Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tummy Tuesday

As promised, I was forced to show my shaved belly to the world!! Sigh...

As you can see, I wasn't the most "willing" subject for this photo, but don't I look cute? I had to be picked up anyway for my morning medicines....ugh..

I wasn't very well behaved at the border vet yesterday. I hissed and scratched and growled REAL LOUD and they had to keep disassembling and re-assembling my carrier to get at me to weigh me and stuff. Mommy was not pleased AT ALL. There were LOTS of cats there. The good news is that I will get a really big cage because I will be in the medically supervised border room, and those cages happen to be a bit bigger. I also lost a bit of weight, about .2 of a pound. That is more than I have lost weekly since I went into remission, usually I don't lose more than .1 of a pound in a week, so Mom is a bit worried, 'specially since I was eating decently this week. The vet lady said it was probably just variance between their scale and the scale at the kemo place, but mommy is still a bit worried. I've been eating even more as of yesterday though, almost up to my can and a half that I do when feeling normal, so hopefully next week will show a gain. For those not familiar with cancer, weight loss is not good because this can mean that there are cancer cells basically stealing my food intake. This is often one of the first symptoms of cancer. However, I do usually lose small amounts of weight each week because it's hard to keep eating with the kemo, but this is the most I've lost in quite some time, and I ate pretty good! Let's hope it was just a variance on the scale; the vet thinks it's nothing to worry about.

-Texas

16 comments:

Alasandra said...

Getting shaved is no fun. My tail had to be shaved. It's all well now and the fur has grown back. ~Charybdis

Hang in there buddy, your tummy is cute, even when it is shaved. ~Socks & Scylla

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh Sweetie....you little belly is adorable! Your furs will grow back!!

Hope you are feeling okay!

ZOOLATRY said...

We get shaved bellies from time to time, tho for different reasons. Your shaved belly is very smooth and pretty... be well little one.

Mickey said...

Texas,don't be embarrassed!! You have an awesome tummy :)
The furs will grow back ;)
Purrs Mickey

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Momma wants to kiss your sweet tummy Texas! As efurrykitty has said, your furs will come back, so don't worry. We hope you are feeling good today and are eating well ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

snowforest said...

That's a purrety tummy nevertheless ~ it will soon be flourishing with your puretty furs and your humans will be longing to give you tummy rubs...

Cats said...

SnowForest's human here: thanks alot for your supportive words after the passing away of our sweet Forest ~ we greatly value your kindness and hope the sweet Texas stays healthy and well...

PB 'n J said...

That's a very cute belly, even if it's shaved!

T'Abby Normal said...

My belly is pink too! I don't blame you for being an unwilling subject. THEY are supposed to be our subjects, not vice versa.

Purrs,
Abby Normal

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

We bet it's the scale! Momma says she weighs different on every Dr. scale and our one at home. ~Queen Snickers

Tybalt said...

Poor Texas! You are so brave. I'll be purring that the extra weight loss isn't anything to worry about!

DEBRA said...

Texas

You tummy looks furry cute and we think you are a very brave and courgaeous kitty.

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Abby

The Meezers said...

Texas, keep eating! we are confident that your loss was due to the variance in the scales. we just knows it's not anyfing else.

mommy loves your shaved belly!

Lux said...

Oh, you *do look cute! I hope you have a weight gain next week ...

michico*Adan said...

Oah Texas~!
You are very very adorable!

Whicky Wuudler said...

Texie I think you are doing very well trying hard to eat as much as you can. Our vet said that .2 of a pound can equal one poop, and with the scales at different places varying, that might be the reason for the extra loss. My mum thinks your shaved tum is cute!