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I am cured!!!

HIYA SAVANNAH HERE!!!

It’s true, it really, really, really is true!!! Last December I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I was losing weight even though I was always hungry and my furs were looking rough, dry and kind’a not well groomed, na’ mean??

Mom L just knew the diagnosis would be hyperthyroidism and she had no idea how she was ever gonna be able to get a daily pill down me. I don’t do cheese, or pill pockets and once you pick me up and pill me, I won’t ever let you get too close again. So the answer was to compound the medicine into a trans-dermal gel for my ears.

Not hearing you

I sort’a have nice large ears, so that ought to work ok. One dab in the morning and another at night. Except I started to vomit after a few days and I started to scratch at my ear like crazy. YEP!  I am allergic to the medication which is pretty inexpensive. So now what??

Mom L learned about a radiation treatment that would attack only the tumor on my thyroid and the outcome of the radiation treatment ought to cure me!! So you all know I went through the Radiocat treatment on January 21, 2020 and I had to stay three nights and three days in hospital. My first time ever aways from my castle and family. You know about my home coming of course.

I am home!!

So I had to wait a whole thirty days before they could steal my blood for yet another test. And on February 24, 2020 I was pronounced CURED!!! My radiation treatment worked!!! My thyroid tested normal!!! Now I just need to keep on eating and eating to gain back the weight I lost.

Good news is that Mom L and Dad P can see that my luxurious furs are once again shiny and soft and looking well groomed. But there is much more that this treatment and being away from home has done for me.

I am working hard on becoming a LAP CAT!! YES!!! Seriously!!

Can you see how shiny my furs are??

When I came home from hospital, I started sleeping right up against Mom L’s chest and tummy and I haven’t left that spot for my usual foot of the bed place where I always stayed before my treatment. So’s one night Mom L couldn’t sleep and she went downstairs and reclined in Dad P’s chair. I thought “what the heck?” Mom L covered herself up with a nice soft fleece blankie so I strolled across the couch, over the end table right onto her lap!!

And since then I have bee experimenting even more. Now Mom L reclines her side of the sofa that we share at night for TV watching, and when she puts her feet up and adds that fleece to her lap—bingo!! I am right there!!

I have become more patient with Katie. I allow her to invade my personal space, although as you can see—I am not always relaxed!

And I am allowing TKS to share Mom L’s lap.

Go ahead, sit there but don’t get too comfy

Lastly, since my incarceration hospitalization I have started to explore parts of the couch that I have left to TKS and KK. I think I might just like the back of my couch, what do you think??

Hope you will celebrate with me in my total recovery from hyperthyroidism.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

I’m HOME!!!

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Hear yee, hear yee!! The Princess did not move to Canada, she returned to her much loved home in Pittsburg, California!

Hey guys!! Thanks a ton for appreciating TKS and KK’s attempts at holding the “blog” in my absence and producing the last Friday Memes for Friday Smiles. IMHO—”they did good”!

So for anyone who follows my blog, and doesn’t know, I had the i 131/aka Radiocat hyperthyroidism treatment on January 21. I was in hospital for three nights. My first ever and last ever away stay from my castle.

So here’s my account of my rescue from the hospital.

First, I was so scared and nervous. But then I met my Registered Veterinarian Tech, Ms Erin, and I started to relax. Ms Erin was so kind and caring and compassionate. My treatment was at Animal Specialty Hospital in Oakland, CA.

So Mom L was totally in love with the art they use in their kitty area for intake and discharge. She had leaky eyes when Ms Erin brought me to her.

And then there was the one hour drive home. Mom L did the same thing she did when she and Dad P took me to hospital. She rode in the backseat so’s she could open my carrier and pet me to comfort me.

She even let me get my head and shoulders out to make sure that Dad P was driving safely and headed in the right direction—HOME!!

And then the moment arrived. I was HOME!!

Yeah, yeah, I know Mom L got me all blurry, but you get the idea, right? I was HOME!!

Well then I had to do an entire survey of my castle to make sure no changes had been made in my absence, and no “other” kitty had tried to use any of my stuff!

I started talking to Mom L and Dad P as soon as I left my carrier. I wanted them to know what I thought about this whole ordeal. I let them know that my RVT Ms Erin was super duper awesome. And that I know I am one fortunate kitty to be able to cure my hyperthyroidism. Not every kitty gets to have this. But, I turned out to be allergic to the less costly treatment, even using the transderamal gel on my ears. I started to vomit, then my ears started to itch and I got an infection in one ear. That’s why we all decided that I had to get the Radiocat treatment.

Moving forward…

My inspection of my castle was of course vocal. I meowed all my observations of any changes to Mom L and Dad P.

I checked out the down stairs and then went upstairs. Of course all the while I was being followed by my castle staff

They wanted to make sure I was pleased with how they took care of the castle in my absence. The toughest part was learning that the staff had taken advantage of using my preferred nip toy, the rainbow. A brand new one I got for Christmas in my stocking.

Phew!! Some other cat has spit on my fave Yeow nip rainbow!!

But then I found my holiday tree and it was scent and spit free!!

Ahhh…my spit is still on this one

I ended my inspection once I was assured that my favorite pink beddie was secure and ready for my long nap.

Thank you all for helping me escape. I am now taking a long needed nap

I am so happy that Dad P still serves me my meals anywhere I wanna eat.

Hey Dad P!! I am waiting!!

As some of you know I have lost about two pounds aka 900 grams.  I really need to get that weight back. I am trying, but I am also a very picky eater.

This is my current figure, I am very thin

Thankfully I have Mom L and Dad P to make sure I get whatever I need to keep me gaining weight. The last few days before my treatment, I was really grouchy and took that out on Katie and Sage.

Since my treatment, I am starting to allow closer relations with them.

I know you are butt bumping me Katie, but I want my treat more than giving you a paw whap! MOL

Life is good. Please send my your POTP to help me regain some weight. Thanks guys for being my pals.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

How do you help get your family ready for the holidays?

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I bet’cha all of you have special furramily traditions around the holidays. I just know your hooman families include all their fur kids in the celebrations at this time of year. Even if that means you gotta wear odd costumes and do photo shoots showing that you “love” being picked up and cuddled and all that stuff—am I right?

At my castle, things have a changed up a bit ‘cuz KK aka Kit Katie aka Katie has officially joined my castle residents. And I have to admit, she isn’t all that bad. Actually, I kind’a like her coming up to me and doing that “body touch and head bonk” thingy every now and then. I do discipline her with a hiss and growl now and then to make sure she knows I am THE PRINCESS!

So TKS has been doing some thinking about what she is hoping for come this Christmas morning.

Hmmm…just how good does Santa Paws think I have been???

Of course, TKS believes she has been simply brilliant all year!

Checking out the Xmas packing box to make sure nothing gets left behind

And then she had to make sure our Secret Santa Paws gifts were properly sniff tested.

Ohhhhh…yeah!! This is really great!!

As for me, I have, of course, been very patient with the youngsters. After all, this is the first Christmas Katie has been with us. Of course I have had to give her some hints aka stinky eye glares, as to how to treat out holiday tree and packages.

Touch it kid and you will regret it!!

But that is neither here nor there. This is the role of being a Princess in my castle. Of course, Kit Katie has been on a roll this year. Just look at what Mom L had to do as soon as Dad P put up our fake Christmas tree!! Just to keep KK from EATING the fake leaves!!!

Yes, Our tree had to be gift wrapped around the bottom to protect it from KK’s teeth!

Of course the instant KK could get a good look (nibble) of the wrapping paper protecting the lower tree leaves, she was right there on the spot!

Yum! paper dressing served with fake tree leaves

And the final solution was, “ick”, a doggie X pen around our lovely tree.

The doggie X pen is at least green!

But every night Mom L insists that KK gets supervised access to the tree. And as any juvenile will do, KK takes total advantage!

Nonetheless, we are all in a holiday mood and so looking forward to having out stockings filled with enough nip to go around the world!! As for me, I have been keeping a watchful patient eye on all the decorations.

I will protect all our holiday decorations

I have also introduced KK to one of my fave games. Trying to grab the peacock feather from under tissue paper!!

I got it!! Almost!!!

In the end, I have to say that TKS and I are grateful to have KK with us this year. She really is making such a difference in our family.

Thank you KK for being one of us!!

How are your holiday preparations coming along?

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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