Monday, April 08, 2013

Back to work Monday!

 Had last week off for vacation........or a staycation as it were. Weather was still a little chilly but it was sunny out all week so we got to do some outdoor things and he got this lawn situated for summer while I did some spring cleaning, etc. (And there may have been some indulgent shopping and eating in there too.)

It wasn't all good because a quick trip to the vet's to get Mooshie some meds for his spring cold turned ugly rather quickly. He had another reaction to antibiotics (a different kind this time) and had a couple seizures a few hours after we got home. Very upsetting. And disturbing. I was 99% positive he was heading in that direction after we'd been home for a little while (pre-seizure activity is fairly easy to spot with him) so I dug his prescription of Valium out of the medicine cabinet to get ready but I would have rather not had to use them, you know? He only had the two seizures before it kicked in and stopped any more from happening, so that was good. His failing kidneys couldn't flush the Valium out of his system though and when he was still knocked out from them 13 hours later on HALF a pill, he ended up in hospital for a couple days while he got IV fluids round the clock to get him situated again. So. The last part of vacation wasn't much fun. :(

He seems fine now - for him anyway. (He's still suffering from late stage kidney disease, of course.) And there is one small upside in that the storm in his brain is making him really hungry so he's eating all the time vs. me having to cajole him to eat a tablespoon of food here and there. He ate a full can of food by himself every day the last two days which is AMAZING.

Needless to say, he's off all medications now for the rest of his life, as it's too risky. We thought he was allergic to one specific class of drug but it's obviously more complicated than that. Sigh. Poor little guy. :(

Anyhoooooo. I managed to knock off a bunch of projects with the time off. I rewatched all of season five of Mad Men in the early part of the week to get ready for the new season - thank you Netflix streaming - which was GREAT for making progress on things. (I was shocked how much I forgot about last season too. Was I dozing when I originally watched those episodes??) Must get pics of that stuff today. It's a crazy-inducing 64 degrees here today so maybe I'll even get to take pictures OUTSIDE for the first time in forever. :)

15 comments:

Annie said...

Poor Mooshie. Such a beautiful cat. It's good that he can enjoy his food for a while now.

Spring has sprung... a shame to start back to work!

Ranae said...

Awwww, give Mooshie a big hug
I'm on vacation this week and it looks like rain everyday, urgh!!!

Margaret said...

Poor Mooshie. :( I'm sorry he had such a traumatic time during your staycation. Nice you had time off though.

geeky Heather said...

Poor Mooshie! I hope the Spring weather makes him feel a little more chipper.

Maggie said...

Sorry Mooshie hasn't been well, he is so cute, it's horrible we pets take a turn, I know my two are like my babies and I dread anything happening to them.
I've just had a staycation too, seems like a lot of people chose to have time off over Easter. Sometimes it's nice just to chill out at home :-)

Leslie said...

Mooshie is soooooo cute!!! I hope that everything works out for him. I love those luggage .. we are doing a staycation this summer. I am hoping to take a trip to Florida for thanksgiving ... dinner on the beach sounds awesome!
glad that you got a chance to get some projects done. Have a great week!

Julie said...

Head scratches for poor Mooshie, he's a very beautiful boy.

I lot of folks seem to be having a staycation this Easter and catching up with things. Yours sounds like a good mix with rest and relaxation time.

Carol said...

Aww...poor little kitty. You just hurt along with them, don't you, Melanie... It is so hard to watch pets go downhill...

I wasn't crazy about the first episode of the new Mad Men season on Sunday night. Kind of dark (darker than usual!) and depressing... I hope it gets better! I've gotten so interested in each of the characters throughout the years :)

Beth said...

Poor Mooshie (love the photo). I am glad you are taking such good and thoughtful care of him as his quality of life is all important at this stage. Give him hugs and chin-scratching from me!

valerie said...

Awwww, poor Mooshie! That sounds so scary. I am glad that he is feeling better. Good for you for getting your spring cleaning done. I just keep thinking about it a lot instead of actually doing. LoL

Maggee said...

Oh poor Mooshie! But he has the most necessary thing at this critical time--your love and affection. We had 80 degree weather today! And tomorrow and Thursday I think... I like it... even if I cannot go out in it because of the pollen! Soon enough... Hugs!

Catherine said...

How very scary for Mooshie and for you. Outside of that, it seems like you enjoyed your time off!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Give Mooshie a hug for me, I adore my cat and would be distraught if I had to go through that!!!

dixiesamplar said...

Poor Moosh...he sure is having a rough go of it! Hope he will be on the mend soon.

Dee said...

Poor Mooshie --- he's such a handsome boy. Hope he is comfortable now.