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2012-09-22 11:53:53 AM

Gonz: Hey, good morning, Caturday folk. Do I have a story for you...

It's about her.

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My wife has a garden. It started small, but then a spaghetti squash grew out of the compost, and gave us tasty, tasty vegetables, and what started as a small bit of the back yard suddenly changed to a significant portion of our vegetable bill becoming home-grown. Anyway, she went outside on Thursday, and next thing I know, she's knocking at the back door. In her arms, she's cradling a delicate little black kitten, and the thing's purring so loud I can almost hear it through the glass.

So I throw a handful of kibble into a bowl, and some water into another bowl, and take it out to the patio. Set them down, and the wife sets the kitten down... and that's when we noticed an issue. From her "waist" up, the kitten worked. Her back legs, though... they just kinda splayed across the concrete. We were absolutely sure it was a broken leg, and decided pretty quickly that the little fuzzbutt had been hit by a car.

At that point, we had two options. One was to do the "sensible" thing. A crippled kitten that couldn't move... she couldn't really make it in the wild. No one would question if we put her out of her misery. Option two was going to the vet. That would mean spending money for the cost of a vet call, almost guaranteed x-rays, and who knows what else. Any sensible person would have looked at the facts and chosen Option One.

Here's the thing, though- I'm a veteran of Iraq, and thanks to a sniper, I know a bit about a limb not fully working.

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Call me sentimental if you will, but I wasn't going to write off a perfectly good cat over a bad peg. We piled into the minivan- that's how typically suburban my life normally is now, I own a Honda minivan- and took the kitten to the local vet clinic. They offer a substantial discount for strays, which is nice. We dropped the kitten off in a comfortable towel, and told them to do ...


You are my hero of the day! Best of luck with Xena, she is one lucky kitty to have wandered to your home. I wish they could all be so lucky.
 
2012-09-22 11:54:34 AM
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2012-09-22 11:55:59 AM
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2012-09-22 11:58:06 AM

domari: sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]

warning: wall of text follows!

Good evening my dear friends ... I have a little bit of good news, and some bad news. Bad news first - it seems that all the additional tests have confirmed the fact that my beloved Dragon is indeed in late stage renal failure. His BUN, creatinine, and phosphorus levels are all extremely elevated, in fact some are almost off the charts. :o(

On the bright side, he seems to be holding his own, his appetite is great and he is still acting quite normal (we just spent 15 minutes playing chase with a baggie tie) ... but I am beginning to see a marked increase in thirst and urination, as well as small periods of what I can only describe as restlessness (which I assume means he is uncomfortable for some reason) in just the last few days.

However, his thyroid levels came back just about normal, which either means his medication is working, or could be a side effect of the CRF. We are slowly weaning him off the meds at this point.

I have already begun to phase in the recommended k/d diet with mixed results. Dry food (mixed 50/50 with his regular stuff to start with) is still up in the air - I have seen him nibbling at it once or twice, he is obviously not thrilled, but I have hopes he will get used to it.

The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

I will be starting him on Azodyl in a couple of days (I elected to wait to get a special order of "small capsules" hoping that they will be easier for him to swallow (and for me to administer). Then we will go back in about 5 weeks for yet more tests, and depending on the results, we will add Epakitin (a phos ...


When we had to start feeding the late, great Barclay diabetic formula food he loved the dry, hated the wet, especially if it was cold (only came in 5.5 oz cans) -- he'd eat the first serving, but not the 2nd. We starting mixing the special food with regular wet food to get him to eat it. I also found that there wasn't that much difference in the nutritional values of the special food and some of the regular brands -- i just had to read all the cans at PetsMart. We figured it was better to get him to eat something that was 90% "like" the special food was better than not eating at all. Find out from the Vet what the critical values are (% of protein may be the most important for kidney issues) and see what you can find.

Irma and Josephine send kitty love to Dragon! {{ =^.^= }}
 
2012-09-22 12:06:32 PM
Recommendations for chronic kidney disease diet:

Limiting fluids
Eating a low-protein diet (this may be recommended)
Restricting salt, potassium, phosphorous, and other electrolytes
Getting enough calories if you are losing weight

Sherpa, you might want to ask your vet what amount of protein is recommended for cats with Dragon's condition if you decide to go home-made diet for him that was mentioned above. Standard home diet for cats is 60% protein, 20% fruits/veggies and 20% grain, if I remember correctly.

Some links I found searching for "cat food homemade kidney disease". Maybe you can find some no-salt hot sauce to dose his food with? He does like it spicy. I hope you find a diet (store bought or home made) he will eat and he feels great for a long time.

TANYA'S

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO

FELINE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE


Homemade Cat Food Recipe for Cats with Kidney Disease
Homemade Cat Food for Kidney Disease
 
2012-09-22 12:32:19 PM

sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]

warning: wall of text follows!

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The wet food on the other hand is a total failure as far as I am concerned. It went over about as well as a lead balloon - and don't get me wrong, I really don't blame him - please note that while I really have no interest in eating cat food, some it actually smells good (or at least similar to what it purports to be) - but the k/d stuff has a nasty smell and a rather weird texture ...

...


When I had to switch Nutmeg to the feline k/d she was not at all interested in the wet food. It would sit for hours in her dish until I would throw it out. Then the vet tech offered me a can of chicken flavored k/d that they got by mistake. She ate it up! After that I always had to be careful when I called in an order to make sure they got the chicken flavor not the regular nasty stuff. Maybe you could ask for a different flavor of the wet and Dragon would decide it is much better.
 
2012-09-22 12:34:27 PM

Gonz: Hey, good morning, Caturday folk. Do I have a story for you.


What a great story!

Beautiful kitties, cute kid. Drama, suspense. This story has it all :-D
 
2012-09-22 12:38:47 PM

daffy: I love caturday! I am allergic to cats, but love them, so it is great to see so many cute pics. Gotta go. my D-O-G is jealous and is singing to my to go out.


You can always post pics of your doggie.
 
2012-09-22 12:45:28 PM

cherryl taggart: Next time, Gonz, tell your wife to quit harvesting kittehs too early. She picked this one while it was still green on one end. Put Xena on a window sill for a few days, and she'll ripen just like a tomato. Happy Homecoming to Xena!


L. O. L.
 
2012-09-22 12:53:54 PM
Ralphie has been hanging around again. He's a little skinny again but my neighbor and I are working to fix that.

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Not a great picture but you can at least see his bootiful blue eyes.
 
2012-09-22 12:54:09 PM
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Pierogi sleeping on top of the ferret cage to protect them from Fred the ghost. Fred is a ghost that has followed me around the country for over 20 years now. Last week when I put the cage in my room to clean out the game room, I looked down and saw Au Jus tearing across the floor with Sake' in hot pursuit. I grabbed her real quick, and took her back to the cage. The door to the cage was wide open and the rest of the ferrets were standing there looking out, but not moving. Any time the cage door opens, they are crawling all over each other to get out. The kids were upstairs cleaning, and they never came downstairs, because I would have heard them, and the cats and ferrets and dog can't get the doors open, so I knew Fred had finally found us again and was making his presence known. He's not scary or evil, he just does things like this to mess with the family. Mom was at the hospital with the wife, so he was all that was left. The kids think it's funny, and I've heard them lecturing him when something in there room has been moved. I've only ever seen him once, and that was the first time he ever made his presence known. Now the cats do what they can to sleep on top of the cage to make sure nothing happens to the ferrets. As if I didn't have enough insanity in my life, now Fred might start playing with the ferrets. He does it again, I'll have to tell him the babies are off limits.
 
2012-09-22 12:56:56 PM
Hanging out on my neighbors fence.

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2012-09-22 12:59:01 PM

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Pierogi sleeping on top of the ferret cage to protect them from Fred the ghost. Fred is a ghost that has followed me around the country for over 20 years now. Last week when I put the cage in my room to clean out the game room, I looked down and saw Au Jus tearing across the floor with Sake' in hot pursuit. I grabbed her real quick, and took her back to the cage. The door to the cage was wide open and the rest of the ferrets were standing there looking out, but not moving. Any time the cage door opens, they are crawling all over each other to get out. The kids were upstairs cleaning, and they never came downstairs, because I would have heard them, and the cats and ferrets and dog can't get the doors open, so I knew Fred had finally found us again and was making his presence known. He's not scary or evil, he just does things like this to mess with the family. Mom was at the hospital with the wife, so he was all that was left. The kids think it's funny, and I've heard them lecturing him when something in there room has been moved. I've only ever seen him once, and that was the first time he ever made his presence known. Now the cats do what they can to sleep on top of the cage to make sure nothing happens to the ferrets. As if I didn't have enough insanity in my life, now Fred might start playing with the ferrets. He does it again, I'll have to tell him the babies are off limits.


LOL
 
2012-09-22 01:00:11 PM
I love this picture of Ralphie :-)

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2012-09-22 01:01:26 PM

Pribar: Ya know the worst thing about work, that slavedriving boss, heres what I'm talking about:

So you finished the Mandolin, violin bows AND the harmonica, well you still have this Violin to finish :

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HEY, I am serious cat here, either it goes out the door by this evening or you do bub:

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/sigh no rest for the weary 8-(


You MAKE these instruments?!
That is so COOL...

********
Hugs and cheers for BBBB and family. I love what you said about your wife and the grill. She must be made of solid awesome.
 
2012-09-22 01:01:46 PM

cherryl taggart: Next time, Gonz, tell your wife to quit harvesting kittehs too early. She picked this one while it was still green on one end. Put Xena on a window sill for a few days, and she'll ripen just like a tomato. Happy Homecoming to Xena!


I seriously lawl'd, as did the wife. Well played.
 
2012-09-22 01:07:40 PM
Some of the doggies from my trip up north.

My cousins dog, Sophie. She is as sweet, calm and quiet (espically for a Beagle) as Suzy.

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This is Princess. She's 11 and also a very sweet dog.

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2012-09-22 01:07:44 PM

domari: syzygy whizz: sherpa18: [i415.photobucket.com image 640x448]
*snip* sherpa and Dragon (aka "Patron Saint of Couch Change", "Grand Old Man of Caturday" "White Boy", "Devouror of Spicy Chicken Wings" , etc...)

Sending good thoughts and wishing you and Dragon all the best. Don't be surprised about the way the kd cat food went over...
seems very few cats appreciate what's 'good for them' in this case.
Glad he's not gone off his food...that's a good sign.
Don't know what else to say except both of you are in me thoughts with much affection.

****
My stuff (but it does sorta involve cats)...
Just got my bi-PAP machine...sorta like a CPAP, only a bit more complicated.
(Here comes the cat part). Was recommended to make a sleeve of polar fleece for the corrugated tube to prevent the monsters my owners from chewing on it.

Apparently it is somewhat magnetic to cat's teeth...they just gotta nom on it.

Trying it out for the first time tonight.
Would like to be able to wake up in the morning all zippity-do-dah as opposed to "Just five more hours, please".

How did that work? I have a cat that insists on chewing the tubes for my nebulizer. When I use it I have to keep him out of the room.


Going to make the 'sleeve' today...cats didn't come near me last night. :(

Wasn't a howling success...feel like I was 'fighting' with it on the last part of the exhale and that prevented me from really getting to sleep. Oh, I know I went into REM, but not the kind of sleep where you lose your 'you' and fully engage in the dream as though it was really happening.
Gave up after a couple hours...will try again tomorrow morning when I get home from work. I'm usually wiped out by then, so maybe that will help.
 
2012-09-22 01:12:29 PM
Not a critter but I took this picture from the train. It's north of Seattle but I couldn't even begin to guess which island that might be. There are so many.

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Not bad for a little point and shoot camera on a moving train.
 
2012-09-22 01:14:05 PM
Do you have any cookies?

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2012-09-22 01:16:56 PM
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2012-09-22 01:17:36 PM
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2012-09-22 01:18:23 PM
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2012-09-22 01:19:22 PM

mousiebelle: I can't really even remember what I just read. I really hope Dragon keeps holding his own!!! **Scritches** to the handsome white boy and **hugs** to sherpa18.


As a side note... It's been about a year (give or take a week or two) since we started Cassie on Glucosamine, and there haven't been any urinary problems at all!!! Quite the difference from being at the vet or giving multitudes of antibiotics to my poor girl all the farking time. Last year we were at the vet at least 7 or 8 times between the urinary and ear mite stuffs. Since we started the Glucosamine, we've gone in once for the well kitteh check and rabies shot. Hooray! I highly recommend trying Glucosamine if it seems like your cat is getting UTIs all the time. Turns out the problem wasn't infections, but inflammation in the bladder that led to infections. W/o fixing the inflammation, the infections just kept popping up. So glad the sainted vet here was able to finally figure out the real problem!


YAY! So glad to hear good news for your kitty and you! Makes perfect sense in retrospect, but I wouldn't have thought of it at the time. It's awesome when vets use prevention instead of focusing on treatment.
 
2012-09-22 01:27:06 PM

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"Edward Scissorpaws"


BOOM. Headshot...my head assploding from cuteness.
Looks like Raven when she was that age...sweet little black kitten sportin' damn DAGGERS on her feet...
 
2012-09-22 01:27:31 PM
Forgot to offer conga-cats to Gonz & family on taking Xena in. You're Good Folk for doing that.
Also apologise to Mock26 for a) being at our limit & b) not living near enough to Chicago to be of any help.
Been to other thread that was promised. Someone Else we always watch for appeared there, it's hoped will come here too soon.
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Not in aid or protest of anything, just tripped over this. Somehow I rather doubt .gifs can be captioned workably, but am not 150%sure. Showed up in Preview like the cartoon: not, cept for verbal placeholder. Credit to the absent but recalled Lar Jorgen.
 
2012-09-22 01:30:39 PM

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That is obscenely cute!
 
2012-09-22 01:37:40 PM
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2012-09-22 01:52:49 PM

Gonz: Hey, good morning, Caturday folk. Do I have a story for you...

It's about her.

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My wife has a garden. It started small, but then a spaghetti squash grew out of the compost, and gave us tasty, tasty vegetables, and what started as a small bit of the back yard suddenly changed to a significant portion of our vegetable bill becoming home-grown. Anyway, she went outside on Thursday, and next thing I know, she's knocking at the back door. In her arms, she's cradling a delicate little black kitten, and the thing's purring so loud I can almost hear it through the glass.

So I throw a handful of kibble into a bowl, and some water into another bowl, and take it out to the patio. Set them down, and the wife sets the kitten down... and that's when we noticed an issue. From her "waist" up, the kitten worked. Her back legs, though... they just kinda splayed across the concrete. We were absolutely sure it was a broken leg, and decided pretty quickly that the little fuzzbutt had been hit by a car.

At that point, we had two options. One was to do the "sensible" thing. A crippled kitten that couldn't move... she couldn't really make it in the wild. No one would question if we put her out of her misery. Option two was going to the vet. That would mean spending money for the cost of a vet call, almost guaranteed x-rays, and who knows what else. Any sensible person would have looked at the facts and chosen Option One.

Here's the thing, though- I'm a veteran of Iraq, and thanks to a sniper, I know a bit about a limb not fully working.

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Call me sentimental if you will, but I wasn't going to write off a perfectly good cat over a bad peg. We piled into the minivan- that's how typically suburban my life normally is now, I own a Honda minivan- and took the kitten to the local vet clinic. They offer a substantial discount for strays, which is nice. We dropped the kitten off in a comfortable towel, and told them to do ...


You are one of "The Good Guys" Gonz!
I'm glad she's gonna be ok. I'll keep up in other forums.
 
2012-09-22 01:53:45 PM

syzygy whizz: snip

Wasn't a howling success...feel like I was 'fighting' with it on the last part of the exhale and that prevented me from really getting to sleep. Oh, I know I went into REM, but not the kind of sleep where you lose your 'you' and fully engage in the dream as though it was really happening.
Gave up after a couple hours...will try again tomorrow morning when I get home from work. I'm usually wiped out by then, so maybe that will help.


Might want to put the mask on and fire up the machine for 30-60 minutes before you try to sleep. It's what my specialist suggested and worked well when I first started CPAP so may help you with the BiPAP, too. He suggested put the mask on and do something like read or watch some TV. Then he looked up and saw the strength of my glasses and asked if I could actually read without the glasses on, LOL. Luckily, I can.

/just got a new mask
//trying to bring myself back into compliance
///relearning to breath with the pressure is harder than it was the first time
//luckily my kittehs never went after cords of any kind
 
2012-09-22 01:58:56 PM

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That actually made me yawn.
 
2012-09-22 02:11:10 PM

Salem Witch: Do you have any cookies?

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The blur is perfect.
 
2012-09-22 02:11:14 PM
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2012-09-22 02:22:42 PM
FUUU...tried posting a photo again.
Nope. Denied. Got an Up Yours message. Again. Fark!
All of this just to get out of doing housework, so perhaps it's not all in vain.
I'm occupying the couch. Daisy is asleep on my arm and my fingers are slowly falling asleep. She's comfortable, so there's no need to move just yet.
She's been snuggling up since I took Dinky home for the day.
As for doing nothing goes, today is being a very good day. The dishes are holding down the kitchen counter, the dirty clothes are still tucked in their baskets by the washing machine, and the cat is passed out beside me. The other three are currently busy being unconscious in other parts of the house.
All in all, it's a good lazy day.
 
2012-09-22 02:35:03 PM
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2012-09-22 02:46:09 PM
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Way late to the party again this week...

Lefty...Glad to hear that Muggsy is doing beter :) Hopefully you can keep her off the meds.

sherpa...Damn CRF :( Happy that Dragon is holding his own though. I'm with Domari. Try one of the other CRF canned foods. You can find info on the phosphorous, sodium, and protein for most canned CRF foods here (along with some other good info) (link pops like corm)
 
2012-09-22 02:46:39 PM
Try again, & try not to be distracted!
Stuff from AM newspaper --
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All in this AM's Cincinnati Enquirer, all Oktoberfest pix by Leigh Taylor.
There were also filled-liter-stein-toting contests, but no word on who won that/those.
Distraction was Fark ad for Lazy Ramen @ $2.95/pkg, s&h more of course, to right of our screen area.
Wonder how Drew's minions think they can sell those for that, when the real stuff's only $.20 each at the grocery? Unless that's commercial associates of Drew's minions?
 
2012-09-22 02:49:07 PM

Timid Goddess: TANYA'S

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO

FELINE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE




Looks like I was a day late, dollar short on this one ;o)

Great minds think alike, TG 

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2012-09-22 03:01:01 PM
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Au Jus inside the cat tree.
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Muenster inside the ferret tubes.
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Fatty Waffles and Sake' avoiding the ferret terrorists.
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Pierogi thinks he's cute when he sleeps.
 
2012-09-22 03:01:46 PM

Mrs CDK: Timid Goddess: TANYA'S

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO

FELINE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE



Looks like I was a day late, dollar short on this one ;o)

Great minds think alike, TG 

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Well... Sherpa said Dragon didn't like the k/d food, someone suggested home made, I remembered seeing that humans with chronic kidney problems needed lean protein such as fish or chicken breast, and started looking. That just happened to pop up third in the search results.
 
2012-09-22 03:29:02 PM

NotSoNiceBunny: syzygy whizz: snip

Wasn't a howling success...feel like I was 'fighting' with it on the last part of the exhale and that prevented me from really getting to sleep. Oh, I know I went into REM, but not the kind of sleep where you lose your 'you' and fully engage in the dream as though it was really happening.
Gave up after a couple hours...will try again tomorrow morning when I get home from work. I'm usually wiped out by then, so maybe that will help.

Might want to put the mask on and fire up the machine for 30-60 minutes before you try to sleep. It's what my specialist suggested and worked well when I first started CPAP so may help you with the BiPAP, too. He suggested put the mask on and do something like read or watch some TV. Then he looked up and saw the strength of my glasses and asked if I could actually read without the glasses on, LOL. Luckily, I can.

/just got a new mask
//trying to bring myself back into compliance
///relearning to breath with the pressure is harder than it was the first time
//luckily my kittehs never went after cords of any kind


How can you sleep with those masks and machines on? I can't sleep with any noise at all, I also don't like anything on my face. I couldn't imagine trying to sleep like that. Do the docs give you meds to help sleep with the machines? Just curious.
 
2012-09-22 03:36:29 PM

domari: NotSoNiceBunny: syzygy whizz: snip

Wasn't a howling success...feel like I was 'fighting' with it on the last part of the exhale and that prevented me from really getting to sleep. Oh, I know I went into REM, but not the kind of sleep where you lose your 'you' and fully engage in the dream as though it was really happening.
Gave up after a couple hours...will try again tomorrow morning when I get home from work. I'm usually wiped out by then, so maybe that will help.

Might want to put the mask on and fire up the machine for 30-60 minutes before you try to sleep. It's what my specialist suggested and worked well when I first started CPAP so may help you with the BiPAP, too. He suggested put the mask on and do something like read or watch some TV. Then he looked up and saw the strength of my glasses and asked if I could actually read without the glasses on, LOL. Luckily, I can.

/just got a new mask
//trying to bring myself back into compliance
///relearning to breath with the pressure is harder than it was the first time
//luckily my kittehs never went after cords of any kind

How can you sleep with those masks and machines on? I can't sleep with any noise at all, I also don't like anything on my face. I couldn't imagine trying to sleep like that. Do the docs give you meds to help sleep with the machines? Just curious.


When I first started using mine, I felt like I was going to suffocate until the machine kicked in in about a minute. Once the air was flowing, I was fine. Now, I'm used to it. Never took sleep aides to help go to sleep with one.
 
2012-09-22 03:53:41 PM

MoronLessOff: Mock26: ATTENTION CHICAGO AREA FARKERS!!!

Abandoned Kitty Needs A Home


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Neighbors moved out about 3-4 weeks ago and left behind their cat. Not sure of sex (kitty gets very affectionate and squirmy in the presence of any human contact), is fully clawed, and is very affectionate. Age might be around 5-6 years old. He is probably about 8-10 pounds and appears to be in good health (They at least left a couple open bags of food for the cat before they left). I just found out about the cat two days ago when the maintenance man for the building told me about it. The cat is still in the old apartment, but I am providing regular food, water, and litter. I have two cats of my own and cannot really house this kitty in my apartment. The owner of the building wants to call animal control, but I asked for a few days to try and find a home for the cat. The apartment should be cleaned up and ready for rental in about a week, and that point it is then try to get him into a no-kill shelter or let animal control take him.
If you live in the Chicago area and can take in a kitty or know of someone who can, please contact me at Mock26[[nospam-﹫-backwards] image 7x13]oohay[* image 7x13]com.

Thanks!

What kind of jerk hole would leave such a sweetheart. If I weren't at my pet limit, I'd drive on up and give him/her a forever home.


About the only good thing I can really say about the two guys is that they moved out of the building. They were loud, drunken, drug users who often fought with each other. And on more than one occasion one or both of them would pass out with food in the oven and then all the spoke detectors in the hallway would go off. I actually got to know a couple of the local firefighters by their first names! I can only imagine what the poor kitty went through when that happened. Not to defend the scum, but they did appear to take care of the kitty (except, of course, for abandoning them). He is definitely well fed.

Oh wait, there is another good thing I can say about them. They no longer have the kitty. He is so sweet and affectionate that he deserves better than those two balls of scum.

Also, no need for anyone to apologize on being at their cat limit. I, too, am at my limit or I would take him. But, if you are at your limit, can you please check with your friends? I really want to try and get this little guy into a loving, stable home. Thanks a bunch!
 
2012-09-22 03:54:07 PM
Change topic to one near & dear:
FuturePastNow entered this onto other Caturday thread, a cat in need of a home in W Cntrl IL.

Speaking of adoption- I don't suppose anyone in West Central Illinois wants a cat?I took one of my cats to the vet the other day for his boring problem (he has a permanently stuffy nose they can't figure out), when I recognized one of the cats they had. Like most small-town vets, they store animals for the local Humane Society, and I recognized this cat because he'd been there the last I had taken my cat in, six month earlier.I asked, and they said no one would adopt him because he was black and an adult. He had a microchip, but his owner didn't want him back. I'd take him, but I'm already over the number of pets my lease allows. He seems like a good boy, but he's been in a cage for months :(His name is Calvin, he's with the Schuyler County Humane Society and is at the Rushville Veterinary Clinic.

Linkie to Schuyler Co Humane Soc declines to go back in. Link Maybe a Bigger Hammer will work -- that looks better.
Rushville is where the SCHS is, in what sounds much like an army surplus quonset hut or similar. It's not really close to much, ~100 mi NW of Springfield, also S of Macomb (huh?).
I try to fetch notices here from HALO, Helping Animals Find Loving Owners (or Staff) in Belleville IL where Plumbicon's lawyer bro lives. That's south, down E of St Louis. The bro's too busy for pets. he does do a lot of pro bono legal work.
& wottheheck is it with folk being reluctant to adopt adult black cats?
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2012-09-22 04:03:56 PM
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2012-09-22 04:15:17 PM
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Damn cat.
 
2012-09-22 04:15:21 PM

domari: NotSoNiceBunny: syzygy whizz: snip

Wasn't a howling success...feel like I was 'fighting' with it on the last part of the exhale and that prevented me from really getting to sleep. Oh, I know I went into REM, but not the kind of sleep where you lose your 'you' and fully engage in the dream as though it was really happening.
Gave up after a couple hours...will try again tomorrow morning when I get home from work. I'm usually wiped out by then, so maybe that will help.

Might want to put the mask on and fire up the machine for 30-60 minutes before you try to sleep. It's what my specialist suggested and worked well when I first started CPAP so may help you with the BiPAP, too. He suggested put the mask on and do something like read or watch some TV. Then he looked up and saw the strength of my glasses and asked if I could actually read without the glasses on, LOL. Luckily, I can.

/just got a new mask
//trying to bring myself back into compliance
///relearning to breath with the pressure is harder than it was the first time
//luckily my kittehs never went after cords of any kind

How can you sleep with those masks and machines on? I can't sleep with any noise at all, I also don't like anything on my face. I couldn't imagine trying to sleep like that. Do the docs give you meds to help sleep with the machines? Just curious.


By the time I was diagnosed with sleep apnea I'd had years of broken sleep: I was so tired that they thought I had narcolepsy at one point because I couldn't get through the afternoon without shutting down at least once (enforced nap, usually for no less than an hour.) First night, the noise was annoying but the body eventually said screw it, sleep now! And I slept through the night for the first time in forever. After that, the body and mind associated the sound with sleeping well so it was less of an issue.

It does make my nightly ritual of daydreaming until I sleep a bit difficult. Unless I daydream I'm sort of paratrooper in an atmosphere that requires breathing apparatus. Not my favorite genre, though ;)
 
2012-09-22 04:18:34 PM

daffy: I love caturday! I am allergic to cats, but love them, so it is great to see so many cute pics. Gotta go. my D-O-G is jealous and is singing to my to go out.


Welcome!
 
2012-09-22 04:22:12 PM
Missed this in AM newsrag til A Bit L8r --
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with these to immediate right
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Never sure what new x by x pixel limit is -- besides just aboot that!
From the wires of the Associated Press & United Press International -- as used to be on a/the intro with teletype clatter in background, a lifetime ago ....
 
2012-09-22 04:22:57 PM
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