Monday, December 2, 2013

Model Monday with Yoko (And Purrs Please)


Dec 3 UPDATE - We have some pain meds to give Yoko if she seems uncomfortable or agitated.  We gave her some last night and she slept well.  The tumor is in her jaw bone and is growing rapidly.  She can still breathe comfortably and is eating.  I am giving her lots of anti-cancer herbs and nutrients in a bit of Catsip to help her feel comfy as long as possible.  The vet seemed to think we only had days left so we will savor each moment until it is time for her to go to the Bridge.  I know Joey and Chica are with her now and will guide her in this transition.  Thank you all so much for your kind words of support and friendship.  We lvoe you all.



Dec 2 UPDATE - not good.  It is what I suspected - a rapidly growing mass under her jaw and already pushing up under her tongue. Nothing they can do for her. I do not want her to suffer but other than the lump, she is eating well, and perky, alert etc. This will be hard to know when to let her go before she is too far along. All we can do is love her and make her comfortable until we know her time is near.  Keep us in your thoughts.


 Mom took these two shots of me for her 365 photo project one day when I was looking out the window watching bird TV.  I have to go to the V-E-T today cuz I have a lump on my lower jaw.  It came fast since I was at the V-E-T a couple of months ago and Mom is very worried.   I feel OK tho, considering my CRF and hyper thyroid.  We will let you know how it goes at the V-E-T.



Please send purrs for me and for our friend Brian from Brian's Home blog whose sister Gracie is in the hospital and all the other kitties are sick too.

82 comments:

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Sending tons of purrs from the Big Piney Woods.

Squirt, Miracle, Mom Toni

Fuzzy Tales said...

Yoko, we're sending YOU purrs that the lump is nothing, just fatty tissue, perhaps. Paws crossed.

And we're purring hard for Gracie and for the entire family at Brian's Home. :-/

Marg said...

We sure send Yoko tons of purrs to you and hope that it is just a cyst or something easy. Keep us updated.

Vanessa Morgan said...

Beautiful eyes.

Random Felines said...

oh honey we hope it isn't serious. purrs

Forty Paws said...

Many purrs and purrayers and hugs to you Yoko! It is very difficult getting to be a 20 year old poodin. But you have done it! Hang in there Yoko!

Luf, Us and Maw

Loretta Thomas said...

Oh Dear Yoko, we are sending many Purrs your way Sweetie and hope your vet appt. goes well...You are gorgeous in that first pic sweetie!!

Purring & Praying for Brian's Family!!

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww adorable Yoko!! We are sending you many many many purrs and hugs!! Take care
x

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sending purrs and pawtaps for you, Yoko. And for your mom.

We hope you and all of Brian's family will be better soon!

Brian said...

Thank you so much for the purrs and now we are sending them to dear Yoko. Hugs sweet ladycat, you are very special.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am sending LOTS of purrs your way, Yoko! I am purring for Gracie and her family too - it's awful to see so many of my pals sick at once. :-(

da tabbies o trout towne said...

yoko....we will bee mor N happee ta send purrayers yur way N az all ways be blessings oh St Francis; we hope itz just a heebeez that can come outta ya N yur knot in any kinda pain N de vet can say....look...but knot at burds.....N 5 minits later ya iz headin home N well !!! XXXXX

Meg & Quill said...

Sending purrs to you sweet Yoko!! And hugs to your Mom!

Mariodacat said...

I'm starting to purr for you now sweetie. I do hope you will be okay. We're purring for Gracie too and all the sick kitties over there.

ANGEL ABBY said...

Yoko our dear precious Yoko.
We hold you so close to our hearts as we do your Mom and Dad. We are so sorry about the diagnosis. We know you will tell your Mom when you are ready and until that day we will celebrate each moment you are feeling good.

((hugs and kitty kisses))

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We just read the update and hate this is happening to you. Sending more purrs and pawtaps.

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Oh major purrs sent your way!!! We know your humans will take excellent care of you ....

The Island Cats said...

Oh, we're so sorry the news wasn't better. Purrs for you...and for Yoko.

Victoria Henderson said...

The great thing about kitties who care - we *never* run out of mojo & purrs to send!
~Vicat

Cathy Keisha said...

Here come the healing purrz! Do you feel them yet? xoxo

The Florida Furkids said...

We're so sorry that you didn't get better news. We know your Mom and Dad will take great care of you and make every day special.

The Florida Furkids

Laila and Minchie said...

Sending purrs your way, sweet Yoko. (((hugs)))

Robyn Harton said...

Aww we're so sorry to hear this news. :( We feel sure you'll know when you need to do what. As long as she's feeling perky, that's the thing to enjoy. If you want to talk though, just let us know. *hugs* PURRRRRRRRRRS and *ducky hugs* ~ Robyn, the House of the Mostly Black Cats, and George the Duck

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Sweetie, we are all purring and praying our hardest for you!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

So sorry the news wasn't better today. We're sending lots and lots of purrs for Yoko and for you, too.

Forty Paws said...

I am so very sorry. It is so difficult to lose them, and the c word is not a good word at all. Many hugs and purrs and purrayers and headbutts to you at this time.

Luf, Us and Maw

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no. We were so hoping this was not what it was. I am so very sorry. Please know that we are purring and praying for Yoko, and for all of you.

Caren Gittleman said...

Sending many purrs and prayers....I agree with Fuzzy Tales, hopefully just fatty tissue......Cody always has a strange mouth from an overbite!

Kitties Blue said...

Yoko, poor baby. We will add your name to our 24/7 purr-a-thon which we are already holding for Gracie, Brian and our honorary sisfur, Nylablue. We pray that you are able to continue on for a good long time before this starts to bother you. We are sorry that the vet can't help you. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs http://atcad.blogspot.com/ said...

Sending healing and comforting purrs to Yoko. We will be keeping your in our thoughts.

Brian and his sisters are on our purr list.

Katnip Lounge said...

Well, that is just the pits...Miss Yoko those are two beautiful portraits of you. We'll be purring that you tough it out a while, yet.

Marilia Bavaresco said...

So sweet eyes!
I´m purrying!

Melissa and Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and More) said...

Oh sweetheart, we are praying and purring for you like crazy. Why oh why do kitties have to get sick? :(

Everycat said...

We are sending lots of purrs and love to Yoko and you Cherie. Little Yoko, you could not be loved more

Mungo & The Ape xx

Kea said...

Oh no, we were so hoping it was just a fatty lump. :-(

We're sorry, Cheri. What can we write? We know you'll cherish her and do what's best. We're sending you both universal Light, asking for Mercy and a peaceful, gentle transition when it's her time to cross.

Lots of (((hugs))).

Kim and the boys.

Brian said...

Oh dear friends, we are so very sorry to hear such awful news. Please know that we are thinking of you and sending our very best purrs and prayers. We all love you sweet Yoko.

beforeyouwrite.com said...

Ohhhhh.... we are so sorry that YOko is not doing well. We are sending all of you lots and lots of purrrrs and prayers.

Love and comfort.

Bugsy, Knuckles and Lou

savannahspawtracks.com said...

My best purrs and healing energy are coming your way Yoko. You are so loved and cared for....as long as you are comfy, eating and purring, you will find your way to let your humans know when you are ready. Warm paw hugs, Savannah

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending lots of purrs to you Yoko and to your Mom and Dad too.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Pattyskypants said...

We send lots of hugs and purrs, but don.t be scared 'cause the Rainbow Bridge takes you to a wonderful place where there's nip and treats all the time! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Pattyskypants said...

We are sending hugs and purrs, but don't be scared 'cause the Rainbow Bridge takes you to a place where there is lotsa nip and treats! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Andrea Kuska said...

Yikes, so sorry to hear. Praying for you in this difficult time.

Team Tabby said...

We sorry to hear that sweet Yoko is not doing so well. Your loving care will help her and give her comfort. We are sending our hardest purrs and prayers to her.

Headbumps from all of us,

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Selina said...

Yoko we're so sorry to hear about this. We are purring for you, sweetheart.

Love
Selina & MomKatt Laura

Marilynn said...

Lots and LOTS of purrs and prayers for Yoko coming to you from our house ...

Love, Grace & Company
(and their secretary!)

Timmy Tomcat said...

We all send love and purrs to dear Yoko. May you be comfortable dear friend.
Timmy, Dad and Family

animal lover, quilt lover said...

We pray for all the sick cats and animals everyday!!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

purrs that you have lots of quality time before that decision has to be made.

CatInTheFridge said...

Lots and lots of purrs from all of us. - Crepes.

Karen Jo said...

I am so sorry that Yoko will have to leave for the Bridge soon. I hope that you can control her pain until it is time and that she has an easy passing. Comforting purrs, hugs and tears.

Karen Jo and the Kitties

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending comforting purrrrrrrsss and gentle headbumps to Yoko and the whole family.

Hang in there as long as you can, Yoko.

rascalandrocco.com said...

praying for her & her humans, too

Mishkat said...

Yoko, we are sending you many purrs and good thoughts. Purrs also to your wonderful mom and to the rest of your family.

Love & hugs from Franklin, Dobby, Tasha, and mom Katie

JC said...

I am so sorry.
Just give her pets.
Tell her how much she is loved.

Much love to you and your family,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I came over as soon as I found out that you were needing our purrs. I am purring as hard as I can for you and your family. Know you are in my thoughts.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh no... Yoko, we're sending MASSIVE purrs that this is nothing serious. Purrs to your mummy as well.

Kea said...

I/we had hoped she'd have weeks with you yet. I'm so sorry it's not even that long. Blessings and peace to Yoko and to you all. I'm just broken-hearted for you.

(((Hugs)))

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Thinking of you and sending prayers and purrs.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

sendin all R loves two ewe yoko N yur mom, dad & familee....we trooooly N reeely hope de herbal treetmint can STOP de growth; we will mega ramp up R purrz......as well as de blessings frum St Francis...

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

We're sending lots of purrs and prayers for Yoko, and the rest of you! Hugs to all

Maggie May said...

Oh my goodness.... we can't even tell you how sad we are to hear this news on Yoko. Please know she is in our thoughts and purrayers!!
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

The Florida Furkids said...

We will continue to purr and pray for Yoko.

The Florida Furkids

Terri said...

We are so sad to hear this. Jenna is sending lots of comforting purrs and I'm sending lots of hugs. We know there are so many wonderful kitties to greet you at The RB.

Kjelle Bus said...

Sending lot of (((purrs))) and huggies ♡

Photo Cache said...

we heard about little yoko's plight. purrs to yoko and comforting prayers for you.

emma and buster

Julie Baugh said...

So sorry to hear about Yoko, sending prayers and (from Kizzie) purrs. Our thoughts are with you.

Angel Keisha said...

I send u luv. (((Luv)))

Loretta Thomas said...

Yoko darling we are still praying for you honey! Miss Kitty sends all her Purrs to you too! Love you Sweetie!
Kitty & Mum

Flynn said...

I am so sorry to hear this and I am sending my purrs for Yoko.

Derby, Ducky said...

Sending purrs to all of you.

Victoria Henderson said...

I can't think of a single thing to say that hasn't already been said far more eloquently than I could. Our purrs and love see dear lovely Yoko to the Bridge....
~Vicat, BratCat, Rags, & Geo

Meg & Quill said...

Sending purrs and love to you all.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Sending lots of purrs and prayers to Yoko! Your TX furiends,
Samantha & Clementine

Debra Taylor said...

So sorry to learn about Yoko - you are wise to enjoy her every remaining moment. I am praying here.



Debby in Arizona
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Jeanne Pursell said...

Prayers coming your way! Sending love to your family.
xo Chloe and LadyBug

Jacqueline said...

Oh no, I am so very sorry to hear this sad news about your beautiful Yoko...Purring and praying at our house for your precious girl to hold on as long as possible; we know your sweet Angels Chica and Joey are watching over you all through this difficult time...Sending love and hugs to the whole family, dear Cherie, kisses to your lovely Yoko...Blessings to you all, especially your sweetheart Yoko...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Andrea said...

I am so sorry for this sad news. I hope you take comfort in knowing that you will know when they day comes that Yoko has had enough. She will tell you.

I had the same worry when Twygal had a fast-growing nasal tumor. She was acting pretty normal except for being irritated at that mass in her nose. But then she started sneezing blood and finally she started having trouble breathing. Her quality of life had diminished.

Just remember to consider Yoko's quality of life. Can she still eat, is she still active, does she seem to be in pain you can't control?

All my purrs and prayers to you and Yoko.

Everycat said...

That's it Yoko, you settle in there with Joey and Chica, they will keep you warm and safe little one.

Love & purrs
Mungo & The Ape xx

Maggie May said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to wish Maggie May well for her appointment today. We hope to post a happy update this afternoon.

ra husky said...

Prayers and healing husky woooos mates,

RA

Clooney said...

Oh no. We are so sorry to hear this very sad news. Sending love, purrs and prayers to precious Yoko and to your whole family.

Bellen said...

Poor Yoko. I'm glad that she is still eating and sleeping decently. I hope it continues like that, and that she's not in pain.

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