I'd like to give thanks to the following for their donation to FFRC, in memory of Brooke. We will purchase a leaf for our Tree of Giving in her memory. Thank you Mudjie, Flymom, Anonymous Friend, Cantoncat, Fran D, Tammy & Keith C., Burgundy and Janet K.
Boaz was at the vet's office on Friday for an x-ray. He did indeed hurt his rear leg. He cracked off the "knob" at the top of his femur. This is the first fracture that has happened here at FFRC in all of our 20 years. It appears (from viewers) that he fell from a cat walk. On Tuesday (not Monday, as first thought), he will have an FHO--femoral head ostectomy. An FHO removes the head of the femur--the "ball". The muscles of the leg will hold the femur in place and with time, scar tissue forms between the acetabulum and the femur, which provides a cushion, or a false joint. This surgery will mean he will have pain-free mobility in time. Please keep him in prayer and your good thoughts.
Mowgli also went to the vet's office on Friday. The little rascal had her feeding tube almost pulled out all the way. It's all taken care of and sutured in place once again. And now she sports a nice collar made for a feeding tube, thanks to her Auntie Beth.
More update on Mowgli: As you know, I believe in honesty with our viewers. There is concern about her tongue, per both Dr. Darcy and Dr. P. I've talked to Dr. P last night and to Dr. Darcy again today. We have decided, in the best interest of Mowgli that we will not do a biopsy. When she first arrived, it was hopeful that she had had an "accident" in regards to her tongue. But as time has gone on, it appears this is not true. It's become more evident that she probably does have cancer to her tongue. Doing a biopsy would be informative only--there is no cure, no treatment. And because it's the tongue, there is concern with controlling the bleeding. Her tongue tissues are very friable, which means sutures probably wouldn't hold. I've already been told by a person that we should've done a biopsy earlier. My answer was why? It doesn't change a thing. Yes, it might've told us it was cancer earlier, but really--would that change anything? Absolutely not. Only thing is it would've caused a cut on her tongue that maybe could not be stopped from bleeding. This same person said her slobbers really shouldn't be tolerated. Here at FFRC, we love the cats for who and what they are. If that means cleaning bottoms or wiping up slobbers, that is what we do. And we do it with love.
So....we continue on with Mowgli. She is on soreness meds which is important. But....her quality of life is utmost important. Without her feeding tube, taking in enough nutrition and calories by her, would be impossible. As long as the tube stays in, as long as she is happy, as long as she is comfortable, as long as life is important to Mowgli, we can continue on.......for a bit. You all know we love this girl with a passion. She has just enough sass in her to benefit her. She has sweetness galore. And right now, yet, she is happy. We will cherish each day with her. Please keep her too in your prayers and good thoughts--for her to be peaceful.
Farrah--we surely do miss this precious girl. Our days are strange and different without her. It's been a bit hard. I want to give thanks to these folks who have donated in memory of Farrah: Burgundy, Ellen P and her mom. Also Sara & Brian H purchased 2 calming collars for FFRC, in memory of Farrah and in honor of the Farrah litter.
WE had BOXES yesterday---the huge help you give to FFRC is so so appreciated. YOU truly make a difference to FFRC.
Colleen P--donation for FFRC