Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Two weeks on

Two weeks ago we thought we were definitely losing Scooter.
But after a definite dip downwards, he has been improving and doing well.

THANK YOU all so much for all the support. I have received so many messages from wellwishers, it has been amazing. I am *SURE* that all the purrs, purrayers, prayers, good thoughts and healing vibes sent out for Scooter and his be'ans have helped in no small way in his recovery. They have also helped give me a little mental boost when I've felt utterly exhausted and empty of anything more to give. Please, if you can, continue to will your support for Scooter.

Today was the first little setback we've seen- he had about half an hour of tense head nodding, twitching and sudden jerky movements in his front legs and down his back. I sat with him, talking gently to him, and keeping my hand next to his head so that he could lean onit now and then. Eventually he tucked my hand under his paw and then under his breastbone. He ended up falling asleep on me there. He's spent the day in his 'cave box', asleep on his pillow with a hot water bottle and his 'flat mouse' (no filling in 'flat mouse', hence name). He has eaten a whole tin of Hills A/D (a special convelescant mush, high taste and high calorie).

I don't want his cyber-beans and furrends to be disheartened though. This is the first sign of an 'after shock' from the bad seizures he had two weeks ago. He really has been doing so well, and his eye is a lot better and the lump on his face is much smaller.

Over the last 6 days he-
  • jumped up to the windowsill again
  • re-found his bench in the garden, and got up onto it with no problems
  • got back into using the catflap
  • saw off an intruder cat that dared to sit on his fence
  • ran (yes I said RAN) at a flock of birds that were sitting on his lawn, culminating in a mini jump and a 'high 5' with one forepaw (I don't know who was more amazed: us, him, or the birds!)

Please keep your purrayers going and send some healing thoughts out to him. He is such a fighter, and such a gorgeous wee man-cat. I am so thankful that he is able to stay a little longer.

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Love, thanks,
tea & cake,  

I will try to get to the blog of everyone who left messages as I need to update everyone that he is doing well. 
I'm sorry if I haven't got round to writing to you individually yet; 
I am quite sleep-deprived and sometimes my head needs to stop thinking and just go blank for a wee while, it is so depleted! 


Angel and Kirby said...

I am so happy that Scooter is doing better! We will continue sending the good vibes to you and him!

Eileen said...

Oh yes, Helena! Will keep sending hugs and love to Scooter and you all. He is certainly a fighter, that one. I loved reading how he pulled your hand in to sleep on. xx

Di said...

Aw bless - positive vibes still coming your way Helena. We don't expect you to rush round our blogs honey - just concentrate on Scooter and also getting some rest. Love and hugs, Di xx

Everycat said...

What wonderful news! Scooter is surely a remarkable grand cat and is lucky that you are his Mum. We will keep up the rumbly purrs and love for him. We wondered did you get the anti-fungal treatment and how did it go?

Scooter, you keep it up fella, there's plenty of summer for you to enjoy!

Luff from
Oliver, Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

Found art blog said...

Excellent that he's doing so awfully well, despite the recent wobbles!!! Lots more squeaks and cuddles from us lot!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We came by to leave some purrs and pawhugs for your Scooter. We're sorry he's been having such a bad time of it and are glad he's doing better. We hope he continues to improve.

Dragonstar said...

Oh, I'm SO glad Scooter's doing better! Well done to all concerned!!!

Feronia said...

Thinking of you all! Warm hugs and good wishes to Mr S xx

The Lee County Clowder said...

Way to go, Scooter. Show those annoying fevvers whose really boss.

Don't worry about visiting. Keep Scooter keeping on, and deal with thank you's later, is our suggestion.