Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mom Update

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)

12 comments:

Random Felines said...

We are purrin' for your mom... it can be so hard to be sick and not see the light at the end of the tunnel sometimes. Be sure to give her lots of kisses to keep up her spirits!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are continuing to PURRay and PURR for yoor mom to get better. She has been froo so much. And we are sending love to yoo 'cos yoo hafta put up wiv such a lot too ~ wic owt so much as an extra cat treat.

Love yoo both! Milo and Alfie xx

ML said...

Fanks fur the update, Beau. So many in the CB and on Facebook haf emailed me asking, and I didn't know.
We are so glad she is recovering, but very sad it is taking so long.
A year is a long long time to be sick.
We will keep sending you and your Mom Cathy lots and lots of purrs until she is 101% well.
And we were also so happy to hear about sweet, determined Moki walking on tiles!
Persistence does pay.
Love & Purrs,
KC

pee ess: We understand, too, when you don't comment. Mine Mom ML can't comment sometimes when hers haf those bad migraines. It's not that you don't want to, you just can't. It's all we can do somedays just to visit the bloggies and post the CB.

momsbusy said...

sounds like the CB needs to crank up the purrs so your mom can get a better. a year is just way too long to be sick.

kazoku neko

The Lee County Clowder said...

Beau, we're sending our best healing purrrrrrss and purrrrayers to you and your Mom both. Talk about good noos / bad noos from those doktors.

ppuurrrrrrrr

The Island Cats said...

We continue to purr for your mom, Beau. Take good care of her...we know you will!

FURKIDSMOM said...

Thanks for keeping us updated. We know that nursing is hard work and you must be really tired. We're purring and praying for your Mom.

We were excited to see Moki walk on the tile too!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

ABBY said...

Beau
We all appreciates everything you have been doing to help your Mom. We also are glad you are updating us all. We are continuing our purrs for her.
Purrs
Miss Boo

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. purrrrrring that Beau and Cathy are still hanging in there, just a cuddling and a recovering.

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Thanks for maintaining us personalized. We know that breastfeeding is effort and you must be really used out. We're quietly silently quietly purring and expecting for your Mom.