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78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 5/16/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG!  I cannot believe my cat Malibu!  She has become such a *bossy* thing lately.  0_o 
I have noticed her searching me out and demanding that I come to bed; both at afternoon nap-time and at evening bed-time.  She will come find me, stare at me, meow in the most annoying, long-drawn out meow and then run towards the bedroom, looking back to see if I am coming. 
If I am not? 
She will make repeated trips back/forth between me and the bedroom doorway, meowing all the time and getting louder and louder.  She will also sometimes come to me and put a paw on my foot or leg.  If I have been ignoring her pleas/demands for too long, she will lightly poke/perforate me with her claws to be certain she has my attention.
When I am in the bathroom, she will come sit on my foot and/or lean up against my leg.  I'm sure she does this so she knows exactly where I am at and so she feels she has some control over me because she has to get up off my foot/leg before I can get up from the toilet.
 
I am just so surprised that Mallie is doing this.  This is behavior I could expect out of a dog, but a cat?  She is so crazy!
Does anyone else have a pet who is sensitive towards our health problems?
heidi  =^..^=
 
*Malibu was a former feral whom I TNR'd (Trap/Neuter/Release) on our property.  I also trapped her kittens and tamed/socialized them for an adoption center, but kept Mallie.  It took quite a while to tame her, but when she finally realized I could pet/scrubble her and it felt good, the socializing process happened fairly quickly.  She eventually became in indoor/outdoor kitty, but remained a little aloof.  It wasn't until the fall of 2006 when she became gravely ill with Hepatic Lipidosis (cat jaundice) and I had to work very hard to save her, that our relationship turned around. 
After she recovered she became my snuggle-cat and would sleep with me every night, either tucked up against my chest and under the covers or she would sleep on my pillow, and partly on my head.  I know, it sounds weird, but it is pretty nice (warm) to have her sleep on my head in the winter and I love to fall asleep to her soothing purring. 


I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.


sr5599
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   Posted 5/16/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
We have 5 cats. One in particular I refer to as my guardian angel. She follows me *everywhere* when I am in pain. Everywhere. frantically following to the bathroom, sleeping by my head/sharing my pillow, into the bathroom in the middle of the night. Staring at me as I use the toilet. Meowing insanely as I shower. The other 4 can be demanding when it suits them, but Crystal is completely in tune. When my 11 year old daughter cries, she runs to check it out. Oh, and the times we forget the alarm clock and my daughter is at her dad's house... If the alarm goes off the cat runs to her room completely confused because she knows my girl is not home and the noise from the alarm indicates different. I always think it's kind of cute - after I get over being upset that I forgot to turn off the alarm! ;-)
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone, Tysabri
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--currently taking methylprednisolone 40mg-taper.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 5/16/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Crystal sounds absolutely adorable!

We have 8 housecats and an outdoor tomcat who has 'adopted' us. Whenever I can get some extra $ scraped up, he'll be neutered/vaccinated at the local Humane Society.

Over the holidays, my nephew and his room-mate spent about 3-5 days with us. The room-mate made a comment that really stuck with me. He said it was like I was the nucleus of a bubble, and everywhere within the house that I moved, almost all of the cats would move en masse with me, like they were contained within my bubble and had to move with me.
Your Crystal is reminding me of that description...

We also had a cat who would come investigate if anyone laughed, cried or sneezed. Mister would come running in and going: "Meow-wow-wower-wow-ow?" like he was asking a question. He was a sweet kitty.
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Oh, and PS...I *hate* when the alarm isn't turned off on a sleep-in day! Aaarrrggghhh!
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.


Jenn
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   Posted 5/16/2009 10:48 PM (GMT -7)   
The Donger totally knows when it's bed time and will meow and lead us to bed too. Once he's on the bed, he will follow me around the bed to my side (across the bottom and up the side). Kaylie likes to climb into my pants when I'm on the toilet, she just hops in and snuggles down cause she knows I'm going to be there awhile. My old cat Rami used to sleep under the covers and in my arms, I miss that so much. Oh, and if I take a bath Dong and Kaylie will climb out onto my stomach and hang out while I soak, like I'm an island.

LMills
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   Posted 5/16/2009 10:49 PM (GMT -7)   
13 cats and 2 dogs...one of our cats is mildly autistic, but I swear she is the sweetest animal I have ever met. Really ticklish and has no clue how to interact with other animals (it generally ends in a growl and her swiping them away...does it with inanimate objects too).

I love my pets though :) They are so wonderful...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


pb4
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   Posted 5/16/2009 11:27 PM (GMT -7)   
YES!!!! OMG, my cat Whitney UHG, she's constantly with me and as much as I luv her I swear I feel like I'm pregnant and at the same time towing a newborn she's so needy...I have to make sure she's not in the bathroom with me or she'll jump up on the counter and crawl onto my back and lay across my shoulders (since I'm usually leaning a bit forward, as I'm sure you know what I mean)...she's relentless but obviously loving and especially towards me. I swear though, one of these times she's gonna give me a bloddy nose the way she jumps up on my lap and head-butts me in the nose LOL. But I love her dearly and she knows it.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


eva124
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   Posted 5/17/2009 2:06 AM (GMT -7)   
My cat brock use to follow me around a bit wen he was younger wen im showering etc but these days hes pretty independant and only likes me when i feed him,my other cat which is at my mums house is a real softie and she will sit in front of my mum wen it nearly bed time and stare at her until they go to bed lol cant wait til brock gets a bit older and a bit mre sensible
dx 17 aug 2007
21 yrs old
13 dec 2007 resection/temp illeostomy 14 feb 2008 temp illeostomy reversed 
150mg azamun
3000mg pentasa


Zanne
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   Posted 5/17/2009 4:28 AM (GMT -7)   
So is it a cat thing? My cat does the same thing. We have 2, but one is MINE. She comes to find me, if she isn't already on my lap at bed time and will just sit and stare at me until I finally give up. She is such a princess, she has to be snuggled in to bed, just right, by both me and my husband. She sleeps tucked in beside me, head on the pillow and my husband has to give her nose a rub or he can't kiss me goodnight - she gives him a dirty look! I do have to say no one is ever allowed to touch me while I"m sleeping, except my cat. I can't sleep if my husband crosses over the invisible half way line on the bed, my kids never slept in our bed, but cookie, she sleeps with me every night. Maybe my priorities are whacked, but I love her and she loves me!
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


Wild_Swan
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   Posted 5/17/2009 4:43 AM (GMT -7)   
omg - yes - I've a cat that came as a stray when I was really sick - he only comes inside when I'm feeling off and lies on my tummy - or my crohn's as I like to put it. He's a strange one - wants nothing to do with me when I'm ok! _ I'm convinced the animals have some sort of sense - when my tummy gurgles his ears prick up if he's asleep as well! :)
 
 


Nanners
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   Posted 5/17/2009 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I am so jealous of you all. I had cats for many years, but my kids moved and took them, and then I married a man who hates cats, more of a dog person. I want a baby to snuggle with so bad, so hopefully soon we will at least get a dog, so I have something to snuggle and care for me like that.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

sr5599
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   Posted 5/17/2009 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
SilvAnniv - I loved reading your story about Malibu! My two boy kitties adopted us. The first one we ended up finding his "owner" but he stayed with us (with her permission). The second boy came to me last Easter timeframe with an abscessed back leg. Could not even walk on it! He would come and eat but would NOT let me touch him. I used the trap to get him then kept him to tame. My original intent was fostering, but I could not let him go. He is an amazing cat now. Still shy with others, but the biggest lover when it's my daughter and I. His purr is so nice!

Our rabbit had been dumped in a local park the day after Easter a year ago. She's my "good luck Crohn's bunny"... I found her the day after I started Tysabri. She is amazing too, but not as in tune with my illness. But, such a sweet thing - lick, lick and many, many "happy hops!"

Cats are amazing when it comes to understanding. Not all seem to get it, but many do. I am always so intrigued by the level of their awareness!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone, Tysabri
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--currently taking methylprednisolone 40mg-taper.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl


pb4
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   Posted 5/17/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Besides the obvious, the difference between a cat and a dog is, you can train a dog, but a cat trains you LOL.


:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


isergodur
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   Posted 5/17/2009 12:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I have two Standard Poodles, Charly the male he is the sweetest thing when I am sick he sits by my bed and looks at me, does not go to sleep or lay down he just sits and look at me, and when I go to the toilet he goes with me and if I close the door on him he just lets himself in( I never lock the door am afraid of fainting) My other poodle Dima she always lies in bed with me while I am sick ..

And when I am sick they are not demanding on there walks.

I wold say that I would have gone insane if I did not have a dog during this sick period, I was home alone all days everyone I know has to work so I was home sick and the dogs where there to keep me company..
24 year old female
Diagnosed with Crohn's disease in December 2008..
Medication - Asacol, Remicade, Entocort, Cipralex and Cerazette.
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 5/17/2009 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I feel so relaxed and happy as I am reading this thread. The only shadow-y spot is I wish Nanners could get a kitty or pup. Here's a kitty, just for Nanners: =^..^= My animals keep me grounded and entertained with their various personalities, quirks and antics. They are much better than watching TV when you get a laser-light going around the room and 8 cats all trying to catch the moving dot! Oh, and try a feather on a fishing pole, you've never seen such high-jumping gymnastics!

I love the ferals. They really seem to know it was *us* who changed their lives for them. In addition, the other cats we've rescued and saved from one dire/near-death situation or another have all become great pets who give us great joy to care for and interact with. They fill my days when my husband is at work.
Thanks, everyone, for sharing such great stories.
Heidi =^..^=
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.


ivy6
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   Posted 5/18/2009 1:06 AM (GMT -7)   
=^..^=

Love it!!! :-)
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.

New meds thread


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 5/18/2009 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband saw Mallie pulling her afternoon nap stunt today! He had two Dr appt follow-ups that we went to, so we were gone all morning and part of the early afternoon. All good news, and when we came home...he asked me what was wrong with Malibu because she was running up and down the hall meowing a terrible sounding meow.
You should have seen his face... 0_o ...when I told him she just wanted me to go lay down with her. He thought that was the craziest thing he'd ever heard!
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.


Easier2Run
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   Posted 5/19/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I love my cat, Mittens! She's 19 years old, and in the past 4 years she's really bonded to me. She follows me EVERYWHERE around the house, to the bathroom, meows while im in the shower, insists on sleeping with me every night, she has her usual spot! Its nice to have someone that constantly keeps you company, especially when you're in a bad flare up... things can get lonely. My friends think I'm weird, but I don't know what I'd do without her! When I'm feeling bad she seems to know and gives me a tummy massage with her paws... it always feels sooo nice!
-Heather, 23 yrs. old
____________

- Crohns disease since 1995, officially diagnosed in 2003.

- Bowel resection in Dec. 07, Crohns reoccurred July 08.

- Medications - Entocort 9mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg, Lexapro 20mg, Bentyl 10mg, Levsin, Trazadone 50mg, Humira


pb4
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   Posted 5/19/2009 9:53 PM (GMT -7)   
WOW 19 yrs old, I think the average life span for the average cat is about 15 yrs, there's a cat in the Guiness world book of records that is 28 yrs or something like that, pretty amazing...I hope my Whitney lives a super long life too, I can't imagine her not being around, especially under-foot like she always is.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 5/19/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   

Gah!  This will be a quick reply because Mallie has just come to tell me it is time for bed.

Yes, Mother! rolleyes

My childhood cat (Snow) was born in our garage after her mother adopted our family.  Snow lived to be 21yrs old.  She was my best-bud and slept with me every night.  She had a special meow when she brought me dead mouse-gifts at the sliding door.  I always thanked her and told her I wasn't hungry, and if she wanted to, she could eat it for me.  She would.  Then I'd sit outside with her for a few minutes, waiting for her to vomit it up before we both went inside.

As she aged, she grew frail and forgetful.  She would walk into the hall, just a few steps outside my bedroom door, and wail such a mournful cry.  As soon as I spoke/called to her, she perked up and had a 'happy' meow.  As her hearing went, I'd have to go get her, but as soon as she saw me she perked up.  I do think our older pets can suffer from dementia and alzheimers.  With the advances in pet nutrition and veterinary care, many of our pets are able to live much longer than cats of the past.  However, like everything, all pets are going to be different and have varying metabolisms and health issues. 

Love 'em for their lifetime, and keep their love alive by loving other pets who need us for all our lifetimes.  heidi =^..^=


I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.


Nanners
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   Posted 5/20/2009 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
78SilvAnniv thank you so much for my cyber kitty:)
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

LMills
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   Posted 5/20/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I think what is so wonderful too is that each cat really does have his/her own amazing personality. People really do not give animals enough credit for being individuals. Mine have some of the strangest voices I swear though...the males especially sound like grumpy old women.
I used to have one that would literally grab you with both of his arms while standing on hind legs just to get you to stop and pay attention to him. He and his brothers would all jump into your arms if you patted your chest too...
I swear I love my cats...I can't have any at my apartment because of the pet cost and because my brother is not too keen on the idea of the litter box in such closed quarters (neither am I honestly), but I hope someday I can have them around. I guess 13 would be a bit much for a small apartment.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


karendee
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   Posted 5/20/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
We have 3 kitties one we got last Nov the other 2 are 3 years old and love me to death. One will sit on my lap only. They know when I am sick. One will even meow before he jumps in my lap. I swear he knoews my tummy is hurting cuase he seems to only do this when I am in pain.
 
The new cat is beautiful... He is orange longer hair and named Simba. He does not like the adults. He loves the kids and crawls all over them and folows them like a dog. He will run from me and DH if we try to touch him. It drives me crazy since I love animals and he is the first one to hate me. We Assume he was abused by adults in the shelter. he was in a shelter about to be put down when another one rescued him and then we got him....
 
Pictures
Smokey(grey) and Taz(black) 3years
 
 
Simba (the kitten that hates me)
 
 
 
 
Karen
 
 
 

 ...

Karen (Karendee)

Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease  March 2007 Started Humira June 2008 (have been on other cd meds)

Diagnosed w/  Fibromyalgia May 2007 on Soma and Lyrica

 

 


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 5/20/2009 7:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners said...
78SilvAnniv thank you so much for my cyber kitty:)

You are so welcome! 
We could make it a black kitty:  =^..^=  
Or a gray kitty: =^..^= 
Or an orange kitty: =^..^=
Or a calico kitty: =^..^=
 
* I hope the kitties turned out the colors I wanted them, only the black and gray kitty are showing up as colored for me. 
 
Our kitty, Mister would always "ask" before leaping onto my lap.  He would also go to great lengths to catch my attention, so I would make a game of ignoring him, just to see how far he would go.  He would meow a meow-wow-wow-wow-wow noise.  Sit up in front of me, between me and the TV, and 'wave' his front paws at me.  If that didn't work, he'd rear UP on his back legs to stand taller and wave his feet.  If *that* didn't work, he'd stand sideways to me, back arched, and 'bounce' towards me in a you-wanna-piece-of-me? attitude.  Then he'd sort of bounce and spin around from side-to-side to present BOTH sides to me in this aggressive 'dance' of his while whipping his tail from side-to-side. 
Usually, by this time I'm struggling to keep a straight face and as soon as I cracked a smile or laugh he'd rush up to me.  Crazy cat.  Oh, and he also liked to suck on MY thumb.  Because of him, I learned to sleep with my hands covered or I could wake up with him attatched to my thumb.  0_o
 
Here are links.
Malibu:
 
An older photo, but a good "group shot" of kitties:


I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry......I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  No improvement with Remicade.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returned after resuming 6MP.  Changed maintenance med to Methotrexate (MTX) and had great results with IM injections.  Nausea and symptoms returning with oral MTX.  Switched back to IM injections and am slowly improving.


sr5599
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   Posted 5/20/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Now my neighbor's boy cat is living on my porch! He runs to greet us as we pull in the driveway, sits on our porch and meows to come in! He's SO sweet and he's best buds with one of my boy kitties. It's so cute! Of course, his owners love him, but they're college girls and not home a lot. He's got plenty of love at our house! :-) I love the kitty love!
--40 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05, 1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine  --rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone, Tysabri
--Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
--currently taking methylprednisolone 40mg-taper.  Started Cimzia first dose 2/10/09.  Dx Osteoporosis 10/08 started Forteo 1/27/09
--single mom to 11-yr-old girl


catpower
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   Posted 5/21/2009 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
My cats definitely sense when I am not feeling well and in a flare. My cat Manny loves to sit on my stomach, in fact, that is how he wakes me up every morning and he loves to sleep on my stomach too. Well, when I am sick, even though I am in bed all day, he'll lie there with me, but he'll sleep next to me and not step on my stomach. I have no idea how he knows, but he does! Also, when I'm really sick and camp out in the bathroom, he hangs out with me too.

My other cat Buddy is so sweet, but very off-standish. He is not a super cuddler. However, when I am sick, he won't leave my side either. He'll lay on the side that Manny is not sleeping next too,a nd just purr and stare at me. It's very sweet.

And on the days I am really sick, neither will beg for food or to play at all, which is not like them.
Dx with Crohn's Colitis; Meds: Pred and Imuran; female in late 20s.

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