Tuesday, February 10, 2015

#TuxieTuesday - From Katie's Heart

Hi everyone, Katie here.

Today's blog post isn't a funny one. You probably won't choke on your morning coffee and much to Waffles' chagrin, we won't be telling chicken jokes. Many of our friends who know us well, know that our blog posts are always inspired by the goings on here at the Townhouse. All that crazy stuff that Waffles does? Yes, it's really true. You can't make up that kind of crazy.


So when the skies fill with clouds, it can be hard to find the funny linings. And just ignoring the clouds... well, that doesn't feel very authentic. 


I haven't been feeling very well lately. Please don't worry about me... I'm really going to be fine, but I could sure use a few purrs from my friends. I've been to the vet a number of times over the past few months, mostly because I haven't been feeling well enough to eat as voraciously as I usually do. We're still figuring out what's going on, but it's really looking like I may have something that's called IBD, or Irritable Bowel Disorder. Glogirly is in very close contact with my vet and they are taking very good care of me. She's also that cat parent who reads everything she can get her paws on about this sort of stuff. Suffice it to say that I'm in good hands. 

When I'm feeling a little better, I'm sure we'll be able to make light of the whole thing. I mean, just think about what it's going to be like trying to explain IBD to Waffles. I can already hear him calling me crabby and comparing our bowls.

And when I've got the spring back in my step, we'll be sure to share what we've learned along the way so that it might help someone going through the same thing.

But for now, I just wanted you to know why I'm not feeling my usual sassy-self. We'll be back to our regular schedule of giggles tomorrow... I mean it IS Waffles Wednesday after all. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts, your purrs and your love. You mean the world to all of us. 

XO, 
Katie




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80 comments:

  1. :O The meowmy knows what mew iz talking about... Starlin habs that!!!

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  3. Oh poor, dear Katie -- if IBD for cats is anything like what humans get -- I know what you're going through. I sure hope they figure out what makes you feel better soon! I'll rustle up purrs for you from the entire clowder here. ((post remade by finicky copy editor person))

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  4. Katie, we are thinking of your here on the bayou! ♥

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  5. Oh sweetheart, we have LOADS of extra purrs to send you! I'm that calling of cat mom too that reads about these things voraciously. You could not be in better hands!

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  6. I hope you feel better soon.

    Also, I wish they would have different initials for some of these diseases. In cats, there is Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Disorder, and then there is a separate problem, Irritable Bowel Disease/Syndrome. I know they are treated differently. Whichever you have Katie, I hope it goes away very soon.

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    1. Mr. Black, thank you for pointing that out. We're pretty sure it's Inflammatory Bowel Disorder. Katie's problem is more of an inflammation thing and possible thickening of the intestinal walls as opposed to Irritable Bowel Disease. ...though I have a feeling this whole thing is making ALL of us a little bit irritable.
      ; )

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    2. I only know this because last February, I also got sick, and an x-ray showed a thickening of the intestinal wall. I know they can't give a definitive diagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease/Disorder unless they do a biopsy (the lady wouldn't put me through that), so I have been on Hill's Rx Diet (Metabolic Diet [kibble]) for almost a year, and I have not had any problems since. I know each kitty's situation is unique, so it might not work for you, and I know your vet will decide what is best.

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  7. Sweet tuxie furriend, us kittehz over here at Angel Prancer Pie are purring away for you. Hopefully this will all get straightened out soon. Sending comforting thoughts and healing purrs.
    XOXO

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  8. Katie, I am sending loads of purrs your way! I bet you are getting first class care. Please feel better soon.

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  9. We all hope you feel better and figure everything out. Seven bug hugs from our crew.

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  10. Sending purrs for Katie and hugs for mom.

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  11. Feel better Katie! I have the human version of that and it truly is hard to be sassy when your bowels are all a mess. Sending you well wishes and purrs from my two girls (one of which is a Tuxie!) and look forward to you being right as rain soon.

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  12. We are sending lots of purrs to you Katie and hope the vets will help you recover quickly from that nasty IBD and you will feel able to smack Waffles on the nose again.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  13. We're sending tons of purr prayers!!!! We love you, Katie!!!

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  14. Thinking of you, paws crossed its all figured out soon!

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  15. Sending lots of (((purrs)))
    Hope the vet will help you back to your normal self ASAP !!

    XOXO

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  16. You could be Rosie's sister ! I hope that you find your voracious appetite again soon !

    http://gattinamycats.blogspot.com/

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  17. That's not nice, Katie! We are sorry you are feeling so crappy!! Here I think the humans get something called Inflammatory Bowel Disease or they get Irritable Bowel Syndrome! They are two different things. TThe first one they can treat, the second they can't, or so I'm told!! And yes, kitties get it too :( Lots of gentle purrs xox

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  18. Oh, we are so sorry to hear of your recent issues We know how awful medical problems are. You definitely have our purrrayers.

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  19. I'm sorry Katie is having such a rough time. Finding the right treatment for IBD can be a frustrating process. We're sending lots of healing energy her way!

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  20. You'll be back to fighting form in no time, Katie. All the best as you figure out what is entailed with feeling better.

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  21. We're sorry to hear this, Katie. We knew you had been having some issues lately. But while you might have IBD, it is something that can be treated and controlled...and it sounds like you're in good paws with your vet and Glogirly. We're purring for you and hope you feel better soon.

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  22. We're sending you lots of good energy and keeping you in our prayers.

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  23. Sending you glow & lots of positive thoughts, Ms. Katie. Madison, Simba, & I hope you are feeling better really soon. Much love!

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  24. we are sending you lots of purrs Katie (and your family too). It is never easy being sick....and having to deal with it in public sometimes. we wish you all the best and that it is easy to deal with....

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  25. Allie : we know you're in the very, very best of hands! Sending you mega loads of purrs and love!

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  26. Purrs and headbonks from the Orlanderson cats - Sophie, Harry, and Frankie. We love you, Katie!

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  27. Love you Katie XOXOXO I am purring my best for you.

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  28. Saying our paw prayers with all four for you Katie. There's always a bright side to this, I'm sure your figure will be just purrfect. Love Dolly

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  29. Katie,
    You know that all of us here are saying some prayers for you. We think you are the greatest and of course your mom is beyond compare! Hang in there and hopefully this will all be taken care of easily and you will be your normal self. We know Waffles must be confused when you aren't trying to keep him in line. (That alone is more than a full time job!) Just remember that down the road a little bit from your house, two kitties and one human are thinking about you!

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  30. We are purring for you Katie and saying paw prayers.
    Love,
    Angel Normie,, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

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  31. Katie everycat, everygoat and everyhuman here on the farm is sending you lots of love. We all hope you feel better very soon.

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  32. We read about your diagnosis on FB. At least you know what it is and hopefully the medication and a change in diet will help you feel better and back to your sassy self again very soon.

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  33. Purrs from all four of us.

    Jackson, Hershey, Bear and Princess Fiona Fuzzy Paws

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  34. Lots of purrs and wagging heals from Karma-Kat, Seren-Kitty, Magical-Dawg and amy

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  35. Sending load of love and soft purrs and gentle head bumpies to sweet Katie!

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  36. Lots of hugs and prayers for getting you all better Katie!
    Your TX furiends,
    Samantha & Mom

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  37. OMC - I headed to #katiesporch right away - we wuv you and knoze you be just fine.

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  38. Poor Katie! And I know the rest of the family is deeply affected. Purrs and prayers for a fast recovery.
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  39. Oh, Katie, we are sorry to hear this. We are purring (and Mom is praying) that you feel better real soon. We know you are in good hands!

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  40. We're all purring for you to feel better. Even the orange menace (EK).

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  41. Oh my sweet girl..I wish I could just pick you up and hug you but I know you are getting lots of hugs and love from the Glo People..If Waffles bugs you when you want to rest just give him a little whop on the head..MOL..Hugs & Love from me and my kitty kids..Nancy, Pudgy, Susie, Mr Chang, Molly, Baby Tali and Lil' Tiger..and from my sweet Rascal boy in spirit..

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  42. I sure hope you feel better soon Katie--I'm sending lots of healing hugs n purrs for you xo

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  43. For all purring for you Katie.
    Sue B
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby,Hope

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  44. Little Katie you are in my heart and in my thoughts. I hope you get better real soon and you are in good hands. You are very much loved. Tell Glogirly not to read too much internet info. Especially medical stuff and Wikipedia stuff. Anyone can put their two cents in that one. Follow your vets advice whom you have trusted for so many years.
    Take care sweetie. I'm

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  45. Silly comment box didn't let me edit. I was going to add that I'm sure Waffles will also take care of you. You know how much he worships you. Xo

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  46. Tons of purrs for the exquisite Katie! I'm sure Nurse Waff will take almost as good care of you as GloGirly
    ~Vicat & headbonks from Brat

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  47. Hugs and purrs, Katie, we're sorry you're not feeling well. We hope they get a handle on your issues soon so you're back to feeling like yourself!

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  48. I've been sending up plenty of prayers for my deaf hound girl, Ran, who has been seriously ill since New Year's Eve, but I'll piggyback a prayer for Katie from now on. I'm sure they'll both be better soon.

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  49. Dearest Katie, we are all sending you purrs and prayers dear girl and we know your Mom will find out everything she can. Love ya sweetie.

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  50. I am very sorry you've been not feeling well Katie. One of our Vets diagnosed Abby with IBD. It wasn't by the way. But I did start Abby on Organic Slippery Elm. It may help Katie. I highly encourage you to read up on it if you haven't already. It is a natural substance that will do no harm but it helps coat the intestinal tract and works on reducing the inflammation.

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  51. Miss Katie, we are sending our purrs and you know you already have Meowms prayers.

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  52. Katie, we send you tons of purrs and hope you feel better soon ! Purrs

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  53. Hi Katie. I rushed right over when I saw your post on facebook. I am so sorry you are not feeling well but I know Glogirly is taking excellent care of you. You get better, dear kitty. *cuddles and head bonks*
    Oz

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  54. katie....de manee blessings oh st francis two ewe.....him haz plentee ta spare; N iz willin a share

    all sew, pleez ta tell yur mom ta chex out thiz site....

    http://www.ibdkitties.net/

    we knew alex & finn & lacey...frum bak at R catster days
    N her mom haz put her heart, soul, time & energeez inta thiz site

    ther bee a wealth oh info on heer...we hope it can answer sum ???
    yur mom mite haz

    ♥♥♥♥♥

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    1. pee ezz...her all sew haza face book page but we canna link up two that coz we iz knot
      a loud on face book
      ♥♥

      tell yur mom... Alex's momz name be Lisa... if her wants ta contact her direct ~~~~

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  55. Poor Katie, I hope you feel better soon. I will be praying for you and all 15 kitties will be purring.

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  56. I'm very sorry. I totally know the frustration of an ill kitty. Have you considered putting her on a raw diet?

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  57. sending MANY healing wishes and purrs and prayers to sweet Katie. We hate hearing that she is ill. Yep, she couldn't be in better hands with you, Gloman and the Vet. You already know IBD can be managed, it's just finding what exactly WILL work. Sending much love to that sweet baby....and you and Gloman BREATHE (as someone told me!) xoxo

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  58. I am sorry you are not feeling well Katie and send you my purrs.

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  59. Get well soon, Katie! We are purring for you!

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  60. We're sending all of our purrs for you Katie... and for the whole family, who goes through these things together, really.

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  61. Poor Katie, we sure hopes you are feeling better soon and the v e t and the beans can find a way to make things easier for you. We is sending our purrs and mom bean sends her best thoughts for you and your beans.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  62. Sending tons of healing purrz. I think it’s from all the stress of dealing with Waffles. You may be humoring him on the outside but you’re internalizing a lot. TW’s been fighting the human version of that since she was 21 so we know it isn’t easy.

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  63. We're purring loud and hard for you and we sure hope you're feeling a LOT better soon.

    The Florida Furkids

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  64. We are all purring extra loud for you, Katie. Hope you feel better soon.

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  65. Ah Katie we are purring like crazy that you get to feeling better really soon! Wish Mom had anything helpful to say on the subject!

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  66. Little girl, so sorry that you are not yet feeling your best. Purrs, cuddles,& good wishes coming your way.

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  67. Crossing paws and praying to ceiling cat for you Katie. Feel better soon!

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  68. Oh Miss Katie, I am so sorry to hear your tummy is acting up on you. Sending you comforting and healing purrs.

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  69. Well Katie, you know we are over here purring for you..

    Jack wants to know if you aren't going to eat the chicken, can he have it?

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  70. We are purring and praying for you Katie. Our Mama has Crohn's Disease which is a human IBD so we know it isn't very fun. Hoping you are feeling better soon and harassing Waffles. Purrs, Gus, Pearl, and Jaq

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  71. Be well soon, Katie. We love you!

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  72. What a beautiful string of love and prayers! I know you are strong and will overcome this Katie!

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  73. Dear Katie, we are very concerned. We know your mom is getting you the best care possible. We hope it all gets sorted out soon, and that soon you will get back to whapping Waffles into submission.
    Purrs.

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  74. We love you dearly Katie and are sorry to hear you are not feeling well. We know you are in good paws and are sending purrs your way. xoxox from Deb and the Zee and Zoey Gang!

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  75. We are only reading this today, Katie. Something odd with our reader not showing your posts and then showing a whole bunch together. We are SO sorry you are not feeling very good. We hope you find a kind of food you enjoy but that does not upset your intestines. Purrrrrrrssssssss.

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  76. Katie, we have been out of the loop or out of our minds (we're not sure which) this week and just getting to this now. We are so sorry you haven't been feeling your best. We know that Glogirly and your vet will get to the bottom of the problem, but for now, purrlease know that you will be in our prayers and purrs until we hear that you are 100 % well again. XOCK, Lilly Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Mom Janet

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