Thursday, March 15, 2012

Sad Wednesday: Pray for Tom (UPDATED)

Tom in his cage at the vet's clinic. He was complaining loudly to Mama that he wants his comfy humongous bed to sleep on.... Mama's been visiting him before and after work.

The verdict: Tom has renal failure.
The MRI scan shows his right kidney is larger than his left one.
Ultrasound probing found his right kidney is badly damaged, no live tissues detected.
His left kidney is also damaged, though still functioning.
However, no trace of stones in both kidneys.
He seems alert and not as listless as before, perhaps coz he's on a drip and getting some nutrition.

What next?
There is no cure.
Tom will need treatment as long as he's alive.
Mama's considering working from home so she can give full time palliative care for Tom.
He will only be allowed home once his blood count stabilised.

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Original story:
Seb's been consoling and bathing Tom.....
There are tears in the house
When the first born refuses to eat
When the first born has lost so much weight (lost 1.1kg so far)
When the first born spends time napping and napping
When the first born becomes scruffy as he doesn't do bathing properly
When the first born can't control his bladder
When the first born's heart beat doesn't sound normal
When the first born had to be left at the vet's ....

There are more tears in the house
When the first born's blood test's results show:
* high contents of urea
* increased count of white cells
So, there'll be more tests done on the first born
Many more days of staying in the ward
Many more days of uncertainty.....

It's not a happy occasion at home
Mama's been inconsolable....
We'll be offline for the time being
Purrrlease purrray for my brofur Tom....
He needs all the goodwill and good wishes from everyone
We'll keep you all posted from time to time

Take care, all.

44 comments:

lemongrass said...

That is so sad :-(.
I hope Tom survives this phase and goes back to his usual self.
Send my hugs and salam to your Mama for me.

NurMisnan said...

Oh dear... Aunty Nur feel sad about TOM..
Get well soon and insyaAllah.. TOM will be fine... Kiss for him..

mamasita said...

Ya Allah..panjangkan umur kucing yang bernama Tom ini.
Sihatkan dia semula..Ameen.
*tears and sadness* :((

Lili said...

MasyaAllah! Hang on Tom...

cacamarba said...

get well soon Tom..u can do it..

Rosmawati Yusof said...

Mudah2an Tom kuat menempuh dugaan ini. Mudah2an Tom akan selamat dan ceria semula, aminnn....

i amsterdam said...

Dear Tom,

Hope you get well soon.
Hugs and kisses to you and your mama..

love,
Ilham and Mama

Cheqna said...

Hope Tom will be back in good health real soon.

Take care.

Sandy of erwinandsandy.com said...

Get well soon Tom ! *hugs and kisses* I went through this before and it's devastating , stay strong everyone .

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Oh noes...we are sending our loudest purrs and woofs and lots of prayers that the vet figures out what's ailing Tom and gets him well again.

Mama Tatami said...

Get well soon Tom deary. Be strong dear. We love u n your mama loves u more. We all pray for u.

Aimy Bazura Mohamed said...

Alamak! Just saw your posting.. Have not been visiting my own blog so I didn't check yours either.

Stay strong, Mama.. Hope Tom will be well soon.

Take care, dear!

Carolyn said...

Oh poor Tom! That is such a sweet picture of Tom and Seb. I do hope he gets better soon xoxo

Repositório said...

Oh Tom, I´m purring to you!

Kjelle Bus said...

Me and mom keep claws and tumbs crossed for you !
Sending lots of purr and hugs <3

Eric and Flynn said...

We are purring for Tom.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are sending our best warm purrs for Tom...{{hugs!}}

LP said...

Tom we are sending you all our purrs , and woofs and love.
We are sending your Mama big hugs too.Please keep us posted.

the critters in The Cottage xo

Meg said...

Purrs for you Tom!! Hope everything is okay.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, regret read aboutTom. Here's wishing him a quick recovery. Always sad when a pet gets sick.
But with your TLC, I'm sure he'll recover.
Best regards.
Lee.

Clooney said...

Oh! We are sending our biggest purrs and prayers to Tom and Mama.

Ezza Muffinbiru said...

semoga abang tom sihat kembali...
dan mama pun kena reda pada apa yang terjadi..

dari,
Puteh,Miyo,Olei,Chico dan Mafia(Peah)

mamasita said...

Oh I'm so sad..:(
*sedihlah*
Tom Tom..cepat sihat okay..*nangis*

NurMisnan said...

MAMA, CAN U PLEASE GIVE TOM AIR ZAM ZAM TO HIM.. I BELIEVE TOM WILL GET WELL SOON..

FROM TUM TUM

m.q said...

ohhh my sweet Tom
we will pray hard for you
get well soon

mq and the gang
Meow Meow family

lemongrass said...

That is sad new regarding Tom's kidneys. :-((
I know he will be much happier having palliative care at home surrounde by his loved ones.
Be strong Mama!

Sandy of erwinandsandy.com said...

Poor Tom :(
Anyway, my mum's cat Mr Kitty had exactly the same problem, he sufferred a shock several years ago causing the whole house to panic and took him to the vet UPM hospital ,thankfully he survived, now he's okay but he's not exactly on tip top condition. His diet is now monitored very strictly and he's not allowed to eat as much (he was too chubby according to the vets -_-).

Get well soon Tom !

Ikah said...

Tom, we luv you...get well soon dearie

Kama At-Tarawis said...

please get well soon, tom

lillie :-( and awang jules :-(

LP said...

We are sad to hear that Tom's kidneys are failing.We hope he is able to come home soon so that he will be in familiar surroundings and around those who love him.
You are in our thoughts.
Love to Mama and her dear Tom.

the critters in The Cottage xo

kay_leeda said...

TOM will pull thru this...TOM will pull thru this....prays Shanghai and Polar in SA.

And (((Hugs))) for Tom's Mommy.

somuffins said...

I'm equally sad.

Hang on there Tom..

anis said...

get well soon tom..same as my yunika, vet suggest that she may got fip, this coming tuesday need to go for more diagnose...and vet also said that fip is fatal incurable disease...huhu..please pray foy my yunika too..

Photo Cache said...

oh my dearest, that is such a sad news. we are purring for all of you in the family. this is a big test of love. hopefully tom will find the spirit and courage to fight back and live happily.

kisses and purrs,
Emma and Buster

Brad said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tom. I brought home a kitten with holes in his heart and nothing I could do but love him.
I'll pray for you both.

Cara Lim said...

Poor Tom *sob sob* Hugs to all at C-I-S household.

Al-Manar said...

I feel truly sorry for you having to through all this. You care for the needy and for animals as well. Your efforts will not go unrewarded. We need to believe in that.

Cheqna said...

Dear mama , angie and the rest,

so sorry for your loss..,

take care.

THE DUO said...

Get well soon Tom. Be brave.

THE DUO said...

Get well soon Tom. Be brave.

My Cat Boys said...

I am so sorry to hear about Tom. Sending purrs your way.

Pat said...

I'm so sorry to drop by so late, but I'm hoping Tom is doing better. It is really sad news about him.

He - and your mama - are in my prayers.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, here's wishing Tom a quick recovery....
Cat's have 9 lives, so here's hoping he still has 8 more.
Best wishes.
Lee.

Clooney said...

Cloon's Human: So sorry to hear this news about Tom. I have been through renal failure with a previous cat of mine and I know how heartbreaking it is and how helpless one feels. Big prayers to Tom and to Mama.