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February 10, 2013

A Visit with Sammy

Can we go home now?  Please?
Tracey and I had a nice visit with Sammy at the emergency veterinary hospital today.  Overall, he seemed pretty alert and active, and it made us happy to watch him eat (KD, with pieces of real chick-hen mixed in!) with his normal enthusiasm.  Of course he got lots of hugs, pets, scritches, snuggles and smooches, too. :)

Nom nom nom...
The vet says Sammy is tolerating the fluid therapy well, his kidney levels are stable.  His blood work looks okay so far, but they will test it again tomorrow (they want to make sure they get accurate readings as he's getting more and more hydrated).  We plan to visit him again tomorrow, and he'll also be having his ultrasound done.  Please purr and pray that the results are "good."

Thank you, everyone.  We appreciate you all so much!

Hugs and headbonks,

Dad Kevin, Mom Tracey and Moosey

48 comments:

Quill and Greyson said...

Glad you're eating! Being dehydrated makes you feel really cruddy! When Finny would get that way she didn't want to eat either.

Hugs to you!!

Meg

Beth said...

Praying for Sammy. It is so hard when they are sick!!!

Chrissykat said...

I've been thinking about Sammy all day. I'm glad you were able to visit & shower him with lots of hugs & kisses. Stable kidney levels & eating with enthusiasm are huge...very happy to read that. Wishing you the best results with the ultrasound. Will be keeping sweet Sammy in my thoughts.

AnnStaub said...

I've been so busy this weekend I hadn't heard about sweet Sammy yet... Hope he gets to feeling better soon! I'll keep him in my thoughts.

Random Felines said...

Poor Sammy - nothing like being held hostage at the v-e-t...... we hope you get a good report tomorrow and can go home - purrs to all of you

Katnip Lounge said...

We'll be crossing our paws that Sammy gets the "all clear" tomorrow and can come home! The fact he's eating and alert is great, 'specially since he's a Senior.

Mr Puddy said...

Sammy ! So Far So Good !!! Keep it up !
I paws crossed and purrs lots for your results. All good only ! and come home so soon !!!
((( Hugs ))))

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I am continuing to purr lots for Sammy!

Buckwheat Snapp said...

Eat Dood Eat! We want you to get better soon. Get outta that hospital, I hate those places.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Sweet boy, you keep up the nomming and keep getting better!!

Everycat said...

Aaah Sammy! we are pleased to see that you are doing well at the v-e-t. We know it's not much fun but you are getting chick-hen! We hope that the ultrasound reveals only good things and your kidneys stay stable.

Sending you lots of love and rumbly purrs with hugs for Tracy & Kevin

Gerry, Mungo & The Ape xx

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We're so happy Sammy is eating again. We'll be purring that his blood test results and ultrasound will be good!

Dad Kevin, Mom Tracey, Moosey, Sammy - we are keeping all of you in our prayers!

Old Kitty said...

Awwww sweet Sammy!! You are doing ever so well!! Keep eating and please keep getting better! We hope hope hope you get to return home soon! Take care
x

Cats Herd You said...

Keep eating the good stuff, Sammy! We're glad you're doing well at the vet, and we hope you pass all their tests with flying colors. Hopefully the hydration will perk you up and you'll be back home soon.

The Island Cats said...

We continue to purr for Sammy and hope his bloods come back good. We hope he can go home today.

Sandra said...

This is good news. An eating cat is usually a good sign. Sending more purrs for the tests to be ok. Purr, purr, purr, purr, purr...

pibble said...

We're so happy to hear that Sammy is eating! Please give him pets from us. We're sending whispered barks (we can't purr) and good vibes his way!

Cherry City Kitties said...

purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr (you get the idea...)
Harry, Dexter and Tipp

Marg said...

Oh Sammy, we are so glad you are eating. That is a good sign. We are sending tons of purrs that the test will turn out with good news. Sammy, you sure are in our thoughts.

Anonymous said...

Keep on nomming, Sammy, and drink your water! That will get you home to your family sooner!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

it must be so hard leaving him there ~ hope he can come home soon.
Will keep on purring for.

Love Milo, Alfie and our mom xxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We don't know how we missed your post yesterday about Sammy - we'll have to put the bitey on Mum later! We are so pleased to hear he is going on OK with his treatment and are purring for good results from the ultrasound.
Luv Hannah and Lucy + Mum Sue xx xx xx

Fenris and Family said...

Sending healing purrs and pawsitive vibes to Sammy we has our paws crossed that all the results are good.

wildcatwoods said...

You look good. Dehydration makes you feel very sick so fluids is good. Maybe you can get them more often and make you feel better.

cats of wildcat woods

The Misadventures Of Me said...

The Mom just let out a sigh of relief. She says she knows all too well with what Sammy is going through (our TT had kidney issues). Keep eattin Sammy!

Mariodacat said...

We have lots of purrs and purrayers coming your way. He is such a handsome boy too. We hope he gets all better real soon.

Fuzzy Tales said...

Continued purrs and purrayers to him. We hope he's home SOON...He looks so sad in the first photo, poor sweetie.

LP said...

That's good news that Sammy is interested in food again.We hope he will be able to come home today and that he feels better all around. Sammy has such a sweet face :) We are still sending you our love and lots of hugs.

the critters in the cottage xo

GLOGIRLY said...

That's all very positive and hopeful news. We're sending big, huge purrs your way! Get better, sweet Sammy.
xoxo,
Glogirly & Katie

Unknown said...

I am keeping Sammy in my thoughts and prayers.
*Cairn cuddles* Oz

www.shelter-cats.com said...

So glad he's eating and getting hydrated. I know your visits are good medicine. Hope Sammy's OK and home soon.

Love,
Maggie

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

we are purring and praying with all of our might!!!!!!!!!

WildCat said...

Keep getting better Sammy, purr, purr

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood sammy...sendin de blessings oh St Francis yur way; we iz knot a loud ta play on line on de week oh endz...sew we haz putted R purr motorz inta speed sooper sonic drive N we will send purrayers yur way two...eat...N drink... like itz mew yeers day...we hope de fluid theapeez werks N we hope by de time ya seez thiz ya iz home N enjoyin a garfeild mewvie on de tee and vee...

XOXOXO

frum de hole oh trout

da tabbies o trout towne said...

pea ess..tell moosey ta look at this link

http://www.lifewithcats.tv/2011/09/26/music-therapy-helps-soothe-animals-and-humans-alike-2/

itz knot gonna "cure" sammy but it will help sew him iz knot az stressed

:)

XOXO

Angel Ginger Jasper said...

Glad it is good news so far. I am purring my loudest.. Hugs GJ xx

catsynth said...

Poor Sammy! Definitely looks like he wants to go home in that first picture. Glad to hear that he is eating and getting stable. Hopefully the results are good and he can come home sending. Continuing to send healthy thoughts, vibes and purrs!

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh! We just realized you've been sick. We're so sorry, dear furriend. You have our best purrayers to get better very quickly. Pawhugs!

JC said...

I hope he improves and can come home soon.

My old Purr Gang lived to be 17, 19 and 21. Their furs need help at that age .. I know that look.

Many purrs going your way and may he come home soon,

JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Jans Funny Farm said...

It's such a helpless feeling to have a sick furry. We're glad Sammy is responding well. Hope he continues to do better so he can come home soon.

Brian said...

We are all purring and praying like crazy for dear Sammy.

Avalon's Garden and Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats said...

Oh dearz we jus heard da newz....^..^ we furry sad to hear Sammy haz not been feelin well :( we glad that he seemz to be getting better :)
We send loud purrayerz to Cieling Cat to makez Sammy better furry quickly and sending Soft purrs & kissiez to Sammy and all ov hiz family.

Hurry home Sammy!efurryone missez you sooooo much! ♥♥♥xoxoxo ^..^ x6 +1 :) ♥♥xoxo

Stacy Hurt said...

Sending loving purrs that your Sammy is doing better & resting at home.

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Clooney said...

What a sweet little pumpkin he is. We are sending our biggest purrs Sammy's way for him to keep eating, for the results of his ultrasound to be good and for him to be home with you ASAP. Purrs to you all.

Cathy Keisha said...

Double purring for Sammy. He looks kinda rough there. PURRRRRRRRZ! C'mon Sammy, we know you have another few good years left in you. You can even come with him and my dates to the V-Day Ball, if you get better.

Just Ducky said...

Thanks for the update, we are still sending purrs.

Unknown said...

We is purraying extra specially hard for Sammy! Me, Kozmo and the hairy slobbery sisters is happy he is doing better
Kisses
Nellie

Katie Isabella said...

Praying for you Sammy, you dearest boy. XXXOOOO