October 18, 2009

Rest In Peace, Tabbygail


UPDATE 10/18/2009:
We would like to thank everyone who has purred and prayed for our Tabbygail. We just returned from a sad journey to the vet -- Tabs went to the Rainbow Bridge tonight. She had been doing well with the tumor therapy but developed another serious problem that sometimes occurs when there has been pleural effusion. The lining of her lungs had become inflamed and stiffened up, causing her not to be able to expand her lungs to breathe. This is a very serious condition with a very poor prognosis. Her breathing became very labored today and we couldn't risk her getting critical during the night, so we made the very difficult decision to help her cross the Bridge now. We are heart broken, but she is now free of struggling. Thank you again to the CB for caring ...'Kaika's (and Tabbygail's) mom



UPDATE 10/1/2009:

A big thank you to CBers who have been purring for Tabbygail. Her vet visit this afternoon went well. She didn't have as much fluid in her lungs as she did in previous weeks, and the vet seems to think that maybe she is responding to the alternative treatment. She has seemed more herself this the past couple of days, even playing with a fur mousie! Thank you so much, everyone who is purring for our girl! Love, 'Kaika and his mom

My mom and I would really appreciate any blogosphere purrs for my big sister Tabbygail. Jeter put the word out in his diary and Catsters have been very kind.
Tabbygail has been diagnosed with a tumor, which the vet said is in a place that would make surgery very risky. So even if our humans could afford to send her to UC Davis for the surgery, she may not survive it. My mom, our vet and our acupuncturist/TCM practitioner worked out a treatment plan together: chest taps to relieve the fluid build-up and an alternative medicine formula of medicinal mushroom extracts which has been successful in shrinking tumors in studies done in Japan and other countries.
When my mom took Tabbygail to the vet about four weeks ago, the vet didn't think she would live through the weekend, but after the first chest tap, she felt better. She has had two more chest taps since then and has been on the medicine for 1 week. She seem to be having a good day so far. Tabby also is hyperthyroid, and is on meds for that, too.
So that's what is going on with our Tabbygail. She is such a sweet little brown tabby girl and she can use some healing energy, purrs and prayers. Since we don't have a blog, CBers can send their purrs to Tabbygail's Catster page or just send them out to the Universe ... Tabby will get them either way! Thanks so much, KC. Your friend, 'Kaika

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26 comments:

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring for Tabbygail.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Alasandra said...

We are purring for Tabbygail. ~Socks, Scylla, Charybdis & Fenris

ML said...

We's all purring fur Tabbygail, too. She looks so much like mine sisfur Missy Blue Eyes.
Love & Purrs,
KC

Brian said...

My sisters Sascha, Gracie, Zoe & I are all purring just as hard as we can. We love you sweet Tabbygail!

momsbusy said...

we is purring and purraying for miss tabbygail!

y2kt

Everycat said...

We are sending sweet Miss Tabbygail large rumbly purrs to help her get well again.

Whicky Wuudler

Freya's Staff said...

we just said a purrayer for you Tabbygail, bless you!!
xx

Brian said...

You go girl, we're still purring like crazy, but that is pretty easy, cause you're cool & we're crazy.

Furkidsmom said...

We're going to keep purring for good news!!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Gracie said...

I saw ono CB today that Tabbygail was in need of prayers and went to the vet. I am glad that the vet visit was good news for all. I will keep praying that she will get back to feeling like herself soon.

The Island Cats said...

We're still purring for you, Tabbygail and we hope you continue to improve!

Everycat said...

Still rumbling out the purrs to you Tabbygail, it's good to know you are more comfortable, we hope you continue to feel much better.

Whicky Wuudler

Ikaika said...

Thank you, everycat and bean, for the continued purrs. I feel pretty good today and I ate on my own. I had a good sleep in the sun and took my meds.

I know with your purrs I will keep feeling better.

Your friend,

Tabbygail

Karen Jo said...

I am praying for you to feel better and better, Tabbygail.

Kaz's Cats said...

We're so sorry for your loss,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tasha

The Island Cats said...

We are so very sorry to hear about Tabbygail. You have our heartfelt condolences....

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and Mom Sue

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending purrs and gentle head bumps to you in your time of loss!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are so sorry about Tabbygail. Purrs and tail wags.

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry to hear the sad news about sweet Tabbygail. Sending you lots of purrs and prayers.
MamaCat & the FurryPurries
Ozzy, Alice, Bootsie, Freckles, Lola, Dandelo & Honey

Brian said...

That is so very sad and my sisters and I send loving purrs to TabbyGail's loving family. We we remember her forever as she has touched our hearts. We love you sweet TabbyGail.

Furkidsmom said...

We're so very sorry to hear about TabbyGail. Purrs and soft headbonks to you.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Ikaika said...

Thank you all so much for the purrs and comforting words. They mean more than we can say.

Love from Tabbygail's family

Karen Jo said...

I am so very sorry that Tabbygail had to go to the Rainbow Bridge. I know that you will miss her terribly, but she is free of pain and playing like a kitten again now.

Everycat said...

We are so sad to read that Tabbygail had to be helped on her journey, but it was the kindest gift. We send you love and rumbly purrs and hope that the sadness gives way to beautiful memories and smiles for you all

Whicky
Angel
Oliver
Gerry
& Mum

The Creek Cats said...

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this very sad time.
XOXO

Da Fambly Cat-a-blog Kittiez said...

There is never a good time to say good-bye to someone you love. Even if you have a life time of memories - you always long for one more day. Please accept our deep and sincere condolences.