Monday, May 23, 2011

Mancat Monday


The weather is beautiful and Deli and I are watching birdies on our big screen TV.  Life seems pretty fantastic but I know that Delilah is just trying to keep my mind off my troubles.
It's been a little over 3 weeks since we started the food trials for my allergies, but my itchies have come back. 


Mommy knows that it sometimes takes a lot longer than 3 weeks to determine if I have a food allergy and we won't stop now because I have lost a half a pound, which she says is good, but I have to go back to the vet this week for a biopsy of my scabs.  I have to be off the steroids for longer than 4 weeks to have a good sample, so it'll be after Thursday.  

Mommy is treating my scabs with antibiotic cream in the meantime, and I'm trying to keep focused on the birdies so I  don't think about how itchy I am.  

You can see one of my scabs at the base of my tail in this photo.


I'm a pretty tough Mancat, but I could use a few purrs.  Itchies are no fun!

Samson
xoxo

33 comments:

BeadedTail said...

Oh Samson, we're sorry to hear your itchies are back. We're sending you lots of purrs that the v-e-t finds out what is causing them so you get better soon. We love you Samson and are sending you lots of smooches too!

Mr Puddy said...

Samson, OMC ! I couldn't believe your itchies come back ! I send lots of purrs for you my friends. I hope nothing Major.
Hugs
xoxo

Princess Jasmine said...

Oh poor Samson, the itchies must be so annoying. We will be crossing all our pawsies and purraying that they find out what nasty thing is causing them. Hope the birdies help you forget the itchies for a while :)xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

Aw, Samson, we're sorry you're having this problem with the itchies. We're sending you lots of purrs and universal Light that the cause can be pinpointed and they can be cleared up for good!

Old Kitty said...

Oh beautiful Samson!! Me and Charlie are purring and sending you lots of healing hugs! You poor sweet kitty!! What a brave and strong mankitty you truly are!! Please take care! We know adorable Delilah, Sweet Pea and bella Bella will be there to give you lots of snuggles too!! Take care
x

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I hate itchies too - lots of purrs are on their way to you, Samson!

euthymic said...

Aww, hope your itchies get better. You have a much better TV than the hoomans do.

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Angel Sweet Praline said...

Samson, I'm sure Sweet Praline is purring really hard from the bridge for you!

Mom Paula

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oh poor Samson - we were hoping your itches had gone away - we will purr even harder for you now.
We will mention you in our purrayers again tonight.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

I sure hope you have some luck with the food, those itchy times are awful. The grain free did the trick for Sister Zoe so we're hoping you get yours figured out too!

Random Felines said...

We are very sorry to hear you are itchy!!! We will be purring for you that they figure this out - being itchy can't be fun....

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh Honey, I'm purring hard for you. I have itchies too but though mine made me pull out my furs, the steroid shot once every 6 weeks took care of the allergies for the 6 weeks. Then, mommy had to take me back for more. I'm sorry, sweet one. xoxoxoxox

Marg said...

Oh no Samson, we are so sorry those darn itchies have come back. We have heard that it is really hard to see which food an animal is allergic too. Sometimes you have to go to something really different like some food the flavor of Duck. That would be fun to eat duck, right Samson. That makes our Mom sad that you are itching again. We sure hope you can figure something out. Grain free is supposed to work too.

Cheri said...

Sending purrs for your itchies!

Cats of Wildcat Woods

meowmeowmans said...

Oh dear Samson, we are so sad your itchies have come back! We will purr and pray that the v-e-t-s figure this our, and soon. In the meantime, that sure is nice of Deli to help you keep your mind off of it...

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are purring and purring for yoo. Itchies are horrible!

Marg said...

Thanks for writing to us Samson. You sure have a super duper Mom to do all that work but she really doesn't want you on that medicine and we don't blame her. Those darn steroids are horrible for your body. It sure doesn't sound like a food allergy to us.Wish we had an answer for you. It can get all so complicated. Like do you have ducts coming into your apartment that could be bringing something in? But that would be nuts. Anyway, we will put on our thinking caps and see what we can think of. Sending tons of purrs for less scratching.

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Samson, we're so sorry about your itchies, they must drive you batty. Thank Cod for Deli to help you keep occupied. We hope the vet can help you out, and we have our paws crossed you feel better soon.

Julia Williams said...

Oh noes!! I am so sorry you are itchy, that must be very hard to bear! I sure hope you can be free of this soon, and am sending tons n tons of purrs your way.

The Island Cats said...

Samson, we're sorry your itchies are back!! Mom says it can take 4-6 weeks to know if the food helps. But you'd think after 3 weeks the itchies wouldn't come back.

As you know, Ernie has allergies which we thought were food related, but we're not sure...it may be environmental too. But fortunately, his aren't real severe.

We hope the vet can figure it out and get you some relief.

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh my sweet friend it is no fun at all to be all itchy and I hope they find out whast is wrong aand stop it for you. I have revved up the purr motor and send lotss of purrs and hugs your way.. Hugs GJ x

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh my sweet friend it is no fun at all to be all itchy and I hope they find out whast is wrong aand stop it for you. I have revved up the purr motor and send lotss of purrs and hugs your way.. Hugs GJ x

CCL Wendy said...

Oh Samson! Poor itchy boy! Yes, we're purring for you. I think there surely must be something else they can do for you?

It almost seems like a Catch-22 because you haven't been on the food long enough to determine anything -- and then you have to go off it for even longer to be tested! Sheesh!

Maybe you need to get a different opinion from another vet or two!

ABBY said...

Samson
I am sorry for your itchies we hope that you can find the source so you won't have any more itchies.
We will put our purr motors on high for you.

purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥

Furkidsmom said...

Oh no....we're so sorry the itchies are back. We hope they can figure out what's wrong and you can get better FAST!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending you lots of purrs. THe itchies are no fun!

Catsparella said...

Aww, I am purring for your itchies to go away sweet Samson!!

Fin said...

Sweet furry kisses to heal you sweet Samson!!

Cory said...

Oh those itchies are just no good Samson! Jonesie knows what you are meowing about...she gets them too. Purrs headed your way from all of us.

The Cat From Hell said...

Itchies is no fun! Wes is sending yous lots of purrayers that yous gets better soon. Mommy has allergies.
Kisses
Nellie

Clooney said...

Samson, we are definitely going to purr for you big time! We want those itchies GONE!

Catherine said...

Poor sweet kitty ~ I wish those itchies would stay away from you!

xo Catherine

Ann Dziemianowicz said...

No fun to have the itchies! Hope you are feeling better soon Samson! Sending hugs and healing thoughts!