Thursday, September 11, 2008

Mama's Thankful Thursday - UPDATED

Mom here: I am taking over the blog today. I am thankful that Miss Jade took such a short time to integrate into the family. As you can see, three out of my four babies were sharing a small space yesterday just as I was getting ready to go to sleep.

I am also thankful that although Tiki has lost a lot of weight again, as evidenced by the above picture, and he has been experiencing more lows than I would like, he is still fighting to stay healthy and demanding food and loving. And every time he does go low, he fights hard to let me know that something is wrong so that I can help him.


Finally, I am thankful for all of the friends we have made who have purred for all of us, but especially for Tiki. It has been a bit discouraging to see him reacting so strongly to his insulin (which is supposed to help him, not hurt him) all of a sudden, and your encouragement has helped more than I can say. I am going to be making an appointment to take him to a vet who specializes in feline diabetes at the end of this month and will update you all then. **UPDATE - Our appointment is Thursday, September 25 at 3:00 pm PST.

19 comments:

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

and WE are thankful for you!!!

Your babies look so sweet!!!

We hope that everyone is feeling well today!

Daisy said...

Ah, look at you all together on the bed! That is wonderful.

I hope the specialist can help Tiki!

Parker said...

How wonderful that everyone is getting on so well! I hope that the diabetes vet can help Tiki not have so many lows.

Angus Mhor said...

It's nice that Tiki's family like to snuggle him and I'll be he could use their warmth now that the weather is beginning to turn. I sure do hope the specialist can help get Tiki stable.

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Awww, that's lovely group photo! We sure hope the specialist can get Tiki leveled out nicely.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

We iz so very thankful to have met such a lovely family as yours!!
And we are of course very excited that you iz seeing a human that will know more about keeping Tiki level.
Even with humans it takes time to work it out:)
Tiki is a fighter:)
Ohh p.s. got room at the end of the bed for me too??? ;))))

Tybalt said...

How wonderful seeing the three of them all close to one another on the bed! I bet if Cody had been up there too you would have fainted. ;)

Mommy and I are very thankful to know you, and we are super thankful that Tiki is such a fighter. I have my paws crossed that the special vet can help him out with this insulin problem . . . it is very scary for all of us, but especially you and Tiki.

Purrrs!

Liss said...

Good thing to see a specialist, that's one of the best things you can do. Glad to see everyone is getting along. So sweet of you to have adopted Ms. Jade, she's lovely.
-Liss

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are glad that Tiki is eating well and Jade is settling in. We are excited to hear about what the specialist says.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We are all very thankful for you, and we're sure Miss Jade is too! We're sending lotsa purrs and love to Tiki.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

We're very thankful to know you all! We sure hope the special vet can help Tiki with some strategies.

Latte

Shadow / Molly said...

The mom feels for Tiki and even more for you his mom. It's so hard because we kittys dont has a voice to tell yoo how we feels so it is great that yoo his mom, know exactly when he is low. Perhaps Tiki may need more carbs in his diet (mom says thats rice for us kittys). We hope the vet specialist can help Tiki!

Chairman Mao said...

We are purrin and purrin fur Tiki! We hope the speshulist can help him. And you all look so comfycozy onna bed.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

PB 'n J said...

Look at everykitty all lined up! Now if only Cody would pop up there...

We're thankful for you guys - it's wonderful to have good friends!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

I am purring hard for Tiki! And I'm glad you are getting along so well. *smile*

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Lux said...

I hope the specialist is able to get things worked out for Tiki. All the kitties on the bed together are so cute!

The Furry Kids said...

We're thankful for you guys, too. We're glad that Tiki has his new V-E-T appointment. Hopefully, that will help him get his numbers sorted out.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Poor Tiki, it's horibul when da stuff dat is suppose to help instead makes yoo sicker. We sure hope dat other vet can fix yoo up right.

Marian said...

We are purr-aying for Tiki. Hope things go well with the doc.
:o) Thomas, Phoebe and Trixie