Saturday, June 23, 2007

My Foot....ITCHES!!

Friday my foot started itching like mad. I could scratch the toe tops and in-between the toes, but that was not near enough.

Tonight, I unwrapped the whole thing. My skin has permanent indentations from the gauze and residual sticky from the wet cast-like bandage they put on the first time them changed the dressing.

The toes are still bruised and plump little sausages, but the foot is not that swollen. You can see where my skin is pinkish amid the betadine stained skin. It's raw and seeping from the binding. It feels so good just to have it uncovered. It's probably a 'sin', but I go in Monday to have the stitches removed and I can't stand it anymore.

I hope I can find something else to put over this so I can sleep.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Gypsy-Part 2

After we took me in to re-dress my foot, we took Gypsy to the vet. She is listless, has a dilated left eye, and clearly is not the bundle of energy that defines her.

She has lost a pound and weights about 8 pounds. They suggested blood work and urine sample to find out what might be out of balance.

Today we got a phone call from the vet. Her blood levels are just fine. So it's not her liver, kidneys, or thyroid. The doctor suggested it may be a brain tumor and there's not much to do about it unless we want to get into mega $$$.

We will try steroid pills. It may shrink 'it' if it is a tumor. We will pop 1/4 of a pill every 12 hours for 3 days, then once a day till they are gone. Poor kitty.

Cats don't show pain, but we certainly don't want her to suffer. She's been active her 14 years with us. Poor kitty.

Friday, June 15, 2007


We think Gypsy is on her way out. She seems to be weak, her eye is dilated, and she sleeps a lot. With my self being out of commission, it's impossible to take her to the vet.

I read in a magazine that pine cleaners are bad for cats. That it is bad for their liver. Blaine uses Pine-Sol.

She doesn't seem to be in any pain. I know the vet will rack up $$$$$, but it seems to be terrible not to do anything for her. I can barely take care of myself let alone helping her.