Sunday, January 24, 2010

The story of my heartsounds

Hello, innernets! I am sober now (it took awhile) and so I can tell you the full story of my ultrasound!

To begin with, the ultrasounds place is very far away from where we live in Virjinya. So we had to ride in the car for a LONG time. One of the persons my Person knows took us in her car and my Person let me sit on her lap the whole time instead of in my prison box. Before we left I inspected the car very thoroughly to make sure there were no foods or other cats or anything vishus hiding in it because you just never know. Unforchunitly, I did not find any foods, but I did walk around on the dashboard for awhile. And while we were driving, I made sure to stand up on my Person's lap and put my very big paws on the windowsill and look outside. I saw some cows (beef!) and I made eyes at lots of other persons in cars but let me tell you, innernets, persons driving in cars are not very ATTENTIVE because none of them seemed to notice me. I can only assume that the car we were in had one-way glass because I don't think there is much of a chance that you could drive by me looking out a window and not notice me, on account of my whisker humps are so big.

When we finally got to the ultrasounds place, my Person put my back in the prison box and we went inside. While my Person was filling out paperwork, some other persons came out with a big brown dog and sat next to my prison box and I growled and hissed at him. And my Person said, "Sorry. He just has a lot of rage." and then the lady person behind the counter made those other persons move the dog away from my prison box, probably because she knew that I could bust out of there and take that dog down if I wanted to. HAHA!

Then they called us back, and my Person carried my prison box into an examinayshun room. She let me out and I prowled around growling while she talked to various VETS persons. And then the actual VETS came in and he grabbed me by my neck and INJECTED ME WITH POISON. I know it was poison because right after he gave it to me I vommed on the floor. And then he waited awhile and I didn't get sleepy, on account of I AM BIG and also because it takes a lot to take down a man cat, so then he INJECTED ME WITH MORE POISON and then I passed out.

Look, I am not PROUD of the passing out, and I woke up with a bunch of my chest hairs gone and some nasty GOO all over me, but at least I know that while I was passed out my eyes didn't close and that really freaked out my Person. That will SHOW HER! YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE KIS-MAN, LADY!

They held me down on a table while they waited for me to wake up and the VETS explained everything about my heart to my Person. I have leaky valves and my heart wall is thick and one of my atriums is enlarged. This is all just fancy talk for my heart doesn't work as good as it should and it makes stuff back up into my lungs, which is why I have been having trouble breathing. They are going to start me on medicines soon, but my regular VETS wants to talk to a heart doctor first because they tried to put my on heart medicines last week and I had a bad reaction to one. I AM A MEDICAL MYSTERY, INNERNETS!

While we wait to hear about the medicines, my Person and I are just hanging out. Today we watched some DVDs and I made biskits on her for awhile, and she fed me some Temptations and some Friskies. Now that I am sober, I am acting as normal as I can because I know it makes my Person feel good.


looking manly. I have to be the little spoon, on account of my Person is bigger than me, but we both know I'm the big spoon in the relationship.


Thanks again for all of your help and purrs, innernets! I will let you know how my heart is doing when I get started on my medicines. I am not happy to have a broked heart, but I am a pretty big dude and I think I will manage with it just fine.

26 comments:

Max said...

Wow, dood, that sounds exactly like eh Cat Who Came Before Me... Once she got her heart medicine and a drug that made her pee a lot, she did pretty well. You have that to look forward to...drinking and peeing and peeing and drinking. Fun times.

Tiny said...

It sounds like your spirits are manly! You had quite the VET experience. I'm glad you founds the problem so you can get it unner control.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh Kismet, we reads your story of your heart vet visit and it was furry interesting! We notice sometimes persons in other cars don't like to make eye contact, that or they are too busy talking on the phone!

Sometimes persons with dogs are thinking with their dog brains, when they come up and sit by you when you are already ragin'

Sorry you had to be given sedatives, it's kinda embarrassing to wake up and have goo on you, too! Yep, cat's don't close their eyes when they are knocked out, so they have to put ointment in your eyes to protect them cuz you don't blink.

We hope the vets can put their heads together and come up with the right medicine for you. Hope your mewmie got all the info our mewmie emailed to her (links on hearts and stuff) and she forgot to mention that if you end up being on more than 1 medicine, like Nani--the cat in the pink wig--she is on 1/4 tab Lasix and 1/4 tab Plavix and 1/2 tab Enalapril and our mewmie just puts it all in a #3 gelatin cap and just has to poke it down once. Your vet can order you the gel caps or here's a place to get them online, www.capsuline.com

Ginger Jasper said...

That photo is so lovely.. Hugs GJ xx

Honey P. Sunshine said...

kismet, mommie likes da foto of yoo being da little spoon. we hope yor doktor can find the right medacines fur yoo so yoo can feel better soonest. we are glad dat yoo raged at the goggie

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Hey--if Max is right and you get to drink a lot that is cool!

A Few Good Cats said...

We're glad to hear you handled your visit like a man cat, but we are not surprised either. When something comes along, you don't whine, you deal with it.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dude, yoo is da MANcat! We hope dat dey can fix yoor heart up real good.

Daisy said...

Kismet, everybuddy knows you are truly the BIG SPOON!

I hope you can find just the right medicines to make you feel all better. The medicines that Teri listed are just the ones Pixie was on, with the addition of atenolol. My Mommeh molded a piece of American cheese around them so they would stick together and poked it down Pixie's throat. It's much easier than trying to give several pills separately.

The Meezers and Billy said...

Kismet, we is purrrring hard for you!!!!

ButterBean said...

So glad to hear that you are doing well from your adventure. Im sure they will get you all fixed up!

Junior and Orion said...

Wow! What an exciting time! Great job on the vomiting! We are sorry to hear your heart has troubles, but we will be purring for you to get on medicine that makes everything all better!!!

Tiki & Kirby (& sometimes Kesey) said...

You are definitely the big spoon! I only have to take 1/4 atenolol so far. I did not like the cheese because it is gooey. I liked pill pockets until I figured out a pill was in there. Mommy & had a talk and I told her she could use a pill shooter for my pills as long as I get a treat after. Now I wait for my pills and meow at her if she forgets. I mostly even open my mouth on my own. I hope you are good at taking pills. Another way to do it is Kirby gets his l-lysine crushed in wet food. I hope you feel better soon. Purrrrrrrrr.

Tiki

cheryl said...

oh, kismetmrawmraw, we is furry glad to see you blogging! it sucks what they did to you at that far-away vet place, but we's glad yer person gots the whole story now so they'll know what to do fur you so's you kin continue to liff that bigmancat life!

mom got all misty lookin' atcher picture cuddlin' wif yer person. she sez yer person prolly don't hafta shake the sheets to find ya!

yer buds,
the meowers

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Kismet, that sucks that you have a broken heart, but hopefully they can get you good medicine, that doesn't make you have a bad reaction, and that will help to fix it. We aren't surprised they had a hard time taking down a big guy like you - and honestly the vomming seems like something they deserved for trying. We are sorry they took some of your furs - we thought they might but had hoped maybe they wouldn't need to.

We think you are smart to just hang out and rest for now.

We are sending you lots of purrs and get well thoughts!

Pierro said...

KISMIT you are really brave!
Holy CAT

Pills do not sound so bad.
Thanks for telling us about your crazy adventure... hehe you are really brave. I think the vets is terrifying.


bonkies

NorCalGal said...

Great post, Mr. Mrawmraw. Glad to hear you're on the road to recovery. You definitely are the big spoon, buddy.

Liz said...

o hai kismet is Squeaky here. i is v glad u r okey and the stooopid VETS didnt hert you, also i is glad u did a spew at the vets haha. dont worry about teh medsins. u can handle it. keep blogging, i is purring for u!! Squeaky

Jessica said...

Kismet, this may be the wrong time to ask, as I know you have enough to deal with at the moment, but have you ever considered writing a book for human children? I think they would really love to hear true stories of a big man cat (only my advice is to leave out the humping bits).

Skeezix the Cat said...

Kizzy, I'm glad yer doing better, and hope yoo'll do good on hart medisins. Rocky wunts to know if yoo drew blud?

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Yep, yoo is da big spoon. We's purrin for yoo to find tha rite meddycines.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee and tha resta tha Hotties

ButterBean said...

Hope your still feeling good

I have an award for you on my bloggie

Cheri said...

What an adventure! We are glad they now know what is going on with your heart. Hope you feel much better soon Kismet!

Cats of Wildcat Woods

Poppy Q said...

Awww dude, that sounds like a bit of an adventure. I hope all the pills help your hurty heart.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Dood ... You are furry brave an' I am impressed that you resisted the temptation to rip that brown woofy to shreds when we all know that you could.

Keep spoonin' with your person an' get well, dood!

Please say "hi" to Sophie, too!
DMM

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

We know your mewmie was out of town, so we hope you are doing better and we are patiently waiting for an update...our paws are crossed...