Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Kitty Update

Hello Everyone,

First, I would like to thank each and everyone of you for your kind words, thoughts, and prayers for our Rolo. Not only has this been difficult for us, but our boy is not feeling well at all.

So the update...


After taking him to the vet on Monday, he had a set of x-rays which confirmed that he has an enlarged heart with fluid surrounding it and some fluid entering his lungs. Basically we caught him in the very early stages of Congestive Heart Failure. But with the medicines the vet gave us, we are hopeful that the fluids will drain and he will begin to perk up again.

The vet was pleased that we caught it when we did. Rolo still has his appetite, which is a good thing. However, he has been not moving around too much. Rolo has been hiding out in the basement and his brother Pavi spent the day down there with him. I think he knows that Rolo isn't feeling well. Rolo is only making the trip up the stairs about twice per day as his legs are quite swollen.

Thank you again for all your kind words. Please keep those good thoughts and prayers coming.

Tomorrow, I will definitely have a quilt related post!!

Until Next Time...


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42 comments:

julieQ said...

Poor baby!! I am so sorry, Jackie...many hugs and prayers for Rolo!!

Stephanie said...

If only they could talk! We certainly know when our critters aren't feeling well. Good thing Pavi is there to keep him company.

karenfae said...

hope your kitty will be able to move around better each day as the medication starts to work a little.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Christine said...

poor little thing, hope he is feeling better soon

Christine

The Calico Cat said...

Lotsa purrs going to Canton Village! (My first day on the blogs in about a week...)

Julie Bagamary said...

Thanks for the update Jackie!

Nedra said...

Thank you for letting us know the latest. Our best to Rolo for a very speedy recovery.

Stray Stitches said...

Poor Rolo! I hope the meds start working quickly and that he will be feeling better soon. Prayers being sent for a quick recovery.

Barb said...

poor kitty - I hope he improves soo - such a sweet looking boy!

Wonky Girl said...

Good you took him to your vet early. Some wait too long and then it's too late. You are a good kitty momma.

Yvette said...

Poor baby!

I am so glad you caught this in time. I had this happen to one of my dogs many years ago. It was also caught on time and once she was put on medication she perked up and lived many more years.

Cyndi said...

Bless his sweet little heart! It's so great that you caught it early. He should be better soon with the meds from the Vet. I'm keeping him in my prayers, and my kitties send him a big bear hug!

XOXO,

Cyndi

Anonymous said...

Hope those meds start working their magic & Rolo is his old self soon.
Justine

9patchnurse said...

Poor Rolo. So nice that he has Pavi to nurture him. I hope the meds get the fluid off soon so he can feel better.

Carol said...

Thanks for keeping us posted...I'll keep those thoughts coming.

Vicki W said...

I hope he is better soon!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

so glad to hear he will most likely get better now....it is hard with pets..I know; I used to have lots.....but too painful to lose them. They are great friends
Take care

Lynn W, aka Alamosa Quilter said...

Poor dear! Glad you now know what is wrong and have medicine for it. Still sending healing kitty wishes to Rolo!

Rumi said...

My darling pup also has an enlarged heart and irregular heartbeat so I can relate to your poor kitty's situation. We sure hate to see our little ones sick don't we!

Grazia said...

Forza Rolo!!!
We all support you!!!
Kisses from my jack russell Charlie too...isn't it fantastic?
Ciao Jackie!
Grazia

Heartsdesire said...

Oh my gosh. I didn't know a cat could have congestive heart failure. We have two cats. One is a Maine Coon, 16 years old with a heart murmur, but so far it hasn't caused any problems. Our other cat is a very healthy 3-year-old pixiebob. Hopefully Rolo's medication will help. At least he is eating and I think that is a good sign. I will keep him in my prayers and please keep updating us on how he is doing.

Crafty Mama said...

Poor baby! I'm glad you caught it early. Prayers for a swift recovery for your boy! Kitty hugs from my boys to yours. :-)

jacquie said...

i'm so sorry, jackie! sending good thoughts your way!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Poor Rolo. Prayers that he's on the mend soon.

Vickie E said...

My heart goes out to you...hope he gets better...

Lee Ann said...

Poor kitteh. I am glad to hear that you caught it early. He reminds me of my Calvin. May God be with you and your kitteh.

Debra said...

Give Rolo a big hug and a can of tuna from me!

Marls said...

Thanks for the update. The meds will kick in soon and I am sure he will start to improve.
Sending more hugs across the seas.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh, thank Heavens you are a great Mama and new something was wrong and got it taken care of right away. I am so glad to hear that Rolo is doing better. thank you for the update.

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

I am so sorry to hear of Rolo's problems. I wish him a speedy and complete recovery. And good wishes for the rest of the family as well.

Jodie said...

I hope that medicine works its wonders quickly...

Cathi said...

I hope the meds kick in and Rolo starts feeling better quickly! I can well imagine the worry this is for you and all your family! Give him a gentle pat from us.

Robyn G. said...

Jackie, this is sad news and hard for you all.
Wishing Rolo rest and better health..
hugs to you all xx

sandra said...

I just want to send Rolo a big hug and kiss and hope that things keep getting better. Prayers are still going out for him. Love and blessing Sandra

Janet said...

poor wee guy, lets hope those meds get working real fast. Give him a cuddle for us.

Wendy said...

Poor guy, I hope he will feel better soon.

Patty said...

Poor little guy I hope he's getting better.

denise said...

Poor sweet guy! I hope he feels better soon! (I love his name!)

Judy C said...

Feel Better sweet Rolo!

pratima said...

It is very touching that Pavi is keeping his brother company. I hope Rolo feels better soon.

Shirleyquilts said...

Jackie,

I'm just now reading your recent posts, and I'm so sorry to hear that Rolo has been sick. We send our best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Love,
Shirley and Steven

Colleen said...

Im sorry Rolo os so sick. My consolation to you is one of my parents cat was diagnosed with congetive heart failure, went on meds and didnt dye for 8 more years until the ripe age of 17, Good Luck!

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