Health & Animals


 

I woke up cramping again and when I saw the doctor at CHOC,  they sort of admitted they are stumped.  My protein levels are not really getting any better or maybe my amino-acids..(not sure which) but the stomach issues; nobody seems to know how to handle.  We did have good news in the fact that I’ve gained 4 lbs in the last 3 months, and thanks to that, they have cut my calorie intake to 1700-1800 per day so I don’t have to stress about getting that exact 1800.  That was really tough and I was eating way to late just to reach my goal.  The dietician did mention that some foods without gluten might be good for me plus, I need to order more foods from the low-protein food companies.  I totally need more variety which I am afraid of due to not knowing what will set off my stomach.

In case I haven’t mentioned, I am supposed to give up Olive Oil (although I may need to cut it down first.)  They say it is not good for my disease/gastrointestinal tract.  They say usually this is not a problem however this may be contributing to my stomach problems.  This is a bit tough because I used Olive Oil in everything.  It tastes great and  is supposed to be heart healthy.

It is a cold day today and it will probably rain.  I feel really sorry for the cat next door.  The lady keeps her outside because she poops in the house and one time she found a Possum in her garage so now she’s blocked off the garage and the cat can’t get in.  The poor cat is 19 years old and extremely thin.  The  lady never takes her to the vet and as far as I know never plays with her or gives her much attention.  Her grandchildren do when they come over however, Gracie (the cat) has to fight for her food with the other cats in the neighborhood (yes, her owner does feed her when she gets home from work) and is craving attention.  I sneak treats to her every day except on week-ends because I don’t want her owner to know I am doing so.  Also, since we are re-organizing the house a bit I am going to put Firepie’s old scratching post out by the trash cans in hopes Gracie will find it and sleep in it when she gets cold.  It is one with the holes to go in.  I may wait to put it out though as I don’t think we have a tarp to put over  it to save it from rain.  The worst thing that could happen I guess; is Gracie may not use it and we could house a Possum family in there.  Wouldn’t that be interesting?

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