Saturday, October 18, 2008

Helpful Cody And Purring Billie

My fingers are back to about 80% functioning. For the past few days they were swollen, very stiff and very painful. They also want to curve inward towards my palms. I could not get anything done! It was so frustrating to not be able to type, or do crafts, or even tending to my kitties. Luckily, they were patient and waited for as long as it took for me to pop open cans or pour crunchies. As you can see Cody actually helps himself.

Every time we get a new bag of dry cat food, he and Cricket tag team the bag and rip open a cat head size hole into it. But, after it's open, Cody is the only one who will eat out of it. Weird...

Billie is eating well. Nibbling here and there and napping. The growth on her back has not changed and is still pretty small. The Vet believes it to be a fatty tumor, but still is offering a biopsy. Yesterday though we spent $50.00 on Frontline to treat everyone for fleas. They were all scratching and I was combing out flea dirt from them. Between the flea treatment, Billie's check ups, Toeshee's hoohaectomy... well, ouch! Billie is doing pretty well. Her eating and drinking are fairly normal and compared to over a week ago she's improved a lot. It's almost as if she knew that I needed her around and she wanted to be around. She's 13 and as long as she's not in pain and seems happy I won't tamper with her. Right now, she's on my lap purring. She seems more affectionate now. I think she understands my worry for her. My sweet little "Wee wee." :)

Well, my fingers are stiffening up a bit and it's going to take forever to visit blogs. I realized I have so much trouble getting around visiting and say hi because I tend to write little books in everyone's comments. I'm actually very shy, but when I'm writing I become quite talkitive. No wonder my fingers hurt! :)
I hope I don't flare up so badly again. I'm ready to try a new medicine for this stupid RA.
Ok, enough typing and complaining. I will try to get around this weekend and coming week.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend!


Karen Jo said...

I am glad that Cody is so helpful in getting the new bag of crunchies open for you. It's good to hear that Billie is doing better and that your fingers are improving.

Sweet Praline said...

That is such good news about Billie. Little Praline is also 13 and some days I look at her and dread the day she will no longer be with me. Then I slap myself and say, "Enjoy her while you can!" Glad that your fingers are doing better!

Daisy said...

Good job Cody! You are a good helper.

I am sorry that your fingers have been hurty. That must be very hard to deal with. Is it worse in cold weather? Purrs to you.

JB's Big World said...

I am sorry your fingers are giving you so much trouble. It sure must be hard to type then. Billie looks lovely in her photo. I hope she will be well. Misty is 13 too so as we kitties age it is unfortunate but things start happening. Come see me modeling in my post today if you can!

michico*Adan said...

I am also sorry to know your finger's issue~!! Must be very difficult to type~!!!!!
I am praying and purring for you hope you can feel better soon.

Patty Skypants said...

Hooray! Billie is feeling a little better! She is such a pretty little kitteh. xxoo Patty and Bhu

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Scout is like cody & cricket. Loves to bite into the bag! And he gnaws on the treat bags too.
I've never had to deal with fleas...knock on wood!
We are glad Billie is hanging in there. Eating is good.
That RA must be horrible. And frustrating! I finally went to the DR. after 3 weeks and of course got nagged about not coming in sooner because its now bronchitis. Got antibiotics & codeine cough syrup. I'm such a lazy procrastinator. SSS's Mom Lynne

Kellykat said...

So glad to hear Billie is doing better. Darn that RA! Hope your fingers get to feeling better too!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're glad Billie is doing better.

We hope you do better too!

ML said...

i's updating tha posts on tha Purrs & Purrayers bloggie and was glad to hear Billie is doing better. Sorry to hear about your RA, hope it gets better.
If you should need help with vet bills, just let mine Mommie know.
Love and Purrs,

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Keeping good thoughts for Billie!

Hope you can find a medicine that will help. I've had RA since 1980 and know what you are dealing with.
~ The Momma at C~G~Q