Saturday, July 09, 2016

Caturday Art: 5 Months Since Merlin's Cancer Diagnosis

Merlin here!  We are back!  While we were gone, we missed a very important date:  5 months since my cancer diagnosis, which was July 4th.  I have now outlived my prognosis by 2 months.  Now, our vet did say that because I was in such great shape when I was diagnosed, I might outlive my prognosis, and she was right!  I have!

In honour of outliving my prognosis for another month, this week we have a digital scrapbook page for Athena's Caturday Art blog hop.

Merlin - Made with Life in Colour by Blue Heart Scraps

As for me, I am still doing well!  I still purr, and play (when Devi doesn't hog the toys), and curl up under my dad's chin at night.  I have had some soft stools, along with the occasional blood or mucus in my stool, and I do throw up on occasion, but if it wasn't for those things, you would never know I had cancer.  Unfortunately, the biopsies were definitive.  Although as our vet said, some cats do live for up to a year with this type of cancer.  Hopefully that will be the case with me!

Thank you again for all your purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts.  We do greatly appreciate them!

23 comments

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Merlin we are so happy with this news and we hope you continue to exceed those expectations. YOU are remarkable and happy Caturday!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Merlin, you are our hero! We are so proud of what you have achieved so far and are looking forward to your delightful company for much longer!

Purrs,
The Chans

The Menagerie Mom said...

Hooray for you, Merlin! We're purring and praying for many, many more months with you. Kitties don't have expiration dates, and you are living proof of that, Merlin!

Caren Gittleman said...

So happy for you Merlin!! We think when your Daddy came home that added some spring to your step too! catchatwithcarenandcody

kittycaperz said...

How wonderful, Merlin!!!! We're praying you go on strong!!

Flynn said...

n, I am very happy that you have exceeded expectations and hope you continue to do so for much longer.

Flynn said...

I don't know where your name disappeared at the beginning of my comment, Merlin. Just an "n" was published!

Christy Paws said...

This is such good news, Merlin, and I hope you continue to do well.

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

What fantastic news, Merlin! Keep proving those vets wrong! We're all pulling for you :)

Brian said...

That's a great milestone Merlin and we're cheering you on each and every day!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Merlin, I am praying you continue to do well for a long, long time.

The Island Cats said...

Merlin, you are amazing! We're purring that you continue to do well.

Marg said...

Oh that is such great news. Good for you to just keep on living. Hope it all continues for a very long time. Sending lots of purrs.

Jans Funny Farm said...

Your Caturday Art is lovely. And such good news of Merlin. We hope he has many many more good days!

www.shelter-cats.com said...

The power of love and a good vet! Yea, Merlin.
Best wishes,
Maggie

Cathy Keisha said...

Merlin, you are still here because of the power of the purr and the paw! We are holding you in a pawcircle. Sending more healing purrz.

Marie Symeou said...

We are so happy for you, Merlin. What a strong kitty you are!

Sending healing purrs your way,

Athena and Marie xx

Kwee Cats and Art said...

We absolutely LOVE your Caturday Art! That is beautiful. We are so proud of you outliving your prognosis. Stay strong, our dear Friend. Our hearts are with you. (Thank you for your condolences on our Domino.) Hugs and love to you all.

The Swiss Cats said...

Pawsome news, Merlin ! We're happy for you and your family ! Purrs

Punapippuri said...

Merlin, you know we think you are awesome and we hope this keeps on for as long as possible especially now the whole family is together. And you are a most excellent brother to toy hog Devi!

The Florida Furkids said...

We're glad you are doing so well and we hope you continue to do well for a very long time!

The Florida Furkids

Pretinha said...

Fico feliz por você Merlin e também por sua família que pode desfrutar
mais tempo com você.

angelswhisper2011 said...

You are a strong kitty, Merlin and you are surrounded by so much love, including ours :) We hope that you have very much longer time to stay in good health. Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers are still continue <3 <3 <3