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Purrs Needed Please

May 1st 2013 5:21 pm
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The past two mornings, I have gotten sick very soon after eating. Mawmee has been concerned because the past month or so, I eat my meals like I haven't eaten in months. She noticed I look skinnier too, so off to the vet I went.

She was right - I have lost some weight. The vet lady and Mawmee discussed my issues, and Mawmee said she felt like I was exhibiting some of the same things that Calvin and Violet did - the constant hunger and weight loss.

The vet lady said my blood work last year showed good kidney, liver, and thyroid function, but that it sounded like possible thyroid problems. She wanted to be optimistic, but then she felt my tummy. She thought she felt something not right, so I went to the back for x-rays and blood work.

My blood work will be back tomorrow, but the x-rays showed bad news. There appears to be a mass in my abdomen. It was difficult exactly tell because my intestines looked a little strange. She wasn't sure if I had a lot of poopie in there, but it is possible they weren't in the right location because of the location of this mass.

An ultrasound might give a better indication of what it is, but considering that surgery is not going to be an option, we decided against the ultrasound.

If the blood work doesn't indicate any other problems, I might start on a low dose of prednisone to help shrink the mass.

I'm going to be 13 in nine days. I want to be around a lot longer, but we'll take one day at a time and see how I do. If you have some spare purrs laying around, I'd appreciate your sending some my way.

I'll let you know what I hear on the blood work tomorrow.

Purred by: Edgar ~ Precious Angel (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:26 pm

Oh my furriend! I am so sorry about this news. My sisfur, Emily, had a mass in her abdomen too. :( Sending you lots and lots and lots of purrs!!
Purred by: Harriet (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:29 pm

Oh no! Pretty pretty Samoa I have my purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs going so strong for you!!!! Ozzy is purring too and we are just purring that it's gonna be okay!!!! Your mommy and daddy need to to control those boy cats around there!!!

I love you!!!!!
Purred by: Stacy T

May 1st 2013 at 5:29 pm

Somoa... This is really scary, really serious news.
I'm sending you my most rumbling, serious purrs. (there's an untold positive power in purrs!)

I respect your age and your pawrents decision for your care.
(No-one loves quite like our own adopted families do!)

Whatever the future brings you, Samoa, Feather Boa - I know that you will with grace and dignity face it.
I stand, steadfast by your side, with great admiration and love.
Purred by: Hazel Lucy - My Angel (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:29 pm

You were on my mind all day, Samoa. I hope and purr all will soon be well with you for many many moons.

Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:29 pm

Oh no, Samoa this is just awful news. I'm purring great meezer purrs for you, lots and lots of meezer purrs, you aren't going anywhere, you understand? You are going to be all right!
Purred by: Rose - beautiful angel (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:29 pm

Oh sweet friend. We're so sorry to hear this sad news. Sending you lots and lots of purrs.
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:37 pm

Dear Miss Samoa,

We're sending loves, purrs, and lots and lots and lots of healing energy.
Can your mom rethink the ultrasound? It's remarkable in that it can tell so many things.
How would chemo fare for you? You can talk to Natalie about it, but chemo can do wonders.

We have your back, dear good and lovely Samoa McBoa. We love you.

Ruffy and the Ridgewood Clowder
Purred by: Sugar our Sweet Brave Warrior (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:42 pm

We want you around for many years to come. Purring hard for you Sweetheart. Much love from the SF Gals. XX Sugar
Purred by: Wilson J Scooter, Angel Dood (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:44 pm

Hey Samoa ... it's me #97. I am sending you some serious purrs from me and the Baloo sisters. Hoping for the best my friend
Wilson J
Purred by: Boogers (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:45 pm

Our hearts are breaking. I'm sorry to hear the news :( you are a fighter!!! We are purrrring for you. Bonks
Purred by: Twix (Forever Missed) (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:54 pm

This is so heartbreaking. Preston & I are sending prayers and love to you and your dear Meowmy. Mom sends hugs, too. I am purring for you, dear friend.
Purred by: Muppet (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:55 pm

Purring and Praying for you, Samoa!

~gentle hugs & lots of love~
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:55 pm

We are hoping and purring for the best news Samoa ~ we love you very much ♥
Purred by: CASSIE (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:56 pm

Praying hard for you Samoa!
Purred by: Kiki (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:57 pm

Samoa, our family is heartbroken at this news. We love your family so much, and of course, you are Queen of Hearts around here. We are here for you and your pawrents always.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 5:58 pm

Beautiful Samoa, I'm sending you ALL my purrs. The vet doc needs to find a solution.
Purred by: Oliver (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 6:03 pm

We is so berry sads tah heer dis news. We iz purring wiff awl owr hearts datt yu feels bedder wiff dah pwednizone. Mom's firss kitty dat she luv hadded sayme symtums yu haz. Canzer is eebill an' we has a hiss fer it.
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 6:15 pm

We both are adding our way loud and constant meezer purrs.
Dang...doesn't that mass know its not allowed to mess up our wonderfur Samaoa?
We hope your vet can help you have a lot more quality time to enjoy, both with your furmily and with Catster.
We purray fur you and all your furmily, too.
Many hugs going your way, also.
We love you, Samoa, we LOVE you!
((((( ♥ )))))
Purred by: Zeva Katsumi (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 6:22 pm

Lovely Samoa, my furmily and I are so sorry to learn of your health issues. We hope that you will feel better and will be able to enjoy your birthday. You have the most wonderful loving mommy and we know she will do whatever is best for you.
Sending much love and many purrs your way!
Purred by: Cody ~ DB #173b (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 6:26 pm

We are so sorry to hear about your illness sweet Samoa. We are purring super hard and loud for you to get all better soon. Love and cuddles from the boyz.
Purred by: Sally Maria (Mama's Angel) (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 6:34 pm

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear this news Miss Samoa. We will send you lots of purrs and say many prayers for you. Hopefully there will be some better news in your test results.

Hugs & Purrs,
Sally Maria Angel
Purred by: Chef Rooster (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 6:54 pm

Dear friend
we are here for you and your wonderful clowder..we send you our purrs and POTP! You all have always been here for all of us, now ler us be here for you dear Samoa..
Love and purrs
Chef Rooster
Purred by: Norman DB#93 2001-2013 (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 6:56 pm

I am gathering up the herd here in Texas and we will be sending some giant sized purrs and prayers your way. Lots of love too and hugs too, Norman
Purred by: Poo Sweet Angel ADB #57A (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 7:00 pm

I am purring right along with you. *takes Samoa's paw and fights cancer together, paw in paw* BeliEVE!

Love Poo
Purred by: Angel ♥Kally Kat♥ (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 7:30 pm

Sweet Samoa,
Mees sorrie yew not feelin your bestest..

Me & my Meowmy are gonna purr & purray fur yew ok?


Luvs & ((( huggs,)))
Kally Kat
Purred by: Marina (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 7:35 pm

Samoa, I'm so sorry to hear about your tummy troubles. We will purr very hard for you. We hope you are able to get better soon. Love, Marina & Tosca
Purred by: Daisy Angel (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 7:46 pm

We're also purring real loud for you Samoa! We hope you are able to recover and feel better.

Purred by: Penelope (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 8:22 pm

We're revving up our strongest Tonk purrs for you Samoa! We're so saddened by the news, but that will only make us more motivated to get our engines going and our purrayers sent so that you'll be alright!
Penny & Minnie
Purred by: BooBoo Kitty Angel DG #28 (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 9:21 pm

Oh no sweet girl we are very saddened to hear your news we been through this too. Purring and praying the "mass" is just some poopie and no real danger once it comes out.
Feel better and get well soon
Purred by: Kitty Pryde (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 9:55 pm

Samoa, you've been such a good furrriend, we, all of us kitties here at my house and gne, love you and are purrrring.
Purred by: Kitty Pryde (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 9:55 pm

Samoa, you've been such a good furrriend, we, all of us kitties here at my house and gne, love you and are purrrring.
Purred by: Rocky Ann Forever (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 10:16 pm

Holding my BFFITWWW's paw and we are hoping for the best fur you Samoa. Please be ok!!

Angel Rocky Ann & Angel Violet
Purred by: ☀ Charlie RIP ☀ (Catster Member)

May 1st 2013 at 11:23 pm

Sending you lotsa purrs Samoa. We all loves you so much!
Purred by: Sonny Bono Angel Dreamboat-#34 (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 2:29 am

Samoa, the Angels and I are purring really hard for you as well as my earthly family,my family went through this too, sending LOTS of Healing thoughts and prayers, we love you sweet girl!
*Hangs head, begins to pray as tears fall from his eyes*

Love Angel Sonny Bono
& Sisfurs Presley & Paris.
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 2:56 am

Soamoa please know we will be praying for you. You are such a special little girl and we send you lots of love and gentle hugs, Anna and furmily
Purred by: Carolina Crew (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 5:45 am

Pooh hugs head detective Samao and the crew gathers round to purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr for the boss

purrrrrrrrrrrrr, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrr
Purred by: Rufus (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 5:51 am

Sweet, sweet Samoa. I am purring as hard as I can for you. I wish I could come over and beat that terrible old mass right upl I am always thinking of you but today even more.
Purred by: Mrs. Murphy DG#22 (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 5:54 am

That sounds very similar to what happened to me, the pred syrup did shrink the mass and I can't say the last time that I threw up after eating. I was on pred syrup and cerenia for the nausea. I am still on a small maintenance dose of pred. We did get the ultrasound done because the vet wanted a better look at what was going on and that it wasn't just constipation, gas, you know, those unlady-like things. We are all purring and praying for you, our family jsut adores you so much. Sending our hugs and purrs, Mrs M and family
Purred by: Captain Morgan, Dreamboat #6 (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 7:34 am

Purrs, purrs, & more purrs!
And me strong hopes fur good news on yer blood work, me heartie!
- Captain Morgan & Crew
Purred by: Sawyer (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 7:50 am

Oh noes! Boss, this blows. We're all purring like crazy for you, Dudess!
Purred by: Platelicker ♥ DB#69 (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 8:16 am

*can't believe what he read... so he reads it again... : (

...bows his orange stripie head in his paws to purr for Samoa with tears rolling down his face*
Purred by: Tiger Lily Blossom (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 8:19 am

Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 8:34 am

Here are all my purrs, Samoa, and my sisfurs' purrs, too.
Purred by: Wiggy precious angel (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 8:42 am

We're purring as hard as we possibly can for you, Samoa!
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB#73 (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 9:36 am

*Milo gotted tears rollin' down him face too* Oh SAMOA~! Oh sweetheart, beautifur girl~! We're purrin' wif all our love's 'n all our hugs 'n all our thoughts comin' to ya~! We in Ur corner too, right 'long wif POO 'n Sugar Bear 'n otherz so badly fightin' dat bad bad C word~! Mom can't see right now, tears runnin'. Ya know how mush we love's Ur furmilies 'n U dear Samoa r an ICON on Catster~! My Hero, da lady o' fame 'n culture 'n a strong fashion statement~
One Day at a time...iz all we can do, purrin' fur tonza more to spend wif Ur saweet mommy.

Hugs 'n love from alla us,
Milo, Mallee, Smokey Joe, Sam, Rhettsie, Ziggy 'n Timmy
Purred by: Henry (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 9:39 am

**Licks and headbonks Samoa and her furmialy***
Purred by: Bibi (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 10:12 am

My most gigantic purrs are being sent your way. Hang in there, little lady! Your spirit is large.
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 11:26 am

We are purring and purring as loud as we can and praying for some pawsitive results too! Stay strong!

Hugs & purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Dashiell Sweet Angel (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 1:18 pm

We are purring, purring, purring for you, Dear Samoa ...
Dashy and Lilly
Purred by: Hooch ~ Forever Loved (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 1:31 pm

Sweet Samoa,

Please know our whole furmily and all the angels are in full gear purr and prayer mode. We love you, precious girl.

Angel Hooch and furmily
Purred by: Misha Angel (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 2:25 pm

We will hope for the best, Samoa. And we are all purring up a storm for you. We hope your blood tests come back cancer.
Misha and family
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 2:49 pm

Me and my family are so sad to hear your news, our purrs and prayers are all going now...just so hard to hear that you our sweet special friend is sick, we are going to be positive!!!! flying down to sprinkle pink angel healing dust all over you and wrap my pink wings around you to protect you...

You are in our thoughts.....

Sending angel love, hugs and butterflies from heaven
Purred by: Renee R

May 2nd 2013 at 3:44 pm

our thoughts & purrs are with you.
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 5:24 pm

Wees all gots the purr motors going strong for you!!!
Please get better soon!!
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 8:10 pm

Purring hard for you, Samoa. We all hope for the best.

Tiger and Tiny
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 8:10 pm

Purring hard for you, Samoa. We all hope for the best.

Tiger and Tiny
Purred by: Webster (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 8:32 pm

I've given it my best effort, I really have, but I must admit that I am utterly incompetent in the art of purring. But don't think for a minute that it's due to a lack of caring! And since I do have a fine voice for barking, I hope you'll allow me to offer that alternative to express my best wishes for you. I'm certain my brother Ringo will join me - what he obviously lacks in tonal quality will surely be compensated by volume and duration. And, of course, Dusty and Iris will purr until the walls vibrate in resonance. We all love you!

Purred by: Gunnarr T (Catster Member)

May 2nd 2013 at 8:39 pm

We will send all our spare purrrrrrrrs, but Peekie and I and angel Missy Mups will make more and more and even more purrrrrrrs for you as long as you need them.

Gunnarr T
Purred by: Mr D - D'boat #19 (Catster Member)

May 3rd 2013 at 12:43 am

Our whole family are purring for you. I hope you can hear us over there? Purr purr purr purr Purrs Sam, Raza, Mr D and our angel Balty


Samoa - Diva Angel


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Calvin ~ Knead
Violet -
Forever Loved
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Sugar ~ Sweet
Vivien -
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