Sunday, May 17, 2009

Bad Day

Well, it seems my heart condition (Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy) is finally catching up with me. Today I received the news that I have months to live. I was sick enough that the boys had me in their laps with the IV ready to euthanize, but at the last minute decided against it because the good folks at Dove Lewis were able to bring me back around to almost my normal lovable self by the time they saw me again.
So now I'm on a water pill (Laxixs) and an ACE inhibitor, my Atenolol has been stopped and hopes are this will keep me comfortable during my illness. I am surprised how quickly this happened, this morning I was playing with string and chasing bird shadows, and four hours later I couldn't even stand up.
I have heard the boys planing funeral arrangements, their friend has an orchard in the west hills of Portland which is very peaceful. Personally, I'd would rather be mummified and placed at the foot of the bed.

4 comments:

Niko and Cloud said...

We are so sorry to hear that you are not doing well. We are glad though that you have at least recovered somewhat, and hope the new pills help for a while!

Camie's Kitties said...

Oh, we are so sorry that you aren't doing well right now. We are purring that your new medications help you be with us for a long time yet.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

josh said...

oooh noes! aw geez mortimer, I'm really sorry you're not doing so well. We never even got a chance to raise some black-cat mischief...

-winstoncat

Elizabeth said...

Oh no! I am so sorry to hear that! Hope the medicine keeps you fightin' for a while. Make sure Burt and Ernie spoil you extra.