Tuesday, October 9, 2012

So Very Grateful!

Me Joey!


Joey here today.  We are so very grateful to all of you who forwarded our info for my Chip In, those who reposted on Facebook and especially to those of you who donated.  Besides me we have had a lot of expenses here and Mom is struggling to keep up.

I am feeling fine basically.  Mom took me to the vet last week because I have lost weight and have a lump on my neck.  I also have a wound from a cyst that opened and drained but  I keep licking and scratching it so it won't heal.  We need to find out what is going on here.  My blood work showed I am in the early stages of Chronic Renal Failure which would account for the weight loss. I also have a little asthma going on too with coughing.  I am 13 so these things will come up.

Mom gives me  Tripsy now with Chica and Yoko for the CRF along with Standard Process Renal Support.  I get a homeopathic remedy for the asthma.  As for the lump, we will get it aspirated and then go from there.  If it is cancer then it will be removed.  The wound needs to be cared for either way and they have a laser treatment that might help that if it is not cancer.  Mom is taking very good care of me and trying to choose a vet who will be able to do the surgery on a older cat without problems.  Some of the vets here are old fashioned country ones with minimal equipment in the office.  Our vet does not do surgery.

We are going to leave the Chip in up for a bit since we have lots of other issues we can use help with. Along with me, several of our other kitties have health issues so Mom has been very busy caring for them.  Only, Rosa and Snowball have FLUTD and get herbs, calming treats and special food.  Chica and Yoko both need subcutaneous fluids daily requiring an ongoing supply of fluids and needles.  Al is the cause of the issues with Snowball and Only  so Pop built a special room for him - we do not have enough space to work with what we have already.

Yoko after her cut.

Yoko has long since stopped grooming herself so Mom hired a mobile groomer to give her a version of the lion cut - she looks cute and feels so much better.

Mom writes all our treatments down on  pad and crosses them off each day as she does them - it is the only way to remember who got what when.  Mom will keep you updated with me and what is going on.  At least now I can get things taken care of the way they should be and be around for a long time to come!

17 comments:

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're sending you and everyone else purrs and purrayers, Joey. Your human mom sure has a lot to handle, with so many aging kitties, and she's to be commended for taking care of you all so well.

Paws crossed and kitty kisses (i.e. nose taps) from us.

Mariodacat said...

Healing purrs are coming your way and M will send up prayers for you all. Your mom certainly does have her hands full.

Prancer Pie said...

Purrs and purrayers bein sent from us too, as your Mom sure has a lot on her plate. Happy Tuesday, furriends.

The Island Cats said...

Joey, your mom sure has her hands full with all you kitties! But she takes such good care of you all. We send you all purrs and hope you feel better soon...and your surgery goes well.

Katie Isabella said...

Healing purrs and warm warm loves and hugs.

TK and Squashies said...

Joey, your mom and dad are quite extraordinary with their care of all the kits in your pride.
My prayers to all of you, and those that love and keep you!

Marilia said...

Happy Tuesday!!!!!!!!!!!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Purrs to you kitties! It is not fun getting older. :-(

Terri said...

We are sending lots of purrs and prayers your way. We hope Joey's lumps are benign cysts or abscesses that can be treated.

Old Kitty said...

Oh sweet Joey!! Please please continue to get better!!

Purrs and hugs too to all of you!! Take care
x

ABBY said...

We are so glad you are feeling a bit better Joey. Can we ask what is the method your Mom is using for your asthma? We hope everyone continues to feel better and we are so glad that our community has rallied to help.

((hugs))
purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Marg said...

You know we send some mighty big purrs for Joey and all of the rest of the gang. We hope Joey can heal up without a lot of trouble. Thinking about all of you.

FURKIDSMOM said...

Purrs and prayers to you and to your Mom.

The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

Brian said...

Thanks for the update Joey, we have been worried about you pal. Hugs to everyone from all of us.

The Cat From Hell said...

Me shall has to post again about Joey and our donation! We whishes we had the green papers...but the Hairy slobbery sister Bob took all the extras this summer. We sends healing purrayers.
Kisses
Nellie

Mr. Black said...

Hi Joey. Nice to meet you. You are lucky to have people who care for you so much.

I think Yoko's haircut looks great!

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

We think the peeps who donated their time and gifts are pretty awesome too. And we send many many well wishes for you Joey!

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