Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Billie Update

Oh my! Billie and I are overwhelmed with the kindness you have all shown us.
She wishes she wasn't always the kitty who gets sick in the family as do I. :(
She ate much better last night and today. She's not a big eater, but I'm relieved that she's eating. She has no interest in dry food, not even her Party Mix. Right now she is sleeping along side me on the sofa (not under as she had been). I think she senses that I am worried about her. She is still testy about being touched a lot, but she got on my lap and allowed me to lightly comb her. If I can just get her to keep eating then maybe that will be half the battle. The Vet said if she absolutely refuses the special diet food, then just let her eat her Fancy Feast. So far the Fancy Feast is winning, but I'm sneaking in special diet and making sure there are lots of water bowls around the house.
I am facing another kitty's mortality and I'm hating it. I went through it with my Tookie too. Every morning when I wake up and she's still here and wanting to eat and rub against my ankle is a victory.
So, for now, no sub q's , as long as she's eating. The Vet said she doubts the growth will grow and when I touch it Billie doesn't seem to notice.

I think there's a reason why I have Billie. She's always been a sickly little girl and is not always easy to groom because she has a terrible temper. I'm a very patient Momma, which I think is just who she needed.

I'm very thankful for all of your Purrs and Prayers. The Cat Blogosphere community is just so wonderful. I wish I had known about it when I lost Tookie. I still have not gotten over her, and caring support means so much.

I remember when Miss Peach was so sick around this time last year and she pulled through wonderfully (Thank Goodness!) I am hoping Billie bounces back and can just continue to age gracefully and if not in perfect health, then at least comfortable. I guess that's what most of us hope for with ourselves and with everyone we love.

I will keep you posted. Hugs from Miss Billie and me. <3


Sweet Praline said...

Thank you for the update. We will continue to purr for Miss Billie. She is an adorable little lady and I know she appreciates what you do for her. Praline sends a special head butt.

Willow said...

China Cat and I are sending over lots of healing purrs for sweet Billie. We are glad that she is eating a bit now and hope she is better very soon!

Purrrrrrrrs, Willow

Mo said...

Oh, Lorianna - I'm sorry I haven't been a better friend to you and your kitties.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and Billie.
And I can help with a raffle, by donating items from my store, to help raise funds for vet bills.
Sending HUGS to you and chin scritches for Billie.

michico*Adan said...

I am praying and purring for Miss Billie, I am sure she will be alright~!!!!!

Karen Jo said...

I am glad that Billie is feeling a little bit better and eating a bit more. I will keep her and you in my thoughts and prayers.

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

Oh this is a good update! Eating and giving love is a good sign! You know what? Mommy is just giving me Fancy Feast too!!!! She just wants me to be happy no matter what. In my old age I should be able to do and eat as I please. Mommy thinks from now on it is going to be the quality of my life that is most important not the quantity or length. Today I got a new bag of Party Mix YEAH! As long as I don't barf, mommy is happy.
Oh, and like Morgan, we can donated great stuff for a raffle if you need us to have one!
Lots of love as always, your Miss Peach

Daisy said...

I am glad to hear that Billie is eating better. That's a good sign! I will keep purring and purring for her.

I think cats always end up with the owner that is just right for them. It sounds like you and Billie have a very special bond.

THE ZOO said...

poor Billie. keep eatin. make sure your bean iz reassured and dont be hiding. we hope you keep improving.

Junior said...

We will continue purring for Miss Billie!!!!

PB 'n J said...

We're still purring for Billie, we hope that she rebounds quickly - that would be the best news!

Mickey said...

I am still purring for Billie !!! She is beautiful and a lovely friend to you :) I am glad to hear she is eating a bit!!!
Keep eating Billie!!
Purrs Mickey

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

Just popping in to snuggle with you Miss Billie and see if you are still eating.
That is my big wish...love your Miss Peach

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We is glad Billie is eating but we'll keep purring and purraying dat she gets even better. When mom had to say goodbye to Punkin a vet tech told her she believes pets don't live as long as their humans so we can love more in our lifetime.

ML said...

O, fanks so much for the update. We's still sending lots an lots of soft healing purrs fur Miss Billie and fur you.
if'n you needs anyfing, you's ask.
Lots and Lots of Love & Purrs,

on behalf of Missy Blue Eyes, Faith Boomerang, Sol, Smokey, BJ and Mommie ML