August 11th 2011 3:33 pm
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Today started off sad. We got an email from Maggie's mommy saying that she was so much worse off than ever, she had fluid in her belly and lungs. So she was going to say goodbye to her because they were convinced after all of this it was FIP. Mom was crying, very upset. Then mom couldn't take it so she went outside and worked in her garden. Transplanted some stuff and got in tune with nature.
Then the tides changed. Maggie's momma emailed back and said that the fluid in her belly was NOT consistent with FIP at all so they were going to run some more tests because there's something else going on. Mom did some research and found out it may be something called liver ascites or hypoalbuminemia. She's got all the symptoms listed and the vet agreed this could be it, yay for mom! Anyways, so now Maggie is still alive and they are draining the fluid and sending it out for cultures so keep purring because there may be a miracle at work here.
Then just now mommy came running in the house so excited. She was outside watering her flowers and honest to god a hummingbird came over, drank some nectar from the flower, played in the shower wand that mom was using to water and then...ready for this...landed on my mom's shoulder! I'm not kidding! Mom said she thought she would pass out from excitement. That hummingbird came right over to her and was not one bit scared.
Mom said she hopes this is a sign! How many people can say a hummingbird landed on them and stayed there for a few seconds? Not many I'll bet. OH! And somebody new that emailed my mom this week is going to put her kitty on our website and she bought a bunch of stuff at onlynaturalpets.com by going through mom's website so mommy gets a commission for that! Yay her first one!
So today turned out to be a good day after all. Don't ya love it when that happens?
concats to mommy, Lacey!
Isn't that neat about the hummingbird Blizz?
Definately a first! ( Sorry, daddy hasn't been up to chatting alot lately. All the possible adoptions by fellow catsters have fallen thru, and he is upset that it appears no fur wants the babies. Panda won't even talk about it anymore, she just sobs
Many purrs for Maggie and purrs for her meowmy for finding the info, what a save. It must be a good sign with the hummingbird. That sounds like a very special moment. We have never seen one of those, but they sure sound cute and tasty.
I'm sorry Blizz, I wish I could help but we don't know anyone that will take another kitten. I promise to let you know though if we have any prospective pawents. Why don't you put them on Petfinder?
MOL Sam&hearts. I didn't think of that, yum! They're super fast though, don't know if I could catch it.
Oh, this is juss supa Pawsome to hear!
Wow! That Hummingbird was a very speshill visitor!
Purrs & prayers for Maggie's health & happiness.
Blizzard, so sorrie to hear about Panda & hur babies, prayers goes out to you & yours.
Kally Kat ♥ ♥
Thanks Kally, she's far from out of the woods but she's still here and still fighting! Is it my imagination or is this site super slow again tonight? Jeez! Does it ever run right?
You a hummingbirdy on ur shoulder? WOW!!!
Oh that's all wonderful to hear! That's great about little Maggie and so cool about the hummingbird! Wow, it landed on your mom's shoulder!! It's pawsome to hear such good things. We will continue to purr for Maggie! Gumpy purrs and hugs for you and your momma!
Neat huh Henry? Gumpy my mom just about squealed when she came in the house. Yes, please continue to purr for Maggie because she's far from out of the woods. But today was not her day to join Alex.
We have NEFUR heard of that - a hummingbird getting that close to someone!! Wow!
We've been purring for Maggie and for Panda's Babies - they still have some time, though! Glad your mommy helped with Maggie! Luv, Tink
Wow, I want to have a hummingbird sitting on my shoulder. You Mom must be very good with animals. Well, of course she is, silly me.
Yay Maggie! We'll keep purring and praying.
Thank you Tink, keep on purring for Maggie. She's not out of the woods. Tonight though she ate two full plates of chicken on her own!!! Anytime a kitty eats, that's a great sign.
Mietzi my mommy is like mother nature around here, it's crazy! Animals trust her in a big way. When she was younger, she'd go to the fairs here in NH. She would go into the barns with the big oxen, take her long fingernails and gently run them up and down the oxen's face around it's eyes. PLOP! Fell over fast asleep. MOL. They said mommy was an oxen whisperer. MOL.
That is amazing about the ox. Our State Fair just started today. Mom is not planning on touching any cattle. Maybe a bunny but not an ox.
MOL, well she doesn't even go to those anymore. She's only allowed to touch us now.
Glad it turned out to be a good day!
Purring for Maggie to keep hanging in there and to get better.
Cute stories about the Humnmingbird and the oxen...
Panda and Blizzard...Purring fur those babies, too.
We don't 'do' FB so we can't help there...and meowmy is allergic to kitties that are not meezers...how weird is that, but she has tried being around others and it always ends up in trouble fur her...
Oh many many purrs and prayers for Maggie this was so good they did not say good bye to soon yay for your mom and thank God Maggie has a good vet that will keep checking on other symptoms as suggested by your mom.
A hummingbird on your shoulder! wow maybe he/she wanted to say thanks so much for the fresh cool water!
Wow! Mom saw a hummingbird a few weeks ago and it landed on her plants outside. She went and got a picture, she was so excited. But this tops it off! Mom's jelous.
Purring for Maggie. Hope everything gets better and that is something treatable.
It sounds as though your mom had a visit by Alex or one of her friends!
frum de web site : ******************************.com
" one possy bull side effect of tunin inta nature can reesult in de tuner inner thinkin it be grate ta see burds....
a ree scent case studee showed that while gardenin out oh doors, a ladee from de east coast developed a severe case burdsizstooooopidophobia...
her symptoms included thinkin a species oh humminburd wuz knot onlee kewl, but de burd wuz bringin her well wishes....
de burd in fact wuz noizze, stoooooooooooppid, rude, tossin waste materials all over and it wuz later lurned de ladeez two kittehs were response abull for well wishes "
excerpt frum august 2011 issh shoe
Tabbies I am starting to think you need therapy, MOL! Seriously! You have a huge bird phobia. Natalie I didn't even think of that! I'll bet it was Alex. If it was, she looked so beautiful (as she always does in any form). Momma Ivey Maggie is in great hands. They live in Texas and she's at the Texas A&M University vet hospital. That's where the groundbreaking work was done for B12 injections for cats. And her mom will do ANYTHING to help her. Her vet and the vet tech really love Maggie also, thank goodness. But yes, they are really good doctors. Kelli was resigned to saying goodbye and it was the vet who said, "no, not yet! we still have a shot". Nice contrast to some other vets we've seen who tell the parents to automatically put them to sleep. Which is what that horrible vet did to poor CeeCee right Natalie? Lucky for her she has your parents to help her.
Dear Lacey, We r purrin' 'n purrayin' fur Maggie. It's great to hear she is here in Texas where we know da Vet are smart 'n really care 'n love our feline furiends. I shur hope dey figure out what it is, coz FIP isn't good. I like goin' outside too, but I nefur seen a humminburd, but don't dey flutter way to fast? MOL! All our burds haz gone 'way. Happy 'bout dat 'n our tree o' knowledge! Dey swoop down on me 'n bite me's butt, hurted too! Anyfur, we send warm well wishes ur way fur Maggie 'n yay fur ur mommy on her first commissions too!! Shur hope it continues 'n YESH, we love it when it's a GOOD day!~ Paws on, purrty girl!~
Purrs, 'n hugs,
Yeah for Maggie....Wow...what did the hummingbird know!....and she landed on your "mom"'s shoulder....amazing. By the way, you go to Costa Rica, you will see flocks of hummingbirds. They are so sweet. My mistress had one fly almost next to her ear. She stood very still. They are so delicate. We are hoping for the best for Maggie......