Thursday, June 24, 2010

Saving Keiko


Keiko is not in very good shape although she acts fairly normal besides being a bit traumatized from todays events. She was shaved on her chest/side and doesn't want to stop licking the fur-less areas. She drank quite a bit of water tonight and had a few bites of nom before laying down for a much needed nap.

The Doctor said no matter which diagnosis turn out to be correct, they are all very serious. They did the chest ultrasound and regular x-rays and found "tumor like" masses in her lungs. They need to do biopsy to find out if it is blood clots or an actual tumor. If it is a tumor depending on if it is Adenocarcinoma (untreatable) or lymphoma (somewhat treatable)…

Her heart is not functioning normally in the lower chambers which can cause blood clots as well; also there is a 'large mass' in the bottom of her heart they are not sure if it is a clot or another tumor either... If they find the ‘masses’ to be clots and not tumors then there is a heart medication she can go on to help prevent the clots which the Doctor said would help maintain her quality of life. I asked if that meant days, weeks or months but she could not say.

The bulk will be known after the biopsy is done as far as if she can be medicated or not and how long she can live. I don't know when the biopsy will be done for sure the Doctor is supposed to call me Monday with his recommendation and to get costs finalized. We're already nearing the $1K mark though. This is all very difficult for me to fully grasp right now... I want to thank everyone and their kitties who have been sending purrs, prayers and vet help. You are deeply appreciated and it has helped me cope a little better being able to write/read about it; thank you for helping to save my little baby Keiko! I hope she can pull through all of this somehow...

41 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry for this bad news. I wish I had words of wisdom but there's not much I can write. Just please know we're all purring hard for Keiko, hoping she can be treated and given quality of life for longer than expected. Sending healing Light and kisses to Keiko and Light and hugs to you!

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  2. My sisters and I are purring for sweet Keiko too. I too wish I had the right words, but words are not right enough. You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

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  3. I'm so sorry about this. I know a little what you're going through as we just lost Bucky. Unfortuantely, we didn't know in advance. It really helps to be able to have that time with them, even if it's not for long. Certainly, I hope Keiko still has lots of time. I know it's so hard on you and her and of course, the high vet bills don't help. Just love her and appreciate the time you have with her and I really hope her condition(s) is treatable.

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  4. Mawm told uz about Keiko's latezt newz & we thinkz it juzt stinkz, maybe thoze dr'z dont know who their dealing with but we thinkz Keiko is a lot tougher than she letz on. You show them Keiko and knowz that we kittehz are ALL behind youz. Hugz & kithez always, Maiz & Murf xoxoxoxo!

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  5. We wish the news was better for you, Keiko. We will still continue to purr and purray for a miracle. There are so many out in the blogosphere who are thinking positive thoughts for you, sweetheart. (((hugs)))

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  6. We've been waiting for news from the tests.
    We will keep purring and purraying, louder and harder than ever for sweet Keiko.
    If I hafn't asked, let us know iffen you want tha CB to haf an aukshun fur Keiko.
    Love and so many purrs,
    KC

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  7. We're purring for Keiko.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  8. Oh, poor Keiko. I've been a bad blogging Cat and have just now been catching up. I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling rotten. Let's hope that the problem is treatable and then the V-E-T can work some special magic. Purring for you, Keiko.

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  9. We are so sorry for all of that. Deep purrs it's the less serious things.

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  10. I am so sorry. We are all purring and praying for sweet Keiko. It's amazing what they can do now days to treat very sick kitties. Please keep us posted.

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  11. Oh, no, we were hoping for better news. We know you were! We will still hope there is good news in this somewhere. Purrs and tail wags.

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  12. We are so sorry to hear this and will continue to purr and pray for Keiko's recovery...We are sending positive thoughts and healing love and light to you all...We wish you and Keiko comfort and peace during this difficult time...Best of luck to you...kisses and hugs sweet friends...Calle, Halle, Sukki

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  13. What a difficult place to be in--and what tough days you will have ahead of you in terms of decisions and waiting. You are in our thoughts.

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  14. I'm sorry Keiko's news isn't better. I will be purring along with everyone else to help her get through the weeks ahead, whatever they may bring.

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  15. We are purring very hard and our human is sending healing energy to sweet Keiko.

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  16. We send you love and rumbly purrs and hope for Keiko's recovery.

    Whicky Wuudler

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  17. We're purring for you all, and hope the news ends up being good.

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  18. Oh dar, we are so sorry that the news is not good. We all will be purring our hardest for Keiko.
    (((hugs)))

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  19. We are going to join in the purrs for sweet Keiko. We are sorry that the news was not better, and hope that your sweetie is not in any pain.

    Poppy Q

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  20. We are sorry the news was not good and are sending our strongest purrs for Keiko. We hope that the vet finds her condition is treatable to give her a good quality of life.

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  21. Oh Keiko, I'm so sorry the news from your vet was not better. But I know you are strong, and I hope the treatment will help you. Harley and I are keeping you in our thoughts and purrs.

    ps: Is one of your medications Plavix? My sister Pixie took that for years.

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  22. Keiko, We are so sorry the news from the vet wasn't better. We are sending comforting and healing purrs to you and your family.

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  23. We're sorry that the news was not good. We are purring for Keiko...

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  24. Keiko we are so sorry to hear your bad news today - we hope the outcome is not the worst and with medication you can lead a better life. We are sending all our best purrs and best wishes to you and your mom.

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  25. Wish the news was better - we are sending loving purrs and prayers for Keiko. Miracles can and do happen - visualize Keiko healthy and happy. We will do the same!

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  26. I am so sorry to hear about Keiko's health problems. We are purring very hard here for her to pull through, and that it is the treatable disorder.

    All our love and healing powers are being sent your way.

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  27. We are sending purrs your way...hope you can get some answers about Keiko soon. Knowing is always better than not, even if isn't the news we want to know.

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  28. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde & their Feeders are keeping up the purrs & prayers in hopes that it is the easiest to treat, the least expensive, and that the vets in charge and their assistants have hands of healing in their care of Keiko. May all the continuing time with her be blessed.

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  29. We were so hoping for good news. We will continue purring and we are sending gentle headbutts and hugs to all of you.

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  30. Oh Keiko!! We are purring and purraying for you!! (((((((HUGGS)))))))!
    Your TX furiends,

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  31. OH Keiko & Momma Keiko we are so sorry to hear all of this and understand how overwhelming it must be for you. We will continue to hold Keiko in our purrs and we hope for better news from the Vet next week.

    {{{{hugs}}}}
    Abby

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  32. Aww, I've been away on vacation & just now learned about Keiko's illness. I'm so sorry for the sweet little thing. Sending purrs & prayers to her for a happy outcome to all this!

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  33. Oh NOSE~!!! We've been gone for a few days and mom's computer has a virus at work! We are SOOOO sorry to hear that Keiko isn't doing well. We are sending our super most turbo get well purrs. We hope everything works out for the best! PLEASE...keep us post and will keep you in our purrayers.

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  34. Continuing purrs for sweet Keiko ...

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  35. we will be purring even harder... and will channel some of our purrs for our own boy to you too. c'mon Keiko, you can do it!

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  36. Oh man, dat sucks. We'll be purring and purraying fur da best outcome, even a mirakul!

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  37. Thank you all so much for your thoughts/prayers, purrs and financial help! I'm really touched so many people are sending their collective energies to Keiko, she needs them now more than ever <3 you all are a light of hope in this dark time

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  38. Dear Keiko,
    We doez not knowz you but we iz soree to read how sick you are. Da restee of da five & me iz gonna purr non-stop fur you. It worked furr us when my brudder Maximillian waz sick & we will keep da faith dat it will work fur you.
    Much love,
    Dr Tweety, Iris, Maximillian, Delilah, and Auntie Stinkie

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  39. I am so sorry to read this news. I hope and pray that Keiko's condition is one of the treatable ones and that medication can give her some quality of life back. Herman is sending his best healing purrs.

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  40. We are so sorry to hear abowt Keiko noos ~ it must be such a sad worry for yoo all. We are going to PURR and cross our paws for good noos and a speedy recovey.

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