Thursday, August 12, 2021

Devi has gone to the Rainbow Bridge

 I know we haven't posted for a while. Some of you saw this on Facebook. We lost our beautiful sister Devi to a sudden aortic thrombosis on July 30th. We love her and we miss her so much.

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

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!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Frootbat Friday: The Girls

So a bunch of you have been asking how the girls are getting along. Well, here are Chloe and Devi sharing our mom’s lap. So you could say they are getting along! There is still some fighting, hissing, and growling on occasion, but there are also moments of peaceful co-existence and even some love and affection.