Friday, August 20, 2010

Please Purr for Grey


Hi folks,

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted. At the end of last week I was busy because our basement here flooded (and work and stuff). Come Tuesday, I counted the work of the cleanup a piece of cake.

Grey had not been acting like himself since the end of last week, so on Monday I made a vet appointment for Thursday (yesterday). He seemed grumpy and out of sorts and, if that keeps up for more than a day or two with any of our guys, I like the doc to take a look.

I gave him the bathroom all to himself on Tuesday because the kittens seemed to irritate him. I noticed he only picked at his breakfast. Unfortunately on Tuesday evening, it was clear he was really not feeling well. It was just past Doc Andrew's closing time and the practice is closed on Wednesdays so they can be open on Saturdays. So I took Grey to the emergency vet.

Grey's bloodwork and an exray revealed his liver is enlarged. He wouldn't eat or drink at the Pet ER and he threw up what they syringed into him. They put him on IV fluids and prophylactic meds (antibiotic, stomach protectant, appetite stimulant). They kept him until he was transferred to Doc Andrew on Thursday. It was clear he may have been off of his food before Tuesday.

Doc did an ultrasound and a needle biopsy. The ultrasound didn't reveal anything but the enlarged liver. We got the biopsy results back today, but they were inconclusive. Grey is not eating or drinking now that he's home, either. There are lots of details, but the bottom line is we have a very sick boy and his condition has not been improving. I'm syringing small amounts of food and water at regular intervals and Grey is keeping that down but he just looks worse as the hours go by.

We have an appointment tomorrow morning with the doc. I'll let you know how things go. Please keep him in your thoughts.

46 comments:

  1. Oh no, poor Grey, I'm so sad to hear that he's sick... I'm sending good thoughts and vibes his way, in addition to keeping my fingers crossed. Much love and many hugs to you, Lisa, for dealing with such difficult circumstances.

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  2. We are sending healing purrs to Grey. We will be offline tomorrow but will check up on him as soon as we can. Even though we will not be able to visit Grey will be in our thoughts and purrs.

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  3. We are sending Grey all our love and best wishes that everything is OK. Hopefully the vet can find out what the matter is and your sweet boy will be on the mend.

    Warm thoughts and hugs,
    xo Catherine & Banjo

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  4. I may be Pagan Megan, but I pray for cats, and I'm sending up prayers for your sweet Gray right now. Give him lots of purrs and headbutts from me and my kids. And big (((HUGS))) to you, Lisa.

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  5. Purrs and Prayers for Grey! We hope they find out what's wrong and that he is better fast.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  6. Love and purrs from all of us (including our own little FIV+ boy, Leo) to you and Grey. We hope that he is feeling better very soon!

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  7. Poor boy. How do these little friends get sick so suddenly.

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  8. Poor Grey :( I've been reading up on enlarged livers since one of my cats, Piper, apparently has one (she's doing well right now though). She's on a prescription hard food (Hill's z/d, the kind without allergens) and a grain free soft food (Merrick's Before Grain). So far she's been eating more and doing a lot better.

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  9. Hugs to you all. Sending prayers, healing thoughts and purrs to Gray!!! Hope he feels beet soon!

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  10. That should be "better" not "beet"

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  11. I've always had a soft spot for Mister Grey and hoped that he'd find a furever home soon. Now I just pray that he recovers from his illness. He deserves to be healthy and loved.

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  12. So sorry to hear about Grey's health problems! I hope he recovers soon. We are sending hugs and purrs.

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  13. Poor Grey. Sending prayers and healing vibes his way.

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  14. Hang in there, Lisa! Best wishes to Gray. He's one lucky cat to be getting such good care!

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  15. Oh no! We will purr and purr and purr to help Grey. He is a beautiful boy and deserves all the purrs we can do.

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  16. We're sending much love and healing Light and purrs to Grey. Fingers and paws crossed that he will improve soon. (((Hugs))) and kitty kisses too.

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  17. I'm so sorry to hear about Grey, you all are in my prayers.

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  18. Oh no! Oh sweet and beautiful Grey! Me and Charlie are sending tons and tons and tons of healing purrs and hugs to Grey. We hope he gets better soon. We hope the vets diagnose his condition asap! Poor sweetie!

    Please be better Grey!

    Take care
    x

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  19. Oh my goodness, so sorry to hear that our sweet darling Grey isn't feeling well...we are praying and sending healing purrs for sweet Grey and will cross fingers and paws and hope and pray and wish that he feels better soon...and we're sending extra extra hugs to you as well, since we all know how difficult it is to see one of our furbabies not feel well...

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  20. Love and healing purrrs to Grey from Cagney and myself. He is such a sweet boy. Thank heavens he has such a vigilant and caring guardian as you, Lisa! Hugs to you. We will be thinking about you both today!

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  21. We will be purring for Grey! We think he is very lovely (and Zowie thinks he is very handsome). We hope he gets better soon!!

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  22. Lots of love and prayers for Grey. I'm so sorry. Good luck.

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  23. We're so sorry to hear this! We're sending many many purrs and good thoughts for Grey (and you too).

    XXX from Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha (and mom Katie)

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  24. I hope your boy starts to come around! We will be purring for him over at The Kitten Pile.

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  25. Poor sweet and beautiful boy! You and are both in my thoughts.

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  26. We are sending lots of purrs and tail wags for Grey.

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  27. Healing and happy purrs on the way for Grey!

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  28. Praying for Grey. Please let me know if there's anything I can do. So sorry about the flooding too.

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  29. Oh lordy! Poor Grey. What an awful week for you too. There seems to be a bit of a bout of this not eating/throwy uppy thing going on around the blogosphere. He must be sore with an enlarged liver too.

    We send Grey rumbly purrs and love to help him feel better and start eating. There's some hugs for you in there too.

    Whicky Wuudler
    & His Ape.

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  30. Jan's Funny Farmers let the CB know about Grey not being well.
    Me an mine brofurs and sisfurs are just purring fur him to get well.
    Come on and start eating again.
    Pleeze?
    Pleeze!
    Love & Purrs,
    KC

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  31. Sweet little Grey, feel better soon! We are sending healing purrs to you!

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  32. We are sending our best healing purrs for sweet Grey. Feel better soon, handsome Grey ...

    'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

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  33. Sending healing purrrss and purrrayers to Grey.

    Come on Grey, eat something.

    ppuurrrrrsss

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  34. We're purring for Grey and hope that he feels better soon....

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

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  35. Oh sweet Grey, I'm so very sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. My sisters and I all send you our best purrs. I sure hope you feel better.

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  36. I'm worried that no news is bad news. Please be well, Mister Grey. You are loved.

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  37. We are purring hard fur you Grey! Please get better soon.

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  38. This is not good news. I hope Grey can make a full recovery. COME ON GREY!!!!! You can do it guy!

    Our paws and fingers are crossed for you all.

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  39. Lisa, I am so sorry to read this about your sweet guy. I've been terribly remiss about keeping up and this was a sad surprise.

    I know that you're doing everything possible to find a resolution and keep him comfortable in the meantime.

    Lots and lots of positive energy coming your way at this difficult time. I'd love for you to give him a gentle hug around his sweet neck for me.

    xo

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  40. Grey and Lisa, we're thinking of you! Hope there is better news soon.

    xoxo
    Leslie, Dieter, and Meow Meow

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  41. Our friend Dash kitten suggested we come over, we're here to add our purrs to help the healing.

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  42. oh no!! any idea what may have gotten him sick, or is this just something that happens?

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  43. Oh honey..we are all chanting at the Casa for Grey and you guys....please keep us posted.


    Love Ya

    AP/J

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  44. You're in my thoughts and prayers. *Hugs* to you and Grey.

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  45. Poor Grey :( Hope he feels better!

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  46. Come on, Grey, you can eat a litle, right, buddy?

    Sending purrs and prayers for Grey to get better,

    Charlemagne and Tamar

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