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moon_beam
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
Tom's Dad
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
DannysMom
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.
moon_beam
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
moon_beam
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
Pippin's Mom Kel
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.
xxForeverxx
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
moon_beam
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
DannysMom
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!
moon_beam
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
Kellyt
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
moon_beam
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
Tom's Dad
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
LoveMyMickey
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
Tom's Dad
Thanks LoveMyMickey, you beat me to it.
DannysMom
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.
moon_beam
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
janika
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
moon_beam
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
LoveMyMickey
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
Tom's Dad
Welcome back moon_beam!

Sorry to hear about your storm related difficulties ohmy.gif , but SO glad you and Noah are safe and OK.
Gretta's Mom
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
moon_beam
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
moon_beam
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
DannysMom
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
Tom's Dad
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
moon_beam
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
Pippin's Mom Kel
moon_beam, I can't believe it's been a year since Noah's surgery! I'm so glad he continues to do well.
moon_beam
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
Monique
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.
moon_beam
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
moon_beam
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
LittleGirl'sMommy
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

LoveMyMickey
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
Tom's Dad
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
moon_beam
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
Tom's Dad
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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