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Posted by: moon_beam Sep 24 2012, 03:26 PM

My dear friends, I need to ask you to please keep my precious Noah close in your thoughts and prayers. He will be having serious abdominal surgery tomorrow, September 25, 2012, to remove a mass that has finally impeded his colon. Of course he showed no signs of illness until last Thursday, September 20, when he had an upset tummy after his breakfast. Since he has occassional challenges with furball tummies I gave him a dose of Laxatone which seemed to settle him for the rest of the day. Friday morning, September 21, he had numerous upset tummy spells after his breakfast. I took him to his doctor Friday afternoon at which time an X-ray was taken which showed a suspicious "something" in his intestinal tract but since it was late Friday the only thing the vet could do was give him fluids for dehydration and medication to help with the nausea. He was not a chipper boy during the weekend but we managed to make it through a very difficult yesterday when I thought I might have to take him to the ER vet - - but he settled down after awhile and was okay for the rest of the evening. I took him back to his doctor this morning so she could do a barium GI test. She called a few moments ago to confirm the worst -- that an abdominal mass is pressing on his intestinal tract which is now causing him to exhibit distress. The owner of the hospital who specializes in intestinal surgery will be doing his surgery tomorrow. This is a very long and invasive surgery that he may not survive, and if he does, the recovery is very serious.

I am going to go visit with my precious baby boy for awhile this evening as the hospital is opened until 7 p.m. tonight. As you know there are no words to describe the pain my heart is in - - I want my baby boy well again.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 24 2012, 04:08 PM

Dear moon_beam

I am SO sorry to hear about your precious boy Noah sad.gif I had no idea he was having troubles. You have provided so much comfort and support to all of us here at LS. Me and Theresa and Tang will keep Noah in our thoughts and prayers for a recovery. I will even appeal to Angel Tom to pull some strings. I just don't have the words to describe how my heart hurts for you and Noah. I hope you can spend some good quality time with him at the vet. From your post I assume they are keeping him over night? Give him an extra pat from me and my fur babies. I am keeping you both in my prayers.

~HUGS~

Tracy

Posted by: DannysMom Sep 24 2012, 04:45 PM

Dear moon_beam, I am so sorry to hear that your precious Noah is ill. I pray that his surgery would be successful tomorrow and that he would recover. I know that he'll appreciate you visiting with him tonight, and I hope that you can get enough rest and a good night's sleep. I know it won't be quite the same without your precious boy at home tonight.

Please let us know about Noah tomorrow as soon as you hear from the vet. You're in my thoughts and prayers, my friend.

Hugs,
DannysMom

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Sep 24 2012, 06:55 PM

Oh moon_beam, I am so sorry about your little precious Noah. I hope the surgery is sucessful and that he recovers completely. I can always feel how much you love him in your posts. He and you both will be in my prayers.

May God Bless You Both!

With Love,

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: Angelinda Sep 24 2012, 08:38 PM

Dear Moon Beam,

I'm so sorry to hear about Noah's condition, and how he will be needing extensive surgery tomorrow. My thoughts and prayers will be with him and with you tonight, as well as tomorrow. Words cannot convey the deep heart ache I felt when I read this. You have been such a comfort to me in many ways. The heartfelt and sympathetic words you offered me, when I lost my precious Midnight last June, helped me tremendously in my grief journey. I want to extend this same comfort to you and let you know how much you and your Noah mean to me.

With love . . . Angelinda

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 24 2012, 11:20 PM

Hi, Tracy, DannysMom, LoveMyMickey, and Angelinda. Thank you so very much for your outpouring of love and concern for my precious Noah and me. No words can begin to adequately express the comfort I feel in your thoughts and prayers.

I visited my precious Noah for about 1.5 hours - - almost until the time when the vet office was about to close. Dr. Neal showed me the results of his barium x-rays. The tumor is elsewhere in his body that has grown to the point where it is now collapsing a section of his intestine - - which is now causing him to exhibit symptoms. The surgery tomorrow will be exploratative and to determine the extent of the mass. I told Dr. Neal that I want a DNR on his chart and that if the tumor is indeed as invasive as it shows on the x-rays and that his quality of life would be severely diminished that I do not want him to wake up. She gently told me that this was a wise decision, and reassured me that Dr. Buckland is "the best" veterinary gastric surgeon in the entire region. Dr. Buckland does surgery in the afternoons between 1 and 4 p.m., so it may be late tomorrow afternoon before I know if my precious boy has a chance at recovery - - or if this evening is the last time I have seen him during his living earthly journey.

This house is so empty without his precious energy. Today I looked out the big basement window and remembered how full of life it once was with my beloved Oslo, my number one kitty son Eli, my precious Noah, and beloved beautiful baby girl Abbygayle. I know my precious little boy has been very lonely without his housemates - - particularly his beautiful baby sister Abbygayle and his big adopted kitty brother Eli. It has been 2.5 years since his baby sister joined the angels - - leaving him to be the sole survivor in a household that once enjoyed four furkids - - including my precious Noah. It has been a fear in my haert that I would lose my precious Noah - - a normal paranoia that accompanies grief when one has experienced multiple losses particularly in a short period of time. So to a certain extent I am not surprised that he is now closer to joining his fur family members in eternal joy - - but this does not diminish the deep sorrow in my heart.

I can't believe it's after Midnight already - - I have no desire to sleep. It's hard sleeping when your bed is empty - - no precious furchild to cuddle. I am soooo glad I was able to leave the "pit" in April and spend these precious 5.5 months with my precious, precious baby boy. And I am sooo glad that I do not have a job that I have to try to focus on so that I can focus on him - - and devote my energy for him should God answer my prayer - - and each of your prayers - - that he come through the surgery okay - - that the involvement is not as bad as it looks on the x-rays - - that he will have a safe and speedy recovery, that his quality of life will be a good one for as long as possible.

As I'm writing to you I can hardly see what I'm typing through swollen tear-filled eyes, but I know each of you understand what I am going through, and I deeply and sincerely thank each of you for your comforting support and encouragement. I will let you know how things go tomorrow.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: DannysMom Sep 24 2012, 11:30 PM

Dear moon_beam, I am so sorry that you are going through this, that your precious Noah is going through this. But please, don't give up just yet. It may look bad, but things can always turn around. Never limit what God can do. Things may look impossible, but with God all things are possible. I pray that your precious Noah will have a chance and that he will recover. We all wish him well. Please get enough rest tonight. God bless.

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 25 2012, 08:52 AM

Hi, DannysMom, thank you so much for the comfort of your encouragement and support. I called the vet office this morning and asked them to please save Noah's fur when they shave his tummy for surgery this afternoon. The receptionist, Amy, said she would let the surgical nurse know right away.

About a year ago I started a journal for Noah - - from his point of view - - of what his life has been like. I call it "A Kitty's Journal." Last night I worked on it some more. Eventually - - whenever - - his journal will be converted into a Memorial Video - - but I am so hoping and praying that will not have to be any time in the near future. Working on his journal is comforting because it keeps me focused on his LIFE - - which I hope has been a happy life so far, and with God's blessings - - a happy life still here with me. He truly has always been a happy natured little fellow - - a true friend and comfort to all of his family members - - the nurturer. His name fits him so well - - Noah Terrence which means "Provider of Comfort, Tender." I am sooooo grateful for having him these past 9 years - - and to be blessed to be his earthly guardian. There is NEVER enough time with our precious furkids on this side of eternity.

I love you, my precious baby boy - - far beyond what any words can express. You are always with me - - you are always and forever a heartbeat close to me - - my precious, precious Noah. If my love could make you well again, my love, so that we can enjoy more time together my heart would be profoundly ecstatic. But my love - - even with its most selfish wants and wishes - - is focused on what is best for you. I will never be "prepared" to send you home to the angels, my love - - but if this is best for you then know that I will release you from your earthly journey with all my heart and love - - even though my heart will be breaking for a very long time. And if I must send you home to the angels sooner than what my heart hopes and prays for, I will continue to honor you, my love, the very best I can.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Angelinda Sep 25 2012, 09:56 AM

Dear Moon Beam,

Thank you so much for updating all of us, and also expressing your feelings about Noah. Those are such beautiful and poignant words you expressed to him. The tears just flowed out of my eyes as I read your heartfelt, loving words to your precious baby. I am so sorry youíre going through this, and my heart felt so heavy as I read your words. I agree with Dannyís mom, though, that with God all things are possible. My husband and I held hands this morning and prayed for Noah, and also for God to comfort you and give you strength. I know others are also praying these same things for you, and are hoping that Noah would be healed and have more time to spend with you.

I know, too, that you want the best for Noah, and a good quality of life. But if there is a chance to pull through and have that quality, you'd rather Noah be with you a bit longer. I know that we all have a certain time on this earth, but it never seems like we have enough time with our furkids. Itís as you said, ďThere is NEVER enough time with our precious furkids on this side of eternity.Ē

Hang in there Moon Beam and know that weíre all here for you and for your precious Noah.

Love, Angelinda

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 25 2012, 11:25 AM

Dear moon_beam

I too got teary reading your heart felt words to Noah. As much as I appreciated the DVDs of your other precious fur kids, I SO hope you don't have to make another one any time soon. Last night when I was lighting the first of 2 candles I burn every night, I said a silent prayer for Noah. I enlisted Theresa and Tang in this as well; silly as that may sound.

You have offered so much of your time, love and compassion to all of us here, and I know that we all are praying for Noah to come through this safe and sound. As I'm doing my work today, my prayers and thoughts are with you both.

Blessings.

Tracy


Posted by: LoveMyMickey Sep 25 2012, 11:38 AM

Dear moon_beam,

I, too, am crying reading your words of love to Noah. The journal sounds nice, and I hope it won't be a memorial journal for a long time.

You both have constantly been on my mind and I have been praying hard. Like the others here have said, all things are possible with God. Thank you moon_beam for keeping us updated and I am looking forward to good news later. (((((HUGS)))))

Love and Blessings,

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 25 2012, 03:22 PM

Dear DannysMom, Angelinda, Tracy, LoveMyMickey, and friends, my precious Noah and I are deeply touched by your outpouring of compassionate friendship for us. I am ever so thankful to share the news with you that he is still with me, praise God. He has answered our prayers - - miraculously. Today was Dr. Neal's day off, but she went into the hospital specifically to oversee Noah's surgery. She called me while Dr. Buckland was closing the incision. NO TUMORS!!! His colon had collapsed into itself at that particular part of his intestine - - for some unknown reason - - nothing obvious seen during the surgery. Dr. Buckland did NOT have to open Noah's colon - - all he had to do was untwist it from around itself and once he did that - - his little solid waste emission system began to immediately work. NO SIGNS OF GANGRENE. The surgical nurse called me a few minutes ago to let me know that Noah is coming out of the anesthesia fine - - he is awake and following the activities in the recovery room. I can visit him tomorrow after 10 a.m. I don't have a discharge home date yet, but barring any post-op complications, I suspect it won't be any earlier than Thursday, probably Friday, that he will be coming home.

My heart is soaring right now - - he still has a long recovery ahead of him, but I praise God for His infinite mercy - - including that I can stay home with him 24 / 7 to take care of him. He still has a long recovery ahead of him, but the prognosis is greatly improved at this point.

Thank you ever so much for your prayers, my dear friends, and for your compassionate support and sincerely appreciated friendship. I will continue to let you know how he is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 25 2012, 04:04 PM

moon_beam

I am SO happy to hear that Noah didn't have a tumor smile.gif What you describe almost sounds not unlike a hernia - serious, but NOT a tumor. YAY! Will you be able to visit him while they keep him at the hospital? I'm sure that would be good for you both. I'm so very glad to hear that he came through OK. It would seem God has answered all our prayers. But don't discount Noah's own strong will to live and spend more time with you his forever mom. I'll check in again when I get home from work.

~HUG~ (And extra pats for Noah)

Tracy

Posted by: Angelinda Sep 25 2012, 05:09 PM

Dear Moon Beam,

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful news!! This is indeed a miracle!!! Praise God! Yes, He has definitely answered all our prayers!

Right now Iím crying, but no longer from a heavy heart. Iím crying from tears of joy! I bet you can hardly wait to see and be with your precious Noah again. Like everyone else who has commented, Iím just so happy to hear that Noah had ĎNo Tumorsí and that he is coming out of the anesthesia just fine.

I can just imagine how happy Noah will be when he awakens and sees you there, stroking his face and peppering him with light kisses.

Blessings and peace and {{{hugs}}} to both you and your precious baby! Angelinda

Posted by: DannysMom Sep 25 2012, 06:05 PM

Dear moon_beam, I am relieved, overjoyed and thankful for this wonderful answer to prayer! There is never a time when we may not hope in God, and I give thanks for His love for little Noah and for you. Words just cannot express how happy I am for you and your precious little boy! smile.gif I will continue to keep you and Noah in prayer. I hope you can bring your sweet little kitty boy home soon.

Hugs,
DannysMom

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Sep 25 2012, 06:16 PM

Dear moon_beam,

Oh I am sooooo happy that Noah didn't have a tumor! Thank the Good Lord! I have tears of joy right now and would do a "happy dance" if I could......I will continue to pray for his complete recovery.

(((((HUGS))))

Much Love to You and Noah, wub.gif

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: xxForeverxx Sep 26 2012, 07:18 AM

To moon_beam

I have just caught up with the horrible thing you have ad to go through the last few days. I am so happy to hear that it is not the worst case scenario. You were very brave to except it was best to let him go if it was too bad for him and of course it just shows how much you love your Noah. I am so glad to hear that they did not find anymore tumors though.

I send my love and support however though for him to keep getting better and hopefully he will join you very soon back home.

Please keep us updated.

xxForeverxx

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 26 2012, 02:58 PM

Hi, Angelinda, DannysMom, Forever, LoveMyMickey, Tracy, and friends. I thank you ever so much for your comforting care and support and prayers on behalf of my precious Noah during this time of crisis. I keep thinking about what Dr. Neel was saying last Friday when she examined him that except for the X-rays and bouts of vomitig - - looking at hiim you'd never know there was anything wrong - - he never cried once when he used his kitty latrines - - but from the X-ray you could tell he was in pain.

I visited with him this morning for about 20 minutes or so, and Dr. Neel spoke with me. He was running a low grade fever this morning so they were giving him fluids to help bring his temperature back to normal - - which had begun before I arrived at the hospital. He is alert but not very comfortable as you can imagine having your belly sliced opened. He isn't eating solid food - - which is a concern but yet understandable still at this point. I have plenty of syringes on hand to liquify his food for him if needed. Thank goodness they did NOT put a feeding tube in him like what the vet did with Eli.

Dr. Neel wants to discharge him home this evening with the IV catheter still in place just in case he needs to be readmitted if he doesn't start eating on his own by tomorrow. If he does begin eating, then I can take him back tomorrow to have the catheter removed. As for the post-op fever, that's not too worrisome at this point in time - - it's almost a given for the first 24 hours post-surgery for major surgery. So, in just a short while I will be going back into town to bring my little boy home. God is merciful - - and I thank Him for letting my precious Noah and me still have some time together on this side of eternity

I am so sorry that I haven't had an opportunity to properly respond to forum topics, and until Noah is more stable in his recovery my time will be limited to letting you know how he's doing, so I hope and pray you will understand knowing that each of you are always close in thought and prayer.

I do so sincerely thank each of you for your cherished friendship. Words cannot begin to express how much your care and concern means to me. I will let you know how my precious Noah is doing as he continues in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 26 2012, 05:09 PM

moon_beam

I just read your email. And as I said there, I am so happy Noah is coming home. I hope he is not too uncomfortable having to keep the cath in and that it ulimately becomes unnecessay. The good news is he gets to go home with you his forever mom today. And you do not need to feel at all bad about not posting to other forums with what you have been through. If anything, I feel there should have been more support for you on here. You just focus on helping your precious Noah get better. I think I can speak for us all that this truly was a miracle that you both very much deserved.

~HUGS~

Tracy

Posted by: DannysMom Sep 26 2012, 05:09 PM

Dear moon_beam, so glad to hear that you can take little Noah home tonight. I hope that the fluids helped to bring his fever down and that he will be eating on his own soon. You may try giving him some Nutri-cal, that should help if he is willing to take it. You could also try some baby food as long as it does not have any onions or garlic in any form, or some boiled chicken.

I do pray that Noah will recover fully and that he will be back to his old self really soon. What he needs is probably plenty of rest to recover from the surgery. Does the vet know why this has happened and could it happen again? They sure hide their pain so well. I'm glad that you were able to get him to the vet right away when you noticed something was wrong. We all wish him well.

Hugs,
DannysMom

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Sep 26 2012, 05:39 PM

Dear moon_beam,

I am so happy to see that Noah is coming along in his recovery. I know you and he both will be happy to be together at home. Don't worry about posting in other places, you just take care of you and your precious little Noah.

My prayers continue for Noah's speedy recovery....God Bless you both.

(((HUGS)))

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 27 2012, 11:38 AM

Hi, DannysMom, LoveMyMickey, Tracy, Forever, and all my dear L S friends, thank you soooooo very much for all your continued support and comfort during Noah's medical trials. It warms my heart so much to be here with you, my friends - - for I know each of you know first-hand what my precious Noah and I have been going through.

He is SOOOOOOOOO happy to be home. He slept with me all night and cuddled so close to me in bed after I got him some breakfast early this morning. He cannot get into a comfortable position yet to eat out of his bowl on the table, so I am putting his food on a saucer and holding it for him at chin level so that he doesn't have to bend down or crouch down to try to eat. His appetite is still quite fussy, which is understandable, so I also encourage him to eat by placing some food on the spatula that I use to get his canned food on the saucer. Dry food does not appeal to him right now, and that's okay - - but I have some dry food - - an eighth of a cup - - in a bowl on his table should he want to nibble. And he is drinking water, so that's a good indicator as well.

I called the vet office and spoke with a vet tech who spoke with Dr. Neel who said that this was good enough to take out his IV catheter. So we made the trip into the hospital to have the catheter removed - - for which he is EXTREMELY grateful. The catheter was completely wrapped so that he could not get ahold of it to pull it out - - which was also a concern of mine, Tracy. So, that is another step forward in his recovery. They took his temperature and it is still elevated, but Dr. Neel feels this is due more to post-surgical discomfort than infection, and I was given both an antibiotic and pain meds to give him beginning today. The antibiotics are more of a preventive nature than a treatment. And of course these are both pills. I tried to give him the antibiotic in a pill pocket - - and now I know that this is not going to work. So this is going to be interesting. He's never had to need medication before -- so this is a new experience for the both of us with him to discover what will work and what never to try again.

Right now he is stratched out on his window bench at the big door which is open and gated off so that we can enjoy the songs and sounds of the woodland residents. I also have the basement steps gated off - - which he noticed right away last night and was surveying it with a mischievous glint in his eye - - at which I told him emphatically that he needs to think otherwise. So now he sometimes goes and lays down on the carpet at the bottom of the steps and gazes up the stairs. I have the door at the top of the steps open so that he can see the light and shadows on the hallway walls that come in through the bedroom window that's opposite the basement stairway.

Neither Dr. Buckland nor Dr. Neel have a clue as to why his intestine twisted. I asked Dr. Neel yesterday specificially if it was strangulated or herniated and she said no - - that it was twisted just enough to cause a narrowing of his colon at that specific point. I don't know if this can happen again. That it has already happened is an indication that there is a possibility it could, so I will be keeping a close watch on him for any recurrences. I am sooooo grateful he did not need any resections done because the information I read online confirmed that survival with colon resections is greatly reduced. And I believe it is because he did not have to need this that he was able to be released home so quickly - - again for which I am very thankful.

It is almost time to give him his pain medication, so I will close for now - - wish me luck!!! And yes, DannysMom, I have a supply of NutriCal on hand and will be supplementing him with this. It may also help to stimulate his appetite. I don't know if I'll be able to come back in later today, but I will keep you posted on his progress. Words cannot adequately express to each of you how much I deeply and sincerely appreciate your comforting support and encouragement and genuine friendship. Please know each of you and your precious furkids and beloved companions are in my thoughts and prayers, and that I always look forward to knowing how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 27 2012, 11:55 AM

moon_beam

I'm at work on lunch and it's the LONG Thursday, so I'll have to be brief. I am SO glad to hear Noah is home and has the cath out. I'm sure he feels much better about that. I'm happy that he seems to be rcovering and hope he is back to normal in no time.

~HUG~

Tracy

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Sep 27 2012, 06:17 PM

Hi moon_beam,

I'm so happy Noah is home and recovering well. Looks like the vet would have given him liquid meds, especially the antibiotics.
Our vet finally gave Mickey liquid antibiotics after we told her he couldn't swallow or chew those big pills. If any other pills were small enough we would crush or break it up and put it in his food.

Moon_beam, I will continue to pray for Noah and you. You are a blessing to everyone on this board and we love you....I hope you and Noah have a blessed and cozy evening and night.



LoveMyMickey

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 28 2012, 10:52 AM

Hi, Angelinda, DannysMom, Forever, LoveMyMickey, Tracy, and friends, thank you so much for your always cherished friendsip and welcome comforting support during Noah's recovery.

My precious Noah is curled up on his lamb's wool cushion at the foot of the bed taking a peaceful nap as I'm writing to you. He is eating more on his own power now, - - still needing some assistance but not as much. He is showing me his tummy more - - his bare little tummy - - it is so sweet. The incision is looking good and the puffiness has greatly improved even from yesterday. And he is slowly being able to get into his "kitty cleaning" position to take more initiative with his personal care - - although he still needs some assistance. The pain medication yesterday afternoon eventually kicked in - - and my little boy was H U N G R Y BIG TIME!! He is now eating his dry food with gusto once again, and so today I am going to try to ease him back into his regular meal regimen. I am in the process of doing his laundry - - sheets and towels that have helped reduce his "embarassments" while his little body regains normal body functions. He slept with me most of the night and again cuddled so close to me after we went back to bed after I gave him some breakfast early this morning. How I love the feel of his sweet little body snuggled close to me, and the sound of his loving purr. I have the big door open and gated so that the songs and sounds of the woodland residents can be a lullaby for him as he sleeps peacefully.

For those of you who have feline companions, you know that to tell your companion not to jump after surgery is an exercise in futility - - and my precious Noah is no exception. Yesterday he literally wriggled his way into the bathroom through the smallest opening - - as I left it cracked open just a bit so that he could still see me - - and proceeded to jump up onto the commode and then the half wall that separates the commode from the sink vanity - - to keep me company while I was brushing my teeth. THEN he proceeds to jump down from the half wall to the carpeted floor - - which is higher than the commode - - and wriggle his little body back out the door. After I got my heart started again he looked at me with his beautiful green agae eyes as if to say "what??!! I'm not an invalid!!!" He is sooo precious.

I am finding that wrapping his pills in just enough pill pocket as a "lubricant" helps to ease its way down his throat. I then give the rest of the pill pocket to him as a treat, which helps to ease the fleeting "trauma" of med time. Probably by the time his meds are done we will have found the comfort zone of pill dispensing. I'm thankful he doesn't wrestle with me in the process - - it's just a new experience for him which - - along with this entire ordeal - - is yet another part of the journey that has taken him off guard.

I can't believe it has been a week since this journey began. And now as he continues in his recovery each day tears come to my eyes in deeper love for him, thankfulness that he is still physically with me, and the comfort of genuine friendship with each of you and everyone who reads this topic and lifts my precious Noah up in prayer. I am truly blessed with the privilege of your friendships.

It is almost time to give him his pain medication, so I will close for now. Once again, my dear friends, words cannot adequately begin to express to each of you how much I deeply and sincerely appreciate your comforting support and encouragement and genuine friendship. Please know each of you and your precious furkids and beloved companions are in my thoughts and prayers, and that I always look forward to knowing how you're doing. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 28 2012, 11:39 AM

Hi moon_beam

Thank you so much for the update. I'm glad to hear Noah is eating better and can handle more of his own "kitty cleaning" Oh, how well I know about trying to stop the jumping etc. The Amazing Flying Tang is the expert. I get that same look Noah gave you when I tell him "NO"

I'm glad he at least does not fight you on the meds like my little girl Tazmanian Devil wink.gif All of us here in the house of Ts are keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers. TTFN.


Tracy

Posted by: DannysMom Sep 28 2012, 05:19 PM

Dear moon_beam, I am so glad to hear that Noah is improving and eating his dry food now. How wonderful that you have found a good way to give him the pills and that he doesn't fight with you about it! He sure sounds like he is getting back to his old self, jumping and all. I know it is such a relief for you to see him doing so much better, and we are all so glad and relieved with you. smile.gif

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 29 2012, 03:16 PM

Hi, Angelinda, DannysMom, Forever, LoveMyMickey, Tracy, and friends. Thank you so much for your comfort and support while my precious Noah continues with his recovery.

I am happy to share with you that he appears to be doing well today. He is eating completely on his own now - - no need for encouragement or assistance - - definitely letting me know when his tummy is running on empty. A few moments ago he completed his "big top" act by getting on top of the fridge looking so proud of himself. This is his first "athletic feat" for the day, - - so I guess mom will just have to "get with the recovery program" Noah-style. He is now on his lamb's wool cushion at the foot of the bed settled down for a late afternoon nap looking very contented.

I gave him his last pain medication a few moments ago - - before his "fridge" act - - and I'm hoping this will be all he needs. I have antibiotics through all of next week to give him once a day. His incision continues to look okay as well.

Towels, sheets, and blankets continue to be keeping the laundry machines busy for my little boy. I'm wondering if the meds are causing some of the incontinence challenges, although it does appear to be slowing down today. If this continues into Monday I will need to call and let his doctor know what is happening. I do not want to be taking any chances with him.

Need to make a trek to the mailbox to get whatever has been delivered since Thursday and get the latest load of washing into the dryer.

Once again, dear friends, I thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern. Please know each of you and your precious furkids and beloved companions are in my thoughts and prayers, and that I always look forward to knowing how you're doing. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 30 2012, 12:34 PM

Hi moon_beam

So glad to hear Noah continues to improve. I'm thinking that as much as he may be pushing buttons with the arial acts, he also is trying to say "Look, mom. I'm doing so much better" Perhaps his way of letting you know he's going to be OK. Trying as I know from personal experience as those moments can be, there is always a glimmer of hope and joy in them too.

I hope you and Noah are enjoying a peacful Sunday.

TTT


Posted by: moon_beam Sep 30 2012, 05:34 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your always welcome responses. I agree with you that his athletic prowess at this time is trying to show me that he's feeling so much better - - which is why I don't fuss at him. Of course my concern is that he could rupture his internal stitches, indeed acquire a hernia from stretching too much which would require immediate surgery, etc.. But I will not fuss at him - - I only want him to hear loving words from my mouth - - which come from my heart - - whatever happens.

For awhile this morning and early this afternoon he was acting a bit depressed which concerned me a little but also realized it could be because he was having some withdrawal from not having a pain pill today. So after I did the lunch dishes I picked him up in my arms, carried him to the bed with me, put a pillow over my legs and encouraged him to cuddle down on the pillow for awhile. He did - - he felt so comfortable that he took a nap and looked so contented. I have always enjoyed watching him sleep and breathe, and I must confess I find extra pleasure in watching him do this since almost losing him this past week. His challenges with incontinence also seem to be abating today as evidenced in his kitty latrines. I know he's a lot happier about this, too. He just has his antibiotic once a day now through this week. His incision is looking beter every day - - the surgeon did a wonderful job with his stitches -- looks very neat like quilting stitches. Dr. Buckland took extra care with my precious Noah, and I am very thankful for that. He has had his dinner - - which I think he was trying to set a new personal record in inhaling - - and is now curled up on his lamb's wool cushion at the foot of the bed taking a nap. It is so good seeing him doing so much better. The next major milestone in his recovery - - providing nothing happens during the next several days - - is getting his stitches out next Tuesday, 10/9.

I thank you, Tracy, and each of our L S friends, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern. Tracy, please know you and your precious furkids are in my thoughts and prayers, and that I always look forward to knowing how you're doing - - and each of our L S friends. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 30 2012, 05:55 PM

Hi moon_beam

Yes, I can see why you would be concerned Noah could "overdo" it. Let us hope this is not the case. I'm sure you are gently reminding him the need to take it a bit easy for now. I'm glad he continues to improve. We are still keeping you and him in our thoughts.

Tracy

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Sep 30 2012, 06:33 PM

Dear moon_beam,

I too, am so happy that Noah is still improving. I was really scared when I read your first post here and soooooo relieved that he is healing. You both are in my thoughts and prayers every day....God Bless..

Okay Noah, no training for the olympics, okay? smile.gif

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 1 2012, 10:02 AM

Hi, LoveMyMickey, thank you so much for your always welcome responses, and for your cherished friendship and comforting thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah during his medical crisis and continued recovery.

I called the vet office this morning to leave a message for Drs. Buckland and Neel letting them know how my precious boy is doing - - which is very well. What a blessed difference between this morning and this time last week when he was in the hospital undergoing the Barium X-ray which through the course of the test throughout the day confirmed that something was very wrong. The receptionist who took my message said she would relay the information to both doctors and said she was very glad to know that Noah is doing well.

He continues to take his antibiotics like a trooper - - not thrilled with "pill down the throat" but grateful for the remainder of the pill pocket as a treat to help soothe the nerves from the ordeal. He is such a sweet natured little fellow - - I am so blessed to share his earthly journey.

Once again, I thank you, LoveMyMickey, and each of our L S friends, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern. Please know you and your many visitors who come to you for a safe harbor for refreshment are in my thoughts and prayers, and that I always look forward to knowing how you're doing - - and each of our L S friends. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam


Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 1 2012, 11:22 AM

Hi moon_beam

I am so happy to hear that your precious Noah continues his recovery process. I too was scared when I saw your post for the first time. I'm glad it turned out not to be as serious as once thought. Let us hope he gives the arial act a rest for a while. All our thoughts are with you both.

Tracy.

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 1 2012, 03:35 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued encouragement and support for my precious Noah during his recovery. My heart soars with joy having his sweet precious physical presence here with me - - to the sweet energy he brings to our home. A twisted intestine is a new experience for me as a furchild caregiver - - as well as for my precious Noah - - and I hope and pray he will never have this experience again. As I watched him a week ago Sunday, 9/23, I was so very worried that he could end up with a perforated intestine - - which is usually instant death. A part of me wanted to take him to the ER vet - - which is an hour's drive away - - but I did not want to subject him to the stress knowing that he would probably undergo immediate surgery - - only to have to transfer him to his regular veterinary practice Monday morning when the ER clinic closed for continued intensive care. So instead of subjecting him to that trauma I prayed that we could make it through until the Monday morning, 9/24, when he would be seen by his regular veterinary providers and receive the intensive care he needed. It was very much a "touch and go" situation for him - - and I thank you, Tracy, and all of our L S friends, who have been keeping my precious Noah in your thoughts and prayers for his survival and recovery. It truly means very much to me - - more than words can begin to say.

Tracy, please know you and your precious furkids are in my thoughts and prayers, and that I always look forward to knowing how you're doing - - and each of our L S friends. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 1 2012, 04:03 PM

moon_beam

I'm happy that Noah continues on his upward arc toward recovery. I can only imagine how scared you were for him. As we were all scared for you and him. I'm so glad that our prayers were answered. We in the house of Ts will continue to keep you both in our thoughts.

Posted by: Pippin's Mom Kel Oct 1 2012, 11:26 PM

Moon_beam, I'm just now catching up on everything you and brave Mr. Noah have been going through. I'm so glad it was just a twisting of the intestine, and that it was resolved without a resection. (It's called intestinal volvulus or torsion, in some cases.) I'm so very happy to read that you have Noah at home, and that his recovery is progressing well. I know all too well how scary it is to have one of our loved little ones ill.

I'm not sure how many more days you have left of the antibiotic, but something that has worked well for me in the past is using baby food. I still cover the pill in a thin layer of Pill Pocket, but then I coat the whole thing in either chicken or turkey baby food. The Pill Pocket is usually enough to hide the taste of the pill within, and the baby food is irresistible to most cats I've met. Fortunately, Lance loves Pill Pockets and eats his daily pill with gusto, but I used this to get Pippin to take his antibiotics.

I look forward to reading more updates on how Noah's doing, and again - so happy to hear some good news!

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 2 2012, 11:29 AM

Hi, Tracy and Kel, thank you so much for your most welcome continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's continued recovery - - and to all our L S friends.

Each day I see my precious Noah getting stronger, and my heart soars with joy. This time last week he was being prepped for surgery the outcome of which was tenuous at best - - what a WONDERFUL difference a week can make. This time last week my eyes were swollen from tears of a fear filled breaking heart. Today when I reflect on the events as they have evolved my tears are of joy and thankfulness - - for having my precious Noah still physically with me and equally for the blessing of cherished friendships here on this forum. I am truly blessed, and I thank God for His infinite mercy.

Noah does not like me out of his sight for very long, particularly when I am in the bathroom with the door closed so that he cannot jump up on the commode to his window perch. He does enough jumping up onto the top of the fridge - - I think in part because the coolness of the top of the fridge may feel good to his tummy - - in addition to his defiance to NOT jump while his tummy heals. Thank you, kel, for your suggestion about adding baby food to the process of "pill" time. I had thought of that but did not have a chance to go shopping before he came home - - so I don't have any baby food on hand at the moment. So far the pill pocket method has been working - - thank goodness. I have about 3 or 4 pills left in his med arsenal of antibiotics, and thankfully they only need to be given once a day. Including today there are 7 more days to go until the stitches are removed.

Once again, I thank you, Tracy and kel, and each of our L S friends, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 3 2012, 01:05 PM

Hi moon_beam

Always glad to hear that Noah is doing better. I'm chuckling at him not wanting you out of sight, and especially not wanting the bathroom door closed. Theresa and Tang (as was Tom) are like that too. Since it's just me and the litter boxes are in there, I don't even bother any more. Sometimes they will both come in there for no particular reason - as if a family meeting had been called.

It's good that Noah is doing OK with the pill pockets and that the pills are almost done. Does he need any more meds going forward? Let us know how your little man is doing.


Tracy

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 3 2012, 01:05 PM

Dear Lightning Strike friends, once again I wish to thank each of you for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah in his continued recovery.

My precious boy continues to do well. This time last week I busy preparing for him to come home from the hospital - - much to my surprise. I did not expect they would release him so early until I got to the hospital to visit with him, and I overheard Dr. Neel and his nurse speaking to one another outside the waiting room door before Dr. Neel came in to speak with me about his progress. What a difference a week makes!!

I am so proud of him - - this morning he took his daily dose of antibiotic wrapped in a pill pocket all by himself - - didn't have to do the "open mouth drop in pill" routine with him. He is such a sweet little boy - - I am soooooo proud of him. Early this morning a feline visitor came up to the big window door and Noah was becoming rather agitated as he does when this happens, so I got up and stood at the window. When the visitor saw me he / she scampered off - - which was my intention as I did not want Noah becoming upset and stressing his body which would have an adverse effect on his tummy. Once the visitor was out of sight he settled down. As I'm writing to you he is perched on his big window seat intently watching the woodland critters. The temperatures are warmed up and the sun is shining so the big door is opened and gated off so that he can enjoy the songs and sounds of the woodland residents.

Tomorrow I will need to make a grocery run. I really wanted to do this last week before Noah came home - - thinking I had a couple of days to plan for his release from hospital. I am a bit concerned about leaving him even for a couple of hours right now as he still gets very upset when he doesn't see me. The first few days when he got home he sometimes actually cried in his sleep - - I would go over to him and gently whisper in his ear that he's home and I'm here with him, and he would stop crying. I am soooo thankful that I am able to be home with him 24 / 7. In previous years when I had to go to work the only good thing about having to leave my precious companions when they were recuperating from an illness or surgery was that they had their housemates to look after them until I was able to get back home. My precious Noah only has me now - - and until now he has ALWAYS been the healthy one. I am sooooo glad I can be home with him now when he needs me.

His GI tract is now working normally as evidenced in his kitty latrines, which I know is as much a relief to him as it is for me.

Once again, I thank each of you, my friends, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 4 2012, 06:30 AM

Hi moon_beam

Thanks for letting us know how your boy is doing. So glad he is improving each day. It was a rough week for you indeed. Especially those first few days before you posted. It must have felt like a lot to process on your own. But, the good news is that Noah is going to be OK. I hope no other visitors stress him out. Although I do feel bad for the ones with no forever home. I keep putting food out (all be it the cheap stuff) for the ones by me. I hope Noah continues on his path to good health and that he does not stress too much with your shopping today. Hope you both have a great day smile.gif

Tracy

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 4 2012, 12:14 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers on behalf of my precious Noah during his recovery. Yes, there were many things on my mind and heart before I started to post. I was so very relieved when Monday morning arrived, 9/24, - - a triumph that my precious Noah and I had survived the weekend together and relief that I could take him back to his regular veterinary practitioners who know him and could focus on helping him.

Last night I put another gate up on top of the existing gate at the foot of the basement steps so that my spunky little boy would not get the "bright idea" to try to jump the one gate to go upstairs while I was out shopping today. I have done this before when my other companions were ill and recovering from surgery - - so my precious Noah recognized the routine. I went out the basement door and came back in with the groceries through the basement door, and my precious Noah was on his window bench by the door waiting for me to come home. And bless his heart - - he didn't make a jump through the door when I opened it to bring in the groceries with the cart. So that chore is done for awhile, thank goodness.

We have the big door open and gated off to enjoy the songs and sounds of the woodland residents. Noah is giving himself a bath at the moment - - which is another major milestone in his recovery being able to do the "kitty stretch" comfortably. I have decided to take him in Monday, 10/8, which will be 13 days post-surgery, to get his stitches out because both Drs. Buckland and Neel will be in the office so that they can examine his incision as the stitches are removed to make sure that everything is indeed okay with him.

Thank you again, Tracy, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: DannysMom Oct 4 2012, 05:36 PM

Dear moon_beam, just letting you know that you and Noah are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so glad to hear that his GI tract is doing much better, and that he was so good during your absence today. Poor little guy, I read what you wrote about him meowing in his sleep. It must have been so traumatic for him to be separated from you and all alone at the vet. I know he is so glad to be back home and he probably needs lot of loving and reassurance. I know how cats can get stressed out easily from changes in their daily routine. I know that Noah is so glad that you are able be home with him 24/7 and to keep a watchful eye on him. I hope your sweet little boy will be back to his normal self soon.

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 5 2012, 11:27 AM

Hi, DannysMom, thank you so much for your continued thouhts and prayers for my precious Noah's continued recovery. He continues to take his daily antibiotic in the pill pocket without needing any assistance. He is such a good boy -- I am so proud of him!!!

This morning as I was taking my shower I gated off the bathroom door instead of closing the door so that my precious boy would be able to see where I was. Although he wanted into the bathroom with me, I still do not want him jumping up onto his window perch as he does enough jumping up onto the top of the fridge. When I got out of the shower he was settled onto his lamb's wool cushion at the foot of the bed. So the gate across the bathroom door worked out nicely.

He is beginning to pick a little bit at the stitches now - - they must be pulling a bit and itching - - so I will need to keep my eye on him over these next 3 days to make sure he doesn't start pulling on them when he freshens up his tummy. There is still an area of swelling at the bottom end of the incision - - no redness, no weeping - - just a little swelling. I know from previous experience that sometimes a little pocket of fluid collects which eventually gets reabsorbed into the body, and I think this may be the case with this little section around his incision. He is eating very well, taking care of his personal needs normally, and does not appear to be in any discomfort. The last couple of days he has swatted his little jingle bell balls around but no exerted play - - he saves his energy for jumping on top of the fridge - - my precious little rascalion.

So this is the progress report for today. At the moment he is comfortably curled up on his lamb's wool cushion taking a nap. He has come a very long way in his recovery since his medical crisis began, and I am very thankful for every moment I have with him.

Thank you again, DannysMom, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 6 2012, 07:25 AM

Hi moon_beam

I'm glad to hear Noah continues on the road to recovery. I hope his stitches don't cause him too much discomfort. Also glad to hear he is able to take care of his cleaning now, and that he's playing. Hope you both have a great Caturday, and keep letting us know how you both are doing.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 6 2012, 04:26 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued thouhts and prayers for my precious Noah's continued recovery. Today he finished his daily antibiotic in the pill pocket like a pro. He is such a good boy -- I am so proud of him!!!

He has not shown any interest in jumping up on the fridge today - - almost as if it has become boring for him. But of course - - now that it really wouldn't do much harm - - my sweet rascal. He has been keeping me company while I worked on the computer making thank you notes for Drs. Buckland and Neel and staff. He is such a great helper - - chasing the curser around the screen, and of course laying down in front of the screen so that I can't really see what I'm doing. In his younger years I would become a bit frustrated with this and would ask him to please let me finish my work. Now - - I know I can work on it at another time - - my focus is on him - - and what a precious sweet focus it is!!! He is normally due for his annual physical this month, so I have written a note to give to the vet techs to ask either Drs. Neel or Buckland for guidance as to when I should bring him in for a check up - - since he's had a thorough check up for the surgery.

The weather is supposed to take a drastic dip in temps beginning tomorrow, so today we have been enjoying having the big door opened for fresh air and to enjoy the songs and sounds of the woodland residents. I also did a couple loads of laundry -- wanted to freshen up the lamb's wool blanket for his carrier for Monday's trip to get his stitches out as it will be nice and soft next to his tummy, and gave me a good opportunity to wash the blankets and sheets I took off our bed - - it's not just my bed.

Noah has started his dinner dance, although it's a bit early for his dinner yet. He is doing so well - - my heart is soaring with joy and thankfulness - - for being able to enjoy his sweet physical presence with me awhile longer, and equally for the comforting thoughts and prayers and friendship and support from our many L S friends.

Thank you again, Tracy, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 7 2012, 06:58 AM

Hi moon_beam

Thank for keeping us updated on Noah's progress. Yes, now that he realizes he's no longer pushing buttons, I think the antics will subside. It's touching how what used to bother you (getting in the way of the screen, etc) is now not even a minor inconvenience. It's amazing how we take stock in what's important after such a shake up. I'm glad your little man is doing OK, and hope he continues to do so. He has the best mom in the world. I hope you both have a peaceful Sunday.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 7 2012, 02:13 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's continued recovery. Today is day 12 in his post-op recovery, and I am thankful to share with you and all our L S friends that he continues to do well. It is becoming more obvious that his stitches are beginning to annoy him, and I am looking forward to him getting them out tomorrow as much as he is. His little tummy is still bare, - - and a sweet little tummy he has, too. I reassure him often that his fur will grow back and then his ordeal will just be another memory of his earthly journey. Unfortunately the surgical techs did not save his tummy fur for me - - but I'm not too terribly upset about that as they were focused on properly preparing him for surgery, and I do save his fur that collects in his brush when I brush him.

This morning he was eagerly anticipating another pill pocket treat, so I gave him one - - this time without needing to disguise any medication in it. It's a gloomy, chilly day here with temps only in the 50's, so he is enjoying quality nap time with the space heater on and a fleece throw over him to keep the chill away. He looks so contented and happy.

Thank you again, Tracy, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will continue to let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 8 2012, 11:31 AM

Hi moon_beam

Thank you for the update on Noah's progress. I can imagine he will be glad to get the stitches out and back on his way to normal. While it's unfortunate they didn't save his fur, it's even better that it wasn't needed. I know Tom always fussed at his front leg they would shave for his teeth cleaning procedure. I would always reassure him as you are Noah.

Been cool here too, but sunny. Just thought I'd drop a line on my lunch. I hope you and Noah have a great day smile.gif

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 8 2012, 01:47 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's continued recovery. Today is day 13 in his post-surgical recovery and this morning he had his stitches removed - - which turned out to actually be staples.

Dr. Neel checked the incision and gave him a good report. She also did a general medical on him and said that he does not need to come back until his next general medical is due unless he is having a medical issue. So this is very good news. About the swelling at the bottom end of the incision Dr. Neel stated this should resolve now that the staples are removed.

I am going to keep him confined to the basement living quarters for a few more days to give his incision a chance to continue to heal and so that I can keep a close watch on him in the process. Perhaps by this coming weekend I will take the gate barriers away from the basement steps so that he can once again venture to the upstairs - - will have to wait and see on this. He has had his lunch and is now very contentedly and enthusiastically giving himself a kitty bath as I'm writing. It is so good to see him feeling so well again. And for being so patient this morning enduring yet another experience of indignity while he was getting the staples removed I gave him a pill pocket "treat" when we got home. I guess this might be a good thing to continue in case he may need medication again - - he would be used to getting the pill pocket as a treat. And I suppose the fact that the flavor of the treat is duck has very little to do with it.

When he is once again allowed upstairs he will be in complete recovery, and I know he is looking forward to that, as am I.

Thank you again, Tracy, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his continued recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 8 2012, 04:03 PM

Hi moon_beam

Thank you for the update. Staples, huh? I had those when I broke my ankle; not fun. Poor Noah relegated to the basement sad.gif Does this hamper the time you spend/sleep with him? I hope not. Glad he likes the pill pockets. Good conditioning in case he needs to take pills in the future. I hope you and your little man have a pleasant evening.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 8 2012, 04:16 PM

Hi, Tracy, since we live in the basement living quarters access to the upstairs is an option when he's feeling good. So we always share each other's company - - particuarly during cuddle and sleepy bed time.

It's almost time for his dinner, and I know you must be on your way home now to your precious companions. Thank you again, Tracy, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his continued recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 9 2012, 11:08 AM

Hi moon_beam

So glad you and your precious Noah can spend time together while he heals. Hopefully you can both enjoy some of your peaceful woodland neighbors today. That is if the weather is as nice as here. Keeping you both in our thoughts.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 9 2012, 02:33 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's continued recovery.

Noah is ever so happy to finally have the staples removed - - as am I. It is now a matter of time that his tummy fur will grow back. His tummy fur is completely white - - and it is so soft to touch.

I thank you, Tracy, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his continued recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 10 2012, 12:03 PM

Hi moon_beam

Yay for staples out smile.gif

Nice weather here; Theresa is quite enjoying it, but Tang is content to sit in the window. I hope you and Noah are having nice weather and enjoying your woodland neighbors.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 10 2012, 12:53 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers during my precious Noah's recovery.

This morning I took the gate away from the basement bathroom door so that he can once again jump onto the commode and then a short leap onto his window perch. He has been a very happy kitty today having this "privilege" restored. He was quite frustrated yesterday not being allowed in the bathroom. His emotional well being is as important as his physical health, so I decided this morning to give him this extra space once again. He seems to be very contented. I still have the gates at the bottom of the basement steps - - it may be another week before I take those down so that he can once again have access to the upstairs. He has come a long way in his recovery and I do not want him overdoing his physical activity.

I thank you, Tracy, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his continued recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Cheryl83 Oct 10 2012, 05:12 PM

Hi my dear friend moon_beam,

I haven't been able to get onto the forum for a while, when I finally had time to do so earlier my heart sank when I saw the topic title. I was almost too scared to read the thread, but I am so glad that I did, as it seems to have a happy ending. So pleased Noah's surgery went well and that he continues to improve. What a special, brave boy he is. I know how much you love him, and how difficult the last few days must have been for you. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to be here to offer you support. I will keep little Noah (and you) in my thoughts and prayers, and check back here whenever I can.

Thinking of you of both,
Cheryl xx

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 11 2012, 10:37 AM

Hi, Cheryl, thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah. I still feel a deep pain in my heart when I think how seriously ill he was and how close I came to losing him. Praise the Lord for upset tummies - - otherwise I may never have known he was so close to leaving me because he was not showing any other symptoms of a twisted intestine. I am so grateful for God's miracle of having him restored to me in good health, for the opportunity of continuing to share his sweet physical presence for awhile longer, and for the many thoughts and prayers lifted on Noah's behalf from our L S friends.

I hope today is treating you kindly, my friend, and thank you again so very much for sharing Noah's illness - - and recovery - - with me. I will let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his continued recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 11 2012, 11:25 AM

Hi moon_beam

Just stopping by to check in. I'm sorry you are still feeling stress over what might have been. I agree it's good that he had the upset tummy, as you would not have known anything was wrong. Cats are really good at hiding the more subtle stuff. But, I'm also glad Noah is going to be OK, and getting better each day. I'm sure he loves being allowed back on his "perch" Give him a hug from me.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 11 2012, 03:06 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers and comforting support during my precious Noah's recovery. With it only being 2.5 years since my beautiful baby girl Abbygayle joined the angels I truly am not in any hurry for my precious Noah to transition home to the angels. Since I do not know how much more time we have together, I am truly grateful for every minute of every hour of every day, and try not to take any of it for granted.

This morning when I fixed his water jug to put in the fridge for cool water this evening (I change his water and water bowl twice a day) some ice chips fell on the floor and he played some ice hockey. It is so good to see him feeling so chipper. And he has swatted his toys around a little bit today. I have not resumed playing our games of volley ball and soccer with him yet - - I do not want him to get too excited yet. That will come eventually.

I thank you, Tracy, for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah's recovery, and for your cherished friendship and care and concern - - as well as each of our forum friends. I will let you know how my precious Noah is doing in his continued recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Pippin's Mom Kel Oct 12 2012, 12:25 AM

Moon_beam, I am so happy to hear that Noah is making good progress! You've both been in my thoughts.

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 12 2012, 02:18 PM

Hi, Kel, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah during his medical crisis and recovery. When our precious companions become ill it is very frightening. Although it has been three weeks since Noah's and my journey began, and he is doing wonderfully in his recovery, I still shudder sometimes with cold chills when I think how close I came to losing him so quickly. I am very, very thankful for your thoughts and prayers on his behalf, Kel, and all of our L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 18 2012, 01:13 PM

My Dear L S Friends, I want to thank you so much for all your compassionate support, comfort, and encouragement during my precious Noah's medical crisis. He continues to do well in his recovery. His tummy fur is slowly growing back and is now long enough to provide some coverage for his incision. It may be another week before I take down the gates from the basement steps so that he can have access once again to the upstairs as he desires. It is hard to believe that next Friday, the 26th, will be one month since his surgery.

I thought you might enjoy seeing a pictue of my precious boy. This picture was taken shortly before his crisis began. Thank you again so much for all your thoughts and paryers for my precious Noah. I am so blessed to have him still with me, and to have the blessing of your friendships.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam



Posted by: DannysMom Oct 18 2012, 03:34 PM

Oh moon_beam, this is such a precious picture of Noah!!! smile.gif What a beautiful kitty boy! He has the cutest little nose and such bright green eyes. He looks like he's a real sweet and affectionate cat. You are so blessed to have him. smile.gif

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 18 2012, 04:02 PM

moon_beam

Ditto DannysMom on a beautiful pic of Noah smile.gif He and Tom could almost be brothers down to the green eyes. I'm so glad to hear he's doing well. Hopefully, he will have "full run" again in your home. Thank you again for the update and pic!

T

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Oct 18 2012, 06:57 PM

Hi moon_beam,

I was thinking recently that I would love to see a pic of Noah and there he is, so beautiful and precious!.....I am so happy he is still recovering well and is getting his belly fur back.

You deserve the best moon_beam, you are a wonderful friend to all of us here at LS and we love you......Prayers continue for you and Noah.....God Bless.....

LoveMyMickey


Posted by: xxForeverxx Oct 19 2012, 11:12 AM

What a wonderful photo and I am so glad to hear he is making a good recovery. He is so lucky to have such a loving owner and he is also knew that he looks after you too so it was not his time yet. I send my love and hope he continues to improve.

xxForeverxx

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 19 2012, 02:58 PM

Hi, DannysMom, Tracy, LoveMyMickey, and Forever, thank you so much for sharing my precious Noah with me. He is a handsome boy, and I am very blessed one to be his Forever Mom. And I am very honored to share him with you and our fellow L S friends.

He is curled up on his lamb's wool cushion taking a nap as I'm writing to you. I love watching his tummy gently rise and fall as he breathes, feeling his warm soft body cuddled next to me, and the sweet privilege of holding him in my arms. I know there will come a time when I must send him home to the angels - - but I am very grateful that this time has not yet come - - that I have been granted more time with him.

Thank you so much, DannysMom, Tracy, LoveMyMickey, Forever, and all of our L S friends, for the blessing of your continued comfort and support during my precious Noah's recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 20 2012, 08:00 AM

Hi moon_beam

Thank you for sharing Noah's progress with us. I'm so glad your sweet little man is doing well, and hopefully not going anywhere for a good long while. We are honored to call you friend and share in your and his happy news and daily progress. So, when will the little guy get full roaming access again?

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 20 2012, 12:15 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for stopping by to check in on my precious Noah. Initially it takes 6 weeks for recovery from major abdominal surgery. By this time there should not be any risk of pulling internal stitches, stressing abdominal muscles, etc.. So, even though this next Friday, 10/26, will be a month since his surgery I may wait an additional week - - give him 5 weeks - - before removing the gate. He has come so far in his recovery and I just do not want to take any chances with possible complications. He was already "pushing the limits" when he began jumping up onto the top of the fridge within days of his surgery. It will not hurt him to have this extra healing time before resuming his full activity with access to the basement steps.

Thank you again, my friend, for keeping my precious boy in your thoughts and prayers as he continues in his recovery. I am sincerely thankful for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy, and of all of our L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 20 2012, 01:53 PM

Hi moon_beam

I'm so sorry if you took my question as trying to hurry you and Noah along. Of course you are being careful and don't want to rush his progress. I was just curious. I can hardley believe that 10/26 will have been a month. I'm glad he is doing well and you both can spend quality time together. Hope you are both having a great Caturday.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 20 2012, 03:56 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you for your continued support and encouragement during my precious Noah's recovery. I want you to know that your questions are welcome - - no offense taken at all. I sometimes think I may be playing it over-cautious with not allowing him access to the basement steps yet. I know he is getting a bit frustrated with the gates still up. He will go to the bottom of the steps and stomp his front paws on the carpet like a little kid having a temper tantrum all the while looking up the stairs. Although his frustrations are short-lived, I know he will be much happier when the gates come down. He is 9 years old in kitty years - - which averages out to 60 something in human years. Physical bodies need more healing time as they get older. This is just a temporary inconvenience for him, but I know it is beginning to feel like "forever" to him.

So, this is where we are at this stage in Noah's healing journey. I know he wants to do more - - just not yet.

Thank you, my friend, for your continued support and encouragement, and for keeping my precious boy in your thoughts and prayers as he continues in his recovery. I am sincerely thankful for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy, and of all of our L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 21 2012, 08:49 PM

Hi moon_beam

I'm glad I didn't give offence. To be honest, if I were in your place with Theresa or Tang (or Tom, if I'd done things right sad.gif) I'd probably be playing it safe too. I can so relate to Noah's frustration. As if he's saying "Moooom, I'm not an invalid" But you are his forever mom, and you are just looking out for him. Theresa is about the same age as Noah. They had her at just over 4 years old and in the shelter at four months when I adopted her in March 2007. Hard to believe she's been with me that long. Or that Tang has been here since last May. Anyway, I hope that you and Noah have a blissful night and a great tomorrow.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 22 2012, 02:47 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you for your continued support and encouragement during Noah's recovery. I am soooo chuckling at your observation of Noah's behavior: "Moooom, I'm not an invalid " - - that is soooo right on!! He is sooo funny when he stomps he front feet - - I actually have to turn away from him so that he can't see me laughing, and I have to put my hand over my mouth so that he can't hear me - - that would be so insensitive to his feelings if he saw and heard me laughing at his frustration.

We are slowly getting back into our play routines, and that is so much fun. Since I do not know what caused his intestine to twist in the first place, I'm trying to keep a closer watch on his activity to try to prevent this from happening again. At least if it does happen again I will know that I have done everything in my power to try to prevent it. It frightens me a bit because there were so many things that could have gone wrong, - - things I could have missed. If it weren't for his upset tummies he may in reality not be with me today because twisted intestines that are not promptly diagnosed and treated are nearly 100 percent fatal, and those who do survive the belated surgical treatment do not have a good prognosis due to the extensive damage and repair of the intestine. He is recovering nicely from his surgery - - I'm just not sure that I will completely recover from this event.

And this is why it is so important to cherish every moment of every hour of every day that I have with him, because there are no guarantees. And I thank you, Tracy, and all of our L S friends, for sharing my precious Noah with me.

Once again, my friend, I thank you for your continued support and encouragement, and for keeping my precious boy in your thoughts and prayers as he continues in his recovery. I am sincerely thankful for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy, and of all of our L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 22 2012, 04:04 PM

Hi moon_beam

So glad to hear little Noah is doing better. I can understand wanting to hide your laughter. I've gotten some pretty dirty looks over the years for that. Poor little guy just wants things back to normal. I can certainly understand your fear and anxiety over "what might have been" I'm sure I'd probably feel the same way. I'm glad you are able to have game time and spend quality time together. You both are in our thought in the House of Ts

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 23 2012, 04:39 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement with Noah's recovery. Each of my companions throughout my life have their own special place in my heart. Noah has an additional special place as he may very well be my last companion during my earthly journey. So, yes, this medical crisis with him has hit home quite hard.

Once again, my friend, I thank you for your continued support and encouragement, and for keeping my precious boy in your thoughts and prayers as he continues in his recovery. I am sincerely thankful for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy, and of all of our L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Chandanimane Oct 23 2012, 05:40 PM

Hi moon_beam,

I just wanted to stop in and in turn offer you sympathy and support with Noah. I am glad to hear that he is recovering well from his surgery. He may be growing impatient for things to return back to normal, but this is what we do as parents, we look after their well-being regardless of whether of not they approve. We do it out of love for them. I will keep you both in my prayers for his continued progress. He is indeed a beautiful boy.

-Laura

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 24 2012, 03:33 PM

Hi moon_beam

Thank you for letting us know how your boy is doing. When you mentioned his "stomping" I wonder if perhaps he's kneeding in frustration. I've noticed Tang do that, and darned if it doesn't look like stomping. I can understand Noah's special place in your heart. But I hope you keep an open mind in that there are so many seniors out there (The Grannies Project comes to mind) that would so benefit from such a fantastic mom as yourself. But, you must do what feels right, as do we all. Just some food for thought. In any case, I'm glad you can focus on the here and now in that Noah is going to be OK for a long time to come hopefully. As always you both are in our thoughts and prayers.

T


Posted by: moon_beam Oct 24 2012, 03:55 PM

Hi, Laura, thank you so much for your most welcome comfort, support, and encouragement in my precious Noah's continued recovery. I know first hand how hard it is to respond to other topics during deep grief, so I appreciate your friendship during this time of deep sorrow for you. Thank you for sharing my precious Noah with me.

Hi, Tracy, thank you for your continued support and encouragement during my precious Noah's continued recovery. Yes, indeed - - both your precious Tang and my precious Noah are kneeding the carpet in frustration - - it's the closest way they can come to "stomping" their front feet. Bless their hearts - - they DO have the same emotions that we have. The way they move their feet and the expressions on their faces convey the difference in their emotions when they kneed the carpet, or a blanket - - or us.

Noah kept a loving vigil over me today as I began the now ongoing project of raking the autumn carpet of leaves in the back yard. I got four bags of leaves raked today - - but as I was raking the trees continued to "rain" leaves onto the ground - - including where I had already raked. Noah gets so excited when he sees the leaves falling - - and blowing in the wind before they land on the ground. It is fascinating watching him watch the leaves.

Thank you again, Laura and Tracy, for your continued support and encouragement, and for keeping my precious boy in your thoughts and prayers as he continues in his recovery. I am sincerely thankful for the blessing of your friendships, and of all of our L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 25 2012, 04:04 PM

Hi moon_beam

I'm glad to hear that Noah continues to do well. With Tang's "stomping" I think it's more just being excited, trying to wake me up and get my attention. Must be a boy cat thing. Anyway, happy to hear your boy is doing better. Keep us updated smile.gif

T

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Oct 26 2012, 11:32 AM

Hi moon_beam,

I'm so happy Noah is still recovering well. I had to smile about Noah's stomping/kneading, so cute......I understand about Noah being extra special when you think he might be your last.......I feel the same way about Mickey. Our age and future health has to be taken into consideration.

Have a good day with your precious Noah, moom_beam, and don't overdo with those leaves. I hope Sandy doesn't bring you any damage......God Bless...

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 26 2012, 12:39 PM

Hi, Tracy, LoveMyMickey, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers and encouragement during my precious Noah's recovery. It truly means a lot to me.

Today is exactly one month since his surgery. Last evening he had an upset tummy event which of course concerned me a bit. There was some fur in the results, so I'm hoping this is a "fur ball tummy" event. He ate his dinner okay last night and so far this morning he seems to be fine. I gave him a dose of Laxatone this morning, and he seems to be resting comfortably on his bathroom window perch as I'm writing to you. Needless to say he still requires some close observation - - which is why the gates will remain at the basement steps so that he will be where I can make sure he is okay until I'm certain that he will be going upstairs for enjoyment rather than trying to disguise not feeling well.

Once again, Tracy and LoveMyMickey, I thank you so much for the blessing of your friendship, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers during my precious Noah's continued recovery - - and of our fellow L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: DannysMom Oct 26 2012, 08:05 PM

Dear moon_beam, I can't believe it's been a whole month since Noah had surgery. I am so glad he is doing so well. I can so understand how you were concerned when he had an upset tummy yesterday, probably wondering if this was a serious issue. I know this can be unsettling as you don't know what caused his intestines to twist in the first place. But it looks like this episode was just a plain old hairball. This is probably the season where they shed a bit more, and the laxatone as well as some extra brushing should help. I think you're right in observing him so closely for now. I hope your precious little kitty boy continues to do well. smile.gif

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 27 2012, 03:31 PM

Hi, DannysMom, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers and encouragement during Noah's recovery. I gave him another small dose of Laxatone today to try to keep ahead of any potential furball tummy upsets. So far so good. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all of our coastline L S friends who may be affected by Hurricane Sandy. Us "inlanders" are expected to get some high wind and maybe some rain, depending on when and where Sandy decides to make landfall. Noah and I are safe - - so glad we have a working emergency generator if the wind should cause a power outage.

Once again, DannysMom, I thank you so much for the blessing of your friendship, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers during my precious Noah's continued recovery - - and of our fellow L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 28 2012, 06:22 PM

Hi moon_beam

Just checking in on you and your precious Noah. I'm glad he continues to do well. I hope he does not have any more upset tummy issues. Stay safe from the weather. Peace and blessings.

T

Posted by: Pippin's Mom Kel Oct 28 2012, 11:13 PM

Moon_beam,

I'm so glad to read that overall, Noah is doing well. The upset tummy incident must have been disconcerting. I remember being so afraid every time Pippin seemed even a little "off" during his illness - nothing like a little hypervigilance on my part! I am glad to hear things seem to be moving along, though, after that incident. Whew.

By the way, I loved the picture you shared of Noah! What a handsome, intelligent-looking boy you have!

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 29 2012, 01:52 PM

Hi, Tracy, Kel, thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement during my precious Noah's recovery. Yes, his tummy upset last week was a bit of concern, but it seems the Laxatone is doing its job. He seems to be more mellow now - - this experience has been a major event for him and I know it has made an impression on him. He is doing well overall, though, and I am thankful for his precious sweet presence with me every day.

Thank you again so much for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy and Kel, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers during my precious Noah's continued recovery - - and of our fellow L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Oct 30 2012, 05:51 PM

Hi moon_beam

Just checking in on you and your precious boy Noah. I'm glad to hear he continues to do well with his medication and recovery. Yes, I can imagine it was quite an ordeal for him and you as well. Let us know how you both are doing.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Oct 31 2012, 11:28 AM

Hi, Tracy, thank you for your continued support and encouragement during my precious Noah's recovery. This is week 5 now, - - today marks 5 weeks since I brought him home from the hospital post-surgery. He has not had any additional upset tummies, so the Laxatone seems to be helping. I had stopped the routine Laxatone because he had such a challenge with control of his emissions system post-surgery, and I did not want to add further insult to an already embarrassing situation for him. But it appears that he is able to manage the Laxatone okay for furball management, so I will resume his prevention routine now.

Thank you again so much for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers during my precious Noah's continued recovery - - and of our fellow L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Nov 1 2012, 06:39 PM

Hi moon_beam

Wow, 5 weeks. It seems like only yesterday; to you and Noah especially. I'm glad the Laxitone is working better now. Noah seems like such a fussy clean little man. I'm sure it was no pic nic for him. YAY for no more upset tummy. Is he still "stomping" to explore? Keep us updated and have a great evening.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 2 2012, 12:16 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement during my precious Noah's recovery. It truly does mean a lot to me.

He seems to continue to be doing well. He is alert and active. We played some soccer this morning with one of his rattle balls. Once in awhile he still goes to the bottom of the basement steps and does his frustration "stomping" but not as frequently as he had been. I do not want to frustrate him, but I also do not want him climbing those steps yet until he is healed more internally. He continues to jump on top of the fridge which gives him enough cardio exercise for now.

His tummy fur is continuing to grow back in and he has a good first layer coverage over his incision now. With the colder weather I'm glad his tummy isn't so bare anymore.

So far he is continuing to do well, and for this I am very grateful. I thank you so much for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers during my precious Noah's continued recovery - - and of our fellow L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Nov 5 2012, 12:44 PM

Hi moon_beam

Just checking on your precious Noah and you. I'm glad you have been able to engage him in some fun and games. I surely understand not wanting him to be stressed or overdo things. It's nice to hear is tummy fur is growing back in nicely too. I hope I'm not being a pest checking in so often, but some days (well, most days) you are the only one that checks up on me, Theresa and Tang. And I just wanted you to know that I'm thinking of you and your little man Noah. Keep us up to date on his progress. Hope you both have a wonderful day smile.gif

T

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 5 2012, 04:58 PM

Hi, Tracy, thank you very much for your continued support and encouragement during my precious Noah's recovery. It truly does mean a lot to me.

Noah is continuing to do well. The Laxatone seems to be helping to keep furball tummies in check, for which I am thankful. In the past the occasional upset tummy didn't concern me too much - - but that has changed now.

The next biggest event in his recovery is whenever I take the gates down at the bottom of the basement steps, and I'm suspecting at this point in time this might be around the Thanksgiving holiday. This will be a true Thanksgiving for still having him with me.

I thank you so much for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers during my precious Noah's continued recovery - - and of our fellow L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Nov 21 2012, 07:02 PM

Hi moon_beam,

I'm so happy Noah is still doing well. I want to wish you and Noah a Happy Thanksgiving and it truly will be because he is still with you. I bet he will do a happy dance when you take the gate down.

Moon_beam, I hope you have a peaceful and cozy night with your precious Noah.

Love and Blessings,
LoveMyMickey

Posted by: Tom's Dad Nov 22 2012, 10:08 AM

Hi moon_beam

Ditto LoveMyMickey. I hope you and Noah have a terrific Thanksgiving. His ongoing well being is truly a blessing for you both.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 23 2012, 12:06 PM

Hi, LoveMyMickey and Tracy, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah. I hope you both had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration yesterday - - even though I know you worked yesterday, Tracy.

I was able to spend a part of the day yesterday with my brother and sister in law at their home. By the time I got home it was well after sunset and my precious Noah was very frantic to see me and needed my undivided attention. Today he does not want me out of his sight - - he is staying very close to me.

Tomorrow he will have a surprise: The gates will finally be removed to the basement steps so that he can once again have access to the upstairs to his heart's desire. He has a very good cover of fur over his incision now and he seems to be back to his normal energy levels. It will be interesting to observe his reaction when the gates are finally removed.

I thank you so much for the blessing of your friendships, LoveMyMickey and Tracy, and all of our forum friends who have been so supportive and comforting during this time of Noah's medical crisis and his recovery. I know my time with my precious Noah is becoming limited with the progression of age and the medical challenges that come with that, but I truly am very thankful for every moment that we have together - - and am truly thankful for the blessing of your friendships.

Please know you both - - and each of our L S friends - - are in my thoughts and prayers.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: DannysMom Nov 23 2012, 02:54 PM

Dear moon_beam, I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving, but Noah sure missed you! I can imagine that he was wondering:"Mom, where are you and when are you coming back?" He is such a devoted little kitty boy. smile.gif

He may not know what to do once the gates comes down. Maybe he will sit there for a few minutes wondering if he can really go up the steps again. Or maybe he will even race up the steps! smile.gif I'm so glad that his fur has grown back. It was hard for me to look at Mindy's and Shelley's shaved tummies after they had their spay surgery.

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 23 2012, 03:37 PM

Hi, DannysMom, thank you so much for your continued support and encouragement during my precious Noah's recovery.

I do believe his health crisis has helped him to know even more deeply how much I love him. He truly has a precious, sweet Spirit - - and I am so blessed to have the honor of being his human caregiver.

I thank you so much for the blessing of your friendship, DannysMom, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers during my precious Noah's continued recovery - - and of our fellow L S friends. You and your precious Mindy and Shelley are in my thoughts and prayers.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 24 2012, 03:24 PM

My dear friends - - the full circle of Noah's recovery is now complete. This morning I removed the gate barriers at the bottom of the basement steps and Noah - - with a few chirps of curiosity ventured up the steps and checked out his familiar territory. He has gone upstairs a couple of times - - racing at full speed - - hearing the patter of his precious feet on the upstairs hardwood floor - - then hearing him race back down the steps to "home base". He has had his lunch and is now taking his afternoon nap on his lamb's wool cushion as I'm writing to you. He has enjoyed the sunbeams on his bathroom window perch at times today as well. I do believe he is a happy, contented little kitty now knowing that his life is fully back to normal from his medical crisis.

I want to thank each of you so much for your comforting supporting and encouragement all through my precious Noah's illness and recovery. Thank you so very much for the blessing of your cherished friendships.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Nov 25 2012, 06:42 AM

Hi moon_beam

I am so happy to hear that Noah is fully recovered - 2 months almost to the day you first posted. I know it was stressfull an scary for you both. But the good news is that he is all better and able to explore his domain. You are both in our thoughts. I hope he has many happy days of exploring ahead.

T

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 25 2012, 10:48 AM

Hi, Tracy, thank you so much for sharing Noah's "full circle" with me. He does seem to be a very contented little boy once again. It is a joy to see him contented to his heart's delight.

I thank you so much for the blessing of your friendship, Tracy, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers that provided much comfort and encouragement during my precious Noah's serious illness and recovery - - and of our fellow L S friends.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Nov 27 2012, 12:27 PM

Hi moon_beam

I was all to glad to make the full circle journey with you and Noah - and am in fact it truly was full circle in that he's recovered from his ordeal. You have been there for me and all of us on LS so many times; it was our turn to support you and Noah. I'm so glad your little boy has full run of the place and is healthy enough to truly enjoy it. You are both in our thoughts.

T

Posted by: DannysMom Nov 27 2012, 08:43 PM

moon_beam, I was smiling when I read that your sweet Noah was racing up the steps at full speed. It is obvious he had missed going upstairs and spending some private time there. Now he has the full run of the house again! Yeah!!! It's such good news that he is back to normal and enjoying his normal routines again.

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 28 2012, 01:46 PM

Hi, Tracy, it is a blessing for me to be able to offer comfort, support, encouragement, and hope to those whose precious companions are experiencing a serious illness and to those whose hearts are breaking with the deepest pain of sorrow they will know on this side of eternity when their companions join the angels. It is also a joy for me to celebrate with others whose companions have recovered, and who have found new companions to share their earthly journeys.

Sometimes people think that those who give comfort don't need it when they are facing a traumatic event because, after all, they KNOW all the words. But it truly is different when one is experiencing a crisis situation - - although the mind KNOWS the words, the heart still needs the comfort of others who understand what you are going through.

On behalf of my precious Noah and me, my friend, I do sincerely appreciate your comforting support and encouragement during my precious Noah's medical crisis and recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 28 2012, 01:53 PM

Hi, DannysMom, thank you so much for sharing my precious Noah's full circle recovery with me. It is a blessing to see him feeling so well and happy. What is amazing to me is that he seems equally contented to be here in the basement living quarters close to me instead of spending hours upstairs by himself. This is truly an extra special blessing to me.

On behalf of my precious Noah and me, I thank you so much for the blessing of your friendship, DannysMom, and for your most gracious and deeply appreciated thoughts and prayers that provided much comfort and encouragement during my precious Noah's serious illness and recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Pippin's Mom Kel Dec 8 2012, 04:20 PM

moon_beam, I am so happy to read that Noah has the full run of the house and is racing up stairs! What a blessing. I haven't had a lot of energy to read/post much, but please know that I've been thinking of both you and Noah.

Posted by: xxForeverxx Dec 13 2012, 06:43 AM

Hi moon_beam

I am so happy to hear Noah is feeling much much better. It is lovely to hear he would rather spend time with you then upstairs but it is great he has the option now he has almost recovered. There is nothing better than seeing the ones we love happy again. I look forward to hearing more about his recovery.

xxForeverxx

Posted by: moon_beam Dec 13 2012, 11:46 AM

Hi, Kel and Forever, thank you so much for your continued thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah, and for sharing with me his recovery progress. It is a blessing for me to still have his sweet precious physical presence with me. I know I will never be prepared for the moment in time when I will need to make the ultimate decision for him to ease his journey home to the angels, but I must confess I was so very fearful that the time was before me in September. I thank God for His infinite mercy in sparing me at this time from that deep sorrow, and for listening to your prayers and all the ones lifted up by our fellow forum friends on his behalf to our Father God Creator. Tears of thankfulness and joy still flow as I read your and everyone's kind and thoughtful words of comfort, support and encouragement. Christmas Day, December 25, will be exactly three months to the day of his surgery that God guided the hands of the surgeon which allowed him to restore my precious Noah to good health - - this time. This Christmas will truly be a very special one of celebration.

Noah is continuing to do well. His tummy fur has just about grown back all the way, and we are back to playing a good round of "soccer ball" with his toys just about every morning now - - which is so much fun.

Thank you again, Kel and Forever, for stopping by to share your continued thoughts and good wishes on behalf of my precious Noah. I do sincerely appreciate your cherished friendships, and the cherished friendships of everyone here on this wonderful forum.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: DannysMom Dec 16 2012, 12:06 PM

Dear moon_beam, I know you treasure your little Noah even more after this scary event, and we are all glad and thankful that he made it through. I know it's comforting for you that his tummy fur has grown back. I remember when Mindy and Shelley's tummies were so bare and I could barely stand to look at their tummies and the incision.

Noah seems to be back to his old self and I know he's enjoying playing soccer with you. He seems like such a sweet, happy kitty boy, and I hope that you will have a wonderful Christmas with him this year. Thank you for all the support you have given me this year as I surely needed it. God bless you, dear friend!

Posted by: moon_beam Dec 18 2012, 11:34 AM

Hi, DannysMom, thank you so much for your most welcome and kind thoughts of encouragement and support for my precoius Noah in his recovery. It is indeed comforting for me to see his tummy fur completely grown back - - as I'm sure it is for him, too. I can imagine his tummy feels a bit warmer now with his fur coat back. Since his surgery he has seemed to enjoy seeking out the warmest places he can find for his naps. So I try to supplement the sunbeams with blankets warmed on a heating pad. It is so nice to see him totally relax when I cover him up with a warmed fleece throw.

Thank you again, DannysMom, for stopping by to share your continued thoughts and good wishes on behalf of my precious Noah. I do sincerely appreciate your cherished friendship, and the cherished friendships of everyone here on this wonderful forum.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Kellyt Dec 19 2012, 11:47 PM

Hi moon_beam,
Sorry I'm just seeing this thread now, but I'm so very happy that Noah is doing well, and that he has come full circle. Sending lots of positive energy and wishes for continued health and happiness your way.

-Kelly

Posted by: moon_beam Dec 20 2012, 12:05 PM

Hi, Kelly, thank you so much for your most welcome thoughts and good wishes for my precious Noah in his recovery. It is truly is a blessing to have him feeling so well. I could not have endured the fearful hours and days without the comforting support of each of our wonderful forum friends. Even though you were not aware at the time of Noah's medical crisis, I know we had your comforthing thoughts and prayers just the same through the spirit of your friendship.

Thank you again, Kelly, for stopping by to share with me and each of our forum friends my precious Noah's full recovery.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Jun 15 2013, 05:22 PM

Hello moon_beam

I have not seen you on here for 2 days. The last post you put on my thread, you talked about the bad storms knocking out your power and being on the generator. Are you and Noah OK? I hope it's just a matter of not being able to get on the internet.

All LS members: Please join me in a prayer that moon_beam and Noah are OK. Most of you (myself included) have had the benefit of her kind words and counsel in dealing with the loss and/or sickness/injury of our beloved animal companions. Let us hope and pray they are both doing well.


TTT

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Jun 15 2013, 06:10 PM

Please be okay, moon_beam and Noah. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tracy, I looked up her power company and it said as of 5 PM this evening, 21,000 in Va. are still without power. I think that includes her county.

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: Tom's Dad Jun 15 2013, 06:30 PM

Thanks LoveMyMickey, you beat me to it.

Posted by: DannysMom Jun 16 2013, 02:20 PM

I checked Dominion Virginia Power's outage map this morning and it looks like they've pretty much restored power to most of those who were out, but it may take them a few more days to get to moon_beam. I'm sure she is alright as she does have the generator running. Still, I know we'd all feel better if we heard something from her.

Posted by: moon_beam Jun 17 2013, 01:41 PM

My dear friends, thank you soooo very much for your thoughts and prayers over the last several days for my precious Noah and me. It has been a very challenging time here from the effects of the storm - - but in spite of everything I am very, very grateful that the house itself is safe from damage - - although we did have a very close call. Appalachian Power got our electricity restored late Saturday evening - - then had to make an emergency call to the plumber as we did not have ANY water - - turns out there is an emergency "kill switch" on the well pump that automatically kicks in when it experiences a power surge - - so once the plumber primed the pump by disengaging the kill switch we had water flowing once again - - that will be the EASIEST FIX from the storm.

Internet service was restored late last night - - so Noah and I are back among civilization once again. I must confess the effects of this storm have been very challenging tihs time around - - sometimes really feeling like I needed an IV tranquilizer, but the nerves are beginning to get back under control and hope is once again on the horizon to get things back in order. I know there are people who are under similar circumstances - - and worse - - so I am finding great comfort from both God and my precious Noah.

Thank you again so very, very much for the blessing of your friendships and thoughts and prayers - - they are always appreciated - - and especially over the past several days. I hope life is treating each of you kindly, and it is very nice to be back with each of you.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: janika Jun 17 2013, 02:17 PM

Dear Moonbeam and Noah

I'm so glad that you are ok. You are so precious to so many people here. Take care of yourselves and be safe.

Love and hugs

Jan and my Angels xx

Posted by: moon_beam Jun 17 2013, 02:45 PM

Hi, Jan, thank you for your thoughts and prayers on behalf of my precious Noah and me. The hum of electricity is a very comforting sound - - the hum of the fridge, the hum of the TV, the internet connection to my cherished friends here on L S. It's one thing to choose NOT to have the TV or computer on - - quite a different thing to be isolated from the connections that give joy and comfort due to the effects imposed by the force of Nature.

I hope life is treating you kindly, Jan, and that you will have a peaceful evening blessed with your beloved Pixie's and all of your beloved angels' sweet Living Spirits to comfort you. Please know you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers, and always look forward to knowing how you're doing.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: LoveMyMickey Jun 17 2013, 06:19 PM

Dear moon_beam,

I am sooo happy to see you back here and that you and Noah are okay. Isn't it wonderful to hear the humming of those appliances again. Well, I hear thunder here right now, so I had better close down. Again I am so glad you and Noah are okay. Take care and have a blessed evening with your precious furbaby.....God Bless..

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: Tom's Dad Jun 17 2013, 07:15 PM

Welcome back moon_beam!

Sorry to hear about your storm related difficulties ohmy.gif , but SO glad you and Noah are safe and OK.

Posted by: Gretta's Mom Jun 29 2013, 07:22 PM

Hello Moon Beam

I was just wandering around here on LS and came across your story of baby Moah and his close call with the twisted intestine. I am SO happy, with the others, that things turned out all right in the end. Things like that are so thoroughly terrifying when they are happening. And, yes, we KNOW in our heads what is going on and what to do, but the HEART is a totally different matter. All the heart can think of is breaking because of possibly being separated from the one we love most in this world.

MoonBeam, you have given so much to so many. I am honored to be among those helped by you and in the throng of people who love you and Mr Noah.

Gretta and Rufus's mom

Posted by: moon_beam Jun 30 2013, 03:59 PM

Hi, Gretta's and Rufus' Mom, thank you so much for sharing with me the journey of my precious Noah during his medical crisis last September, and the blessing of God's Perfect Healing for him so that he can continue to share his sweet physical presence with me - - for however long that may be. I am so thankful for the blessing of this wonderful forum and each of the many people I am privileged to know as friends.

Thank you, Gretta's and Rufus' Mom, for the blessing of your friendship, and for your thoughts and prayers on behalf of my precious Noah and me.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 25 2013, 10:45 AM

My dear friends, it has been exactly one year this date, 9/25, that my precious Noah underwent emergency surgery for what turned out to be a twisted intestine. I am happy to share with you that he is doing very well - - and I am so very thankful to our Heavenly Father Creator for restoring my precious Noah's health so that we can continue sharing our earthly journey together. And I am also very grateful for each of you - - for your support, encouragement, and comfort during a very frightening time as I waited for the call from the veterinary office informing me of his status. Each moment of every day is a blessing with him.

I just wanted to share this day with you - - and to once again thank each of you for your cherished friendship.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: DannysMom Sep 25 2013, 06:37 PM

Dear moon_beam, thank you for sharing this with us. I am glad things turned out alright for little Noah and that he is still with you. I hope you have many more happy years with your sweet, precious kitty boy! smile.gif

Posted by: Tom's Dad Sep 26 2013, 12:29 PM

Hello moon_beam.

My goodness where has the time gone? I still remember seeing that post and feeling my stomach drop fearing the worst. I too am glad that you have been gifted with many more years with your precious Noah on your and his earthly journey together.

I hope today is being kind to you both and that you have a wonderful day and evening. TTFN

TTT

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 26 2013, 12:37 PM

Hi, DannysMom and Tracy, thank you so much for sharing with us this milestone event for my precious Noah and me. There has been a part of me that has been holding my breath through this past year very concerned that "something" could happen from his surgery that would result in another emergency situation. My precious Noah is 10 years old now, and I am no spring chicken, - - so I know our time together is becoming even more precious with every day of every year.

I thank you both again so much for sharing this "anniversary" with us, and for the blessing of your cherished friendships.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Pippin's Mom Kel Sep 29 2013, 04:53 PM

moon_beam, I can't believe it's been a year since Noah's surgery! I'm so glad he continues to do well.

Posted by: moon_beam Sep 30 2013, 10:04 AM

Hi, Kel, thank you so much for joining my precious Noah and me in commemorating our one year "recovery" anniversary. I know there will come a time when I will need to make the most painful decision to release him from his physical body - - but I am ever so thankful for every moment of every hour of every day we have together NOW.

And I thank you so much, Kel, for the blessing of your cherished friendship.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Monique Aug 27 2015, 02:52 PM

hi moon_beam,

how is noah doing? this may appear as completely out of nowhere and random. in all the support you have shown me lately from my losing madelynne and your mention of your own furred companions, i visited your profile thinking perhaps you would have blogged about them. and that is how i landed on your story of noah.

do you have any others?

i do hope this finds everyone at your home doing well.

Posted by: moon_beam Aug 28 2015, 11:54 AM

Hi, Monique, thank you so much for sharing my precious Noah's experience with me. I am so blessed to share with you that he is doing very well. Since his surgery he has required a daily dose of Miralax to help keep his solid waste emission system flowing properly - - this was recommended by his veterinary care provider as he was experiencing constipation issues which could have developed into a serious condition called Megacolon.

In November 2013 he was diagnosed with diabetes. The medical team on his case at that time changed his food to a low glucose maintenance forumla in addition to insulin injections twice a day. Within days of his diagnosis he experienced a life threatening hypoglycemia event which required him to be hospitalized at the Emergency Hospital overnight and then transferred to his regular medical team the next day. The ER physicians were very astute as to what was happening with him, and recommended to his regular medical team to either keep him on his regular food with insulin injections or keep him on the low glucose maintenance food without the insulin. I am very happy to say that he is doing very well on the low glucose maintenance food - - no insulin injections required. He is back with his original primary care physician for which I am very thankful (she had changed veterinary practices when he was diagnosed with diabetes) - - she has opened her own practice now, and he is flourishing under her care.

Noah is my sole surviving companion in a household that used to have four fur family members including Noah. My beloved number one kitty son Eli joined the angels on December 11, 2006, due to end stage Lymphoma. He was 6 years and 7 months old. My beloved Black Lab Oslo joined the angels on November 29, 2009, two weeks after his 15 th birthday. He had multiple health challenges that were being managed, but it was a sudden stroke that mandated assistance with his transition journey from this earthly realm. My beloved beautiful baby girl Abbygayle - - Noah's sibling sister - - was diagnosed with end stage Fibrosarcoma in July 2009. After 9 months of valiantly overcoming the course of the cancer, the cancer finally took its toll. On March 15, 2010, her primary veterinary care provider and I eased her journey home to the angels. She was 6 years and 10 months old. Needless to say, my precious Noah's heart was totally shattered with losing each of his fur family members. I tried introducing a kitten to him who he could mentor and have fun with - - but he totally rejected the kitten and was not happy with me for bringing the kitten into the house. So the kitten was returned to the veterinary hospital and was adopted by another loving family whose other companion animals welcomed him into their home. My precious Noah was letting me know he needed my undivided attention, and that is fine with me. Because of my senior age, physical challenges, and limited finances now that I am retired, my precious Noah will be my last companion fur child. So every moment I have with him is precious to me.

Thank you again so much for sharing my precious Noah with me, Monique. I hope today is treating you and your precious companions kindly.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 10 2017, 02:45 AM

It is 2:45 a.m. and have just gotten home from the emergency vet hospital about 45 minutes drive from here. Earlier this evening my precious Noah began vomitting and could not stop throughout the evening, so after his last upset tummy around 9:45 p.m. I decided it was time to take him to the emergency hospital. It was obvious he was in distress - - it was obvious this wasn't your average tummy upset. His appetite throughout the day hadn't been normal either - - which is unlike him.

As you read through my previous posts you will see he is a diabetic, but not on insulin - - he has been managed with low glucose maintenance food. It is isn't his diabetes that is a problem. Blood tests show his red blood cell count is very high and his white blood cell count is extremely low - - very extremely low. Xrays were taken which basically shows no obvious abnormalities with the possible exception of a bulge in a section around the right side of his heart. This is yet undetermined if it is something clincial or perhaps a shadow on the Xray. The doctor feels there is a cancer at work - - leaning heavily toward a leukemia. He is receiving IV fluids which hopefully will keep his blood from clotting due to dehydration, and he will receive other treatments such as antibiotics to try to "jump start" his immune system. He is critical - - just from his current state he could go into cardiac arrest at any time - - so I have put a DNR on his chart.

I am asking those who read this new post to please keep my precious boy in your thoughts and prayers. His current ER doctor will be calling me later this morning - - around 6 am or therabouts - - before she leaves her shift with an update on his status. She has already spoken with his regular veterinary care provider letting her know my precious boy is in critical care.

I will keep you informed as to what is happening as soon as I can.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: LittleGirl'sMommy Nov 10 2017, 08:41 AM

Oh my goodness, moon_beam !! I just read this and am PRAYING that you received some sort of hopeful news when the ER doc called you. I am sending intense, heartfelt prayers toward you and Noah, starting now.

(An odd coincidence. I almost posted yesterday in this Pet Disease and Sickness Support section about my boy, Sunny. Not to hijack your thread but I'll be brief. He's 15 1/2 and has had borderline kidney disease for 6 years. A week ago he began drinking and urinating more and he's become slightly wobbly on his feet. Blood tests tomorrow.)

Prayers for both of our precious boys. wub.gif I realize Noah's case is critical right now. Can hardly wait to hear from you next. I can just imagine how you must be doing!! sad.gif

Kathy


QUOTE (moon_beam @ Nov 10 2017, 02:45 AM) *
It is 2:45 a.m. and have just gotten home from the emergency vet hospital about 45 minutes drive from here. Earlier this evening my precious Noah began vomitting and could not stop throughout the evening, so after his last upset tummy around 9:45 p.m. I decided it was time to take him to the emergency hospital. It was obvious he was in distress - - it was obvious this wasn't your average tummy upset. His appetite throughout the day hadn't been normal either - - which is unlike him.

As you read through my previous posts you will see he is a diabetic, but not on insulin - - he has been managed with low glucose maintenance food. It is isn't his diabetes that is a problem. Blood tests show his red blood cell count is very high and his white blood cell count is extremely low - - very extremely low. Xrays were taken which basically shows no obvious abnormalities with the possible exception of a bulge in a section around the right side of his heart. This is yet undetermined if it is something clincial or perhaps a shadow on the Xray. The doctor feels there is a cancer at work - - leaning heavily toward a leukemia. He is receiving IV fluids which hopefully will keep his blood from clotting due to dehydration, and he will receive other treatments such as antibiotics to try to "jump start" his immune system. He is critical - - just from his current state he could go into cardiac arrest at any time - - so I have put a DNR on his chart.

I am asking those who read this new post to please keep my precious boy in your thoughts and prayers. His current ER doctor will be calling me later this morning - - around 6 am or therabouts - - before she leaves her shift with an update on his status. She has already spoken with his regular veterinary care provider letting her know my precious boy is in critical care.

I will keep you informed as to what is happening as soon as I can.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam


Posted by: LoveMyMickey Nov 10 2017, 05:43 PM

Oh moon_beam, I am crying as I write this. i am so sorry your little precious Noah is so sick. I will say prayers for him and you too. I hope you get some encouraging news. Love you both.

LoveMyMickey



LittleGirl"sMommy, I am so sorry about your little boy Sunny. I will say prayers for him too. God Bless.

LoveMyMickey

Posted by: Tom's Dad Nov 10 2017, 06:40 PM

Oh moon_beam. I am so very saddened by this news sad.gif Tang and I are praying for both of you. I am even asking Angels Theresa and Tom to pull for your precious boy. Please keep us posted. We are all pulling for you both here {{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}

TT and TT

Posted by: moon_beam Nov 10 2017, 06:52 PM

Hi, Kathy, LoveMyMickey, and Tracy. Thank you so much for your most comforting support and thoughts and prayers for my precious Noah and me. I received a call around 6:30 this morning from the admitting ER doctor that my precious boy made it through the night. I visited him around 1 p.m.. New blood tests had been taken which shows an improvement in both his white and red blood cell counts. However he is very weak and not a happy boy, and there is still no indication as to why he is so ill. If he continues to show improvement in his blood work by tomorrow's testing, the ER doctor who is taking care of him today is thinking about releasing him home tomorrow. A specialist who does ultrasounds for the ER hospital will be in the office on Monday and hopefully he will be scheduled to have one to try to get a better "picture" of what is going on with him internally that may lead to a better diagnosis. I failed to mention in my earlier post that his body temperature upon admission was 87 - - which is very low. This afternoon his body temperature is 97 - - which is better but still low. They have a warming light in his crate.

Kathy, I'm so sorry about your precious Sunny and hope the blood tests will be promising in your precious boy's diagnosis. Please let us know how he's doing. Both your precious Sunny and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Once again, Kathy, LoveMyMickey, and Tracy, thank you so much for your most welcome comforting support and encouragement. I hope today is treating you and your precious companions kindly.

Peace and blessings,
moon_beam

Posted by: Tom's Dad Nov 10 2017, 07:39 PM

Hi moon_beam.

I'm glad to hear Noah is showing signs of improvement. We are keeping you both in our thoughts and prayers.

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