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02/12 Boomer AMPS 146 +3 67 +6 70 +9 99 PMPS 137 +3 135, photo, dx anniversary

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  1. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Good morning!
    AMPS 146 shooting 2.25u

    Boomer ate most of his overnight food, leaving about 1/3 of a serving.

    Today is the 5th anniversary of the day we took Boomer in to see Dr Larry because we noticed that Boomer had lost weight. When Dr Larry called in the evening with the results of the b/w, I told him "please do not tell me it's CKD" (having lost 2 cats to CKD within the previous 2 years with the most recent one being only 5 months before). He said "no, his kidneys are fine. He is diabetic." I was stunned. I had not seen the signs, though DH said he had suspected it. Very stressful time; we had a 2 week vacation booked for the following month and a shy kitty that I knew would not let anyone else test. Long story but the end result was a wonderful cat sitter that came in twice a day but Boomer would not let her shoot so he was off of insulin for those 2 weeks (not good I know but no choice and a lot less stressful for me being away from home and knowing no one was monitoring for 12 hour periods). Since then he's been in remission 3 times and I can actually say now that all five Ps are in place since he recently started playing! Many thanks to the members of the FDMB who have helped us through these last 5 years!!!

    It's going to be nasty here today; right now its snowing and quite windy but ice rain is expected. DH's appt is 11:40 (+4.5) and I think it might be a nasty walk.

    Yesterday I got out in the afternoon; the light was terrible but I knew it might be my only chance for the next few days. There has been a Wood Duck spotted (in a heated pond in one of our parks) for several days; I've been there 5 times within the last few days and didn't see it:( Well the 6th visit was the charm and despite the horrible light that was present I managed to get a few decent shots. This is a male Wood Duck with breeding colours.
     

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  2. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    Boomer is lucky to have you. It's a testament to your care in how well he is doing now. I hope you will see another remission. Love the picture. Be careful in that weather. Sending prayers for your DH.
     
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  3. Shoeskitty-GA

    Shoeskitty-GA Well-Known Member

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    Judy, that photo is so clear that the duct almost looks fake! Well done!
     
  4. Jill & Scooter

    Jill & Scooter Well-Known Member

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    Nice start Boomer!
    The duck pic is beautiful!
     
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  5. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Great report of Boomer's journey and a stunning photo, Judy! :)
     
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  6. Mandy & Rex

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    That wood duck is gorgeous.. now I understand why you were trying so hard to find him to take pictures of.

    Is Boomer still a shy kitty? Happy 5 years .. you have done great by Boomer!
     
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  7. Erin & Scott

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    I always look forward to seeing your photos - and the woodie photo is absolutely stunning! Glad to hear Boomer is doing well.
     
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  8. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Boomer, Happy Annifursary! 5 years and doing well. Keep on keeping on. OTJ is great, but a happy, well regulated life with beans who love you is the best. I hope you get some nice treats today.

    Hi Judy, The storm hasn't started here yet, but it is supposed to be all snow (about a foot--yay!). I hope the sidewalks aren't too bad when DH has to walk to his therapy. How is the treatment going? Interesting that he has to go at different times each day. Mine was always at 8 a.m. and my "team" was there waiting.

    Great picture of the wood duck. What a beauty he is!
     
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  9. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

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    Happy Annifursary Boomer, you're doing great.

    Great photo Judy, the colours are so vibrant, even if the light wasn't so good, you managed a super photo.
    Hope the walk to therapy goes OK and you get there and back safely. Stay warm

    And Boomer, behave yourself please.
     
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  10. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ella! Treatment is going well, some side effects from the hormone shot but none from the radiation yet; it's too soon. I don't know why the treatments are at different times each day but I don't mind it...my fear was that the treatments would be around Boomer's onset time; so far there hasn't been a problem although there is an appt on Thursday that is a bit problematic.
    Please feel free to keep the snow your way!
     
  11. Olive & Paula

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    Happy Annifersary !!! Boomer is doing so well and hopefully soon OTJ again. It speaks highly of the dedication of his beans.

    Hope your walk to treatment is during a lull in the weather. Bundle up. How is husband tolerating the treatments?

    The duck is absolutely stunning, how could any female resist his colors!!!!!!
     
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  12. Judy and Boomer

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    The wood ducks tend to hang out along the edge of the river and of course it's never the side that I'm on...so it's difficult to get a good shot of them. I was very happy to see this guy!
    Yes Boomer is still shy although sometimes he surprises me.
    Last night he scared me....I was just drifting off to sleep and he was laying beside me and all of a sudden he sat up and started watching the bedroom door. He obviously heard something that concerned him.....I listened and couldn't hear anything. After quite a few minutes he laid down although he stayed awake watching.
     
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  13. Judy and Boomer

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    DH is tolerating them well so far.....a few side effects from the hormone shot but none from the radiation yet its a bit too soon.
     
  14. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    oh oh
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    I thought that might be happening; Boomer's been yelling at me for about 10 minutes and usually at this time of day I have to go get him to test/feed.
    I think DH may be going to his appt on his own today.
     
  15. Mandy & Rex

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    Oh Boomer! :facepalm: How about you be nice and stop dropping?
     
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  16. JoyBee&Ravan

    JoyBee&Ravan Well-Known Member

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    Boomer's doing Great. I hope he continues to slowly come down.

    I agree! That Photo is so Perfect! :) Just goes to show what a really Great photographer you are :D AMAZING!

    Good to hear DH is doing well with the Treatments. If he's walking or driving today he needs to be super cautious! I have the same weather here. Everything is covered in ice!
    It looks very beautiful! If the sun were shining it would look even more amazing! I'm afraid to walk down my driveway, it's a sheet of ice!




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  17. Judy and Boomer

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    Dh went to his appt by himself so that I could stay home with Boomer who surfed nicely of course :rolleyes: Dh said the sidewalks were a bit slippery and the main roads very slushy. He's been back home for a while, has snow-blowed our driveway and a couple of others, and is about to sit and watch tv (aka nap).
     
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  18. Amanda and a Loudogg

    Amanda and a Loudogg Well-Known Member

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    I love it! Happy FD Annifursary Boomer! It's amazing how well he's doing, and that's obviously partially Boomer and partially the fantastic care he receives from you and DH. :joyful: I'm glad DH made it there and back safely. Stay warm and safe!
     
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  19. Judy and Boomer

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  20. Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA)

    Ella & Rusty & Stu(GA) Well-Known Member

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    Same here! But we use ice grippers that slip onto the bottom of our boots. Stay safe out there!
     
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  21. Judy and Boomer

    Judy and Boomer Well-Known Member

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    PMPS 137 shooting 2.25u
     
  22. Bobbie And Bubba

    Bobbie And Bubba Well-Known Member

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    Is it really a Happy Anniversary?? I wish none of us spent time with this disease.

    I agree with Sandi, that photo is so vibrant and clear that the duck looks fake almost like a decoy!
     
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  23. Judy and Boomer

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  24. Barbara & Uncle (GA)

    Barbara & Uncle (GA) Well-Known Member

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    Five years of love and dedication. So happy about Boomer's rocking the five P's :cat::cat::cat::cat::cat:
    Always love to see your photos. Just the act of observing the natural world is such a tonic
     

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