Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunday Selfies and an Update.

I told my mum that I wanted to do a Sunday Selfie today even though we are taking a blogging break.

I can see I am out of practice, I have chopped off part of my ear and my mouth!


It was okay though because dad came to the rescue and we had a double selfie.

You can see more selfies at The Cat on my Head with the Kitties Blue.


I have a short update for you as well.
I had been going on as usual, a couple of bad days every week or so but the other days I felt okay and was enjoying life. Wednesday and Thursday I had two very bad days and was giving up because I felt so rotten. Mum rang the on call vet and it was my usual one who rang back right away. He was on the phone to my mum for ages discussing my options with her.
I had stopped eating and all I wanted to do was continually eat grass but couldn't be sick, and I kept hiding away and lying on my side.

He suggested giving me Cerenia for 4 days and Rinitidine  (Zantac) to see if it would make me feel better. Mum was very relieved to be able to speak to our own vet because he knows me so well and knows the bad effects most medication has on me.

I have started eating again and am not looking for grass all the time. I started to get a little wobbly on my legs but he said that is to be expected because I have lost so much muscle mass. I don't seem to be having any ill effects from these pills apart from the Cerenia making me drool last night. I only have one more of them tonight and my vet wants to see how I am with just the Rinitidine.

He said that even though I had been eating very little, the low dose Prednisalone I have every day would help protect me against developing Fatty Liver Disease.

Mum and dad thought I reached the end of the road this time, but they should know I have fought back from the brink three times and I am determined to make it a fourth time.

62 comments:

The Island Cats said...

Flynn, it's so good to hear from you. We're sorry to hear you had a few bad days but glad that the medicine seems to be helping you. We're purring for you, buddy, and hope you continue to have more good days than bad. By the way, we like your selfie!

Quill and Greyson said...

Ah buddy so sorry you're not feeling your best. We are sending lots of purrs and love to you and yours.

Marty the Manx said...

Flynn it is wonderful to see you and your Dad today. So very sorry that you were feeling very ill for a bit. Hope you continue to improve and rally again my friend. Praying for more good days for you! Sending you tons of POTP and healing Love. You are in our prayers every night.
Luvs
Marty, Mom and the Gang

Kari said...

Dear Flynnie, we are so sad to hear you've been having bad days. But for being so sick you look absolutely marvellous in your photo with your dad. You know, when we kitties get older we begin to have some of the same problems older beans have except we can't tell folks how we feel. The tummy meds may relieve that nasty stomach acid/ irritation feeling we get and then we can eat better. We are keeping you in our prayers, darling. We'll say it again, we LOVE you like you were our own. We think of you all the time and miss your sweet face and delightful personality. It is comforting to know you have a vet that knows and loves you and whom you can trust. We wish we could cuddle you in our arms and tell you how much you mean to us. All of our love always.

Just Ducky said...

Sending love and purrs to you and your beans. Glad you have a wonderful vet who is thoughtful in what he is doing with your pills.

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

Hey! Flynn!x You hang in there...
Looking good in the selfie with dad,
Let the medicine settle in and work,
it'll sort you out and make you better!
Take care now!x And BIG...(((HUGS)))x

Summer said...

What a sweet selfie of you and your male human, Flynn! I'm sending you lots of purrs to help you bounce back - we still want you here, feeling better!

speedyrabbit said...

Great selfie Flynn,feel better soon mate,and enjoy your break,see you soon,xx Speedy

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

Dear Flynn,

Thank you for the update but we are truly sorry that you have been going through a bad patch again. We do hope it is just a patch and that the meds will continue to make you feel better. We love the double selfie!

Big Purrs,
The Chans

Dash Kitten said...

Oh Flynn, your selfie with Dad looks really REALLY nice. It made Mum's heart melt. Get better soon our lovely boy!

The Menagerie Mom said...

Flynn, I was so glad to see you on the Sunday Selfie blog hop. Your selfie with your dad is so precious.

I'm glad you gave us this update. You are a tough boy, and I am so glad that your mom and dad as well as your vet see this in you and never gives up on you. I am sorry you had some extra bad days this week, but I am very glad that the Cerenia and Zantac are helping you. My Angel Rosie had to stay on an acid reducer for years, or else she wouldn't eat. She was also pretty wobbly on her legs due to arthritis and muscle atrophy in her old age, but she worked through that like a champ, just like you, Flynn.

As always, we send you lots of love, purrs, and prayers! Thank you for giving us this selfie and update!

Jean Neilson said...

How fantastic is it that you felt well enough for a selfie with your dad? We didn't realize you were this sick or we would have got mom to make you some of her chicky soup. It must be fantabulous cause peeps get better really quickly after they taste it. Either that or they're scared she'll give em more. MOL

You're a fighter Flynn so get rid of this thing and come for a visit my friend.

Shoko

onespoiledcat said...

First of all I love your selfie with your Dad - you two are such good buddies. Secondly my friend, I didn't know you were having another very hard time - it sounds like you were truly feeling just awful but as you have done before, you're fighting to stay...I know you don't want to leave as you love your life with your Mom and Dad. You know that I understand this so well myself. I send you happy hugs dear Flynn - enjoy your days and nights as best you can. It's what we do isn't it....one day at a time. Mom and I love you and hope that you will be alright and get stronger. I want you to know we think about you a lot. Our road is a similar one....sometimes harder than other times but always filled with love and devotion to our humans!

Love, Sammy (and Mom Pam)

kittycaperz said...

We're sorry your not feeling your best. We're praying that you feel better! We love your spirit and your selfie. Blessing to you and your family!

angelswhisper2011 said...

So good to see you, dear Flynn. We came here first, because we were so happy to see you. You are going the same road as Granny's Angel. He was a fighter too. So glad your Dad was helping you with your Selfie, but we liked yours too anyway. Pawkisses for a Blessed Pentecost Sunday and Healing continues :) <3 <3 <3

Fuzzy Tales said...

Flynn, you're one tough cookie! Tons of purrs and purrayers to you and hugs to your mum and dad.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry you've been having a bad patch Flynn and hope you will start to feel a little better soon.
BTW we love your selfie.

Poppy Q said...

Awww Flynnie, we are glad you have rallied again. Love the double selfie with your dad. You are good men.

Hugs to all.

Marg said...

Oh Flynn, so sorry to hear you are having some rough days. We sure send some mighty big purrs to you and good for you to keep going. We also send some nice hugs to the Mom and Dad. What a great selfie with your Dad. So good to see you.

Laila and Minchie said...

Cutest selfie we've seen today with your dad! Glad you are doing well after a few bad days. Keeping you in our purrs and prayers sweet Flynn.

katsrus said...

Love your selfie. Sending purrs and prayers.
Sue B

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I love your selfie with your Dad! Your other selfie is cute too. I am sorry you have had some bad days, I am praying you have many, many, many more good ones. Would you be able to get a B12 shot? That may give you some strength if you do not have any adverse effects from it. XO

Brian said...

Purrs and prayers for many, many more good days for you Flynn. We all love you bunches.

Punapippuri said...

Flynn, you are an amazing mancat and an example to us all. We hope you'll get eating a bit more soon (well, a lot more if possible) and keep on going for many, many more selfies. Purrs and tall tails to you!

Jeanne Foguth said...

Flynn, I hope you feel better and are as comfortable as possible.

Kitties Blue said...

Hi Flynn, As soon as we saw you had a selfie, we ran as fast as we could to see you. We are distressed that you've had some bad days, but we are so happy that you are fighting. Keep it up, friend! You are an inspiration and beloved around the world. You have never left our purrs or Mom's prayers. We are so happy you wanted to do a selfie. We hope to see you again soon. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Louche Tabby said...

Flynn, you are a fighter. I am definitely hearing you re: muscle mass. If you are up to it, little, short bursts of mania do it for me.

Erin the Cat said...

Keep holding on Flynn, fight them bad days and enjoy the good and you will soon be better! WONDERFUL selfie! purrs ERin

The Swiss Cats said...

It's so nice to hear from you, Flynn ! We're sorry you're feeling bad. We send you purrs and hope to see you again very soon. Purrs

William's Kith & Kin said...

Oh, Flynn. Do hang on. We know your mum and dad would miss you so if didn't. And William says Eric said it wasn't time for you yet. We are keeping all our paws crossed.

Marie Symeou said...

We love your selfies, Flynn. We hope you are feeling better.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Paws for Reflection said...

Keep on flighting. Kitty prayers are with you.

meowmeowmans said...

Great selfie, Flynn and Dad!

Flynn, we are so glad you are doing better. It's true ... you are a fighter, dear friend, and we are glad you have battled back once again.

Love and hugs to you, Mum and Dad

nylabluesmum said...

Furabuluss dubble Selfie there Flynn an Pappaw!
Oh Flynn wee are so sorry you did not have a good week!!! Yur a fiter just like NYLABLUE was!! You go fur it Flynn!! bEET them odds an stay with us fur a while longer ok???
Sendin you POTP an **nose bumpsss** xxxx an {{{huggiess}}} Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

That's a great selfie, Flynn! We're so glad to hear you're feeling a little better. We're sending never ending healing purrs.

Photo Cache said...

We like your selfie with your daddy.

Emma and Buster

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

We know the wobbly legs rally all too well. Sending lots of love and purrrrrs.

The Whiskeratti said...

We're so glad you are still with us. Enjoy your Sunday.

Madi and Mom said...

Hey Darlin' Flynn and thank you for the update.
Good buddy you don't have to eat a T bone steak but you must keep up your strength.
Hugs madi your bfff

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

So happy to see you here today with a pair of adorable selfies. We continue to purr for you each day {{{HUGS}}}

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

We are purring for you Flynn, and purraying that you have more good days ahead. You are a Very Good Boy, Flynn and we loves you. XOXOXOXO & love to Mom and Dad too.

The Florida Furkids said...

We love your selfies!!! Thanks for the update. We were wondering how you were doing. We hope the adjustments in meds make you feel better. We love you!

The Florida Furkids

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

Flynn, my mom and I really liked your selfies today! We really love the one of you and your dad!

Sorry about your bad days but sending purrs and prayers that your medicine will make you feel better!

Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

The Chair Speaks said...

So glad that you're better Flynn; we love your selfies.
We (and our human) thank you for visiting us and your warm kind words on the sudden passing of our 19-year-old Tanya.
Purrs, headbutts and hugs.

John Bellen said...

It's good to see a new photo of you, Flynn, even if it's just a partial! As for the update, it read a bit scary but ended well. It needs to get better, though, Flynn. All your friends are with you. Keep improving!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....thiz izza awesum selfezz oh ewe & dad ~~~~~waves two ewe missturr flynn !! we troo lee hope thiz treet mint plan werkz buddy....N we hope ya can stay on de zantax stuff with out any kinda effectz oh de side sew it helps settle yur stomach & ya wanna eat 9 tinz a day .....sendin hugs & loves all wayz ♥♥♥♥♥

Terri said...

We are sad to hear you have had tummy problems. It is hell to get old. We're sending hugs and purrs your way.

SuziQCat said...

Hang in their Flynn...you have the best parents of any kitty around. They are taking great care of you! Glad you are back to eating some...healing purrs friend.

Cathy Keisha said...

Oh Flynn, don’t give up! I’m here and waiting for you to get better. I’ll help steady you on your feet cos I’m very strong.

LP said...

Flynn, you look so sweet in the photo with your Daddy! We hope you have the strength to make it back from the brink this fourth time! We are all rooting for you that is for sure sweetie :)

Lots of love sent your way,

your pals,
the critters in the cottage xo

Caren Gittleman said...

Oh Flynn you sweet boy! We are purring for you big time! We have COMPLETE FAITH that you can fight a 4th,5th, and many more times!! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Basil Widdairs said...

Flynn dude, mew are looking mighty fine today!!!

We are sending mew many, many, many healing purrs and hope mew feel better soon....

Gentle Purrs

Basil & Co xox

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Flynn it isn't any fun to have an upset tummy and wanting to eat that grass made us think that is what was bothering you the most. WE are so glad that this new combo of meds has helped you feel better. Flynn we are so proud of you for fighting back, you are a furry fighter!!! WE love you Flynn keep on fighting. We will continue to purr that you feel better.

Ramblingon said...

Flynn, you precious dearest furriend. I love you so much. You just have no idea. Please please get better...fight darling as long as you feel you can. And we will be standing right with you every second, Count on it. XXOO This is Katie Isabella and mommy.

Austin Towers said...

Oh Flynn, buddy!! You are such a trooper!! I'm sending my bestest Welsh tuxie megapurr for you and hope and pray you get through again and again. x0x0x

Ramblingon said...

CK, how dear this is to see. Love you.

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

We are sending more Healing Purrs, Flynn! Hope you stay doing a little better again.

Colehaus Cats said...

We're sending you love and all our best purrs, dear Flynn, and hope you are having a good day today.

Mr Puddy said...

Flynn, I do love to eat green when I feel not well too. I hope your good day is coming for more. I hope you feel better. Sending love and purrs to you & your fameowly
Lots of love
xoxo

Jean Dion said...

Oh, Flynn. I really hope you continue to feel better. So many people (and kitties!) are rooting for you.

Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

Timmy Tomcat said...

Hi Flynn. We are so happy that things are a bit better and you have the cat moxie to pull through. We are purring for you everyday in a family purr circle and Dad has been lighting you a candle as he meditates and is sending universal healing energy to you and support to your Mom and Dad. They sure love you and that is the best medicine of all.
Timmy, Dad and Family

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Oh, Flynn, we are unhappy to hear you have not been feeling too well, but we sure do hope and pawray that your new med regime will be helpfur fur you.
And look how nicely you were making selfies today:)

Hugs & Purrs
((( ♥ )))