10 August 2013

I spent most of today--from 9 am on--feeling like my liver was trying to exit my body through a nonexistent opening, and like my ribs were grabbing hard and refusing to let go.

I don't know what the real issue was. Could have been stomach irritation. Could have been that one spot in my colon that the GI doc couldn't explain last year. Could have been a dozen different things, but all I knew was that, while I didn't feel the least bit sick, I felt fairly awful because it hurt.

Not badly; it hurt just enough to be annoying and draining. I couldn't get into a comfortable position in my chair and I I tried to lie down for a bit to see if that would help, but no.

Around 9 p.m., when I was feeling pissed off about it, Max jumped into my lap. He usually does around then; he curls up and watches TV with me for a while, until it's time for his late night snack.

Tonight he didn't curl up; instead he practically crawled up my chest until I gave in and leaned back in the recliner, grumbling about watching Broadchurch off the DVR with his giant head in my way.

Funny thing Mr. Max did: he stretched out across my upper abdomen right where it hurt and purred his damn fool head off. The uncomfortable weight of him eased the more he purred, and the more he purred, the better I felt.

When Broadchurch was over (and holy crap, this is going to be good) and it was time for his snack, I felt 95% better. I still have no clue what the source of the pain was, but I know damn well what made it ease up.

Oh yeah, he got crunchy treats after his gooshy food.

And you'll never convince me that some animals just don't know.


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Cats do purr at the frequency cells heal. And you thought that was all woo woo stuff didn't you?

Laila and Minchie said...

The magical healing powers of the purr. We kitties has it. Glad you are feeling better.

Carolyn said...

purr therapy .... good stuff ;)

conny warren said...

I know my cats know when I have a migraine and they stay close to make sure I feel better soon.

Derby, Ducky said...

The warmth and purrs probably did it. Like Chey said, purrs are at a healing frequency.

Angel and Kirby said...

Wizard always knew. he would do the same thing!

Lsamsa said...

We are there for them...they are there for more ways than we know. I love that.

Mighty Kitty said...

I seriously agree that animals can sense when humans have trouble physically.....even in other ways too but definitely physically. Cats are amazing when it comes to detecting problems! You made a great point and Max did a wonderful job!I know he was pleased with the crunchy treats!

The Furry Bambinos said...

Max is teh awesome! Mohawk used to purr on mom's tummy when she had cramps, and it worked wonders. Now Panda Bear handles those responsibilities.

The Furry Bambinos

Shaggy and Scout said...

Magical healers!