Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Selfies and a Health Update.

This is not really a selfie but was taken by Carol. I think it passes as one though.

This is the sight that greeted my mum and dad, and Carol and Barrie when they came home after a day out. I was lying outside looking in through the garage cat flap.
I had heard the car arrive back so I was rolling around outside on the concrete waiting for tummy tickles.


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

Health Update.

Those of you on FB will already know that I am having health problems again.
On Thursday night I was throwing my left back leg out and stumbling as I walked. The next day it was worse. Mum was worried I had a clot and checked my paws which were warm, a good sign. She checked my eyes too and they were steady.

She rang our vet, Mark and although he had a full day he was able to fit me in later in the afternoon. He knows me so well now and the problems I have with medication acting against me, so will always see me if at all possible rather than one of the other vets. He told my mum to give me a low dose aspirin immediately which would help protect me if it was a clot.

He said it is not a major clot because we would have been in no doubt if it was. He can't completely rule out it being a small one though.
He thinks it could be a severe arthritis flare up even though I have never shown signs of it before. We cats are very good at hiding things as you all know.

I had a Prednisalone in the morning so he couldn't inject me with the steroid he wanted to as I couldn't have both in the same 24 hours. He said not to give me my evening Pred, and to ring him in the morning to give him an update. If there was no improvement to withhold that Pred too and for dad to go and collect the steroid injection. I had that at 11am on Saturday, and as of 7pm Saturday there was no change. Mum was to ring him again at 8.30pm on Saturday via the emergency number because he is on call all weekend.

I will update as and when anything changes.
We haven't done much visiting the last couple of days, but I am sure you all understand.
Your purrs would be greatly appreciated.

72 comments:

rainbow said...

Sending our strongest healing purrs to you, dear Flynn
Purrs ... Rainbow

Jean Neilson said...

Flynn, we're all pulling for you here. Purr factory is going strong and mom has her best purrayers handy and is using them. We want you to be healthy again and our ginger tiger.

Lovs,

Shoko and Kali

The Whiskeratti said...

You have our strongest purrayers, dear Flynn.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Love your selfie.

We were glad to hear on FB that there is some improvement and hopefully, good news.

Brian said...

We sure are all sending you purrs and prayers Flynn, we love you so much.

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Oh dear. We sure hope you will get over this ailment and get to your regular fun self. That's a cute 'selfie' though.
Sending lots of purrs and POTP.

Just Ducky said...

Sending love and purrs to you Flynn and your mum and dad too. Keep us posted.

meowmeowmans said...

Sending you, Mum and Dad big purrs and prayers, Flynn. We love you very much, and hope you will be okay.

Summer said...

What a sweet photo of you, Flynn. I'm purring lots for you!

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Beautiful photo of you, Flynn!
We are sending you lots of purrs and purrayers.
XOXO

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

BIG (((HUGS))) and lots of purrs Flynn!x
Good old aspirin...Always there for all
of us..! Stay strong!xxx
Oh! lovely selfie...as usual...!x

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

It is good ta have a Vet like that.

Poppy Q said...

Buddy we are saving our biggest purrs for you and mum and dad. Love Julie and Poppy Q
xxxx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Flynn, we're sending our purrs and purrayers! We have our paws crossed for you, sweetie. Hugs and kitty kisses.

Nicki & Derry

Austin Towers said...

Flynn, buddy, me and mum are purring and praying big time for you! You have a very good vet indeed and hope he can come up with the goods for you! Hugs to your mum and dad ❤️

Marg said...

We sure do send lots and lots of purrs to you Flynn. We so hope you get better and soon. Lots of hugs to the Mom and Dad too.

Anonymous said...

Flynn you know my Mom and I are sending tons of prayers and hugs your way...we are hoping for some news of the steroids kicking in and certainly praying it was not a blood clot. You are in good hands with Mark and your Mom and Dad....and all of us who love you are keeping you in our thoughts constantly. Rest and recover my friend.

Love and Hugs, Sammy

Basil Widdairs said...

Awwwwww Flynn buddy we're so sorry to hear your not well again and we are sending mew many, many, many gentle healing purrs!

Love your photo today though, very cute :)

Purrs

Basil & Co xox

Beth Waltz said...

Certainly seems you're in good hands with this vet! You and your people will be in my prayers.

katsrus said...

Beautiful selfie. Sending purrs and prayers.
Sue B

Mary McNeil said...

Oh sweetie, please get better ! Sounds like your vet is very good ! Purrayers to you and all the ones who love you !

Gidget said...

hansum boy. head butts

The Swiss Cats said...

What a sweet photo ! We send you tons of healing purrs. Purrs

Paws for Reflection said...

We hope your get better. Kitty prayers. My Pink Collar has arthritis, and you can tell, it isn't much fun for her.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am praying for you several times a day sweet boy. That is a lovely photo of you waiting for your scritches. XO

The Florida Furkids said...

Sweet Flynn you are in our purrs and prayers. We think about you a lot and keep checking FB for updates. We love you and want you to get better soon.

Love,
The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Marty the Manx said...

Flynn we are purring and praying hard, hope things are coming round dear friend.
Luvs
Marty and the Gang

Kitties Blue said...

We are not on FB but had heard from your ginger twin, Sammy, that you were not feeling well. We are ramping up our purrs and prayers from the normal we say for you everyday. Mom thought that cats could not have aspirin. We give your photo today 32 paws up regardless of how it was achieved. Please feel better soon. We love you, Flynn. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Mom Janet

Madi and Mom said...

Flynn and peeps
we just put up a POTP post here for you
https://blogvillepotp.blogspot.com/

Madi and Mom said...

Flynn we are surely sending you lots of loving thoughts and purrs and hugs
Madi and mom

Madi and Mom said...

PS we are not on FB either.....and are sorry to be late in finding out.
Madi

Jeanne Foguth said...

Flynn, hope you're having a wonderful weekend and feel better very soon!

Erin the Cat said...

Get better soon, if not sooner, my friend. Many healing purrs winging their way to you as we type. A lovely selfie by the way, I loves to wait for my peep in the afternoon that way I get my food on time and ahead of anyone else in the house! purrrs ERin

Quill and Greyson said...

We are sending urgent and giant healing purrs to you and Mom sends hugs to your Mom and Dad.

speedyrabbit said...

Hope you feel better soon Flynn,cute selfie today,xx Speedy

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

Sending POTP

Katie Isabella said...

Precious boy, you know I will purr my heart out for you.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Flynn we are all purring hard for you and Dad is sending prayers. Hope that was just a flare of arthritis and will clear up. We love you dear friend and will listen for an update
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We have had our purrs on high for you Flynn! We want you to feel better-

Nellie Kowalik said...

Lovely shot of yous Flynn, So kissbale!
And darling, mes is purraying extra hard that yous feels better soonest!
With our crazy weather here this summer my arthritis has been particularly bad and Our Mommys always seem to know.
Loves yous lots dear heart
Kisses
Your Nellie Bellie

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Sending all of you our love and best wishes for healing.

Caren Gittleman said...

Sending ALL of our love and many, many purrs for sweet Flynn. We are sending ALL of our pawsitive energy too!!! xoxoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

The Menagerie Mom said...

We are sending you lots and lots of purrs and prayers, handsome Flynn. My angel Rosie had arthritis and it caused her to stumble frequently, and caused her to favor her back legs at times. I know you don't have a definitive answer yet, but between your mom and dad and your vet, you are obviously in very good hands, Flynn. Purrs and prayers to you! You will be certainly in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Aww..Flynn, so sorry to hear you are feeling not well. We send Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers and hope you feel better soon <3 <3 <3

www.shelter-cats.com said...

It sounds like you have a very caring vet, and we know your Mum will do anything for you. All of us are thinking good thoughts and purring hard for you Flynn.

Deziz World said...

You look very handsum Flynn. We's of couirse sendin' lots of purrayers.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

Jans Funny Farm said...

Flynn, you get well, you hear! You're worrying your mom and dad, even though you don't want to.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Hoping things will improve for you Flynn.

Clooney said...

Thinking of you dear Flynn and sending our biggest healing purrs, prayers and good thoughts in your direction, lots of love to you and your parents.

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

We're always purring for you, precious.

The Daily Pip said...

Sending you all kinds of love, support and healing wishes! Paws crossed you feel better soon!

Toby Ayne said...

You are a beautiful mancat - and we are praying for you to keep going.

World Purrs said...

Purring for you Flynn.

Gus, Pearl, and Jaq
As the World Purrs

Cathy Keisha said...

Love your closeup!! I'm sending all the healing purrz I can and you'll find me on your porch tonight waiting for you to get better so we can dance

Anonymous said...

Grate selfie Flynn!!
Butt wee iss worried fur you beein so unwell. Oh Flynn pleeze get better soon. Mee just sat starin at yur foto when LadyMum read yur uppydate to me an shee bursted into tearss!! You meen thee werld to us here...so sendin you MEGA POTP fur a good recovery deer furend....
~~~head rubsss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~ an gentull (((hugs))) LadyMum

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

Oh, you look so wonderful in your selfie! I am still sending my strongest healing purrs to you and love & prayers to all of you!

Purrrrrrrs, Spike William

Fur Everywhere said...

You are always in our thoughts, Flynn. We are sending you lots of purrs and prayers to feel better very soon! Please keep us posted as to how you are doing. We are worried about you and love you!

John Bellen said...

Geez, Flynn, you can't get a break, eh? Thanks for letting us know of this, and we are certainly thinking of you and your mum and dad. The best of luck to you.

Kari said...

Oh Flynnie, darling. we are not on Facebook so this is very crushing news. Our prayers and love are with you always but even more so during this difficult time.
We love you so much, you are like a son to us. Please find comfort in the love and healing purrs that your friends around the world are sending to you. God bless you and love you, dear.

Mr Puddy said...

Impressive VET ! Flynn, my friend ... me send a ton of purr to you.
HUG
xox

Louche Tabby said...

Purrs. Go slow. Relax.

Gattina said...

You look great on the picture ! it is a pity that you have such health problems ! Hope you will get better soon !

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

We are crossing our paws that there will soon be a significant improvement.

Purrs,
The Chans

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood, we haz 734,099,122,893 paws crossed for ya ...ewe noe that dont cha.....pleez make sure yur eatin lotz oh tinz two....like 9 a day ...bee well ♥♥♥♥♥

Deb Barnes said...

We do hope you will be okay Flynn. Love and purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

Deb Barnes said...

We do hope you will be okay Flynn. Love and purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

Anonymous said...

Dearest Flynn,
Sending you much love and many prayers for you to feel better.
Lily

Marie Symeou said...

So sorry to hear about your health problems, Flynn. We hope you feel better soon.

Sending you healing purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Dash Kitten said...

Flynn you are a smashing boy and we follow you story with interest and a touch of worry. We love you Flynn - stay well.

Three Chatty Cats said...

Tummy tickles are the best. I hope you're feeling better!

Anonymous said...

OMC, we hope you're improving... Mom's going to London on Friday--wish she could meet you--but she will keep checking in to see how you are. Please get better...

Lizzie, Max & Tuck

SuziQCat said...

Oh goodness Flynn, I have been terrible about visiting your page and did not realize you were having troubles. Hope you get to feeling better soon..