Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Cody's S. A. D.

Kitty S. A. D.

I think Cody has Seasonal Affective Disorder. Remember, he is my gardening buddy and my front porch relaxing partner. Now, he is restless, and irritable. He snacks and naps and walks to the door and meows. "Hey Mom, shouldn't we be pulling weeds and walking around the yard and sitting in the sun? Hey, why is there a tree... Oh no, it's Winter again!?!"
Poor baby!
Yes, I know that sad little tree needs to be decorated. I hoping before Christmas. sigh...

I still think the flu shot gave me a touch of the flu. The Methotrexate made me queasy and weak and still very tired. I know it's job is to reset my immune system and in the process it's going to kill some white blood cells and just generally make me feel worse before I feel better. Gee, I hope so! I would hate to have to feel like this only to have it not stop the joint damage. There's a part of me that wonders if putting something so toxic in my body is not a good idea. But, to be able to function without pain is a goal I need to aim for. I miss looking forward to gardening and baking and well ,even getting out of bed is rather painful. I will give it a try. I can try the injectable method, which may be less "hurl" inducing. We shall see.

The kitties have of course been very patient. As long as they get food and attention they are happy. Stinky Goodness a few days ago was not fun to open! *o*
Billie seems to be a bit more tired. She eats fairly well in the morning and evening, but naps all day in between. She's never been a hyper cat and she is 13, so I will not worry much yet. She's due for a check up soon, so maybe the Vet will reassure me. She does seem to miss sunning on the enclosed back porch, so maybe she has a bit of S. A. D. too. I wonder how much those sunlight lamps cost?

I know I am so behind in visiting. Thank you all for visiting me. I just adore all of my bogosphere friends! Special Prayers and Purrs for Kelly. She is Scotchy, Sugar and Stryder's mommy. She is having major surgery today and will be very sore for awhile. Hugs Kelly!
Hugs to Everyone!


Sweet Praline said...

I sure hope you are feeling better soon. Mom says it's no fun to be in pain! Tell Cody he can come over anytime and help me dig into the food bag.

Mom is doing okay. She had to go on medicine for her thyroid and she thinks it is messing up her stomach, so she understands what you are saying about the medicine almost being worse than the problem. Her foot is still giving her problems, too.

I don't know what I am going to do with the beans!

Mickey said...

I am sorry you are not feeling well. Let's hope the feeling passes and good feelings take place :) I guess Cody is looking for the door to summer ;) I will send over some big purrs so you all feel better :)
Mom had a great time at the Tea & Tour!!! The homes were so nicely decorated :)
Purrs Mickey

The Meezers said...

we hopes you feel better and are not SAD anymore. Mommy says lots of people get that here all year, 'acuase it's not sunny here alot. even in the summer.

michico*Adan said...

You should sleep more,
and do a little bit exercise when you awake.
A hot hot hot tea.
I wish you will be ok sooner,
it is not comfy gets flu at winter.
Big big prayers for you!

China Cat said...

I hope that you will be feeling better soon. I miss the warm sunshine of my porch now that it's getting so cold outside. But I can still follow the sunbeams from the bedroom to the living room in the late afternoon.

Purrrrrrs, China Cat

Karen Jo said...

It is quite possible to get flu symptoms from the flu shot. I hope they go away soon. I also hope that your immune system resets soon, so you can stop feeling so icky. A painfree life is a great goal to aim for and I hope you hit the bullseye. I don't see why kitties can't get S.A.D. just like people.

Everycat said...

I think you are onto something Lorianna, it's surely logical that our animal friends could suffer from S.A.D. Your poor immune system is having such a work out with the new drug AND a flu jab. We think flu jabs can definately cause a person to feel very rough.

We have nominated you for a little award, so when you feel up to it, drop by and pick it up.

We send rumbly purrs and love to you all

Whicky Wuudler et al

Daisy said...

I think everybuddy feels better when there is sunshines out. Even if it is cold. Sometimes a nice cup of tea or cocoa can help you feel sunny and warm on the inside.

Helena said...

Ahhhh poor Cody looks so much like Fluffy!!!

I haven't adjusted to the short days this year at all. I am still surprised every day when it is dark at 4. I feel robbed of the day! Grrr... never mind. Less than 2 weeks and the days will be growing longer again.

Snuggles to all your kits.


Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Cody, we get all restless, mom too, we just want to be able to go outside and feel the warm sun. Thats not happening any time soon however.

JB's Big World said...

I think my mom has S.A.D. too just like Cody!
Hope you are feeling ok today, Lorianna!