Thursday, August 7, 2008

Thankfully it has dropped to the 90s

Yesterday was only 95F here! Whoo hoo! It was so nice and cool outside!!!! We didn't get any rain at our particular domicile from Edouard the Tropical Storm, but the cooler temps were ever so nice.

Reno's eye (yesterday's picture) is permanently scarred from the Herpes virus and won't get better. We considered taking him to the opthamologist but we wouldn't be able to treat him once we got him back home, so that wouldn't work. Since he was in the crazy cat lady's garage in a cage for 11 months, he is more timid and shy than his 2 brothers and sister. He is the first cat that we catch for nail trimming each month because if he finds out what we are doing, then he will hide from us for several weeks. So we catch him first (usually when he is sound asleep) and trim his toes, then we can do everybody else after him. He meows with each toe cut on himself. Poor guy.

So Maw saw the neurologist guy yesterday and he told her there didn't appear to be any sound reason for her stroke. Although Maw still thinks it was this one OTC pill she was taking in addition to her other medications that pushed her over the edge... At any rate, the neurology dude put her on Lipitor to drop her LDL cholesterol by 20 points. And Maw's cholesterol is within range, but he wants her LDL to be down to 80 points. He said with cardiologists, they want the LDL down to 60. Maw is like, well good grief. And he wants Maw to come back in 3 more months to see him again. And he wants Maw to have a complete physical done yearly. And he wants Maw to wait at least another 3 months to have her sinus surgery done. Maw said getting old sux.

Luf, Us


Tybalt said...

Poor Maw and Poor Reno!

But especially Poor Maw!

I'll keep purring for you.

Mommy says doctors are NO FUN.

Daisy said...

Sometimes you just know what caused the things that are happening, even if the doctors are not sure. But it sounds like they are taking good care of Maw!

Lux said...

Well, that was kinda good news from the neurologist guy. At least there wasn't bad news. My mom says she agrees with your maw about the getting old sucking part.

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

maw is right. getting old sux. but i guess it beats the alternative...

smiles, bee

Gemini and Ichiro said...

We will keep purring for you Maw. I don't think I'd like to get old. I plan on staying young all my life...

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Mum agrees getting old sucks, but she agrees with Auntie Bee even more.
Mum spent ages today trying to get her compooter working better. She wuz pleased cuz she got her aol pages back and her photos screensaver working again, then she said we could visit blogs, but when we tried to comment, nuffin worked, so she had to do a system restore. Boy wuz she mad!!

The Furry Kids said...

Aww, poor Maw. Lots of hugs and purrs to her.

Black Cat said...

95F and it was nice and cool outside? Yikes! I'm glad I don't live where you live, haha! I moan when it's mid 70s (which it is at the moment) but coincidentally the weather forecast has just been on and it will be a max of 18C (um, what's that in real money, erm 64.4F) on Saturday. I had to Google that, haha, cos I couldn't read the little divisions on my thermometers, but one says it's approx 75F and the other 80F so it's probably somewhere in between. Pretty for 1.50 a.m. anyhow!

I'm glad that Maw's news is relatively good. Poor Reno but so long as his eye isn't hurty sore he will be okay I'm sure.

Sorry this comment's so long! :) xxx

Chrissie said...

Man, I agree with Maw! My mom agrees with her even more! But she says that as long as she has me, she can handle getting old 'cause old ladies get to sit around with cats in their laps.

Do you use one of those nail trimmers advertised on tv that trims without cutting? Just wondered.

CRIZ LAI said...

Awww... I hope everyone over there get healthy soon. By the way, getting old is part and parcel of life but you can always think positively that you are only 18 everyday. :P


Sunny's Mommy said...

Sorry, I didn't realize Reno's eye was permanently scarred :(

Maw's neurologist sounds thorough in making sure your Maw does all the preventative things she can to help her health. That's good.

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