Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bubbles - Update

Thank you for all your good thoughts, and many purrs and hugs. We are truly overwhelmed with all your well wishes.

Bubbles' blood work came back normal. Kidney function, red and white blood cell counts are also normal. It seems that the main problem is his breathing, and unfortunately if it is indeed cancer metastasized in his lungs there is not much to be done, despite the normal test results.

On Tuesday he will go for an ultrasound and a biopsy. This is the least invasive way to get a definite answer. If the current diagnosis is correct, there is not much point putting him through major surgery, so that is why I chose this option rather than immediate surgery.

Bubbles is doing reasonably well. He is eating, drinking, using the litterbox, etc. He is going up and down the stairs without trouble, but is a bit winded when he gets to the top. He spends most of his time dozing, but does not seem in pain (although it is difficult to know for sure). He seems more irritated with his breathing than anything else. Right now he and Squish are both sleeping on me as I lie on the sofa. Here is a picture.


You can also see Trouble's ears sticking out behind the sofa armrest. And that he has been playing with the blinds!

Once again thanks for all the support.

28 comments:

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Maybe it's not cancer (please) and is just a thing...and can be fixed...that is our purrayer. Dat is a good place to lay, we haf one of dem blankies and it is really soft and warm.

ABBY said...

Bubbles
We were very happy with your results!
We will keep you in our purrs for your upcoming tests.


Purrs
Xoxox

Cloon said...

Our continued good thoughts, purrs and prayers for Bubbles and your family.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are continuing to purr for Bubbles and for you.

Brian said...

We are thinking of sweet Bubbles and you too. We continue to send purrs and hugs your way.

Kea said...

Yes, perhaps it's NOT cancer. We don't know a lot about blood work, but would have thought something would be amiss in some of the values.

Could it be a heart-related issue instead?

We will keep purring and purraying!

Junior and Orion said...

We agree with Kea, could it be a heart related issue?

We are purring and purring for Bubbles!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Prayers and many purrs coming from us for Bubbles.
~ Anna Sue

pansylovr said...

Still purring and praying for a good outcome from the biopsy and such. As long as he is in no pain or suffering, enjoy your time together.
Sending snuggles,
Taz, Runt, Charles and mommy, Anna, in Illinois

ML said...

Fanks so much fur tha update.
We's gonna keep on purring that it's nuffin impawtant.
Love & Lotsa Purrs & Purrayers,
KC & Fambly

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending gentle headbutts, many purrs and pawsitive thoughts to Bubbles. We hope and purray that it is not that nasty C word and is just a bad infection that can be treated. Thinking of poor worried mom too.
luv from Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We too are hoping whatever it is with Bubbles can be "fixed." That is a cute photo with the 2 sleeping cats and the ears. :)

The Island Cats said...

We continue to purr and purray for Bubbles.

Us4 Cats said...

we Purr for Bubbles. it is great to hear the results came back as good. we hope Bubbles gets well and feels better. we will be thinking of sweet Bubbles and purring that there is a full recovery and no bad stuff.

betweencatsblog said...

We are so sorry to hear that Bubbles is not well. Purring for good results from the biopsy.

Kate and Dora the Explorer

momsbusy said...

purring and praying for bubbles

Pumpkin said...

Oh noes! Paws are crossed heer in Hah-why-eee that the vet has good noos after the tests. Purrs and purr-ayers are being sent to Bubbles!

Pumpkin, Tiger, Sophie

Everycat said...

We are glad that Bubbles is doing ok at home. We hope that tuesday reveals that it's something treatable. Sending love and rumbly purrs

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

lokithecat said...

We're sorry that Bubble is not well. Sending you lots of purrs.

Loki

Admiral Hestorb said...

Please let us know how Bubbles is now? ♥♥♥ SO much love to him.

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and prayers for Bubbles!!
(((((HUGGGGSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,

A few Good Cats said...

We are sending Bubbles and you good thoughts and purrayers.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Lots of purrrrrrs coming your way Bubbles - be well!
love,
all of us

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in. Hang in there, all of you. ppuurrrrrrrsss

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

My heart is heavy as I heard of the news from the vet. Know that we are all purring for you and Buddles. Get in all the time together that you all can.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hey, Bubbles ol' buddy, ol' pal! We's sorry to hear you's not feelin grate. Gif yur mom lotsa luf. We luf you, too.
Purrs,
Victor, Nina, & Jen

Karen Jo said...

Purring and praying for Bubbles. I hope that the biopsy shows something that can be cured.

Karen said...

Sending purrs and prayers your way

Pixel and Samba