Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Tuesday Tidings from Da Beebs

Da Beebs: I just wanted to update you, as #1 is away in England. Ms. N and Mr. G came to see me yesterday and spent quite a bit of time giving me cuddles, and extra food. Dr. C has now taken me off the drip to see how I do without it. Paws crossed!

Here are a couple of photos taken by Mr. G:

Ms. P said she would come and see me today!

Sunday, 17 March 2019

Snuggles on Sunday

Tama-Chan: What a week this has been, yet again. # and I have been so worried about Beebs. I know I am not always pleasant to him, but he is my son, and I don't want to see him sick and contemplating leaving us well before his time. As I am sure you all know in times of trouble, snuggling is one of the best solutions.

I have been snuggling with #1:

This is a somewhat embarrassing photo, but here I am with my dear friend, Mr.G...

Over the last few days, #1 has gone to visit Beebs every day and spent quite a bit of time with him. There has been a whole lot of snuggling going on!

 This one is when #1 got in the cage with Beebs!

Our friend, Ms. P, has arrived from San Antonio, Texas, to take care of us when #1 is away. She took this fun pic of her and Genji:

And here is Ms. P herself with Genji:

Last Sunday, #1 and Ollie went to have lunch with some friends and the lady, Ms. V, rather fell in love with Ollie:

The Vs were also feeling pretty cuddly with week!



With #1 away, we will probably post intermittently over the next few days. We will of course post updates as we get them regarding Da Beebs. Mr.G and Ms. N are planning to go and see him on Monday, and Ms. P will go on Tuesday.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Shut on SEIturday

Rainbow Sei: Pssssstttttt... I just wanted to let you know that we have barricaded the French entrance to Rainbow Bridge so that if that silly Beebs gets any ideas about joining us, he will be sent right back. Can you believe that he had the gall to suggest he might join us? I mean, who invited him, right? He can stay right where he is and continue to annoy his Mama Tama for a good long while yet!

Anyone who wants to discuss this further will be whapped.

Here is a shot of that silly half-brother of mine that #1 took yesterday:

He is wearing his Puppia harness for a wander around the vet hospital. He calls it his "muscle shirt". He is still a silly boy, don't you think?

Friday, 15 March 2019

Fight On Friday

#1 here. I went to see my Beebs yesterday afternoon, and spent quite a bit of time with him. I also had a chance to talk with DR. C at length. One of the things she said was that Beebs was an incredible fighter, with an amazing will to live. Even though his stats are so poor, he is chirpy, purring and eating up a storm, ie .he is not behaving like a sick cat. Now we are fully aware that all of this could be strictly due to the drip that he is on, but the decision we have taken is that, as long as Beebs fights on, and has the will to eat and the ability to eliminate, we will give him every support and chance to turn things around.

Yesterday, we put a collar and lead on him, and I carried his drip bag as he went exploring the room that his living quarters are in. He seemed to be having a pretty good time:

Today, is the weather is OK, I shall put on his Puppia harness and we will go for a little walk outside.

At this stage, we may still be heading towards a tragic end, but we have decided that Beebs will enjoy all the great food, cuddles, and exploring he would like whilst he is well enough to do so. Thank you all for your kindness and support. We will update when we can.

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Thankful Thursday?

Da Beebs: I was hoping to go home today for a couple of days, but I had a blood test this morning and the results are not great so no parole for me. Sniff.... I still need my sub-Q Vitamin B12 treatment and, as #1 is going to England, from Sunday to Thursday, it is better if I stay with Dr. C.

Anyway, here are some pics from when #1 came to see me yesterday.

Jail Bird! Get me out of here!

 #1 brought me some yummy chicken!

I am happy to say that I am eating again.m so we are thankful for that.  I gobbled up lots of dry food first thing and then, Dr. C nipped back home to get me a slice of ham and I ate it all! She is so nice! In case, you did not know this, Dr. C brought me into this world as she performed the Caesarean operation on Mama Tama!

And I did some serious snuggling with #1!

Update: The latest blood test results are not good, and Beebs is continuing to lose weight. Dr. C is running out of options. he will stay at the vet's in the wild hope that there might be an improvement, but of that does not happen, then the journey to join Tommy, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan, Sen-Chan, Ikkyu and Trav wil begin on Saturday.

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Wednesday Worries

Da Beebs: Mee-Yow, everyone. I am remotely posting from my hospital bed to give you a bit more of an update on my condition. As you know, things started going downhill again for me as soon as #1 returned from Switzerland, and by Monday, I was barely eating. With #1's car in the shop and the loaner being tiny, Mr. G and Ms. N very kindly offered to drive #1 and me to Dr. C's for my scheduled blood test.

#1 was seriously worried. In fact, she was so worried that she thought Dr. C would tell her that there was nothing more to be done. But she did not. She told #1 that she still had a few tricks up her sleeve and wanted to try them. #1 mentioned that she was going to England from Sunday to Thursday of next week, and the decision was made to hospitalise me there and then. I am going to need drips and sub-Qs and it will be easier to do all that if I am at Dr. C's. #1 had thought to take one of my blankies along so I have something soft and familiar to sleep on.

Oh, and you know how they talk about adding insult to injury? Well, guess what? I also appear to have a case of ringworm. Really!

On the way to the vet's, #1 decided not to be put me in my carrier but to put on my Puppia harness and have me on her lap as she was not driving. I really enjoyed the ride, and being able to look out whilst safely in #1's arms.

We passed through some small towns:

Look at all those houses!

The wide, open road!

Dr. C was in surgery whilst we were waiting. I decided to go and sit in the sun on the scales. Bad move. I have lost all the weight I had gained...

Ms. K, the vet tech, was preparing my luxury suite. In the meantime, I waited in the waiting suite. That's my blankie.

Dr. C's first order of priority is to reduce my urea and creatinin, which spiked since my last test. She says that's why I didn't want to eat. #1 is bringing some of my favourite foods today when she comes to visit so that I have something nice to eat when my appetite returns. Dr. C did call #1 yesterday even to say that I was comfortable and quite chipper.

So that's it folks. I am pretty sick, and I am trying to claw my way back from the edge, with #1's support and Dr. C's help. I really appreciate all your support, purrs and crossed paws, here and on Facebook. We will keep you updated.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Tama-Chan Tuesday

Tama-Chan: Dear Friends, this morning all of our thoughts go with #1 and my Beebs who are heading to Dr. C's for his scheduled blood test. After eating better at the weekend, he ate very little yesterday, and we are all very worried about him.

#1 says you can see the worry in my face.

We will update with any news after the visit today. Mr. G and Ms. N will be driving #1, Da Beebs and Ollie there. Thank you for all your purrs, crossed paws and kind thoughts. 

BEEBS UPDATE:#1 here. Beebs has been hospitalised on the advice of Dr. C. I was very afraid she would tell me that this was it, but she said she still had a few tricks up her sleeve. He has lost all the weight he had gained, and his urea and creatinine are now up as well, so it is vital to get those stats back down. He needs Sub-Q and a drip and it will be much easier if he is there. Please keep all those good thoughts coming!