3.25.2011

I'm Out of Here!

Update from Mom Paula:  The news at the vet wasn't good!  Praline's spleen is enlarged and there appears to be a mass in her stomach.  The vet suspects a mast cell tumor.  She also has some bone spurs along her spine.  The vet gave her an anti-inflammatory shot that should help with the inflammation in the stomach and help her feel better.  She does not recommend surgery to even do a biopsy because it is so dangerous and just the recuperation from abdominal surgery it bad for a cat her age.  It's possible we're only talking a few months.  As you can imagine, I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face, but I am going to make her last days as comfortable as possible and enjoy every minute with her.  Please continue those purrs.

I saw mom pull out the red PTU last night, so I'm hopping on my boogie mat and getting out of here.  Furriends, watch out, I may be on my way to visit you!

 Thanks to Mom Judi from Sammy, Andy, and Shelly for my graphic!


Mom Paula:  Praline has her annual checkup at the vet this morning at 9:30 am.  I'll give you an update on her visit when we get back.


Pee ess - I'm in the Thoughts for Paws Spring photo contest.  Please go over for a visit and give me as many votes as you can!

92 comments:

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Be well Praline! I hope that Ichiro isn't behind that bush!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Praline, you had better use your best hiding skills! Failing that, do keep us posted about your vet visit!

Ayla, Iza, and Marley said...

Quick, come here and hide!!!

chezcat1970 said...

*jumps up and down and waves paws* Visit us! Visit us!

Lots of luck on the exam tomorrow.

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

You're welcome at our house as long as you're not alergic to fabric. I think the biped is cooking chicken tomorrow so it's a great time to show up.

Marg said...

Keeping our paws crossed for you today Praline, that you have a good report. That is if your Mom can find you. We will look for the update.
Will go vote for ya, that is for sure.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Paws khrossed fur all today!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jacqueline said...

Come visit us, come visit us!!...Best of luck with the vet visit sweetie=wishing you the best...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Island Cats said...

Oh Praline! We don't know if you're gonna be able to escape in time!! We hope all goes well!!

Kea said...

Good luck, Praline! We hope it's all over and done with quickly...Of course, escaping on your boogie mat first might be the better idea!

-Fuzzy Tales

Margaret said...

I'm sitting by my window waiting for you! We had snow yesterday. I could use a little Praline sunshine in my day.
Mandu
P.S. I hope you didn't get stuck at the vetanarium.

Cindy said...

Hopefully your visit will be really quick and painless!

The Monkeys said...

We will be on the lookout for you on your Boogie mat, Praline! Bella is dying to have a Persian friend!

We will be purring that your vet visit goes well!

Furkidsmom said...

As bad as it seems, we think you should go to the V-E-T so your Mom can stop worrying.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Remington said...

Deep breath Sweet Praline! All will be fine!

Hannah and Lucy said...

You are welcome to come here Praline - you could hide in Lucy's tunnel.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Angel and Kirby said...

You can hide out here!

The Whiskeratti said...

Run, run, run!

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Sweetie, while you're out on your boogie mat, we would love having you come by our house for a visit.

We are purraying for good results at the vet's visit.

We are on our way to vote for you.

xxxxxxxxxx

Random Felines said...

We are purring for you and your mom!!

OKcats said...

I'm so very sorry for this news. I've been in your shoes, and it's one of the most awful feelings ever. I know you'll do what's best. In the meantime, we'll hope that Miss Praline feels ok and has a lot more time with you. The girls send their purrs.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Paula - our mum is weeping with you - Maxie who lived here before had a tumour in his tummy that couldn't be operated on so she knows just how you feel. We hope that you will have lots of quality time left with your beloved Praline - we can only imagine how much you love her.
Luv Hannah, Lucy and mum Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Katnip Lounge said...

I am in tears as well. It is so hard knowing that your time together is limited. Make the most of each day and we'll be here with you every step.
Love, Trish

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Mom Paula, our Momma is sitting here with tears leaking down her face too, we are so sad to hear this about your baby. We all are purring and purraying so, so hard to help both Praline and you through this ...
Love and hugs,
Sabrina, Sam, Simon and Momma Jan

Forty Paws said...

We are so very sorry to hear this about Sweet Praline. We are sending both of you many purrs and purrayers to make it through this difficult time. Our luf and hugs are coming over as well.

Luf, Us and Maw

Lissa Lane said...

Oh no!!!! We're all so sad to hear the news about Praline!!!! You and her are in our prayers

Angus Mhor said...

Ah, Praline, me darlin'. I'm purrin' a lot and lovin' you and your sweet mum through this. If you've got the energy, pop over here and you can sit between Leeloo and I, kitty-loaf style, and watch our bird feeders with us!

The Monkeys said...

Oh Praline and Paula, we're sending big purrs to you! We are all so sad to hear about the nasty mass in your tummy, Praline.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Mommy has leaking eyes because she loves you and Praline so very much. We know that you will take each moment with Praline and enjoy it. We are sending you both big hugSSSSS!

Furkidsmom said...

Mom's heart sank when she saw the first couple of words on this post. We are all sitting here with leaky eyes. We know how upset your Mom is right now and we're sending purrs, prayers and hugs to her. Spend every minute you can loving her. The power of prayer and the CB can work miracles.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Brian said...

We all love you Sweet Praline and we're sending you the most loving purrs ever.

Ginger Jasper said...

My very sweet Praline you know howI and mum love you. we are so sad to hear this news and also have leaking eyes. Mum sends sso much love to your mum and I am purring so hard for you.. Hugs GJ xx

CCL Wendy said...

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this news. I hope that Praline can live comfortably and as long as possible given her condition.
We are purring ever so hard for a better turn in the situation.

Just surround her with love, and I'll send mine, too, as will others, and we'll blanket her in its warmth.

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh Sweet Praline, we are so sorry to hear the news from the vet. We are sending our very best healing and comforting purrs.

Please do boogie mat over and enjoy our beautiful garden with us.

Punapippuri said...

Oh no - we are so sorry to hear this and are keeping our paws firmly crossed. Many many purrs and loving headrubs to you both.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh precious darling, Praline, my lovely friend. Much love and many kisses and all of my prayers for you dearest little one. I will not forget you and you and your mommy will be in my and mommy's prayers and my purrs, I promise.

Love to you sweetest little one.

xoxoxox

Daisy said...

I am so sad to hear this bad news about Praline's health. We will keep her in our thoughts and purrs.

Parker said...

Just want you to know that you are in my prayers.
This is awful news and we all feel so badly.
(((hugs)))

Angel + 6 Garden Cottage Cats said...

Oh No,,,, We had no idea ,,, We are so Sorry about your v e t newz. We will cross owr pawz and purray hard and Loudly for you Sweetie and your mom too ~

Eric and Flynn said...

We are so sorry that the news from the vet is bad. We love you very much dear Praline and we are purring and praying for you and your mum.

Marg said...

Oh Paula, I am so sorry to hear this news. Mom is crying so hard. That is so sad but do try to enjoy every minute with her. We are sending tons of purrs and some very large hugs to both of you. Just have some really good times together. Take care.

ABBY said...

Paula
I am so sorry to hear this devastating news from the vet about Miss Praline. We will keep both you and Miss Praline in our purrs and prayers.

{{{{HUGS}}}}
purrin
xoxox
Abby

Tia said...

Oh Paula, I was so hoping it wasn't gonna be news like this. The human's eyes are leaking up a storm, and I'll admit that my own aren't too dry either. I don't know what to say. What can I say? Just know that at the Tia house, all of us are praying hard for her, that her days will be comfortable and you two can have a lot of fun together. I'd suggest trying a bit of coloidal silver mixed in with her food, as the human says she read a study once that suggested it slowed down the growth of nasties in the body, but that's about all I can think of. I'm sending you head bumps and the human, hugs. Keep strong, both of you

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrrring and purrrraying for Praline and her Mom.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We've come by a couple of times to leave a message but we reread your post and forget to. We hope there will be much more quality time left for you with Praline.

Laila and Minchie said...

Mom was gone from early this morning and saw on the caller ID that your mom had called and is so sorry she missed the call. We are so upset by this news! Mom is going to try calling you guys tomorrow afternoon. Have errands to run with Angel's mom tomorrow morning. (((HUGS)))

Derby, Ducky said...

PURRRSSSSSSS. Oh Miss Praline, that isn't good news. We sends lots and lots of big purrs. Mum sends hugs.

Simba said...

Oh, Praline, I read your comment at Admiral's blog and came right over to tell you and your Mom how sorry we are that your vet visit gave you bad news. Purring like mad that the vet is wrong about the time frame, and that you will do a lot better than the vet thinks. Paula, you must be feeling so shocked, we will say some special prayers for you as well.

Tillie and Georgia said...

Paula, I am so sorry to hear this news.Praline is such a beautiful kitty and it will be so hard to say goodbye.Mickey also had tumors. Just love her and hug her for as long as you can.
I am sending you hugs and support. The kitties too.
Hugs, Nancy

KarenMcG said...

Oh Sweet Praline and Mom Paula,

My heart is sad for you tonight. You news is something none of us wants to hear.

The Boys and I have just known you both for a short time really, but in that time we've come to love you both so much.

We'll keep Sweet Praline and you in our thoughts and purryers. And keep everything crossed that the medication helps to relieve the inflammation and gives SP a little spark that she's been lacking.

Love her on that colorful mat.

Melody said...

Oh my goodness!! You are a Sweet,Sweet Praline. I look forward to getting to know you.

Cory said...

Praline, you are welcome to visit us on your boogie mat anytime you want. We are here for you sweet one and anything you want...purrs, nip...just meow.

We are purring hard for you! Grete woofie has her tail wagging for you too.

Hugs to your mom.

xoxo Cory and family

Fin said...

Oh Paula and Praline we are so sorry to hear things are not well. Mom send huge hugs and I am purring up a storm. Hoping for a very happy ending.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Purrrs and lots of hugs to you Sweet Praline & Mom!! We will keep you in our prayers!!
((((((HUGGGGSSSSS)))))))) from your TX furiends,

Catsparella said...

My heart has been heavy ever since I heard the news! I hope that you enjoy every minute together, and am sending lots of love and purrs to you both for extra health & strength during this difficult time. xo

Chesney Cats said...

Oh no!! We're so sorry about the bad news from the v-e-t. We are purring & purraying that Sweet Praline has many more happy years on this side of the Bridge. Mom Paula, we are sending you lots of hugs from us & Mama.

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

Oh no, the biped's eyes are leaking. We wish the best for you and hope the shot makes you feel better.

Purrz

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I am so very sorry to hear that sweet little Praline is ill. We will pray, and Milo and Alfie will purr, that sweet Praline has a good quality life for as long as possible. We don't doubt that you will do the very best to ensure her final days are happy and comfortable and will know when the time is right. I am so very sad that you and Praline have to go through this. Sometimes life is very unfair.
((((((((((((((((hugs)))))))))))))))

Jan (and Milo & Alfie) xxx

Kea said...

What???? We just saw this, we can't believe it!

We're sick at heart--the mom especially is sick at heart. We're so sorry the news isn't better. We wish we could write something that would be of comfort...Just please, please know we're purring and purraying for you both and sending universal Light and Blessings.

-Fuzzy Tales

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

We are so sorry to hear about Sweet Praline! We are purring for you and your Mom. Cuddle together.

Purrs Goldie, Shade and Banshee

chezcat1970 said...

We just saw the vet news--we are sending huge loving purrs your way! Words don't express how sorry we are, but Praline has had a wonderful life and you have been a great kitty mommy. *purrs* *little wet nose kisses*

Cat said...

Oh sweet Praline we are so sorry to hear your news!!! You and your mum are in our purrs and prayers!

One Cats Nip said...

Praline!! Our hearts are pouring out for you here at onecatsnip! Paws are crossed!

Cindy said...

I'm so sorry, Praline and mom.

Alexi said...

Hi Sweet Praline,
you and your momma iz always welcome at da castle.
You all iz not fur away. So please consider coming by for a visit.

On behalf of your pals at the Castle,
Alexi

Alexi said...

Hi Sweet Praline,
you and your momma iz always welcome at da castle.
You all iz not fur away. So please consider coming by for a visit.

On behalf of your pals at the Castle,
Alexi

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no, we don't like this update at all, sweet Praline and mom Paula. This sounds so much like the diagnosis that our Maggie had. Know that we are here if you need anything, okay?

We are sending our best purrs and prayers.

Ikaika said...

We are sending lots of healing purrs for Praline. We hope, if it is a mast cell tumor, that it is benign, as many of them are in cats.

The Teacher's Pets said...

I am so sorry to hear that you may have a tumor and that you have bone spurs! I am also sorry I haven't visited much lately but I didn't forget about you! I love that your catittude is positive during such a sad time! You are purrfectly right to spend your time enjoying yourself!

Harry Spotter said...

Sweet Praline, we are purring and praying for you.

GOMA+SACHIE said...

omg praline...i just can not put in words how i feel right now...i love you since your mom paula friended me on Cat blogosphere and Praline became Goma's GF...such a sweet lady you are. I am so so so sad to hear the news...i am so sorry paula I wish I can do something to comfort you... I just can't imagine how you feel right now. Oh let me know anything I can do...hung in there...sending a lot of prayers and puuurs.... Sachie+Goma

Nikita Cat said...

Purrs & Purrayers from Elvira, & I, as well as prayers from Daddy Kiril.

Galletta said...

Oh sweet Praline, you and your mom are in all out thoughts and prayers. ((hugs)). If you are able to travel, do come see us at the Castle.

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Darling Praline, over here in cold, cold Michigan our warm hearts are thinking of your and purr-aying for you.

Luna T. Katt said...

OMC Praline we're shocked to hear this noos! We has not been online in a while. We're going to devote evfurry day to purrings fur you!!!
<3 Luna & Zulu

A few Good Cats said...

We just heard the sad news and wanted to add our comforting vibes and purrayers for you and Sweet Praline.

Mariodacat said...

Awww Praline. I just came over from Brian's blog after hearing the bad news. M and I are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, and I'm purring for all I'm worth for you that you remain comfortable and without pain. So very sorry your news wasn't very bood.

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Sweet Praline and Mom Paula,

We're sending lots of purrs for comfort for both you. We hope that there are many good and happy days left.

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, most dear beloved praline--we are tardy in getting your news! we sends many, many, many purrs an' streams of white light to you an' yer mama, to help you through this time. our mom's face is leakin' somethin' drefful, an' our whiskers are soppy. dear praline (an' mom), we surrounds you wif love an' comfortin' pets an' skritches!!

Kat said...

Dearest Praline & Missy Paula~ I offer *deep purrs* and *gentle head bumps* and many many thanks for all the laughter and soft smiles you have given me. Sending much love, many purrrrayers -just armloads, nay HEART loads! of them!)

>^,,^<

Melody said...

Sweet Praline, We are so sorry to hear your bad news. We hope the vet is wrong and you will have lots of time left with mommy and daddy.
Mommy, I know this is hitting you hard..us mommies are always closer to our baby's. I will pray especially hard for you. I know you will make these last days good for your Sweet Praline..she is lucky to have such a great Mom and Dad.
Sending lots of prayers and purrs your way.
The Stamps Crew: Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper and last but not least Marley

Tamago said...

We are praying for you, Praline.

CatLadyDiary.com said...

We'll purr for you sweet little one!

Au and Target said...

Poor Praline! And poor you. We're purring for you. Cats are amazing creatures and vets are often wrong, so don't give up hope.

Stacy Hurt said...

Paula & Miss Sweet Praline,

We are very sorry to read your news. Brian sent us over. We will continue to send purrs and virtual hugs. That Woman is mingling her tears to yours. Such awful news. Let's hope they are wrong but meantime you are certainly doing what is best.

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

Shawn Becker said...

I am stopping by from Brian's and wanted you to know how sorry I am that you are not feeling well. I will be praying for you , and your Mom too.
I hope the shot makes you feel better.

pansylovr said...

We are just stopping by to let you know we are purring and praying for you, Miz Praline and for your mommy too. It's often hard to know about things like this but it does help us prepare and enjoy our time together for more memories.
Snuggles,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in IL

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Us again......we just wanted you both to know that we continue to purray for both of you.

We love you very much, sweeties.

Team Tabby said...

We are sending you our purrs and hopes that all goes well.

Kitty said...

Oh Praline we are so worried about you now! Please come and visit us! We're sending you lots of purrs and gentle headbutts.

Xanthe and Nishiko xxx

Pierro said...

Dear Missie praline. We have been purring for you and your mom.
Mom has the sads. She knows just how devastated you feel. (((((bigsqueezyhugs)))))
Both of you have our prayers and friendship always. we will hope many months of snuggles are ahead still.

bonks

Anita said...

My best wishes for you, Sweet Praline..

Purrrrrrs.