Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Sleep Thread

Still concerned about diarrhea suffered by our kitties, my thoughts often wander. This evening I dozed off and woke thinking of the word Strongyloides.
Kitties in Repose
With no conscious knowledge, I attributed this to "House MD" and some mental glitch. We watched through the entire series more than once. And linguistic terms, medical or other, often stick in my head.

To my surprise, this is a real threat to mammals. I will address it with our vets, who wish to see the kittens again.

~fingers crossed~

Do you believe solutions can be revealed in our dreams? How did I suddenly conjure this nematode's name?


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  1. Gut feeling, sometimes realised in our thoughts or dreams, might turn out to be true. It happens. Probably because our thought process (conscious or subconscious) is occupied with that topic.

    But in this particular case, we are still sure if the kitties' condition has something to do with Strongyloides. I am sure the vet will be able to diagnose accurately. And your kitties will be fine. Don't you worry :-)

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    1. Thank you! Thought processes are interesting. Be well, my friend.

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  2. I hope the kitties will be okay. I'm not sure about solutions, but my wife says after I doze off briefly I wake suddenly blurting out a word or subject that makes her think I was dreaming of something. She finds it hilarious sometimes with some things that come out of my mouth (besides drool).

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    1. I'm glad to have found your blog. Too funny. :) And thanks for the kind word.

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  3. YES, Yes and yes....I do. I also know that if it is something I have heard, or seen a few days before seems to come out in a dream. If I have not thought of someone for awhile and I hear their name or maybe see something we did together, shared together or something that reminded me of them, I will dream about them in a few days. Our minds are amazing things. Oh my gosh....if I remembered any of the medical names from HOUSE I would be shocked. Hoping the babes are better soon. Poor babes.

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    1. I agree about the mind. My love of language causes me to retain useless things like that. lol Thanks for the kind words. They don't seem bothered in the least but I worry over the long term repercussions.

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  4. Because you're most brilliant that's why. I've known for a very long time how smart you are.

    Have a fabulous day. Healing scritches to the kitties. ♥

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    1. You're so kind. ~hugs~ Thank you for the kind words.

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  5. Dang, I was hoping the kittens would be okay by now, that's not really normal.

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  6. Oh yes, the subconscious mind will give you answers!

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  7. Maybe from Strongid? The roundworm killer I told you about (pyrantel pamoate). I get the stuff in quart bottles!

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    1. That's what I brought home from the latest visit. :) I have 2 syringes of the stuff, one for each kitty, a dose given this past Friday and another on April 9th. Thanks again for helping.

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  8. Paws crossed on this. I feel very badly for you and certainly very badly for the kitties. ALL of you are really going through it.

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    1. Thank you. I must say, they don't seem bothered in the least. :) We're now trying a different food for sensitive stomachs as well as Strongid. So, fingers crossed.

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  9. Definitely. Your mind continues to work while you are asleep.

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  10. I saw every episode of House, love that show. I am sorry your kittens are still sick. XO

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    1. It was an excellent show. ~nods~ Thank you for the warm wishes.

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  11. Maybe you have the solution. That'd be nice.

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    1. Wasn't it great? I bet we'd enjoy watching it together.

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  13. I am delighted to read that Polly got her extra toe claw done as well and I will add that I was surprised that after 5 weeks the Vet tech said yesterday that her claw on one toe was wanting to pierce her pad. Scared me. I have always known that is a possibility but I thought it would take longer. Just glad I got her in there. They charge an arm and a leg but Katie is worth it.

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    1. Oh, my! ~hugs~ Does Katie have extra toes, too?

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  14. We have your kittens in our purrayers and that the problem goes away soon!

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  15. My Dreams are often too Weird to have any logical bearing on Real Life {I Hope}. I do Hope by now all the Kittens no longer have the Trots, perhaps it was their Diet?

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    1. A diet for sensitive stomachs does seem to be doing the trick. :) Thanks for the kind words. And I'm with you on dreams. ~shudders~ Waking up is often a true relief. Be well!

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