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August 18, 2010

Please Purr and Pray for Maggie (updated 08/19 @ 9:51pm)


Please purr and pray for our own beautiful and silly tabby cat Maggie (that's her on the bottom left of our blog header), one of the three kitties who own us people at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life (i.e. she is NOT a PAWS shelter cat).

Poor Maggie is pretty sick ... she's been throwing up quite a bit and not eating for the last three days (which is totally out of character for our girl, who is normally a member of the "clean bowl club"). She has to stay over at the vet hospital tonight, and her doctors -- please purr and pray for them, too -- are hard at work to figure out what's ailing her. Tracey and I (and her kitty brothers Sammy and Moose) love Maggie so much, and are worried sick to see her this way. :(

- Maggie's dad Kevin (aka "meowmeowmans")

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*** UPDATE 08/19/10 10:30 AM ***

Thank you all for your positive thoughts, purrs and prayers ... please keep them coming. Your friendship and messages are great sources of encouragement and comfort to us, and we are truly grateful. :)

This morning, we received an encouraging update from the vet, who said that Maggie did fine with the IV drip … did not throw up all day yesterday or overnight … ate (a little) wet food … pooped and peed ... and does NOT have any obstructions in her digestive tract. Her test results are showing mostly good things … no parasites in her stool sample, liver values are okay, and she is negative for pancreatitis. Her CBC *does* show some mild changes, and according to the vet, this is where they sometimes see problems from thyroid meds (Maggie recently started taking methimazole for hyperthyroidism). The vet will be speaking with a consultant today about this. And if Maggie’s eating does not improve, the vet is going to give her an intravenous Valium, which should help her appetite.

We will get another update later today, and are hopeful that we can bring her home. We will keep you posted with any updates. Thanks again. :)

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*** UPDATE 08/19/10 @ 9:51 PM ***

Please keep purring and praying. The vet felt it was best if Maggie remained there for at least one more night. At this point, the biggest concern is that she still isn’t showing a lot of interest in food. Not even when her mom (Tracey) showed up after work with some tuna and chicken! They’ve given her another appetite stimulant, and the hope is that she’ll eat overnight, when the hustle and bustle of the vet hospital has subsided for the day. We certainly hope she gets her appetite back soon, because not eating can lead to a whole lot of other secondary health issues. And there is even talk of a temporary feeding tube if this continues ... we don’t want that to happen. What we DO want is to have Maggie all better and back at home where she belongs. We miss her dearly.

Thank you, everyone.

Kevin and Tracey, and Maggie’s brofurs Sammy and Moosey

70 comments:

Chrissykat said...

Thinking about Maggie...and you.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Poor Maggie! I hope this is nothing too serious!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Purrs and purrayers fur Maggie and da vets, sure hope dey figger dis out and fix it fast.

The Monkeys said...

We are sending big purrs to Maggie that she is fine! Big purrs to her humans too!

Life with 5 dogs said...

We will keeps our fingers crossed for Maggie and hope she is fine.
Her family will be in our thoughts and prayers

Everycat said...

Aha! Here's the post. Now Maggie, we are sending you some hard core rumbly purrs to help you get well. We hope the vet can sort out what is wrong with you and fix it up fast. Get well very soon Maggie.

♥ Sallie said...

Sending good thoughts your way.

Hugs

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh we are sad that Maggie is sick - we are sending her lots of purrs and prayers, and I added her to a post today on the blog to ask everyone to purr and woof for her! We hope she will be ok!

Brian said...

My sisters and I are all purring for sweet Maggie!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hope her vet can find what is wrong with Maggie so she can get better. We left a comment on the CB.

Alley Cats and Angels of North Carolina said...

Lots of prayers for Maggie. I hope they can find out what's wrong.

I love just her expression in the picture.

Marg said...

We are sending you lots and lots of purrs and prayers Maggie. Gosh we sure hope those good vets can fix you up. And big hugs to the hoooomans too. It is so hard to have one that is sick. Please give us an update. Take care.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending healing purrrrsss and purrrayers to Maggie and her beans. We hope the V*T figures out what is wrong with you soonest.

The Island Cats said...

We are purring for Maggie and we hope the v-e-t can find out what is ailing her and make her better.

webbthistle said...

Awwww. Many, many purrrrrs and prrrayers coming from our house to darling Maggie. And blessings on the v-e-ts, that they may discern what is going on and heal Maggie!

Kea said...

We are sending purrs and prayers and hoping for a diagnosis + simple treatment. Paws crossed Maggie will be well. Much healing Light to her and to all.

Cat said...

Sweet Maggie, my kitties are all purring hard for her, and I send along all my good wishes that she has a speedy recovery!

Ikaika said...

Big purrs for Maggie! We hope the vet finds what's ailing you and you have a quick recovery.

Daisy said...

Feel better soon, Maggie! Harley and I are purring our best for you!

Jana said...

We are purring and praying for beautiful Maggie, and all those who are working to find the cause and cure of her ailment.
~Jana, Casper and Angel~

Junior and Orion said...

We are sending out tons of purrs for Maggie!!!

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We are goin' to keeps our purrs on oevfur time fur da purrty Maggie. We are so soree dats she iz nots feline' well.
Kissez,
Dr Tweety, Iris, Maximillian, Delilah, & Auntie Stinkie

Furkidsmom said...

Loud purrs and prayers on the way for Maggie.
We hope she's feeling better by now.


Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are purring and purraying big time for you Maggie ... we hope the doctors find out what is ailing you and that you start eating again, sweetie!
Hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh Maggie and Maggie's mama...we here are purring extra extra hard and praying for you too.

Your doctors will do all they can to fix what's wrong darling. Many pets and kisses to you from me and mommy ans we won;t forget to purr and pray for you. AND for your momma and the Vets.

Cara n Crew said...

Lots of purrs and prayers heading your way from us, too.

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Pibble said...

Definitely sending hugs and gentle barks your way, guys.

The Chair Speaks said...

Poor Maggie. Sending lots of get-well-soon purrs!

TK and Squashies said...

We are sending all our best get-better purrs Maggie! Please get better soon!

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

We are crossing paws and PURRaying fur her as really hard as we can.

Doodle Bean said...

Best wishes for you and Maggie. It's always such a worry when a furball is sick.

Cory said...

Sending lots of healing purrs to Maggie!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are sending BIG rumbly healing purrs to beautiful Maggie, so she will get well quickly.

Cat with a Garden said...

Sweet Maggie, we are sending our best healing purrs your way. We hope the doctors soon find what's worrying your stomach and that it's nothing serious. Be well, Sweetie!
Purrs, Siena & Chilli

havetailwillwag said...

sending positive energy!! get well soon maggie

Forever Foster said...

Dear Maggie, we are sending you lots of love and purrs and healthy feelings. Get better!

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so sorry to hear this. We will send our best purrayers right away. Please keep us posted. :nosetaps

ilona said...

Hugs and whisker wishes for Maggie. She is in the best hands.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We will purr hard. This is like what Cheysuli has had.

Everycat said...

Thanks for the update. This is good news and we hope that the vet can work out a tretament that sorts this out.

Now Maggie, please eat up your fuuds so you can come home, your humans miss you.

Rumbly healing purrs

Whicky Wuudler
& Family

Admiral Hestorb said...

Maggie and Kevin we came straight here to see how you passed the night and it's looking good. There are so many purrs and prayers for both of you and all kitties everywhere that need them, that you are bound to get all better.

Eat your breakfast and supper darling Maggie and be a good good girl.

Nosetaps and soft headbonks to both of you.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so sorry that Maggie is sick and is staying with the v-e-t. We hope they soon discover what the problem is and put her on the right course of treatment and get her on the mend.
Genntle hugs and wet nose kisses Hannah & Lucy
xx xx

AFSS said...

We are purring for Maggie. We hopes it is nothing serious and she can come home soon.

Random Felines said...

Hugs to Maggie and her mom. We will be sending you positive thoughts and purrs!

ABBY said...

Maggie we are sending you all the healing purrs of 5 meagpurrers....feel better soon.

purrin
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx,Gracie

The Whiskeratti said...

Yeaaa!!! We just checked back to see if there was anything new. We're glad to see there's improvement. :head bonks

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We're looking forward to her coming home and doing better.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

loving purrs and gentle headbonks to you all!!

thanks for keeping us updated!

Pibble said...

Thanks for the update - I've been thinking about Maggie all day but I couldn't check at work. I'm glad it was a positive report from the vet!

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for the update. We continue to purr for Maggie and we hope she is feeling better soon.

Junior and Orion said...

We are still purring for Maggie!!!!!!!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Thinking and purrrring for Maggie!!! We hope she comes home soon!!
HUGGGGGSSSSS,
Your TX furiends,

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are purring hard. We know what that is like to have a kitty not eating.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Maggie, Maggie, Maggie. Get it together, OK? Turning your nose up at TUNA!

Sending some hungry purrrrss and healing purrrayers.

ppuurrrrrrrr

Kea said...

Continued purrs and healing Light from us; we hope Maggie has started to eat. Paws crossed all will be well!!

(((Hugs))) and kitty kisses.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are still purring for Maggie and hope she will be home soon.

Everycat said...

Now Maggie, everyone needs you to eat, because they all want you to be well and home again with your family. To this end I present you with...

*rummages in tatty grocery bag*...

1 Large Tiger Prawn
1 Freshly Roasted Chicken Leg
1 Newly caught English Mole (alive)
1 bowl of chopped up Lamb's Liver
and 1 saucer of steamed Scottish Wild Salmon with fresh double cream.

Get nomming little Maggie. I will be back to collect the EMPTY plates later ;)

Rumbly purrs and love to you and your humans

Whicky Wuudler

Brian said...

My sisters and I are purring for sweet Miss Maggie, come on sweetie, you can do it, have something to eat!

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

We are sending lots of purrSSSSS!

Noll's Nip said...

Purring for you pretty face Maggie. Eat your nommies purrty please. We wants you better!

Huffle Mawson said...

All my paws are crossed for Maggie!

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring and praying for Maggie. Maggie, EAT! There's too much of this "not eating" thing going around.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

pbgmomof5 said...

We're purraying for you Maggie!

Love from

Petey, Jack, Spunky, Tabitha & Madison LaRue
The Califurrrrrnia5 & Momma too

Patti said...

Like Mrs. Claus told Santa in Rudolph, "Eat, Maggie (Santa), EAT!!!" Sending lots of wishes that she is back home soon!

AFSS said...

We are sending more healing purrs to Maggie. Hope she starts eating soon.

The Island Cats said...

C'mon, Maggie! You gotta eat!! We're purring for you!

TK and Squashies said...

We are purring for sweet Maggie! Please eat purrty girl you needs your strengfs!

ZOOLATRY said...

We join in the purrs for your sweet girl... may she soon be back as a full time member of the "clean bowl club".

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Hope there is better news today.

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Sending you all kinds of good kitty wishes and purr vibrations. It's so hard when our sweethearts are sick.