March 9th 2010 3:02 pm
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Yesterday was a very scary day for Tallulah and Me.
Tallulah had her CT Scan yesterday, I didn't want to do it, but I knew we needed to find out how far the cancer has spread. My gut told me not to it, but I went against my feeling and she did not do well.
She was fine during her scan and all was going well, until they tried to wake her up. She was not waking up, she was having trouble breathing, her blood pressure was very low and her heart rate was up and down. When I called to check on her because I hadn't heard from them, they were trying to get her awake and stable, it was not going well for Tallulah or the imaging place. The Vet was telling me she was in bad shape and they decided to take her to her Dr. at the specialist facility...The Dr. and 2 Vet Techs took her to her specialists to make sure she was Ok and made it.
They were expecting the worse and I was driving to to be with her of course crying the whole way, not knowing what was happening to my baby or if I would ever see her alive again. I was having anxiety attacks on top of crying...I was not ready to loose my baby because of her not being able to wake up and breath.
I got to the Specialist right after Tallulah arrived, they assured me they were working on her and she was stable. The Vet Techs came out to be with me, I am still crying, and having trouble breathing too. Once they got Tallulah stable enough and she was doing better I was able to be with her. I was so afraid to see what condition she was going to be in, but when I saw her my heart stopped, but then the love and the strength to be with her came...our angels where there for Tallulah and me...She was in a incubator getting oxygen, her body wasn't absorbing enough oxygen, when I got there she was absorbing 80%, her blood pressure was still a little low and heart rate was up...They let me sit with her and I got to pet her and talk to her. her pupils were wide, her mouth open and tongue was out. It was so scary to see her this way...
Before I left my house I got the mail, in the mail came a very special package arrived from Tallulah's and our kitty families friend Dusty Miller , his Mom sent HOLY WATER from her church all the way from Texas...it couldn't have come at a better time. So I grabbed the HOLY WATER and Tallulah's SPECIAL BLANKIE....
I put the BLANKIE on Tallulah and sprinkled the HOLY WATER on Tallulah...she started doing better, I believe not only having me with my sweet baby and her hearing my voice and feel my love, but the HOLY WATER and BLANKIE helped Tallulah pull through...she eventually started moving around, peed all over herself and was trying to get up.
The Vet Tech had to check on Tallulah and clean up her & the incubator when she was doing that I ran out to my car to get my camera so I could take pictures of my Sweet Girl Tallulah....Mind you she was still not doing well, but I knew she was going to come around because of all the love and her special gifts from special kitties on Catster.
Finally Tallulah was doing better they started reducing the oxygen to see how she would do, they wanted her to be able to breathe on her own, they told me she may not be able to and then I would have to make a decision, I prayed so hard put more HOLY WATER on her and asked for all of her kitty angels to help her breathe on her own...she was doing OK with less oxygen, so they lowered it more and she still was doing good. Now she was moving around more, was sticking her head out of the hole I had my hand in to pet her, when she stuck her head out I was kissing her and kissing her...I knew she was going to pull through this because she is a fighter...
I was with her from 1 to 4:30 because they needed to get her next door to the ER so they could keep her under their watch...I didn't want to leave her, I was so afraid for her, but I knew she was in good hands and I was going to be able to bring her home later in the evening if she didn't take a turn for the worse...
Tallulah's Vet Tech that was with her and me this whole time called my around 6 to let me know my sweet Tallulah was doing really good and she was off of oxygen for about an hour and needed to stay for a while longer to make sure she was stable and doing OK. I called at 8 last night and the ER tech told me the Dr. said she could come home...Tallulah was finally coming home and I couldn't be happier, she finally arrived home at 9. She of course had to check the house out, go potty and finally ate. Her and I finally went to bed after 11 and she slept through the night.
I am happy to say Tallulah is doing good today, she is eating and doing her normal things, like sleeping on her warm heating pad in her bed...she will be sleepy all day today but she is OK and that is the most important thing.
It was a very hard day for Tallulah and Me, needless to say we are both tired today, but she is still here with me and doing good. We are still waiting for the specialist to call on the results and what is next. We are not giving up on Tallulah I will do anything for her...we do know that the cancer is in her lungs that has been confirmed...I am still very devastated, but I am keeping positive as much as I can.
Just a little while ago her Vet Dr. Kathy called to see what happened because she got the report from the ER and I had to tell her, so now she knows and will be with me & Tallulah all the way through this...Dr. Kathy is the best and I am so happy I found her not only for Tallulah but for our Zeke...
TALLULAH IS DOING WELL TODAY AND WE BOTH WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, SPECIAL GIFTS. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART...
TALLULAH AND MOM PEGGY
Oh gosh, mom's and my hearts are beating so fast! how awful for you both!! we are so glad to know Tallulah is home and back to normal kitty things. We continue to pray for you both. Our love and blessings to you Anna and mom
I am so sorry that you and your mummy had to go through that! How scary it must have been!
I am so so happy you are doing better today! My purrbox is going a mile a minute fur you!
Love your purring pal ~
What a terrible ordeal for you both, we are so happy to hear that Tallulah pulled through and she is doing okay right now. We will continue to purr and pray for you both, keep up the fighting spirit!
xoxo, Tully and Mom
All your angel pals are sprinkling angel dust on you, Tallulah. You're definitely a fighter, and I'm so happy you are doing better today. You sure had a rough time, and we're all purring and purring for you and your Mom.
What a nightmare for you both. We wers so upset reading what you both went through and are so glad Tallulah is home and doing better. How kind of sweet Dusty to send you the Holy Water - we feel sure that and all the purrs helped.
We're continuiing to purr non-stop for you sweetheart.
Alfie & family xoxoxox
Sending you both hugs and purring for you! What a horrible ordeal to have to go through, but it sounds like your Meowmy was the best medicine in getting you to wake upa!
Your newest Guardian Angel is purring up a storm for you!
The Dogcat here, watching over Tallulah and her mom ... purring and purring and purring. Showers of love to you both ...
What a terrible day for both of you! Holy water, prayers, and bushels and bushels of love have magical powers. Sending you hugs and purrs,
prrrrt n meow,
& just call me....
Sitting by my mom's side, purring up a storm for you and your mom. Love and hugs, Shady and mom mari
Oh, how scaries! I's glad you home and doing ok now! I had a scares like that after my surgery too. I stopped breathing and they hads to rescues me too. I hopes you get some good answers from your tests and can work on getting betters again!
Oh my cat! How scary! You and your mommy are very brave! We have been thinking of you and hoping that everything went well..... all scary memories behind, look forward to tomorrow, and the tomorrow after that. You have many furriends thinking and purring for you.
Oh Tallulah I'm so glad you fought with the help of your Mom and the HOLY WATER and all the purrs of your furiends. There's no place like home in your heated bed! Get lottsa rest and sweet dreams!
I'm purring for you Tallulah as all have purred for me. Hugs and loves always.
Tallulah, sweetie, I am so glad that you were able to be strong and pull through. You are such a brave girl and your mommy is very brave. I want you to know that I am purring and praying for your comfort and for your mommy to have strength. I can see how much your momma loves you, sweet one. I am watching over you and sending you love and healing thoughts.
Loud purrs and gentle angel kisses, Rosie ♥
Oh Tallulah what a fighter and we so love you for it, mommy was sat reading your diary with her hand over her mouth, tears welling up in her eye, we are so sending all our purrrs from the uk, I am roaring them as loud as i can.
Tallulah's mommy thinking of you and sending from one mommy to another all our love and keep strong.
Love Tilly and mommy Tracy xx
Oh Tallulah....my mommy's and my heart raced through this whole entry...mommy was in tears...what a horrible experience. We are both so glad to hear that you are home. We will be purring and praying for you and your mommy...we will also send our little Murder RIP to sprinkle some angel dust to try to keep away the bad things and keep you safe. God bless you sweet one!
Purrs and prayers!
>^..^< Mayhem and her mommy Mary
p.s. purrs and angel dust from me too!
Oh we are all so happy that you and Mommy are both fine today - You are a pretty kitty and had quite a day! We have Prayed for healing and will pray more. We want you to both be together for a long, long time. Love, Serena, Tabatha, Elsa, Ginger, Tyson, Felix "Honey Angel" xx oo
We haven't been in touch much since Xmas. I'm glad to hear you have survived the Ct scan. I'll keep you in my thoughts and purrs!Please keep up your faith and your strength.
What a scary time....I'm so glad she pulled through....I had a tough time waking up from my first surgery...then I came home and was wild...rolling and running into things and falling down...it was really scary....Mommy told the vet and she used a different anesthetic for my 2nd surgery....and I came out of that like I hadn't had surgery at all....So sorry that happened....and so glad you are home where you belong!
Thank you all so much for your prayers and encouraging words. Tallulah is doing better today and she has even eaten some really good kitty tuna today 2 times now as a snack.
The anesthetic they used was a higher grade, infact human grade, they think because of her condition she was compromised a little. She is a fighter and so am I and we will fight this to the end.
I am so glad we have all of you for our friends and we have the support. With all of us here on Catster it shows how much we love our cats and it is a nice and wonderful place to come in time of need as a lot of you have or our experiencing sickness with your babies. It is very comforting to know you are here, as I want all of you to know I am here for all of you too...again THANK YOU FROM ME AND TALLULAH....GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND I SEND LOVE TO ALL OF OUR SPECIAL ANGELS WHO COME TO BE WITH TALLULAH.
Oh Tallulah. we are so happy you pulled through! You have lots of us purring for you. That was quite the scary ordeal for your Mommy and it reminds us how precious little moments can be. Right now, take it easy and treasure your family.