October 17, 2020

We are adjusting...

No one likes the new norm, but we're slowly adjusting. Buddah's ashes came home yesterday, and the People bought a very nice urn for him. It's a black kitty sleeping in a basket...once they have it set up, I'll show you. 



All I did was pee on the bathroom floor...and then in the living room...and all the sudden it's OMG TAKE HIM TO GET STABBED! And doods, I totally got stabbed. The stabby guy stole a bunch of blood and sighed super hard when I peed all over everything because he wanted it for himself, and all for what? I've peed on things before and no one got excited. Sheesh.

But...I heard the People talking today and apparently my blood looks fine for an old man with thyroid and kidney disease, and there was no sign of an infection. So now the stabby guy wants to get an x-ray of my rear left left because I may or may not have broken it back in July, which could be why I occasionally pee outside the box. He felt a mass back there but it could be anything...a knot from a break, or even something else. If the x-ray doesn't show a break, he'll do a needle biopsy.

The Woman is not concerned that it might be something else, because of the timeline. In July, I tried to jump onto the footrest of her recliner and didn't quite make it, landing pretty hard. I got up and walked away, but it was a couple days later that I went through all the OMG HE'S GOING TO DIE stuff, when she found me in the closet passed out with my face in my food dish. 

She thought then that I was having some pain, but let's just say I was a bit less than cooperative at the stabby place, so there was no blood work, no x-rays taken. She watched me closely, and noted improvement, slowly, until I hit a point where it wasn't bad at all...right at the same point she always felt better after she broke something.

So I have days when I don't eat a lot because I kinda hurt, and she thinks that's what the next exam will show. I probably did break that leg. And since it bothers me sometimes, those are the days I pee outside the box. She says that's perfectly okay because she owns a bunch of Kids N Pets to take the smell away, but she kinda hopes I stick to the puppy pads that are now covering the bathroom floor.

I am also getting something that will hopefully make me hungrier, because my weight is way down, and they want me to gain some back.

I ate well today, though. I had 6 ounces overnight (she's leaving me 2 full cans in my room every night now) and I've probably eaten 4 since 8am and it's only 5:20pm and I'll get offered at least 6 more ounces before bed time. I think they want me to eat a lot more than that, though.

In any case, we're doing okay here. Everyone misses Buddah a lot, but we're okay.


Unknown said...

We all love you Max & your humans. Know that Buddah is still there in your heart. Now you need to be spunky... OK? 😑

NitroStitch said...

Sending you purrs and hope for pain relief, Max. Nobody likes the stabby place, but sometimes they make you feel a little better. Enjoy all the noms. Sending you and your People hugs for the sadness about Buddah. πŸ€—

Diane S said...

Oh Max. Take care of yourself.
And let your peeps take care of you too.
Sad for them and for you too
Losing Buddeh was hard
So, cut them some slack OK?
Many hugs

Susan said...

Oh, Max, please take care of yourself and just drink a lot and eat lots of wet food to keep yourself hydrated. We love you so much, I chit you not

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Max, we are sending you all huge PURRS. Please take care of each other. We love you.

Eastside Cats said...

Egads, Max...you could have broken your leg?!?
Dood...let 'em take the dang radiograph, alright?

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Sending you lots of love, Max.

Unknown said...

Max, have you tried baby food? Like, ham, beef, chicken, turkey? It is a good (and delicious!) way to get extra calories in. I bet your mom would totally get you some to try if you asked her real nice.

I give Ember (18yo with thyroid and kidney issues) a jar every night when I put out the bedtime kitty buffet. The plate is usually licked almost clean by the next morning. Beech Nut beef and Gerber ham are favorites here.

catladymac said...

Oh Max - we all (there are 11 of us plus the neighbor's big boy who comes over for breakfast) send you Love and Purrayers.

pilch92 said...

I hope everything will be OK. Are you taking the appetite stimulant that goes in your ear- Mirtaz?

Ivan from WMD said...

People get all wound up, don't they, Max? Hey, Izzy has a spare pound or five he could give you--we just have to work out the deets. Hang in there, all of you.

messymimi said...

You are all still in my thoughts for comfort, and i am praying you eat more and feel better soon.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood.....all wayz; st francis' blessings two ewe....sorree bout de stabby place....N pleez ta tell yur mom ta get ewe sum kitten food....NOE JOKE..
de good stuff in de can... coz itz HIGH in cal o reez; we gived it ta butter lover boomer o cat bak in hiz day N he loved it.....ewe mite two !!! ☺☺♥♥