Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tummy, Tail, Toesies and an Update on Tuesday.

We are getting lots of storm force wind, so I have decided the best place to be is on the bed.

There is a nice sun puddle here for me to enjoy.

It gives me chance to show off my tummy, tail and toesies again.

I have to make the most of the sun before the rain comes back.

Here's a bonus for you of my pink paw pads.

UPDATE:
Mum hasn't given an update lately as every time things start well, then it goes wrong again. We have been afraid of jinxing things but lots of you have been asking how I am doing.
I was doing all right on the transdermal gel but after a few days I started to go downhill again getting lethargic and sick.
Mum had ordered holistic Thyroid Gold Support  for me. The first day I ate my food with the drops on it. The second day I wouldn't touch it, so she mixed them with water and gave in a syringe. I was sick afterwards. The same thing happened on the third day and I was violently sick and I had stopped eating again.
It seems that even though it is a natural product that I can't take that either.

I went back to see my vet last Monday and even though I was eating very little, I had put a very small amount of weight on. He checked my heart and said it sounded good. That is the problem with not being on thyroid medication, it can put a strain on my heart and lead to heart failure. Kidney failure can also result from untreated hyperthyroidism. I am being monitored for both but didn't have to get my blood stolen this time.
My mum caught a pee sample from me and that is showing blood again and also high white blood cell count.
My vet wanted to put me on antibiotics but knows how mum feels about them after taking the others in the beginning, and also the convenia injection which she is sure is what made me so very ill.
He suggested to her that I go on oxytetracycline tablets and watch carefully for any adverse effects. I have been on them for 8 days now and my poops are getting better. They do give me wind when I get in the litter box though, so everyone knows what I am doing.
I am also on a low dose of prednisolone to help any inflammation in my gut, and he said sometimes they can also put weight on and make me want to eat which would be good in my case.
Mum weighed me again at the weekend and I had put a little bit more weight on and am now exactly 11 pounds. I had gone down to under 10 pounds when I was at my worst around Christmas.
I always used to be a fit 15 - 16 pounds and we know I will never get back to that, but any weight increase is good.
I am much livelier too and go for short walks when the weather is good. I do tire easily, but maybe one day I will be able to go on longer walks around the fields again. I have my paws crossed that I continue to feel better and am asking you to keep your paws crossed for me too.

71 comments:

  1. Oh! Flynn!x Bit of a sad read...But it sounds as if
    things are getting better...slowly!x
    But! Hey! Weather will get better soon to. Then you'll
    enjoy a longer walk.
    In the meantime...Your tummy looks lovely, and that
    beautiful pink paw pads are the bees knees..HeHe! if
    bees had knees!
    Bless! Take care now! Love ya!x

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  2. Those are really lovely photos of you, Flynn!

    Thank you for the update. Getting things into balance has been a long, hard road, hasn't it? But it sounds like you are feeling fairly happy in yourself at the moment and that really is all that matters. Please continue to eat well and enjoy every moment. We will of course continue to cross paws and hooves for you.

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  3. What a wonderful place in that sun puddle to take a nap Flynn. We're sorry you have been feeling sickly again which is awful for you. We are sending you lots of purrs and hope you will start to feel better.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. Of course we'll keep our paws crossed fur you. We don't want you to ever feel sick!

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  5. Flynn, I am crossing my paws, my eyes and anything else I can for you to continue getting better! I'm glad this latest course of meds seems to be working better for you, and I REALLY hope it continues.

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  6. We love your sunpuddling pictures. We have storm since last night too. Hope the weather will change soon. You're in our purrayers every day, dear Flynn. Healing Pawkisses <3

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  7. So we can be cautiously optimistic, buddy! :) Keeping everything crossed still for you and sending purrs that you are now on an even keel! As for the weather! Pretty awful here too. Keeping hunkered down, though I did catch a large vole for mum this morning, but she wasn't as appreciative as I would have thought! xx

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  8. Pawsome to see ypu enjoy sunny . Flynn, you will get better !
    with lots of love from your pawrents, from lots of friend, from my mom, from me !
    still purring & paws crossed for you
    keep it up , buddy
    xoxo



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  9. Love the toes tummy and tail! So cute!
    Glad it sounds like you're doing ok, but we're praying and purring for you just the same!

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  10. Thanks for the update. it sounds like the meds are worse than the thyroid problem. We hope things continue to go well and that you get stronger every day.

    We love you!

    The Florida Furkids

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  11. We appreciate the update and are sorry that even the natural meds don't work for your system. You know, if the Pred works, that's great. I fussed about it for Nicki--he was on it for 8 - 9 months with the asthma before we went to the inhaled Flovent--but really, if Nicki were a senior cat, I'd have stuck with the Pred and not worried so much about it. I know cats can tolerate it fairly well, though also know the possible side effects and complications. Still, you have to weigh the benefits in this instance, so yes, paws and fingers crossed, lots of purrs and universal Light.

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  12. BTW, our human was very distracted by that lovely comforter or bedspread! Love the colours!

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  13. Flynn you look ever so comfy up on your Mum's bed in that sun puddle....and I can tell you've gained a bit of weight back which is good. It sounds like your current treatment plan is working for you without any ill effects and that's just grand. The other thing is that my Mom and I are so impressed that your vet is sincerely trying his bet to make you feel better and keep a close eye on you along with your Mum and Dad. It makes us feel good knowing we're being looked after with love doesn't it Flynn.....believe me, I know that feeling too! I'm sending you POTP and hugs.......here's to the future my friend!

    Love, Sammy

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  14. Oh Flynn, we sure hate to hear this BUT the predisolone sometimes does work .We had a kitty on that that had thyroid and it helped her a lot. We sure send tons and tons of purrs and prayers to you. Flynn, you have such a good team, with your Mom and Dad and that good vet helping you. We all have our paws crossed for you too.

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  15. We continue to purr for you, Flynn, and hope the medicines help you. Thanks for sharing your toesies, tummy and tail with all of us today.

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  16. Good on you Flynn, just take a day at a time and enjoy those sunbeams.

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  17. Sweet Flynn, you look so relaxed napping on your parents' bed. We hope they get some extra naps, too, while their little patient is resting his toesies, tummy and tail. Mme. Mephi Wu is much older than you, and now she prefers to drink bottled spring water and eat from a buffet of little paper plates -- sometimes she likes this, the next day she prefers something else. We just keep nibbling along, one tablespoon at a time.

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  18. The weather may not be good, but at least you are doing good! Thanks to your mum and dad for taking such wonderful care of you!

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  19. Keep it up! You're doing great! And enjoy lounging in the sun puddles.
    --Jasper

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  20. You've gone through a lot Flynn. We're happy that you're on the up swing...shhhhh, don't jinx it. Prayers, purrs and loves to you and your humans....
    ~MamaLisa

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  21. We are very glad to hear your good news Flynn! The Woman dreamed about you the other night and has been thinking about you. We will continue to purr that you keep getting better!

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  22. I am glad you are gaining some weight and feeling a little better- knock on wood 3 times ( I am superstitious). I pray for you every day- that probably sounds odd being that I am superstitious, but I do believe in the power of prayer.

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  23. Grace & Co and their secretary (me!) are praying and purrrrrrrring and crossing paws and sending {{{{hugs}}}} that you keep on improving, Flynn. Eleven pounds, yes? You're very close to Ruse's size! Hooray!!

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  24. Dearest Flynn--we sends you all our luvs an' headbutts! We is cautiously encouraged for you, an' hopes to read about you gallivantin' inna fields soon! XXXXXOOOOO

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  25. We've sure been thinking about you Flynn and thanks for updating us. We know all too well about that jinxing thing so we understand. Keep doing good my friends, the purrs, prayers and love are headed your way.

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  26. Flynn, we're thankful for the small positive steps toward healing. We know it's a long road to recovery, but we are purring for you. That sunshine puddle looks like the ideal place to rake a nap.

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  27. We are sorry to hear the natural supplement made you so sick. We are glad, though, that you are feeling better and that you are gaining some weight. We love you lots, Flynn!

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  28. What wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing. We are sad that the update isn't all wonderful news, but we hope and purray you continue to improve, and that the vet finds the right treatments for you very soon.

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  29. Of course, we have our paws crossed for you, sweetie. It's a shame you are having so much trouble with medications. We hope your vet will find that special combination so you can look for mousies again!

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  30. well I'm going to go with the update as good news,any improvement is good news,I have a feeling the convenia is what made me sick too,strange huh?,still keeping all my paws crossed for you my friend,xx Speedy

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  31. I am so sorry you are having a hard time tolerating the medication.. purrs of healing and comfort and thoughts of endless sunpuddles for you to lounge in at your leisure..

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  32. It's so pawesome your humans are trying this and that. It's just such a delicate balance to find what works the best for YOU - but they're gonna get there, we just know it!

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  33. So glad to read you are doing better! We will keep you in our purrs and look forward to linger outings with you when you're up to it.
    Xoxo
    Ms Stella O Houligan

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  34. Flynn, Dearest Love! Yous looks absolutely smashing in the the sun puddle. Mes hopes yous don't minds if me joins yous. And the bestest thing is -- yous feeling better! Even a little better is better than no better at all!
    Loves yous Muchly
    Kisses and Snuggles
    Nellie

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  35. Oh yes! We have all of our paws crossed here at Forty Paws! We hope that you keep doing well, and that you have no heart or kidney issues at all from your thyroid! Many hugs and purrs and purrayers to you!

    Luf, All of us at Forty Paws, and Maw

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  36. A mixed update but got better as you are feeling a lot better and have put on a little weight which is good. I have everything crossed here and have you in my prayers and thoughts. Come on my sweet little friend you can do it. Huge hugs and much love xx

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  37. Flynn, we think about you often, even though we don't visit blogs much these days. We are sending you huge rumbly get well purrs and love. Please get well and strong again buddy. xxx

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  38. Hi Flynn 😻 so glad you are feeling better and eating. The important thing is for you to feel good. Of course I am crossing my paws that you continue to get better. We have been worried for you, you are such a special guy. Take it easy, eat lots and keep feeling better. We love you❤️

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  39. Sure looks like you are having a nice nap.
    We hope you will patrol the fields soon.
    You are in our purrs and prayers, Flynn!

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  40. dood...

    curtin polez timez 784

    N we hope de windz haz calmed sum, how iz ya spozed ta due any mousin....less yur mum drives ewe round in de car til ya spot one....ore better yet, her & dad can go out mouzin & bring de mize TWO ewe !!!

    that werkz !! ♥♥♥

    curtin polez times 784 ♥♥♥ with de blessings oh st francis two ~~

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  41. Flynn, we are glad to hear that you are gaining some weight! It can be a challenge at times to gain and find the right medicine combinations. Your mom is taking great care of you!

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  42. Your mom and dad are sure persistent. They want the best for you. It's hard on all of you that you've been having such a hard time with medications. We hope you continue to eat.

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  43. That's a handsome tummy, Flynn! We are keeping our paws crossed for you and sending lots of purrs and purrayers. Hang in there, sweet furriend!

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  44. Flynn darlin' you for sure have my purrs and kisses and mom sends lots of hugs to your mom and dad... we know they worry when you don't feel well...lots of love all around
    madi and cecilia

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  45. I want to share the sunpuddle with you. I also want to take long walks in the fields with you when you are feeling better. xoxox

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  46. oh dears... lots of prayers and purring for you Flynn... we loves the tummy toes and tails photos too... Purrz from the Katie Katz

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  47. I'm purrin' for you, Flynn. Purrin' and purrin' and PURRIN'!

    I hope to one day be able to say that I'm eleven pounds again. You're doin' great to be up to that! Purrin' that you keep on gainin' and feelin' better, each and every day.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  48. That's a handsome tummy, Flynn!
    Keep sending lots of (((purrs))) your way

    XOXO

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  49. Dat sure looks like a good nap spot!

    Sendin ya purrs.

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  50. Flynn, you look so comfy on the bed in the sun :)
    We know that being ill is not fun, but any weight gain is a good thing. We purr you eat more and feel well for a good while!
    We will always have purrs for you.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  51. We so wish you could find a course that would be easier for you. But you're looking pretty happy and comfy there in the sunpuddle.

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  52. Flynn, I am so happy that you are feeling a bit better! And you sure did find a terrific sunspot on your Mum's bed! What a surprise - I am in a sunspot on my Mom's bed today too!

    It is a good ginger tabby sunspot day!

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

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  53. Our Mum is swooning but we're sending our purrs that you keep feeling well buddy!

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  54. Flynn, you are always in our thoughts, purrs and prayers. We are glad that you are doing better. We know how much you'd like to get out and chase the mousies. You are so absolutely adorable in these photos. Kisses from our mommy for your tummy, toes and tail! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  55. We love these pictures of you enjoying some indoor sun, Flynn! And we are going to keep on purring and praying for you, okay? We love you lots.

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  56. Flynn, you have 12 + 1 HUGE purrs coming your way from alla us. The Baby has been on pred since July and it's made a world of difference for her--hungry, fat and sassy again. Hopefully you will do OK without the thyroid meds...and get back to exploring the fields again soon! Warmer weather is coming, you know.

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  57. Wow, that sounds like you are making a little bit of progress. Still sending purrs.

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  58. Oh Flynn! I am on prednisolone too (my allergy flare-up came back) and the good thing is it DOES make you more hungry! It does for me! Praying that things stay good with you! Love, Cody and Mom

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  59. Oh sweet Flynn, thank you for the update. We're so sorry this has been so rough on you. We sure hope this latest treatment will prove successful. That's very good news that you've put even a little weight on. That the right direction!

    Sending you our purrs and love.
    xoxo

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  60. Hello sweetheart. We thank you for your update as we've been shy about asking. You know you are always in our prayers and our love is always with you.
    Sometimes we kitties need to find an antibiotic we can tolerate. Unfortunately, it's a trial an error process. Hopefully this one will work for you. One of us is on prednisolone too and one of the good ( as far as we're concerned) side effects is weight gain. There is a prescription diet made by Hills for kitties with thyroid issues called Hills y/d. If your mum reads up on it and is comfortable with it, maybe she could ask the vet if it would be appropriate for you since you can't take the meds.
    We wish there was something we could do to tho help you feel better, dear one. You hold a very special place in our hearts. All of our love always.

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  61. It must be very frustrating not to be able to find something that helps your condition without making you sick. I'm surprised the gel didn't work. But one day at a time, eh? Keep putting on weight and eating - and pooping regularly, even if you are a bit windy doing it. Right now, go for substance, not style!

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  62. Like John said it's must be terribly frustrating not to find something that will work. We are very sorry. We will continue to purr and pray and we are glad you are doing better right now Flynn.

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  63. Those are such nice pictures of Flynn. I hope he's eating and having a good day today.
    Sending purrs to Flynn and to his family.
    xxoo

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  64. Sorry the Thyroid Gold didn't work but you seem to be doing OK for now. About our post today - We gotcha - April Fool!

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  65. We have our paws crossed for you Flynn and are sending big purrs your way.

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  66. our paws, fingers and toes are all crossed for you sweet Flynn. we love you

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  67. Flynn I wonder if you did you thyroid medicine every other day if it might work? We always think of you and you are in Mom's prayers every night my friend!
    Luvs
    Marty

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  68. Well we all just love your tummy, tail and toesies Flynn buddy!
    Love seeing laying out just like we cat's do and our people wish they could.
    Well that is difficult about the meds. Dad is really against that convenia shot as it has made a lot of our friends very ill. I am glad the pills are working. The steroids should help pep you up too. Rumpy has been on them for over a year with his up and down asthma issue. He is slowly learning to take an inhaler but not there yet.
    Love the Easter look of your bloggie
    Love Purrs and Prayers
    Timmy Dad and Family

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