Tuesday, November 27, 2012

updates on Purcey and my Uncle

Hi everyone!

Thank you all so much for all your thoughts and prayers for Purcey. Your comments brought me to tears and gave me the support I needed.

Sorry I have been gone for so long. I've been having a very difficult time watching Purcey slow down. There are days that he acts like his old self and it gives me false hope. The next day he usually goes back to not eating much and sleeping all day. The tumor is growing fast and his face is looking lopsided now. He doesn't like his tongue touching the tumor so it now hangs out of the left side of his mouth. He looks so cute and kinda funny with his tongue hanging out.

Since he can't really clean himself anymore his fir is getting a little matted in some areas. I have been trying to comb it out with my fingers since he doesn't like to be brushed. I also have been cleaning him a couple times a day with wipes. I hope it is making him more comfortable.

Yesterday, while the Hubby and I were eating lunch, (thank goodness he was home) we saw Purcey licking his paws and he was covered in blood! All over his face, paws and the floor. I knew it was his mouth so we cleaned him up and went to the vet. The vet said it definitely is the tumor. Apparently when a tumor grows in a cat's mouth it grows very irregular and very close to the surface so it can bleed often. When it does it should stop pretty quickly, but if it doesn't then bring him in. I have found a few bloody drool spots on the floor today. It will probably keep bleeding on and off from now on. I'm glad he doesn't seem to bother him and he isn't in pain.

I also wanted to give you an update on my Uncle. Over the past few months he has gone through rounds of chemo and responded very well. He just went back into the hospital for the last, but new treatment. He is having a bone marrow transplant. His brother is a match. From what I heard it's not a regular transplant. It sounds newer and different. Sorry I don't remember the details, but they are very positive about this working well and being the last thing he needs just to top off the treatment. He will need to stay in the hospital for a while because his immunity will be way down. We are praying he will be out before Christmas and feeling great!

Today I am 20 weeks! I am working on an update since I haven't posted one since 17 weeks. I have kinda put myself on the backburner since taking care of Purcey. I am slowly getting back to me and even more the babies.


  1. aww poor Purcey! I'm so sorry!! How scary too with the blood! Spoil him like crazy for sure and spend lots of quality time with him! It's so very hard to watch a pet go - my first kitty is in that stage now (her kidney's are slowing down even). Your heart just breaks! No matter what happens, I hope he is never in pain! *HUGS* Great news for your uncle - hope things continue to improve!

    yay for 20 weeks!! i want to see that baby bump!! :-) hope the babies have been good to you lately! isn't it crazy to be this far?!?! i don't believe it some days!

  2. How great that your husband was home! I am so glad that purcy is getting all of the attention that he needs :D to be sure he is a very lucky kitty.

    And how great that you uncle has this chance at a new procedure!


  3. Poor Purcey :(. Time to spoil that kitty, even though he's not so interested in eating.. When my dogs were declining we always started giving them all the best table scraps and chicken skin and beef fat, all the things they weren't supposed to eat but loved so much.

    Love and hugs to you and the family.

  4. Oh sweetie I'm so sorry Purcey isn't doing well, I'll be praying for him and your uncle. 20 weeks is so exciting! I can't wait to see some pics and hear an update...I've been worried about you since you haven't posted.

  5. Oh, Emily ... I'm so sorry that Purcey is suffering so. Love and light to him, and to you. xo

    WOW, 20 weeks!! Amazing!! I hope you are feeling well!

  6. Happy 20 Weeks! That's a huge milestone, congratulations.

    I'm sorry things are so tough for you right now, sending you lots of love xx

  7. 20 weeks! wow, that is so flipping wonderful. I am beyond thrilled for you. Thank you for popping over and catching up on all my news. I hope the next 20 weeks treat you well. As I prepare for IUI you are a beacon of hope for me.


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