Thursday, July 28, 2016

Update on Moses, the Official Studio Cat


All of us here at the Lilypad would like to thank all of you special peeps and purr-friends who have stopped by and offered words of encouragement.

You rock!

We appreciate you very much.

I wanted to give you an update on Moses, our Official Studio Cat here. I suppose he should be called the Official Sewing Room Cat, because we don't have anything fancy enough to be called a Studio! (Grin)

Here he is, with his "I don't trust you right now" face on.


This was a few minutes after I gave him his morning dose of The Awful Medicine. The doc warned me that it tasted terrible.

But it has helped! His appetite has increased, and I think, I'm not sure, maybe I'm being too hopeful.... I think he has put back an ounce or two. It feels like he is not quite as bony at the shoulders and hips.


He still is very careful how he sits and lies down. I imagine that tumor makes it uncomfortable, but he still enjoys his sun puddles on the screen porch, and watching the birds and squirrels.
And that is what I'm aiming for -- for him to have as much time as possible to enjoy the world he loves, and have lap time when he wants it.

"Aw, mom, you're embarrassing me."

So, thank you for your kind words. We will see if he is able to get stronger, before we decide if an ultrasound exam would stress him more than help him. The vet says that even if we are able to do a surgery, it may not be worth it, for what it would put him through. So we may be looking at keeping him comfy until it is time to cross over the bridge.

All of you special folks who left us love are the best! Keep purring and sending pawsitive thoughts in this direction!

Love,



17 comments:

  1. Purrs and prayers and POTP will definitely continue. We are happy to hear you are doing a bit better, Moses. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  2. Ahhh I have tears in my eyes I'm so glad to read this. I don't think you can ever be too hopeful or happy. We're still going to keep our fingers and paws crossed.

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  3. Me and my old 16 year old cat send purrs and hugs to you both. I know where you're coming from.

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  4. I'm glad to hear that you may have found an Rx that is helping Moses' appetite. Difficult for many when we are not feeling well to eat or drink, yet we do need good nutrition just the same. I hope Moses has many good days of enjoying watching the birds, soaking up the sunshine, as well as eating anything his sweet heart desires. You are doing everything you can possibly do. Big hug.

    QuiltShopGal
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  5. Moses is in the best place right now, with some sunshine for warmth, a good vet, and you with so much TLC to be with him.Hugs to you all, for days that will be bright and pain free

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  6. That does my heart good to know Moses is comfortable and happy! POTP and prayers do work for animals and humans :-) ❤️❤️❤️

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  7. My furson Boomer died in July of 2013 (age 18) of a cancer mass in his lung. He lived several months after the diagnosis through the help of our fantastic veterinarian who administered a steroid shot (Depo-medrol) periodically. The first time, it returned Boomer to his normal self; appetite, energy, etc. It was so good to have him back, and it lasted over a month. But we were warned that each successive shot would last a shorter length of time, and the highs (good days) wouldn’t be as good. He ended up having three shots, the last one lasting less than a week or so (can’t remember exactly, but if you go back to October of 2013 on my blog, you can read my detailed write-up). Finally, Boomer got down to about 5 pounds (has once been almost 12) and had more bad days than good. He would lie huddled, and I knew he was in pain. I hated to let go, but I couldn’t let him suffer. My heart goes out to you, because I know how much you love Moses. For me, it was harder to lose Boomer than losing any person I ever loved because I had loved him like any child for 18 years. Enjoy the good times. Talk to your doctor to see if a Depo-Medrol shot would help. Blessing and hugs to you, Cathy

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  8. I am glad to hear the news. Peace and love to you all. And gentle hugs and petting to Moses.

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  9. Yes, I think this is best...to give him some quality time. As long as he is eating and doing those essential cat tasks like lazing around, he should have a peaceful time. Thinking of you both...such a stressful time

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  10. Purrs for a peaceful journey...for both of you.

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  11. Eww, the Awful Medicine is the worst! And yet is helpful... I'm glad to see he's doing a bit better, thank you for the update!
    ~Brandy

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  12. Will be praying for Moses and for guidance for you and the Vet.
    I just recieved my love thread. Thanks again. I will be using this in a piece I working on now for some of the flowers. I will share it on my blog and link back to you. I'm trying to learn how to tag bloggers that I link back to now. If you get notice of a tag will you let me know please?

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  13. My heart goes out to you and to Moses. Read the other post on him too... As an animal lover and owner, I could never see us living without a fur kid or two (or three) but there is always that heart/soul/gut-wrenching decision you face, as their lives are so much shorter than ours. Glad you are doing what you can for Moses; love his facial expressions! Looking forward to August and Pets on Quilts!

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  14. This is one of the hardest things about loving a pet so much. Moses is blessed to live with you and vice versa Jacque. May he have much peace and comfort! My heart goes out to you.

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  15. I am sending prayers and my three fur kids (Angel, Kirby and Max) are purring up a storm for Moses

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  16. Hugs to you and Moses as you go through this. I've got two special needs kitties, too, and I know it isn't easy. Enjoy all the time you can with Moses - he's counting on you to be strong!

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