet week. Mr Blue is the only animal I own that isn't seeing the Dr. . . yet. . . .I better not jinx it.
So it's been 7 week since I got sick. . . I saw my doc this week. She said it's infectious and not autoimmune. She is still leaning toward Lyme. I replied that I didn't respond to antibiotics as quickly (if at all) as I should have. She said that was a good point. But then said what else would it be? I replied a virus. She said it lasted long and what virus? Well mono can last months. . . so that was my only response.
My pain level in my joints is almost none. The last two mornings I got up out of bed and stood on my BARE feet. No crocs. I've been wearing crocs in the house at all times, except the shower. It was so nice to be barefoot. Today and yesterday I wore normal shoes (not crocs!) to work. It was kind of weird . . . Wednesday evening I noticed my feet felt a LOT better and it was kind of a night and day difference. Like a switch was flipped.
However I still have vision issues. And now I have some dizzy type issues. I will feel like I'm on a boat. The world kind of tilts back and forth. So I'm not cured for sure. I just hope that these last two things go away. The vision shooters happen more than the dizzy and they are annoying. And of course both issues are worrisome :(
I'm fat. Yes you read that right. I'm gaining weight. Since I got sick and specifically since I was in the ER, I've been eating like crap. I knew it would catch up to me. But it took a while. When I gained 3 lbs I didn't panic. I was unable to exercise. I knew I'd gain some. No big deal. Just get well enough to run. But really I'm just being *bad*. I eat ice cream almost every day. Tuesday was National Ice Cream Cone Day. I got a cone from Sonic. I learned that Sonic was confused about what day to celebrate and they were having half price cones on Wednesday. I went back and got another on Wednesday.
I find some way to eat ice cream almost every day. Yesterday I got one of those M&M cookie sandwiches at the gas station. I have got to buckle down and get this under control. My weight this AM? 185.2 I was around 179 when I went to the ER. I know I was in the 170's when I saw my doc 2 days later. It's time to suck up and get back on the clean eating band wagon.