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April 27, 2017

ALL ABOUT MAE




I decided to do a post today providing an update on our
MAE MOBLEY.
One of Estelle's lovely and dear readers asked about her today
and 
I am so thankful and appreciative that she asked about her health
and well being.....
THANK YOU BLANCHE.....

Mae turned SEVEN on April 1st, 2017!!

My posts about Mae also help me keep a journal of sorts
on her progress over time.

MAE IS DOING GREAT,
we are happy to report.



Miss Mae continues to be seizure free.
When her dosage of Zonisamide was reduced
from 75 mg. back to 50 mg. on April 1st, 2017.
we noticed how much more energy she had...
back to playing with her toys and her babies.
We do still struggle sometimes in giving her
'the pill' every morning, and she is not a happy
camper with that, but most mornings it 
goes without a hitch. 

On May 1st, we are changing her 
from the capsule form of her medication
to a compound chewie form.
And, yes, we are a bit nervous about that. 
The cost goes from $12 for a one month supply of
her capsules, to $65 for a 50 day supply of compound chewies.
However, if this alleviates her anxiety in addition to ours,
it is money well spent. 


We have also noticed her appetite has improved and pretty much
back to normal....she had lost two pounds so I believe she may
have gained it back by now....

"Well, isn't THAT the cat's meow....that you
are talking about my weight.....in addition
to taking a photo of me at this unflattering angle!!!"
~Mae Mobley


That's our girl.....
in all her beautiful glory!

It is important to note, that we do not know
what caused the horrible week of seizures
back in late November and December.
The neurologist continues to stress
they do not know what causes eplieptic seizures in dogs and cats.
However, I no longer use any scents or sprays,
nor do I burn candles, based on a comment
I had received from a lovely reader of mine.

We continue to thank you SO MUCH
for your concern and continued prayers
for her well being! 

34 comments:

  1. I'm so glad to read that Mae is doing better and better, Betsy. We do love our pets, don't we? Mae is quite a beauty and very photogenic. :) Wishing you a lovely weekend in the great state of Texas!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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    1. Thank you dear Denise...YOU ARE SUCH A LOVE...

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  2. She is a beautiful kitty...looks as if she's wondering if a pill is forthcoming...that look of suspicion! You obviously love her dearly. So glad that she is doing so much better.

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    1. We do Vee....love her dearly....thank you ever so much for such kind words.

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  3. Thank You, Thank You! I feel Blessed that you immediately posted about Ms Mae and just about her. She is a delight to see and read about. I give God thank you prayers for her continued well being. Again, Thank You for the post and the beautiful candid shots. "She's not fat, she's just fluffy"

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    1. You, Miss Blanche are the sweetest of the sweet...thank you from my heart. Enjoy your weekend.

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  4. Oh your poor sweet Mae! I have a little dog, my Monkey, who gets seizures as well, it's so frightening! We haven't seen her get one in quite some time, since she was spayed, so we are hoping she is seizure free from now on - fingers crossed!

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    1. What a precious name for a dog Mountain Mama....thank you for your kind thoughts! Yes, the seizures are just beyond frightening...I am so happy to hear your little precious seems to be seizure free! Thank you for sharing today.

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  5. I'm so happy she is doing well, Betsy. You are such a good cat mama. They are worth whatever it takes to keep them comfortable and healthy. Sending a hug...

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    1. aw...thank you Deb....I always consider you Mae's Godmother..sending love to Miss Annie..thank you for such kind words.

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  6. Betsy, I hope you don't let Mae read today's post. I am so glad to hear she continues to be seizure free! She's a beautiful kitty from any angle. ♥

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    1. Thank you ever so much Martha Ellen...your thoughts are much appreciated. Hugs from me to you.

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  7. Betsy, I often wonder about cleaning products. I feel some things are just not good for pets to be around for extended periods. You know like rinsing and rinsing their food and water dishes. Plus some of the pet foods are from china...I would buy those. Glad your pretty cat is doing well and so loved by you. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Oh Susie..never buy pet food from China....she has been on a natural grain free kibble from a kitten. Her food dishes are steam cleaned in the dishwasher....I have turned to natural organic cleaning products also. We try everything we know to keep her seizure free...thank you for your sweet words on Mae...so appreciated...have a lovely weekend.

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  8. So glad Miss Mae is doing so well!

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    1. Thank you Deanna....means the world to me..wishing you a lovely weekend.

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  9. Oh so HAPPY to hear about sweet "little" Ms. Mae!!! So happy she's doing to great!!!! Giving cats a pill is so fun! Ha! Mine can even dig the pill out of the "pill pocket" and eat just the little treat. He also stored tiny, tiny, pills in his cheeks and spit them out later all over the house! They ARE worth it!!!! xoxoxoxoxoxo

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    1. You are so kind Jennifer! Yes, they are indeed worth our love and there is just not a price on how dear our pets are. You are one of those earth angels I know....thank you for such sweet comments. Have a lovely weekend.

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  10. you know how she captured my heart without my even saying. there is just something about her.
    and i'm known to be a dog person! but oh mae mobely. she is one breath~taking kitty.
    she makes me calm just seeing her. thank you so much for this post darling bean.
    mae has NO unflattering angle. and as it turns out... neither do YOU!
    love and hugs to you both. XO♥♥

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    1. Dear Tammy....you are perhaps the sweetest and kindest person I have come to know....hugs and love to you and your family! Thank you!!!!

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  11. She's beautiful! My dogs have to have prescription food and it sure isn't cheap. But we love out pets and do what we need to do, don't we?
    Brenda

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    1. Oh thank you so much Brenda...Yes, I follow you and your darling pupsters....too cute, too cute! Yes...we certainly love them with open hearts....thank you for your kind comment.

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  12. I'm so happy to hear that Miss Mae is doing so well! I had a toy poodle whom had seizures for about the last 4-5 of her 15 years. It was really quite upsetting. I, too, struggle trying to get pills down my current toy poodle, Willie. They don't make it easy, do they??!! Just curious - how did you come up with the name, Mae Mobley? Such a sweet name!

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    1. good morning Connie...I too am happy to hear your little Willie is doing well....Mae Mobley was named after the baby in the book, THE HELP, by Kathryn Stockett. Thank you for such sweet comments.

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  13. This is good newa! So glad you found a chwable form! I am still sad over my sweet Jasmine dying, I had her for almost 14 years. Sending you a hug and your kitty a meow!!
    Hugs, Roxy

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    1. Good Morning Roxy..so good to hear from you. I am ever so sorry about your Jasmine...it is just heartbreaking....hope you are doing well and enjoying a lovely spring. Thank you for such sweet comments on MAE...warm hugs to you dear one.

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  14. MY kitty with lymphoma is on 3 compounded meds in chicken flavored chews. He will not take pills or liquids. It's very expensive especially with the overnight shipping added too. But he's doing so well after almost 2 years, that it's worth every penny. He thinks he's getting yummy treats. So happy Mae is seizure free; she's a beauty.

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    1. oh Mary....two years with this disease....hope, prayers and love.....wonderful. I thank you for such loving workds on Mae...have a lovely weekend.

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  15. Love the way you love Miss Mae!

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    1. Hi Linda....we certainly do. Wishing you a lovely, yet stormy, weekend.

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  16. So glad that Mae is doing well. Enjoy your weekend.

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    1. Thank you Katie....so appreciate your sweet comment...sending hugs

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  17. I'm happy for the "Mae update." She looks like she's getting back to her old self and I know for that you're thankful. It's certainly hard to see "our babies" not feeling well. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!

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    1. Thank you so very much Susan. So good to hear from you. Hope you are enjoying some lovely springtime weather these days...big hugs!

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