Friday, January 16, 2015

Crazed Silver Gray Tabby Cat Makes a Break for It At Vet!

Got your attention didn't I?

Furiends! It's Cody and I need your help BIG TIME!

I overheard my Mom talking to my Dad a few days ago. Kitty and woofie furiends, you  will NEVER believe what I heard! Mom and Dad are planning on TRICKING ME!!! Yep, you heard me correctly, my Mom and Dad are gonna pull a fast one! Or so they think!

Here's the litter dirt... many of you remember that a few weeks ago I decided to put myself on a self-imposed diet.  What Mom and Dad didn't know, was that I was tired of everyone making fun of my ample belleh, so  I decided to take matters into my own paws and cut back on my food.




 I was gonna be controlled about it, nothing drastic, so I just stopped eating for a bit. Furiends, that was part of my weight loss plan! Mom and Dad didn't know this, but I DID! Well, it back-fired and Mom and Dad stuffed me into my PTU and took me to the Vet to see "Dr. Smiley."



What Mom and Dad didn't know at the time was that "Dr.Smiley" was off gallivanting in his home town, so I was left in the paws of his youthful ward assistant, "Dr ---" you can guess her name,
 ( she is a Vet by day and by night she and her Veterinarian furiends sing "What Does The Fox Say?")


This is where all of the drama started.  Furiends, Dr. Smiley's youthful ward stole my blood (and didn't like what she saw), AND she had her evil sidekicks put me on a table to take photos of my belleh (what kind of freaks are they???) Then, they had the nerve to tell Mom and Dad to take me to the Emergency Vet which was even worse!!! They also poked, prodded and  shaved the furs on my beautiful belleh! Furiends, I was so humiliated that it  has taken me WEEKS to pull myself together enough  to tell you the sordid tail tale! The Emergency Vet put some cold disgusting stuff (kinda like that hairball gel), on my belleh so they could take even MORE pictures!!   To think I thought that Mom constantly trying to take pictures of me was bad, this  horrible furiends! I thought if I hacked once it would stop them, but my valiant effort was for naught!

When they stole my blood they said they think I have hypercalcemia (and I don't even drink milk! MOL!)  After they had me at the Emergency Vet for what seemed like all of my nine lives, I was sent home with pills to... ready for this? MAKE ME EAT! Me! The kitty kibble machine was being FORCED to eat! It was a dream come true! Trust me kitties, NEVER put yourself on a diet without telling your pawrents, if you do, you will be carted off to the vet like I was!

Furiends, do you believe that "Dr.Smiley" told Mom that he wanted to be contacted in his evil out-of-town location, to be kept up-to-date as to what was transpiring with me? Now he does his plotting out-of-town? You have GOT to be kidding!

When I got home I made sure to end that diet and I started eating with my usual gusto without the pills that were supposed to make me eat!!! I thought that the fact that  I was consuming my usual copious amount of food would prevent my having to go back to see "Dr. Smiley", but obviously, I thought wrong.


 A couple of days ago I  was perched on the couch minding my own business eavesdropping,  when I overheard Mom and "Dr.Smiley" on the phone plotting their evil plan to steal MORE BLOOD!



Doesn't he get enough? What kind of sicko is he? If he needs iron, can't he go and eat some liver or something, preferably NOT mine??!! "Dr.Smiley" said my hypercalcemia could be caused by any number of things (one of them is bad), but "Dr.Smiley" thinks I might be like many kitties who are hypercalcemic and they might never find out what the cause is. Mom and Dad are crossing their paws that is the case.

So, it appears that later this afternoon either Mom or Dad is gonna grab me and stuff me in my PTU yet again.....and take me back to "Dr.Smiley's" evil laboratory where they will steal more of my blood, and then have it sent out via a giant black crow,  mailed out,to be tested. "Dr.Smiley" said we should have the results within about five to seven days.

Furiends, I need your help big time!!!
1) Help me plan an escape at the Vet before they can take more blood!!
2) Cross your paws that if they catch me, I am one of the kitties that they never know why I have hypercalcemia!!!

Kitties and Woofies! I am counting on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I feel fine! I am playing, eating, peeing, pooping, EVERYTHING! What more do they want from me??

 HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love,
Cody


FROM THE MOM: hypercalcemia can be quite serious and by no means am I not somewhat EXTREMELY worried. The only reason I am allowing Cody to joke about it, is because when I spoke to Dr.Smiley the other day, he told me that HE is NOT worried about the results....Dr.Smiley cared for Angel Bobo for many years before Cody was ever born, and we trust him implicitly. While trust doesn't mean that we are expecting the blood test to come with perfect results, it does mean that if Dr.Smiley tells me he isn't worried about it, then I am doing my best not to worry too!!! Also, finding humor in a tense and worrisome situation helps take the "edge" off of all of us in Cody's family, and if I am laughing, it will enable Cody to be less tense.

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  1. Totally understand Care..if we do not make light of things we can get ourselves so worked up and 'they' know and react :) Cody mate I cannot help apart from saying this..take Dr Smiley down with a smacky paw and see how HE likes his bloods being spilt ! I am sure you will be fine handsome man and that Belleh will be safe again..except from the flashy box and mums graspy fingers :) Loves Fozziemum xxx

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    1. You are sooo right Bev!!! As for Cody, he never hisses or smacks Dr.Smiley...he DOES make the cutest little squeak you have ever heard. One day on a normal visit I might record it. xoxo

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  2. We hope everything goes well at the vet and there is nothing serious wrong with you Cody.

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  3. Sending you lots of purrs and hugs in hopes that all goes well with Dr. Smiley.
    ...and Cody, just wait for your mom and Dr. Smiley to start talking. A couple sentences into their conversation, that's when you make a run for it.
    : )

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    1. Thanks sooooooooo much and your idea of waiting for Mom and Dr.Smiley to start talking is a good one...but....he might not be seeing me today cause he might be in surgery when I get there. I might just be seeing the Vet Techs to steal my blood! Oh no!!! Love, Cody

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  4. We'll be keeping our paws crossed and sending lots of good mojo your way.
    Don't worry, we'll bust you out if needed, too.
    MOL!

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    1. Thanks so much my furiends and the busting out sounds like a plan! Love, Cody

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  5. I hope that all that worry is wasted because there's nothing to worry about. Sending lots of healing purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs to Cody.

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    1. we hope the same and we DEEPLY THANK YOU!!!!

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  6. Sending healing purrs and light to Cody.

    Athena and Marie xx

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  7. If your vet isn't worried neither are we. Sending hugs any way :-0

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    1. that's exactly how we are trying to be!! (((hugs))) greatly appreciated!

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  8. Best to get it over and done with Cody,But I have the Magic Closet on stand by just give me a yell and I'll be there in a jiffy and you'll soon be at my place for a snack,xx Speedy

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    1. Since I have to fast that snack sounds like a plan! love, Cody

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  9. I hope Cody's blood work comes out fine! Cody, I'm sorry, but I do think you should go back to the vet, if only so that your humans stop stressing out! It's hard living with stressed-out humans - I know, believe me! It sounds like you are not too sick, but I am purring for you and keeping my paws crossed.

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    1. Summer thank you sooooooooo much!!! Crossing paws is MUCH appreciated! Love, Cody

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  10. Dr Smiley sounds to be a wonderful vet - isn't it great when you can trust them implicitly. Trust the blood results are as he expects.

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    1. Oh my he IS! I can't begin to say it enough. He is an Angel and has been there for us in so many ways that went above and beyond. We consider him to be part of our family (Cody has issues with that lol), but Dad and I definitely view him as a family member. He is an incredible vet and an equally incredible human being. Thanks so much for your wishes!

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  11. Hope all goes well and we sendi healing vibes and POTP. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Thank you!!!! It is greatly appreciated! You have a fabulous Friday too!! xoxo

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  12. Since my guys are like ninjas I'll keep them off the Internet to avoid any escape planning. Poor Cody-although his rant was epic, as a kitty mom I completely understand following every lead and option and available testing. I'll be thinking of all of you and sending love and I know my crew will too but not until I tell them later. (Sometimes humor is desperately needed to counter fear-hugs)

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    1. Raine, thanks so much for your support/understanding (and love!) My husband was afraid that people would mistake the humorous approach as being cavalier and uncaring....that couldn't be further from the truth but I understand how he thinks that some might view it that way. Thanks so much!!!

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  13. Well we kitties DO pick up on our Mom's (or Dad's) anxiety so being "cool" about the vet visit is always a good idea (even when it's super tough to be cool!). Anyway, I'm hoping that when the vet steals your blood again it's decided that you are in FINE condition Cody and not in need of any meds and even if your calcium is high, it's not from anything BAD......OK? I'm sending you lots of POTP buddy - you'll be back home before you know it and life will go on and on and on and on!!!!!

    Love, Sammy

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    1. Thank you so much Sammy! You are one wise kitty!!!!! Love back at ya! Cody

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  14. I'm so happy to hear you're doing so much better, Cody. Don't be made at your mom - she just wants to make sure you stay healthy. Maybe you could cut her some slack for that?

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  15. I'm happy to hear you're eat, drinking and using the litter box like you should, Cody. I think Mistletoe and the rest of the feline four here in Pennsylvania would tell you to curl up in your PTU and thank Ceiling Cat that Dr. Smiley doesn't visit you at home. That's right. Without warning suddenly Doctor NASCAR zooms into our driveway with all his needles and an assistant. Then all kitties are rounded up and poked and prodded and get blood stole. So, just be glad you know you are safe at home. And keep feeling better! The best way to avoid Dr. Smiley is to be healthy..

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    1. Mom wishes he WOULD visit our house!! Every time she says that I tell her to bite her tongue!!! She said she would love it in cold weather. Love, Cody

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  16. Oh Cody, our advice to you is just be a big boy and get that darn blood stealing over with and it won't show anything too bad since you are eating, pooping and drinking we feel like you are just fine. So hang in there Cody. BUT we sure send you lots and lots of purrs that all will be good. Hugs to the Mom.

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    1. Thank you my furiends!!! Mom thinks the same! She thanks you so much for the (((hugs))) too!!!! Love, Cody

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  17. Poor Cody, we live to far away to help you escape. What kind of sickos shave your belly and rub it with icky gel? I am praying your results are good or that you just are like my Sammy that just has high calcium.

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    1. OMC! OMC!!! Sammy has high calcium for NO reason, too???!!!! That is what we are purring and praying for!! THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH for telling me! Love, Cody

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  18. I have a better plan, sweet Cody: be perfectly healthy again, and then you will never have to go to the vet again. Hugs.

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    1. that sounds great in theory except for the "never" part! Mom is a HUGE advocate of "wellness" visits so I can count on at least one or two per year! Love, Cody

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  19. Cody, Cody! The most impawtent thing is for you to get 100% healthy, so if Dr. Strangelove...um, sorry...Dr. Smiley needs to see you again, and smear goo in your belleh, or do stabby things again, then let him do it! Just make sure you get extra cuddles and treats and pets and stuff too for your humans. Good luck, baby!

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    1. I agree with you in spite of the fact that I don't like it!!!!! Mom laughed her head off about "Dr.Strangelove" MOL!!!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love, Cody

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  20. Awww sweet Cody. Everything will be ok pal, I promise!!!
    Be brave buddy!
    Caren - I worry far too much as well, but I think that is a good characteristic to have though. It means we care. Everything will be fine i'm sure, and i'm sending lots of love and prayers your way!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Thank you my furiends!!!
      Jenna, I agree with you...Ohhh I KNOW you worry too! I think almost all of us do. I am praying for the best! Thanks so much for your love, prayers and support! xoxo

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  21. Loads of purrs and prayers headed your way, Cody. Go easy on your peeps...they just want what's best for you so that you can all be together for a LONG time :)

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    1. Thanks so much Truffles!!! I will do my best!! Love, Cody

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  22. Run Cody Run!!!! OK - actually we guess you may want to cooperate to keep your mom from pulling her hair out in worry. We hope it isn't anything serious (mom says around her "weird" is becoming a valid medical term). :)

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  23. Sending you positive thoughts and prayers all will be fine.

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  24. we hope thing turn out fine just like Dr Smiley says!

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  25. Nothing worse than a vet visit in my GBGV opinion. Hope they find something simple and you never have to go back.

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  26. Boo was diagnosed with the same thing. She was given the Ionized calicum test (blood). After a few months it simply disappeared. She was diagnosed with idiopathic (unknown) origin hypercalcemia. She is fine now. Here's hoping the same for Cody.

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    1. Thank you sooo much for sharing that! We are praying we are as lucky as Boo.....we are also praying that Boo continues to be healthy!!!! xoxo

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  27. Oh Cody and Mom Caren, we sure hope this all turns out well. We are purring and praying for you! Pee ess: If you need us to bust you outta there, just give us the secret sign, okay? *winks*

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  28. Cody! Jump into your tunnel, yous can hide UTB here. Mes will attack all whose comes to take yous!!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie
    Seriously, we loved the post from Cody's point of view. And we have out fingers crossed that everything comes out OK.
    Nellie's Mom

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    1. Thanks so much "Nellie's Mom" .....we sooooooo appreciate it! xoxo

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  29. Signore Cody! I'ma gonna send my PurrEYEvate Jet plane to get you and relocate you to my EyeTailYun house where I serves Pasghetti & Meatballs every day and no VETS invited!

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  30. Sheesh, I am evfur so late in finding your plea fur getting sprung or something similar...meowmy was at work and is going back there in a few moments again...

    Minko can totally relate, except, well, he still won't eat by himself:( Maybe you can tell him your secret? Minko is a squirmer at the stabby place,and um...he bites too if given a chance, MOL!

    I hope your labs come back showing no known cause fur your issues, at least that is better than the 'bad' issues.

    Hang in there Caren, we and so many others are pawyering and purring fur Cody. (((Hugs)))

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  31. Sometimes we just have to make light of something to help us get through it. I know I do. I had to look that up. I had never heard of it. We are going through losing weight and the vet cannot find anything wrong. Sending extra prayers and purrs that it turns out alright.
    Sue B

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    1. you rare exactly right Sue! I had never heard of it either. I am praying that whomever is losing the weight is ok!! Keeping our paws crossed! xxoxo

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  32. Purrs to you pal. Just teleport to my place, we have lots of great hidey spots!

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  33. Aaaaw Cody weez'll be purrayin' fur ya'. As fur da escape...just be like me. turn on da means and hiss and growl and slap and act like a snake and stwike like yous gunna bite. Twust me, they let go weally fast and yous can run fur da hills. MOL

    Miss Caren its good to joke and laff. Mommy duz dat wiff all hers ills and lots of times wiff ours too. She agwees it makes fings be less tense and there's no use wingin' yous paws or hands over sumfin' yous not know or can't change. Weez purrayin' fur good wesults and good healff and long life. :)

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  34. How did I miss this?!!! We all know how very worried Momma was, but we do appreciate Cody's humorous take on this. I was literally laughing out loud! (but only because I know he is doing better!) Please, please keep us posted on the results. All of our love XOXO

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  35. Be brave, Cody : it's the only way to calm down your pawrents ; the vet will see you're healthy, and you won't have to go there again for a long while ! We cross our paws for everything going well ! Purrs

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  36. Paws crossed for Cody!
    Hope your levels are normal and you don't make any more trips to the emergency- ever!!!
    xxoo

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  37. Hope everything goes well for your vet visit Cody and your calcium level is back where it should be.
    When I have my blood stolen, mum always takes my urine sample too. In one of the tests my calcium level was very high. Mum can't remember if it was in the blood or in the urine because her brain has got fuzzled with everything that has been going on with me. Anyway, next time I went it had gone back to the normal range, so hopefully yours will too.

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    1. Hi Flynn! thanks so much for telling me that! I think they just check the calcium in the blood test, not the urine. That is why I had to have a blood test again. I am hoping I am like you and that mine goes down too! Hoping you are feeling better Flynn so you can go and eat those mousies!! Love, Cody

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  38. Cody, we're sorry you hafta go to the evil vet. But we're hoping everything is good with you and your bloods so your mom can stop worrying about you. Humans are really good at worrying. They need to be more like us cats.

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  39. Cody (and Mom) we know how scary all of those evil vet visits can be. We will purr very hard that it's nothing serious and you're felling better very soon buddy!!

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  40. You got our purrs and prayers! Hope you get the results you want. And Cody, live it up dude, if they want you to eat eat eat, then demand snacks four or six times a day! hee hee!

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  41. Cody, we didn't know anythign about this disease so Mom looked it up for us. It does sound serious, but we are going to purr and pray that Sr. Smiley is right and that Mom Caren shouldn't be too worried. Good luck at the vet, Cody! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  42. Cody, Cody, please eat for momma...... We will be crossing all fingers, paws eyelashes here for you to ba a-ok. Take those pills to make you eat - they WORK! specially cyprpheptadine - hopefully that's what your momma got you....... it's going to make you hyyyyyyper! But an eating machine nonetheless! Eat, eat, eat, my friend! Get better chop chop! xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much but you might have missed something above! I HAVE been eating great with NO PILLS......for at least 2 weeks now! I am eating like my usual piggy self!! I thank you though!!!!!!!! xoxoxo

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  43. BJ and I wil pray for Cody and send positive thoughts and hugs.

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  44. Cody - We really enjoyed your point of view on this subject. Just know that your humans have your best interests at heart even though it appears they are going above and beyond to prove otherwise!!! xoxox - Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang

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  45. I really hope that the fact that Cody is feeling fine and all seems normal, that means it is nothing bad causing it. We will have all of our paws crossed.
    Sorry, Cody, but we think it is best if you cooperate!
    I agree that it's good to laugh in situations like this. If we didn't, how would we ever survive the stress and worry about our furry ones being sick?

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    1. We are hoping the same!
      I sooo agree that sometimes laughing is the only way to deal with certain things.

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  46. If you eat, you play ..... you cannot be really sick Cody. You are not sick ! I dont want you to be !
    My human says that she really understand your human. Your Caren must be really worried about you.
    You better cooperate with your vet Cody. It will make your human happy ! It's very very stressfull for human when we, cats, are sick.
    Lots of ronrons
    Hisia

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    1. Thanks so much Hisia!!! Mom feels in her heart (and Dad does too) that I am not sick and she is holding on to that thought!
      I was a super good boy at the vet and wasn't even mad at Mom when I got home!! Love, Cody

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  47. Paws are crossed, hands are folded and purrayers are on their way for a good outcome :D Healing Pawkisses :) <3

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  48. Cody, next time you go on a diet, you best tell your people so that things don't spin so out of control! :p

    We are thrilled you have been eating on your own these past few weeks and that the vet isn't too worried about your test results. Keep us posted! And keep eating and feeling better sweetie :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  49. Cody, next time you want to go on a diet let Scylla know she will come eat the foods for you and your parents will never know you weren't eating. She wants to go off her diet in the worst way but the evil food dispenser does not listen to her meows of starvation.

    Paws crossed everything is OK and you continue to feel well and the test results are good. We thinks you are going to have to let them steal your blood one more time but if everything looks OK we thinks they will stop stealing your blood. They only steal Socks once a year now.

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  50. We are purring for you and sending lots of Noodle hugs!

    Noodle and crew

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  51. You can alway´s come over to my place Cody , I think that is far away enough to get away from the evil Vet :)

    XOXO

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  52. I don't know anybody who tried to diet and didn't end up worse than they started. Hang in there Cody.

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  53. I am very anxious to know how he is. As I said, Admiral had it and it was idiopathic as well. No cancer. You are eating on your own now and Admiral didn't. That makes me feel better. Admiral had the appetite enhancer all of the time. Please let mom know. xox

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    1. thank you sooo much! Yep, I have been eating like a PIG (without pills!) for a couple of weeks now. Thanks soooooo much! Mom will be posting an update when we know more. Paws crossed and THANK YOU!!! Love, Cody

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  54. Whoa Cody, what an ordeal for sure! You are dealing with it like a real champ and we are so happy that you are eating well and acting/being yourself. We continue to have you in our thoughts and are purring for good results/outcome. And many hugs to your Mom as we know how worrisome this has been, purrs to her too.

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  55. Hope your blood work came back ok Cody!

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    1. Thanks! You probably missed the part where I said we wouldn't have it for 5 to 7 days so we are keeping our paws crossed! Thanks!

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  56. Humor is the best medicine and a good way to take the edge off a serious situation. I wouldn't expect Cody's account to be serious and this took just the right tone and edge to express what was going on

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    1. thank you sooo much! That means A LOT! xoxo

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  57. Humour is the perfect medicine in times of stress, but we're glad you shared what is going on. We'll continue to purr for Cody and keep him in our thoughts.

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