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Rockin' With Riley

In The Hospital

November 23rd 2009 4:38 pm
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It all happened so fast...
I have always had a problem with nasal infections, causing me to get stopped up, and Dad has to routinely clean my nostrils of buggers. (sorry) That's why mom lovingly calls me Booger Boy.
I also get baby nose drops to keep them open. This last week, mom and dad were both sick with bad colds. Stinky was also having a really bad time with his breathing so mom has been sleeping in the office with him, on an air mat. All this leads up to the fact that they didn't see that I was not eating. I am a chubby cat, and hide that fact well.
But Saturday mom could tell I wasn't feeling well. My nose was clogged, so she cleaned it and put drops in. Sunday I seemed worse, laying around all day, and not participating. They left early for work today, and when they got home they found I had peed all over myself on the bed. Dad helped give me a warm sponge bath, and mom blow dried me with the hairdryer. Then she called the vet and asked to get me worked in.
I rode, wrapped in a big towel, on her lap, to the vets.
Once there, they took me quickly, and I got blood and urine tests, X-rays and an ultra-sound. The news was very bad. I have an infection of unknown origin (no wounds or abscesses anywhere) and it has spread throughout my body. My kidneys are in total failure (one was unrecognizable on the X-ray) and my liver is affected too. The numbers were too high to register. I am being given a strong all-over antibiotic intravenously tonight. If I make it through the night...I have a slight chance of a limited survival...but anything past that will be by the Grace of God. I need a miracle.
Mom stroked my face, and kissed me goodnight in the hospital, and she prays, and I pray I will still be here in the morning. Please will you pray too?

Thankful purrs,


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Purred by: Chef Rooster (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 4:59 pm

Oh Riley, my heart is hurting for you, for your dear parents..We will purr for you..Whatever happens, we are here for you all...
Praying for you!
Chef Rooster
Purred by: ♥ Anna ♥ (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 5:02 pm

We are praying so hard Riley, please fight this with everything you can. I can't imagine Catster without Riley. love Anna
Purred by: Twix (Forever Missed) (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 5:04 pm

Dear sweet boy, please stay strong ...please fight this. Mom is just speechless over the news. Her heart is breaking for you ..and for your dear Mom ...We're purring so hard for you, my dear friend.

Loving purrs,
Purred by: Leo Lovebug ♥ (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 5:16 pm

Oh no! We're all purring for you and your family!
Purred by: Tallulah (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 5:27 pm

Oh Riley!
Our hearts are broken hearing this news! You can certainly count on all of us to be purring furry hard fur you. Our thoughts and purrayers are with you and your furmily. If your furmily needs a furriend, we are here fur you and so is momma.
Tally, Bella and angels, Tiger & Sami
Purred by: Eva V

November 23rd 2009 at 5:43 pm

We are all purring like mad!!
We love you so much!
Love ya
Alfie and family
Purred by: Stacey H

November 23rd 2009 at 5:47 pm

We're purring and purring for you, Riley. Purrlease stay strong. We have a lot of purr motors at our house, so that's a lotta purring! Keep fighting.
Purred by: Riley♡ My Big Love (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 6:16 pm

Many thanks for the purrayers, my friends.
Hoping to see you all tomorrow.
Love, Riley
Purred by: CB, Angel in the nip fields. (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 6:37 pm

sending purrs to my catster twin...may the antibiotic work and you feel better soon...our whole crew is purrrrrrring!
purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
CB and the Carolina Crew
Purred by: Tully (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 6:41 pm

Please hang in there sweet, Riley - we will keep our purrs and prayers going for you until we hear you are better - hugs to your family.
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 6:45 pm

Oh my catness!
We are purring up a storm over here at our house fur you! Please Riley fight! We want you home and healthy fur many, many more years! Sending you lots of purrs!
love from us all
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 6:55 pm

We are all purring for you Riley. We are in shock. Fight hard my friend. Our prayers are with you and your family.

Love, Kibbles, Francis, & Yoda and Zeeke, Romeo, Cleo, Tater, Kahless, Harley, Davidson, Moo-Moo, Tommie, PJ, Fozzy Bear, Onyx, Toes, Mishka, Zelda and DC and Angel Tigger and Morty, and their human family.

God Bless
Purred by: Punky (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 7:01 pm

Purred by: Angel Ivan WLC: Wrld's Lzist C (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 7:19 pm

Purring for you and your family!
Purred by: Moozer ♥Love is forever (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 8:03 pm

Oh Riley, sweetheart...
We are purrrring with all our might for you to stay here with your furmily this night. Let tomorrows new day find you here with us,
Moozer + the Archangel Crew
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 8:18 pm

We are purring and praying for you to make it through this, we hope you will stay here and be with your family in the morning....

Get well sweet Riley....

purrrrrrrrrrrs and prayers

Xena, Tallulah and Zeke
Purred by: Loki (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 9:00 pm

We are all with you Riley, purring all night long for you to get better . My family loves you buddy !
Purred by: Mr. Fez (Angel Dreamboat #25) (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 9:43 pm

Riley, sorry to hear you are so sick! Purring that you will get better. Your family is is our purrs and prayers.
Purred by: Stoney (Catster Member)

November 23rd 2009 at 9:54 pm

Riley we read about you in Karma Kitty's diary and we are purring for you sweet boy.

Stoney and his Family
Purred by: Angel Soc Dreamboat #56 (Catster Member)

November 24th 2009 at 4:42 am

We are here for you little man, purring all the way, stay strong we loves you furry much, pawlease get well,Love soc, toby taffy lucky and mommyxxx
Purred by: Chelsea Louise (Catster Member)

November 24th 2009 at 10:01 am

Oh Riley that is bad news! We will be purring and purring for you and hopes you gets well soon. We loves you lots! x x Chelsea

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