Positive thoughts appreciated

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  1. Beck and Grandpa

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    20180709_222957.jpg We had requested a copy of Grandpa's latest ultrasound to send to a specialist. We learned today that the radiologist's hard drive has an issue so she can't retrieve the files. She has offered to do a new ultrasound for free.

    I know the chances of this one having different results than the previous are slim, but I can hope. We can use all the positive vibes you all can share.
     
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  2. Idjit's mom

    Idjit's mom Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely!! Sending bunches, and grunches, and more. We can hope. :bighug:
     
  3. Jill & Jade

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    Sending positive energy!!!!!
     
  4. Bron and Sheba

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    Sending a plane load of positivie Aussie energy:bighug:
     
  5. Squalliesmom

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    You never know! Sending all sorts of prayers and vines that it goes well and has a positive outcome! :bighug:
     
  6. JeffJ

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    Healing vines for Grandpa. You never know when a miracle can occur.
     
  7. FurBabiesMama

    FurBabiesMama Well-Known Member

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    Keep hope alive!!!
     
  8. PPCW

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  9. Beck and Grandpa

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    You guys are fantastic!
     
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  10. Sharon14

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    Prayers and vines for Grandpa!
     
  11. Becky & Baby Girl Kitty

    Becky & Baby Girl Kitty Well-Known Member

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    Praying for healing- bless you!
     
  12. Kris & Teasel

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    Many, many vines going to you and Grandpa! :bighug::bighug:
     
  13. Amanda and a Loudogg

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    Definitely sending some positive energy and some healing vines! Grandpa is absolutely adorable!
     
  14. JanetNJ

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    Best wishes. When will the new ultrasound be?
     
  15. Dyana

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    Sending positive vines and good thoughts.
     
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  16. Beck and Grandpa

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    Thanks! We go Monday at noon. So nervous! We had already planned a weekend away at a cabin in the woods. We're going to take him along for some extra spoiling time.
     
  17. Mags920

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    My babies & I are hoping for the best.
     
  18. Anne Biddle

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    Truffles, Minxy and I sending lots of positive thoughts.
     
  19. Noah & me (GA)

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    Noah has broken all the rules, Grandpa can too.
     
  20. Laly&Kitiara

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    Sending good vibes from Argentina Beck. Best of lucks :bighug::bighug::bighug::cat::cat::cat:
     
  21. Beth 73

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    Sending tons of good report , healing prayers to Grandpa and hugs for your heart , Beck :bighug:❤️ I’ve seen miracles happen too many times to not hope for another to happen again ❤️
     
  22. Beck and Grandpa

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    Thank you all for ther positive thoughts! He's a lucky guy to have so many awesome people and kitties cheering him on. We are heading out soon for a relaxing weekend in a cabin in a state park. We've taken him with us once before and were amazed at how easily he adjusted to different surroundings. He's one laid back customer. Have a great weekend everyone!
     
  23. Idjit's mom

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    You guys have a wonderful relaxing weekend and enjoy the time out in the woods.
     
  24. Noah & me (GA)

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    I hope I caught you before you left. These pics are of Elmo, the smartest and most "alpha male" cat I've ever had, my first yellow cat. He could sit in the palm of my hand when I adopted him and later he could stand on his tippy-toes and see over the bathroom counter. He defied all the odds later in his life and I believe a loving and stress free home had a lot to do with that.
    The will to live cannot be measured in a vets office and no one can tell you otherwise. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
    Elmo as a kitten, Elmo at my sisters cottage 17 years later soaking up the sun. I miss him every day.
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  25. Beck and Grandpa

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    Noah, your post and pics made my day and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much!
     
  26. Beck and Grandpa

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    Last year we found a kitten laying near a parking lot. We took her to the vet, and they didn't give us a lot of hope. We had to try, so River came home. After a couple emergency vet visits and learning to syringe fed something that only weighed a few ounces, we all survived. We had plans already to meet friends out of state at a rented farmhouse. No one was all that shocked when we showed up with a little furball.

    This year brought four new bottle babies. Here is River with one of the newbies.
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    Sending hopeful thoughts & healing pink energy for your guy, Grandpa. I believe in Miracles.

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    "We need another wiser and more mystical concept of animals. They are not underlings, they are another nation caught with ourselves in the net of life and time, fellow travelers of the splendor and travail of the earth."
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  28. Beck and Grandpa

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    What a cute cabin!!!

    And that "bed decoration" is even cuter!!!

    He sure doesn't look like a critically ill kitty, so here's another vote for better results on the next US!
     
  30. Noah & me (GA)

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    That is just priceless, if he's just doing this for attention it's working. Is that his own room?
    How is the mattress your highness? Was there a mint on the pillow? Your lobster bisque will be here right away. Garcon!!!
     
  31. Beck and Grandpa

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    Ha! That cracked me up.

    The sneaky boy may not have the best tummy right now. We were smart enough to hide the extra bacon this morning, but never imagined he would help himself to the skillet of bacon grease while we were eating on the porch. Grrrr.
     
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  33. Susan&Felix

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    Many more vines for the purrfect well-being of Grandpa! (Plus a dose of quick-acting vines because of the bacon grease.:rolleyes:)
     
  34. Idjit's mom

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    Oh, how funny, so he had a greasy snout and smelled so good. Who can resist a bacon scented cat?
     
  35. Beck and Grandpa

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    Let's just say his snout wasn't all that was greasy . We've had a rough day and a half while the old man processed the grease. We went from a relaxing vacation to spending time between litter box cleaning and trying to entice him to eat enough to give him insulin. The poor dude lost weight and looked miserable so we came home very early today.

    He finally ate an almost normal wet food meal this evening and then came to beg some of my chicken dinner.

    I was so looking forward to having the docs see the great changes in him. He looks weaker and thinner now than I hoped. I have to remind myself that he's still here. For tonight, there's no place like home.
     
  36. Susan&Felix

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    Aw.:( A tummy ache takes a lot out of anyone. So glad he's starting to feel better. He'll feel the benefit of tonight's food soon and may be much improved by tomorrow. Paws crossed and full of vines.
     
  37. HereKittyKittyKitty

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    Hugs and prayers... woofs and purrs...
     
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  38. Kris & Teasel

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    Sending positive energy your way for the U/S today. I hope Grandpa is feeling better after his tummy upset. :bighug:
     
  39. Idjit's mom

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    Oh dear, the price paid for a night (or day) of indulgence. Don't most of us, if not all, know about that experience. Poor Grandpa. Be thinking about you guys today and hoping so darned hard for the best outcome. We love you and hold you close, no matter.
     
  40. Beck and Grandpa

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    Thanks! He was happy to get breakfast today, but didn't eat as much as usual. Baby steps again, I suppose.
     
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  41. Beck and Grandpa

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    You are the best!!!!!!
     
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  42. H.M. Victor

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    Sending much positive energy to you and your handsome boy :bighug:
     
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  43. Sarah & Wubby

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    Best of luck to you and Grandpa <3 <3 <3
     
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  44. Beck and Grandpa

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    We just got home. I wish I had better news. The masses are the same if not worse. We could schedule a biopsy, but the masses aren't operable so treatment wouldn't change, and we add the risk of anesthesia.

    My mom went with me so we found a pet friendly BBQ restaurant and treated Grandpa to some fantastic pulled chicken and came home. We will continue to focus on living every day.

    I appreciate you all more than you know.
     
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  46. Sarah & Wubby

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    Hugs to you and your precious Grandpa. How sweet of you to treat him to pulled chicken - I am sure he can sense and appreciates your love and care
     
  47. Idjit's mom

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    Hugs and tears Sweetheart. I am so sorry to read this, but you have done everything you know how to do, and will continue to do so. Make whatever time you have with the furred gentleman as good as you can, for all of you. :bighug::bighug::bighug::bighug:
     
  48. H.M. Victor

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    Oh my goodness, it's always so hard to see this kind of news. I'm so sorry. Love and hugs to you and your sweet boy :bighug::bighug:
     
  49. Dyana

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    I am so sorry for the news. Hug him and love him all you can :bighug::cat: Hugs to you and extra skritches to Grandpa.
     
  50. Kris & Teasel

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    I'm sorry that you didn't get better news. :bighug: You're doing all the right things, though, to make every day enjoyable for him and that counts for a lot. Good energy is healing in many different ways.
     
  51. HereKittyKittyKitty

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    Every moment is precious. Enjoy them now while you can.

    May God bless you with peace, serenity, and wonderful times that will become wonderful memories, as you care for your furry family member.

    Hugs and prayers. Woof and purr.
     
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  52. Noah & me (GA)

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    This story has a happy ending.
    We were told twice our dog had a "mass" (medically a mass could be anything) and when the oncologist saw me crying she started to cry. Funny thing was no one ever came right out and said the "C" word. We were told whatever "it was" was inoperable. I asked "So take her home, treat her like a Princess and let her eat whatever she wants?" That got pretty hard six months later keeping up the Princess and chicken breast thing. Spoiled dog was misdiagnosed. We all deserve a few miracles in what is sometimes a rotten and unfair world. Maybe the two of you are due. :bighug: :bighug: :bighug:
     
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  53. Beck and Grandpa

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    You are so terrific. Thanks for that story.

    I think Grandpa is happy to be back home and into his regular routine. He meowed for breakfast and ate most of his wet food lunch before sampling three other plates of food belonging to the other cats. I treated myself to a burger for dinner. It came with a side of Grandpa trying to snatch it from my hands. He and the dog enjoyed splitting the 1/2 lb burger three ways.

    Every day is an adventure, but we are grateful for the trip.
     
  54. Noah & me (GA)

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    Sometimes I regret hitting the Reply button because I think the story didn't come out right or was "All about me". Gag :(
    I'm hoping your daily adventure turns out the same as ours. Someone else made a big mistake but instead of letting anger take over we just let things go and as she started to gain weight and be a happy dog again; no meds, no poking and prodding, we made it past Christmas and stopped counting after 100 days. Who wants hospital food when you can have bacon and burgers?
    We're going to our favorite greasy spoon this morning Grandpa. I'll get you a booster seat and a little bib. :smuggrin:
     
  55. Beck and Grandpa

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    Never regret hitting reply. It lets me and others know we're not alone in this.
     
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  56. JeanW

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    I'm sorry I am just seeing this thread for the first time.

    Prayers and hugs to you and Grandpa.
     

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