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Thursday, December 01, 2011

DMM is feeling very poorly



UPDATE: As of Friday, DMM's v-e-t has reported that her gums have changed from "angry red" to a healthier "pink". She's responding well to the IV fluids, has eaten some of her food, has been given an antibiotic drip into her fluids, and has faithfully used her litterbox. Since the IV fluids have helped, I have agreed to let her stay at the v-e-t through the weekend and I'll pick up my expensive little patient on Monday afternoon.

Thank you for all the purrs and purrayers. Everything the blogosphere and FB have done for my Baby Girl has helped her to get better.

Jessica



DMM and the Feline Americans' mom here ...
DaisyMae is at the v-e-t and the news was not good ... Her teeth are covered in tartar and they won't give her anesthesia to do dental work because of her age (she's nearly 18) and her current health. She's lost a considerable amount of weight, is dehydrated, and is suffering from both kidney and liver failure. The protein level in her urine and bloodwork weren't favorable at the start.

She's been given IV fluids and a B-12 shot to help to stimulate her appetite. She has eaten a little bit of the food that they have her and has used her litter box. The v-e-t called twice in the last half hour to say that she's eaten more and is resting comfortably. The v-e-t is guarded in DaisyMae's case and doesn't want to provide false hope.

Earlier news from Grandma was that DMM won't make it to Christmas, but I want to give her at least until Saturday to let the IV fluids work for her. I'm selfishly not ready to give her up. She is, after all, my baby girl and the closest friend I have had in a very long time.

Facebook friends have been providing advice, positive karmic thoughts, virtual hugs, and compassionate support. I have said many times that the cat blogosphere is incredibly powerful. Please continue the purrs and purrayers for my Baby Girl so that I can love her for more time.

Charmee and Sparky Fuzzypants have been very subdued since I got home from work. I do believe that they understand the pink p-t-u and are searching for DaisyMae Maus. It's disquieting to watch them skulk about with their bellies on the floor ... They look rather haunted.

Thank you for reading.

Also, big thanks to NTM ... Mo aka Not the Mama ... for making this lovely graphic for my DaisyMae Maus

Gratefully,
Jessica

77 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending our loudest purrs, prayers, hugs and head bumps to DMM and all the family.

Cat said...

So very sorry to hear this news, we are sending our best healing purrs to DaisyMae!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

This sounds guardedly promising. We will keep our motors going for her!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Jan left you a message on FB but you probably don't know who she is without us. We're all purring and woofing for DMM. We posted Mo's graphic on our blog earlier. We're hoping for the best.

Karen said...

Still hopping you have alot more time with her .

The Fuzz Factory said...

ben's got the purring and the reiki going.

during his recent nap, he was meowing softly and his mighty whiskers were twitching. i'm sure he was telling DasiyMae to hold on so the fluids can do their magic.

ML, KC & Kitties said...

We's sending lots of purrs to sweet DMM. Hopefully she will rally and haf lots more time wif you.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We just read on the CB at DMM and wanted to come over and give love and purrs to try and help.

Milo and Alfie xx

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're so sorry to read this news. We're sending our loudest purrs and sending up purrayers for her Highest Good.

(((Hugs))) and kitty kisses.

Huffle Mawson said...

Teddy and I send our best purrs for Miss DMM.

Everycat said...

Daisy Mae, we are sending you huge, rumbly purrs and much love to help you feel better. It's hard being an older puss cat, but you have a great Mom who loves you and will get you the best of care.

Gerry & Oliver

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending our strongest purrs to help DMM feel better. Gentle headbutts to all of you.

Brian said...

My sisters and I send you all many, many purrs, prayers and hugs. I am so very sorry to hear that sad news.

Madness, Trouble, Squish and Milkbone said...

We are very sad to hear that DMM is feeling poorly. We send lots of hugs and purrs.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are purring hard for DMM and you all. It is so sad when a furry is sick and at the vet office.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

We sure are sending tons and tons of purrs to you DMM. We hope those fluids and that B12 shot works for you. We think it will work. Maybe fluids once a week will work for you.We are going to instruct our donkeys to cross their hooves for you and sometimes that does help. Hang in there DMM. Hugs to the mom too.

Millie said...

I've got my purr-er on overdrive for my friend Daisy Mae and all the rest of the Feline Americans. Mom's sending positive vibes your way too!
Smootchies,

Mo said...

We've got 7 PURRS going on here for DaisyMae Maus here at Purrchance To Dream, and I'm thinking of you, my friend. Let me know if I can do anything. Besides sending virtual hugs and prayers, you already are getting those!
Love you.
Mo

Punapippuri said...

Major purrs to you. YOu'll know what's right to do.....xxx

FURKIDSMOM said...

We'll ramp up the purr machines for DMM! We're purring and praying for you too. We know how difficult this is for you.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Random Felines said...

We are purring hard.....there are now easy answers for our old kids - you can only make the best decisions you can....

Bellen said...

Good luck to DaisyMae. I hope she recovers and is able to spend as much time as possible with you.

The Meezers or Billy said...

oh DaisyMae honey, we are sending many many purrrss for you. We love you!!! and {{HUGS}} to your mom

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

We had to take our 20 year old Chica to the vet for fluids for 3 days a few months ago and she rallied and has been stable since. Sending purrs to DMM that she comes thru this and is around for some time to come!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and purrayers for you DaisyMae!! We will keep you and your family in our prayers!!
((((((HUGGGGGSSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

Forty Paws said...

Sending you purrs and purrayers and many hugs during this difficult time.

Luf, Us and Maw

William said...

Don't give up hope! The fluids and vitamin B should help tremendously--that always helped my old sis Sophie. Purrs to you!

jenianddean said...

We're sending lots of get-well purrs!
--Jasper

The Crew said...

Please tell DMM we're sending love and our best purrs for her to feel better.

meowmeowmans said...

We are purring and praying real hard for you, Daisy Mae Maus!

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Jessica, we are sending our strongest purrs and purrayers to DMM to help her through this tough time. The CB is a powerful and wonderful place for us kitties in both good times and bad. Our Momma Jan knows how wonderful FB friends can be too ... even though so many of both yours and hers have never met in person it doesn't matter, there is the love and care there between them.

Love, hugs, purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

ABBY said...

Daisy Mae
We are all purring very hard for you and we will keep purring until you come back home and are feeling much better.
We also send purrs to your Mom because we know her heart is heavy with worry.
We hope your Mom can update us all as soon as she knows of your improvement, because we believe you will....

whisker kisses and hugs
Abby
Boo
Ping
Jinx
Gracie
& Mom Debra

ZOOLATRY said...

Having known you for a long, long time, this news truly makes our hearts sad. But we are purring and praying for a turn-around for DMM, she is a trooper and deserves another Christmas together with her loving family. Blessings to all of you.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're sending our bestest loudest purrrrrrrrrss to DMM.

ppuurrrrrrrrr

Max said...

We got paws crossed here...pulling really hard for DMM...

Jenna and Sissy said...

Purrs and prayers for you, Daisy Mae. We are so sorry to hear another kitty is ailing...there have been so many. Our beloved Tabitha lived for 20 years. We hope you have more time with your human.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are sending big purrs and as much positive vibes as we can!! We hope Daisy Mae will feel better.
We are also sending you purrs as you care for this sweet kitty!!
Purrs Tillie & Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure & JJ

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

We are sending healing purrs to Miss Daisymae. And comforting purrs to her mom and fur friends.

Laura and Taffy

China Cat said...

Oh, Willow and I are so sorry to hear about the lovely DaisyMae. We are sending over our very strongest healing purrs.

Purrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Deborah said...

Darling Millie told us about Daisy. We are purring and praying from California.
Love,
Rusty and Deborah

Camie's Kitties said...

Miss J, we are purring for DMM (and also for you). We know how hard it is to have someone you love in pain. We are purring that the vets will be able to give you the time you need with her. Above all, she knows how much you love her.

Hugs and purrs,

Cody, Gracie (and our mom - Tara)

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We are so sorry to hear that Daisy Mae is so ill. We will send purrs to our old friend and know that Angel Auntie Stinkie will sit by the side of her old friend and hold her paw.
You will know when the right time comes to give Grace. It doesn't make it any easier, so we'll hold the Light for your strength.
Love,
Dr Tweety and da Fab Five

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Jessica...I am ever so sad to read all of this...bring your baby girl home as soon as you can because each moment at this stage is precious for you both. I could not bare to even go to church on Sundays for fear I would miss out the time with my sweet Miss Peach.
Make her days count but do not count her days!
I know we do not visit much but we are always on top of the mews in the cb...we send you love and strength from the cozy cottage

Team Tabby said...

The five of us and our mom are sending hugs and prayers to mom Jessica and DaisyMae. We are hoping you have more time together yet.

Mindy
Moe
BonBon
Cookie
Mike
mom, Nina

Frostin said...

We're all purring and purraying that Daisy will pull through and be with you for Christmases to come.

Frostin's Court

Galletta said...

We is purring and purraying for you and Daisy. Luv Galletta and the other Catsle Cats and beans.

Fin said...

Healing purrs to you and your family.

The Devil Dog said...

Lucky and I are sending our healing pug snorts your way. Mom is sending her prayers as well.

Roxy & Lucky

Percy the Cat said...

We're sending lots of purrs!

3 kats and a kwiltr said...

DMM and family,
We is purraying for DMM and hope that she bounces back from this latest difficulty. We know that the power of the CB is amazing and will be watching to see how it all works out.
Snuggles,
Taz, Runt, and Charles in Illinois

TK and Squashies said...

Me is so sad to hears that Daisy Mae Maus is not doing gud. Me purrs fur her comfurt and the comfurts of her fambily.

The Furry Bambinos said...

Sending love and healing purrs your way. We know how hard this is for you.

Purrs,
Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky

Nikita and Elvira said...

Dear Daisy:

Yo, Woman!

Hang in there, & get better, because you still gots 2 more years before the Big 20, & you can't head off to The Bridge before at least THEN, now can U?

Purrs, & Purrayers, for a full recovery!

The Lee County Clowder said...

SO glad to hear that DMM is making progress. Still purrrrrrrrring for her and all of you.

Marg said...

So glad to hear that DMM is doing a tiny bit better. It is so exciting when they start to get better. We are still sending tons of purrs to her in hopes she will get all better really soon. Take care.

Daisy said...

Oh DMM, I am glad you are doing a little bit better. Harley and I are keeping you in our thoughts and purrs.

ML, KC & Kitties said...

Yay tha purrs are working!
We's so glad you's doing even a little bit better!
Love & More Purrs,
KC

China Cat said...

Yay, Willow and I are so glad that all the purrs are helping. We'll continue sending strong healing purrs over to you and hope you get to go home tomorrow!

Purrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

We are so glad to hear the DaisyMae is doing a little better! We will continue to send purrs to her and her family.

Laura and Taffy

Everycat said...

Daisy Mae, we are happy to read the update, we hope you continue to respond well to the treatments and we know you are looking forward to coming home to your Mum!

Keep getting better gal

Rumbly purrs and luff
Oliver & Gerry

Mark's Mews said...

We are keepin the purrs goin all day long...

Mr. Hendrix said...

Welcome home Daisy Mae Maus! We are so so glad you're home and recovering with your mommy.
purrrrrrrrrrrrs and purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs are still coming your way for a 100% all better soon.

(((hugs))) to you dear friend

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. Purrrrrrring that DMM is getting better as we purrrrrr.

Katie and Da Katz said...

oh Hooray fur Purrz!

Weze purr dat uze gets to be twenty yearz oldz and more!

lots of luv to Daisy.

Katie and alla da Katz

The Meezers or Billy said...

stopping by to check on DMM. we love you!

ZOOLATRY said...

Hoping you are getting better with each new day ... purrs, and prayers.

Clooney said...

Dear DaisyMae Maus,

We are sending you our biggest purrs and prayers that you will keep feeling better and that your appetite will keep getting better. Good thoughts of recovery to you.

Camp Stanhope Happenings said...

Hope you made it home and progressing to better health!

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, daisy mae!! we haf been purrin' an' purrayin' all along, an' are glad to read that you is perkin' up. we's sendin' lovin' gentle headbonks to speed you on yer way to recovery!!

love from alla the meowers in missouri, an' from meower mom & dad--an' even the dbd!

Eric and Flynn said...

Just checking in and sending more purrs. We hope you are continuing to improve.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. Purrrrrrrrring that no noos is good noos.

Noll's Nip said...

Hope you continue to feel better!

THE ZOO said...

Daisy Mae were glad to hear your gums are looking better. we hope you get better quickly.

Tigger, Munchkin, Jigsaw, Patches, Bobbie and Lil' Miss Fuzz said...

We are purring very hard for Daisy Mae to get well, and looking forward to good news.

Everycat said...

We just dropped by to see how Daisy Mae was doing? We hope she is doing better now and feeling better too.

Luff & Rumbly Purrs
Oliver & Gerry

Mark's Mews said...

Hoping you are doing OK!!!

ML, KC & Kitties said...

We just stopped by to see iffen there was any updates on sweet Daisy Mae.
Hopefully no noos is good noos.
Love & Purrs,
KC