Friday, April 13, 2007

Friday

Evening update: Bear is home now, scheduled to go back to the vet's at 8 a.m. Saturday.
The diagnosis is congestive heart failure and possible kidney/bladder cancer.
If nothing else is wrong, with the heart condition as it is, they give her about 6 months to live.





Since about 4 am, Bear has been having breathing problems. She has a great deal of congestion and is breathing very hard. She didn't eat much food all day yesterday and seems to have problems walking. She is going to the animal hospital in less than an hour, please keep her (and us) in your prayers today.

Also, song-writing Sam (Taylor Catsssss & Deb) has bladder surgery today, Rocky (Artsy-Catsy) has the 80-mile trip to check out his ears, and DKM's Joaquin went to the Bridge last night. Please keep them in your prayers.

The bright spot in my day, Kitty Limericks has a terrific limerick for Missy! It is so cute and so true.

Update #1: Bear is at the vet's where she will spend the day. After checking her records, they think she has a congestive heart condition.

Update #2: After running a slew of tests, they determined Bear has pulmonary congestion. She is on "lasik" (sp?) to get rid of the excess fluid. They are sending her home to spend the night at 6 p.m. and want her back tomorrow for observation. Thank you for all your prayers and support.

30 comments:

Dragonheart said...

I hope Bear is okay! Sending lots of healing purrs her way. Keeping all those in need in my purrayers.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

I guess today will be a day of purrayer fur all da furries dat are haffing to go to da vet and fur da famblies dat are mourning da loss of furry members. Sometimes der is much sadness and hurt we need to remind God dat we are fragile and need his help.

Emma's Kat said...

Oh Bear, I will be praying for her this morning! And for all those who need it.

The Meezer Gang said...

Sending prayers for Bear! Goodness, we hope all the sick kitties get better!

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

We are sending lots of prayers over to Bear and all of the other sick kitties. We're glad you added that bright spot about Missy's limerick.

Purrrrrs,China Cat & Willow

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

ML, we'll keep Bear in our thoughts and prayers. Oscar sends purrs and I send hugs. All fuzz will be cared for by God, no matter what happens. My heart goes out to Joaquin and I"ll be thinking of Rocky and Sam, too!

Ann M said...

Oh Bear, you poor baby. ML, we will keep Bear and you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

The Meezers said...

oh Bear, you is in our purrayers. Such as sad Friday

Morgen said...

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bear today!
And with your whole family.
love,
The purrchance 2 dream kitties
and not the mama.

Riley & Tiki said...

Sending purrayers and purrs and good doggie thoughts. We hope Bear is olay and feels better soon.

Riley, Tiki, & Kesey

Daisy said...

I sure hope Bear is getting better. I am sending purrs to Bear and also to the sick kitties.

Radcliff, Allie, Luna & Ozzie said...

Hope Bear is doing better. This seems to be a bad weekend for kitties and their friends.

A {{hugg}} for Bear, and head bonks for all.

Marilynn said...

Lots of purrs and prayers from this household for Bear and others.

mrrrrmrrrrmrrrr

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're sendin' purrs and purrayers for you all. We hopes Bear is feelin' better.

Hot(M)BC said...

Aw, poor Bear. Nocat (efun an honorary one) wantsta be sicky feeling like that. We'll send lotsa purrs n purrayers for the V-E-Ts to help Bear feel better quicky!
Purrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

Tara said...

Lots of purrs and thoughts for Bear. So much pain today, lets purr for everyone to make it through OK.
Tara

The Furry Kids said...

Oh no! We are sending lots of purrayers and pawsitive thoughts for Bear and lots of hugs for ML!
Love,
Titus, Tazo, & Earl Grey

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we're sending lots of loving purrs and prayers. let us know about sweet Bear.

Danita said...

Puurrrayers and snuggles to Bear!!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

we're gonna hafta google that ta find out what it is. we hope it means "something that's easy to cure".

Derby said...

Lots of purrs for Bear. We hope she will be doing OK.

Kelly Cat said...

All the Good Cats are sending healing vibes to Bear, and for peace of mind to everyone who loves her.

brandi said...

I have definitely sent purrayers up for Bear, and I will continue! And also purrayers for the rest of your household.

Lux said...

Bless you all & Bear. We'll all be thinking of you with love.

Kim and Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

ML, I'm not sure what I can say that hasn't already been said. We're praying for you, know that. I'm so sorry and hope that Bear is comfortable and in no pain so that she can enjoy her sisters and beans.

Artsy Catsy said...

ML, I'm so very sorry about Bear. The poor baby. Just know that our hearts are with you.

Sharolyn
& everyone at Artsy Catsy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, poor Bear. Oh no, poor KC! What will she do without her woofie frend...Yoo'll be in our thoughts and purrayers.

caspersmom said...

Ah Sweet Bear, I am so sorry to hear about you not feeling well again. Very definitely purrs and prayers going up for you and your family. Sounds like today is a pet prayer day for PP@P.

Mary Lynn are you able to get e-mail again or is it still not coming through? God Bless you.

Karen Jo said...

Poor Bear. I am keeping her and all of you in my thoughts and prayers.

Pixie said...

Dear Bear,
I have a very serious heart condition, and nobody thought I would live as long as I have. You are brave and strong like me, so you can handle this. I am pulling for you.

Your heart-sister Pixie.