Sunday, November 22, 2015

Sunday Selfies.

The weather has been horrible lately so I am not going outdoors very much. Instead I am spending most of my time either on the bed or by the fire.
I set the timer and I have one eye on it to make sure it works properly, and then I can take my easy.

I am joining the Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head for the Sunday Selfies. Click on the link to see others who are taking part.

I put an update on my post on Wednesday about my vet visit, but several people have asked how I got on. If you didn't see it, I have repeated it below.

Update   (from Wednesday)
My vet said I was looking good when he saw me this morning. He listened to my heart and was pleased with it. Mum told him she was worried last week that I was peeing a lot and gave him the sample she got from me.
The bad news is that the blood in urine reading is once again very high, so I am back on the Oxycare pills for 2 weeks to clear it up again. That is the downside of being on prednisalone. The dose is very low, 1mg twice a day which is not high enough that it could suppress my immune system, but it can still make me more susceptible to infections. We have to weigh the pros against the cons though, and the pred is the only medication I have been able to tolerate which is keeping my T4 numbers from going through the roof. Even the natural products I have tried made me ill again, so if I want a good quality of life I have to keep with the Pred.
Because of the infection, my vet said he wouldn't steal my blood today so that means I got starved for nothing! Mum will test my urine herself at the end of my course of tablets, and if the blood is gone I will go for my blood test then. I hope that doesn't mean I get starved again. Thanks everyone for your continued purrs for me.

55 comments:

The Florida Furkids said...

You're getting really good at using the timer!! We're still purring for you.

The Florida Furkids

Maxwell Faraday Richman said...

Dood we're really glad the V-E-T said you're looking good! And pooh on pill taking but if it makes you better, then it's worth it.

Just Ducky said...

Nice selfie. Sorry you starved for no good reason.

Summer said...

That timer is SUCH a life saver! It sounds like you've got a decent balance with your meds for now - sending more purrs your way to keep up a good quality of life!

Brian said...

We thing you look mighty good Flynn and we are always sending purrs to you.

Katnip Lounge said...

Your bed looks so cozy and DEEP, Flynn! Our The Baby takes pred every day also...it was that or a life of much diminished quality and Mommy opted for (possibly) less time together but fat and sassy; which she is once again. We hope your pee is better soonest!

Cathy Keisha said...

You are one smart and resourceful mancat … and handsome too.

Jean Neilson said...

It's been cold as day old food sitting in the fridge....*shivers*. The wind is enough to blow any loose furs to Borneo.. This is just November....I'll be scared to go near the door by February...shhheeesh!

I didn't know you were on a prednisone type of medication. Kali was on pred when she had a whole load of problems with her tummy. Mom goes on prednisone every once and awhile for her RA.......just when it flares. She has to watch for infections all the time. She is on other meds which effect her immune system. So we know what a hassle it is but otherwise you sound tip top my friend.

(((Shoko)))

www.canadiancats.wordpress.com

The Island Cats said...

It looks like you could barely keep that one eye open, Flynn. We're sorry you have blood in your pee again, but we hope the pills help.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

We are purring hard fur you, Flynn!

When the Cat is Away said...

Why doesn't our house have a fireplace???

We already read your update on your last post, and we're still thinking of you. :(

WILLIE........! =^..^= said...

Your 'eye' is looking good Flynn!x And so is the rest
of you...And..yes, best stay indoors this weather......
Brrrrrrrrrrrr!

And better news all round to....Bless!x
And, l'm sure you can make up for your starvation
break!
Take Care Now!x

Lone Star Cats said...

Sendin purrs!

Peaches and Paprika said...

What is this, snoozing on the job, Flynn??! No seriously we always support Sunday naps. Happy snoozings.

angelswhisper2011 said...

We purray for you, my furriend. Your selfie looks great. Good you were able to make a Selfie. We love to see your nose :D Healing Pawkisses for a glorious day :) <3

onespoiledcat said...

Hello my Ginger Buddy.....you really look VERY comfy in the bed all snuggled down keeping warm. I am sorry you have another UTI and I do hope after your meds you'll be feeling better so you can get your T4 tested. I had to begin taking another half pill in the evening as my T4 was too high. The first two days I was VERY sick.....Mom thought it was the meds but yesterday I was FINE and today so far I'm FINE so just a tummy bug maybe?!?! Hang in there with me my friend - this journey with thyroid is NOT FUN but we must be brave for our Moms and Dads!!!!!

Love, Sammy

Marg said...

Oh Fynn, you do look so so comfy on that bed. We are sorry that your urine has blood in it again. We sure hope that medicine works for you Have a great Sunday.

Katie Isabella said...

Flynn, I am in your corner and purr for you ALL of the time. And Mom loves you. xxoo

katsrus said...

Love your selfie. Sending purrs and hugs.
Sue B

Marty the Manx said...

Great sleepy selfy Flynn. Ramping up the POTP for ya my friend.
Luvs
Marty

Caren Gittleman said...

Being starved for no good reason? Ugh!! I feel for ya pal!! Sending purrs and prayers that you continue to do well on Pred and that those infections leave you alone! xoxo
catchatwithcarenandcody

Madi and Mom said...

Hello handsome Flynn my friend...
Mol mol a sib for madi...mom says I'm too old (13.5) and crotchety for a sib. I say I'm just a diva who likes her space. MOL
Hugs madi your bfff

meowmeowmans said...

That's a real nice sleepy selfie, Flynn. Sorry you got starved for no reason! We hope those pills do the trick, and you're okay soon.

HUGS!

Quill and Greyson said...

Hoping the meds and the good rest get you feeling better buddy.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I pray for you every day Flynn. I think your selfie is adorable, I wish I could cuddle up next to you.

Mickey's Musings said...

That is a very blissful selfie Flynn.
Have a great snoozy Sunday :)
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

Austin Towers said...

Flynn, you are the most relaxed selfie taker I know!! Sending megapurrs for you buddy. We've got your back ❤️

Sxanuxa Kitsinaka said...

Flynn! What a excellent Selfie! Mes sees there is room for mes to cuddle up beside yous! We has had rotten weather too, but since me does not goes outside, mes just has to listen to Mommy complain about it.
Loves yous lots and sending many kisses
Your Nellie Bellie (at Mommy's Blog)

Kitties Blue said...

Flynn, we love your snoozy selfie while keeping one eye on the camera! We are so sorry that your health issues continue to plague you. You are always in our purrs and prayers and will remain there! Sending lots of love. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

The Menagerie Mom said...

You're looking good, Flynn! Thank you for posting that update here. We're glad to hear that you're doing well, other than that rotten blood in your urine again. Purrs and prayers!

The Swiss Cats said...

You can stay by the fireplace ? That sounds so warm and comfy ! Nice sleepy selfie ! Purrs

Bernadette said...

Flynn you look about as comfy as a kitty can be. Hope you're feeling as well as you look and you continue to do well.

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, what a sweet selfie! Can we teleport over and join you on that comfy bed?

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Thanks so much for the update yesterday. It's a worrisome time and there's nothing to do but take it one step at time while savoring the good moments. Thank goodness for warm cozy spots indoors :-)

Annie Bear said...

Flynn, you look beyond comfy! Good idea on the timer.

We're sorry about the blood in urine, but definitely agree that if the pred works so well for you, it's worth it. Stay cozy!

Emma said...

Take care of yourself. It's probably for the best you stay inside until you are feeling better.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Hope you're having a purr-fectly restful weekend!

nylabluesmum said...

Mee-you Flynn yur mee 'cammyra hero'!!!! Thee one eyed fot iss just purrfect!!!!! An wee have had SNOW here also!
Fankss fur stopping bye our bloggie thiss morning....yur so thottfull.
**nose bumpsss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

hello Flynn: Oh sweet boy I remember the blood in Nylablue's urine & the years of Cystitis that became the IBD. Prednisolone was the only med that worked for her. I am sorry you have had a rough time again dear boy & I shall include you in my prayers. Feel better soon...
Love Sherri-Ellen <3

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh, look at that adorable pink nose! Thanks for the update; you and your family remain in our purrayers.

The Daily Pip said...

We will continue to keep our paws crossed for you and hope that blood is all gone by your next test!

Seville at Nerissa's Life said...

That's the worst, isn't it. When you get starved for NOTHIN', I mean. Last Monday, Mason had to have a dental so ALL OF US got starved. I guess it wasn't really for nothing because Mason did have her dental but still... I think I lost a whole pound or something. Yup, I was THAT hungry by Monday morning. MOUSES!

But very, VERY happy to hear your doctor said you were looking good.

Purrs,
Seville

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

You look very handsome, Flynn. We are praying for good health!

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

oh sweet Flynn. Sending the best purrs we have to heal you and give you the quality of life you deserve.

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We prefer the 'weather' indoors, it's much more predictable! No rain or snow either! Keep cozy sweetie! We're sending our purrs that your next tests come out good!

Could you send me your email address, please, so I can contact you about the bids you won on the Winnie's Wish auction?

Marie Symeou said...

Hope you had a nice easy, Flynn.

Sending you healing purrs and hugs xx
Athena and Marie

SuziQCat said...

Flynn, we hope this round of meds will put you on the mend again. Healing purrs to you friend.

John Bellen said...

Bad weather outside means comfort within, Flynn. Good idea.

Colehaus Cats said...

We hope you feel better soon and that you feel our purrs coming to you loud and strong!

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LP said...

Flynn, we agree it is best to stick with the meds that work. You look very cosy on the bed sweetie :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Dash Kitten said...

Flynn if it ain't broke don't fix it - if the meds work - stock with 'em. You have the best Mum and Dad. Sorry I didn't get by during the week to say hello. * hugs from us all *. Love the super cosy selfie tho'

Miranda, Harvey, Phoebe, Silver and Dusty.

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

We think napping on the bed is the best way ta feel better.

Louche Tabby said...

Relax and snuggle up. We is prayin' for yoos.

Timmy Tomcat said...

That Pred is good when you need it Flynn. We are all purring and praying for you dear friend and want you to stay fit and enjoying things fur a long time to come!
Timmy, Dad and Family

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

Have been bad weather over here too = lot´s of rain :(
You sure loosk comfy on the bed :)

I keep (((purring))) for you <3

XOXO