Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sad & disappointed

Ok, I know it's been forever since I posted & forever since I posted before that & I am sorry but the last couple of years have been miserable.

I had a request a couple of weeks ago that I do a post & I knew Oreo had a vet appointment coming up so I decided to wait so I could do it about that. Well, I took him to the vet on Tuesday. His urine was not right, his heart rate was too high & he has developed a slight murmur, he has lost 3 pounds (he only weighed 8 to begin with). Now, we knew he had been acting funny & that he had lost weight over the last few months but didn't realize how much, he's always been so little anyway. He's still eating but not like he used to, very little in fact.

They called yesterday with his bloodwork results & his kidney's are failing & he's anemic because of that. They put him on some meds & some special food, which he seems to like, & said he would like to see a change for the better in about a week. I assume we will have to take him in at that time for more bloodwork. The vet told me that he's seen some cats take to the meds & the food very well & live for another year or a year & a half, but he's also seen some that it didn't help at all. I am, obviously, very worried about him, & I would appreciate any & all prayers for him.

I promise to keep you updated as I know anything & I also promise that when things calm down I will explain to you all the reasons I stopped blogging. That's the sad part of my title, the disappointed part is this, I had 145-150 emails where someone had left comments on my blog & this happened yesterday, a day when I really needed the encouragement, I thought God had put it on someone's heart to start a comment capaign to get me started again. :) Turns out, I got spammed!!! I only checked about 5 of those emails before I just deleted them all so if you left a comment that's why I didn't see it.

Thank you to those of you who still ask after us, who still care. You are few but very appreciated. I will post again soon.

72 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh Oreo, we is sorry yoo is sickly, we'z been purring dat yoo would update so we could know yoo were okay...we'z gonna be purring and purraying fur yoo and fur yoor momma too!

Derby said...

Purrs for Oreo and your beans too! I miss hearing from you and glad for the update. I hope the medicine and food helps you.

ML said...

Hi, Oreo and Oreo's Mommy. We haf missed you so much.
We's at the Purrs & Purrayers Circle and Derby told us tha noos.
We's sending lots and lots of purrs fur Oreo.
Love,
KC

THE ZOO said...

Hi. we have sum experience with this. our stevie lost a bunch of weight and turned his head sideways. he went from 14 to 5 pounds. turns out it was his ears. Gussie had a heart murmur. it caused all sorts of kidney issues and was on meds for several years. it never interfered with his quality of life.
we are sending purrs and prayers your way.

A Few Good Cats said...

We're glad to hear from you again, but sorry that there's so much sad news where you are. We'll send comforting vibes to you and Oreo and purrayers that better days are ahead.

Rufus Raves said...

We hope your Oreo takes well to the meds and food and gets better. Please give him a pet for us!

Max said...

Oreo, doood...you gotta be ok...I just figured you got bored with blogging.

I got paws crossed that you rebound and get better and stay that way. I'm still a proud member of Oreo's Posse and even make the Woman wear her sweatshirt once in a while.

Furkidsmom said...

Loud Purrs from Florida for Oreo - you can do well with this and live a long and happy life.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Edsel/The Pooch said...

oh Oreo, you're one of my first bloggin' buddies. we wondered where you guys went. eat your special food, it will probly make you better. i know my special food makes me not get any more stones in my bladder, so i eat it just like i'm sposed to. we love you.

LC, Ayla, and Iza said...

We are so sad ta hear about Oreo! Our dear brother Skeeter went ofer the Bridge in December cause of kidney problems. He lost a lot od weight too, so we unnerstand.

We hope he does goos wif da new food and meds...

Um, we got spammed, too. 485 comments, 1 each post of 2006 to end of 2008! We changed our settings to "comment moderation" for all posts older than 5 days.

Our best purrs for Oreo!

Smeagol and Strider, Mystery (Sunnin' at the Bridge) and Gizmo too! said...

Oh Oreo, we're purrin' and purrayin' so furry hard for you to feel better.
You were one of our first bloggin' furriends (and you and your mommy helped alot in convincin' our mom to let us start our blog).
We think about you and your mommy lots, and our mom wears her Oreo shirt too!
Anyway, please know that you and your mommy are always in our purrs and purrayers.

The Island Cats said...

Hi...we don't know Oreo...but we are purring for him and hoping the meds and the foods work for him and he is feeling better....purrs to you too...our mom sez she knows how stressful this can be...

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

Oreo we are so sorry to hear you are sick!! We are sending our biggest purrrs and purrayers to you!
Your FL furiends,

The Cat Realm said...

Oreo, we are purring for you and hope you'll get better!
As for the Spamming - it seems a lot of cats were spammed, there is a note on the Cat Blogosphere about it and how to avoid future Spammings.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oreo, we are so sorry that you aren't feeling well. We will purr for you.

Ikaika said...

We rae sorry to hear Oreo is sick and are sending many healing purrs. Did the vet check his thyroid levels (T3 and T4) when he did the bloodwork? Oreo may be hyperthyroroid and need to take methimazole ...

'Kaika and the Yosemite cats

Meepsie, Smokey and Mumma Jan said...

O Oreo

We all think of you and your Mom when NASCAR season starts. We still root for the Washington boys--Biff and Kasey, plus the Rouschkateers!

Now, about your condition, little guy: my sister's beautiful calico, Patches had a kidney removed in 2004, and the Docs said the remaining one was functioning at 20%. With diet and meds, she lived happily, beating up her two dawgs, for another 4 years. Please don't give up, There may be lots of fight left in you.

Take care of yourself and your Mommie, Oreo. (Heather, it's Jan, Meowmepurr's Mumma. If I can do anything, let me know. I can put you in touch with my sis. Please e me at jfmulwitz at yahoo dot com.)

You are all in our prayers.

Love and Hisses, Smokey, Meepsie, and Mumma Jan

Camie's Kitties said...

Oreo, we are so sad to hear that you aren't feeling well. We will purr that your new food will make you feel better soon. We have missed you the past couple of years, and even tho we just started blogging about a year and a half ago, we were faithful followers of you log before that.

Purrs and hugs to you and your mommy.

Tavi, Cody, Camie, Miss Jade and Gracie

Karen Jo said...

Oreo, eat your special food and get better. I will be praying for you. If your Mom hadn't pushed at me a bit, I wouldn't have started blogging. I still consider you one of my best pals and I still wear my Oreo's Posse hoodie, too.

Everycat said...

Oreo we send you rumbly purrs to help you feel better. Try hard to eat that special food, it will help you. We are also sending hugs and love to your Mom.

Whicky Wuudler

Milo and Alfie said...

Purrs to you both - we hope Orio eats his speshull food and feels better. We hope your life gets nicer and nicer too.

From Milo and Alfie

(((((((HUGS)))))))))
from Mom

Parker said...

Big purrs and prayers to you!

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

Isn't it wonderfur no to be forgotten even after you have been gone for awhile. I will keep you deep in my thoughts for a steady health picture for a long time to come. Your mommy needs you by her side.
Soft head bumps from Miss peach

jenianddean said...

Oreo old friend ... I am so sorry to hear about this. Mom and Dad went through something similar with Mom's first cat. We will be praying for you and your Mom. I hope the meds and new food does the trick. We check in every once in a while to see if there's been an update. Just because you got spammed doesn't mean the real people aren't still thinking of you...
--Jasper McKitten-Cat

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad to hear about you again Oreo, we wish it wasn't cuz you are sick though. We are purring for you to get better with your meds. We have missed you, you were one of our first furrends when we started blogging.
We are sorry some mean person spammed you. It sounds like it happened to quite a few blogs.
Purrs to you Oreo and (((hugs))) for your mum.

Furkidsmom said...

We're sorry about the spamming...that's mean.

We're purring for Oreo. We hope he does well with his new food and that he's around for a furry long time!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

Oh gosh, we's sorry to heer bout yoo feelin bad Oreo. We'll send you LOTS and LOTS of purrs to get all way better.
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS,
Alla Us Hotties

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Oreo,

We're so sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. We know that everyone here is sending purrs that you'll get better and be able to have lots of time to love on your Mom and play and have fun.

Sending purrs for you to get better,

Charlemagne and Tamar

Magoo, Smudge, Bella & Dolce said...

Dearest Oreo and Oreo's Mum,

You were never far from our thoughts. We checked your blog from time to time to see if you have started posting again. We didn't leave comments 'cause we figured you had your own reasons for not posting, which it sounds like there was.

We are purraying really hard for Oreo and you.

The Creek Cats said...

We don't know Oreo, we just started blogging late last year. We just want mom and Oreo to know that you are both in our thoughts and prayers. We are also sending lots of healing and comforting vibes to sweet, Oreo.
(((HUGS)))

Cats and Dogs Naturally said...

SOrry to hear Oreo is not well. My Chica has had kidney failure for 3 years and is doing great. I posted what we are doing for her on my blog. The most important thing is taking Standard Process Feline Renal Support in her food twice a day.. Ask your vet to get some of this. It helps restore the kidneys to a more normal situation. Chica was just 15 when we diagnosed her and now she is 18! Good luck with Oreo.

Tuck said...

Hi there. We ahve never met, but I read about you on the CB and wanted to stop by. I'm very sorry to hear that Oreo is sick. I hope that the vets are able to get him on the right medicine and that he gets better. I'm purring for him.

momsbusy said...

don't give up hope! like your vet said they can turn around and do well for a year or two. yuki's kidneys are failing also. she has had a couple of close calls but is hanging in there. she is content and still ornery as ever. it has been over 2 years since she was diagnosed. i changed her food to all natural b/c she wouldn't eat the science diet k/d formula. i bought a water fountain for fresh water although she still prefers the faucet/sink/tub. we will make sure we keep oreo and you in our prayers. please remember that we care about you and oreo.

take care,

momsbusy & y2k (yuki, kimiko, & kintaro)

The Crew said...

We've missed Oreo and are sorry to hear he's feeling poorly. We'll be purrin' for him and hope the treatment will help.

The Crew & Crew's Mom

PB 'n J said...

Oh Oreo, we're so sad to hear this news! We were always big fans of your blog before we got into blogging, so we sure hope to read more, even if you are feeling poorly. In the mean time, we'll be purring our hardest for you to feel better.

Pearl, Bert and Jake

Victor Tabbycat said...

Big purrs for little Oreo an him's bean mom. We luf you an fink of you lots an lots. Oreo, yur blood has to study hard fur the next test. An yur pee-pee too.

An that spam...! When it rains, it pours. So we's rainin PURRS on you.
Luf an such,
Victor, Nina, & Tabbymom Jen

muffinmidi said...

We care about both of you. We're praying for you.

brandi said...

We are always thinking about you two, and sending purrayers. You helped us when we were down and have never forgotten that. Sending lots and lots of nice (((((hugs))))) for both of you. And we'll send plenty more. Oh, wait. We'll send a ((((hug))) basket. That only runs out of hugs when you don't need them anymore. And we always need hugs (tee hee). That sounds a lot better. We love sending forever hugs!!

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, dear lady bean, we cares, we cares! (we hasn't been around the kitty blogosphere a whole lot either fur a good few months until recently ourselfs, so we maya missed yer recent post. mom had three big sads, an' had "the SAD" frum winter.)

we purrs an' purrays that you an' oreo will come through this--you are at the top of our list now, an' will be 'til you tell us to stop. please don't fink we doesn't love you, we do!!

rumbly purrs from edmund, nitro, an' xing, the meowers from missouri

a soft, little grr from cocoa the dambrowndog

heartfelt hugs from meower mom, cheryl

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That would be very discouraging! We're glad to see so many have come by to leave encouragement though. We are leaving warm purrs and woofs for Oreo and for you. We hope he does well on the med.

Pumpkin said...

OREO! We missed yoo! I'm sorry that yore update isn't good noos but now we know ware to aim owr purrs so that they get to yoo. I hopes the medicins and spechul food makes yoo feel better. Purrrrrrs frum Hah-why-eee.

DEBRA said...

oooo oreo we is sooooo sorry to hear yoo r not feelin gud. we miss yoo sooooo much, but we r glad dat yoo gotta yur momma to post cuz we have wondered and werried bout yoo and yur sweet momma...we will keep yoo in our purrs
abby

Kaz's Cats said...

Oreo, we're sorry that you're not feeling so good, but please eat the special foods that the v-e-t gives you, and that'll help you to feel better. Oreo's Mom, we're sending purrs and headbutts and hugs to you and to Oreo,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha & Karen (Mum)

Poppy Q said...

Oreo, sorry to hear your kidneys are being naughty but we hope your new food makes you feel better soon.

Smooches

Riley & Tiki said...

Purrs for Oreo. Tiki has a heart murmur to that is helped by medicine. We hope the medicine helps Oreo.

ML said...

Just heared tha noos from ZS&S that you haf taken a turn fur tha worse an yours Mommy Heather has rushed to yours side... we is purring our hearts out here fur you. Pleeze hang on buddy, pleeze.
We loves you so much.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Angel said...

We are so sorry that Oreo is ill. We lost out Wizard to kidney disease brought on by poisoned IAMS food. it was a very hard time and we know you are facing hard times. We will be here for you to lean on. We never met you before but hope you do continue.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are sending special purrs and woofs for you and your mom tonight. We imagine her presence is a great comfort to you while you are sick. And vice versa.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

WE heard that your Mom is staying with you. We are purring that you are comforted by her. And that you start feeling better.

Tiger Lily said...

We are so sorry you are sick Oreo. We will prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and wag our tails very hard for you!

{{{{HUGS}}}}

Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Samantha, Mr. Tigger and Maverick said...

We are purrring for you Oreo!!! And so glad your Mom can be with you!!
Your FL furiends,

Karen Jo said...

Just stopping by to see if there was any more news on Oreo. I am keeping him, and you, in my prayers.

Junior and Orion said...

We are purring and purring for Oreo to be well!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We will purrr for you and keep you and your Mom in our prayers, Oreo.
I also have kidney failure (CRF) and am on fluids and special foods. We hope you get better real soon and your Mom, too!
~ Napoleon

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We's sendin lotsa purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs!!!

The Island Cats said...

We're still purring for Oreo! We hope he's okay...

Hansel said...

Oh oreo- we are wishing you well and sending purrs and head butts your way. We've seen lots of cats do really really well with meds and fluids and a special diet!!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Oreo, you're our dear, dear little friend and we are sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly. We too, think of your momma Heather when Nascar starts and wonder where you've been.
Our purrrrrrrs and prayers are with you & your mom. You will be in our thoughts all week.

The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, please oreo, get better! we is purrin' an' purrrayin' like mad!! we is gonna pause the nascar race an purr in yer honor this afternoon!

lovin' purrs,

ed, nitro, & xingxing

Max said...

Just came back to see if there was any word on Oreo.

Still got my paws crossed, doood.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We stopped back to check on Oreo -- and mom.

Rusty said...

Many purrs and prayers for Oreo. I hope he gets better real soon. That special food can do wonders. It did for me.

Furkidsmom said...

We're just checking in to see if there is an update. We're Purring as loud as we can in Florida.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

Dear friends, this is not the update we were hoping for. We've see Oreo's photo on the magnet on our fridge daily and hoped you were all OK.

We will send many many healing purrs and purrs and prayers to you Oreo and many many comforting ones to your mommy who must be so worried.

Please keep us informed when you can. purrrrrrrrs

us4 said...

Hang in there Oreo. Just like the cookie, tell em , you may be soft on the inside but you are strong on the outsides. Get lots of love from beans. Please stay strong and get betters soon.

Tracey and Huffle said...

I just heard that Oreo is still a very sick kitty so I dropped in to pass on my very best purrs.

Huffle Mawson

China Cat said...

Willow and I are sending over very strong healing purrs to you, Oreo!

Purrrrrrrrs, China Cat

Alasandra said...

We will be purring for Oreo and our doggie Fenris will send over some healing licks. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis (Cats) & (our doggie) Fenris

Zeus said...

Isis, Ares, and I will be thinking and purring for your family and Oreo. As someone who has left blogging and come back, it's very hard to do and emotional as well. You need never explain to others why you did what you did - we're just glad to have you back!

Come on, Oreo! Get well soon!

*hugs*

cheryl said...

(((((((hugs)))))))

the meowers from missouri

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

(((Hugs to you))) We posted about Oreo on my bloggy. purrrrrrs

THE ZOO said...

we want yoo ta know we fink of yall all tha tyme. we gotted an autographed picure of Preo and hafe one at home and one on sissys desk at werk. anyone stops by and says "oh that yur kitty" shes says "no, but thats a famous kitty, Oreo who autographed that pichure"