Saturday, 16 July 2016

No stitching and my cat needs anti anxiety meds.

I have lost my stitching bug. The table incentive didn't work, and I can't seem to find time to do my craft, and that's okay. It's okay.

I keep telling myself that.

I ended up purchasing a PS4 and a myriad of games, and I like it, when I have a chance to play it. Working full time sucks and I have like 30 more years of it. FML. :)

My cat Weezi did not take well to the move. During the house selling part, he developed what we thought were crystals in his urine, which is pretty scary because it can kill him. Anyway, he was put on some special diet that he hated and lost like 6 or 7 pounds, so I took my cat who was 18~ pounds and now down to 12 to the vet and said he was losing weight and hated the food. They looked at me like I was an idiot, but I mean, he was a HEALTHY 18 pounds, because he's super long and it was never "fat" on him lol. 12 you could feel his bones and he wasn't as cuddly. Anyway, after some blood work and urinalysis (no crystals) and switching him back to a normal food and having me promise to watch him pee and come back if he becomes blocked, we came back home.

Well, a few weeks later, it happens again. This time the vet asked what was going on in the home, and I said we were selling it and packing and it's stressful. Well, now we have the culprit. he is treated for FIC, or feline idiopathic cystitis. woo bold. So yeah, I had no idea what this was, but apparently when cats are under a lot of stress, it can manifest itself as inflammation of the bladder, giving him all the symptoms of a bladder infection. armed with some pills to help relax his urethra, and told to keep him calm (?!) we are again sent home.

We managed the move without any casualties (well, Emma went and sprained her ankle during one of the showings and it took 3 weeks and like 8 visits to the vet to fix...) and about 2 months ago, Weezi started the bladder thing again. I called the vet and explained that he's doing the same thing and the vet asked if there was any blood, etc.. no sir. I'm at a loss as to what caused it this time because we have been settled for almost a year now. Well he let me get the pills without having to bring the cat in and causing MORE stress.

I also asked if he could maybe prescribe some Valium, but he just laughed like I was joking.

Weezi was all fixed up and about a week after, it happened again. I'm at my wit's end with this cat. things I've done:

-Fans for white noise so he can't hear what's going on outside the room.
-he has a damn therapy cat. I adopted Neko about a year after I got Weezi and ever since Neko has been the therapy cat. He's the calm one who plays with Weezi when Weezi wants to play, and they sleep and eat together.
-He has places to hide
-I stopped using the vacuum in here (thank goodness for swiffers)
-I stuffed a towel on the other side of the door so he can't see what's going on on the other side of the door. (livingroom is there where my parents and guests hang out. can get noisy)

and then I bought Feliway. It's this pheromone diffuser that's supposed to mimic the scent cats put on things when they rub their cheeks on it. It's 40 bucks on Amazon and I thought I'd give it a try.

Well. I think it's witchcraft, but IT IS WORKING. Weezi is so freaking calm now, like he's suddenly stoned 24/7. STONED! he sleeps! he doesn't freak out when I come home! He is peeing properly! I can use the vacuum again! (yay I can breathe without cat hairs flying up my nose). he's back wanting cuddles and being his old not so stressed self!

I don't get it. it's like I have a new and improved and not stressed out cat.  I still don't trust that this is working as intended. I feel like one of those people that think Essential Oils can cure everything from cancer to flat tires and hawk my waves at the swapmeet on sundays trying to get other people on board.

So I'll just say this, I'll take what I can get with my poor stressed out Cat. if it works, I'm not going to question why.


Now if only they had a diffuser for lost stitching mojo. :)

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