Thursday, October 27, 2016

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wordless (more or less) Wednesday: Magical

(If you would like your own digital scrapbook pages created, check out the information here.  The money raised by making digital scrapbooks will help pay for Dragonheart's CT scan, which is not covered by pet insurance.)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Caturday Art: Merlin

Hello friends!  We are back!  We are settling into our new house, and lots of the unpacking has been done.  There is still quite a bit more to do, but our mom finally has a bit of time to help us with our blogging again.

This week, we have two digital scrapbook pages for Caturday Art with Athena.

First is a page documenting Merlin's milestone in making it to our new home:

Kit - My Pet Cat - Clever Monkey Graphics; Template - Tempting Tidbits 1 - Dagi's Temptations

The second digital scrapbook page features photos manipulated with the Waterlogue app for iOS.  This layout has been nominated for Layout of the Week at Ginger Scraps!  If you don't mind registering at Ginger Scraps, we would appreciate any votes!  You can vote here and we are the first layout in the thread.

Kit - Picture Perfect - Laurie's Scraps and Designs; Template - Leaving a Legacy Designs
Thank you for any votes!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all our fellow Canadians!

We are thankful for all of our wonderful blogging friends.  We are thankful for our wonderful mom and dad who take good care of us.  We are thankful that Merlin has outlived his prognosis and is still doing well.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Caturday Art: Happy Thanksgiving

Monday is Thanksgiving here in Canada, so this week, for Caturday Art with Athena, we have a digital scrapbook page that celebrates giving thanks.

If you would like your own digital scrapbook pages creates, check out the information here.  The money raised by making digital scrapbooks will help pay for Dragonheart's CT scan, which is not covered by pet insurance.

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Vet Trip Thursday

Update 1320 EDT:  So I have a temporary reprieve!  Our car broke down, so our mom had to cancel my vet appointment.  Our dad is with the car, waiting for a tow from CAA to the car dealership.  Then he hopes to rent a car.  So I will still be going to the vet soon, just not today.

Original Post:

Hello all!  Devi here!  So today I have the misfortunate of being the first of us kitties who has to go see a new vet in our new city.

Devi at the hotel
You may recall that I had some skin lesions a while back that turned out to be eosinophilic granulomas.  To treat the lesions, I was put on a steroid, prednisolone, and since it's not good to be on steroids for too long, I was on them for two weeks (1 pill a day), then we tapered down for two weeks (1 pill every other day), then we were supposed to taper down further for two weeks (½ a pill every other day).  Well, after about five days of ½ a pill every other day, my lesions started to return.  Now this was just before we were going to leave our old city and drive to our new one.  So our mom called our vet and asked her what to do.  She said to go back to 1 pill every other day, since I didn't have any lesions on that dose, and then see a veterinarian when we could in our new city, as there are other medications to try, and we don't want me on steroids for a long time.

So, our mom found what looks like a good vet practice in our new city, and I have an appointment this afternoon.  Of course, I'm the one of us three who doesn't like visiting the vet the most, and who doesn't like being restrained at all.  As I'm a rescue, my mom and dad don't know what happened to me before they adopted me, they just know that, for whatever reason, I do not like being restrained at all.

Our old veterinary practice emailed our files to our new vet, and our mom gave them the old practice's phone number as well, as our regular vet there said she would be happy to talk to our new vet and give them a summary of us and our health conditions.  So hopefully they managed to talk.

We will update you all later and let you know how things went.  We miss having a world-class veterinary college right down the street.  Our old veterinary practice was affiliated with the vet college, and we would be seen there by one vet student as well as an experienced veterinarian.  It was also easy to get referrals to the specialists at the veterinary college, and the college was our after hours emergency vet as well.  Hopefully our new veterinary practice will be a good one.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Eight Months Since Merlin's Cancer Diagnosis

Hello friends!  Merlin here!  Today marks another milestone in my cancer fight.  It has now been eight months since I was diagnosed with large cell lymphoma of the GI tract and given one to three months to live.  So I have now outlived my prognosis by five months!

I'm still doing pretty well.  I still play a little bit, at least when Devi is not hogging the toys.  I'm eating and drinking normally, and continue to gain weight due to the steroid I'm on.  I still purr pretty much all the time and curl up under my dad's chin to sleep at night.

There is sometimes blood or mucus in my stool, but not all the time, which is good.

In ten days, I'll get to see our new house!  I'm very excited!  I'm told we'll have THREE levels to explore!

Thank you all for your purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts.  I know that they are all helping!