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@unk-p - He's already on grain free hypoallergenic due to long history of food allergy.
My vet is leaning towards cryptococcus, the ER vet is leaning towards cancer. First blood tests are sent out, won't know more til the weekend or Monday.
For now, he is home with me, I've given him his own bedroom with food, water, litter, toys and his favorite blankies and beds. He is resting comfortably UNDER the bed, and has been alert since I picked him up.
So it's a bit of a waiting game. Keep sending the healing, we're hoping for the cryptococcus because it's very treatable/curable in most cases.
I've got a close friend who has also had cat emergencies in the past, she will bring in some dinner for us and I'll be making us some cocktails. We've both had crazy weeks... #SilverLinings
thanks everyone for the support, it really helps keep my panic at bay.
@unk-p - He's been on grain free hypoallergenic for years due to food allergy.
@deetoo - he really is a sweet boy, has never lifted a claw in anger! Not even at the vet.
He's home and resting comfortably, in my daughter's old bedroom, under the bed. He's alert and doesn't seem to be in pain, but he's not eating for me right now (ER said he ate and drank for them).
My vet is leaning towards cryptococcus, ER vet is leaning towards cancer. Blood tests have been sent out, we won't know more til the weekend or Monday.
Keep sending those healing vibes, it's keeping my panic at bay. Thank you and namasté!
Oh no, I’m so sorry. I am sending you and your good boy Arlo love. Arlo sounds like a wonderful cat and I’m praying for a full recovery.
I too feel the goodness of big boy Arlo. And am praying that he stays by your side a lot longer. You knew he likes having his space right now. You are so good for him. Will keep him in my prayers.
Hey, Michele, I love all things Egyptian. I love looking out to see what animal has come to eat, cats, opossum or whatever. Also, I want to know what's behind that wall in King Tut's tomb. Love to everybody.
I want to let you all know that last night and this morning I could feel the waves of healing come through.
Arlo update: Bad news, it's not fungal, probably cancer. Good news, I let him out of isolation, he's eating and drinking. He even begged for some frosting I made and is sitting on me and purring. So he's a bit better. Even so, vet referred him for Neuro (and possible oncology) consults at a specialty hospital, we were able to get an appointment for first thing tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed that if it is cancer, we're catching it early enough that he can have a reasonable quality of life for a while. I'm still not ready to lose him, even though I have full awareness that any living thing can end at any time for any reason...
Thanks again and keep it up!
I'm delighted you felt our energies of caring, compassion, and love coming through.
Precious Arlo, we are all with you no matter what your life path. You are so loved or your human mom wouldn't be moving heaven and earth energies to help you!
Laura, always remember that hope is as much for those asking for help in not walking challenging paths alone as it is for those on that path tnemselves.
The energies are for you in the days ahead in more direct ways than even for dear Arlo. It is us who dread being left behind and pray with all our hearts for more time with our loved ones facing medical or life challenges that also need those loving, caring energies.
So to you I send great big waves of understanding and caring. The bond between those we have loved and cared for our entire lives is as great whether they take human or animal spirit forms. Our beloved pets are so precious.
What a dear boy he is and how wonderful the connection between you. You and he will make wise choices and even closer bonds of connection as you journey together, always bonded and forever connected through theae times. 💜
Love, light, and healing prayers,
Oh, Elaine, your Egyptian vibes were so intensely coming through that I made light of even mentioning them but yes, you most definitely carry that in you!
I can remember seeing my very first Egyptian cover on a book as a young child at a library and knowing i wanted to learn all about those kings and queens and cats and mummies.
I think there are many of us who carry early interests or deep fascination among us. What an interesting culture, people, and fascinating cilvilaztion in those times.
I too want to know what more lies hidden behind those walls and in unknown pyramids and catacombs!
I believe there is much, much more than we can even imagine 😉💜
And indeed, when we take our chances and feed stray cats we sure do feed many more creatures as well. The raccoons, possums etc.etc. have well worn paths to my back door though often others wish I hadn't encouraged them by the open feeding. 🤷🏻♀️
Love, light, and healing prayers,
THANK YOU AGAIN EVERYONE!
@michele-b-here-in-the-forum YES and YES!
It's really working. This morning Arlo is being taken to a specialist (by my husband, I need a little break, #selfcare), hopefully they can figure out more exactly what's going on and find a path forward, even if that means just keeping Arlo safe and comfortable. Some good news this morning - Arlo woke up and was back to pretty much his old self. Begging for bacon and cinnamon roll from my plate (of course I shared a few morsels, only fair after all he's been through this week). I'm delighted to see my good boy is on the mend. It may turn out to be a cancer, but it may also turn out that a cancer is coincidental, and that what's happened so far is unrelated but at least brought a cancer to our attention.
Y'all are some of the best angels! Keep going! I will do my best to try to mirror back some healing to all of you later today when things are [hopefully] quieter. I'm going to spend the morning dancing (for real), rehearsing for an upcoming showcase, with a very wise modern dance doyenne who I adore and from whom I'm grateful to receive dance wisdom.
I read your initial post about Arlo when I was in the laundromat on Thursday evening. I was in the middle of a long day, and still had a lot more ahead of me, so I didn't commit much attention to your post. But just as I was leaving the laundromat, a sticker on the front door displaying the name "ARLO" caught my sight (Arlo is apparently the name of the security company that installed their surveillance cameras). It felt like the universe's way of reminding me to commit some thought to your sweet boy. So before I went to bed later, I started meditating on Arlo, and immediately started smiling ear-to-ear. I imagined Arlo rousing himself and eating with gusto as I continued to smile/meditate, so I really am psyched that he's back to his old self. I'll continue to pull for him as both of you navigate a path forward.
I'm happy to hear that Arlo seems to be feeling better. Wish I had some cinnamon rolls and bacon to send him right now. Also glad to hear that you spent the morning dancing -- a lovely gift of renewal to yourself.
Please keep us posted. I'll continue to send healing energy Arlo's way.
It's brain cancer... we are very sad but determined not to put Arlo through hell just to watch him die painfully. I've already promised him no more vet visits, all the tuna and bacon and cinnamon rolls and butter frosting (within reason) he can stand. We're working on palliative care with our vet to keep him comfortable and happy for as long as possible. We will be arranging for home euthanasia when the time comes in an effort to keep him happy til the last moment.
Thank you again for all the love and light, I can say for sure that he is not in pain right now, which helps.
That is crushing news. I know some people have used CBD oil with success. It’s worth a try for both comfort and some people have had tumors shrink, giving a longer life with quality. Good luck to you and blessings to you and Arlo.