Monday, January 25, 2010

Meezer Monday

I've decided to see if I like being a monorail kitty. It was fun while it lasted.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Very Wet Thursday

As some of you may have heard, we are getting lots of rain here in "Sunny" Southern California. Today was one of the worst days of the three storms we are supposed to get. Mom took some pictures to show us how bad it was outside.

This is at Mom's work. An hour before this, the ground was wet, but it wasn't flooded like this. Mom has decided to call it Lake Ross. (The name of her school is Ross)

This is looking the other way from the door where she was standing. The campus has 4 long buildings that that face away from the admin building like fingers. This is between the first and second building. The top picture is between the second and third.

This is also between the first and second building.

This was on the drive home. Mom was stopped at a red light. If you look closely, you can see the water is up to almost the bottom of the doors on the sedans.

This is at our apartment building in the parking area. It is about 2-3 inches deep.

This is right outside our apartment. The first window on the left is our living room window. Fortunately, the apartments are up from the sidewalk, otherwise we would be under water. Our doorway is off to the left (out of the picture). It is higher ground than the sidewalk and under cover so it is only wet from foot prints.

This is Mom standing in the water so you can see how deep it is. She is nuts. Camie said that water is very cold.

This is what Gracie, Cody and I have been doing. We are staying warm and dry inside. Camie has mostly been doing that, but she does have to go outside sometimes.

And finally, here is an update of Camie. If you look closely at her neck, you can see the tumor. She is doing really well tho. She is eating better than ever and is enjoying being pampered. Mom says that we are going to keep on taking one day at a time and being happy with every moment we have with her.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Saying Goodbye is Hard & Thankful Thursday (and an update)

We were so very sorry to hear that our good friend LC has run off to the bridge to be with her brother. LC, you were a wonderful friend, and an even better sister. Even though you weren't thrilled to have first Ayla and then Iza join your family, you took them under your "wings" and taught them everything they needed. We will miss you very much.

In other news, here is an update on Camie...She is doing pretty well. For the most part, she is acting normally. Mom says she is a little bit slower on her walks, and doesn't want to go as far. Mom has noticed that she can no longer lift her head to look up. She can still look ahead of her and down, but she cannot raise her head to look up. Mom was trying to give her some treats, and she cried a bit when she raised her head to get them, but it's okay because Mom is making sure she doesn't have to look up. All of her treats are given at a comfortable level for her. Other than that one thing, Mom thinks she is doing great considering.

As for our Thankful Thursday, we are thankful that Camie is doing so well. We are continuing to take each day as it comes and be thankful for the time we have with her. Cody is still sleeping with her every night, and we continue to bathe her and love on her.
LC, we will see you at the bridge. We will miss you very much.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Gracie Tuesday

This is what I did on Mama last night. I am not normally a "lap" cat, but Mama has been noticing lately that if I am tired, I will sometimes sleep on her instead of near her. I slept on her so long that her arm almost fell asleep. Of course, that is a bonus.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Meezer Monday

This is pretty much how we all spent the weekend. We did a lot of sleeping and a lot of cuddling. It's my favorite way to spend a weekend, and next weekend, we get Mom for an extra day.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Because the last couple of days have been so sucky for us and for Mom (those whose beans are on facebook know what's been going on), we decided that we needed to focus on some positive stuff. So, we are thankful that Camie is such a wonderful woofie sister, and that she loves to snuggle with us. We are also thankful we have such wonderful friends. Thank you all for your purrs and words of encouragement. Some of the comments made Mom's eyes leak. We are so, so grateful to have friends like all of you!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

News about Camie

Mom finally got the news about Camie and it isn't good. She took Camie to a surgical vet specialist today, and he basically said the tumor in her neck is inoperable. They did x-rays to see if it had spread to her lungs or chest and it hadn't. So then then did an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that the tumor was very vascular and that it she must have torn a blood vessel or something and that was lead to her huge amount of swelling a week ago. The ultrasound also showed that the tumor has either started to spread down to her chest, or it was a bloodclot.

Mom asked the vet if Camie was any pain and he assured her she was not. He said that if the tumor bleeds again, it probably wouldn't be good. When Mom asked him how much time Camie had left, he said it all depended on whether the tumor bleeds or not. It could be a week or a month. We are going to take each day as it comes and spend as much time with our Camie as we can.

We want to thank everyone for all of the purrs lately. We know we have been very bad at leaving comments. We have tried to visit as many of you as we can each day, but Mom doesn't always give us time to comment. Thank you all for continuing to be our friends.

Friday, January 1, 2010

It's a New Year - but we still have some of the same problems

Well, yesterday was day two of Camie's neck mystery. The V-E-T called yesterday morning with her lab results and said that the only thing he could see on the report that was abnormal was her protein level was low - but he attributed that to the bleeding into her neck. He wants to check her again on Saturday. He thinks that she might have a tumor that has a lot of blood vessels in and around it and that it might have started to bleed and all the blood poured into the surrounding tissues and caused the massive swelling. She doesn't seem to be in too much discomfort unless Mom tries to put her collar on or she moves her head wrong. She has more energy than she did the first day, but still gets worn out much too fast. Here are some pictures of her neck as of last night/this morning about 1:00 am.
This first picture is what her neck looks like when she is standing/walking. Mom says she looks like she has a turkey wattle. It's kind of hard to tell in the picture, but it is mostly dangling skin with just a little bit of swelling in it. The prednisone shot the V-E-T gave her is helping a lot with the swelling, but Mom says it is making her drink a lot and use the potty a lot - even when she sleeps. Mom doesn't care tho.
Here she is laying down. As you can see, I was trying to give her some purr therapy, but Mom wouldn't let me in the picture (I snuck part of myself in tho).

This is the bruising that is on her neck area. The V-E-T assured Mom that it was because of the blood he took yesterday, but Mom isn't so sure. It's really a large bruised area.

Some of the bruising and swelling has migrated to her chest/underarm area. Mom is lifting up her leg so you can see it better.

Finally Mom let me in to do some purr therapy. I really love my sister and hope she is better soon. Thank you all for the purrs, prayers, woofs, tail wags, etc. They mean a lot to us and we know the power it has in helping her get well. Mom has promised us she is going to get caught up on visiting everyone before she has to go back to school on Monday. We will give you all an update after Camie gets back from her V-E-T visit tomorrow.