Saturday, March 27, 2010

Worst Week

Sorry I've been MIA again. It has been a rough week. I've been sick with some new internal thing where my body has decided that food is the enemy and as usual the doctors don't know what's wrong with me. I will be going in for an upper GI exam and an abdominal ultrasound next week.

But the worst part of this week is that my cat, Rooster, is very sick. He has also been having a hard time eating. It turns out his tonsils are so swollen that food can't get down his throat and he almost died Thursday night choking on food and mucus. I rushed him to the emergency vet and he quit breathing in the car on the way there. Thankfully they managed to clear his airway and get him back and he seems fine except when he tries to eat. I have to liquify his food and he still has trouble getting it down. He is the closest thing I have to a child and I would be devastated if anything happened to him.

He is 12-years-old and I actually delivered him when he was born. When I am at my lowest points in life, he is my shining light. This might sound silly to some of you but I am a gal who is not married and lives alone and this cat has more personality than a lot of people I've met in my life. Outside of my family, he is the longest relationship I've ever had.

The vet told me it is possible he has an autoimmune disease and I just started laughing. If my cat ends up with autoimmune issues like me then there really is no justice in this world. They took a biopsy of his tonsils because it is also possible he has lymphoma. Luckily, all of his blood work was normal and he does not have FIV or leukemia. Best case scenario is that he has feline herpes virus which is still really horrible.

Anyway, I just wanted to give an update. I will resume my curvy reviews and reading of your wonderful blogs as soon as my Rooster is back up to speed. I will take on all the sickness this world wants to throw at me as long as my kitty is happy and healthy. Please send good thoughts his way!


Alicia said...

I am a fan of your blog. Found you via Effortless Anthropologie.

Just wanted to leave you a note and say that I hope you get to feeling better. Also I hope Rooster gets well quickly and is back to his normal self in no time. I have a dachshund that has been the light of my life for the last nine years. I relate so much to everything you said about Rooster!

Feel Better!

Rinette said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear about you and your kitty! I have 3 pet-kids right now (2 dogs, and a diabetic kitty who need insulin shots 2x a day, and who looks ALOT like your Rooster!). We had to put our other kitty of 13 years down just before Christmas last year, and it was devastating. They are the best things in the world to come home to, and fill a house with so much love and fun. I hope he gets better and that you feel better soon, too. Looking forward to your next post!


Kathleen said...

Oh poor Rooster! We had a dog that died suddenly a few year back and it still gets me choked up thinking about him (we only had him for two years) so I can't even imagine having a pet for 12 years!

I hope you are feeling better too (it's very hard to validate all my purchases without you egging me on!) :)

CheesyGoodness said...

Rooster looks like a beautiful little guy and a great friend, I'm sending you both good thoughts. I miss my black cat, Surfer Bill, every day. He was more of a friend than a kid to me, he was that supportive and good. As much as I love reading your blog, don't feel bad for taking the time you need for the both of you! Nurturing and cuddling are more important than almost anything else in the world.