Monday, September 7, 2015

Not Feeling so Good.


Ann made this lovely graphic for me, and I told my mum that we need to make an update on my health.
I had been doing so well lately and put on quite a bit of weight. The last couple of weeks I have had loose poops but we know I get them now and again because of my hyperthyroidism.
I haven't been eating very much the last few days and Friday my loose poops turned into the squirts. I am very lethargic as well.

Mum rang the vet and he said to start me on some antibiotics she had left. They are oxytetracycline and one of the few medications I can tolerate. He said if I was no better in the morning to take me to see him, so Saturday morning I got stuffed into my PTU and whisked off to see him.
He checked my BP which was fine and also listened to my heart which also sounded okay. I get checked regularly anyway because I am not on conventional treatment for my hyperthyroidism. I take a low dose of Prednisalone which stops my T4 from going to high.

Mum and dad took me for a very short walk before we went because they know I like to pee outdoors and caught a sample to take with them.
Most readings were okay but the blood reading was off the scale and also the white blood cell reading was very high. There has been a slight trace of blood in my urine ever since I first became ill but the test paper went darker than the highest reading. My temperature is normal

My vet said it seems like a UTI so I have to keep on the Oxycare for at least 5 days. I had a B12 injection as well.
I only ate 3/4 of a tin of food yesterday and only 1/4 so far today. He said if I wasn't improved this morning to withhold my prednisalone for 3 days and on the second day I will have an injection of a NSAID and if there is a marked improvement that will suggest that pain is making me not want to eat. My mouth and teeth have been looked at and there is a small amount of tartar but nothing to cause problems.

My mum asked about suddenly stopping the pred and he said the dose I am on is so low (1 mg twice a day) that it wouldn't hurt me.

I came back from the brink twice before and mum and dad say they will do everything they can to help me again.
If you can give me some purrs I know that will help me to.

109 comments:

  1. Flynn!x You will get ALL the purrs on the planet!x
    You hang in there! Mum, Dad, and the vet will help
    you through all this. And, l'm sure everyone will say
    a little prayer for you!
    God bless ya little man....God bless!x

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  2. Oh Flynn buddy you know you have all my most powerful purrs that you will get through this blip again! You are such a trooper and me and mum love you to bits!! xxxx

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  3. We are crossing every paw, hoof and finger in the house that you will feel better very soon, Flynn!

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  4. Flynn, we're purring mega purrs for you and hope you feel better real soon.

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  5. Flynn, I just KNOW you are going to be okay, but it is no fun when you don't feel good. Purrs and headbumps, buddy.

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  6. Awwwww sweet Flynn! We are cranking up our purrs for you! Please please get better!! Take care
    x

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  7. Flynn... we are sending you lots and lots of purrrrs and comfort to your mom and dad too.

    hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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  8. Oh, Flynn, we're purring our very loudest purrs for you. Lots of love to you and your worried humans from across the pond.

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  9. I pray for you every day Flynn, I will pray for you several times a day for now on. I will post the badge Ann made on our post tomorrow ( I posted today's before I had the badge). Do you take probiotics? That helped Lucy a little.

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  10. Oh dear Flynn, we are so very sorry to hear that you are doing poorly. We are all sending you our very best purrs and prayers. We love you Flynn.

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  11. Oh Flynn, we sure do send you lots and lots of purrs and prayers. We so hope you can rebound back again. Keeping all our paws crossed for you.

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  12. Oh dear Flynn we are so sorry to hear that you are not feeling very well. We are sending purrs and purrayers to you and hope you will start to feel somewhat better again very soon. We are also saying prayers for your Mum and Dad as they love you so much.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  13. Get better Dear Flynn.
    We still read your blog.
    We love you and your mum and dad.
    Praying and purring
    Rosemary, Miles and Pierro

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  14. Dear Flynn and Mom, we hope the meds will help Flynn get back on track and be feeling so much better soon. All paws crossed.

    Hugs and Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  15. Dear Flynn.........my heart hurts at the news but I am sending a ton of POTP and love and hope that will help you get through whatever is wrong. We must fight the good fight my friend - our Moms and Dads need us so take your meds, get lots of rest, and please get better ASAP.

    Love and tons of hugs, Sammy (and Mom)

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  16. We are purring and praying you get back on track once again and get to feeling like your old self once again.

    We love your new header too!

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  17. Of course we are purraying for you, dear Flynn. Pawhugs from all of us here.

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  18. Flynn, I will purr and mommy will pray for you over and over and over. You get better sweet boy. We love you very uch.

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  19. Flynn we are so sorry to hear you are not feeling well lately. We know your mom and dad are taking excellent care of you. We are sending our love and purrs and lots of purrayers too.

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  20. dood...eye stole a cell ewe lar dee vize....pleez never mind wear frum...sew eye could send thiz text N let ewe noe we all send purrayers a plentee N we asked St Francis two kind lee put in sum oh tee with hiz blessings and him said sir tin lee. pleez be well dood, N eat....even if itz...BURD....just pleez be well ❤️❤️❤️

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  21. Flynn, we are sending lots and lots of big purrs to you.
    WE want you to feel better.
    Love and Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  22. Keep on fighting little one. Mommy's is adding you to her prayer list.

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  23. Flynn, you have been looking so great, we didn't know you were feeling poorly again. That makes us so sad. We will definitely be purring and praying for you 24/7, dearest friend. Sending all our love as well, Mom Janet, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  24. We are purring as hard as we can for you Flynn! We hate that something might be wrong.

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  25. Sending prayers and purrs.
    Sue B
    Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby,Hope

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  26. We are purring hard, Flynn. You can do this. Paws crossed from all of us dude xxxx

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  27. Flynn, we are sending our purrs and purrayers for you to get back on tract to feeling better and enjoying life. We know your dad and mom are giving you the best of care, purrs for them too.

    Mindy
    Moe
    Mike
    Cookie

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  28. Oh dear Flynn, mum and dad, what a shock. Thank goodness for antibiotics. UTIs respond well and at least you're eating a bit so keep at it. We're sending extra special purrs and prayers today.

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  29. Oh Flynn, we are so worried about you. The Pred can actually make you hungrier...it sure does Lita! We hope that you get to feeling better soon. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help - you know our mom will do whatever she can to help you.

    We are sending lots of purrs, prayers, love, and hugs to you and your mom and dad. Please hang in there, dear friend.

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  30. We're purring loud and hard for you to get better. We love you.

    The Florida Furkids

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  31. We are praying for you. Please get well. ❤

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  32. We are purring and praying for you Flynn. We hope you get better and soon sweet boy.
    Lubs,
    Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

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  33. We are purring & praying for you Flynn. Hope you get better soon.

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  34. Sending lots of purrs and purrayers for you, Flynn. Hope that you get better soon.
    Barbie-Lou & Clay

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  35. Keeping you in our prayers and sending many purrs to you and your Mum and Dad.

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  36. Flynn my sweet furry friend. You have come back before and I so hope you can do so again so your mum and dad can enjoy loving you for much longer. I know how very worried they both are and I send them love and hugs. You have huge hugs and much love too. Feel the love coming across the miles sweet boy. Xx

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  37. Oh Flynn! We know exactly how you and your pawrents are feeling because of Isadora also being at the brink twice ! She feels much better now and we are hoping that will happen with you as well. We are sending you lots of love and purrs and love and hugs to your Mama. We know how tough it is when our furbabies are unwell. Keep us posted!

    the critters in the cottage xo

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  38. Oh Flynn I am so sorry to hear you are not well again. We pray you will again pull out of it. You and your parents have our purrs, hugs, love and prayers through the difficult times. It has been hard on all of us older bloggers but we have Faith. You hang in there sweet Flynn.

    Love Always,
    Cleopatra and Mom too!!

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  39. It makes us very sad that our most manly of mancats is not feeling well. We are purring our very best healing purrs that you feel better soon! Our mom continues to pray for you, your mum and your dad.
    Brofurly affection,
    TK and Pip

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  40. Get well soon Flynn,we need you feeling tip top So we're sending love snuggles and prayers for you to get well again,xx Speedy and Rachel

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  41. Sending lots of (((purrs))) you way Flynn <3 <3 <3
    Hope you will feel better real soon !!

    XOXO

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  42. The whole CB is purring Flynn! Our voices along with them. Now we are praying and purring for you to feel better once again. We love you Flynn!

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  43. I hope you feel better very soon.

    xo,
    JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

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  44. You've got all the purrs and prayers we've got here at the House of the Mostly Black Cats. We love you Flynn. ~Mom Robyn and the Hotties

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  45. I am sending lots and lots of purrs your way, Flynn! I hope it is just a UTI and you are back on the mend very soon!

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  46. Sending you lots of healing purrs, love, & hugs!

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  47. You have all our purrs and purrayers, Flynn. We know your mum and dad and vet are giving you the very best of care.

    Hugs and universal Light.

    Nicki, Derry, and Kim

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  48. oh sweet Flynn it makes me sad to hear you aren't feeling well! Thankfully if it is just a UTI (which we hope!), you should be on the mend soon. We send much love and prayers, all that we have! Please feel better soon!
    xoxo
    catchatwithcarenandcody

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  49. We are sorry you are not feeling well. You have very caring parents and they are doing the very best for you. Sending healing purrs and prayers.

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  50. All of us here at Colehaus Cats are sending along warm and supportive purrs and prayers Flynn. Hoping you're feeling better soon.

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  51. Dear Flynn and Peeps
    Mom and Dad just got home from visiting my human sister and BIL. She did not see about Flynn feeling poorly until she got home. We are so very very sorry and for SURE send you all a ton of love and hugs and purrs!!
    Mom will add you to the POTP blog right now.
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  52. Jackie
    here is the link to the POTP blog
    http://blogvillepotp.blogspot.com/2015/09/potp-for-flynn.html?showComment=144165

    Sending loving hugs and purrs
    cecilia and madi

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  53. We're so sad to hear you aren't feeling well. We're sending lots of hugs and purrs.

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  54. Sending you hugs.

    Luv, Angel Keisha and Murphy the Poodle

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  55. We're so sorry to hear you're not feeling well again. We're sending healing woofs and we'll try to make some special purrs too, just for you. Our prayers and best thoughts are with you. From Daisy the Havachon (raisingdaisy.wordpress.com)

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  56. Dear Flynn, we send you tons of purrs, and hope you feel better soon ! Purrs

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  57. You are always in our prayers darling boy, so we will just have to pray harder. We love you so much sweetheart and it hurts our hearts to know that you might be in pain or not feeling well. Hope your medication makes you feel better.

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  58. Oh Flynn, we love you so much, and are purring and praying for you to get better. We sure hope it is just a UTI, and that you're feeling good real soon.

    Hugs to you, Mum and Dad.

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  59. Sending lots and lots of purrs to you that you feel better soonest.

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  60. Lots of purrs and prayers for Flynn.
    Hugs from Samantha & Mom

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  61. Sweet Flynn we are so sorry to hear you are feeling poorly again. Sending lots of love, purrs and prayers your way sweetie. Mumsy, Pooh, Chancy and Popsy

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  62. We do hope the coming week finds you in better health and spirits.

    Abby the Lab

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  63. Aaaaaaw Flynn, weez sendin' lots nad lots of purrayers. Yous can do it, we know yous can.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  64. purrs and more purrs to you, sweet Flynn

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  65. **wipes teerss frum eyess**
    Deerest Flynn iss Siddhartha Henry here. Mee an LadyMum are inn teerss here an wee iss gin to use POTP an **purr* till you are stabull. You meen so much to both of us. LadyMum started jabberin about differint illnesses an mee had to calm her down. Shee got purrty werked up!!
    Mee knowss yur a fighter an mee iss there with you inn spirit givin you strength to get better!
    ***paw patsss*** an LUV (yess mee LUVSS you Flynn like an Unccle!!!)
    Siddhartha Henry an a weepy LadyMum xxxxxxxx

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  66. So sorry to hear that you are not well again. I, Angel MoMo, and cousin Charlotte are purring hard for you. Get well soonest, dear boy!

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  67. It must be tiresome going up and down in your health, Flynn. But you felt good for quite a while prior to this, so you can do it again. Good luck to you, my boy, and eat some more; you need your strength.

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  68. Oh Flynn, we are sending you our Best Purrs Of Healing! We hope you are feeling better soon and all those wrong numbers and colors get right again.

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  69. We are sending you ALL our encouraging healing purrs, and are crossing our paws that you feel much better VERY soon, dear Flynn!

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  70. Sending you pug hugs!!! Love #maddiethepug

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  71. Big hugs from us, and purrs from the kitties...hope you make a full recovery (learned about this on Katie's blog).

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  72. Ah buddy sorry you're not feeling well again. Deep healing purrs that it's a little UTI and the medicine make you feel better right away!

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  73. I m sending many many healing purrz your way. I’ll even put on my nurses hat and tunnel over before the night is done. We must not lose you although TW is all about quality of life.

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  74. Came from the POTP blog to leave you some pug prayers and POTP. Hope you get to feeling better Flynn
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  75. Oh Flynn! Mes purraying extra specially hard for yous! Mes loves yous lots and mes would comes over and feds yous with my silver spoon if mes could.
    Jo Jo and Kozmo and the Hairy Slobbery Sister and Mommy is all purraying too!
    Special Nellie Kisses
    Your Nellie Bellie

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  76. Lots of prayers that you will be feeling better soon.

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  77. Flynn, forgive us for being so tardy in coming to visit and wish yoy the VERY BEST of love and health. Get well soon my sweet ginger friend. Your mum was very supportive and kind for us and Bootsie. Get well, keep well and you have all our best love flying across the seas, the skies and the oceans straight to your heart.

    Marjorie and everyone at Team Dash Kitten

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  78. Hang in there, hunny. The thyroid battle is a tricky one; it's all about getting the meds to balance.

    Rosie&Mousie

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  79. Thanks to Ann, we found out about your not feeling well, Flynn. We are purrrrrrin' up a storm here for your good health to return. Mom and Dad have been busy keeping an eye on our Grammom in the nursing home. We miss all our furends. We will wish upon the brightest star tonight Flynn, love ya, Setzer, Toy, Tinker, Angel Tang, TyGr, Teak, Thomas and Woofie ICE and our Mom, Holly

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  80. We're sending lots and lots of good vibes for you from our corner of Virginia! Take care, and know we're thinking about you!!!!

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  81. Flynn, I'm so sorry you aren't feeling well. Me and my whole pack have all 36 paws crossed for a quick recovery.

    PawHugs!!!

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  82. My sweet buddy Flynn...we are purrrring real hard that you will recover soon and step away from that brink once again! Soft hugs to your mum and dad who love you so and are taking such wonderful care of you special boy!
    Love Miss Hope at the cozy cottage

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  83. We are sending our strongest healing purrs and our paws are crossed for your speedy recovery - keep on fighting, dear Flynn.
    Purrs ... Rainbow

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  84. We're purring hard for you, Flynn! We know how much you are loved and how painful it is for your mum and dad so they are on our list too.

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  85. Darling Flynn, We are praying for you and your people just as hard as we can. I'm purring my very best, too, but I draw the line as calling you Darling. You'll have to make do with Buddy! But the HUMAN says you are definitely a Darling. XOXOXOXO

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  86. Flynn, purrs are being sent your way. Hugs to your humans.

    Emma and Buster

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  87. Hello Flynn, we are so sorry that you aren't feeling good, so we send love and rumbly purrs to help you feel better.

    Luff
    Mungo, Jet & The Ape xx

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  88. OMC:(
    We are revving up our purr engines, Flynn, we want to hear that you are feeling better, and eating again...we know how that not eating has bad effects. POTP fur you and pawyers as well.

    Besides you have to still hunt lots of mousies; right?...if you do not eat, you will have no energy to chase or pounce on them.

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  89. We're sending Healing Pawkisses and Purrayers my furriend. Hope you're feeling better soon. Thinking of you, dear Flynn <3 <3 <3

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  90. Oh, Flynn!! We're shocked to read about your condition! You're in our thoughts - and please, do try to eat a bit!

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  91. Oh Flynn... I am so sorry you aren't feeling well.. .Lucy and I will purr and pray like made here. Alex is also smiling down sending you good vibes buddy! You can do it!

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  92. Sending purrs to you Flynn....hope you get to feeling better soon!

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  93. Purring fur mew buddy! Get well soon XOX

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  94. Oh Flynn, I am purring so hard for you, sending love and healing purrs for our favorite orange guy. Please get well❤️

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  95. Everyone here is sending you purrs, gentle headbutts and lots of prayers that you get well enough so you are no longer at the brink. Here's hoping you start to eat soon. Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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  96. Flynn we came to wish you purrs and POTP sweet gingerbread man..sorry we are a bit behind Mum was having a procedure.but we are thinking of you and sending all our love from Down Under.Loves Dinnermintz and gang xx <3

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  97. Dear One,

    You are very much in my prayers. I hope all the help you are getting will once again bring back more health to you.

    Have I told you lately that you are adorable? Well, you are.

    Holding you and your Mum and Dad close in my thoughts.

    Love,
    Lily

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  98. Hey dear furend you know we will be purring and praying the roof off the house for you. We want you to keep well Flynn as you are one of our most favorite furs in the whole world.
    Sending love, purrs and prayers to you and your Mum and Dad dear buddy
    Timmy, Dad Pete and Family

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  99. Flynn we just saw this and are purring for and thinking of you today. Your loving pawrents will take the best care of you, so don't you worry about a thing my friend!

    Purrz!
    Selina & MomKatt Laura

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  100. Sweet friend, Mommy has been reading your blog for a long time, and wanted you to know we love you and are praying for you to feel better.

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  101. We hope you get well soon, Flynn. We are thinking of you and are sending you purrs and purrayers.

    Lots of headbutts,
    Nishiko, Xanthe and Daedalus xxx

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  102. Just checking back on you dear Flynn. Hope you're feeling better and the meds are helping.
    xxoo

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  103. Been thinking of you buddy... please get better soon, Flynn! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

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  104. Sending my best Prayers for you Flynn.
    Best hugs and purrsss~~~

    Big & lots of headbutts,too
    AdanXXX

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