Tuesday, August 10, 2010
the latest news

There is 'The Sweetster' himself, in April....! I wish I could tell you that there was something truly definitive, but...there isn't. The test just showed some inflammation and irritation....I've had to think hard about what the best thing to do for him at this point....So, they are starting a steroid today---putting it in his food, just as I would have to do. He had begun to eat a little bit in these past few days, but not enough....and the consensus is that he has some kind if inflammatory bowl disease. The Steroids can and hopefully will control that. The only way to pin all this down further would be exploratory surgery. I don't want to put him through that at this point in his life----it holds too many risks, I'm afraid. So......we'll see how he does. He is still being Hydrated and until he is more stable and eating and pooping more normally, he needs to stay there in the Hospital......I'm not going to say anymore right now.....Please keep praying for my dear dear sweetheart....and maybe a little prayer for me, too.....Below, a picture of hope........


More To Come.......


FURTHER UPDATE: 4:15pm Sweetie ate a little more today, and had a well formed poop....the first 'well formed' since he got there almost two weeks ag0-----Baby Steps but, this was on his own.....The Steroids won't kick in for a couple of days....So, this is some good news......!










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36 Comments:
had this to say:

I'm still praying for Sweetie, too, and you my friend!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 12:47:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

we are all constantly thinking of you and Sweetie
me and Siren and Isadora
I tried getting them to join hands with me but well - you know how cats are

hope you smile a bit at the image

I just posted about how steroids are helping Isadora with her chronic illness
I hope they do the same for Sweetie

Hugs dear friend

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 2:12:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Dear Naomi,
this is a hard time, for both you and Sweetie.
I must admit, a close friend like your own Cat(s)is something very special, for us who knows what such a close relationship really means.

I'm thinking about the two of you. You both deserves the very best and I really hope Sweetie will be back were he loves to be: With you.

hugs, sweet hopes,prayers and mieooows
Tor

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 2:46:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

You have both been on my mind a lot. I hope soon you will get better news and that he'll be on the road to recovery. Very scary when our pet kids are ill

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 3:22:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Keeping both of you in my thoughts...hang in there!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 3:48:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Glad to hear the update. I'll still wishing the best for both you and Sweetie, and you are both in my prayers and good thoughts. Continue to keep us posted, OK?

Love
Danny in Kentucky

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 4:34:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Thank Heaven for that! I'm keeping Sweetie in my thoughts, Naomi, and hoping he will soon be home with you.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 6:10:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

glad to hear Sweetie is responding. Keep a stif upper lip, and be very analytical about suggested therapies. Remember vets are IN BUSINESS--and don't forget to get second and even third opinions if necessary.

You two are in my thoughts 24/7.

the fat lady

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 6:23:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I'm so glad there's a little ray of light. I just said another prayer.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 6:27:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I was happy to see the update, but from someone who has been there, I hope you have given some thought to maybe putting an end to his suffering. It's tough but sometimes that's the best way to show your love.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 1:50:00 AM PDT 

Blogger Pat
had this to say:

That is good news Naomi and proves he is a fighter. My prayers for both of you will continue.
As we say in the family - God bless.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 3:18:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I pray that sweetie responds to the steriods and is home soon! our animals are like our children especially as we grow..umm.. older ..and I know how hard this has been on you.. I hope he's home soon!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 4:45:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Phew, I have been waiting for this update. So glad Sweetie is improving at least. Our pets being sick is just heartbreaking.
Minnie was having terrible gas problems-bad enough to set off the carbom monoxide detector. My vet said to switch foods.
I found Dick Van Patten's brand and it has really helped her digestion. I use his Green Pea and Chicken formula. It is a limited ingredient diet. Ask you vet if it might help IB.
Hope that darlin cat is soon home and feeling much better.You are both still in my prayers.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 5:13:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

let's hear it for well formed poop!!

love ya

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 7:21:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi dear Naomi,
I am glad to hear the update! I am still sending positive thoughts and praying for your dear Sweetie.
You both have been on my mind all day.
Hugs and Love.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 8:03:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

I am glad to hear about his improvements and hopefully he can soon be home with you. Give this time to see how he does. I have heard of several cats recently getting an illness that kills and have wondered if anybody is looking into whether some food might be contaminated. It makes me uneasy given my own two cats and the need to feed them something I buy and trust others to make safe.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 8:04:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Prayers and hugs aplenty for both of you. As you say, baby paw steps.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 12:29:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

all digits crossed for recovery :-)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 12:50:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

sending thoughts and prayers your way for your little guy! ( and you too!)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 1:35:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

What a gorgeous Sweetie and what a terrible time it is when a beloved pet is unwell. I'm glad there is an improvement and I pray Sweetie will have a full recovery. Look after yourself too..:)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 2:36:00 PM PDT 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Hi Naomi,
Long-time lurker here.
I came across your blog while looking for swimming pools and you had written about the pool at the Hilton I believe.

I happened to read your post for yesterday. It is so hard when a pet is ill. They are family. It makes one feel so helpless. I am thinking good thoughts for you and Sweetie.

Take care,
Laura

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 2:52:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hi Naomi. It's been a long, long time since I visited because I stopped blogging for quite awhile. But I'm trying it again, and am happy to see you are still blogging. Your Sweetie is a gorgeous kitty and lucky to have you to love him so much. Nice to see you again girl. I'll be back. xoxoxo

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 4:06:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Hey Naomi, with your latest update I'm sure it brought some cheers to you and to us too. We are thinking of you & Sweetie and I'm sure everything will be just fine.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 4:56:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I am sending postive vibes your way. I can only imagine how upset you must be - our pets are our family!..Joan

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 6:10:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

I've been keeping you and the little guy in my thoughts.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 6:12:00 PM PDT 

Blogger Ily
had this to say:

Well, if the steroids haven't kicked in yet and he's eating better and pooping normally, that IS a good sign and I'm happy to hear this!! I will continue to pray for you and your Sweetie, my friend. It breaks my heart to hear he's not with you, but I'm glad to know he's receiving the best care and attention at the hospital.

Please continue to keep us posted. Any good news is great news!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 7:41:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

It's got to be so draining on you to be so worried about him. I'm so sorry.

I'm glad he's shown some positive progress. I pray it continues and that the steroids will help him feel better enough to come home to your loving arms.

xo

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 10:16:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

STEROIDS! Sweetie will never be allowed to compete in the Kitty Olympics now! :-)
Seriously.... I was pleased to see your update on Sweetie's condition, even though nothing definite has been determined. Good to know that there has been some improvement in his inner plumbing. Keeping fingers crossed.... he'll soon be home with his mama!

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 5:27:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Your last update is good news (did you ever imagine you would be happy and hopeful because of poop?).
I will keep my fingers crossed for a speedy and full recovery.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 8:06:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

So glad to know you love him so much.. i have tears running down my face thinking of you losing your best friend.. He is so sweet looking in that photo you have of him.. They are so well mannered and its hard to let them go when its time but it sounds like its not his time and i am happy to hear that. I hope he comes home soon and you can keep him until he's a ripe old age and ready to be gone from this world..

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 10:15:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Baby steps, but that is good news. I'll be thinking of both you and him.

I adore cats and have 2 of my own (in fact one is curled at my feet right now).

Your cat is gorgeous, but I'm sure he knows that :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 11:40:00 AM PDT 

had this to say:

Oh Naomi, I'm glad to see the update. I sure hope and pray he gets to come home and gets okay again. I was wondering how old is Sweetie?

I'm hoping for the best Naomi!
Love and hugs dear lady. Hang in there!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 2:33:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

So glad to read this update on your beautiful baby! Continuing prayers for you and him both

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 7:43:00 PM PDT 

Blogger srp
had this to say:

My Miss Chloe had inflammatory bowel disease many years ago and they gave her one steroid shot and said it might last for 8 weeks..... it is now at least 12 years later and she is getting cranky from her age (17), but still eating ok and not losing weight. Hoping Sweetie gets feeling much better.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 9:19:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Still thinking of you and Sweetie Naomi, I just can't get the internet very often at the moment.

Glad to hear the news is slightly better.

Just know I'm thinking about you even though I'm not around so much. XXXXXXX

Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 8:59:00 PM PDT 

had this to say:

Naomi, wish you would post just a "hello" so we will know you and your kitty are both all right. It has been a long time since you posted xoxoxo

Thursday, December 23, 2010 at 2:04:00 PM PST 

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