Thursday, March 08, 2012

The Sniff

Nose to nose
Mom wanted to give everyone an update.
Over the last few weeks Mom has been kinda MIA.
She has been involved in helping her family with a medical issue.
Her brother was being evaluated by Mayo Clinic in Florida for a liver transplant.
The good news is, he is not a candidate for one at this time.
He will need careful monitoring for the rest of his life.
His condition was caused by an underlying genetic component.
Mayo Clinic is very through in their assessments, and in they did find that my brother has a serious heart condition, also hereditary.
So one hand God gave us great news and on the other he gave us a challenge.
He will need to undergo more testing to see where that condition leads.
So, Mom has been undergoing testing herself as both of these issues were genetic.
Part one was simply a blood test.
Amazing what your blood can tell about your health.
Mom is still not sure that is a closed subject, but time will tell.
Earlier this week she had an echocardiogram on her heart.
The technician casually said it didn't look like she had anything to worry about, but we'll have to wait until she talks with the doctor.
So we ask you indulgence for more prayers and purrs for her Brother.
He first was given what he thought was life ending news about his liver.Then he was involved in an auto accident where an elderly lady ran a red light and his car demolished. Thankfully at the time we all thought he wasn't injured, now we are not sure. Then he had to go though several weeks of intensive testing at Mayo. He then was given a lot of hope about his liver condition which lead to great big sighs of relief, only to have those hopes dashed by an underlying serious heart condition.
We all have crosses to bear but it sure seems like he got more than his share.
But Mayo has been incredible and I hold hope that they will help him again.


  1. Oh my goodness what a roller coaster ride you have had! We will purr that things all get sorted and that it is a manageable heart condition and that things are fine with your Mama. Ping! I can give you nose kissies too!

  2. Wow, serious roller coaster! We're purring and praying for all of you!!
    Love the kissy picture!

  3. Greetings my dear,

    Any medical issue is challenging but do take heart, the fact that his heart condition was discovered, means that it can be managed. Not knowing usually means sudden death.

    One who has undergone the trials and tribulations concerning his heart, know that medicine has made great strides these past years. With the right medical staff, you will soon discover the various medical options and things will look brighter then they do at this moment.

    Warmest regards,
    Ms K and Egmont

  4. What a blessing you are able to be at Mayo. Purrs, purrayers, and pawsitive thoughts bein sent your way. xoxo

  5. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise to have all those things happen as you now know what is going on with your brother and can take all necessary precautions and actions? It's hard to understand why things happen the way they do sometimes. We're sending lots of purrs and prayers to you and your family.

  6. Such a worrisome time for your human right now - I am sending purrs to both her brother and to her.

  7. Purrs and Prayers are coming your way from us. We'll keep you and your entire family in our thoughts,
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  8. Oh my goodness!! Me and Charlie are purring and praying for mum's brother! We are so glad he has some good news after all the tragedy of the car accident and this bad genetic thing. We hope mum will be ok too. We will crank up the purrs and hugs and light up candles for you all in our hearts! Take care

  9. Purrs and purrayers for your mom's brother--and your mom and whole family. We hope all will be okay.

    Peace and Blessings.

  10. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers!!!

  11. We are purring - we have heard GREAT things about Mayo (our grandma went there many years ago and still says they were wonderful). Things sounds serious, but better to know so you can deal with them.....

  12. We are purraying for your Mom, her brother and all her family.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  13. Oh goodness, sending tons of purrs and prayers to your brother and you. We sure hope they can help him and he can relax a little bit. That must have been so scary. Take care.

  14. I'm purring for you big time and your ooman brother too Abby's mom. M says you have had more than your share of problems lately. She hopes they won't find anything wrong with your heart. And she hopes your brother's heart can be fixed maybe with surgery or medicine. purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr purr

  15. Love the sniff pic! We all send purrs and prayers to you Mom's brother and to your Mom as well. Mayo care is top notch and we will pray for the best possible outcomes fur sure. Hugs.

  16. we are sending our prayers with everyone elses for you and your brother.

    purrsss n nosekissies to mine sweet tuxie angel princess abby
    your adoring floofy cocoapuff meezerman Sammy

  17. I still purring for your brother and also now for you. xoxoxoxo

  18. It’s been a bit of a rough time for you and your family :( Will pray for your brother for sure xox

  19. We are sending purrs for your mum and her brother, and the whole family during this worrying time.

  20. What a time for your mom and her family! We are purring for her brother...and your mom too.

  21. Continued purrs and purrayers coming your way. There's nothing better than the Mayo Clinic.

  22. We are very sorry for the problems your brother is having and the worry you are facing. We will send our purrs and cross our paws that things move in a positive direction.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

  23. we join the pet community in sending purrs to your mom and her brother. we keep you in our thoughts.

    emma and buster

  24. Talk about a roller coaster! Purrs to him!

  25. Wow, you certainly have lots going on. We're purring and praying for your family!

  26. Wow, that is quite a roller coaster ride for both you and your brother. I'm sorry you've had to go through this, and I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!

  27. Wow, your brother, you and the rest of your family sure have had it rough! You are really lucky to have the Mayo Clinic taking care of him. We will be purring that everything works out well and he will lead a long, healthy and happy life.

  28. We are sending our purrs and prayers to your mom and her brother you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.

  29. Blessings to you during a difficult time for you & your family! Purrs to all! xxxooo

  30. your mom and her brother are in our purrs and prayers.

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie


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