Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Eight Months Since Merlin's Cancer Diagnosis

Hello friends!  Merlin here!  Today marks another milestone in my cancer fight.  It has now been eight months since I was diagnosed with large cell lymphoma of the GI tract and given one to three months to live.  So I have now outlived my prognosis by five months!

I'm still doing pretty well.  I still play a little bit, at least when Devi is not hogging the toys.  I'm eating and drinking normally, and continue to gain weight due to the steroid I'm on.  I still purr pretty much all the time and curl up under my dad's chin to sleep at night.

There is sometimes blood or mucus in my stool, but not all the time, which is good.

In ten days, I'll get to see our new house!  I'm very excited!  I'm told we'll have THREE levels to explore!

Thank you all for your purrs, prayers, and positive thoughts.  I know that they are all helping!


Anonymous said...

Merlin, you are a wonder.....I think you are going to be here for a long time to come -you love your family so much I really do believe that love keeps us going.....humans AND anipals.

Hugs, Sammy

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Merlin you are a fighter and you are sooooooooooo greatly loved that it is NO SURPRISE to me that you are doing awfully well!!! We pray you are with us for a long time to come! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

Colehaus Cats said...

Way to go, Merlin! We'll keep sending soft purrs and can hardly wait until you tell us what you think of your new house!

Just Ducky said...

Glad you are still here to enjoy your new home. Three levels? Don't wear yourself out chasing up and down the stairs.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That is wonderful news Merlin. Love, family and friends are all helping you to stay a lot longer.

Anonymous said...

ConCats, dat's pawsum mews. Glad things are goin' well. Keepin' da purrayers comin'.

Luv ya'

Dezi and Raena

The Island Cats said...

Way to go, Merlin! We continue to purr for you and are so happy you're beating the odds.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

What great news, Merlin! I am SO happy to know you are doing so well! I am purring for you to keep it up.

Unknown said...

Congratulations on your achievement!!


Merlin you are a marvel!!! We are so glad you are doing as well as you are and we're so glad you get to see your new house!!!

Brian's Home Blog said...

Happy dance!!! We love you Merlin and we are cheering you on pal.

meowmeowmans said...

Merlin, this is such awesome news! We're celebrating right along with you and your family. Keep on keeping on, pal!

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

We celebrate the 8 months!

"Over in the meadow
In a nest in a tree
Sang an old Mother Robin
And her kittle robins 3.

Sing for Merlin, 8 months as he been
and they sang for Merlin and his 8 months been.

Over in the forest
In a hole in a tree ,
Sang an old mother squirrel
And her little squirrelies two.

Sing for Merlin, 8 months as he been
and they sang for Merlin and his 8 months been.

Tama-Chan, Benny, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Heloise, Momo, Ryu said...

That is definitely something to celebrate! We hope there will be many more months, Merlin!

The Chans

Unknown said...

Beautiful news, Merlin!!! So happy you are doing well and going to see your new house!!!

Pretinha said...

8 meses isso é maravilhoso, fico contente por você e sua família.
Cafunés para você!

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are so happy to see you are doing better and are gaining weight due to you taking your steroid. We bet your Mom and Dad love to hear you purring lots and lots. Here's hoping you will be with us all for a long time yet.

pilch92 said...

I am so happy to read you are continuing to do well. I pray for you daily and will keep doing so. XO

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Merlin, forgive us for not visiting in a while. Wow you are doing so well and we are sat here cheering for you and so thrilled you are still doing OK.

Well done Merlin, and your family.