Good Feeling Part 2

Okay Mr. Bowie… you can relax now. Yesterday, Mr. Bowie had a medical check-up concerning his ear and eye problems. Thank goodness we got very good lab results; he’s in a good condition and no problems found with his heart, thyroid gland or kidneys. Unfortunately, there’s a slight drop in Mr. Bowie’s blood pressure but it’s still a little bit too high. It looks like the new hypoallergenic dietary food had no real effect on Mr. B’s blood pressure. There’s also the possibility that stress and anxiety is causing this high blood pressure. He had a hard time during collecting his blood samples a few months ago… We will follow up this issue the next months.

Mr. Bowie also lost 1 kg of weight because he doesn’t like his new diet food. I’m going to switch gradually back to his favourite food. And of course, he deserves some extra treats at the end of the year… Next medical check-up is planned April next year. We’re going to enjoy the Holidays, my furry friend!

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Good Feeling

I had a good feeling about this. Last Friday, Mr. Bowie had his medical check-up concerning his ear infection and high blood pressure. The lab test results, concerning his ear, were very good. We were all very happy! It looks like all the stubborn bacteria of the ear infection are killed and gone, again. I can stop the treatment next Wednesday but we’ll keep our attention on this issue.

However, Mr. Bowie’s blood pressure was still a little bit too high and the doctor performed two blood tests. Mr. Bowie was not amused and displayed aggressive behaviour from hissing and growling to scratching. But hey, he was well within his rights to react this way. A lot of people (and cats) have a needle phobia too… I got the lab results later in the evening and everything was good. Thank goodness! No problems found with his thyroid gland, or a kidney disease. The doctor suggested to use a new complete, hypoallergenic dietary food for adult cats with insufficient kidney function. The product is based on one animal protein source (venison) and one carbohydrate source (rice) and is therefore also suited for adult cats with food hypersensitivity, like Mr. Bowie. It also should help to bring the high blood pressure down.

As always, I want to thank you for all the support and concern. That is very kind of you. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” 

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding. 

Bad Feeling

I had a bad feeling about this. Have you ever had a bad feeling about something and been right? I had a feeling something was wrong with Mr. Bowie. 

Today, Mr. Bowie had his medical check-up concerning his ear and eye problems from last year. The lab test results were not good. Unfortunately, the doctor noticed Mr. Bowie needs medical treatment for another ear infection. Bummer! He needs ear drops twice a day for two weeks. Also, Mr. Bowie’s arterial blood pressure was higher than normal. Maybe it had to do with the stress situation of the examination, the car ride or the news about Amy Schumer getting arrested for protesting Supreme Court nominee goon Brett Kavanaugh. We have to follow up on this high blood pressure situation and try to found out why the stubborn bacteria returned in Mr. Bowie’s ear. 

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Once again, I want to thank you for all the support and concern. That is very kind of you. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Newsflash #32

They say life is like a road. They say it has bumps, cracks and obstacles, but in the end, it gets you somewhere. Last months, I had to bounce back from bumps in the road and focus on emphasizing the positive. But don’t worry. I am okay. Mr. Bowie is okay.

In fact, Mr. Bowie is doing very well. Today, Mr. Bowie had his medical check-up concerning his ear (and eye) condition after his surgery from months ago. And again, thank goodness, the lab results were very good, no signs of those stubborn bacteria. Mr. Bowie was treated a second time for tick prevention because we live in a place with the highest tick population in Europe. 

If the forecasters are correct , a widespread, long-lasting heat wave will spread across much of Europe. Weather forecasts for the next two weeks predict temperature highs between 26 and 31 degrees Celsius. May was a very dry month, and June has also been terribly dry. The situation for the time being is normal, but in ten days will be considered dry to extremely dry. Home-owners are advised not to waste valuable water on things like watering a lawn. So Mr. Bowie, don’t spoil the fresh tap water and understand the value of water! And now if you’ll excuse me, I have to buy some ice cream…

As always, I want to thank you for all the support and concern. That is very kind of you. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Newsflash #31

Good news! Yesterday, Mr. Bowie had his medical check-up concerning his ear (and eye) condition after his surgery from months ago. And again, the lab results were very good, no signs of those stubborn bacteria. Els, the brilliant and experienced doctor from ’t Derde Oor Veterinary Hospital, decided to stop the antibiotic medication. But Mr. Bowie was treated for tick prevention because we live in a place with the highest tick population in Europe. Personally, I’m not too happy about putting poison or a collar on a cat. Hopefully this medication is effective for controlling ticks. I really hate hate hate these creatures…

Once again, I want to thank you for all the support and concern. That is very kind of you. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

 

Newsflash #30

Control. Yesterday, Mr. Bowie had his medical check-up concerning his ear (and eye) condition after his surgery from 2 months ago. And again, the lab results were very good, no signs of those stubborn bacteria. There is no reason to look so angry or sad, Mr. Bowie. We’re going to reduce the antibiotic medication even further. Let’s hope we can give up the medication soon…

Afterwards, Mr. Bowie took the rest of the day off. I’m so happy right now.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

 

Finally Some Good News

No risky surgery, for the time being. Yesterday, Mr. Bowie had his medical check-up concerning his ear surgery from last month. The lab test results were very good. It was a bit unexpected, said Els, the specialist, but we were all very happy! It looks like all the stubborn bacteria of the ear infection are killed and gone. Next month we’re going to reduce the antibiotic medication and follow up Mr. Bowie’s condition.

Back home, Mr. Bowie could check out the present he got in the hospital, a box with toys and goodies.

Once again, I want to thank you for all the support and concern. That is very kind of you. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

A Day in the Studio

Musical update. Recently, I created a new customised work area in my recording studio. I’m working more ‘in the box’ instead of using my hardware equipment and analog synths. I bought a controller keyboard from Arturia, the KeyLab Essential 61. It gives me seamlessly integration with virtual instruments and DAW software. Right now I’m working on various contemporary orchestral songs using the great libraries from Spitfire Audio and Sound Dust.

Mr. Bowie, the studio technician, likes my new way of working. But when everything is up and running he prefers to take a break in the bathroom.

Mr. Bowie is still on his special weekend antibiotic medication. It looks like he’s alright and the situation is under control. Next month we’re going back to the hospital for a medical check-up.

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Newsflash #29

I’ve had a stressful day at home and it left me feeling a bit emotionally confused. I wish I had good news, but I’m afraid I don’t. This morning, Els, the specialist in the hospital, performed the surgery procedure on Mr. Bowie’s ear with great caution and expertise. Mr. Bowie’s inner ear was completely checked but unfortunately, she found serious problems in the ‘bulla tympanica’, the middle-ear. It looks like this is the real problem of Mr. Bowie’s ear and not a polyp. We’re going to try out an extra dose of a new antibiotic this month but another very risky surgery seems to be unavoidable.

Once again, I want to thank you for all the support and concern. That is very kind of you. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Good News, Bad News

Well, there’s good news and bad news. Thanks to the new antibiotics Mr. Bowie’s ear infection is completely healed. But now that his ear is free from discharging pus and slime and the pain and swelling is disappeared, the doctor discovered a small polyp. This is rather serious because the polyp is growing right through Mr. Bowie’s eardrum very deep in his ear. So it has to be removed by surgery. Most likely this polyp could be the cause of Mr. Bowie’s permanent ear problems. The surgery is scheduled for Friday next week.

On the other hand, my negative feeling was compensated: 3 Spitfire Audio exceptional sample libraries from my Xmas wish list arrived yesterday. Spitfire Audio was formed in 2007 by award winning composers Paul Thomson and Christian Henson. Spitfire produces the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world. However, Mr. Bowie was so disappointed with the box size…

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Newsflash #28

There must be some kind of way outta here. Said the cat to the Vet. Just wanted to let everyone know that Mr. Bowie is 99% healed from his ear infection. To be sure we’re killing all the stubborn bacteria, Mr. Bowie needs ear drops for another week. His eye was in perfect condition!

Once again, I want to thank you for all the support and concern. That is very kind of you. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!” Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Newsflash #27

In the waiting room. Today, Mr. Bowie had his medical check-up concerning his eye surgeries from last month. Thank goodness all went well. The healing process goes exactly according to plan. Next medical check-up within four months!

Unfortunately, the doctor noticed Mr. Bowie also needs medical treatment for an ear infection. Bummer! He needs ear drops twice a day for one week. Hang in there, my furry friend! You’re almost to the finish line, and I’ll help you get there…

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Medical Check Up 2016

Doctor doctor, gimme the news. Today, I took Mr. Bowie for an annual medical check-up to Renate, his favourite and brilliant vet working at Venhei, a Veterinary Hospital. Just like last year, she performed some medical tests for Mr. Bowie’s comprehensive medical check-up concerning his ear problem. Renate ensured me that Mr. Bowie’s health is on track, just like his body weight.

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Due to some misunderstanding we had to wait for one hour before we could see the vet. This afternoon, Mr. Bowie had to take time to recover from the stress after this traumatic event. Thank goodness he still enjoys the car rides. Vanilla ice cream, Mr. Bowie?

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

Medical Check Up 2015

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Doctor doctor, gimme the news. Today, I took Mr. Bowie for an annual medical check-up to Renate, another experienced and brilliant vet working at Venhei, a Veterinary Hospital. Just like Frédéric last year, she performed some medical tests for Mr. Bowie’s comprehensive medical check-up concerning his ear problem. Renate ensured me that Mr. Bowie’s health is on track.

Right now, it’s important for Mr. Bowie to take time to relax when he’s recovering from the stress after this traumatic event. Vanilla ice cream, Mr. Bowie?

Hit A Key

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The secrets of a correct piano key attack. Paw posture and comfort are vitally important while playing the piano or keyboard, Mr. Bowie. When you place your paws on the keys, you must keep your paws arched and your tows slightly curled at all times. By the way, just be careful with those nails!

All went well today: Mr. Bowie’s car ride in the carrier and his comprehensive medical check-up concerning his ear problem which seems to be also seasonal change related. I have to adjust his medication for a few months. Thank you everyone for all your likes, lovely messages and comments on the previous post. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

Are You Kidding Me?

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Seriously?! It’s amusing to see the confused, disgusted look on Mr. Bowie’s face. I told him it’s time for his twice-a-year medical check-up. We still need to follow-up his ear problem and it’s also possible we need to adjust his medication.

Medical Check Up 2014

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I’m okay! Today, I took Mr. Bowie for an annual medical check-up to Frédéric, an experienced and brilliant vet working at Venhei, a Veterinary Hospital. He also performed some medical tests for Mr. Bowie’s comprehensive medical check-up concerning his ear problem. Frédéric ensured me that Mr. Bowie’s health is on track. Replacing Mr. Bowie’s food 6 months ago with a hypoallergenic food seems to have solved the ear problem.

Vanilla ice cream for Mr. Bowie!

Mr. Bowie’s (a little bit nervous) first ride out with my new car.

Mr. Bowie’s first ride out with my new car.

 

Mr. Bowie recovering from the car ride.

Mr. Bowie recovering from the car ride.

 

 

Special Delivery

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The express courier always rings twice. Online shopping is easy and receiving packages is always fun when Mr. Bowie’s around. Yesterday I received Mr. Bowie’s special food. Hill’s Prescription Diet® z/d® Feline Low Sensitivity is a complete and balanced food that provides all the nutrition Mr. Bowie needs, and it keeps his ear problem under control.

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But wait, it seems that there was a little surprise in the box… The PURRfect Feather Bouncer! It’s a classic cat toy and Mr. Bowie goes absolutely wild over this toy.

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Stress/De-stress

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Feeling down. Mr. Bowie got his medical check up yesterday. It was a real bummer. His ear infection isn’t cured. We are actually fed up with this situation. Poor poor Mr. Bowie. So, he’s back on medication. The vet told me that keeping Mr. Bowie indoors wouldn’t be a bad idea. I’ve tried to explain this to Mr. Bowie. Unsuccessfully.

 

De-stress: back home from the vet.

De-stress: back home from the vet.

 

Stress: 2 hours earlier at the vet office.

Stress: 2 hours earlier at the vet’s office.

Day 24/Last Day

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Mr. Bowie is fed up! I’ve been treating his left ear infection for 24 days now. The first medication wasn’t working well. Fortunately, the second medication was effective and it looks like Mr. Bowie’s cured and healthier than ever. Let’s have another party… Hooray for Mr. Bowie!

Gone & Back

Gone. The heatwave is gone, but the nice weather is here to stay. Fortunately, the worst of the summer heat is now over. Mr. Bowie was always looking for somewhere to escape the heat. The hatch of the Jefferies tube was one of his favourite places.

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Back. I had to take Mr. Bowie to the veterinarian, twice. She told me the ear infection came back. I have to put Mr. Bowie on ear medications that contain anti-fugal and antibacterial ingredients, like 4 months ago, (Newsflash). I hope he gets well soon.

Newsflash

Germs. Last evening, I had to take Bowie to the veterinarian. Bowie was shaking his head and scratching his left ear a lot. And I noticed a discharge in his ear. Besides an overall examination, my veterinarian performed an examination of Bowie’s ears with an otoscope. She told me he had a severe ear infection. The infection is caused by bacteria. I have to treat it using ear medications that contain anti-fugal and antibacterial ingredients.

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Oh no…!! What is she doing…?? I want to go home…

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