Friday, June 15, 2018

Farewell to our Minchie

Thank you, Ann of Zoolatry for the beautiful graphic.

I'm just heartbroken that my Minchie was helped to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday afternoon.  It was his time and I know I did the best thing for him.  Thank you to Dr. Amy Priest for all the great care given over the years.  I will do a special memorial post in the coming days when I can think clearer.  Thank you to everyone who was keeping him in their purrs and prayers and words of comfort, concern and love over the past few days.  

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Minchie Update

Many thanks to our dear friend, Ann of Zoolatry, for this beautiful graphic.                                    
I want to thank all of you for all the words of support, prayers, purrs, hugs and comfort for my Minchie.  Took him to the vet yesterday and they did another blood panel and this time some very bad news.  He is in serious kidney failure.  Creatinine was 9.8 (normal .5 - 1.4) and bun was 128 (normal 16-36)  This came out of the blue since his last panel three weeks ago.  They gave him sub-q fluids and I'm to give him fluids daily.  It's been ten years, so wish me luck.

They gave him an anti-nausea shot and pills for four days.  Also got an antibiotic shot for urine test (little blood in it and can't remember what else).  There were other things that showed up but I was so dumb founded and my head was spinning that I could not process it all.  We are holding off on the chemo drug for now.

Won't eat on his own and syringe feeding not going well at all so this morning took my index finger and scooped some wet food and it went in his mouth very easily.  I'm so happy he's getting some food in him finally!  Had not been eating on his own for five days.

We have a follow up appointment Thursday at 3:30 and blood will be tested again.  One day at a time!

He's pretty much camping out in his carrier and I follow him everywhere and he's not steady on his feet and is quite the jumper and has fallen off counters a few times.  

Will continue to update and again, we can't thank all of you for your purrs and prayers.  We all know the power of the paw.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Purrs for Minchie

This is Mom Peggy stealing the blog today to let everyone know what Minchie has been going through since his Feb. 12th semi-annual exam.  Blood work came back with some questionable results so he had an ultrasound which showed his intestines thick and large. IBD (Inflammatory bowel disease) mesenteric lymph nodes enlarged (many of them), possibly and probably lymphoma.  Cause of weight loss.  No masses found.  Surgery/biopsy only way to tell.  Don't want to put him through that at his age and weight loss.  Can assume it is cancer and will go on cancer drug chloranbucil compounded before he gets into trouble.  He also is getting B12 shots once a month which I give him.

He has been on the cancer drug since April 27 and after 14 doses (once every three days) he gradually stopped eating.  Loss of appetite is one of the side effects.  Until then he was eating many, many times a day.  He's still drinking water, which is very good.  Going to call today to have them prescribe an appetite stimulant.  He's losing weight and just looks awful.  I've been force feeding him, which he fights me on but I do my best.

Kept putting off telling everyone but feel now is the time.  Just keep my little mancat in your prayers and purrs.  Thanks!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Flashback Friday

Flashback to February 2009

Angel and I share a common bond being that we were both feral in our start to life. Angel was born in a barn on a farm in July of 1997 and came to live with his Mommie when he was four months old. And I was a very scairty wild little feral 6 week old kitten living out in the wild. Can you tell we love living inside now?

Last night was the first time Angel ever played THoE (thundering herd of elephants)! He and Minchie were chasing each other all over and Mom was getting such a kick out of watching them. For such a BIG Mancat, that orange boy can really move!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Hug Your Cat Day

Today is Hug Your Cat Day.  Well, in our house, we get hugged many times a day.

This is Mom hugging me the day she brought me home from The Buddy Foundation

She gives very excellent hugs!

I think I was giving Mom smoochies on her face.

 Mom hugging Laila when she was a kitten.

Remember...take time to hug a kitty today! 

Friday, June 1, 2018

Flashback Friday

Today's Angel flashback from February 2009

Mom has had to stop feeding us our stinky goodness on the tray and has moved it up to the counter. Angel came barreling through and gobbled up all of Laila's and we were sure mine was next. Mom says he weighs something like 17 pounds but does eat a diet food but while he is up here with us on vacation, he's eating our foods too.

Someone asked how long Angel will be staying with us. At least a week more, maybe more. The longer he stays, he more Mom says she's not giving him back. If anything happens to his Mommie, he gets to live with us. We thinks it even written down on papers somewhere to make sure.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Womancat Wednesday

These little catnip toys make the best pillows.  The one I'm laying my head on here is a cute little heart.

Monday, May 28, 2018

Memorial Day

Today we honor and remember those who served in the military and who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

At all the National Cemeteries all the graves will be marked with small American flags. Our Mom's Mom and Dad are both buried here in Milwaukee, WI and their graves will be decorated also. They both served in WWII.
Headstone of Mom's mom.  Mom's dad's name is on the other side.  They are buried together.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Flashback Friday

Today's Angel flashback from February 2009

The only tummy Mom could find for today
is Angel's with his toesies thrown in for good measure.