14 August 2013

Yum Yum Update 8/14

photo of Yum Yum sitting on the stove photo taken September 2010

Sorry it has taken me so long to provide an update, but this is very difficult for me to do. Mary talked with the doctor on Monday and she indicated that everything points to FIP and even if it isn't, the Dr. stated that the results of the blood tests indicate that the prognosis is fatal. She suggested that we can take Yum Yum to see an internist to confirm the diagnosis and whether it is FIP, cancer or both. Because the other eye is infected, both eyes will now need to be removed. After all this, the Dr. stated that it would be a case of making Yum Yum as comfortable as possible until she dies. We have made the very difficult decision and have decided to spare Yum Yum all this pain and trauma and will be taking her to our vet on Friday to free her from her pain.

As of this writing, Yum Yum is keeping to herself and only comes out to get a drink of water and to eat some deli meat we give her. She is also having more and more difficulty walking. She seems to be reverting back to how she was when we first got her, since she will no longer allow me to be near her. She will only allow my wife and the girls to pet her (before she was rescued, she was feral the first few weeks after she was born). I understand, but it is still hard.

I want to take this time and thank you all once again for all your prayers and purrs! They have helped us immensely during this time. I also want to again thank all of you who donated to Yum Yum's surgery fund. It has meant the world to all of us that you would help support Yum Yum in her time of need. Because of recent events, I will be returning your donations. You should be receiving your refund within the next few days.

Once again, thank you and I ask that you please send your prayers and purrs our way as Yum Yum begins her journey across the Rainbow Bridge. I have full confidence that we will be reunited with her in heaven and she will once again lay down next to me while I say my prayers.

6 comments:

  1. I am so sorry that Yum Yum is so sick. I think you are making the right decision for her because she is clearly suffering and unhappy. Purrs to her, and to you and your family.

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    1. It was a very difficult decision to make, but knowing that she is dying, we did not want to put her through more misery and pain. Thank you for your purrs and I will pass them along to Yum Yum, my wife, and daughters.

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  2. I'm so sorry to hear this news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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    1. Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers They mean a great deal and are very comforting to us all.

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  3. This is so sad, it made me cry. I've been through this myself several times and know how difficult it must be for you. I think you are doing the right thing though for both Yum Yum and you. You've provided Yum Yum with many good years and have been a good dad. Keep my donation and use it toward Yum Yum's other vet bill, or whatever.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. It has been very difficult and heartbreaking, but your thoughts and prayers make it easier to get through this difficult time. I have already issued all of the refunds, but thank you very much for your kind offer. Thank you again for your prayers and support.

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