Monday, February 04, 2008

Single-Minded . . . .

I know I've been a bit absent lately. My blog is neglected, my commenting is few and far between, and my e-mails (when I get around to answering them) are quite lame. The only thing I can focus on right now is Charlie. He's been getting better, only to get worse again. He had a particularly bad weekend.


I took this picture a few days ago. He's so much skinnier and weaker now, it breaks your heart. The vet says it's feline renal failure. Sad news. However, we are hoping that if we can get him through this hurdle and feeling better, we can manage the disease and share some more quality time with him.

So while Pea and I are doing all we can to get him hydrated and eating again, we would appreciate any prayers, thoughts or energies you could send our sweet little guy. And hopefully, I'll be back again soon with very good news.

29 comments:

Heide said...

Oh dear! My heart is aching for you and Charlie right now. Our dearest Tasha is suffering from Congestive Heart Failure... I don't know if that's the same thing. But she's down to 5 lbs and she just wheezes. I do so hope that in Charlie's case you're able to find treatments that work on him. Hugs to you from afar.

Wannabe said...

Oh honey...I'm so sorry. We fostered a cat with renal and he lived for a very long time. He has had it for years. Can you email me and tell me what they told you to give him? I have some other things that are homeopathic that I can suggest for him. Much love to you and your sweet little Charlie.

KT said...

Ohhhhhh! Poor baby! I'm sending plenty of good thoughts your guys' way.

cpurl17 said...

Oh poor sweet Charlie. Me and the gangsta kitties will say our prayers for him tonight!

Dee said...

Sending healing thoughts Charlie's way. Hope he is feeling better soon.

kristina said...

Oh, the poor little guy! Lots of good thoughts and prayers from me to Charlie!!

Kathy said...

Oh poor all of you. I'll pray extra hard to St. Francis of Assisi . Oh they are just like our little babies aren't they? So sorry you are all suffering.

Julie said...

I'm so sorry to hear Charlie has taken a turn for the worse. I'll definitely be keeping him in my thoughts.

Jennifer said...

Oh no. This news breaks my heart. We lost our beloved Ashe to acute feline renal failure a couple of years ago, and my heart still hasn't healed. I'm sending all my healthy wishes and prayers for your little guy.

The_Add_Knitter said...

Really sorry to hear that, so glad he has you to take such good care of him.

Sonya said...

I'm so sorry you guys are going through this, Karen. Please give Charlie an extra snorgle from me. I hope he gets through this, and I'm really glad he has you guys to love him.

wishiwerebuffy said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will be sending out my love for you and Charlie.

Scott said...

For what its worth, a friend of mine actually had his cat on dialysis for over a year. It cost a small fortune, but they considered it a small price to pay to have the cat around. Usually, it is done in the home as opposed to bringing the cat to a vet, and the process is faster because the volume of blood which needs filtering is smaller in a cat than it is in humans. The challenge is whether the cat will sit through it, but usually after the first time, they feel better. Just based on my own, second-hand experience!

Ya-Ya said...

I hope Charlie is better today. He looks very comfy in the picture and I am sure feels all the love coming his way!

Macoco said...

I hope Charlie is doing okay.

Ariel said...

I'm sorry to hear about Charlie. I'm sending warm and hopeful thoughts his way.

thegabbyknitter said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

jessica said...

awwww poor little guy... I'll be keeping him in my prayers for sure, the kids saw him too and I told them that he was sick. They want to pray for him too:O) He is so lucky to have found you two and to have such a loving family... I do hope to hear good news soon.

AfternoonMoon said...

prayers and ***knitty vibes*** are coming your way for sweetie Charlie, you and Pea. My sweetie SharPei Raisin had canine renal failure, so I am compassionate to your struggle. many, many, many prayers and good vibes

Ragan Knits etc... said...

:o((
Wahh!!!!
I am so sad for you. I will be thinking of you and of Charlie and hoping for the best.
Feel better soon Charlie.

Ragan Knits etc... said...

I had to stop by again to tell you I was thinking about you.

KeanaLee said...

god bless

Dipsy Doodle said...

My dearest Karen! The tears are flowing right now - I know exactly what you're going through these days, and my thoughts are with you all - actually I couldn't stop thinking about sweet little Charlie all day long.
I'm sending over prayers and blessings to you all - hoping for the best for little Charlie! These days are so hard for him, but he's at the best possible place - with you and Pea, surrounded with love and warmth, and he so deserves that! God bless you all!

Jessica said...

Oh no! Keeping my fingers crossed that your sweet little guy is on the mend by now!

JessaLu said...

I'm so sorry...

Tamara said...

So sorry about your kitty, I hope he feels better soon...

Olga said...

Poor Charlie! He couldn't have more dedicated people...with your care I'm sure he'll do better soon.

Alisha said...

I am sorry to hear about your Charlie.

Lots of get well vibes for your little guy!

Amanda said...

Fingers crossed for your Charlie

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