Thursday, February 28, 2013

Purrs for Chica Please


UPDATE - Sat 3/2
Chica is having a good day today.  Don't really know what this means but she ate a little, drank her water and even strolled through the hosue to come into the living room.  I had a box on its side with a cat food box inside the box and she loves to sit here.  I took it away since she was not using it anymore.  She went right over to where the box was so I went and got it.  She got inside like she always does.  She walked back to the litterbox and then went inside her hidy spot.  She is resting and breathing much better.  I have a cat carrier on the floor in my bedroom with a heat pad inside and the door is off.  This is her safe place and she has been here since she came home form the vets.  As long as she is comfy and breathing well I am going to let her be.  She is alert and happy to be with us still.




Our beloved Chica was having a very hard time breathing today so I took her to the vet I took Snowball.  They did an x-ray. She has fluid around her lungs and in her abdomen.  They aspirated the fluids from her lung area and she came thru that fine.  She is still at the vet and I will go back to take her home tonight.  I was not ready to put her down and we may be able to give her a diuretic to help this fluid from building up for a while.

Doesn't look good but they can look at the fluid in her and tell where it came from.  If it is congestive heart failure it doesn't look promising but I wanted her home.  I was not ready to let her go.

She had to be in oxygen - they were very gentle with her and whenever she got too stressed and her breathing was worse they put her in oxygen. The oxygen tank was a small clear plastic tub with a hole cut for the oxygen tube and a cover on top. I went in to see her before they sedated her for the needle and she was alert and knew me.  She popped right up with her head above the top and came over to me.  This is so hard - I know you all know how I feel.

She may only have a few days or weeks left.  At least this way she is more comfortable for as long as she has.  Please keep us in your purrs in the days to come.

UPDATE - Late evening on  2/28
Chica is home now and resting comfortably.  She is frail and weak and unfortunately has had both her sides shaved to do the ultrasound and the needle aspiration.  Her fluids is either the heart or from a cancer so time is short.  She cannot take Lasix due to her kidney failure so I will try dandelion tea as a diuretic.  We will take this one day at a time and see how she feels. If she is at all uncomfortable we will send her to the Bridge with our love.

64 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending our strongest purrs for Chica to feel better and have more time at home with you.
Purrs and (((hugs)))

catsynth said...

Oh no! We are sending purrs and thoughts for Chica!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Oh Chica, we are purring for you. And yes, mom does know all too well how hard this is. (((Hugs)))

NTM and The Purries said...

Sending PURRS & PRAYERS from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

We posted about Chica on the Cat Blogosphere, too:
http://www.blog.catblogosphere.com/purrs-prayers-request-for-chica/

Loretta Thomas said...

OH, we are so so very sorry! Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time...
Hugs & Purrs,
Miss Kitty and Mummy

Brian said...

Oh dear Chica, we are all sending you our very best purrs and prayers sweetie. You are so loved sweet girl.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are purring for Chica!

Sweet Purrfections said...

We're purring for Chica.

ABBY said...

Mega purrs for dear Chica.
We will keep you all in our prayers.

The Cat Guy said...

Oh my, that's hard. I'm praying for you all and will get the kitties to purrs.

Prancer Pie said...

Sending lots of comforting purrs for you and Chica in the coming days and weeks ahead. ((hugs))

Laila and Minchie said...

Lots of hugs and purrs coming your way, Sweet Chica.

Meg & Quill said...

Sending healing and comforting purrs and hugs to you all.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am sending lots of purrs Chica's way, and yours too. I know she appreciates the extra love and care you are giving her right now.

Katnip Lounge said...

Huge {{hugs}} and purrs to you all--I lost my beloved Dusty to CHF at six. I will keep you in my thoughts...

Cherry City Kitties said...

We are purring as hard as we can for you and dear Chica. Mom will send an extra Reiki blessing for her too
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I am so, so sorry. I know exactly what you're going through. Our sweet Angel Inigo had the same thing.

We're purring for you all.

Dee . . . . . said...

All our purrs and prayers are with you and Chica at this xxxx

Marg said...

Oh we are so sorry about Chica. We sure are sending all our purrs and many prayers too. You sure will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Barb and the Gs said...

We're all praying and purring for Chica and you.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Cheri, my thoughts and prayers are with you and with Chica. Whatever happens, know that she has been blessed to have you as her caretaker. I'm sending universal Light to you both, asking for guidance and mercy and peace, for her Highest Good, and yours too.

(((Hugs)))

CCL Wendy said...

We are sending our strongest purrs along with all of the others in the hope that all of this love will comfort sweet Chica, and you, during this difficult time.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Sending our best healing purrs to Chica.

Bellen said...

My best wishes go to Chica and you, her people. She is loved and cared for, obviously, so add my thoughts, too. Good luck to all there.

Maggie May said...

Sweet, precious Chica is in our thoughts and purrayers. (((hugs)))
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

We are sending ALL of our purrs, prayers and love!

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

We are so very sorry to hear that sweet Chica is not doing well...we are sending up lots of prayers for you all. Warm, loving hugs and nose kisses

savannahspawtracks.com said...

I know you will speak with and listen to Chica' s voice. She will let you know when she is ready and she wants to be home when she begins her last journey. You are loving and wise. I a, sending my reassuring purrs and reach to hold her paw so she has comfort. Paw hugs, Savannah and Mom Linda

Father Tom said...

All our love and prayers are with you and poor little Chica. (((hugs)))

Random Felines said...

We are so very sorry and sending purrs to all of you and especially Chica. We know you will do everything you can for her....

Selina said...

We're sending MASSIVE purrs to Chica and to her furramily at this difficult & stressful time ... Be well, sweetheart.

Purrs & love
Selina & MomKatt Laura

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I send loving hugs to your brave and beautiful Chica and purrs to her people...
Madi and Mom

Amber DaWeenie said...

We do know what you're going through right now as we have been there many times too. But miracles do happen sometimes. We'll keep all our paws crossed and will be saying extra prayers too.

Forty Paws said...

Many purrs and purrayers and hugs from all of us to Chica and you during this difficult time. It is so hard to lose a baby.

Take it easy Chica. You can decide when you need to cross over.

Luf, Us

Team Beaglebratz said...

We heard frum Ann at Zoolatry that Chica iz not doing well. We r so sorry to hear this newz. We r sendin'our Beagle AROOOOO'z to the heavenz for healin'an mom iz sayin'prayerz. We haf our pawz crossed too.
Shiloh'n Diva Shasta
Mom Kim too

Cat said...

Sweet Chica we are praying for you!

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

Awwww I am so sorry to read this. We are sending lots and lots of purrs for Chica.

Everycat said...

Oh poor sweetheart Chica, she is such a wonderful little girl and we know how hard this is on you. We are sending you and Chica much love and many rumbly purrs to help the time you have together be filled with love

Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

Mishkat said...

We're sending many many purrs to Chica, and also to you and the rest of her family. We lost a wonderful male cat to congestive heart failure several years ago, so we think we know a little of what you are feeling. We know you will do the right thing for Chica.

Lots of love and hugs from Katie and the Mishkat cats

Marilia said...

Purrrrrrrs for Chica!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

the Blessings of St Francis two ewe Chica

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Old Kitty said...

Awwww sweet Chica! We are glad she is home now surrounded by family and lots and lots of tlc! We send her many purrs and hugs! Take care
x

Julia Williams said...

I'm so sorry to read this about Chica. Sending you all many purrs and healing energy.

meowmeowmans said...

We love you, Chica, and are sending huge purrs and prayers for you and your family.

Terri said...

We are sad to hear about Chica's health issues and are sending hugs and purrs. She has lived a long life and we hope you will get to enjoy some more time with her.

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and mom are are so so very sorry! Sending lot of (((purrs))) and huggies <3

Melody said...

We are so saddened by Chica's illness! We so hope she finds peace and comfort in these last days...maybe even a miracle!
We have to have Hope!

Ginger Jasper said...

You have our love hugs and purrs.. Hugs GJ xx

Katie Isabella said...

Chica precious little dear girl, I send all my love and all my hope and all my strength that I can muster and it is all for you and your momma. We here know how heartbreaking it is and our tears are flowing too for Chica and for you.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We send big purrs to Chica and hope she will be comfortable so you can make your final memories with her.
Even when the time is right for her to go, it will be hard and we send you purrs for that.
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

The Cat From Hell said...

Wes is sending comforting purrs to alls of yous. We know how difficult this is and we also sends yous strength and our love.
Kisses
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

So sorry to hear that your kitty isn't feeling good. Many purrs.

Pattyskypants said...

We are purring fur you so don't be scared, Chica! xxoo Bhu

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrs and prayers for Chica!!
Hugs, Your TX furiends,

Katz Tales said...

Oh dear, I'm so sorry. We're all purring for you. Au is going down hill too. It's a bad week.

NTM and The Purries said...

Sending LOVE & (((HUGS)))

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

So very sorry. We are sending purrs of comfort and healing to all. Chica, we love you and has our paws crossed you pull through.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Sending hugs and soft purrs from all of us...

Janet Blue said...

Chica's story made us so sad, but we are glad you are going to have more time together. We are sending purrs and healing thoughts to Chica. We lost a brother and a sister to congestive heart failure and two brothers to cancer. Our mommy sends you a big hug too. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

The Tower Hill Mob said...

You are in our thoughts today.We're purring and praying.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Continued purrs and prayers, for for Chica's Highest Good and for you, Cheri.

Peace and Blessings to you both.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Oh Chica, we send you our healing purrs and your mom and family comforting purrs. Rest easy and get well. We purring that you feel much better soon and continue to improve each day!

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Catherine said...

Banjo and I send all our love and good thoughts!
Hugs and kisses!
xo Catherine & Banjo

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