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Ethan's Efforts

Things Are Not Too Good

April 10th 2011 8:06 am
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I wanted to update you sooner but it is hard for my mom to type this news. I went to the vet & had my kidney function tested again. It has gotten a bit worse despite our efforts. Although at least it is not too bad yet. The worst news was my heart. I have always had a heart murmur. I guess now it is not functioning as well as before. I got the standard dose of 2 baby aspirin a week. The vet said I will most likely form a blood clot one day. It will travel to my heart and I will not survive. Now everyone is so worried about me here. Actually my mom has been for some time. I am not the same cat I used to be. They thought it was because I missed Louis. It also could be from my medical problems. Or both!

I do still miss Louis. The other day my mom saw me pick out an orange & black Halloween collar from the shelf. It belonged to Louis & some of his stuff is folded up on the shelf. I sniffed the collar quite a bit. Then I licked it a little. Then I gathered it up with my front paws & pulled it to my chest. It really made my mom cry. She's not sure if I was just playing or truly was missing my Louis. I then fell asleep on the collar.

If you could please spare me a few purrs that I do well for awhile more, I would really appreciate it. I know there have been a lot of kitties going to the Bridge or being sick of late on Catster. That makes for lots of us needing purrs so those purrs are very precious! Thanks dear friends.


Purred by: Tigger/ IN LOVING MEMORY (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 8:12 am

Many purrs comming your way buddy!!! You hang in there!!
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 8:26 am

We are sending lots of purrs and prayers to you Ethan!
We know they will help.
Have a great day good friend.

Love, Everyone in Kibbles Family
Purred by: Hilda (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 8:45 am

My family is purring for you!
Purred by: Mouse, Precious Angel Kitty (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 8:48 am

Oh Ethan. I am so very sorry to hear you are struggling like this. Your story about the collar made us cry. We love you and hope you get to feeling better soon.

Purred by: Mouse, Precious Angel Kitty (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 8:49 am

Oh Ethan. I am so very sorry to hear you are struggling like this. Your story about the collar made us cry. We love you and hope you get to feeling better soon.

Purred by: Baby-G (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 9:44 am

What a precious story about the collar and missing your Louis. Love never ends, and we know you can feel the purrs and good wishes. We hope you feel better and send comfort to your Meowmy.

Love and purrs,
Baby-G and family
Purred by: ZEEKE dreamboat #40a (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 11:13 am

Many hugs and kisses are coming your way Ethan. We love you and your family. Hope you will feel better soon.


Zeeke & the crew
Purred by: Scooter ~ Our Angel (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 11:15 am

Oh nooooo, Ethan. It's hard for my mom to type for me now, too, after reading that you're still not feeling well. :( We're sending not just a few purrs but a huge mountain of "do well for a long, long, time" purrs your way.

Scooter and family
Purred by: ❤Ruben❤ DB #⑩ (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 1:31 pm

Lots of purrs coming your way. So sorry you miss you brother. That is just heartbreaking. Know that we are thinking and purring really, really hard for you.
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

April 10th 2011 at 2:03 pm

Oh no sweet Ethan we can't believe it!!!! know we are purring and praying for you...tell your Mom we are here for her!

Purred by: (My Angel) Marrakech (Catster Member)

April 11th 2011 at 1:21 am

Sending gentle purrs and lots and lots of angel dust.
Mommy is having a really hard time just this minute thinking what else we might say. Hang in there, sweet Ethan.

Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs & Huggies

Purred by: Laura W

April 11th 2011 at 9:48 am

dood ethan, we will due mor than spare a few purrz here in trout towne, eye will purrsonal lee ask me pal st francis ta watch out for and over ewe....though it be preposterous ta ask yur mom ta due sew, pleaz tell her ta TRY and knot ta stress az ewe pick up on this and that along with any stresser iznt good for ewe buddy.....sendin hugs N love frum de land oh trout
Purred by: Gunnarr T (Catster Member)

April 11th 2011 at 10:09 am

Ethan, you know what? Purrs are like love; you NEVER run out. Peekie and I will be purring really, really hard that you will have more quality time with your family. We never knew our sister, Missy Mups, but mama still cries sometimes when she thinks about Missy. I'm sure Missy Mups and Louis are sprinkling kitty angel dust on you and your family.

Gunnarr T
Purred by: Uther Pendragon In Loving Memo (Catster Member)

April 11th 2011 at 11:12 am

Our thoughts and purrs are with you.
Purred by: Munky (Catster Member)

April 11th 2011 at 5:50 pm

Louis was such a cool dude. I can see why you miss him. But don't go rushing off to join him at the Bridge, okay? Purring for you. Purrrrrr!
Purred by: Tony, Forever Loved (Catster Member)

April 11th 2011 at 6:58 pm

Our entire furmily is sorry to read this news. We are all purring and our mom is purraying for you and for your mom. I was recently diagnosed with kidney disease myself. It's no fun.

Lots of love & purrs,
Tony, Ashley, Angel Callie, and their mom Bev
Purred by: Molly Angel (Catster Member)

April 16th 2011 at 1:38 pm

I just saw this diary. I am sorry you are feeling crummy and you and your mom have to worry about your heart. I am sending some big purrs your way. Lots and lots of people and cats take aspirin for many years and never get those clots. The aspirin works! We purr it will work that way for you sweet boy.
Love and purrs,
Purred by: Tigger ~ Loved Forever (Catster Member)

April 26th 2011 at 10:40 am

Ethan, I don't know how I missed your diary entry. Mom tries to check every day if a friend writes, so I can respond.

I would not be surprised if you smelled Louis' scent on the Halloween collar and were having good memories of him. I know you must miss him, as I do my sister Taylor.

I will be purring very hard for you my friend. You are too young to go to the Bridge. :(



Ethan - Sweet Angel


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