Monday, February 12, 2007

Medication Monday with Pixie

Hi! It is me, Pixie! I want to share with you my weekly medication regimen. I have already told you that I have hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. I also have severe asymmetric left ventricular hypertrophy, extremely severe left atrial enlargement, and history of syncope, and sinus arrest with ventricular escape rhythm. I am not sure, but I think that might mean I am a little bit sick. But I have had this condition for over 5 years now.
Here are the medications I take every day: Dilacor, Enalapril, Spironalactone, and Plavix. They all have to be cut up into halves or quarters. My Mommie prepares my pills for an entire week, and stores them in my special pill box. The Dilacor comes in a big capsule. My Mommie opens the capsule, and takes out the tablets inside the capsule; these get cut in half for my daily dose.
Some of the pills have a very bad taste. And I do not like to take FOUR pills. So, I get a special cheeseball with pills inside. I don't really chew up the pillball, but the cheese makes the pills stick together, and they slide right down my throat. After all these years, I am pretty good about taking my medicines.
I also go to a cardiologist every 9 - 12 months and have an echocardiogram of my heart! I do not enjoy going there very much though.

I would like to tell Icon Baxter Bentley that, when he asked me to be his valentine, my heart felt young again! Do not feel sorry for me, I am happy almost all of the time. Except when Daisy tries to chase me around. But then my Mommie says "Daisy, NO NO." I like when she says that. A lot.

ps: Daisy wanted to show another picture of her belly for Skeezix. But I said NO! It is my turn today!

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42 Notes for Daisy:

Dragonheart said...

You are a very brave cat to take so many medications Pixie. It's very sad that you have a bad heart but I'm glad the medications help you out. And I'm glad that you are happy most of the time. You are a lovely cat and I'm glad Daisy is sharing her blog with you.

jeterharris said...

deer pixie ...
dat'z allotta pillz fer u.
like dragonheart sed "yer verree brave ..." an i will add ... verree byootiful az well.
mi mom wishez dat she had dat cheezball thing to take her medicashun dis weekend fer da big surjery!

said...

Pixie. I am glad you do not mind taking those pills, and I think they help you. With all of those heart troubles, you have a boy friend, and you have a blog and a sister to argue with form time to time. Indeed, life is good.

You ave a very lovely face, kind of shaped like a heart <3
I am glad today is your day to blog, have a fun one!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

You are so lucky to have a Mom that loves you enough to give you the medicines to help you live longer. You are a very beautiful cat.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Hi Pixie!!!
All the boycats think you are very brave and very beautiful - and you ARE! Did I tell you that I am a little bit sick too?
I have to take ear medicine because I have bacteria in my left ear.
Maybe I can come over and your Mom can put the medicine in my ear and give me a cheese ball too! p-p-please?
love, Icon Baxter Bentley

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

I came back to look at your picture again.

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

OH COME ONE PIXIE, GIT YER OWN BLOG!!!!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mom sez yoo haf a speshul hart. And a speshul mom to cut up all doze pills and make yoo a cheez ball. Wate, she didn't make yoo a cheez ball she makes a cheez ball for yoo. Dis bean tok is hard!

Gemini said...

Pixie, it is good to hear from you. We had a cat with cardiomyopathy, though his was in the central wall between the two ventricals. He didn't have to take nearly as many medications--for which Momma was glad 'cause he didn't like pills.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Wow, those were alot of big medical words. We are glad that there are pills to help you - and cheese is always good! We like hearing from you, Pixie!

China Cat & Willow

Forty Paws said...

Wowee. We had to look some of that stuff up. Sounds like you've been to a heart specialist or two. We are glad you don't mind your cheeseball full of pills. Otherwise, you might end up hiding and running away all the time like Bow does from our Maw.

Bless your little heart, in more ways than one!!!

Luf, Us

Pee Ess. We find it effective that when a poodin tries to chase another poodin that if the chasee turns around and smacks the crap out of the chaser, it usually ends the chase...

Maria & Stefano said...

You poor little thing...you're very brave:)
I'm very proud of you!!!

M.

RainCatGirl said...

pikie, i love your voice in your valentines video, so dainty

RainCatGirl said...

sorry, all paws today in the typing dept

Junior said...

Wow Pixie....that is alot of pills. I bet your Mom is so proud of you for taking all those...I wouldn't want to do it!

Faz the Cat said...

Well done for taking all your tablets and having a positive attitude. You look to lovely you would never know that you weren't 100% inside. Purr Purr FAZ

p.s. you have to forgive Daisy for chasing you sometimes, she is quite young and us youngsters often get a little over-enthusastic. I used to try and chase our old cat as well and she used to get very cross with me for annoying her

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

Just chekking bak in to see if Pixie the Blog Hog has let Daisy post any new pikchers.

Gess not.

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Skeezix, it is Pixie Blog Day.

Happy Pixie Blog Day everyone!!!!!

Ya'know maybe Pixie could get her own blog... that way EVERYDAY could be Pixie Blog Day.

The Little Pink Pig said...

My gosh, Pixie, you are a super cat! I'm sorry you and your mom have to go through so much toil to keep you healthy. It's no fun to take pills, but I'm so happy to hear you get the best help available. I'm sure it gets tireseome to swallow all those zillions of pills. Your mom was smart to figure out that cheese balls make it easier. I love cheese balls. Yum. Grover and I send you lots of love and purrs! Stay healthy! XO

Kimo & Sabi said...

What a bummer to have to take all them meds! You are furry lucky that Daisy is training to be a doctor - maybe she can help you wif yer medicine!

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Hi Pixie - You are so beautiful! I bet anything you have a heart of Gold! All those "pills" are just making sure no one steals it. Oh wait, Icon did! Happy Monday too Pixie. We love you...

Bad Bad Kitty Cats

Victor Tabbycat said...

Gosh, that looks like what my beans do fur my boy!
Mom saw purrscripshun instruckshuns fur a 15-year old fixed cat that said, "Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how this drug will affect you. May cause drowsiness."
As JH says, we were laffin an laffin! How can you tell if meds cause a CAT drowsiness?

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

So, whut time will the Daisy Tummy Extravaganza start toomorrow? I wunt to set my alarm....

Daisy said...

My Tummy Extravaganza will probably start about 5:30 am! Or, maybe even after midnight tonight. Meowie!

Anonymous said...

We are glad that you are so good about pills, we don't like them!

By the way, we were glad that you posted today. We are worried that Skeezik and Daisy are getting too hot and heavy too fast. He keeps mentioning "urjes". Isn't he a little fixed for that? You as the big sister can discuss this with your Meowmy.

Cheers,
Chaiyah, Mookie and the Person

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

Wow Pixie, you're so incredible to take so many pills. I'm so happy to come back to your beautiful face on Daisy's blog. The Woman said she drove through your town on the Sawgrass Expressway and thought of stopping in but she knew us cats would be MAD at her.

Chase

Mia and Ghost said...

Pixie - you are very brave & good to take all that medicine. We hope it helps you feel good for many years to come.

OreotheCat said...

yes they are fabulas! i cant wait till spring! but then my beautiful snow will be gone :( oh well! clothes beat snow anyday! hope you are Pixie are both good.......tell i see shes a blog hog LOL...im glad im an only cat!
~~~Oreo~~~

Jake and Bathsheba said...

Pixie, we're very glad that all those pills are doing their job and you're doing okay. Obviously your heart is doing pretty good if you manage to share it with Icon.

All the best to you,
~J&B

The Meezers said...

Pixie- that's lots of pills efenn for humans. your mommy and daddy must be proud of you for being such a good girl and taking them so well!

DaisyMae Maus said...

Wow, Pixie ... That's a mouthful of yucky medicine that you have to take efurryday. I don't know if I'd like it, 'cept I really like cheese, so I'd probably compromise with Mom ...
DMM

Mr Zenith & the Fancidots Gang said...

Hi Pixie,
We enjoyed meeting you at the valentine party on Friday night.
We're glad you are a good girl and take your medicine. Our brufer Casper has HCM, and he has to take pills ever day, too.
We are also happy you have a valentine. Casper likes to pretend he is very carefree, but he's too shy to ask anyone to be his girlfriend.
Maybe he will find a speshul girl to be his valentine next year.
We wanted to send you special "healthy wishes" to help you keep your heart happy, too...
purrs..
Zenith, Casper and the Fancidots Gang

Max said...

Wow....that's a lot. The Cat Who Came Before Me had pretty much the same problem and took lots of pills every day, too. The Woman had no problem giving them to her, which just cheezes the heck out of her when I'm a PITB about taking mine...

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

Thare forsing barfy medisin down my skinny throte agin. I wish they'd put it in cheeze. I like cheeze. And the more ixpensive the better.

Tara said...

Thats a lot of pills! Mom used to have to give Baby (her cat before me), and she cut them up, then Dad would open his mouth, and she would shove it down with her finger. He was really good about tolerating this! But it was only one, not four! I think the cheese ball as a better idea. You are very lucky to have a mom who loves you enough to do this for you! Tara

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

Just stopping in again to see Pixie. The Litter Box Queen 2007. Where do we vote?

Mom Human is Mad at one Bad Kitty Cat, so we know Pixie and her beautiful Pixtures will make her happy. We wanted to tell you Maggie looks so much like you. But Mom wont place Maggie Pics up just yet. Something about heat and driving her battier.

But we love Pixie and Maggie.

Growls where to vote, our mom is muddled - and marked. Thanks to Braum we will have a Bad Bad Kitty Cat Day.

Love and Moons over Pixie - Zed and the Bad Boys.... Watch out Icon and Skeexix........... meows and purrs.... Florida is a stroller ride away for us!

Zed loves Daisy = <3

Merlin Moons Pixie <3

(Oh Oh who did that..... Tea Cup says Pixie is his girlfriend) This is getting crazy.

Ok Mom Human steps in.... I apologize for my Bad Boys. Seee, Bad Kitty Cats they are. Trouble Makers.

And Pixie is not a Blog Hog!! (=^..^= Mer)

What a triangle.....

Bad Kitty Cats & Megan said...

OHHH we had a long post... but sorry. Where do we vote>?


And didn't Pixie and Icon win the VDay Contest. When do we hear about that????


Zed Monster (Rules) (No He Doesn't) (Yes Braum Does - Merlin Is Looking At Me)

Vote for Litter Box 2007 Queen? You have our 8 votes!

Skeeeeezix the Cat said...

Just chekking bak in to see if the Tummy Toozday fotos had bin posted yet, but no, Pixie's still hogging the blog....

Anita said...

I did not know of your disease. I have a chronic disease too: renal failure. They diagnosed it three months ago.

Purrssss.

jake said...

Dear Pixie,
I have this illness too. Just rest and when having a weary day just chill. Keep up the pills though,
love
Jake and Tibbles UK

Daphne said...

wow Pixie,
you sure are one brave & courageous kitty to put up with all that!
and your mommy is one of the bestest beans on the planet to take care of you so well!

Daphne

Admiral Hestorb said...

Pixie, me and mommy came awfully late to your blog but we want you to know we think you are as beautiful and special as daisy is..and we send purrs and head bonks. Lots. Mommy too.

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