Robbie Update

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Robbie’s famous portrait for the Old Farmer’s Almanac

All right, we got the dreaded vet call this afternoon. It wasn’t as terrible as I’d feared. Robbie’s thyroid numbers are still sky-high and we must increase the dosage of her medicine, which I pray won’t make her sick and stop her from eating. The good news is that the number is down significantly. The bad news is, it’s still way too high.

Last night and throughout this day, she’s been eating normally, with a hearty and healthy appetite–making up for lost time: she’d gone three days without eating–taking nice naps, and occasionally attacking her sister for no reason. That’s normal for them.

And so tomorrow she gets a stronger ear gel dose, which still has to be better than the asthma medicine I had to squirt up her nose for several years. This poor cat has really had her share of tough sledding–so please, friends, keep those prayers coming, and we thank you for them.

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I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

11 responses to “Robbie Update

  • Linda Sorci

    Praise Our Merciful God! That’s good news, considering the whole host of ailments cats can be subject to, and it’s hopefully a relatively simple thing to regulate the dosage – even if it’s by trial and error for a little while. Prayers continue.


  • UnKnowable

    At least there’s an explanation for everything. Because you have more than one animal, the ear gel is probably the way to go. Because I only have one pet, I can just embed tablets in diminutive cubes of delicatessen chicken and leave them in her bowl.

    When I buy it in bulk, I cut it into strips and freeze the lot of it, thawing it as I use it. Today I spent $14 on a fresh supply of deli chicken, which should hold us through well into September or possibly October.


  • Phoebe

    Thanks be to God that Robbie is eating again and being mischievous again, and that her numbers are down (even if still too high). She’s a lovely cat. How old is she now and how old was she when the picture was taken?


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