Sunday, September 02, 2018

Happy 11th Birthday Merlin!



It's my 11th Birthday today! Back in February 2016 we never imagined I would make it to 11!
The veterinary specialists now think I might have been misdiagnosed - I might have small cell lymphoma instead of large cell (which is a possibility since I was diagnosed via several small needle aspirates). Small cell has a much better prognosis and would be more likely to go into remission, which is likely where I am!
My stools are soft all the time, and there is the occasional bit of blood or mucus in them, but otherwise I act perfectly normal. There are some days where I can't jump up from the floor to the bathroom sink, but other days when I can.
I'm just happy to be here, with my dad, my mom, and my siblings. Thank you all for your purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts!

- Merlin

14 comments

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

A very happy and blessed birthday Merlin!

The Swiss Cats said...

Happy Birthday Merlin ! We're more than happy to celebrate your 11th birthday with you ! Purrs

Caren Gittleman said...

misdiagnosis or not.......we are soooooooooooo happy Merlin is alive and WELL!!! Happy Happy Birthday!! xoxo

Mary McNeil said...

Happy birthday Merlin !And many more ! Purrayers & POTP for you and your whole family !

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

Happy Wunnerful 11th Birfday and possible better new diagnosis, Merlin!!!

The Island Cats said...

Merlin, this is wonderful! Happy Birthday!! And many more!!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy birthday Merlin. I am glad the vet's were wrong and you are still here to celebrate.

M Dawson said...

Wow this is great to hear. I am so proud of you and grateful that you are still here.

I am SO GLAD you were misdiagnosed! You look great!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MERLIN!!!!

Pamela June Kimmell said...

Happy Birthday Mighty Merlin! Never count us down and out right? We WANT to be here as long as we can and I'd say you definitely are one brave fighter. I'd say the chances are good they had your diagnosis wrong Merlin. LIVE STRONG AND LONG my friend.

Hugs, Teddy

Zoolatry said...

Oh Happy Day you handsome one! Such a special event ... reaching the wonderful age of ELEVENTY! Concats to you and yours!

Mickey's Musings said...

Happy 11th Birthday Merlin!
Good to hear you are still pretty healthy and will be around for a while :)
Makes celebrating that much more fun!
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Hairballs and Hissyfits said...

what wonderful news-so glad to hear he i doing well! happy bday!

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

There is so often sad news on the blogosphere that your news is an amazing antidote! We are so happy to celebrate your 11th birthday with you and wish you many, many more, Magical Merlin!

Purrs,
The Chans

World of Animals, Inc. said...

Thanks for the share. We are so happy to celebrate your 11th birthday with you. Hope it was a fun-filled day with plenty of presents and some of your favorite treats. Have a wonderful day.
World of Animals