Sunday, January 26, 2014

Gracie Staying Overnight In the ER

 Gracie in the car on the way to the ER
 Chest Xray 
Those smallest dark areas is only area of breathable space in her lungs.
Gracie Xray
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This afternoon around 2:00EST I noticed Gracie was not breathing normally. Fade to black, this is what started Abby's demise on July 28th last year. So, I was very well aware of the urgent need to seek medical attention when there is abnormal breathing. So I gathered her up and took her to the ER. The Vet that treated her is one of our Vets at the Practice we go to. So he knows me and has treated at least Abby, and I think he saw Jinx too. Anyway I felt a great sense of relief seeing him. From the xrays you can see that Gracie's lungs are very small, that is because there is so much fluid in her chest area. I did not take in every thing he told me except that he does suspect there is cancer. Now, I hope he is wrong, but right now that is the thing that is sticking out in my mind. Gracie is in grave condition right now and needs round the clock attention. They are planning on pulling some of that fluid out of her to give her some relief but also send it out for study to find out what it is. He is supposed to call me later tonight with results of the blood work and let me know who will be taking charge of her care tomorrow. It may be that the same Specialty Vet that has treated both Boo and Abby will also now be looking at Gracie.

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I am beyond exhausted and my mind is just not absorbing information. I feel very afraid.
But Gracie needs your purrs and prayers.
She is the one I would have least expected to ever have anything wrong. But that's the way it is sometimes, the least expected, brings the most surprises.

83 comments:

  1. Poor Gracie, we hope that removing some of the fluid helps her breathe easier. We'll be purring and praying that it is NOT cancer and that she'll be okay.

    (((Hugs)))
    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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  2. We are all purring for Gracie! It's so hard when things pile up on upon the other. Rest and think of Gracie, the world will keep turning and hopefully you'll know more.

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  3. We are thinking about all of you and revving up healing purrs....

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  4. Purrs for Gracie, but also for you.. She is in good hands, so right now please take care of you

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  5. I love you and the fur babies. VERY much and trust that I will do MY part for you, their Daddy and certainly for them.

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  6. Sending love & purrs from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

    And great big (((HUGS))) to you because I know how stressful this is for you.

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  7. We want to say we're sorry over and over. How very sad to discover this development with Gracie. We are hoping and praying for the best, sending healing purrs for her and strength for you. (((hugs)))

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  8. Oh poor Gracie. And poor you. I don't blame you for worrying. The Hotties will send their best purrs and I'll send my best healing energy. *hugs*

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  9. Sending you lots of love and purrs XOXOXOXO

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  10. We're sending healing vibes and purrayers for Gracie. It's awful that you are going through this so soon.

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  11. Oh, I'm so sad to hear this. Of course, we never want this to happen to Gracie (never ever), but with you also caring for your husband and his shoulder surgery is just even harder I'm sure. I wish I could be there to help you. I am so hoping for good news for Gracie.

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  12. Oh no! We are so sorry to hear this.
    We are sending our strongest purrs to Gracie and hoping for the best!
    She is in good hands.
    We send comforting purrs to you as we know you have a lot on your plate right now.
    Purrs and Hugs,
    Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure,JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie
    and mom Nancy

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  13. Oh, dear me. Sending Gracie and you both prayers and purrs from me and the Gs. xoxo

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  14. Aw, gees....Crappity crap crap crap. We've got our purr motors revved into overdrive for Gracie and you and your hubby too (for everyone, but especially Gracie right now).

    We hope for the best possible outcome, are sending up purrayers to the Goddess/God/Universe/Whatever.

    Lots of hugs and universal Light.

    Kim and the boys

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  15. Dear God, I hope not! We are purring and praying for you and Gracie! I hope things are better than they look at the moment, and a bout of antibiotics will do the trick. Sending positive thoughts and comforting hugs your way.

    Hugs & kitty kisses,
    The TTT gang and mom Paula

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  16. Oh no! I am sending my strongest purrs for Gracie. Mum sends love and (((hugs))) for you.

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  17. Oh noes! We are sending the best purrs possible for Grace, and Sly is standing by with his Doctor's bag, ready for bedside duty. Mommy sends you a big warm e-hug...feel it?

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  18. Oh dear we are so very sorry Gracie
    Bless your sweet little heart. Mom and I have you and your peeps in our hearts and prayers.

    Many hugs
    Madi your bfff

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  19. We are purring our biggest purrs for Gracie, and are glad she's with a familiar vet. And we're sending big hugs and lots of love for you. You have more on your hands than you have hands right now. <3

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  20. We're purring for Gracie and for you.

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  21. Sending purrs to Gracie and all the family.

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  22. Oh dear friend, this is awful news. I'm starting to purr right now and M will have Gracie in her thoughts and prayers. She just has to get well. M feels so bad for you too Deb, you have your hands full with your hubby. Big HUGS from M.

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  23. Oh no! Poor Gracie! We are keeping her in our purrs, prayers and thoughts.

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  24. Oh my Dear Lord not again!!! We are praying and purring for Gracie...it is so hard when one of our friends become ill! Be Strong My Dear Friend!
    Hugs & Purrs,
    Loretta & The Girls

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  25. We so hate to hear that and we are all sending our very best purrs and prayers to dear Gracie.

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  26. Sending our best comforting purrrrrrrss and healing purrrrayers to Gracie. We hope she recovers soonest.

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  27. oh Gracie!!! we hopes you feel better soon. we are sending all our purrs and love to all of you. mine sweet Angel Abby, please watch ofur your sisfur and help her feel better.

    purrrsss n nosekissies - Sammy and Miles and Billy and Nicky

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  28. We're sending lots of purrs for Gracie to get better soon!

    Purrs,
    Angel & Isabella

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  29. We are praying and purring for sweet Gracie.

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  30. Tons of purrs and purrayers and headbutts and hugs to Gracie!

    Hang in there, Mom!

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  31. Oh my Cod I am so sorry! We are sending our purrs and hugs to you!!!

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  32. We're keeping our paws crossed and purrayers said for Gracie. (and you) Thank you for keeping us updated. XOXO

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  33. Debra, we know this must be devastating for you. We cannot believe that you are going through this similar situation with Gracie as you did with Abby. We are already purring and Mom is praying super hard. We are happy you aren't dealing with a strange VET. Prayers for the kitties' dad as well. It must be a very difficult time with so much happening. We hope for a better tomorrow, and pray the Gracie does not have cancer. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  34. we are sending double dosage of healing purrs to dear gracie. and double dosage of head butts to you cat mama, we know you have been through enough.

    hugs from our human too.

    emma and buster

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  35. I am so sorry that Gracie is having such problems. I hope that removing some of the fluid will help her breathe and that it is NOT cancer. I send you my hugs and love and the kitties are purring like mad for Gracie.

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  36. Sending mega mega healing purrs for Gracie. Stay strong for her. I’m sorry that 2014 isn’t starting out any better than 2013.

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  37. Oh no, we are so sad to hear this! We are sending our biggest purrs, prayers and good healing thoughts to Gracie. We are also sending our prayers and good thoughts to Dad and Mom.

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  38. We were gone when we saw this on the Woman's FB page on her phone and our heart just breaks for you to have to go through this when it has not been very long ago since Abby left you so suddenly. We are purring hard for Gracie (long ago and far away we had our own special Gracie Girl) and that perhaps this is not what it looks like at first glance. We would hate for you to have to deal with this again. Our thoughts and many purrs and headbumpies.

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  39. Oh Deb, we are so sorry to hear this! We are purring and praying for Gracie, and for you!

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  40. Oh no! We are purring like crazy for Gracie...and you too, Miss Debra. We can't imagine what you must be feeling.

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  41. Purring very hard that she will be okay.

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  42. We're pulling all our best comforting purrs out in hopes they help sweet Gracie. PURRS.....

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  43. We are so sorry Gracie isn't feeling well. We hope she will breathe easier once the fluids are removed and we are purring and purring and purraying that it is NOT C and is something treatable.
    Sending much love and hugs to Mom Debra to with extra soft headbutts and gentle kisses from Tutu. xoxo

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  44. Oh no...not again. Loads of prayers and purrs headed your way.

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  45. We have no words so all we can do is send our love, purrs and hugs.
    Xoxo
    Ms Stella O Houligan

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  46. oh no! this can't be, I sure hope it ends up being something minor and very treatable - your heart has already been through too much. Many prayers and purrs for you and Gracie.

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  47. Oh no! I am purring LOTS for Gracie. I hope there is better news ahead for her.

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  48. it's the middle of the night, I just saw this and I'm too stunned to sleep so I'll pray for you and Gracie for comfort, grace and miracle.

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  49. So very sorry, sending lots of purrs and prayers to Gracie.

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  50. Sharing our purrs and our prayers, for Gracie, for you ... and for all.

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  51. I am sending my best rumbly purrs and love to Gracie and to you and your family. You have been through a tough time, but I know you are very strong and Gracie will get the best care any cat could.

    My ape is sending you love too

    Luff from
    Mungo
    & The Ape xx

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  52. Oh my goodness! :-( Awwww Gracie. Please please be ok. We are so so sad to read this. We send you many many many many purrs and hugs. Please take care
    x

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  53. I send A ton of my purrs to Miss Gracie.
    I really pray for all the BESt for you I hope everything turn to be good for Miss Gracie.
    Lots of love and hugs
    xoxo

    Puddy & Mom

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  54. Poor little Gracie! This is horrible for you and your humans! Sending so much love and purrs and prayers to you. Please be better soon xoxoxoxox

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  55. Sending lots of prayers and POTP to Gracie. Hope you're feeling better real soon.

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  56. Sending massive amounts of super strong Maine Coon purrs fer Gracie to get better!
    Toffee

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  57. Oh my we have the whole family purring for dear Gracie. Nurse Dad says that she will breath much better when the fluid is removed, just like human patients. Our dear furs are so good at being stoic we do not see these things until they get quite serious. Much love from all of us.
    Purrs and Prayers
    Timmy Dad Pete and Family

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  58. This is just beyond unfair. How much more can one person take? I am praying they can get rid of some of that fluid and help Gracie breathe....I am also hoping that the initial "diagnosis" is wrong. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. xoxoxo

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  59. We just got this news and are sending big big purrs your way, Gracie. Please get well very soon. We send hugs to you mama, too, and more purrs. Jobi and Fisher

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  60. We are purraying so very hard for your sweet Gracie! We are sending you lots of comforting vibes as well.
    (((Hugs)))
    Maggie May and The Creek Cats

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  61. We are all purring our most healing and comforting purrs for Gracie...and of course Grete is wagging her tail because she believes it will help.

    Cory and family

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  62. We've ramped up our purrrrrrrrs and prayers for Gracie. We're also sending virgual {{{{hugs}}}} too.

    Marilynn
    Grace
    Audace
    Ruse

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  63. We'll be thinking of Gracie this week. Please let us know how she does. I hope there is every improvement in her condition.

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  64. Purrs and prayers and infinite love to you and Gracie.

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  65. Keep hoping, spend lots of time Gracie, as much as you can, and tell her you love her with all your might. She'll know it, and it'll help her feel better. Promise. Please keep up updated. Our purrs are coming your way. -Crepes.

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  66. I hope they can help her. We will be thinking of you.

    XO,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

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  67. We cannot express how very sorry we are that you're having to go through this. Purring for Gracie, and hoping the fluid removal eases her breathing and that test results come back clean. {{{hugs}}}

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  68. Oh gosh, we sure are thinking about you and Gracie. We are sending many many purrs and prayers to her and to you too. And some mighty big hugs to you too. It is just so so hard when they get sick. You sure are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  69. Poor sweet Gracie, Purrz and prayer coming your way from all of us. We are sure pretty lil Angel Abby will be watching lovingly, over her sister.
    Warm huggz, theCatStreetBoyz and ICE, and Mom Holly

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  70. Oh, Debra, I'm so sorry you're going through this with Gracie. We get so scared when they're so sick. Praying for you and Gracie. Hugs.

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  71. Oh we are so very worried about Gracie. We will be sending our very best healing purrs to her and comforting purrs to you both. Our paws are crossed that it isn't cancer and that whatever is wrong is easily treatable and she makes a 100% recovery. Socks is living proof that miracles do happen. <3 & Hugs

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  72. We are thinking of Gracie and you...of you both right now that you each have the strength you need to pull through this difficult moment. We send lots and lots of purrs and are saying big purayers for Gracie that there is no C. We don't want to say or spell the word, but you know what we mean. We are glad Gracie is in good hands now and hope that the doctors can make her all better so that she can come home soon and once again be like she was before. We are thinking positive...it can do wonders!! C'mon Gracie!!! Purrs and headbutts from us to ALL of you.

    WeezDaBadCats (& DaMeenDawgs)

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  73. We just read about Gracie! We will purray our hardest that Gracie will feel better and we are sending you strength!
    Kisses
    Nellie, Kozmo, The Hairy Slobbery Sisters Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy and Daddy

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  74. We just read about Gracie! We will purray our hardest that Gracie will feel better and we are sending you strength!
    Kisses
    Nellie, Kozmo, The Hairy Slobbery Sisters Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy and Daddy

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  75. So sorry to hear that Gracie is ill. Purrs and prayers are heading your way. Hope she feels better soon. Hugs from SS and kitty kisses from me, Charlotte.

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  76. gracie....we bee troo lee sorree...N ta yur mom two, we noe her iz reddy ta looze it...De blessings oh St Francis N them sum for ewe, God's strength ta yur mom...we hope de nastee azz C werd never comes up in conversation again


    XXXXXXX

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  77. We are so sorry for this news. We will have Gracie in our purrs and prayers - along with keeping those for Manx Daddy too. Hugs and kitty kisses.

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  78. Poor Gracie and poor you. We send you both our best purrs. And we're hoping for good news soon.

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  79. We are so sorry to hear that Gracie isn't doing well. We are putting extra powerful purrs in motion to help during this tough time...

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  80. we're purring hard for Gracie. and so so so sorry because we just know about sweet angel Abby

    BoBo Salem
    and catlings
    The Meow Meow Family

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  81. Lots of Prayers & Purrs for Gracie!! WARM hugs to all the family, too!
    Your TX furiends,
    Samantha & Clementine

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  82. Sending lots and lots of prayers and hugs for sweet Gracie. xo Chloe and LadyBug

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  83. Purring and praying for Gracie. I hope she's home and more comfortable.
    xxoo
    Maggie, Tommie, and Mickey Mouser

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