Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Toesies Tuesday and Update.

Dad puts his slippers in front of the wood burner so they are warm to put on. I like to put my toesies in them to keep warm.

I have been back to the vet and he scanned my liver. He said there were no lumps or bumps visible and I didn't have cirrhosis so he didn't steal more of my blood after all, so that is good news.
The muscle wastage is still a mystery especially as I am still jumping up and down without any problems. I have had an anabolic steroid injection to try and get my muscles to build back up. That lasts for up to a month. Mum has to ring him in three weeks with a progress report.
I have some tablets which #1 of The Poupounette very kindly sent to me to encourage my appetite.I am taking 1/4 daily with the approval of our vet.
Mum and dad weighed me tonight and I have put on 0.8lbs in 25 days so that is encouraging.
When I had my scan, the vet put smelly stuff on my side, and when I got home Flynn hissed at me and said I didn't smell right. He is friends with me again now though.

49 comments:

Simba said...

Eric, though we are sure you and your humans would like an answer, we are happy to hear there were no baddies in and around your liver. You know humans have muscle mass decline when they (the men) are low on testosterone, or just as they age, so maybe the steroids will help you out a bit. Audrey is very skinny from the waist backwards now too. Mom cannot tell what is going on with me under my floor but I am thin. I am a picky eater.
Mom did read that hyperthyroidism doesn't always show up on the tests, so just keep that in mind.

Brian said...

Well we will sure take that kind of good news Eric! Keep eating my friend, tis most impawtant!

William said...

Eric, that looks like the best place for your footies to keep warm. How thoughtful of your dad to leave them out for you!

Great news, too. Keep up the improvement!

Mr Puddy said...
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Mr Puddy said...

Eric, so far so good : )
I'm so happy nothing serious and you eat well.
Paws crossed for forever healthy !
And your muscle wastage, I'm sure your pawrents will keep an eye on you.
Have a nice day
xox

michico*Adan said...

I am so glad your report is good,
keep eating healthy my very good friend~!!

Derby, Ducky said...

We are glad the scan didn't show anything nasty, that you gained some weight too. We continue to purr that things get better.

Sweet Purrfections said...

So happy to hear there are no problems with your liver. We hope you start putting back on some weight very soon.

Oui Oui said...

Eric, we are glad your news is encouraging & we hope you continue to do well and put on weight. We are purring for you, big guy! Its funny how kitties hiss when one of the others doesn't smell right. When Julie came home from the beauty salon, Oui Oui had to give her a couple smacks to help her with that problem.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad that everything is going well Eric. We hope you continue to get better! Purrs.

theverybestcats.blogspot.com said...

Eric, we here at the Very Best Cats are glad to hear you are showing signs of getting better. Keep eating some good food and your meds and build up your strength. We love you and want you to feel better and better. Sending our healing thoughts your way.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Eric, you is doing good! You gained almost a pound already. (The Human says that's no big deal--she can gain a pound in 25 MINUTES). We hope you gets a clean bill of health soon, Buddy! Sorry you got icky stuff smeared on you. On the upside: no bloods stolen!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am glad you are doing better, Eric, although having a mystery illness must be very frustrating! That is good news about your liver, though.

Debra Taylor said...

So glad Flynn is friends again! I'm sorry to learn you are having some health concerns.

Keep getting better!

And that's so cute about the paws in the slippers!


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Punapippuri said...

We are glad of this news, even though there is still a mystery. Just keep on eating and building up your muscle strength. Paws continue to be crossed for you.

Terri said...

We are glad the vet didn't steal more of your blood--the vampire! Nice to hear that you have gained some weight from your better appetite.

Pee ess: Jenna wants to know why your beds aren't in front of the wood burner?

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Those sounds like pretty good results, Eric, and we're glad you had no more blood stolen. We're crossing our paws tat you will continue to eat and rebuild those muscles..

Purrs,
The Chans

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Warm toesies!

Yay for the weight gain, and that they didnt steal any more blood! I can imagine how frustrating it is to not know what's going on. At least you can still jump! That's awesome!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased you have put on a little weight - maybe that injection will make you have muscles that all the lady cats will want to come over and see for themselves. Thank goodness your vet didn't steal any more blood.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Tillie and Georgia said...

Eric, we are very happy there seems to be nothing bad in your liver :)
We purr you stay well and keep putting a bit of weight back on too.
Now, warm those toesies :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

Barb and TheDailyGs said...

Well, that sounds promising! Hooray for gaining nearly a pound! And no blood stealing.

Have a lovely day, lads!

Everycat said...

Ooh Eric you put on some weight, nice one! Keep on eating, keep on climbing trees and definitely keep those paws in those nice warm slippers!

Gerry & Mungo

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so glad to hear you're doing better and gaining weight. Keep on eating the good stuff and building yourself back up. A steroid ought to make you big and strong -- and encourage your appetite, too.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Eric we think that that is great news! We are also thrilled that you are gaining weight! Keep it up pal! Also, we are happy that you and Flynn are friends again!
Love, cody and "mom"

The Island Cats said...

What a great way to warm your toesies, Eric! And we're so glad to hear you have put some weight back on...and the liver tests came back good. You keep eating!

Marg said...

That is such good news that they didn't find anything bad. Glad you got that steroid shot Eric. That will give you an appetite too. So get busy eating Eric. Take care.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're glad there's no problem with your liver, too, Eric, and that you've gained a bit of weight back.

How old are you? We can't remember. Too young, presumably, for it to be natural muscle wastage due to aging.

Continued purrs!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so happy to hear that you've gained some weight and that your liver scan was good! We hope the new meds help you.

The Florida Furkids

Laila and Minchie said...

How nice of your dad to keep his slipper in front of the fireplace so you can keep your toesies nice and toasty!

Keeping our toesies crossed that you continue to eat your noms, Eric.

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Madi and Mom said...

Hi Eric....jumping for joy in NC!!
Very good news about your liver.
Crazy Flynn had a hissy fit cause your smell was off.
Hugs all around
Madi your BFFF

Kari said...

Hurrah! Your liver looks ok! And you're eating! And gaining weight! Great news all the way around! You look marvelous , absolutely beyond handsome! You remain in our prayers, precious love. God bless you.
We love you lots! Smooches for Flynnie. We didn't forget you, dear.

colehauscats said...

We'll look at that as good news, Eric! Purrs and head bonks to you on eating!

Bellen said...

We like to read about you gaining weight, Eric. Keep eating! One of my little ones is losing weight but she has hyperthyroidism, and that makes her hungry much of the time, which isn't one your symptoms. I hope your people find out what's wrong with you soon. In the meantime, keep scarfing as much food as possible.

CATachresis said...

Eric you keep eating young man! Tis good news so far! :)

Jacqueline said...

We are so relieved they did not find anything serious, sweet boy...Keep eating, Eric=we love you so much!!...We're glad you and Flynn are getting along again=vet smells are awful!!...Happy Tuesday, handsome friends...xoox...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Ginger Jasper said...

Its such good news that your liver is ok. I know that your mum and dad are worried that the wastage is not explained and I hope the injection helps with that. The tablets helped me and I hope they do the same for you.. I am purring my loudest.. Hugs GJ xx

Carolyn Kristof said...

So happy to hear your update! We've been thinking about you and purrin' that things stay on the right track!
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

CCL Wendy said...

I think those are YOUR slipPURRS now, Eric! I'll bet Dad likes to keep his toesies warm, too, but you beat him to the punch.

So glad to hear that there are no serious problems. It sounds like you'll be fine as long as you can keep your weight up.

I think it is fairly common for kitties of a certain age to have digestive problems. Domino's trouble was 'lack of stomach motility'. In other words the food would just sit in her tummy and not move along. She ended up throwing it up instead. She lost lots of weight and muscle tissue as a result.

However, with her high protein wet food diet, she is gaining nicely again.

We wish you the same, sweetie.

Kjelle Bus said...

YAY for warm slippers and moore YAYYY for that the vet-check went well !!

Cat Street Boyz said...

Eric, Setzer has hyperthyroidism, he has to take meds everyday. He still played before we knew he had it but he was loosing some weight and his fur was thinning. He started throwing up now and then, one morning he threw up 3 times so he was off to the Vets where they found out he had a hyper thyroid. We kitties can hide how bad we feel pretty good...Setzer had to go into a chamber that night, the vet called and said he may not make it but by morning he had a turn around.
We are so glad your tests so far are looking good Eric, we are all sending continued purrz and prayers that you eat more and feel 100% healthy soon=^Y^=

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are glad your liver is well. That smelly stuff really stinks. Did Mom wash it off for you?

Shaggy and Scout said...

We think it is good news that the vet is so far finding nothing unusual is wrong. We do the hissy thing when ever one of us retruns from the vet too. Glad you made up.

ABBY said...

Yay for you Eric.
WE take all of that as very good news. And we were glad to hear about the wgt gain. WE hope that you return to your full healthy self very soon. WE still remember you in our purrs.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Strange smells are scary! We are glad its all OK now.

Janet Blue said...

Wow, such wonderful news, Eric. Prayers for continued improvement. We love you. Purrs and hugs, the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

The Cat From Hell said...

That is good news Eric!!! Me is so furry happy!Me is doing the Happy Dance!!!!
Me hisses at Kozmo when he comes home from the vet too!
Kisses
Nellie

Clooney said...

Yay for the good news from the vet, we are so happy! We will keep up the purrs for your appetite Eric.

Katie Isabella said...

Eric! I am SO SO SO extra glad you are gaining weight and that you hace something to help with your muscle wastage. THANK Cod there is nothing wrong with your liver. xxxoooxxxxxxxxxx