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.

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.

 

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.

On Drugs!

Mr. Bowie’s on drugs! Recently, Mr. Bowie gets two capsules a day that contain L-lysine. It should improve his strength and health. Lysine is an essential amino acid that plays an important role in building up immunity to fight diseases and infections. It should help him fighting his eye infection. Thank goodness he likes the taste of the powder when it’s dissolved in water.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bowie’s eye condition improves slowly in the good direction. He can keep his blurred eye open for a longer time period. Don’t worry, his eye will become more clearly over the next months.

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

Duvet Day

Sunday is a duvet day. It’s great to see that Mr. Bowie’s recovery is going so well, and I hope that things only keep improving for him! Meanwhile, Mr. Bowie’s enjoying his afternoon nap.

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 #26

All right, now we’re finally getting somewhere! Mr. Bowie underwent a minor surgery today to fix some small annoying problems and remove the stitches. The surgery went well and the good news is that his eye heals very well and I can stop giving him medication. He only needs some artificial tears treatment twice a day. The next medical check-up within three weeks. So glad I found Els, the veterinary ophthalmology specialist, for helping resolve this issue.

I’m so sorry for all the distress, my dear Mr. Bowie. But you’ll be free of all suffering and pain very soon now. I’m going to give you some excellent treats.

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

Newsflash #25

I’m free! This image appears blurry or out of focus. I guess this is also the way how Mr. Bowie sees the world through his healing eye right now. I removed his cone this morning and Mr. Bowie went for a stroll in the garden.

I’m free-I’m free
And freedom tastes of reality
I’m free-I’m free
And I’m waiting for you to follow me

“I’m Free” – The Who

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

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

Newsflash #24

Medical update. Yesterday, Mr. Bowie had his medical check up concerning his eye surgery from last week and all went well. The healing process is going good as expected. He still needs a minor surgical procedure to remove some stitches and if necessary, insufficient working tissue from the transplant. They will perform the procedure in two weeks. Unfortunately, Mr. Bowie is depressed because he needs to stay inside and wear his cone for another week… Hang in there, my furry friend!

Got no feel, I got no rhythm
I just keep losing my beat (you just keep losing and losing)
I’m OK, I’m alright (he’s alright, he’s alright)
I ain’t gonna face no defeat (yeah yeah)
I just gotta get out of this prison cell
One day (someday) I’m gonna be free, Lord!

“Somebody to Love” – Queen

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

Newsflash #23

Update on Mr. Bowie. I was so tired after all the different procedures of treating Mr. Bowie’s eye problem over the last five months. It felt like we were spinning our wheels and getting nowhere. I decided to start looking for a second opinion. By pure chance, I found a veterinary ophthalmology specialist with an impressive international reputation in a town not far away.

Mr. Bowie underwent a long radical surgery today. They performed a conjunctivoplasty and all went well. In combination with new medicines he should fully recover. Thank goodness. Hang in there, my furry friend!

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

Newsflash #22

Yes, more good news! Just got back home from another trip to the veterinary hospital. Mr. Bowie’s eye condition shows improvements in comparison with the results from last week. Yeah! The doctor told me that Mr. Bowie’s ready to resume his duties. Right now it’s keeping the stray dogs and cats away from the garbage cans. Way to go, Mr. Bowie! So glad you keep going in the right direction.

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

Newsflash #21

Hooray for Mr. Bowie! Just got back home from the veterinary hospital. Finally, after more than two months, Mr. Bowie’s health condition is drastically improving. The second eye with signs of a viral infection is cured. The wound in his other eye is healing well, there’s a significant reduction in size. So happy that we seems to be going in the right direction! Keeping our fingers and paws crossed!

Meanwhile Mr. Bowie is out of focus but chilling and recovering from the stress after all the medical examinations…

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

Newsflash #20

There’s good news & bad news. Mr. Bowie is awake and back home. The surgery went well and let’s hope he’s on the way to a speedy recovery. Unfortunately, the doctor discovered that Mr. Bowie’s other eye also shows signs of a viral infection. We will definitely have to follow up this issue and let’s hope for a successful outcome. Next medical check up on Monday.

Can’t stop wondering what I did wrong in this life, or maybe a past life, to deserve all the tragedies, misfortunes and BS of the last 3 years. But hey, no matter how many times life knocks us down, eventually we get back up again.

Thank you for all your good wishes, get well messages and concern in the previous posts. Much appreciated! Sorry I didn’t respond to all of you.

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

Newsflash #19

Surgery for Mr. Bowie. After two months of intensive treatment of Mr. Bowie’s eye, he needs to undergo surgery tomorrow. We tried different medicines and treatments but surgery is unfortunately unavoidable. This is a real disappointment. Let’s just hope for the best, shall we?

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

Side Effect

Leave me alone. Attending the Veterinary Hospital once or twice a week created a funny side effect on Mr. Bowie. Recently, he seems to prefer laying and sleeping in his carrier box.

But it’s a shame his healing process feels so slow. However, the latest results showed he’s moving in the right direction. Hang in there my friend, everyone loves you.

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

Sunday Siesta

I’m very chill. Some days I feel full of energy and some days I don’t, just like Mr. Bowie. On a sunny day, you can improve your health and you don’t need to spend hours in the gym. Just take a look at Mr. Bowie.

Thank you for all your good wishes and concern in the previous post. Much appreciated! Sorry I didn’t respond to all of you. Next Tuesday we’re going back to the hospital to see a specialist. Let’s keep our fingers and paws crossed and hope Mr. Bowie’s eye condition is improving.

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

Newsflash #18

Life is no bed of roses. Unfortunately, Mr. Bowie’s eye condition is deteriorating. We are trying a new medicine the next week but it looks like surgery will be necessary… What’s gives you peace of mind when times are tough and stressful? More espressos and chocolate?

But hey, we had a good day yesterday. We celebrated Mr. Bowie’s Gotcha Day. We are 8 years together and I invited some close friends for Mr. B’s party. And there was a little surprise for the human too… Thank you so much, my dear J.

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

Newsflash #17

Have patience, Mr. Bowie! It looks like patience is a key factor in the slow healing process of Mr. Bowie’s eye. We went to the Veterinary Hospital for another check up and it looks like we’re making advancements. Mr. Bowie needs to take his medicines for at least another week. Thank goodness we’re moving in the right direction.

The summer season started with a dangerous heat wave in this part of the world. Finally, after this heavy heat of summer our prayers were answered with rain showers. Watch out, Mr. Bowie, a table surface becomes slippery when it first rains after a long dry period.

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

Newsflash #16

Not happy. I just got home from the Venhei Veterinary Hospital. Mr. Bowie’s check up shows that the medicines are not working properly so we have to look for other options. Next Friday we are going back to see a special eye doctor. In the meantime Mr. Bowie’s medicines are adapted. I’m sure everything will work out fine. Hang in there, my furry friend!

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

Newsflash #15

A big bummer. Just got back from Venhei, the Veterinary Hospital. What a disappointment… The ointment didn’t cure Mr. Bowie’s eye infection. We need to treat the symptoms with antibiotics, an inflammatory agent and ointment for the following 2 weeks. Thank goodness Mr. Bowie is in the good hands of Veerle and Sarah, 2 experienced and brilliant vets.

Meanwhile Mr. Bowie is chilling and recovering from the stress after all the medical examinations…

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

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