First, let me state in a very cat way that this is MY blog about ME and I will be SOOOO glad when mom gets well so she will no longer be hijacking my blog. Now that I got that off my chest, I will tell you about mom's two follow-up doctor appointments this past week. This past Monday she found out that her butt wound was much worse than anyone expected. The infection in it was also down to the bone, so instead of having one major and one minor wound, she had two major wounds. Mom also realized Monday, upon seeing how deep the foot wound now was, that it is, based on her past experience, going to take 3 months to fill in and finish healing, not 6 weeks as hoped. This also means by the time she finishes healing it will have been a whole year. All this has made mom even more depressed and frustrated. However, on Tuesday mom found out when they tested the infected fluids on both against her present anti bio tics, the doctor found that the infection did respond to the anti bio tics. This means she is on the right anti bio tics so hopefully she will get well now. This is good news! Mom did ask the doctor about "mainlining" chocolate, and although the doctor liked the idea, said it might set up another infection...so very bad idea. Then this morning when mom woke up she found a weird unknow rash on 3 of her fingers on her right hand...so that was more drama and more calls to doctors. We still don't know what it is and or why it's there. But, no one seems overly concerned about it so that's good. Mom has been feeling very tired with no energy since the surgery. That is why we haven't been posting much, also we are trying not to overwhelm with updates, and only do updates after all doctor appointments for the week.
As for me, nursing is hard work. I have to make sure mom takes naps (so I can), make sure she eats enough healthy stuff (so she will remember to feed me and give me fresh water), bathe (so she will see my litterbox to clean), and snoopervise the shooting of meds. I think the hardest part for me is having more humans invading our (my) space. And, they don't bring me gifts to make up for it either. They only bring mom stuff. This is NOT fair or right!! This didn't just happen to mom. This happened to me too because it affects me as well. At least when the humans visit they can take watch mom for a while and let me get a nap in. That is, if they don't expect me to socialize as well.
We appreciate your continuing support, concern, and caring. You are our extended family and we love you very much! BTW, the best news of the week was finding out Moki walked on tiled floor!! WOOHOO!! You rock, Moki! We also want to remind everyone to continue to purrray for all our other friends who are sick, missing, and for those who've gone to the bridge. Take care and we will update again after the beginning of next week. Love, Beau (and mom)