Wednesday, April 04, 2018

26 Months!



We are celebrating today! Here is what my mom said on the layout (click it to view it larger): "Back in February 2016, Merlin was diagnosed with large cell lymphoma and given 1-3 months to live. April 4, 2018, marks 26 months since then. The specialist vets now think he was either misdiagnosed, so he actually has small cell lymphoma, which has a better prognosis, or else he is in remission. Either way, he is our magical, miracle Merlin!" I can tell you that I pretty much always have soft stools these days, and frequently I end up with poo on my butt, my tail, and other parts of me. I often wipe my bum on the floor by scooching my butt across it, leave poo smear art! My dad is not terribly impressed with that, for some reason. Otherwise, I'm doing well. Still playing and chasing my little sister Chloe when I feel like it. I have some loose skin on my belly, but who cares about that! Thank you all for your purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts!

14 comments

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Merlin we are so glad you are celebrating month 26 and hope for many many more!

Brian said...

That is so wonderful Merlin and we're cheering you on for lots and lots more happy months ahead!

Caren Gittleman said...

betting he was misdiagnosed, but regardless, we are grateful that he was and grateful that he is still here! catchatwithcarenandcody

M Dawson said...

Whatever the misdiagnosis or remission we are thrilled Merlin is still here and we KNOW you will be too. The page is simply beautiful!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood.....we can see yur post !!!! and we iz BUZZED happee yur doin sew well... st francis' blessings two ewe...that ya continmew ta due well !!! YAY and HOORAY !!!!!!!! ☺☺♥♥

The Island Cats said...

Merlin, this is such great news! There's a cat in the Feline Lymphoma group on Facebook that was diagnosed with LCL and has been in remission for 5 years now. We purr you continue to do well!

Mary McNeil said...

Hurrah ! Purrayers and POTP still coming !

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

This is such fantastic news!!! We're all pulling for you, sweetheart!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

That is so wonderful. Merlin is in my daily prayers. XO

The Daily Pip said...

Wonderful news! Hurray for Merlin!

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

Three Cheers for Merlin!

Purrs,
The Chans

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is excellent news that you have proved the vets to be so wrong with your prognosis. I hope you have many, many more months.

The Swiss Cats said...

Merlin, those are wonderful news ! We're so happy for you and your family ! Purrs

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Congrats to Merlin! And I do the "butt-scootch" too, but that is due too MUCH fur. ~ IZA