Thursday, June 12, 2014

Prayers for Mousie

Please pray for Mousie. She is very unwell.
This is the email I have received from her owners*:


I am very sorry to tell you that Mousie is not very well. 

On Sunday, she stopped eating and drinking,  was very lethargic, and was vomiting white foam. We took her to the vet, who took blood tests, and kept her in for rehydration. 

We got the blood tests back today. She has got hyperthyroidism. It may have already affected her liver and kidneys, but we don't know yet. (She is much perkier today.)

She has got Zantac to help her tummy, and pills for her thyroid, which she has to have twice a day, mashed up in her food. We are currently syringing her food into her mouth, but hopefully in the next couple of days, she will recover enough to start eating by herself. 

She will be on this regime for two weeks, when we'll see if she's improving. If she is, then she'll carry on with the treatment for another two weeks. If she isn't improving, then the vet recommends that we discontinue treatment and have her put to sleep.  

If you'd like to visit her, then you are very very welcome - I know how much you love her and how much she loves you.  She's not on any special food, but we are warming her normal food up with hot water and her pills. 

The vet nurse said she was the sweetest cat they'd had in for ages. 


*a few of you will be aware that Mousie is not strictly mine, I babysit her when her beans go away. I have been looking after her for almost 14(!) years. I will be going to visit her tomorrow, and every day or eve that I can. Please pray.

40 comments:

Brian said...

We are all sending our very best purrs and prayers for dear sweet Mousie.

Marilynn said...

You can count on purrrrrrrrssssss and prayers from all of us ... Get well, Mousie!

Love, Grace & Company

The Florida Furkids said...

We can't get your page to totally load but we're sending purrs for Mousie.

The Florida Furkids

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Oh no I am so sorry to hear that Mousie isn't feeling well. My heart is heavy with sadness. I will send purrs and good thoughts that soon Mousie will start eating and get better.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Keeping Mousie in our purrs - our Yoko had hyperthyroid for many years and lived to be 20. I hope they can stabilize Mousie and she has many years left.


Cats of wildcat woods

Oui Oui said...

We are purring the medicines will be just what you need and you will be well once more.

CatInTheFridge said...

We heard Mousie needs purrs and we're sending them! Please get well, Mousie! The treatment must work! Love, Crepes.

caspersmom said...

Oh Mousie please rally Baby. I am so sorry you are sick. You are one special kitty to me and was to Casper. Rosie I am so sorry, you must be hurting and believe me I am praying for you both. There are tears in my eyes.

Love
Momliptits and Cleopatra

Derby, Ducky said...

Sending purrs.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are sending healing purrs to Mousie and hope she makes a recovery. Socks has hyperthyroidism. Luckily he doesn't have any heart, liver or kidney damage. He couldn't take the pills so has to eat the y/d cat food. But the pills really seemed to keep the thyroid in check when he was taking them. Healing purrs and <3 to Mousie. ~Socks & Family

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, poor Mousie! We are purring and praying for her -- and for you!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

We are sending loud rumbling purrs to Mousie!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am sending my very best healing purrs to Mousie!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sorry your friend Mousie is very sick and hope our purrs will help her.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Kwee Cats and Art said...

We are so very sorry. Mousie is in our purrs and prayers. Honey, we hope you feel much better very soon. (((hugs)))

Everycat said...

Mousie, we are sending you lots of purrs and love to help you through this. Don't despair, thyroid medicine can take a while to get going and sometimes surgery is easier once it is controlled. Hope you feel better very soon

Luff
Mungo xx

Madi and Mom said...

Mom and I are so very sorry to hear that Mousie is not well. We send you purrs and hugs...14 years of caring for her makes you one of her peeps.
Hugs madi and mom

The Church Cat Family said...

Mousie has comforting thoughts and prayers from all of us. Sending love xx

Mom Julie, Tinker, Anastasia, Chopin and Bridgie

Marg said...

WE sure send lots of purrs and prayers to Mousie. That medicine should help her. I have had cats with the hyperthyroid and they can get better.

Georgia and Julie said...

We send big purrs for sweet little Mousie. We purr for good results.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure, JJ

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're purring and purraying hard for her. The thyroid meds can be compounded into a transdermal gel and rubbed into the ears. There are two kinds of bases to the gel, though, an older one and a newer one. Depending on the cat, she can have a reaction (blistering) to one or the other, but the newer one has less chance of that, we believe. (Went through this with Angel Annie, had trouble with the gel base until it was sorted out.)

We hope it's not too late for her, and purray that whatever happens, it's for her Highest Good.

Peace and Blessings.

Timmy Tomcat said...

We will get our circle of purrs going for sweet Mousie. We know of many kitties who have this and respond very well to medicine. Hopefully she will be fine with only a bit of medication to keep the thyroid stable
Purrs
Timmy and Family

Flynn said...

I am sorry that Mousie is not well. I am sending purrs to her and hope the meds will help her to feel better.

TK and Pip said...

We are sending our very best purrs in hopes that Mousie will respond to her treatments.
TK and Pip

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Cathy Keisha said...

Sending healing purrz for Mousie.

Tyler said...

Purrs on the way. Get better Sweetie.

Forty Paws said...

Many hugs and purrs and purrayers for Mousie!

Luf, Us

A Peek Inside Sarah's World said...

My heart is going out to Mousie! I'm praying she will get much better and get to live out the many more years she has!

xoxox Crazycatladie

Karen Jo said...

All eight of us kitties send healing purrs to Mousie. Mom sends hugs.

Spyro and the Gang

Maggie May said...

Sending lots of purrs and purrayers and healing vibes for Mousie!

Angel Keisha said...

Sending love. {{{Mousie}}}

Helen said...

Mousie my dear - please know that we have always loved you from afar. You are a good bloggie pal and we wish you to feel better right away! (((hugs)))

Helen said...

PS - the last comment was from Perfectly Parker's Mom...

Bellen said...

Good luck to Mousie; I'll be thinking of her. My cat, Tungsten, has hyperthyroidism, and has for a couple of years. She receives two doses of Methimazole a day; I rub them inside her ears. You may want to check into that as it is much easier - for both human and cat - than giving anything orally. The best of luck to Mousie!

Louche Tabby said...

Hey everyone,

Thanks so much for the support! It's 2:15am here in London and I'm exhausted. I had 5 hrs sleep last night and have been on the go all day.
I spent 4 hours with her this afternoon and she is so bony. However, her strength is improving. She just won't eat. Her owners feed her kitten food with a syringe,which she hates. I am so worried, but will have to hope for the best. I want her to be comfortable but she looks so forlorn.
I will visit with her tomorrow.
Rosie

Kjelle Bus said...

Sending lot´s of (((purrs)))

Marty the Manx said...

Sending healing purrs and prayers for Mousie. Please get better sweet girl!
Marty and Mom

ML Giggleman said...

Tell Miss Mousie we are purring and purraying really really hard.
Love & Purrs,
ML & Kitties

Katie Isabella said...

She will need to have thyroid medicine the rest of her life to keep her thyroid levels in check. Please don't give up after several weeks. My cat had hyperthyroidism and the trans-dermal gel rubbed in her ear each day kept her levels great for 4 years. But if you stop...the thyroid levels get bad again. It's continuous medicine really.

xxoo