Monday, June 27, 2022

 Our poor old girl has been in the ICU at MedVet Asheville since this past Saturday morning, where they're doing so much more for her than we were able to here at home.  It's been a rough week for Cleo, and a roller coaster ride for her mom and me.  Her regular vet's most recent report at the end of last week was not good, and even though we had to trust that they were looking out for Cleo's well being we weren't ready to just go along with the direction it seemed they were leaning right then and there. I guess at the very least we wanted to get a second opinion before making the decision we know we're going to have to make sooner or later.  Yesterday evening's progress report from MedVet wasn't too uplifting, and then last night's update, though a little more positive, was only slightly easier to hear.  Like I said, roller coaster...

Our grumbly, don't-touch-me-but-love-me-but-leave-me-alone-but-love-me-dammit old fart was at least resting as comfortably as she could be for the night.  We should be getting an update in the coming hours.  

25 comments:

Lynn said...

We are praying for your strength to get through all of this. Cleo is an extremely lovely cat and of course has been a fabulous companion.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am so sorry to hear this and hope the next update will be better. My thoughts are with all three of you.

Brian said...

We are all so sorry you are having to deal with this and we're praying with all we've got that dear Cleo will be okay. Hugs from all of us.

Mickey's Musings said...

So sorry to hear this. We never want our cats to be ill or old, we want them with us forever. Sending lots of love and purrs to Cleo and you.
Purrs, Julie and hugs from 'mum'

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

My heart goes out to you during this unsettling time. 😿

Sandee said...

Prayers for Cleo. I don't like these kinds of ride. ♥♥♥

My Mind's Eye said...

Oh dear me you know you have 200% purrs coming from the Piedmont to the mountains. I think you made the best decision to check Cleo into the ICU at MedVet Asheville. I know Madi always sensed when I was worried and as close as you both are to Cleo she probably also.
If you see her this week whisper to her we love her and we send you all prayers
Hugs Cecilia

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Sending all our good juju your way.

Gidget Blue Sky said...

purrsssss baby gurl

Zoolatry said...

... sending a little love ...

catladymac said...

We have been on that roller coaster ride several times ourselves. Purrs and purrayers and Power of the Paw to dear Cleo and both of you and all the vet staff who are caring for her. Much as you want to be with her, you are probably right to put her in the care of the ICU (I always feel so inadequate at those times) Though we can't "talk" there are so many ways we communicate our love.

pilch92 said...

Cleo is in my prayers. I have been on that roller coaster many times- it is awful. You and your wife are in my prayers too. XO

Summer said...

Poor Cleo - I'm sending lots of purrs her way. And purrs to you too because I know how worried you are.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo…de manee blessings oh st francis two ewe, we iz troo lee
sorree yur havin a bad time oh it, mom N dad two, N we hope 3
mor opinionz, if it takez that, getz ewe bak on de road ta happee
N healthee❤️❤️❤️

Leah said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Many purrs from us for you both and for Cleo.

Fur Everywhere said...

I am so sorry to hear that Cleo is not well. Sending purrs and prayers. <3

The Island Cats said...

Sending lots of purrs and prayers for Cleo and you. ♥

Saku said...

So sorry to hear Cleo isn't feeling well. I certainly hope the news becomes more positive and she is able to rally and come home.
Eileen

meowmeowmans said...

We are so sorry to read this, dear friends. We are purring and praying for Cleo, and both of you, with all of our might. XO

The Oceanside Animals said...

Charlee: "We're very sorry to hear about Cleo's rough patch."
Chaplin: "We are sending lots of purrs for her to make a turnaround and come home soon."
Lulu: "And the Bean and I send lots of tail wags, right, Bean?"
Java Bean: "¡Sí!"

pilch92 said...

My heart is broken for you both. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful girl. I wish I had words of comfort for you, but I know there are none at this time. XO

Jen & the Furries said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. We've been there, and we know what you're going through. Allow us to sit with you while you grieve.

MadSnapper said...

we have not met before, but I got the notice from POTP and wanted you to know my heart hurts for yours, I feel your pain and am sending hugs and prayers to sooth your breaking heart. Mama and Beau

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

If love could have saved you, Cleo. I'm so, so sorry...

LOULOU said...

A terrible loss, your lovely Cleo. We are so sad for you…hugs from us.

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Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned house panther named Orbit, who made the move with us from Massachusetts to North Carolina. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014 which hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.