Friday, February 19, 2016

Buddy Budd needs your Support

Our Buddy needs Purrs and Prayers Please!
The Story so far:
Last year Buddy was diagnosed with Hyperthyroid and started on medication which brought it under control very quickly. Then mid-Jan he started eating less. Dad coaxed him with treats and fancy feast which worked for awhile. Then he really stopped eating so Dad started a course of Mirtazepine. 
Dad looked it up online and saw a lot of negative info on the doses that Vets would give in their Rx's. Other cat parents suggested a 1/8 tab (Tab = 15mg) dose. Buddy is super hard to pill so Dad used a syringe with the bit of pill (very hard to handle because it was so little) and warm water. After an epic struggle (Buddy is STILL very strong) and some blood loss (Dads) he got the dose. 
He was ready to eat in 10 min so we were all happy. Next over 2 weeks it stopped working. Dad upped the dose, no side effects, but, less appetite. 
Dad was worried about kidney failure so off to the vet yesterday for blood work, Dad also asked that they give him a dose of Mirtazepine and take an x-ray to make sure there was nothing growing or a blockage anywhere. 
Buddy came home (Dads friend took him as Dad works) and 15 min later the vet called. 
She said his labs show good thyroid numbers and a healthy kidney profile, BUT, Pancreatitis
They want him back tomorrow for an ultrasound and "Medical support" so he will stay there a few days. Dad is sick with worry. Buddy has been coming in to sleep with Dad purring away as he lays on him so he is still enjoying life.Please send purrs and prayers

We love our Big Blue Buddy Budd
This is from Thursday morning

Don't cha worryz Dad. Ah be fit azza fiddler in no
timer!

It is not all sad today
Happy Birthday Mister Mo! Thanks for all you
do for all of us in the Cat Blogosphere!


Timmy Tomcat, Toby Tomcat, Rumpy Bump, Mr Buttons, Miss Fitz, Einstein, Dad Pete

56 comments:

speedyrabbit said...

Feel Better Soon Budd,Sending speedy snuggle for you to feel better,xx Speedy

Lone Star Cats said...

Sending purrs!

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

I'm sending lots of purrs to Buddy Budd! I hope he bounces back and fit as a fiddle... like he says, um, sorta.

Flynn said...

I am sending lots of purrs for Buddy Budd, and hope his pancreatitis can be brought under control and he is soon feeling lots better. I am glad that his T4 and his kidney function was good.

Austin Towers said...

I am so sorry you are really under the weather Buddy Budd! I am sending my best megapurrs for you to feel better soon!

Anonymous said...

Oh Buddy we're so sorry you have the sicks. Pancreatitis is skeeeery and we hope your vet will get you fixed up QUICKLY. I'm sending you a ton of POTP and Mom and I will be praying for you too................

Love, Sammy

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending lots of purrs to you Buddy Budd and hope you will soon start to feel much better.
Take care.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

K E Mallory said...

Scout Charles, his fursibs and family are sending lots of purrs and prayers to Buddy Budd. May the POTP be with him as he fights to get better.

Marg said...

Oh we are so sorry about Buddy Budd. We so hope that some new medication will help him. We sure send tons of purrs and prayers and will look for an update. Keeping our fingers crossed for him.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

We are purring for Buddy - we hope they can get this under control. Often they will put a feeding tube in for this and other issues. we had to do that for Georgie with her fatty liver. It wasn't so bad and she began to eat.

Cats of wildcat woods

Melissa, Mudpie and Angel Truffles (Mochas, Mysteries and Meows) said...

Sending bucket loads of purrs and prayers your way!

Kathi McKinley said...

Good well soon Buddy! Sending purrs!

CJ and Mia

Kea said...

All our purrs and purrayers to Buddy, and to your dad too. We have our paws crossed that will be okay.

-Nicki and Derry (formerly Fuzzy Tales)

Painter Pack said...

Purrs and prayers for Buddy! He is so handsome!

Everycat said...

Sending you lots of purrs and love Buddy. Hyper T and Pancreatitis aren't uncommon bedfellows, more's the pity. Hope the vet can help you feel better soonest Buddy, it's no fun being poorly

Luff
Mungo & Jet

Jans Funny Farm said...

We're sorry to read that Buddy is ill. We send lots of purrs for him - and for his worried dad.

John Bellen said...

Buddy Budd has our support, no question. We'll be checking in every day to see if there are updates. When they come, let's hope each one is better than the previous. Good luck, Buddy Budd!

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Buddy Budd, I pray for you daily so I will say extra prayers for you too. And all 13 of my cats send healing purrs.

Brian said...

Poor sweet Buddy Budd. Purrs and prayers from all of us pal, we're think of you and Dad.

Cathy Keisha said...

Sending healing purrz to Buddy Budd! Hang in there, fellow Blue. That's what the vet thought I had last year but luckily I didn't.

KarenMcG said...

We're joining in with the rest to send our purrs and head butts for Buddy Budd's speedy recovery. The Boys, Hope and Mom Karen at Kittens n Things.

Cat said...

Big Blue Buddy Budd...Weeziz thinking about you and sending you lots and lots and lots of purrs because we want you to feel better and be all better really, really soon!!! Da Dawgs iz wagging their tails for you, too.
Your friends, Elioth and Chouchou and da dawgs Ellwood and Ginger at WeezDaBadCats & DaMeenDawgs

Savannah's Paw Tracks said...

Buddddyyyy!!!! You take very good care of your gorgeous Russian Blue self. I also have tummy challenges but not pancreatitis. I will keep an eye on you my pal

Anonymous said...

Oh Timmy, uncle Pete...we's so sorry to hear this. We of course are sendin' lots and lots of purrayers and hugs fur you all, but extra fur Buddy Budd. We's not have any sperience wiff this pancreatitis, but we know Buddy's a fighter and so are y'all. Ifin ya' need anyfin' or to talk, purrlease let us know. We luv you all so very much and know yous gunna miss Buddy while he's away at da VETs, but he'll be home afur ya' know it.

Luv ya' bunches and bunches

Dezi and Lexi and mommy A

Katie Isabella said...

Timmy, I am so sorry this is happening to Buddy. The One who Came Before had issues like that and took the same medicine. Mom was able to put it in a pill pocket for her. I won;t eat ill pockets but thankfully most kitties do. I will purr hard for his quick recovery.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood...ya noe ewe haz de blessingz oh St Francis headed yur way; we haz added ya ta R purrayerz ree quest two.....stay strong, bee strong, keep fite inn popz......well, may bee knot that....we hope they say itz a mild mild mild form...& stay hydrated dood sew ewe can come home soon & even faster ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ loves frum uz

The Swiss Cats said...

We send you tons of purrs, Buddy Budd, and some headbonks to Dad Pete ! Hang on buddy ! Purrs

Kitties Blue said...

We'll be purring and Mom will be praying. We already put Buddy-Budd's badge on our side bar. This really hurts our hearts. We hope they can get this pancreatitis under control and that he will be back to his "old" self super fast. We love you Buddy-Budd just as if you were our own brother. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We're dealing with pancreatitis with our Genji here, and he is getting a diet of mostly chicken breast baked in the oven with water at the moment. Paws crossed for Buddy-Budd.

Purrs,
The Chans

Mickey's Musings said...

We are sending BIG purrs for Buddy-Bud to get better and get home!
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

We sending mega purrs to Buddy-Bud and hope he feels so much better real soon.

Caren Gittleman said...

We are sending TONS AND TONS of purrs, prayers and MUCH LOVE to Buddy and to you too! catchatwithcarenandcody

The Feline Contingent said...

Mrrp? Meow! We are nurse cats. We will teleport over to Buddy Bud in the vet hospital to make sure he is being purroperly taken care of. We will also purr him well again, and purr the worry from his Daddee.

Lilith Kitten-Mahoney & Miss Tina Marie
Nurse Cats
(In A Rare Moment Of Agreement)

M Dawson said...

Timmy, Dad and family. Hang in there we are sheering for Buddy-Bud and will send our best love and hope. Don't feel powerles.. Feel full of hope, bevcause we are all cheering you on. We send ALL OUR BEST LOVE.

Everyone at Dash Kitten
Marjorie

Lola The Rescued Cat said...

We're sending lots of prayers and purrs.

Forty Paws said...

Tons of purrs and purrayers and hugs to you Buddy Budd!

From all of us at Forty Paws and Maw

The Island Cats said...

Poor Buddy Budd! We're purring mega purrs for him and hope he feels better soon.

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

We are sending tons of healing purrs to Buddy Budd, paws crossed he is well enough to come home soon and that a treatment plan can be worked out.

Patricia Sullivan said...

Maggie and Felix are adding their rubs and purrayers to everyone else's. We're sure Buddy Budd will be right as rain in short order! Maybe you could visit him at the vet's. He probably misses you loads!

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Oh, dear:(

Mrowmy is si glad we are able to use our cinfuser because we are in the midst of a power failure...else we would not have been able to find out about Bi=uddy Budd's needs.

So...
We are purring our hardest and pawyering too, for a good outcome.


POTP fur Buddy Budd.

Anonymous said...

Oh, no :( Will send Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers immediately <3 <3 <3

Kelly Simpson said...

I'm sending prayers and purrs. Get well soon Buddy-Budd

Mollie said...

Love and prayers for Darling Buddy Budd. xxooxx

Marty the Manx said...

Buddy Budd we have been purring and praying for you, just haven't had time to drop by the blog and leave you a note. Hope you are doing better!
Luvs
Marty, Mom and the Gang

meowmeowmans said...

We're all purring and praying for Buddy Budd, and all of you. Love and hugs and headbonks to you all.

William said...

Oh dear! We are all purring for Buddy!

Marilynn said...

We've been purrrrrrrrrrrrrrring and praying for Buddy-Budd, yesterday and today, since we heard about his trip to the v-e-t. {{{{hugs}}}} for all of you as you learn what's up with him and as he gets healthy again.

Love, Marilynn, Grace & Company

Team Tabby said...

Sending Buddy Budd our purrs and purrayers, get well soon!!

Brian said...

Don't mind me, I'm just dropping off more purrs for Buddy Budd.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Many prayers for your Buddy Budd. I hope he is better soon.

Mariodacat said...

Oh dear, we're very sorry to hear this. I'm sending Buddy Budd lots of purrs. We hope he gets better soon and that the vets can find the problem and fix it. purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring.

Kwee Cats and Art said...

Purrs and prayers for sweet Buddy Budd, hugs and love to all of you.

Katie Isabella said...

Thinking and purring for him each day.

Anonymous said...

Sweet Buddy Budd an Pete! I apologize for not getting to your blog sooner! Please know if there is anything I can do I am here for both of you. I am crying like a baby....I ADORE Buddy Budd. He is such a fighter. I hope the Vet can figure out a way to stabilize him & give him lots of extra time.
I am praying for you both.
(((hugs))) & Love Sherri-Ellen & *paw patss* Siddhartha henry =^,.^=

Feline Enigma said...

Dear BuddyBudd! We send our most positive purrs for you to keep up your fight & beat that pancreatitis!! Paws crossed.
Fluffy & Alex & LisaMom from Catster

Me said...

Dear Buddy Bud, Dad and furmily-our biggest purrs to you - we hope you are getting better. We are purring hard for you-Bibi & Meep