Thursday, July 3, 2008

Thursday Noos

So Maw's neurology appointment is later this afternoon. The tests she had done the other day were the ultrasound of the carotid arteries and the heart. She didn't get any information from that stuff. Maw is assuming that a certain OTC nasal drug she was taking might have led to the stroke. Maw does tend to have higher vulnerabilities to medicines than other people tend to have at times. Maw is very lucky that the stroke was not as acute as it could have been.

Oh, that is something else that went away with Maw's speech abilities; her appetite. She has had very little appetite since having the stroke. It's slowly coming back, about like her speaking abilities. Strokes are very unusual.

Poor ol' Orinch has been hanging around our house a lot lately. He's been crashing on the patio right up against the house. We guess wherever he used to stay is now off-limits for him.

So we've still got a ton of tomatoes that Maw is going to make into a huge stockpot full of Marinara Sauce and then freeze it. All of the tomatoes came due very early because of the hot flash we had beginning in May, and now the tomatoes are about gone. Of course, if Maw were out there watering every day and fertilizing the plants, then she might get some more, but right now she doesn't feel like messing with them. It's too hot and Maw doesn't like it when it's that hot outside!

Oh! And Maw finished up the last book about Norton, Peter Gethers Scottish Fold cat. She had never even heard about Norton before seeing the first 2 books on ML & Deb's auction sites for special poodin needs. So she borrowed the books from the local library and read all 3 of them. The Cat Who Went to Paris, A Cat Abroad, and The Cat Who'll Live Forever. The last book made Maw cry and cry when she finished it last night.

So that's all Maw can think of to write about for now. Ok?

Luf, Us


Tybalt said...

I'm purring hard for Maw! I hope everything gets back to normal super soon.

Poor Orinch.

Myst and Blackie said...

We are purring for Maw - all Granddads tomatoes are still green then they all get ripe at one time!

Anonymous said...

We sure hope your Mom's all better soon! Our Grampy plants all kinds of stuff in his garden. We don't know why 'cause then he gives them all away to neighbors, even the one with the big mean woofie!

Mo and The Purries said...

Oh, I could go for a nice home-grown tomato about now!

Sending lots of purrs & HUGS to Maw!

The Purries from Purrchance To Dream
and Not The Mama

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh oh oh we is purring very hard for Maw.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Maw, I got the Norton books from my sister many years ago, I haven't read the last one because I knew it would make me cry. So it's been untouched on the shelf for a about 10+ years!
-sss's mom
Maw, we's still purring & crossing our paws for you & your health!- ss&s

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

please be well maw... please...

smiles, auntie bee

Daisy said...

I hope Maw's neurology appointment goes well and she will be all better soon.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Best wishes for your Maw with her neurologist appointment today. You haven't mentioned this, but have any of her doctors said if some type(s) of therapy might help her get back what she lost?
I hope your Maw only gets good news today :-)

Anonymous said...

purrrrrs for your Maw!
is the kitty book that makes her cry a happy/sweet cry book or a sad cry book? the Lady likes those happy/sweet ones.
poor Orinch! we wish he had somewhere cool to go.

Lux said...

We hope all goes well at your Maw's neurology appointment today. We hadn't heard of those books before ...

Anonymous said...

We'll be purring for your Maw to have a speedy recovery.

The Furry Kids said...

We're wishing maw lots of luck at her appointment today. We're still purring and purraying for her.

Momma wishes that maw could send her lots and lots of tomatoes. She would love to have a tomato on toast sammich right about now.


Parker said...

Here's wishing that Maw gets good news from the Doc!
We'll pray that that will be the way it goes!
Maters!!! Mommy loves them, me, not so much!

MaoMao said...

We are purrin furry hard fur your sweet Maw to recofur soon and get good newsies frum the docktor!

And wowie, all those tomatoes! We Ballicai don't eat maters, but our Momma and Daddy both love 'em!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Mickey's Musings said...

Lots going on at your place! I hope your Maw will be OK :)
Mom is thinking about toasted tomato sandwiches ,heehee
Those books look good too !!
Purrs to everybean & cat!!,Mickey

Squirrel said...

we have a special stroke center at our hospital and a nurse told me a similar story to yours and mentioned a nasal drug! So I really think that may have been something. Of course the drug companies don;t want us to connect these things, and they are extremely powerful

people should be wary of nasal drugs--of all RX drugs and how they interact with foods and dosages. I am very susceptible so I've always been wary.

Willow said...

China Cat & I are certainly sending over prayers for Maw today! We hope that she will get some good news at the doctor's appointment. My Food Lady thinks that your tomatoes and Marinara Sauce sound delicious - so do I! I love tomatoes and always get to lick the can when my Food Lady opens one - yum!

Purrrrrrs to all of you, Willow

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

We sure hope da nuro, noro, um, dat doctor has good news fur Maw...we'z purring our little heads off fur her. Poor Orinch, we sure hope he's okay out der. We'z just now getting tomatoes...dat's what haffing winter until May does.

Motor Home Cats said...

We hope Maw got good news from the neurologist today. We are purring for you. We hope that Orinch is okay.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

pissed off patricia said...

So good to hear that things are improving. I can't read books or see movies about animals because I start crying at the beginning and cry through the whole damned thing.

Happy 4th!