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!

70 comments:

  1. Oh no, I'm so so sorry. How stressful for you! If we can do anything please let us know. Sending love and purrs.

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  2. Oh Minchie we are purring overtime here for you to feel better little Man!

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  3. Oh dear, we're all sending our strongest purrs and prayers for dear Minchie, and we'll keep them coming.

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  4. Oh, no...! We're so very sorry to read this and are sending all our purrs and purrayers to Minchie and to you. Hugs. ♥

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  5. Sweet Minchie, we are purring so hard for you. Hugs going out to your mom for everything she's doing!

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  6. Peggy, I had my suspicions after our last conversation and I’m so sorry to have them confirmed. If there is anything you need, please let me know. Sending good thoughts, prayers, and love!

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  7. I've been through this with Rocky. Let me know if you want to talk. Stopping by to send purrs and love.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear that Minchie has been so sick.I will be praying for this sweet boy. XO

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  9. We are sending oodles of poodles healing thoughts and an improving appetite.

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  10. oh sweet Minchie!!! We are purring and praying for you with all of our hearts! (((hugs)) to your Mama! xoxo

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  11. Many purrrrrrsssss and prayers for you and Minchie. I went through something similar with my precious Pluto several years ago, and it’s just heart-wrenching. I’m always sad for anycat and his/her family who have to endure this. Many {{{{hugs}}}} and purrrayers for you all.

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  12. I am so sorry to hear this. I send love and prayers for Minchie, and hugs for you.

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  13. Dear Laila, Mom and sweet Minchie
    Mom and I have all our parts and pieces crossed and send purrs and prayers that Minchie feels better very soon. Minchie I sure do understand your struggles with IBD. I've been dealing with them too. There are lots of ups and downs with this dreaded mess for certain.
    Hugs Madi Lalia's LLS

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  14. Many prayers, and encouraging woooo-woooos!

    Nuk & Family

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  15. we send healing hugs and lots of POTP to you

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  16. Mommy and i are putting our paws together for Minchie.

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  17. Sending lots of POTP and many loud meezer purrs, too.
    Dalton adds some licks and waggles.
    ((((( ♥ )))))

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  18. Sending purrs and prayers for Minchie


    Mindy and mom

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  19. Oh Minchie, we are sending purrs and prayers that you feel better soon!

    Love,
    Mia, Mosby, Angel Cosmo and Angel CJ

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  20. We are sending many, many, many purrs and prayers to sweet Minchie! We are also of course keeping you in our thoughts, Peggy.

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  21. I am so sorry you are facing this. Sending deep rumbly purrs of healing and comfort to you both

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  22. I am heartbroken for you Peggy. So hard to watch our love bugs go through cancer and IBD. Savvy is about 12 and I am managing her gut issues with raw food I buy from Raw Paws Pet Food. Also I have helped a cat thru hepatic lipidosos using a feeding tube. I feel by know how old Minchie is and I sure support you in not putting him through anything that challenges him. Sending our best healing purrs

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  23. All the purrs from KC town. Minchie is much loved around these parts. (((Hugs))) to him and to you Mom Peggy - this is so hard...

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  24. Sending love purrs and purrayers for handsome Minchie!

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  25. hugs from us too.

    Julie and poppyq
    xxx

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  26. Very very sorry to hear about Munchie and send all the purrs we have to you.

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  27. We have 32 little doggie paws in our house and they are all crossed just for you Minchie. Mom is sending some prayers and hugs too..������

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  28. Wishing him well, with purrs, with prayers (and sending some for you also Peggy).
    Hugs, Ann

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  29. Oh, we are all sending positive thoughts, purrs, hugs and paws to Minchie. Since Smokey had small intestinal cancer, he was also on Prednisolone along with Chlorambucil and he ate like a pig. He was always eating. He initially was put on the prednisolone because of his puking, but then we found out about his cancer. Well, and over the years we added flagyl and metoclopramide. Hugs to you and Minchie.

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  30. Very sorry to read this. We do hope Minchie will get something to get his appetite back. Know you are greatly concerned about him. Sending hugs!

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  31. We are so sorry to hear that Minchie is not feeling well. We're sending him mega purrs.

    (Peggy, as I mentioned already, this is the same thing Ernie and Zoey are going through. If you want to talk, I'm available anytime. ~Sue)

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  32. Minchie, dude! Please eat up! Sending hugs and purrs...

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  33. Minchie, our best purrs to you... You are in our hearts and thoughts.

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  34. we are sending lots of purrs to all of you

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  35. We’re sending purrs and prayers for Minchie

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  36. Minchie, I send you overwhelming bunches of loves, hugs, smoochies and more love. Prayers for certain. I love you. If you need me and mom we are yours to ask. XXXXXXX

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  37. Sending lots of POTP from over The Pond
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. minchie; we R troo lee sorree buddy N send de manee manee blessingz oh st francis yur way ~~~~~~~ pleez ask mom ta ask de vet if ewe can haz sardines....noe joke..... { we dee leeted R other commint coz we dinna ree pliez rite }

      thiz iz an old post but it mite help; it haz otherz...pleez ask mom ta chex out this link

      http://catcentric.org/2015/10/14/top-10-reasons-sardines-should-be-a-regular-part-of-your-cats-diet/

      we haz shared thiz bee fore N knock wood itz werked ♥♥♥♥

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  39. We're so sorry to read this ! We send lots of purrs for Minchie. Purrs

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  40. minchie; we R troo lee sorree buddy N send de manee manee blessingz oh st francis yur way ~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥♥ pleez ask mom ta ask de vet if ewe can haz sardines....noe joke.....

    thiz iz an old post but it mite help; it haz otherz...pleez ask mom ta chex out this link

    http://catcentric.org/2015/10/14/top-10-reasons-sardines-should-be-a-regular-part-of-your-cats-diet/

    we haz shared thiz bee fore N knock wood itz werked ♥♥♥♥

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  41. Peggy, reading this is sad news and I am desperately sorry this has happened. I know you will do as we did when our Sooty goy Lymphoma, you will fight every step of the way and not give an inch until you know the time has come.

    There is much encouragement here from friends, and check out the Tabbies advice, they are good cats.

    Best wishes and all our love,

    Marjorie and the Cats

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  42. Oh Minchie ! Purrayers and POTP to you ! I know everybuddy is on your side and hoping you can get better !

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  43. We're purring our loudest and hardest for Minchie and sending prayers to you too.


    The Florida Furkids

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  44. Oh Peggy, I am so so sorry. It is so hard when they get older. Just know that he has had a wonderful home there with you and has known lots if love. Sending lots of purrs and good thoughts.

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  45. Purring for Minchie! Crossing paws he will rebound! JB got a B12 shot once a week. Would that help? Sure hope he eats. Sending healing purrs x5 and one big purr and meow from baby girl too. <3

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  46. Poor Minchie - I am sending my best healing purrs to him.

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  47. While it has been a while since we last visited, we remember Mimchie. We are sorry to hear he is doing poorly ans we sent lots of purrs for him to feel better.
    We send purrs to you too as we know it is hard to look after a sick kitty you love so much.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
    and mum Nancy

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  48. Sending purrs and prayers to you for Minchie.

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  49. The cozy cottage sends you the best of purrrrrrrs for a turn to get better.
    We are sorry to hear that you are not feeling well. Kitty life can be so hard and your mom worries for you. We care about you so much.

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  50. Karla is miss Peach's mommy

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  51. Peggy, I love Minchie and am so sorry to hear this news. I'll be praying for him.

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  52. We are sending lots of purrrrrrs and prayers for Minchie.

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs, Spike William

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  53. Minchie, we are purrin' for you friend. Your face is beautiful and says so much.

    Shoko and Tyebe

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  54. Sending healing vibes. Hope you get you appetite mojo back Minchie. Purrs

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  55. We're sending heartfelt purrs and prayers for Minchie, and for you, too, Mom Peggy.

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  56. Oh no, Peggy, I am so sorry to hear this terrible news...Sending loud purrs, many prayers, big hugs and lots of love to precious Minchie, darling Laila and you, my friend...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat

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  57. Peggy, so very sorry Minchie is not well. This is the only downside of our furkids owning our hearts. Purrz and prayers to you and sweet Minchie. Take care, Holly, ICE, Toy, Tinker, TyGr and Thomas

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  58. Oh no!! Peggy I'm praying so so hard for Minchie!

    Angelic Clowder

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  59. Come to bring Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers, dear Minchie and some comfort for your mom💗💗💗

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  60. Oh no! We came running to see you as soon as we heard how Minchie is doing. Your little mancat will be in our purrs and is always in our hearts. We send you all the love and hugs we got. And to sweet Laila too, we love you.

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  61. Minchie big fella, we are sending you and your Mom lots of love to help you cope. We hope things ease for you and the vets can keep you comfy.

    Paws crossed for you dear one

    Mungo, Jet & Jane the ape xx

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  62. We have been keeping Minchie in our thoughts for awhile now and he has our most fervent prayers, all of you do. We love you and truly hope for the best for our dearest and one of our oldest friends in the blogosphere. Sending lots of love and nosetaps to you all and especially to our special pal, Minchie. <3 - Tom, Mom Julie and Bridgie

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  63. Oh dear, we're sending lots and lots of purrs your way for dear Minchie in hopes it helps. Dad's helping me hold my paws together so I can send prayers your way, too. We're all thinking of you.

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  64. I'm very sorry to hear this and will add him to our prayer list.

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  65. We just saw this! Oh my heavens! We will get our motors going hard for sweet Minchie. Hugs to you and we will be keeping you in our thoughts.

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  66. I'm so sorry to hear about Minchie's troubles. Hope the appetite stimulant helps. Praying and purring here for Minchie and for you Peggy.

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  67. Deer Lady Peggy wee, that iss LadyMum an mee, Purrince Siddhartha Henry wanted to come over an visit you an Minchie! Mee iss sendin tripull POTP to Minchie an Buudhist purrayerss fur healin. LadyMum sends LUV an her Jewish/Mewish purrayerss all so.
    All tho' wee not know youss' purrsonallee, wee do know about youss'. An you know what?? LadyMum callss mee her 'Minchie Boy'....so pleeze Minchie GET WELL SOON!!! You meen a lot to us an effurryoen who knowss' you.
    Sinseerlee, Purrince Siddhartha Henry =^,.^= an LadyMum :(

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  68. Mister Minchie, waqs are purring SO SO SO loud for you, me and the Ham both. Please be well, my handsome friend. Cuddles to your sister and mummy, I'm sure they're very worried for you.

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  69. So very sorry to hear this. Sending lots of purrs from all of us.

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