Thursday, November 11, 2010

I'm feeling so much better!

Hello everyone! I feel so much better today after Daddy spent three whole days feeding me all sorts of yummy food. He went across the street to a convenience store and bought some gourmet cat food and finally found one that I really really like and it's the Dine brand Salmon & Chicken Pate. And he offered me a yummy about every two hours so I kept eating and eating and I gradually got my strength back and now I can jump up on the couch more easily and I stopped cocking my head to one side and I don't limp as much when I walk now.

And Daddy took me to the oncologist today and Nurse Naarah took my vitals and they were all normal including my temperature which she took by sticking that thermometer up my kitty bum and when she did it I turned my head to her ever so slowly and gave her my best look of disdain and everyone laughed because she says I always give her that look. And she put me on a scale and I weighed 4.6 kg (that's about 10 lbs 2 ounces) which means I've gained a little weight since Monday. And Dr Peter said that my tumour doesn't seem to have grown since he saw me two weeks ago, and that it's a mystery why I had such a setback last weekend, but he suggested that we wait a few more days for me to get my strength back, and then maybe on Monday give me one Leukeran pill and see how I react; and if I deal with it OK, we can wait another whole week to give me another pill; but if I react at all, at least we'll know whether chemo, even in a low dose, is likely to affect me. For the moment though I'm enjoying watching the birdies and sitting in the sunny bay window:

and sleeping in my basket:

And I've been very attached to the living room the last couple days and haven't left it at all, not even to climb the stairs, so daddy put my litter box downstairs so I don't have to attempt climbing the stairs until I get all my strength back. And Uncke Kevin says I have happy-kitty face instead of sad-and-sick kitty face. So I'm back to my old habits of lounging on my sofa in the evening, and even though I do look thin, I'm more alert than three days ago, and I'm purring loud!

And to celebrate, Daddy cooked a yummy potato and cheesy bake:

And I demanded a lick, so I got some!

So I'm so happy!


Karen Jo said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better, Oscar. It's great that your Daddy found some really yummy food for you. Keep resting and eating and get your strength back. I am sending prayers and Herman is sending his best healing purrs.

Huffle Mawson said...

Oscar, I'm VERY happy you're feeling better. I'm still sending you my best purrs.

Everycat said...

OScar we've just had a big catch up on your recent posts and we're so sorry that the chemo pill gave you a rough old trot there. But boy are we happy you are feeling better now and getting nice fuuds too! Putting on weight is wonderful.

Chemo drugs are pretty mean to tumours and we think they are pretty mean to the rest of the cat too. Humans have many different types of reaction to human chemo drugs. We hope you can tolerate the reduced frequency dose of the Leukeran Oscar and don't get poorly again.

Take care beautiful Oscar!

Whicky Wuudler

Kea said...

Oscar, we're so happy to read you're feeling better! Continued purrs and Light from us all!

Forty Paws said...

We're glad that you are feeling so much better, and that your Dad fed you yummy foods from the convenience store! We probably would have demanded more than a lick of the potato and cheese casserole though. Especially G.T.

Keep getting better, ok?

Luf, Us

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so pleased your Daddy found some foods that you really like. You have a good rest and give that weight a chance to settle to make you stronger.
We send our best healing purrs and medicinal kitty kisses.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Well, this is sure nice to hear. We hope you continue to do well and you don't have any more setbacks.

SuziQCat said...

Oscar it is such a relief to see that you are feeling better. We will anxiously wait to see how you do after one pill on Monday. Sending purrs your way!

The Island Cats said...

Hi Oscar! We're glad you are feeling better and are eating more. We continue to purr for you!!

Junior and Orion said...

Oh Oscar!!!! We are so very happy to read this!!! Thank goodness your Dad found some yummy food for you to gobble up. We will keep sending you our best purrs!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're so glad that you are doing better, Oscar! Sounds like you're getting lots of good treats and lovings!

Wishing you a nice weekend,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Junior and Orion said...

Hope you are still feeling good Oscar. We haven't stopped purring for you.