September 08, 2008

Roscoe - a 2nd letter from Mom Cyndi

We are so happy to hear that Roscoe is improving. We will continue purring (Socks, Scylla & Charybdis) and praying (Alasandra) for him. Thank you so much for keeping us updated. ~Alasandra & The cats

At 05:36 AM 9/8/2008, opus and roscoe cats wrote:
Thank you all for you kind thoughts and prayers. Keep up the good work because they appear to be working. Roscoe seems to recovering from his symptoms and is doing much better today. The vet has been referring to his condition on Saturday night as a "collapse". He was weak, dehydrated, unable to walk and had a low body temperature.

Last night he ate for the first time and licked an ice cube. The vet says he might not be drinking because he doesn't feel thirsty with all of his IV fluids. He has gone to bathroom now a total of five times, so his kidney seems to be working for now.

I was a nervous wreck all night as we waited for his morning doctor's appointment. There was a misunderstanding as I understood he would have a Doppler test done. It turned out that the vet had said she would do more blood work, give him another round of IV fluids, and some more IV vitamins and schedule his Doppler appointment.

So where are we at? Roscoe is now eating small bites of soft cat food and is enjoying a cat treat now and again. He is able to walk (yesterday he would fall over after a few steps) He is still leaning to the right and is a bit off balance, but that has improved greatly since last night. The vet performed the same neuro test this morning that had Roscoe failed yesterday; this time he PASSED! The vet had been worried that there could be a brain tumor but is now more hopeful since he is starting to recover some of his balance. The bad news is that there is a tumor on his kidney that is blocking it from functioning and this has made his good kidney work too hard. That is now VERY swollen, but still working.

Tomorrow will have his Doppler test scheduled for 10am (Italy time) and we will know then just what we are dealing with.

I thank you all for your kindness, it means so much to us all us. I promise to write you back personally when things settle down here.

Sending a big hug from Italy,
Cyndi

Alasandra Alawine
Alasandra & The Cats "Who would believe such pleasure from a wee ball o' fur?" - Irish Saying
Alasandra's Place God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~Author Unknown


11 comments:

Eric and Flynn said...

That is good news that Roscoe has made an improvement. We will keep purring and praying for him.

cheryl said...

we is glad to hear roscoe's improving!! akshully, it sounds a little like he mighta had a stroke or seizure; we wonders if any of the bloodwork is checking for that in addition to alla ofur stuff? there's still many, many purrs & purrrayers goin' for him--an' you an' his goodest brofur, opus--at our house!!

love & hugs--the meowers from missouri & mom

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

We are glad Roscoe is doing better and we are purrring and purrayring for him and Opus and Mom Cyndi!
Your FL furiends,

Toulouse said...

Hi,
My name is Toulouse and I'm new to blogging. So even though I don't have the honor of knowing Roscoe, I will send lots of prayers and get well wishes his way! I look forward to getting to know him when he makes a full recovery!!!

Toulouse said...

Hi,
My name is Toulouse and I'm new to blogging. So even though I don't have the honor of knowing Roscoe, I will send lots of prayers and get well wishes his way! I look forward to getting to know him when he makes a full recovery!!!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We're glad to hear that Roscoe is improving and will continue to send purrs!

Charlemagne and Tamar

Sammawow said...

Oh, we are so glad that Roscoe seems to be improving! We'll keep purring to help him along!

Purrrrrrs, China Cat & Willow
and Mom Teri

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

we will keep Roscoe in our purrs and prayers until he is all better! we are encouraged by his improvement. puuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrsss

The Whiskers and Purrs Gang said...

We ain't even gonna stop prayin' long enough to do the happy dance that we really really really wanna do right now. Roscoe and Mommy Cyndi, just hang in there. We will check back on Tuesday to see how things are goin'...in the mean time, just know that we is prayin' so hard that our little heads are vibratin'!

Very truly yours,
The Whiskers and Purrs Gang

Anonymous said...

We are all purring & praying for you to keep getting better and better, Roscoe!
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & baby Honey

Sweet Praline said...

We are sending special purrayers that Roscoe passes his next test with flying colors and is feeling better soon.