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  1. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

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    Seeing @Mandarin'sMom post kicked started me to post a Murphy update to begin 2018. Old timers club.
    Murphy turned 12 on Christmas. He's been holding his own -mostly blue and yellow on 2.5 units, throwing me a few pinks or near pinks on 1.75 so I guess an increase is in order.

    His daily cerenia and frequent ondansetron and cyproheptadine seem routine now. His appy is mostly so-so, and this morning he had a very light tan stool, and with these pinks, I'm terrified another pancreatitis flare is looming, but I'm hoping not. I had a small New Years Eve party, which included his vet, who noticed the muscles on his back legs are atrophied, she said likely due to arthritis.

    I need to schedule a vet visit soon, as he's long overdue for a dental (he was due for a dental about 3 months after this last one).
    As 2017 was the worst year of my life, I certainly have higher hopes for 2018 - for myself and all of you and your sugar babies as well.

    :bighug::bighug:
     
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  2. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like Murphy is hanging in, Carol. And after an awful year for you, nowhere to go but up! :):bighug:
     
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  3. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday Murphy!
     
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  4. Doodles & Karen

    Doodles & Karen Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday Murphy! Glad to hear things are working well with your boy. Always in my thoughts :bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  5. Carol & Murphy

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    Hi there Karen. So nice to hear from you.. I wouldn't exactly say things are going well - but he's holding his own and things could definitely be worse. Think about you alot too - how are your two kitties getting along?
     
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    Poor Murphy and his tummy issues. You do a great job with him and hope he continues holding his own. Moo doesn't like Leo but they co-exist. He's determined to be friends with her (7 months later) but she still hisses and swats if he gets too close.
     
  7. Carol & Murphy

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    Poor Leo. How did Moo do right after Doodles passed? Did she miss him?
     
  8. Doodles & Karen

    Doodles & Karen Well-Known Member

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    I feel bad for Leo, he's a "cats, cat"..doesn't really play with me much, just wants to be by Moo. Thought Moo was sad which is why we got Leo...now I second guess that but too late now :(
     
  9. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

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    I think that's usually how it goes - maybe get another cat for Leo? I once took in a stray kitten and my 3 year old cat hated him - went hoarse from hissing and screaming at both him and me - but after a year of this, I had to move from Colorado to Atlanta - and in the process and trauma of moving, the two bonded and became best of friends.
     
  10. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Hi Carol. :bighug: Good to hear from you and get a Murphy update. Here's hoping for a much better 2018 for you two.
     
  11. Carol & Murphy

    Carol & Murphy Well-Known Member

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    thanks, Wendy. Hope all is well with you and the spectacular Northwest!!
     
  12. Wendy&Neko

    Wendy&Neko Well-Known Member

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    Foggy, so can't see the snowy mountains. :) At least it's above freezing.
     
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  13. carfurby

    carfurby Well-Known Member

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    It's good to see a Murphy update and that he is holding his own. I hope you both have a better 2018. Sending prayers.
     
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