Friday, December 11, 2015

Happy Yak-iversary!

It just a few days, we'll be celebrating a strange but awesome anniversary.  A year ago, Wylla regurgitated for the last time because of her condition, Megaesophagus.

I know, how odd to celebrate the last time your cat yakked,  but to us it marks a full year of her being a healthy cat.


She weighed a hair over six pounds back then. Here's a photo taken a year ago.


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Once she started keeping her food down, she quickly started putting on weight, and today she is over nine pounds. She's fifty percent bigger! And floofier, too. Her coat has gotten so thick!

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When I was mopping the kitchen floor in preparation for Thanksgiving houseguests, I decided to put away the little crate we used to elevate her wet food. Though there's been no need to serve her wet food elevated anymore (she processes everything she eats with ease, even her dry kibble which she eats rom a dish on the floor) we kept up the practice of feeding her there just in case she regressed and needed gravity again to help her digest her food.  It feels weird not having that crate in the kitchen, but I'm so happy that there's no need for it anymore.

Happy Yak-iversary, dear Wylla Stout.  We're so thrilled to celebrate this health milestone with you!!




27 comments:

  1. The power of love!

    Peggy

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  2. Happy Yak-Iversary, Wylla! You have matured into such a beautiful girl! And I agree, the power of the love you get from Laurie, Craig, and Charlene has done wonders!

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  3. Yay! And yes, cats blossom so much when they get good food and can keep it down. :-)

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  4. Well, Laurie and Craig, her health is certainly due to the fantastic care and patience you gave her! Few people would willingly take on that challenge. You are remarkable people!

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  5. Wow, being 1 year yak-free is a major win!
    I can't imagine how empty Wylla's Corner Diner is now.

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  6. This is the very best anniversary to be able to celebrate. You did a wonderful job helping wee Willa through her eating difficulties. She was so lucky to find her way to one of the best kitty Mommies in the world. Yayyyy to Laurie and Willa on this momentous occasion!

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  7. What great news. Also, I laughed out loud at the title so that's a win, too. Thanks!

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  8. Bless her sweet little heart. I am so happy tp learn this. I am the mom of Katie Isabella. She has a bloggie as well.

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  9. I get it. In October we observed the one-year anniversary of my daughter's last nosebleed -- the one that sent her to the emergency room. For the second time.

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  10. That's amazing news. I hope she continues to be healthy enough to someday need to diet like her big sister. ;-)

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  11. Congrats to Wylla for not Yakking this year!
    Congrats to Laurie & Craig for all their hard work and love. A true testament to love and patience!

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  12. Yippee for Yak free. Gail

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  13. Love, love, love special needs cat/kitten stories! Even if they do not resolve well, the love given and received is always the point, and worth it and then some, if one at all can take it on! Congratulations to Wylla and her "staff"!--from Arowyn

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  14. We're so glad Wylla has overcome her condition and Happy Yak-iversary to all of you!

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  15. Lisa (mom of Chai, Sophie and Acacia)December 11, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    YAY! Happy Yak-iversary!!!

    What a testament to the efforts you all made to help Wylla get/be healthy and all the love in your family (which has it's own healing powers).

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  16. Congratulations, Wylla! And congrats to you, Laurie, and to Craig and every one of your support team members. Love and patience abound in you- Wylla is such a beautiful and lucky cat. I'd love her even if she yakked down my back. :-)

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  17. From the title, I was wondering if I'd missed the IKBC yak. So glad to hear how well Wylla is doing! She's a beautiful, floofy girl!

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  18. Happy Yakiversary! A major accomplishment for everyone in the household.

    Rosemary K & Toby Rose
    Mpls, MN

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  19. Definitely somehing to celebrate!

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  20. YAY, no more yak-attacks for Miss Wylla, she is looking so good!! Love is the answer!

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  21. Wow, did you ever think she was going to get to this point? She is soon going to need her own 'I'm not fat, I'm floofy' sign. :) Good for her.

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  22. Congrats, Wylla. That is great news!

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  23. Maybe it should be Happy Non-Yakiversary. :)

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  24. Congratulations, and very happy holidays to you all!!

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  25. This is a very happy anniversary indeed!! I am so glad she ended up with you, you did such a fantastic job with her health issues!

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  26. How is it that you have two of the world's most beautiful kitties!!! Congrats beautiful girl!

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