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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Gwyn & an update on Lily





Gwyn and her Aunt Allie

Thanks for all the sweet comments on little Gwyn. She is a darling little girl who brightens up her nana's life. The above photo is of her and her buddy, Hugo. They really love each other and he is always by her side.
She visited again today and we had lots of fun. Her favorite thing to do is play with our pots with a wooden spoon. *bang, bang, crash, boom*


I received results from Lily's blood test yesterday.Life is about to change for our sweet Lil. She has been diagnosed with pancreatitis. It is chronic at this stage and I'm not really sure what to say right now. She will be on new low-fat food, both soft and dry.
Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas that alters the organs normal function and structure.
She is not in pain from what we can see and eating well again so her vet has suggested that we just carry on getting a B12 shot twice monthly and see how she does. It can go one way or the other at her age especially. Please keep her in your thoughts while we see how things develop in the next little while. She seems content and she cuddles up with one of us whenever the opportunity presents itself.  Lots of TLCC (tender-loving cat care) is needed for her now.

hugs, Deb

21 comments:

  1. My oldster, Emily, suffered from pancreatitis. The vet took her off tuna and wanted her on a bland diet. Her discomfort decreased and she was fine after a couple of weeks. But she could never have her favorite tuna cat food again which she thought was a terrible price to pay! Sending healing thoughts.

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  2. Poor Lil. She's in good hands with you, Deb.

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  3. I'm so sorry Lily is going through this. She is lucky to have you to care for her. Sending plenty of warm thoughts Lily's (and yours) way.

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  4. She's with the perfect family for lots of good TLCC
    Gail

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  5. Sending love and purrs to you and Miss L.

    xoxo
    Ms. Stella O'Houligan

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  6. Deb, I don't see how you do it So many kitties to worry about. Lily is so precious and when cats age, it is so very hard. I will keep her in my prayers that she will improve. Gwyn is THE cutest little baby ever! Fantastic picture of those cute little baby feet! Stay happy!

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  7. Lily is in the right hands/heart to be cared for.Thinking of you.
    Jane x

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  8. Always so hard to know how to help an elderly cat--when to realize that the kinder thing is to end their life. I'm sure you will do the very best for Lily--we have two dear old ladies [16 years old] for whom life is a bit fragile--as long as they can eat and seem to enjoy being with us we'll do what we reasonably can.

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  9. Sweet Lily, this will be change for her but she is in the best of hands and will be given lots of love and snuggles. That Gwyn is a doll baby! Your children do make the prettiest babies (well next to mine of course:) Hugs, Linda

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  10. The best of luck to Lily. Her loving home and family will be her best medicine.

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  11. Hopefully Lily responds to that treatment quite well.

    Gwyn's looking adorable as ever!

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  12. Hopefully Lily will respond well to a change in diet. It's ALWAYS better to at least know what the ailment is. I know you will give her extra TLC.

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  13. I'm keeping dear Lily in my heart. It's so difficult to know that thing are changing but I also know she is being loved and looked after in the best possible way. That may not make it easier for you, but certainly for her. I know you know to cherish every moment. They are special. Sending hugs.

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  14. Am keeping Lily and you in my thoughts and prayers.

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  15. Lovely photographs, as always. I am so sorry to hear about Lily and hope that her time left with you can be wonderful for you both despite this difficulty. She is lucky to be with you, someone who understands. x

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  16. Sweet Lily....I know she is being loved and cared for in the best possible way.
    Sending purrs and prayers for her and you.
    That is a sweet photo of Gwyn snuggling with her auntie!

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  17. I am sorry to hear this, I am glad there is no pain and know that Lily will have the best of care and love with you. Hugs to you

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  18. My heart goes out to Lily, and to you as you care for her so lovingly. I hope you have a good amount of time yet to love each other.

    Gwyn and her pal Hugo are adorable.

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  19. I am so sorry to read this about Lily. With your love and care she can still have a long life , and most definitely one filled with all a cat desires...a warm cozy place to nap, the best food, people to dote on her. Love.

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  20. I am so sorry to read this about Lily. I know she means a tremendous amount to you. I also know you'll make her last days filled with as much love and care as you have all her days of life.

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