Friday, January 4, 2008

Fearful Friday

We are hunkering down! There are THREE big storms heading our way! Mom and Dad are a little worried about getting out on Sunday, so we hope its not too bad. Its hard to believe we might have up to a foot of snow by Saturday, today was almost 60 degrees! But it was really windy. Mom took me out in the back yard, and although it was nice it wasn't so cold, I didn't like the wind much. I chased some leaves, and checked out the wood pile for lizards and chipmunks, then ran to the slidy glass door to be let back in! I hope I get to go out tomorrow...

Mom talked to the V-E-T about giving us Dramamine for the trip home on Sunday. He said there are two references for dosage. One says 12. 5 mg (1/4 of a 50 mg tablet) for an average size cat. The other says 4 to 8 mg of Dramamine per kg body weight. Kavan weighs 11.5 lbs (a little more than 5 kg) and I weigh 11 lbs (5 kg, can you believe he outweighs me now???). So we could each get up to 40 mg! Mom and the V-E-T both decided on 1/2 a tablet for each of us. I've never been given medication, so I'm a little nervous about it. I keep hearing Mom and Dad say something about "burrito" cat. I'm not sure what they mean. Kavan is used to getting meds, although he has never been pilled.

Maybe we will get snowed in and not have to leave.....

27 comments:

michico*Adan said...

This photo of you both are very cute~! I like it so much~!!!
I hope the weather would be better tomorrow, than you could take a walk~!!

And, I sincerely hope your condition will be ok, eat med is very hard, believe me~

topcatrules said...

I hope the weather clears up and is warm for you!

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

we hope you don't get snow in we heard about that snow on the news


Lilly Lu

Parker said...

Stay safe and I hope when it's time to come home that the pills help you!

Mickey said...

Ooooooo a storm! Please be careful,those things can be nasty. I din't care for pills myself either. Keep us posted as to how you are doing,K?
Purrs Mickey

Tamra Maew said...

First, the lady says you both look adorable on that sofa. She also agrees that 1/2 pill each sounds like a good dose, that is what a vet had told her in the past as well. My humans are used to large snowfalls and poor road conditions but they are helped by the winterizing of those alien boxes on wheels. We wish you all good luck and a safe trip, change your return plans if the forecast is bad.

Purrrs,
Tamra

P.S. My servants hate to make me suffer by pushing pills down my throat so they got pill pockets when I had to take my UTI medication, if you don't have treats to wrap around the pill, you can put it in peanut butter or anything else you like! It's worth a try...

Honey P. Sunshine said...

the storm last nite was nasty driving home, please be careful

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I think that means that you will be very relaxed and act like you have no bones, flopping everywhere. But I'm not sure dramamine will make you into a Burrito Cat.

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Hmm...well always hold the pill and spit it out later!! Pretend to swallow and then go spit it out. You'll be having a nice calm trip home!

Latte

Riley & Tiki said...

We don't know if your people ever take dramamine, but our Mommy has to take it for airplanes, boats, and movies with jitter-cam. She says it dissolves very quickly, but is yucky if it dissolves in your mouth and can make your tongue feel numb. It's best to swallow it quickly, and maybe have a little drink or a treat afterwards. If you can't swallow it quickly it still works pretty well if it has dissolved while in your mouth. Good luck!

Tybalt said...

I hope you aren't snowed in! I will be purring for you to be safe in the nasty weather. (And with the meds).

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Be well Tara! I hope you can get out okay and that you have a good trip. I hope Kavan doesn't get too sick this time!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh no, bad weather makes our mom say bad words. We hope you don'g get stuck in da bad stuff on da way home and dat da drama-meen stuff works. Yeah, we think we'z living in a paralel universe. Don't yoo haf da same yucky linoleum at home dat we do too?

Daisy said...

I saw about those storms on the news. I hope you have a safe and uneventful drive home.

Camie's Kitties said...

We hope that the medicine does the trick. Just tell your mom to remember to give it to you about 1/2 an hour before you guys go because it takes about that long to get into your system, and you don't want to spend the first 1/2 hour of the trip miserable.

We hope you don't get any snow. We are also in Southern California and are looking forward to the rain we are going to get. So far its looking to be a much wetter season this year (thank goodness).

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Junior said...

Meowm and I will purray for a nice safe trip home for you.

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Oh no, not burrito cat! We hate hate hate getting medicine. Be safe on your way home in all fo that snow!

The Crew said...

Yes, Mom heard that southern Catifornia will get heavy rain and the northern part will get snow. Stay safe!!!

The Meezers said...

oh dear, we hope you don't get all snowed in. I was on 12.5mg of dramamine when I hadded my vertigo - and i weigh 16.7 lbs. believe me, mommy HATED cutting those pills into 1/4's. Stay safe and warm. Miles

Caesar and Princess said...

Dramamine sounds scary. We hope you have a safe travel home... but if it is snowy perhaps you should stay and be safe!

Love and hugs to both and all of you

Prinnie

Derby said...

Stay safe with the nasty storm. Don't try to drive in this stuff.

Samantha & Tigger said...

We hope the storms don't keep you snowed in! We want to wish you, Kavan and your Mom and Dad a very Happy New Year! 2008 Is Going To Be Great!
Your FL furiends,

Kaz's Cats said...

G'day Tara and Kavan

You both look great in the photo. Sorry to hear about having to take the medicine - but if helps you to not be sick on the car ride, then you'd better take it. Neither of us like riding in the car much either.

Stay safe,

Purrs & Headbutts

Gypsy & Tasha

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Stay safe and warm! Good luck taking your pills. I don't mind taking mine.

Thank you for your good wishes yesterday. I am doing much better. Dragonheart

The Furry Fighter said...

wow you guys are big meezers like my brother Castle! i weigh about 3.6 kilos (around 7lbs), but I guess this is cos of my condition, it's certainly not cos i don't eat! good luck on your road trip and i hope you all stay safe from the storms ahead xxx

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Oh no Tara...good luck with the journey home, I do hope the meds work and don't make you groggy..maybe you will just go to a happy place for a few hours? I hope so!

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Forty Paws said...

If the Dramamine works, and you decide to do it each trip, you might want to try the Pill Pockets. Not all cats like them, as I can certainly attest, but for the cats that do like them, it makes pilling SO EASY! I found them at PetsMart with the OTC cat medicine stuff.

Luf, Maw