The month of September is over, but that also means it is time to take a look back at Cooper in September.
We started the first week with Cooper going to the vet. That is not always a bad thing. Cooper had a two-week check up this time. Cooper had a not so great report in August. His blood pressure was high along with some of his renal levels. His doctor changed some details in his blood pressure medication, and in the beginning of September would be a two-week check. I was anxious about the report, but it turned out Cooper’s blood pressure went back to normal as well as his kidney levels! What a great way to start September!
Week two was great and relaxing for Cooper. I know Cooper feeds off our energy in the house. Considering I was relieved that Cooper was back to a safe place with his health, I am sure Cooper was able to enjoy the good life. He was feeling well, and enjoyed some nice September sunshine in the sunroom!
Week three was about the same as the week before. As for Cooper, life was business as usual. Sleeping, eating, bird watching during the day, racoon watching at night, more sleep, and more food. I put out the fall decorations throughout the house this week, and Cooper was happy to sit back and watch me be a busy body.
Cooper was still doing well. He was doing so well that he started giving me issues about his prescription diet. Although Cooper was feeling better and his lab work showed he was stable, it is a daily effort to keep him that way. Medications, daily fluids, prescription foods, and so on and so on. It is no secret about the finicky nature of cats, and Cooper is no exception. Cooper is not happy if his daily routine is interrupted, but he will flip on a dime about the food he is given. He will only eat one brand and flavor of food for weeks and all of sudden completely turn his nose up to it. There are limited options with any of the prescription foods, but the brands have come long ways. After putting down five other options, Cooper picked out his new favorite food for the next few days or weeks.
Cooper’s health can be a rollercoaster. One day he is doing well, and another day is not so great. That just comes with the territory. As you can see from September, Cooper’s health remained great, but August was scary. We take it day to day with Cooper, but I am just happy to be on this rollercoaster with Cooper.