Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sunday Selfie and Update.


I have been eating a bit better the last couple of days so I thought I would join the Kitties Blue with my selfie this week.

You can see all the other selfies at The Cat on my Head.
Also, mum has scanned all my snail mail Christmas cards for me and you can see them on my Christmas card page. There is also a separate page with my Christmas e-cards on.

I have to go to the vet early on Monday morning for another blood test. This is to see what my T4 reading is now I have been off thyroid meds for two weeks. If it is only slightly raised I may not go back on them. The pills I was taking were Vidalta (Carbimazole). If I have to go back on meds it will be Felimazole which can be given at a lower dose. Those pills can have the same side effects as the Vidalta so mum and dad are hoping my thyroid level is only slightly raised and I can manage without them. If I do have to take them, I will be watched very carefully.
I have been doing black tarry poops which means there is probably digested blood in them. My vet wants to see if they settle down on their own as I have been off the Zantac injections for a few days and haven't even needed an appetite pill for a week. I am very glad to not have the injections twice a day and pills shoved down my throat. I am just having a B12 injection once a week.
Today my poops have turned to dark brown so hopefully that is an improvement.

I have been for a couple of short walks during the week. I haven't been able to go out for the last two days though because it is very windy. Mum says I am so light now that I might blow away like a leaf, and I don't want to do that!

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  1. Flynn, I will purr for a good visit at the Vet's on Monday, and fewer meds rather than more. I am glad you are eating without appetite meds.

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  2. Oh Flynn I love your selfie. I am so glad you are a little better and I hope you have good news at the vets on Monday.
    Rosezeeta

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  3. Oh yes Flynn, let's have a good vet visit and get some more good news. We are so happy, happy, happy that you are eating. Your selfie is terrific!

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  4. Thanks for the selfie and the update, Flynn. You and your folks will be in my thoughts and prayers Monday. It's good that you're eating more. AD is just one of many yummy canned foods to make up your menu -- my kits like the KD, too. Don't forget to ask the vet if you would benefit from drinking spring water.

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  5. We're glad you are eating more. That's a good sign. Of course we continue to purray for you and your family. Pawhugs.

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  6. We loves your orange and white sweetness and are happurry to hear you felt like going for a stroll, too! We hopes the test results, and your appetite, continue to be good!

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  7. Do I see a stink eye? I hope that’s not for me! I’m glad you’re feeling better and purray that you can go without the eds. Sending healing purrz and kisses.

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  8. Flynn, we hope SO MUCH that you have turned the corner towards good health again! Paws crossed for good T4 numbers, and plain brown poop!

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  9. Paws crossed that you don't need the thyroid meds, Flynn! It sounds like you are doing a lot better!

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  10. We'll keep our paws crossed for your vet appt, sweet Flynn.
    It's wonderful to see you on this Sunday Selfie!
    XOXOXO

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  11. Awww you are so lucky having a poop inspector. Hope you feel better soon Flynnie boy.

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  12. Sounds like you are making slow & steady progress which is what we like to see. You take a great selfie Flynn. We will cross our tails & tootsies that your labs on Monday have you taking fewer meds. & that your improved appetite will make your poop a healthy color.as you continue to recover your health. If Mom & Dad are worried that you might blow away in the wind, maybe they could dress you in a little jacket & fill the pockets with a few stones to keep you Earthbound while exploring the fields Flynn.

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  13. A most handsome selfie. We are pleased with your progress report and have paws crossed for the vet visit tomorrow. Go dude!

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  14. Pleased to read your progress report Flynn...x
    And, at least things are going in the right
    direction...Be brave, take your medicine,
    and, with Spring just around the corner, you'll
    be right as reign again...Watch out birdies! :)
    Bless!x

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  15. We love your selfie. We're glad you are eating and that things seem to be improving. It would be great if your blood work shows that you can stay off the meds.

    The Florida Furkids

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  16. Beautiful selfie ! You got pawsome cards, we enjoyed watching them. We hope every thing goes well at the vet ! Purrs

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  17. Flynn, we're glad to read an update! We're sure someone (at least one probably more than one) has mentioned this, but if the meds were causing the inner upset, why can't they be compounded into a transdermal gel and applied into your inner ear tip? That's what our human had done for Annie, who had hyper-t.

    Paws crossed for the vet check and continued purrs and purrayers.

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  18. Flynn that is a beautiful soulful selfie and the girls here all wish you good luck with your meds and hope you feel better much sooner! loves Fozziemum and gang xxx

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  19. We will be purring for your Vet visit to go well on Monday Flynn and by the way we love your selfie today.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  20. Such good news, Eric! Purrs and prayers from us in the frozen tundra of rural Michigan.

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    1. So very sorry I miss Eric, too and I should have called you Flynn! It's very early here in Michigan!

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  21. Hi my good friend! It's great to see you in your selfie! I hope the vet says your T4 is low enough that you won't have to have more meds but maybe the different one won't effect you so badly. I'm happy you're eating and your poop isn't icky.....and I'm hoping you can get some of your weight back. My paws are ALWAYS crossed for you but especially after you were so very very sick these past weeks!! Sending you all my spare energy........and don't you DARE blow away in the wind......

    Hugs, Sammy

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  22. Sending ongoing PURRS. We might not visit your blog often but we do think about you often. Stay well sweet boy. xx

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  23. I am glad you are feeling better and that the poop today was brown instead of black. I hope you won't need the thyroid meds or injections. Good idea to stay inside, we don't want you to blow away. We will keep praying and purring for the good health to continue.

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  24. Flynn wonderful to see you my friend! Glad you are eating more on your own. Hopefully your poos will keep improving on their own. Paws crossed and POTP still going strong here for a good vet visit tomorrow.
    Tons of luvs
    Marty and the Gang

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  25. So glad to read about your poops turning from black to brown :) :) We know that's an important improvement, and you've really come back from a bad situation. Also glad the wind stopped so you can go outside because we know how the smell of fresh air and other animals and mud under the paws and sun on your furs makes you feel like a new cat when you don't feel well.

    Our fur sister Cookie developed hyperthyroid disease when she was 19 and had a huge sensitivity to the medication--we use methimazole over here, which we think is the same as your Felimazole. Our vet always starts kitties on a tiny dose in case of sensitivity, and Cookie had to stay on a tiny dose, which helped her thyroid.

    Now eat up, big boy, put that weight back on!

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  26. Glad to hear you are eating better and hope it goes well at the vet. Purrs, Rhette

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  27. Wonderful selfie, Flynn! We are glad to hear that you are improving. We hope your vet visit tomorrow goes well, and we will continue purring and praying!

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  28. FLYNN YOUR SELFIE MAKES ME WEAK IN THE KNEES. SOOOO HANDSOME. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE UPDATE AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR BLOOD WORK RESULTS.
    HUGS TO YOU ALL
    MADI AND MOM

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  29. Keep on getting better Flynn,you can do it!great selfie,xx SPeedy

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  30. We are so happy to hear this update, Flynn! We think of you everyday and hope that you are doing well.
    Have you tried the prescription thyroid food? It is Hill's y/d. I don't know a lot about it, but it may be an alternative to medication for Flynn.
    ::hugs:: and purrs <3

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  31. We are sending lots of hugs and purrs your way! We are hoping the vet will find the magic formula of medication for you :-)

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  32. We love your selfie Flynn, very handsome :)
    We are also happy that you are off a lot of your meds.
    We will purr for good news tomorrow!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  33. Lots of purrs coming your way!
    -Ali Cat

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  34. Flynn we were so happy to see you felt like doing a Selfie today. Your handsome face is a welcome sight! We are so glad you are doing so so well. We are just so glad you are feeling better, you've been through a lot but we believe you are going to be back to old self in no time! ((hugs))

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  35. You still look fine, dear Flynn. We purraying and sending Extra Healing Pawkisses and the first thing I'm going to do tomorrow, is to cross my paws <3 <3 <3

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  36. Sweet Flynn we are praying for a good report from the vet tomorrow. We are glad your mum is keeping you in on those windy days, we would not want you to blow away either. We hope you will keep eating and gaining back your weight and that is what we are praying for too. Hugs and nose kisses sweet boy! Lots of purrs and prayers, hugs and nose kisses

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  37. Oh Flynn! Yous looks like James Bond with that self assured look. Mes glad yous feeling better! And mes hope your T4 levels stay in the right place. Taking pills and getting shots is NOT fun.
    Keeps eating!
    Kisses and snuggles
    Your Nellie Bellie

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  38. I purr for you every day, buddy and I hope your thyroid levels are so you don't have to take horrible stuff anymore! You're looking great in your selfie!:) xx

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  39. We are glad that you are eating better and we are purring that you pass your thyroid test and don't have to take any more meds.

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  40. We're so glad you've been eating better, Flynn. And we will cross all paws and hooves that your vet visit tomorrow will yield good results.

    Purrs,
    The Chans (plus Tommy and the Vs)

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  41. Hi Flynn,So good to see you! Hope you keep getting better and don't have to go back to those thyroid pills. They made our cat really sick too.

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  42. Keep eating Flynn, hope the tests come out OK.

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  43. Oh Flynn, we are so glad you are doing a little better. We will keep all our paws crossed that your thyroid levels haven't gone up. So glad that the poop is improving some. And that you are eating without the appetite pills. Keep up the good work Flynn.

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  44. Glad you are feeling a little better, Flynn! - Jaq

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  45. It is so good to see your little face on this Sunday! Thank you!

    We are praying for you to continue to eat better and better and that the poops continue to lighten in color. We are so hopeful that you T4 isn't up very much and you can do without meds., dear boy.

    I am making chicken bone broth today and wish I could share a bowl of it with you. : )

    I send you much love and hope for more better days to come.
    Lily

    P. S. I wish I could send you a photo of our late Oranges as he looked enough like you and Eric to be your brother, too. You orange and white cats are so precious. Bless you.

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  46. Continued purrs coming your way. So good to see you feeling good enough to take a selfie, sweetie!

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  47. Beautiful selfie Flynn. Sending extra prayers,purrs,and hugs.
    Sue B
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby,Hope

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  48. Flynn we are so glad that you are eating better and that your poops are better! We are hoping your tests turn out well. I have that same look on my face cause I have to go back to the vet later in the week for my overdue blood tests ! Ugh! Love, Cody

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  49. You are doing well Flynn. I really like your selfie...you should pose for treats my friend...never mind you, I should too. Keep up the eating and good poo's...yuck....don't want to talk about that...walking is good too.

    (((Shoko)))

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  50. Sweet Flynn, I hope and pray you have a good vet visit with good news. It's so good to see your sweet face.

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  51. So g;ad yous feelin' a bit better and awe eatin' too. Sis Lexi wusn't eatin' fur a while eever, so weez know da worry dat can be. Weez just glad yous boff wealized dat noms awe good again and yous be havin' sum. Weez'll be purrayin' dat yous VET visit goes well and dat all weadins be good and where they need to be fur yous to be da healffiest yous can be.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  52. We really enjoyed seeing all your Christmas cards. We hope we can convince Mom to do something like that for us. We are glad you were able to get outside some, and we continue to purr and pray for you. Thanks so much for joining and supporting our blog hop. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  53. Flynn Ol Buddy -
    so glad to hear you are feeling better. Hope you keep getting better every day.

    Purrs,
    Genghis Khat

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  54. Flynn, keep up a great work !
    And dude, me did dark brown sometime so I go for pawsitive !
    I think you are safe & sound but to be sure. I send my purrs & paw crossed for you , buddy !

    Lot of love
    xox

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  55. Flynn, we are happy to hear you are eating on your own. Hopefully the "number twos" will look better soon. We are sending you kisses and love.We hope the vet visit goes well too!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  56. Flynn, that is such good news that you are eating on your own! Keep up the good appetite, buddy. :)

    We're purring and praying for good test results. Hugs to you, Mum and Dad!

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  57. Great news! We are so happy that you are doing better!

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  58. We liked seeing your Christmas cards. Flynn, we are so happy you have been feeling better and eating, keep up the good work, we are purring hard for you, buddy.

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  59. We are glad you are feeling better, Flynn. We have been sending you healing purrs and light.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  60. Super happy to hear that you're doin' better, my pal. Purrin' and purrin' AND PURRIN' that your doctor will have good news 'bout your improvements.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  61. It's all right if the improvements are small, Flynn; bit by bit is fine. Just keep it moving in the right direction.

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  62. dood...best best best fishes two ewe two day tho yur proba blee home now N chillaxin, hope ewe dinna give mum two much trubull with de... sampullz.... departmint....keep up de GRATE werk in eatin...shoot for 5 tinz by next week, say...de 22nd !! ♥♥♥ az all ways, de blessings oh st francis ~~~~~~

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  63. Dearest Flynn. I have sent and still am the strongest purrs and dearest loves and so many kitty kissies all the way through the tunnel straight to you. I am and will till you are better. Love you sweet boy. <3

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  64. Much love and strong purrs to you dear boy. Yes to less meds, healthy poops and invigorating walks.

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  65. Her's to good dark brown poops and not tarry ones! Keep up the good health dood, your humans need you!

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  66. Flynn, we hope your results are positive and hope you can come off the tablets. Too right about going in the wind, I reckon Mum won't want a kitty kite will she ;-)

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  67. I'm late leaving a comment, I just dropped by your Eric page, his memorial. How lovely it is, and how you must miss him. Flynn c'mon now we need your ginger face, and your ginger spirit here RIGHT NOW!

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  68. We don't know where our comment went! You look absolutely marvelous, sweetheart! We've been praying our hardest for you and are thankful to know you are starting to feel better. Pills are such odd things. They can make us feel better or make us very sick. The Felimazole's smaller mg.dose may help to keep your dosing more exact. You are a part of our family and we love you so much. Wishing we could hold in our arms......

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  69. I'm still making the rounds and catching up from Saturday! Hope your vet visit went well yesterday!

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