Friday, March 03, 2017

We are still here!

Hello everyone!  Merlin here!  Sorry that we haven't been posting or visiting our friends, but things have been incredibly busy around here, and there has been lots of chaos.

First of all, there is our new baby sister, Chloe.  We haven't had the opportunity to spend any time with her, for the reasons that follow:

Poor Dragonheart is still experiencing some congestion.  The vet recently started him on steroids, and that, along with a new antibiotic, and a continued antiviral, seems to be helping.  That said, he is making the trip to Guelph to visit the Health Science Centre Companion Animal Clinic at the Ontario Veterinary College on Tuesday, with our dad, to have a CT scan and an echocardiogram.  The x-rays that the vet took to rule out pneumonia or other problems showed that his heart is enlarged, so he needs the echocardiogram to see if his equivocal hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has progressed.  The CT scan will be to see if his congestion is caused by polyps (hopefully, as they would be benign), or cancer (hopefully not, and not usual in a cat his age of ten).  It will also rule out any underlying reasons for the gum hyperplasia he kept having in the summer and fall of 2016.  So that's Dragonheart.

Devi had her eosinophilic granuloma skin lesions return.  We think she managed to snag some of Chloe's kitten food that got knocked out of the master bedroom, which has become the kitten nursery.  Chloe is a typical kitten, going crazy and knocking her dry food everywhere.  We are pretty sure some of it flew out to where Devi ate some of it.  So poor Devi is back on steroids and antihistamines to clear up her skin.  Fortunately those are working, and her skin is looking much better.



As for me, I'm, ironically, the healthiest of the older Sphynx.  I'm starting to slow down a bit, either for the steroids, the cancer, or both, and I'm back to having some blood and/or mucus in my stool a couple of times a week.  But otherwise I'm doing great!

Chloe is the healthiest of us all, being a growing kitten, full of energy and spunk!  She loves bunnykicking the 'nip banana we received from our Secret Paws.



So that's the update on us.  Be sure to check in tomorrow for a special celebration!  We miss you guys and hope we'll have more time to post and visit soon!

18 comments

Punapippuri said...

Good to hear from you - as you know the nekkids here are always eager to hear news. And Ă„iti of course - although with a little girlie sphynxie, we have to be very careful with her: kitten fever is not pretty.
So sorry to read about you adults: Merlin, we trust the poop issues are temporary; Dragonheart our paws are totally crossed for the trip and we hope all goes well with a good diagnosis. ANd Devi - greedy girl! Well shame that such yummy food ends up with problems.
We really hope you get to meet Chloe soon as she is going to need whapping into shape, before she takes over!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

We are sorry to hear that so many of you are having health problems. We are sending purrs and hugs that all will be better soon and get to meet Chloe! We have missed you!

Brian said...

Dang, purrs to Dragonheart and Devi from all of us, we sure hope things get cleared up soon.

Ann Adamus said...

C'mon friends, let's all get well ... real quick now! PurrPlease. We loves you lots.
Glad Chloe is doing OK and settling in nicely.
Hugs to all.

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat said...

Sending love and healing wishes to all of you. And extra purrs for Chloe :)

Caren Gittleman said...

Hoping everyone feels better soon! catchatwithcarenandcody

da tabbies o trout towne said...

heerz hopin everree onez back ta feelin 10000000000 purrcent better way quik N ya stay that way.....wavez two ewe chloe frum uz all ~~~

heerz two a slender snipe eel kinda week oh end guyz ! ♥♥♥☺☺☺

Mary McNeil said...

Glad to hear from you ! Purrayers for your health problems to resolve in a positive way !

The Island Cats said...

We're happy to hear from you, Merlin, and we send lots of purrs to all of you and hope everything and everybuddy are okay.

Flynn said...

I hope all your health issues improve. My mum hasn't been going online very much lately, so I haven't done much visiting and didn't know that Chloe had joined your family. She looks very sweet.

Mickey's Musings said...

Good to hear from you kitties.
We purr Dragonheart has a good visit and the doctors do not find anything bad.
WE send along lots of purrs for you all to have good health!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

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

You poor things sure have been through a lot! Purring extra for all of you.

The Florida Furkids said...

Thanks for the update....we worry when we don't hear from you. We hope everyone is feeling better soon.

The Florida Furkids

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Thank you for the update on everyone. I am sorry you are having some troubles Merlin, I am praying for you. I will pray for Devi and Dragonheart too. Also, for your sweet new little sister as well.XO

Cathy Keisha said...

I was wondering about you guys. I see you all need some additional healing purrz so here they are.

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

Gosh, you have been having quite a time of it! We are crossing all our paws that everyone is feeling better soon.

Chloe looks like a real sweetie!

Purrs,
The Chans

Hairballsandhissyfits.com said...

wow that is a lot going on-- glad to hear Merlin doing well and best wishes for Dragon heart and Devi! Chloe looks adorable-are they all getting along?

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Holy smokes that is a LOT going on!! We hope it all slows down for everyone and that there is good news all around on everyone's health. WE are all purring very hard for all!