Scott & Sunny

Scott & Sunny

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

RIP Jingle

We've not updated for a couple of weeks, but today brought some sad news. We had to put Jingle to sleep today. He had fought a corneal ulcer in one eye most of the summer. We'd found he had high blood pressure which was complicating that problem. Then his blood test several weeks back showed decreased kidney function. Since this past weekend, his health deteriorated fast. By this afternoon, he was really bad. So shortly after 5, he was put to sleep.

Scott and Derry are both very upset. Jingle was a very old cat - best we know he was just around 20 or just over 20. Scott can't remember not having Jingle, and that cat was beside him all through his treatment. Derry can tell the story about Jingle showing up at their house in Aboyne on Christmas Eve well. Stephanie recalls him hopping in the window, parking by the fire and proclaiming their house as his.

I remember the first time I ever walked in her house in Aboyne. In less than 30 minutes, Jingle was on my lap and lying down for a nap. He had me right off. Stephanie said more than one person made comments about Jingle through the years and his "less than perfect" looks.

We think he was one of the best cats ever. An old scabby-tabby-toonser that never let you down.

Bye bye buddy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


VISA so kindly bought us a new playstation (and yes mum I know its an indulgence and yes mum I know its not very grown up to put video games before bills :) No more RockBand on Scott's blog I promise. But damn I love this game. Call it post traumatic stress relief, call it 'mummys lovely big chunk of prozac', whatever it is, it works wonders.
Gotta go now, must knock the legendary wesker off another top spot.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Cursed by the yellow light of death, which according to Sony is very rare so duh, I guess we should have know it would happen to us!

So sad (and Im not being bloody sarcastic, my Rock Band is inside!)...

David tried heroically for 8 hours to fix it ....

he's going to try again tomorrow with a heat gun and some chewing gun type stuff, weird, but it might just work.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just home from clinic and all is well. Scott's bloodwork was okay, not as great as last month's but the doc said not to stress about it. His wbc was 3.5 (low), hgb 14.0 (good), plts 226 (a dip from last month) and mono's 12.1. If it weren't for the slight increase in hgb and decent mono's I'd be very nervous. Anyhow, like I said, the doctor was happy.
He got a full physical and no swollen nodes or spleen were seen, all looked good. Oh yeah, he also got his latest "accident" checked out .... he managed to shoot himself yesterday with his airsoft gun, its amazing what a plastic pellet can do to your pinkie when shot from a few inches!!! Spaz. Then it was port-flush time which Scott went a bit freaky about. Its been 2 months since his last access and he got all tensed up and stopped breathing until his face turned red!! Lastly he had pentadamine to prevent PCP - its possible, all being well, that this might be his last breathing treatment, which would be nice because it hates it.
So, the plan is that in four weeks he'll go back for bloodwork and a spinal tap. If these are both clean then we can schedule to have his port removed. Scott is so looking forward to being port-free as it makes him feel queasy, but more importantly it will mean he can get back on his ice skates and ride the BIG roller coasters at Busch Gardens - previously it was only rides with lap belts as harnesses could jolt the port and cause the port to flip or even detach - which could cause a bit of a mess! He's also quite looking forward to seeing his cool surgeon again - Scott loved him because he had a twisted sense of humour and wore a skull and crossbones bandana.
Well thats all for now folks. Thanks for checking in. Bye. x

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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As Scott says, its like a trip to the zoo.