Friday, January 1, 2010

It's a New Year - but we still have some of the same problems

Well, yesterday was day two of Camie's neck mystery. The V-E-T called yesterday morning with her lab results and said that the only thing he could see on the report that was abnormal was her protein level was low - but he attributed that to the bleeding into her neck. He wants to check her again on Saturday. He thinks that she might have a tumor that has a lot of blood vessels in and around it and that it might have started to bleed and all the blood poured into the surrounding tissues and caused the massive swelling. She doesn't seem to be in too much discomfort unless Mom tries to put her collar on or she moves her head wrong. She has more energy than she did the first day, but still gets worn out much too fast. Here are some pictures of her neck as of last night/this morning about 1:00 am.
This first picture is what her neck looks like when she is standing/walking. Mom says she looks like she has a turkey wattle. It's kind of hard to tell in the picture, but it is mostly dangling skin with just a little bit of swelling in it. The prednisone shot the V-E-T gave her is helping a lot with the swelling, but Mom says it is making her drink a lot and use the potty a lot - even when she sleeps. Mom doesn't care tho.
Here she is laying down. As you can see, I was trying to give her some purr therapy, but Mom wouldn't let me in the picture (I snuck part of myself in tho).

This is the bruising that is on her neck area. The V-E-T assured Mom that it was because of the blood he took yesterday, but Mom isn't so sure. It's really a large bruised area.

Some of the bruising and swelling has migrated to her chest/underarm area. Mom is lifting up her leg so you can see it better.

Finally Mom let me in to do some purr therapy. I really love my sister and hope she is better soon. Thank you all for the purrs, prayers, woofs, tail wags, etc. They mean a lot to us and we know the power it has in helping her get well. Mom has promised us she is going to get caught up on visiting everyone before she has to go back to school on Monday. We will give you all an update after Camie gets back from her V-E-T visit tomorrow.

25 comments:

Parker said...

Camie - please know that you're getting purr therapy from O Hi O too!
xoxoxoxoxox

The Island Cats said...

We continue to purr for Camie...

Elin said...

Camie, be strong!
Purrrrrrrrrrrr!

Sweet Praline said...

I am continuing to purr for Camie.

Daisy said...

I was hoping Camie would be much better today. She is such a sweet woofie, I hope she will get all better soon! I'm adding my purrs to the therapy!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh poor Camie! We are purring hard for you and for your family.

Harry Spotter said...

We are sending more purrs and prayers your way.

THE ZOO said...

We hope yall hafe a Happy New Year. sorry ta hear Camies still not well.

DEBRA said...

Oh Camie
We sure hope you feel better very soon...we will continue to purr for you...

purrs
Abby

Eric and Flynn said...

We will keep on purring for you Camie.

Cory said...

Our purr motors are still going strong for you Camie! Purr therapy does work.

Sparkle said...

Purrrs from me too. Hope the vet can do something soon!

William said...

I know your purring will help Camie a lot, Tavi. We all hope Camie gets better soon.

Two Greyhound Town said...

Oh, Camie, it looks like it hurts. We hope that you are feeling much better soon. We are thinking of you and sending you good vibes.
Please get better soon!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Oh Camie I just got back home from our trip to the ocean and see that you have this ouchie thingie on your neck that is worrisome to your dear mommy...I will join in on the purrrrrrr therapy and lay side by you to give you love and comfort.
Misses Peach and mommy Karla

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending purr therapy, too!

Derby said...

Happy New Year and healing purrs from me too.

cwcwccw said...

we are purrs and prays for you Camie.

joanne, jane, jill, johnny, jay boy, jasmine & capu from singapore

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh Camie, we hope you are feeling better soon and that this turns out to be nothing as serious as cancer...purr therapy can only help and it feels good to be able to send rumbly purrs your way

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We are sending Turbo Pennsylvania Purrayers to you Camie!!!

Junior and Orion said...

We are still purring for you Camie! We hope you feel better real soon!

Gandalf, Grayson and Whitey said...

Any more updates on Camie? We are still purring in our snuggle pile!

ML said...

Just saw on Facebook where Cami is at the vets, posted it on the CB.
We're all sending purrs for sweet Cami.
Love,
KC

Harry Spotter said...

We are still purring and praying for you.

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring for Camie.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids