Woke up today feeling just as well as these past two days; no migraine! Todays weather was sunny and we had a clear blue sky, but it was still cold with an icy cold wind blowing. For as long as it’s cold, I’ll feel fine. Murli feels good too and still does purrfect with her new food. No adverse reactions to it. So her body is apparently doing just fine with it. Otherwise she would have had issues by Sunday. I’m really happy with this!
Because I only got a few packs of catfood from the vet, since I couldn’t be sure she would like it and if her body would accept it. But because it’s all so well, I got some more from the vet today.
On my way between the tram station I had to get out and the vet office, I have to walk by the park (Volksgarten park) and saw my favorite tree again, purrfectly illuminated by the sun and still beautiful with a lot of colorful fall foliage on it.
I already played under that huge tree as a little child. Went there countless times with my Mama as a child. This park is full of beautiful memories for me. Too bad it’s not safe anymore to go through. Sigh…Such a wonderful old tree, that already stood there for who knows how many decades before I was even born. Hopefully this tree will see a better time again for this lovely park.
It’s gotten pretty cold again, after having spring temperatures last week. It was sunny in the morning, but an icy cold wind has been blowing outside since yesterday, but that feels a lot more normal in November.
On Saturday, I went to pick up new food from the Vet, as this one is exactly for cats like Murli, who are allergic and can’t tollerate everything. If she is doing well with it, health wise, then the skin issues will completely subside maybe. It’s so much better already. Her dermatitis is now completely gone, you can’t see it anymore and she isn’t scratching. But I also still care for her skin with the coconut oil, where the dermatitis and itching was. Murli has gotten pretty used to it by now and is fine with it.
Anyway, she loves the new food, and her body seems to accept it just fine too. No throwing up, and no diarrhea. That would have happened within hours of the same day already. I’m so happy for that and that she LOVES the food! Just pawsome😺
The last week really wasn’t great. I had a Migraine every single day due to the crazy warm weather, and felt sleepy and dizzy all the time. Murli felt it too and was sleeping much more during the day. As the weather changed to cooler Temperatures on Saturday, we both started to feel more energetic again. I also didn’t have a single Migraine since then. It’s always the warm Foehn wind weather that causes me issues. Would be great if we could get a break from that for a while.
Will update my backlog of drafts with some photo posts on here tomorrow lol. Just wanted to post a short update on us. Hope everyone got into the new week fine!
Today I woke up with a MASSIVE migraine… It was terrible. It’s been a while since I last had one this horrible. I took my migraine meds instantly, as I always have them beside my bed for exactly that reason. Then I put on my sleeping mask to block out the light. As even the bit of dim light was still too irritating through my closed eyes. Then I just laid there, trying not to throw up and trying to remain calm and lay still, despite the intense pain hammering in my brain and behind my left eye. Poor Murli just remained still herself and didn’t get up to meow for breakfast. It’s amazing, because if I feel really really bad, she notices, and just looks at me with her big eyes and might just make her cute little “purr-meew”. She’ll just wait calmly and patiently near me until I get up.
I fell asleep thankfully, so when I woke up agin an hour later, the medicine had already done it’s job. Those triptans are just really a blessing! Instead of running around with a bad migraine for 3 days, it’s over after an hour. But a migraine that bad will still have an impact on me for the rest of the day. My senses remained sensitive to noise, light and smells all day and they still are. Also tired… I already took a nap in the early afternoon, but I’m already sleepy again.
On to other things… Murli is doing well and isn’t scratching. The redness is gone from her skin now. And I’m going to put some medicine on later when she wakes up from her little nap.
Yesterday, after the fog cleared, we got sunny weather again, and today as well. But it remained relatively cold. The view was amazing again from the webcam, yesterday and today as well.
From yesterday morning:
November 9 – 09:15am #1
November 9 – 09:15am #2
November 9 – 09:15am #3
November 9 – 09:15am #4
November 9 – 09:15am #5
From this morning:
November 10 – 08:45am #1
November 10 – 08:45am #2
November 10 – 08:45am #3
November 10 – 08:45am #4
Going to put on Murlis medicine. I’ll likely go to sleep early tonight. Can’t believe tomorrow is Friday again already 💝😸 Have a nice day everypawdy🐾
Hello everyone! I planned on updating sooner today, but I was soooo tired… Because I did not sleep much at all last night. Maybe two hours and those not in one go either. I got up this morning with dark circles and red eyes 😅
Our appointment was sheduled for 11am, but an emergency came in before us, so we had to wait a bit longer. I took a short walk with Murli, because she doesn’t like when she has to wait somewhere, without anything happening. She is much happier when I walk around with her. Thankfully it did not rain today! Instead it was sunny, even though a cold wind was blowing.
When we went back into the Vet office, we didn’t have to wait long anymore. All in all, it wasn’t even 30 minutes that we had to wait.
After we got called in, the Vet (a very kind female Vet) looked at Murlis skin problem, which is right before the ears and on the outside of the ears. Typical parasites have been ruled out, and it doesn’t look anything like it either. Her ears on the inside are wonderfully healthy and astonishingly clean. The rest of her skin is fine. No itchiness or anywhere else.
It’s atopic dermatitis, caused by something her body is reacting too. Food is often the cause of it, but in our case it’s not very likely, as the dermatitis doesn’t seem to react to any change. The answer must lie somewhere in the fact that it doesn’t appear very often. The first time was in 2014, in April. The second time, is now. It appears quite suddenly and I will instantly notice, because Murli starts scratching heavily the area before her ears. Also, Murlis case is very mild. The treatment with the medicine, the coconut oil and the “Käsepappel Tee” (=Malvae folium) things are going to be fine. Both, the coconut oil (totally organic and edible) and the Malvae folium tea, I already have at home, because I use it for myself too. But I have to try and figure out what could possibly cause the allergic reaction.
Murli also got the usual check up and her vaccination shots.
I’m so glad we have this Vet, it’s truly the kindest Vet I have been to, like ever. But, we were both happy to be on our way home again. Murli because she was done, and I because she is fine.
The first thing I did after getting home, after letting Murli jump out of her buggy of course, was to get on with cooking her most favorite food in the world: Cooked chicken breast. And while that was cooking slowly, there were cuddles and comforting and treats for Murli.
After she ate, she went right to sleep. Murli is tired of course. She always is after the vaccination shots.
I’m very very tired myself and despite all the stuff I’d like to do, like talking with all our dear furpals and humanpals on twitter and here, I have to go lay down. But here are a couple more photos from today:
Thank you all for reading! Sorry for the late update. Hope you all have a wonderful day and a comfy warm night 💕