Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: A Little Tweak Here and There

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Hello gang, thanks for coming by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. You know that I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today, as my blog post title says, I’m thankful for a little tweak here and there. Seriously, I’m really thankful. The tweak has to do with my medicines. For those that are new, many years ago I was diagnosed with idiopathic cystitis. All that means is I show signs of cystitis but there is no obvious underlying cause, or the Vets just say WTF (what the fluff).

So, for years I’ve had medicine, 3 pills and a liquid every morning and every evening. I also have fluids twice a week. I’ve always been a champ at taking my meds but lately I’ve been having problems with the pills in the evening. I take the morning pills without any problem but in the evening I don’t want to swallow them, they melt in my mouth and I foam all over the place. Yes, we’ve tried a pill popper, no go. It’s like I stress out and close off my throat in the evenings, even though I have no problem whatsoever in the mornings.

So, I’m very thankful that the Medicine Man (Dad) has tweaked my evening meds by cutting out the pill part in the evenings. I’ve been much happier and we’ll see how it goes. If I start having pee problems the Medicine Man will have to make other plans but right now I’m thankful for what is working better.

What are you thankful for today??? Tell me in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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Raven
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I’m glad your Dad found a solution to the evening medicine difficulties. Hopefully it works long term. We’re having similar issues here. My daily medicine used to be prepared in water and I didn’t mind a squirt in my mouth. Now it’s in oil. Yuck! This morning mom mixed it into my canned food hoping I would still eat it, and I did! As long as I feel like eating, this will work. So I’m thankful we have parents who can adapt to our changing needs.

The Island Cats
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We’re glad you worked out the pill situation, Brian. Something that might work for you is having your medication compounded into chewable flavored treats. That’s how the mom gets a lot of our medications and it makes taking our meds much easier.

messymimi
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If it turns out that you do the medicine, perhaps consult a pharmacist and see if it could be made as a liquid. They can even do fish or liver flavor.

Jan
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Maybe your body is just saying you don’t need the meds any longer. Here;s hoping it all works out.

Peppulady (Dora
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I will let you on something..I don’t like taking my pills. But I know I need to for my blood pressure

meowmeowmans
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Your dad is the best, Brian! We are glad to hear that tweak is working out so far. Paws crossed that continues!

Summer
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I hope the new meds regimen works well for you, Brian!

Mark's Mews
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Can the pills be split? I have no problem eating small pill pieces in my First Breakfast. I mean, I might even some sawdust mixed in when I’m hungry… ~ IZA

Chocoviv
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I would love to join too!

easyweimaraner
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yay for your bestest daddy, who found the trick what helped ;O)

Memories of Eric and Flynn
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I am glad the tweak is helping you at night times. I have to take a lot of pills every day too, and by night time I find it hard to force them down too.

Mickeys Musings
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We are thankful your Dad is so smart.
Taking medicine is not usually fun for Georgia either.

Purrs,Georgia and Julie

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team
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Fantastic news Brian, WOOOO HOOOOO!!!! Happy Purrsday! XOX

Teddy
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YAY for the tweaking if it works still to keep you from having issues…..your Dad was smart to think of that. Let’s hear it for Dad!

Hugs, Teddy

Pat Hatt
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The foam mouth stinks indeed. Hopefully there will be no pee problems and it stays one less pill to take.

Coco the Black Cat
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Coco the Black Cat

Hi Brian, I have to take meds every day for my tummy and my Mom and Dad found pill wrap pastes brand names like vetoquinol, tomlyn, pet md. They are mainly bacon flavor but some are peanut butter flavor. This is the same material, like pill pockets you can buy in bags, but it is a paste in 4 oz. jars and a lot cheaper. Easy to find in the usual online places look for “pill wrap”. My Mom and Dad wrap my pills or halve the pills, scoop out a little pill wrap paste and wrap up the tablet.… Read more »

Madison
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Pills are no fun. Hope the new plan works well for you.

Pam Greer
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Oh, that’s a lot of medicine to take! Hopefully you won’t have to take the night time meds any more!

Catscue Catmom
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Brian, you are so brave and good to take your medicines every day. Sometimes though,, enough is enough and your Dad respects that. We’re sending purrs and prayers your way that no pee problems will develop. Take care handsome boy.

Cecilia Upchurch
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Brian you Dad is truly a Superman of a Dad….you are all very lucky to be loved by your peeps and they are lucky to be loved by you all. WTG dad
Hugs Cecilia

Katie Isabella
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Katie Isabella

Oh Brian…I remember all of that too well. I was worried for you more than you know. I can understand as a mom to Katie that your throat just said “no! and I mean no”! That makes it very worrisome for your pawrents but your dad made a good choice. You, he and the vet will monitor this every single day to see how you do. I have confidence.

The Florida Furkids
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We hope the “tweak” works and that you don’t have any problems!

The Florida Furkids

CatonsvilleCats
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Brian! You don’t like pill pockets?? That’s the only way I can get medicine into my cats. Except for the one who doesn’t like pill pockets, he gets his pills in cheese…

Millie & Walter
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You have a great dad who definitely has your best interests in mind. We hope the new regimen works for you.

Ellen Pilch
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Ellen Pilch

I hope that keeps working. Thank you for hosting. Have a great day! XO

Eastside Cats
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Oh Brian, we human just want our furry loved ones to be healthy, without too much fuss! We’ll do almost anything to make the meds-giving less stressful.

Ducky's Mom
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Aw, I’m glad your Dad was able to tweak your medicines for you! And here’s some POTP 🐾🐾 that they don’t need re-tweaking. Today, as every day, I’m thankful for all my blessings but especially for Ducky. She has been my rock since Shadow passed last February, and especially since Radar joined her, Callie, and Kissy in Heaven. I don’t know how I’d have gotten through this past month without her. She’s the most talkative dog I’ve ever known – and sometimes I feel like telling her to “come up for some air” – but she’s my sweet, silly baby… Read more »

Laila and Angel Minchie
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You have a wonderful Medicine Man, Brian!

A ShutterBug Explores
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Hope doing without the night meds work and you stay well ~ sweet kitty and lovely photo ^_^

Happy Moments to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Mary Kirkland
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I’m sorry you have a hard time taking the pills in the evening. Glad dad found a solution.

The LLB Gang
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How pawsome to have your own Medicine Man who understands you so well Brian!
xoxo,
Rosy, Jakey & Arty

Little Binky and Granny
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I’m Thankful that your Dad does that for you Brian😸Pawkisses for a Happy Thankful Thursday🐾😽💞

Annabelle
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WE hope you continue to feel just fabulous Brother Brian!

violaetcetera
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I am sure your Dad will find the best way for you to take your meds. We had problems with the thyroid tablets for one of our dogs, and since we changed to drops, everything is easy and less stressful for all of us.

caren
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sweet Brian, you are blessed that you have a Daddy who understands kitties as well as he does (((hugs)))

The OP Pack
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Aren’t the peeps just wonderful with how hard they try to keep us well? We hope Dad’s new routine works well for you.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Jan K
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We hope this works out for you, Brian, we know that taking pills is no fun for many cats! Hopefully you can stay healthy without that one. One thing we know for sure is that you are being taken very good care of, and your Dad will figure out whatever he needs to! ♥

Melissa Lapierre
Guest

You poor baby! That’s a lot of medicine 🙁

William's Kith & Kin
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Brian, we can’t believe what a champ you are with all your meds! We’re glad your dad has found a workable solution for that last pill.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
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Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song

I’m glad you got to cut back on the medicine. It never tastes good. I hope you continue to do well on your meds.

Cathy Keisha
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Oh Brian, I hope this works for you! TW feels for you since she has cystitis and there isn’t really much they can do for humans. She spends most of the day in the human litter box.

Charles Huss
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Taking pills is never easy.

Guido The Italian Kitty
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Catzowey! I’m so ecstaticat to be on the Blog Hop but I realized I been catnapping since Holly Daze and I gotta update my Blog cuz it’s all about the mingle and jingle bells! Happy MEW Year pals!

Anne Robinson
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Sweet photo share. It is good to have loving parents to take care of our needs. You are well loved. I hope you have a beautiful weekend. HUGS

Three Chatty Cats
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Sounds like your dad knows how to take the best care of you!

da tabbies o trout towne
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da tabbies o trout towne

dood…we hope de noe medz leed ta aye oh kay.. N aye oh kay meenz de noe medz…. can take a hike…. N may bee come bak like in 37 yeerz ~~~~ ya noe 🙂 ♥♥

Anne Robinson
Guest

There I am doubling up my post twice. I Am doubly blogging with everyone last night and today. Love your shares and your kindness and hope your weekend is super. You have the best feline kids.HUGS to all of you.