Sunday, March 17, 2013

Eric Needs More Purrs Please .

Eric has taken a turn for the worse. The last couple of weeks he has been eating well and been quite lively. On Saturday he started to stumble sideways and was still doing it this morning so we took him to the on call vet. There is no sign of middle ear infection.
There are two possibilites, one being arthritis in the hips which is causing him to stumble. He has had a painkilling injection of metacam and we will inject him again Monday and Tuesday. This is mainly because  the possibility of it being arthritis is the easier to eliminate. If there is no difference it probably is not that. The other far worse possibility is a blood clot. It is possible that a tiny piece of the clot broke off and that is why the end of his tail has drooped. His blood pressure is high, but not yet dangerously so. The 30 minute journey to the vet could well have raised it, but not as high as it is. One of the vet nurses keeps her horse with us and is going to take his blood pressure here at home on Tuesday to see if there is any difference. If it is still high he will go on tablets to try and bring it down. The thing that scares us most is if it is a clot and a larger piece breaks away it could cause a saddle thrombus.
We are very worried for our boy. Please keep him in your purrs and prayers.


137 comments:

Max said...

Aw man, Eric, dood....I got paws crosses and am sending tons of Mojo your way. I hope you're ok and get better fast.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am purring lots for Eric - we are very worried about him here too. Paws crossed it is not something serious.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We, too, are very worried and are sending our purrs and purrayers. Blood clots...We hope with all our hearts it's not that.

George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

Aw poor Eric. I hopes the medicines helps a lot. We all does! We will sends MEGAPurrs and pawsitive energy from alla us Hotties and Mommy too.
purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Get well, sweet Eric!!! We are worried about you and are purring really hard and have pawsies crossed.

Mittens, Precious and Miracle and Mom Toni, too.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are purring and purring for Eric! Mommy sends big hugs to your Mum and Dad, too.

Mr Puddy said...

Eric, my friend..I purrs hard and do paws crossed for you.
I hope nothing serious !
Many hugs to your pawrents
Lot of love
xox

catsynth said...

Oh no, poor Eric! Sending lots of purrs and healthy vibes for him.

Derby, Ducky said...

Sending tons of purrs your way Eric. We don't like it when one of our fellow ginger guys isn't feeling well.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're going to purr and pray as hard as we can for Eric.



The Florida Furkids

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no I didn't know.. I am so sorry that Eric is not good. I have my purr motor on high rev right now.. Please be ok Eric.. Love and hugs GJ xx

Prancer Pie said...

Sending lots of purrs and purrayers for you Eric! Please get better! XOXOXO

Nerissa said...

More purrs on the way. Extra-strength super-duper ones, this time. purrs

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh, Eric, we hope this resolves quickly. You have our best purrayers.

Marilynn said...

Purrs and prayers ... LOTS of both ... are coming your way, Eric. Purrrrrrrsssssss .... and {{{{hugs}}}}, too.

Grace & Company
xoxoxoxo

Simba said...

Eric, we hope you are going to be fine. We will purr our loudest for you.

Cory said...

Eric, we are joining paws in a purr circle here for you. We hope you are going to be fine and giving the mousies a hard time.

xoxo Cory and family

Marg said...

Oh Eric, we sure are sending tons of purrs and we are saying lots of prayers for you too. That makes us so sad that you are having these troubles. The donkeys will cross their hooves for you and we all have our paws crossed for you too. We sure hope the Metacam works for you.

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

Snding Eric lots of soft purrs, gentle woofs and neighs.

Everyone at The poupounette

Forty Paws said...

Tons of purrs and purrayers and a whole bunch o' hugs coming to Eric from all of us here at Forty Paws!

Luf, Us and Maw

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

We're purring extra hard for Eric! Get well soon, old friend.
--Jasper, Josie, Huggy Bear and Maggie

Father Tom said...

Eric, we're pulling for you, my friend..Flynn, we're thinking of you, too.

Hugs, purrs and prayers go out to you and your family. We're here for you.

Tom, Mom Julie, Tinker & Anastasia

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We won't stop purring till you're all better. We love you, Eric.

Cat said...

Sweet Eric, we are purring for you!!!

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Sending tons of purrs for Eric.

Sweet Purrfections said...

we've been purring for Eric and will now put them in overdrive.

Oui Oui said...

Hey big boy, there are so many more mousies to catch and places to mark! We are purring for you Eric, so you can continue to do such an excellent job! We hope you are better soon.

The Island Cats said...

Eric, we're purring like crazy for you and hope you will get better. oxoxox

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Eric, we have our hardest purrs on fer yoo. Please get well! Headbutts, purrs and wags,

Alla Us

(((hugs)))
Mom Laure

Barb and the Gs said...

Prayers from me and purrs from all of the Gs for Eric and mum and dad. too. I know how scared you must be feeling. big hugs xoxo

Stacy Hurt said...

Eric, Mum & Dad too; we are sending purrs & good thoughts to you today and always that Eric is back to his old self soon.

xoxo
Ms. Stella O'Houligan

savannahspawtracks.com said...

My furriend Eric is smack in the middle of all my best healing purrs and healing thoughts! purrrrrrrrrrrr

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

Oh Nooooooooooos we are so worried about Eric. We are sending our very best healing purrs and the doggies have their paws crossed for him. Please keep us posted.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear this. We hope so much that it doesn't turn into something as serious as you're describing. We've got our purr generators turned on high for you, Eric.

(((love)))
Katie, Glogirly & Waffles Too

Nancy said...

Hoping for the best, dear Eric.

~Nancy & Little Nicky

Loretta Thomas said...

Eric, our sweet friend...you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are thinking about you buddy!
Purrs, Kitty & Mum

Laila and Minchie said...

Oh, sweet Eric, you are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so worried about you. Lots of (((hugs))) and smoochies headed your way too.

rainbow said...

Dear Eric, our paws are crossed for you and we are sending lots of special healing purrs to you.
Purrs ... Rainbow

JC said...

Paws crossed over here,
JC and The Purr and Fur Gang

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

So sorry to hear sweet Eric is unwell. We will PURR non stop for him to get better. We love your ginger boys.

Love Milo and Afie xxxxxxxx
and our mom xx

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're purring our loudest purrs for you, Eric!

Mo and The Purries said...

Sending LOVE & PURRS & PRAYERS from all of us at Purrchance To Dream.

I also put up a post on the Cat Blogosphere.

Punapippuri said...

We are purring non-stop for you Eric. Paws crossed good buddy. Loads of nose rubs and interesting smells for you. xxxxx

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Four more purring for you and lots prayers and a big hug for your mom and dad coming from mom...hope it's just he arthritis. Zippy has it and kind of stumbles when she hurts.

Random Felines said...

our purrs are revved up and we are sending them over.....

Cat with a Garden said...

We are sending extra strong purrs for Eric!!!

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

we are purring for ya Eric and Mom is sending lots of healing light to you for a workable solution to making you feel better.

cats of wildcat woods

The Cat Realm said...

we are sending lots of love and healing purrs! very LOUD PURRRS!
love, the cat realm

The Tower Hill Mob said...

Oh,no! We are purring and praying as hard as we can for Eric.

ButterBean said...

Sending lots of purrs your way! hope they figure out what it is and get it fixed quick - purrs & headbumps

Sushi said...

Hello eric. Sending you lotsa purrs... Momma prayed for you too.

Grrreta: Ambrose, Clarence, Teddi, Baskin, and Abner said...

We're sending lots of healing purrs and hope you get better soon, Eric.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Yes, Eric will be in our prayers. We know this is very scary for you and hope it will be something easy to help. Hugs.

olrebbie said...

oh, dear! we sends mega-purrs!! buck up, sweet furriend!

Meg & Quill said...

Poor sweetie pie! Purrs to you and hugs to your Mom!!!

Melody said...

Im so sorry Eric is so sick. I will be praying for him and you and your family.
Good Luck!

Carolina Cats said...

Sending our purrs and hugs for Mr. Eric, and some for Mr. Flynn.too. He's prolly furry worried about his brofur.

Love from Finny, Buddy and Jazzy

William said...

Eric, you've got the four of us and my mom purring for you. Be well, my friend! Please take care too, mum and dad.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are also purring very hard for Eric. We purr for good news!!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie
and mom Nancy

China Cat said...

Sweet Eric,

Willow and I are sending over our strongest healing purrs to you today! We are really hoping to hear good news very soon!

Purrrrrrrrrrrs, China Cat
and Willow and Mom Teri

Noll's Nip said...

Hoping for the best for you sweet orange boy

Cathy Keisha said...

I'm purring so hard that I'm stumbling. Healing purrz for a full recovery. Maybe you should tell your human that we started drinking the cream whiskey a day earlier and you're just tipsy. Xoxox

A few Good Cats said...

We send healing vibes and purrayers for your Eric.

Hilary said...

oh no... Lucy and I are purring very hard for him...

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh Eric-our purrs man! We hate it that you aren't feeling well. We'll have the motors on loud and long for you-

Karen said...

We are purring very hard for you, Eric! We hope you're blood pressure comes down quickly!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

we are purring and praying with everything we have!
WE LOVE YOU ERIC!!!!
Please be strong, please get well!
xoxoxoxo

The Monkeys said...

That last comment was from us, but Mom forgot to sign out. We love you Eric!

Brian said...

We are all purring and praying for you dear Eric and we will be doing so around the clock so you always have love and purrs headed your way. We love you Eric.

CATachresis said...

Oh poor Eric! We are sending mega purrs and prayers for sweet Eric . Hoping for a miracle for him xx

The Meezers or Billy said...

we are purrrring hard for Eric. we hopes that you get better soon dood. we loves you

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Oh we so well know the saddle thrombus fear! You have ALL our purrs and prayers!!
And we're so very glad that he'll have his blood pressure taken on Tuesday. Please keep us updated - we'll be purring in the meantime.

Daisy said...

Eric, feel better soon! Harley and I are purring our very hardest for you.

Karen Jo said...

Eric, we are purring and praying for you like mad over here. Please get well soon.

Karen Jo, Spyro, Oja, Austin and Rocio

Angel and Kirby said...

We are purring and praying our loudest! We will keep all of you are in our hearts and thoughts!

Terri said...

We are going to purr very hard here and hope for good news soon!

ABBY said...

Eric buddy we've got our purr motor set to super charge. We hope that you start feeling better very soon and get good news from the Vet.
Xoxox

BenTheRotti said...

Hi, we have just popped in from Ginger Jaspers (our cousin) blog to let you know we are sending purrs and barks and keeping all paws crossed for the lovely Eric and hope he make a full and speedy recovery. Mum and Dad are keeping their fingers crossed too and we all wanted to let you know we will keep the little on win our thoughts and prayers. with love, Ben, Millie, Azrael and all the family xxxx

meowmeowmans said...

Oh, Eric. We love you so much, and are purring and praying our hardest that you will be okay. Hugs to you and your family.

Callie (a.k.a. Trouble) said...

Eric, you have to get better! The catblogosphere needs all of its Hot Mancats!

Studio Susie said...

Sending hugs and purrrs!

Old Kitty said...

Oh my goodness! :-( We are sending you many many many hugs and positive purrs! We hope and pray that Eric will be ok! Please be ok, Eric you handsome sweet boy! Take care
x

Sagira said...

How scary. You and Eric are in our thoughts.

michico*Adan said...

Oah No Eric!!!!
My Dear Friend~~~
We purrs and purrs you are getting better and doing fine~!!!
Sending our best purrs and prayers to you!!!!!!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Oh poor Eric! We're purring and praying for you sweetie!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Dude, walking sideways with your tail drooping? Only cool with catnip on St. Patrick's Day. Get lots better soon!

theverybestcats.blogspot.com said...

Sweet boy Eric! You are very much in your prayers and well wishes. Oh, my heart goes out to your Mum and Dad. I pray for your baby boy Eric. I hope you get much better news this week. Please keep us all posted. XXXOOO

~*Connie*~ said...

Many many purrs from myself and The Crew.

Forgive me for saying as I haven't been following as closely as I could have, but being on metacam are they doing regular blood work to keep an eye on his kidneys and his renal values? Meatcam can have a negative effect on it and disorientation and incoordination
are some side effects.

Madness, Trouble, Squish and Milkbone said...

Oh, we hope Eric will feel better soon. He is one of our oldest friends. We send lots of hugs and purrs.

The Crew said...

Oh my. All of us are sending our best purrs for Eric to feel better soon.

Love & hugs
The Crew

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are purrin very hard fer our dear friend Eric! Paws crossed too...

Janet Blue said...

Eric, we noted how many comments you have already. You are universally loved, and we are going to add our prayers as well as our mom's to this huge prayer circle you have. Mom says that her heart hurts for you, Flynn and the rest of your family. We love you. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at www.thecatonmyhead.com, Lily Olivia, Misty May, Mauricio, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Eric, Buddy, you are in our purrayers! We is sending you love and purrs and best wishes for comfort and health. We know you are surrounded by your loving family and all your furiends. XOXOXOXOXOXO

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We are sending lots of purrs that you feel better soon, Eric!

Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

san said...

Hi Eric
We are sending you good thoughts. Feel well soon

Clooney said...

We are sending mega purrs in Eric's direction! We have him in our thoughts and prayers and send Mom and Dad our good thoughts too.

Chesney Cats said...

Sending lots of healing purrs & purrayers for Eric & lots of love & hugs to the whole family.

Fisher and Staff said...

We are so so sorry to this, and sending lots of purrs and love to sweet Eric.

Poppy Q said...

Dear sweet Eric farmer boy - we hopes you feel better soon, and you are getting lots of snuggles and some sunbeams.

Big hugs.

Julie and Poppy Q
xxx

Kari said...

First of all Eric, we love you very, very much. We couldn't love you more if you were our own. We are praying hard for you, love, and begging God to make you well again. We know you are in good hands and your mum and dad will do everything humanly possible to see you get the best of care. If there is anything we can do, just say the word. All of our love to all of you, always.

Parker said...

Eric - you have big get well purrs from all of us O Hi O - we love you sooooo much!
xoxoxoxox

Jacqueline said...

Sending purrs and prayers for sweet Eric to recover easily and quickly from this ailment...We love you, precious boy...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sweet Eric, Mom, Dad And Flynn
you are all in our prayer, thoughts and we send you so many hugs.
Love from your BFFF
Madi and Mom

Asta said...

Deaw sweet Ewic
I just heawd that you awe not well. I'm so vewy sowwy and am sending emewgency healing smoochies fow you and Mommi's pwayews. I hope the Powew of the Paw helps
Love
Asta

PDX pride said...

We're purrraying that it's just arthur-itis!

Cindy said...

That is so scary, I am sorry for you. I am praying it is only arthritis. Rosie has that and stumbles all over, but that is her only symptom. I will pray for him and you.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Monday: Just popped back to see if there is an update on your beautiful boy Eric. Thinking of you. xx

Amber DaWeenie said...

We're sending prayers and warm vibes to Eric. Feel better soon.

Team Tabby said...

We are purring and praying our hardest for you Eric. Please get well soon.

Your pals,
Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

TK and Pip said...

We are purring and praying, Eric. Feel better!

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Sending many and many purrs and PURRayers for darling Eric.

My thirteen.year.old Golden Retriever has horrible arthritis in his spine. He didn't want to wag his tail and barely wanted to move. His appetite went down and he was lethargic. He has bee getting 'cold laser treatments at our dog-tor for the past year or so and they make a world of difference for him. I can always tell by his happiness and increased mobility that he's just had a treatment. Please look into this if it's available in your area. It's non invasive and quick and easy. We are in and out of the office in no time at all.

Katie Isabella said...

Eric, mom and I love you and your brother and please know we ARE praying for you. Blessings sweet boy and may the Vet find the trouble and treat it quickly. I will be thinking of you every day darling boy. xoxoxoxoxoxo

Maggie May said...

Eric, we are purring so very hard for you, friend! Please get well soon!!! We love you!
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

Mumsys Kitty Korner said...

Sweet friends we are sending up prayers for you all and sweet Eric. We hope to hear good news very soon. Hugs and nose kisses

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Crossing all our paws and purring for Eric. Get well!

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Oh nos, we just heard about Eric's problem. We are purring and praying that the condition will be better soon. SS will keep checking even though she will be working in the field next few days.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Mum has only just put the computer on since first thing today and this was the first thing we read. We are so sorry that Eric is not doing so well and has had to go to the vet. We hope his blood pressure reading will be better tomorrow when the nurse does it at home. We are sending lots of purrs to you all.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Katz Tales said...

Oh sweetheart, we're purring for you AND crossing paws. And we're purring for your brother and family too. We know they must be frantic. Be a good boy, Eric, and get better soon.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Purring with all our paws and whiskers crossed for you dear friend!
The people are just getting back from their 2 week trip or we'd have been here sooner to give our support. Hang in there. You're strong, Eric! Purring and thinking of you constantly!!! xxxooo

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

I am sending with all of my might healing purrs that Eric will soon be well. I will keep him and his family in my thoughts and purrs. Please keep us updated on how he is doing.

Kiril Kundurazieff said...

Yo, dude!

Hang in there!

We are purring and purraying for ya!

Elvira Misstress of Felinity says she'd come and rub noses, but is afraid that raising your excitement level, even in a good way, might not be helping matters any. :-D

Nikita

Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat

http://www.opinionatedpussycat.com

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Purring like mad for Eric. Judging from recent photos of him out and about, it doesn't seem like arthritis. The main thing is to get a proper diagnosis and explore treatment options. Are holistic ones available near you?

Marilia said...

Sweet Eric, all of us sending purrrs to you! Stay better quickly.
Sending purr to your family too!

Jody J said...

Sending bunches of purrs and prayers from Jody & Peanut.

God bless you all,
Jody & Peanut
http://jbragamaff.blogspot.com

Angel DaisyMae Maus said...

Eric:,
Dood! Mom an' me have you in our prayers an' purrs. Get better, please!
Luf,
Charmee

Sanni ja Olivia said...

Dear Eric, we are purring very very hard for you! Get well soon, sweet boy.

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Eric, we is purraying furry hard for yous here and wes is also sending coforting purrayers to your Mommy and Daddy too!
Kisses
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy

Pellie / Penny said...

Lots of Purrs & Prayers going from our house to yours for Eric.

Hugs,
Pellie

Purrs,
Genghis

The Lee County Clowder said...

We're all purrrrrrring like mad for Eric. Hang in there, kittie, and get better soonest.

Bellen said...

I've been reading of Eric and Flynn's adventures for years now, and my day wouldn't be the same without checking in on both the brothers. The best of luck to Eric.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

How are you today, Eric? We've been thinking about you all the time. Purrrrrrrrrrrrs!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrs and prayers for you Eric!! Sending lots of healing purrs, too!!
(((((((HUGGGSSSSSS))))))))) from your TX furiends,

The Kitty Krew said...

We are very sad to hear that dear Eric is poorly. Our paws are crossed for you, and we send our purrrrrs and hugs across the Big Pond!


Many purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew
Bugsy, Sassy, Pixie, Ziggy, Kenzie, Shelby and Macey
and The Mommy

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Eric! We are thinking about at the cozy cottage and purrrrrring our mightiest that you will rally from your unwellness. Your brother needs you so much for his adventures and we love knowing that you two are such wonderfur friends to all of us on the CB...please know how much we care for you and are keeping you and yours in our very best thoughts....
Love Miss Hope and Miss Hunny Bunny and Angel Miss Peach

caspersmom said...

Oh Eric please get well. You have been one of the first ones who started blogging. Purrs, hugs and prayers for you and your family.

Love,
Cleo and Mom

Cherry City Kitties said...

Oh Eric, Eric, Eric... we are purring as loud and hard as we can to make sure you hear them across the pond. We loves you, you were one of our first friends on the blogosphere and will hold all the best thoughts for you.
Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Mom

WildCat said...

Oh Eric, I hope you will be ok. I am purring for you with all my heart. Please get well soon big guy.