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...

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Good ol' Scoob!

I've decided to write about good things. There are still good things, even on the heartache days. You'd be suprised! I want to focus on these. I'll still post updates, but I'll share some of the nice moments, too.

Scooter had another long-term anti-B injection on Friday. So far, so good.
There are risks, I know. But the infection around his nose/sinus/blocked tear duct did well when he had one last time. The oral anti biotics aren't doing much to it. It doesn't help that I can't get them down him regularly, that is, daily and at the same time.

The bacterial infection might be helping to lower the blood sugar. Or it might just be that it makes eating harder. Either way, he'd be feeling better if we could reduce it.

He was so lovely with the v-t. It was Nick, the v-t we prefer, who came out to the house. Scoob was in his cave. But when Nick spoke to him he moved to the front of it to see him. What I like about this v-t is that he'll talk to Scooter, not just to us. He has cats of his own.

Anyway, after the jab, and after a short sulk in which if looks could kill I doubt I'd still be here, he had a nice long, deep sleep.

I've learnt to spot Good Sleeps and Bad Sleeps. Good Sleeps are if he is curled up at all, and especially if he is 'on his brains'. Bad Sleeps are if he is sprawled, nose down. This was a Good Sleep. He ate well when he woke, and had a good night....

Yesterday he caught one of those cheeky woodmice that have been popping out from under the decking!!  
I found the mouse's head under his bench. I showed it to him, and asked, "Where's the rest of this mouse?" Immediately, he knocked it out of my hand and leapt off the bench and started to play a sort of football with the head, but using his nose.

Then he ate it.


He curled up on his bench again. I went indoors to wash my hands, then went back out to sit with him. As I was talking to him, he pawed my hands, bringing them close to his nose- he was inspecting them for more mousie treats!

He has had a wobble in his right back leg again, but otherwise, he is eating, purring, rubbing my hands with his chin..... the drop in temperature means that he has had his hot water bottle again, and tonight he is lying with his bottom on it.

I continue to tell him about his friends around the world, all sending  purrs and strokes, scritches and scrunches, purrrayers and prayers. He purrs........

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Thank you all again for your kind comments, messages and emails. I am very grateful that you use your time to send such support and help. I'm very touched and can't thank you enough, nor stress enough what a great difference it makes........thankyou!

Love, tea & cake,  


Di said...

Go Scooter, Lots of positive vibes from here. Hugs, Di xx

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

My dearest Helena! Oh how often I think about you and Scooter during these soft autumn days we are having now. Your strength amazes me and your selfless kindness touches my heart. That you would think about me and my sweet old girl on her bridge day just makes me heart soar. My kitchen window holds three of your works of heART and has since last year. Now I get to add another handmade card to the collection...I am touched by your kindness. The pretty key
chain looks so elegant and slim just like my Peachy...I iwll have a new house key made just for your chain now. Thank you so much.
All I can say is to treasure the tiny momments with your boy and let your heart guide you. Hold your Luvbug close because he hurts too...together you must hold each other up.
Sending you so much love from the cozy cottage

Found art blog said...

Scoob is such a fab cat...... glad to hear that the V*T talks to him too!!! Much better than talking over him!!
Big hugs and chin scratches to you both!!!!!

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful Scooter!! What a brave hunter warrior kitty!! Doormices beware!!! :-)

Me and Charlie continue to send amazing Scooter lots of healing purrs and comfort hugs!!!! Go Scooter!!! Take care

Angel and Kirby said...

Scooter, good job on the mouse! Glad you are feeling a little better!

Julie said...

Scooter is an absolute star, as are you for all your efforts to keep him as strong as you can. I'm glad he is still having good times and catching mice. He's an amazing kitty cat. ♥♥

Beedeebabee said...

Helena, you're doing such a great job in helping Scooter. I know you are using every ounce of energy and love you have in the wonderful care you're giving him. xo My four kitties and I send lots of kitty kisses for him!

Everycat said...

Well done Scooter, one woodmouse down, plenty more to go. We hope that the anti-B jab continues to help you. That sinus lump might tbe quite painfull and sleeping on your nose might be relieving it.

Helena, you are doing a wonderful job and keeping your eye on the good things is a really positive way to cope. Often in these difficult times, it's easy to lose sight of the times when our cats are still enjoying life. A cat who hunts and plays with mice, is most definately enjoying some good moments

As ever,
Love, rumbly purrs

Oliver, Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We stopped by to check on Scooter and to leave some purrs and pawhugs.

ABBY said...

Oh my Scooter we love that you went mouse hunting and have been having some good sleeps. That is wonderful. We will take each bit of good news with a warm smile. And we will continue to think of you and send you our warmest purrs.
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Way to go, Scooter. Not only did you catch the mouse, you saved the head to prove you got it.


KC and the Giggleman Kitties said...

Tell Scooter he is an awesome hunter.
We are all purring and purraying for him.
Love & Purrs,
Mom ML & KC

Pee Ess: I am so glad I wasn't snacking when I read this post. Ughhhh.
But I have cats myself and I understand -- and I still vividly remember the Green Lizard Incident of last fall. Ughhhh.

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Good old Scooter! Still able to show those pesky meeces a thing or two! xx

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