Skip to comments.A Simple Little Prayer Request For my Mimi (Update at Post #170)
Posted on 07/09/2012 2:12:10 PM PDT by NoGrayZone
Long story short. My cat Mimi (she is actually a he), thought he was a girl when they lived in my backyard for almost a year, is going in for major surgery tomorrow.
I was vetless at the time I decided to bring her in. I took her to an holistic vet, to be sure she was fixed and didn't have anything she could spread to my 2 other kitties (now down to 1) and an over all healthcare check up.
I told the vet about her consistent cough and he said "sometimes cats just cough". I believed it, due to her 40,00 layers of down onto of her 4000 layers of fur.
Anywho, he wanted to do about $3500 worth of "vitamin" testing. I of course balked and asked them to just do testing for anything she could give my other 2 and go a general health check.
She came back negative for anything that could be spread to my 2 others, and that was that.
Mimi continued to cough. I've had her for almost 3 years now and noticed her cough was getting worse. Still vetless, I didn't take her to a vet. Soon before I found my new wonderful vet, I noticed she started panting after one of her fits.
I decided to bring her to this recommended vet. He's about 1 1/2 hours away, on the North Fork, but SOOO worth it.
I told him about the cough and he immediately imitated her cough to a tee. She was diagnosed w/ chronic asthma. I felt so guilty, knowing I allowed her suffering for so long.
He said an x-ray had to be done to be sure her lungs were clear, no fluid build up.
Well, there was no fluid build up, and they also took blood. I/we knew nothing about Mimi, nor her past. The x-ray revealed a mass in her chest. Of course the 1st thing you think of is cancer.
I took her back for a biopsy. With the biopsy results and blood work, it revealed a very high level of liver enzymes. The highest it should be is 103. Hers was 216.
The biopsy revealed not a cancerous mass but a diaphramic hernia......in which the diaphram was opened and her liver eventually moved into her chest.
I asked him what on earth would cause such a thing. He said he usually sees it with animals who have been hit by a car. I told him Mimi was an indoor cat (anyone who has tried to wrangle an indoor/outdoor cat to be strictly indoors know what I'm talking about).
He said she could have been stepped on. My first reaction, since this poor kitty was dumped, it was more likey she was kicked.
Anyway, the rest of her blood work came back fine.
Her surgery is tomorrow morning. If she didn't have the chronic asthma, I would not be so worried. Going under is risky in itself. Add chronic asthma, and well, you can hopefully understand why I am so worried.
I would love, if anyone, even one person, could include Mimi in their prayers tonight. She is a sweetie and Lord only knows what she has been through before I became her mommy.
I thank you for any support and any prayers to be given to her.
Here's my Mimi (they call her the boy with the girls name, lol)
for a moment there, I thought she was human..
Prayers for Mini the cat. :)=^..^=
Prayers for your boy named Mimi!
[I have a boy snake named Alice but I *knew* he was a boy]...;)
Ping for Kitty prayer!
The Cat’s Prayer.....
Although I am too proud to beg and may appear to be a very independent creature, I ask for your loving care and attention. I rely on you for my well being much more than you may realize. This I promise you, my benefactor, that I will not be a burden on you nor will I demand more of you than you care to give. I will be a quiet peaceful island of serenity for you to gaze upon, a soft soothing body to caress, and I shall purr with pleasure to rest your weary ears. Since I am a gourmet who appreciates different taste sensations, I pray you will give me a variety of nutritious foods and fresh water daily. You know, dear friend, how I love to go. Allow me, I pray, a warm sheltered place where I can rest peacefully and feel secure. If I am wounded in battle or suffering from disease, please tend me gently, and see that I am treated by loving and competent hands. Please protect me from the inhuman humans who would hurt and torture me for their own amusement. I am accustomed to your gentle touch and am not always suspicious nor swift enough to avoid such malicious acts. In my later years when my senses fail me and my infirmities become too great to bear, allow me the comfort and dignity that I desire for my closing days and help me gently in my pain or passing.
Hear this prayer, my dear friend, my fate depends on you.
Thank you!!! I’ve been so upset today. She’ll be staying with them for a week for follow up care. I work full time and have another cat, Crazy Mary, and I cannot be here to watch over her/him, lol.
I have her crunchies and mushy food all set to go as well.
Prayers have been sent for sweet Mimi. And for you, too, NoGrayZone! : )
What a beautiful Cat. Prayers said for Mimi. You are doing the best you can for Mimi.
Prayers for your sweet cat.
Bet he won every single back alley fight, too.
FR is not a blog.
That was beautiful and made me cry. Thank you (((hug))).
Prayers for James Mott, as well. Patience and kindness, Man, go farther than vitriol.
Thank you both!
I have a (formerly) boy cat that looks very much like Mimi, and we will both be wishing both of you the best.
Once I found out she was a he, I thought about changing her name. However, she was already responding to Mimi, so I couldn’t!
Prayers for your furry friend. Mimi’s blessed to have adopted someone so caring. I hope all goes just fine tomorrow. Please keep us posted.
God Bless whomever deleted that nasty post.
OMG...I’d be in hysterics!
When I had Djinni spayed, I sat in the parking lot, staring in the hospital window for an hour until the vet techs came out and told me “Go away! She’ll be fine!”
I did go away...about a half a block where they couldn’t see me anymore and waited 4 hours until they called me on my cell phone to come pick her up...LOL
I’ll be praying for him/her (this is me not making a joke about a transexual kitteh) and for the surgeon. A few months ago, I adopted a kitten who was abused and has asthma. He is lucky to have you as a fur momma.
Prayers up for handsome Mimi, NGZ.
Funny!!! Although, she is afraid of her own shadow!! She’s afraid of anything!
Took quite some time for her to “trust” me....still doesn’t 100% though.
[and what cat *isn't* "ME! ME!"?]....LOL
That was a very mean comment. I chose to ignore it then saw it was deleted.
James Mott probably needs some prayers his way as well.
Let us know how he/she does in the surgery.
Heavenly Father, we praise You for the wonders of Your creation ... far too wondrous for us to comprehend, yet gloriously revealed that we might share in the delight of Your handiwork. Thank You for our furry babes, and all the little critters that work their way into the warmest places in our hearts.
Look with mercy, O Lord, upon beloved Mimi as she undergoes surgery ... grant the greatest wisdom to her Vet and all those who will be attending her; may the surgery be flawless and without incident. Give her the greatest ability to not only withstand the procedure, but to prosper because of it. May your healing hand be upon her, and may the comfort of the Holy Spirit surround NoGrayZone and all those who await to hear that all is well.
Exodus 15:26 ~ For I AM the Lord that healeth thee.
May it be thus, O Lord, may it be thus, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ we pray, Amen ...
Thanks johnny =)
Thank you! How old was yours when he passed?
I know....we’ve had four yorkies over the years and kow how important it is to have a pet as a friend who gives unconditional love. Our latest is a rescue yorkie who had 3 homes in its’ first 8 months of life. He is now here withus and we are discovering things that happened during the first few months and he is slowly coming around for us.
Bless your pet and all will be well.
I most certainly will. And thanks for your prayer. They mean so much!
LOLOL!!! I already asked them if it was okay for me to stay, until she comes through. They said of course.
I did the same when she went through her biopsy. I wouldn’t leave the office. They were so kind, kept offering me coffee, water, etc.
I met a lot of people w/ their little furry ones waiting for Mimi that day. I have never been to such a vets office where everyone, including the patients and their owners/staff were so kind!
As is your little new one. Thank you so much for the prayer!
I have a girl cat named Chip lol. Prayers sent for Mimi.
Sent a prayer for Mimi, you and the medical staff.
Thanks. It means a lot.
Thank you. I thank all of you who have responded w/ prayers and well wishes.
I don’t feel so alone. =(
And that’s the reason I refuse to donate to Free Republic. So much money goes to wasted bandwidth.
They should not be allowed and people’s accounts should be suspended if they post a vanity.
What do I care about a damn cat.
That's ok, unless you object to treating her as one.
Will do. I probably won’t be home till later tomorrow afternoon.
As soon as I get home, I will give everyone, who has been so kind, the update.
Have you taken-up this issue with the operator of the website? That would be your best bet (and I’d donate to FR just to see his response).
I have, but have never received a reply.
Beautiful....thank you! One thing I knew is that my fellow FReepers would shine through!
And you are the one who should have their account suspended you freeploading troll n00b.
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