Ham-Micks

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Where We Have Been

So Maw went to the doctor again this week because her speech has been messed up since mid-May when her sinus infection was really bad. Her words aren't correct and sometimes they aren't proper in the sentence. We've left a few postings, and we've tried to leave some messages here and there but the words aren't always correct and Maw has had a very hard time with this process. So the doctor tells Maw that her ears and nose are clear and that she doesn't have a sinus infection, but he wants her to get a CT scan to see if anything is messed up. So she gets the CT scan on Wednesday, and his nurse calls her the same day to get her to have an MRI scan done, so she gets that done on Thursday and then the nurse calls and asks her to come in on Friday to see the doctor and Maw has no idea what is going on and starts looking up various problems on the internet and has no idea what is wrong other than the sinus infection is still there and she knows it is.

The doctor told Maw that she had a subacute stroke and that although she wasn't experiencing the various neurological signs of it, that indeed they needed to figure out why she had one at such a "young" age. So Maw doesn't turn 50 until August of this year, and she needs to go see a neurologist, and also get some extra tests done before seeing him and try to figure out why she had a stroke at a "younger" age. Maw read on the internet last night that people who have had strokes tend to have more of them. Loverly.

Oh, and yes, she still has the sinus infection inside her maxillary sinus passages on the right side and so she also needs to go see her ENT doctor again too. The CT scan showed that problem nicely. She's had sinus surgery on that side 10 years ago and it lasted fairly well for 10 years.

So, yes, we're still around and we drop in on blogs and read what is going on. We're doing Ham-Micks and Maw seriously needs to update the site and show other colors that we have. Bow is getting his medicines, and G.T. got his shots yesterday. The house is a total disaster, and we have a ton of way too many tomatoes this time of year because of the heat wave we've had so far this summer. But we're still here.

Lots of Luf, Us

41 comments:

The Furry Bambinos said...

Oh my goodness, what a lot you have been through this week! We will keep you in our thoughts and purrayers.

Purrrrrrsss,
Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh my maw! this is dreadful noos... we will send you lots of purrs from podunk. ask the ent guy about saline spray. it helped sarge so much. his ent told him about it and it really worked for his sinus problems. can't hurt to ask anyway honey...

smiles, auntie bee
xoxoxoxoxoxxoxoxoxoxo

Praline said...

Hope your mom is doing better soon. Special purrayers for her.

Lone Star Purrs said...

WOW!! We'll keep Maw in owr prayers!!
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara (Momma too)

pee ess: We luf,luf,luf,LUF owr ham-micks!!!

Daisy said...

Oh no! This makes me very upset. I am going to purr and purr for Maw to get all better soon. Be sure to be extra-good for her, okay?

The Lee County Clowder said...

YIKE! Talk about adding injery to insult.

Purrrrring & purrraying for Maw, and all the Forrty Paws gang.

ML said...

Oh, Maw, my prayers are with you. My Charley had a stroke when he was 48. He was still much older than you. They found out he took over the counter cold meds that raised his blood pressure.
Please, if we can do anything to help you, please let us know.
Also, he has not come close to anything resembling a stroke in the years since, so don't worry there. Once they get your meds right, you are usually okay.
Love, ML (KC & The Sherwood Bunch)

ML said...

Me again, any thing you might take OTC for sinus, colds, etc. can potentially cause a stroke if you have certain predispositions, like high blood pressure, etc. Charley can only take the Coriciden HBP(spelling?) pills for colds now. Tell your doctor anything you have taken for the sinus infections, even herb teas and herb supplements.
Love, ML

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Oh no, we are purrin' and purrayin' furry hard for your Maw!!

Chairman Mao said...

Oh, great big huggies to Maw! We Ballicai are purrin and purrin fur her. alla you Forty Paws kitties give her lots and lots of snuggles and TLC!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Mickey said...

Big HUGE PURRS for Maw!!!!!!!! MOm said something aboutit never raining ,but pouring! We will all be purring for Maw!!
Purrs Mickey & family

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Your poor Maw! You definitely have our purrayers!

{{{HUGS}}}

Laila

HotMBC said...

Oh gosh, we're sorry to hear that. We are purring lots and lots for your Maw!!! Hope she feels better reely fast!
Purrrrrrrrs,
Alla Us Hotties

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Purrrrrrrrs for Maw! We sure hope the doctor can fix you up so yur one hunnerd purrcent an neffur have these purroblems again.

Praline said...

Me again. Mom says to tell you thank you for your well wishes on her foot surgery.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

We are thinking of you and hoping the furry best that you get much better and stay healthy as can be. We're sending got healing thots to you.
We been lookin to get one of dem hammicks. We will be in touch soon.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Maw! That is not such good news. Purrs for you to get back to yourself!

Beezer said...

I purrin' and purrin' and purrin' for ya Maw! I say don't worry if your words are not all that you'd like them to be. Hey! we're kitties our words are a little funny sometimes too. If you want to post a message you go for it. we'll figure it all out! :)

Parker said...

Oh Maw! This is terrible! I hope that they figure out how to make you feel all better.
We are gonna' purr and purr and purr for you!
Smooches to you!

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

Oh no, poor Maw! How scary and awful! We are sending her lots and lots of purrs and headbumpies and and if we can do anything more, please let us know. Just know that everything is going to be okay. We know this for certain and we are kitties and therefore we are never wrong!!

Samantha & Tigger said...

Awww.......Maw we are purring for you!! We purr the doctors get it healed real fast! Love and (((((((hugs)))))))),
Your FL furiends,

The Meezers said...

oh Maw, we is purring very hard for you. you will be in our daily prayers

The Furry Kids said...

Holy cats! Maw, we are purring and purraying for you. We hope the V-E-Ts can figure it out and fix you all up good. Momma's sending lots of hugs your way.

Tiger Lily said...

Oh no! We will purray really hard that your Maw's v-e-t can help her get well.

prrrrrrrrrrrs and tail wags,
Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no, we is purring and purraying hard. Sure hope they can fix this problem...ML is right, they told dad not to take any OTC cold or sinus stuff cuz of his blood pressure.

Bogdan, the editor said...

We hope your Maw starts feeling better. We are purring.

-Morning Scratch gang

Derby said...

Lots and lots of purrs for Maw. We hope that the bean vets can figure out what happened and help her get back her speech and all PURRRS.

Asta said...

I came by when I heawd fwom my kitty fwiends..I will cwoss my paws and say a pwayew fow youw Maw's wecovewy..she's sooo young..not old like my Mommi...love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Team Tabby said...

We are sending lots of purrs and prayers to your Maw. We hope she feels better very, very soon.

Mindy & Moe

Poppy Q said...

That must have been a bit of a shock for your mom. I hope she is taking it easy and feels better real soon.

Sending you purrs from across the ocean.

Poppy and mum Q

Karen Jo said...

This is some pretty scary news. I am hoping and praying that all goes well for you from now on. Not everyone who has a stroke has more of them. A friend of my Mother's had one many years ago and has never had another.

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Your poor Maw! We will send our strongest purrs and prayers her way. Some people do have those kinds of strokes at a young age - one of our mom's friends who is only in her early 30s, had a minor stroke after a chiropractic treatment! Another friend of hers in her late 30s had a stroke and aneurysm. She is doing well now, but had to have a lot of therapy to get there.

Purring and praying hard for your Maw.

pissed off patricia said...

Remember the picture of the little kitten hanging by its front paws? Under the picture it said, "Hang in There!

That's my message, hang in there and don't worry about the house or anything except taking care of yourself and you fur kids.

Fat Eric said...

Sorry to hear about your Maw. Sending good thoughts and very loud purrrrrrs.

cyclone cats! said...

Purrs and prayers to your Maw and all ya'll!

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Hugs and purrrs from SS&S & Mom. Maybe all the blogosphere cats oughta just come on over and give you a big group snuggle.

Lux said...

Maw, we are distressed to read this news, and are sending you lots of purrs and positive energy. We hope the doctors can figure everything out and make you well (and get rid of that sinus infection, too)!

Mo said...

Maw - we ♥ you!!!

Purrs from Spooker!
Purrs from Daphne!
Purrs from Chloe!
Purrs from Jazper!
And PURRS from Little Isis, toooooo!!!!

Big {{{HUGS}} from Not The Mama!
(If there's anything I can do, my friend, let me know!)

luv,
All of us from
Purchance To Dream

Riley & Tiki said...

Oooh! We hope Maw feels better soon!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Oh dear! We are so sorry to read that your Maw has been feeling bad.
We will keep her in our purrayers everyday!

Our Ham-Micks came last week and we took pictures, but the computer decided to not work right.
Hope to get them up soon, we LOVE them! Thank your Maw for us. We need eight more, but The Mom said we have to wait.

(((Hugs)))
~ The Bunch

dennis said...

Dennis says take care but don;t worry too much--a friend had a little stroke when she was 30, and no reason for it at all-- a real healthy person, ate right, --but she couldn't speak right or read for awhile --confusion. The brain does heal and she is 57 now and no other stroke has happened. She exercises and gets fresh air more, but that was the only change she made .