Monday, December 28, 2015
Bujang received our surprise package this morning and after I had signed for it he expected me to open the package. I told him that it was from our friends in France, The Chans. He sat looking at me expectantly but I told him we will open it on Friday to welcome 2016.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
This is the last Sunday of 2015. We would like to give thanks for our health and even though our year end blood tests were not as good as we wanted, at least none of us were in very serious trouble. Bujang, Tanaka and Popps kidney values were a little higher but only just. So our acupuncturist Dr Oh will adjust our medications. San agreed with Dr Oh that we should not begin on the Fortekor just yet as that is long term medication and not easy to wean us off it.
The only one of us who has to get the SubQ was Bujang and yes he did allow San to give him the fluids and he did take the new herbal meds quite easily as long as San does the SubQ 'quickly and with no pain'. When it comes to TCM Bujang said 'a bit only dont give him too much at a time. Else he spits out.' So at least San had this covered.
The only one who has not gone to see the vet is Akira. She will go next week. We hope she will be just fine.
Bujang: He was a bit sleepy and was relaxed. I praised him a lot for taking meds and injection. He just looked at me and didnt say anything. I know he understands why he needs to do this. Sometimes he may get annoyed while you try to administer those things though.
Akira: She is OK but quite lively today which I'm glad. She said something about fish. I saw whole fish. She was quite interested. She said B was a little embarrassed towards her and P that the boss like him was pinned down to take those meds :). A said to him that for her and P no problem now! :))
Tanaka: He was quite aloof today during the session but overall he was fine. Bored as usual and looking for actions. He was cute and at the end of session he was sweet and reached over to kiss my hand!! Oh he said he enjoyed the food!
Poppy: She was alert and active. Good mood and peaceful. She said she is happy.
Have a good final week for 2015 everyone.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Bujang had his end of year review this morning. He had to be sedated as his osteopath had requested an X-ray of his lower back.
His kidneys needed more looking after as his creatinine values had increased to 2.6. But the vet said it was not alarming and could be managed by twice weekly Sub Qs (if he allows it) and the addition of Fortekor, in pill form.
It would be close to impossible to pill him and I was quite anxious. I went to see his acupuncturist who gave me an additional 2 herbs which I can try to put in his food. The acupuncturist, Dr Oh, is also a vet. He said if Bujang can take all his herbs, in the right proportion, it should reduce his values for his creatinine as the new herbs also take care of the toxins in his system. If he eats his TCM, all of them, he does not have to take his Fortekor.
I told Dr Oh that we will try to include the new herbs slowly into his diet so he would not refuse his food. The more immediate worry was whether he would allow me to give him the Sub Q gracefully. If not I would have to bring him to the vet and he would not like that at all.
His X-Ray showed that there was indeed some wear and tear of his spine but the vet said it was just 'old age' and the fact that he was getting older. The other surprising thing was that his lowest right rib is thinner than his left. The vet did not have any explanation for this though.
So the news is not so good but not very bad either as we can do some things to try to help him through this.
at 5:15 PM
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Popps was not pleased to be woken up from her nap. Cat_Aunty, our very good friend gave her a nice soft plush toy for Christmas. It looked like her as well.
Grandma was very pleased and made sure the card is now on the fridge door.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Popps has been trying to play with Akira for the last week but Akira was too fearful and would just run away screaming. As a result of this Bujang also getd into the act and reprimands Popps every time this happens. So I am trying to get them all to mingle their scents together as they all, except Bujang, takes TCM. So I will just use one towel to wrap them and not use different towels for each one. Reading the literature, this may work better for integration.
Friday, December 11, 2015
Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Monday, December 07, 2015
Popps was extremely miffed that I did not allow her to go where she wanted this morning. After I carried her to the carrier she decided she would not walk out again, possibly ever. So we went to another park where she sat under the trees, still in her carrier, to watch the sights.
Sunday, December 06, 2015
I am posting first as I have been doing very well this week. I rested, lay on the cold floor in the middle of the living room and took walks along the corridor happily. Today I actually walked the length of my corridor. San said it was a great feat and I thought so as well.
Fern; I felt that he was in a good mood and felt younger and active again. He said Akira is quite fun to play with and Akira is girly and gentle.
Friday, December 04, 2015
I asked San if she would let us off with wearing the collar tonight so we would have 2 nights without out collars. San said yes but if she sees too many red spots from overgrooming or bites we would have only 1 night off. We are looking forward to being collarless later.
Thursday, December 03, 2015
I am glad she figured out it is better to be on the bed than under it. Tanaka was in the computer room so she had more courage to walk about. But right after the incident where Tanaka bit her behind she became more afraid of him and did not walk about the house as comfortably as before the incident. This one incident had undone many weeks of work to get her comfortable to be outside with him and to get him to accept her.
Ms Akira is slow to trust and is extremely cautious of new things. Tanaka forgets things easily and does not always think of others before 'fun'. But he is not stressed being in the computer room although he said he is very curious about the outside.
Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Sunday, November 29, 2015
I am thankful I got to go for several walks this week. The days were not too hot and San and I walked in the mornings.
Popps: I am thankful that my eyes are no longer red. San thinks it's the dryer that we have in the house. Last Thursday the repairman came and cleaned up the whole machine and after that my eyes were much better.
Akira: I am thankful that for the whole week I got to walk about in the morning. San put Tanaka in the room where he can't disturb me. But he gets out when San comes home but San is always about and would remind him to leave me alone.
This morning the family was involved in a charity drive to provide 400 school going children with school bags and school paraphernalia for 2016. All in all everyone has had a thankful week.
Friday, November 27, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Bujang at 4 weeks with grandma Bujang at 10 years old with grandma
Bujang and grandma having a private conversation
Grandma likes to tell stories about taking care of Bujang when he was 4 weeks. I brought him home in a box having rescued him from drowning in a drain. He was one of 4 kittens. as grandma was (at that time) adamant that we should not have any animals in the house, I just brought one home so we would not be overwhelmed. The other 3 kittens were brought home by my good friend, who had experience with taking care of kittens and her house had a garden which would allow 3 kittens a lot of space. Grandma likes to tell stories about feeding him from a tiny bottle, patting his back afterwards and hearing him burp. She also likes to tell stories about feeding him from a little spoon when he refused food.
Bujang loves grandma and would sit with her listening to her chat. She is the only one he allows to touch his back. At 10 years old, he is still listening to her old stories about him :)
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Akira at acupuncture
She relaxes almost immediately when she gets onto the table. In Dec she would have done TCM for a little more than a year. Her fur has not grown very much but she has not bitten through her skin for many months already which was the original concern. Because she has grown so much in confidence I am able to have her in the soft collars 5 days a week. This helps as well in protecting her fur from getting pulled out when she grooms. There is a soft down on her previously nude parts which is good to see.
Monday, November 23, 2015
This morning I got to be the one who is outside in the morning. It was strange but I got to sit with San in the morning. Yesterday Tanaka hit me on the behind again even though he was told many times not to be so naughty. San thought if he understands what it feels like in the room he would be a better kitty with me.
San asked Fern to explain it to him as he thought otherwise he would be confused and not know why he was there.
Tanaka: he was mixed with guilt and some playfulness when talked to him. I reminded him not to chase and disturb A. Also I let him know new arrangement. He felt bit surprised and unhappy though he knows why. He said A so uptight. And after that he stopped talking to me. Healed him with focus more on emotion. He was quiet.
Akira: She said T was teasing her and asked if she was ok with him now? Then she got annoyed and afraid he would disturb her and then he did. She felt he never left her alone and became stressed. I told her of new arrangement. She felt relieved and thanked you for doing this for her. I healed her mind to calm her too but can feel she felt it's unexpected though not scared now.
Bujang: He said he tried to stop T by warning him but the boy just too naughty so he couldnt do anything much. I asked him try to talk to T. He said he talked to A to comfort her already.
I don't know why he is so naughty San.