5 December 2011

Updates and tears....

Hello everyone, today has been a very emotional day for us. I dropped Jasper of this morning early for his heart scan.. I was then to go on to a course I had to do for a few hours were I worried myself silly. Barrie was waiting at home for the phone to ring with news. I rang home and Barrie said that Sue the vet had just rang to tell the results. The scan showed some thickening but not too bad, she then asked could she do more tests as they needed to find out what was making jasper so ill but she was conscious the costs were racking up. Barrie said to do what ever was needed. I came in to find that Sue had rang back five minutes before and to find Barrie in tears. My heart was by this time in my boots and I also was in tears. Sue said that Jasper's kidneys are not working. They have put him on a drip and he has to stay there. They will try to flush his kidneys through in the hope they will get him to feel better. There is no cure but if the drip and treatments work to make him feel better and eat then they can treat. I have told you many times that Barrie was not a cat person and he said today I never thought I would cry for a cat. He loves him and said I cant lose my mate. We are beside ourselves with worry. Please rev up the purr motors and the woofs and keep them coming as we so need the power of the paw.. My sweet gentle loving boy must get well and come home to us

This photo was sent to my phone when in Rome to say look mum I am fine and getting cuddles . then two short days later so ill..





I hears that our friend Lucy needs purrs too as she is not well. I am sending hugs and love her way.. Love to all Thank you all Carol and Barrie
GJ xxxxxxxxx

114 comments:

The Army of Four said...

Saying lots of prayers and sending big husky hugs!!!
Luv,
Dave

Nola said...

Oh no!! Please be ok GJ please buddy
Paws still crossed
Dachshund Nola

TK and Squashies said...

Oh GJ PLEEASE get better! We are purring and praying as hard as we can fur you and your fambily.
Love, TK and Squashies

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

The POWER OF THE PAWS is in full khrossing -

Mom and I are without any more words right now -

We know it khan work -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

Angel and Kirby said...

We are purring and Praying they can get him through this. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and Barrie!

The Cat From Hell said...

We is purraying for yous and Jasper!
Kisses
Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters, Mommy and Daddy

The WriggleButts said...

We're purring and snoring and sending all the good vibes we can gather up!

Lots of love,
Bajas, Gummi, Virus and Hyssing + Mom

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

We are crossing everything we've got, sending purrs, sweet woofs and gentle neighs, and big hugs to you all. WE can imagine how you feel and are with you in spirit. May sweet GJ be able to come home soon.

The Poupounette Gang

The Zoolatry Girls said...

Carol & Barrie,
my prayers are with you and Jasper, with love, Ann

Marg said...

Oh Ginger Jasper, we are so sorry but maybe this will turn you around if they can flush those kidneys out and get you to eating. Just got to try to remain positive. We are sending many many purrs and the donkeys are crossing their hooves like crazy. We are also all saying our prayers. Big hugs to Mom and Dad.

Simba said...

We are so sorry to hear the news about Ginger Jasper's kidneys. Purring and praying hard for the treatment to get him back to eating and being able to come home, and for a treatment that will give him some more time with you.

Katnip Lounge said...

Whatever we can do, we are doing! Huge purrs coming your way from all of us.
Many years ago our Chuckles went into kidney failure and spent a long week at the vet's getting stabilized, but he came home to us, and we had a long time together after that--we did fluid therapy at home and Chuck was always a happy guy.
Renal failure CAN be managed! Big Pawhugs, love, The Gang and Mommy

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, dear, this is not the news you or any of your friends wanted to hear. We hope whatever the vet does helps Jasper. Sending hugs for you and Barrie and lots of purrs and woofs for Jasper.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

So sorry Carol and Barrie. It's heartbreaking when they are ill. Sending non-stop purrs and love to Ginger Jasper. And (((((hugs)))) to you both. xx

Old Kitty said...

Oh Carol and Barrie! I am so sorry to hear this, so sorry!!! :-( I am sending so much purrs and hugs your way and lots of healing positive energy to adorable GJ! I have everything crossed that the treatments work and I think aggressive medical intervention is about the best thing that could happen now to save GJ. He needs to eat, he needs to feel better to eat!I so hope he returns home soon too. Take care, hang on in there!!
p.s. I've just heard about Lucy. :-( x

The Whiskeratti said...

We are so sorry to hear this. You have our best purrayers that GJ will be home quickly and doing much better.

The Whiskeratti said...

And we hope Lucy gets better quickly too.

JC said...

I am so sorry !!!
I told all of my Purr & Fur Gang and we are all putting the power of the paw to work over here.

Thinking of you,
Hoping for you,

JC & The Purr & Fur Gang
(Big Al, Ashton, Jasmine, Riley, Meredith Ann & Maddy Jean)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh dear! Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. We will purr hard for Dear Ginger Jasper.

Punapippuri said...

Everything continues to be crossed and our purrs are very, very loud for you all. And tears are so important for everyone - GJ is family and that's all that matters. The blogosphere is behind you guys xxxx

Everycat said...

Toes, eyes, tails and all paws crossed for you Ginger Jasper. We know your Mum & Dad and the vet will do all they can to help you feel better.

We have turned our purr motors up to 12 now. Sending love too

Oliver & Gerry

Fuzzy Tales said...

Our loudest purrs and purrayers to you all.

The mom doesn't YET have experience with kidney failure, but we know it's progressive and that there are things that can be done to allow for quality of life for a long time to come, depending on where GJ is at.

Sending GJ and you both universal Light and Blessings.

P.S. There's a good web site on chronic renal failure, Tanya's CRF site:

http://www.felinecrf.org/

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

Oh noes! Our purrs are so loud they can drowned out airplanes engines! Meowm is praying and praying. We are sending tons of hugs and gentle headbutts for all of you.

Junior, Orion, Sammy and Meowm Rhonda

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

*hugs* Paws and fingers crossed!

-Fiona and Family

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh, GJ we are so worried about you and have our paws crossed the kidney flush works. Revving up those healing purrs for you.

Hugs & Love to Carol & Barrie we knows you are so worried about your precious boy.

ML, KC & Kitties said...

All of our cats are sending heavy-duty industrial-strength purrs for our beloved Ginger-Jasper.
Try not to worry about the costs, we can have a huge auction if needed.
We just want our big Ginger boy to be okay.
Our love to Carol and Barrie.
Love,
Mom ML
KC
Missy Blue Eyes
Faith Boomerang
Sol
Smokey
BJ

Huskee and Hershey said...

Paws crossed for GJ's recovery..

BeadedTail said...

Oh Ginger Jasper, we are purring so hard for you to get better! Our mommy and daddy had a kitty who had kidney failure and they gave her fluid daily for many years and she was happy and healthy. We hope more than anything that this is the case for you too. Our mommy is very leaky right now but we hope those tears turn to tears of joy when we hear you are better Jasper. Much love to all of you!

Team Tabby said...

We are so hoping the kidney flushing works to make you feel better GJ and the vet can start you on treatment. We are all sending mega purrs and prayers over the pond you to!!!!!

hugs and prayers to your wonderful 'beans, Carol and Barrie.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Not the news any of us was hoping for, but let's stay optimistic. Some cats do very well with regular fluid intake. We know our sister's kitty Felix got fluids once or twice a week for a good year or more due to kidney issues. Paws crossed for GJ and huge hugs to you and Barrie.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope that GJ's kidneys can be flushed and he can come home to you both soon. We are purring our biggest and bestest purrs for you all and hope he has a long life still to come with you.
Lots of love and purrs to all three of you.
Hannah, Lucy and Mum Sue xx xx xx

Poppy Q said...

Our old girl Puss, well she got almost a full years of good life after her similar diagnosis. She needed subcut fluids every couple of days, but she was pretty happy up until the end.

Sending you our bestest hugs.

Julie and Poppy q
xxx

Brian said...

Oh heart hurts here too and we're all doubling and tripling our purrs and prayers. Please tell that sweet GJ how much we love him and not a second goes by that we are not thinking of him and sending the best of everything we have his way. Love ya GJ!

Sweet Purrfections said...

Mom has leaky eyes! We are purring really hard for Ginger Jasper and for Barrie and you, Carrol.

Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

Eric and Flynn said...

Carol and Barrie, we are so sorry to hear that Jasper has kidney failure. Although there is no cure, it can be managed. We have had several cats over the years with kidney failure who have gone on to live to a ripe old age with medication. Hopefully the drip will make Jasper feel better and he can get on the right treatment to help him to cope with it. We are thinking of all of you and send all our love and hugs.
Jackie and Ivor.

Karen said...

I hope it works and he is back in your arms soon

Pixel, Samba and karen

jenianddean said...

Please buddy get well soon. I hope the fluids work. We're sending you extra purrs from South Carolina.
--Jasper, Josie, Huggy Bear and Maggie McKieen-Cat

Painter Pack said...

You are in our prayers and thoughts!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are so sorry to read this, and know exactly how this is, as mom experienced it with our Misty. We are thinking of you and sending our strongest healing purrs over to GJ. Please feel better GJ.
-JB

Princess Jasmine said...

Me and Simba will do our bestest purring and mummy will be doing her bestest healing thoughts. We are all sending you lots of love xxxx

Catsparella said...

We are sending so much love and so many healing purrs your way!! ♥

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz said...

We are purrin up a storm here, cuz we know that if GJ's kidneys improve with the IV fluids that he can come home to you again! Our Teri treated her favorite boycat (that's ok, mom, we understand why he was your favorite bestboy!)for 5 years after his diagnosis and each of those days she knew was extra special. He got fluids every day, and he never did get anemic or need phosphorus binders which is what was in his favor too. But we lost him to his heart problem when he was 15. We hope GJ has many happy years left!

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

That would explain why GJ is not feeling well - we are all purring and praying that the drip helps and he can come home. Our Chica has lived with kidney failure for 5 years. Fluids help keep her going.

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I don't want to give you false hope but My Mr.Sunshine who is no longer with us had chronic renal failure and his kidneys were so shriveled up they were hard to see on xrays. We kept him alive with many sub q fluid feedings and sometimes he would be feeling great and other times he would need a little extra help at the hospital for IV drip. He lived though to be 21 years. He had kidney problems most of his life. After his problem became severe like Gingers he still hung on for 5 or 6 years and was happy as long as we kept him full of the sub Q fluid feedings.

I will pray for Ginger. I know how difficult this is for you.

Hugs
Iris

MeezerMom said...

MomCarol and DadBarrie - we are purrring the very hardest we can purr for GJ. GJ buddy, please get better!! We loves you!!!!

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Sweet GJ we are praying hard that the drip works and you get all better and start eating again. We are praying for your mom and dad too. Hang in there sweetie. Hugs and nose kisses

Zoey and Me said...

Our hearts go out to you. It's a terrible shock to endure. Jasper is a kitteh with Blogger International Fame. Purrs from Zoey and Maggie. Please stay in touch of his progress.

Much Love
xxooxx

Sparkle said...

I am sending my biggest purrs your way, GJ! I am so hoping that the drip does what it needs to do for you.

Whisppy said...

Oh dear. That's very worrying indeed though I think the drips and flushing will surely help GJ. We're keeping GJ in our prayers and sending calming vibes to you and Barrie.

mayziegal said...

My whole pack is keeping GJ in our thoughts and sending the Power of the Paw across the miles. Hang in there, GJ! You can beat this!

Gentle, hopeful wiggles & wags,
Mayzie

The Island Cats said...

We are purring very hard that the IV support will help get GJ's kidneys through this crash so that he can be treated. We know what the power of the purr can do!

Big hugs you and GJ's dad. We know how worried you must be.

Mr Puddy said...

I purrs so hard and prayers for GJ. I send all my best wish to him.
Huge hugs for him and family. Please make it GJ. Me and mom love you so much
((( Hugs )))
xoxo

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

We are so, so sorry to hear this about GJ ... we are sending our strongest purrs, purrayers and love to him to make it through this.
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Momma Jan here to Mom Carol ... I know what you are saying about Barrie and cats, when I met my husband Keith I had only my first furbaby Max and Keith really wasn't a cat person. He came to love Max, and when Max had to be sent to the Rainbow Bridge, Keith met me there, on duty and in uniform, he was a police Seargent and wanted to be so strong. He held Max when he passed, and tried his best not to cry, but he did. Our men definitely love their kitties.
(((Hugs))) and love to you and Barrie from Keith and I

Kaz's Cats said...

Sending purrs and purrayers to dear GJ and lots of of love to MomCarol and DadBarrie...
(((Hugs)))
Tasha and Buddy and Karen (Mum)

pbgmomof5 said...

Dear GJ's Pawrents ... all five of us are praying & purring for the king of the Orangeys, Mr Ginger Jasper. As many have said CRF can be managed through fluids and special diet ... our Mom did it for many years with the one who went before, PeeWee.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Many many purrs from the Big Piney Woods.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Many purrs from Bournemouth, he is in the best hands, My prayers are with all three of you.
Take care.
Yvonne.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Carol and Hubby, at least they know what is wrong now. We had exactly the same thing with our old girl Kara. When they flushed out her kidneys it gave great results and we had some precious time with her. Ginger Jasper is in our thoughts as you both are. Love to you all and special gentle hugs for our fluffy friend. Extra love, Carol, Stella and Rory

meowmeowmans said...

Even though this is not the news for which we were hoping, we are going to remain optimistic and positive, because we know that CRF can be treated. We are purring and praying in earnest that this will be the case with GJ!

We love you all.

Kevin, Tracey, Sammy and Moosey

Kari said...

As long as there is some kidney function left there is hope and that's a good thing. We are praying that the kidney flush works and that gets our little man back on his feeties.
Ginger Jasper has done so much to enrich our lives. He had brought sunshine, love and hope to us on days where there was precious little other than dark clouds for as far as we could see. We are sure that many of his friends feel the same way. Now is our time to help him. We would consider it an honour to help him get well. Hopefully ML wil make a chip in button.
The focus right now is to get him well. Let us help.

Mark's Mews said...

We 3 are purring as hard as we can for you 3...

HotMBC aka The Hotties said...

We is sending lots n lots of Hotties PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRs n luvs too.

MrsB said...

Lots of love and purrs for your furbaby....they are just so precious to us. We are all praying for GJ.

xxxooo

Martha and Bailey said...

Our paws are crossed. Sending virtual hugs to you all - we are so wishing we had a magic wand and could make this all better for you.
Much love
xxxx

Huffle Mawson said...

Mum is in tears and I am so upset. I'm sending my biggest get well purrs ever.

Kari said...

P.S. Barrie is a very extraordinary, very special person. From not a cat person to a father grieving his cat son's illness. God bless him

Maggie Mae said...

Miss Carol,
We are sendin' extra boxer puppy prayers to our furiend GJ and to you and Mr. Barrie.

Healing Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

We are purring as hard as we can that Jasper will be feeling better soon. Kidney disease can be managed. There are various treatments, depending on what labs are off. Hugs and purrs to you and Jasper.

Laura and Taffy

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

Carol and Barrie....we hold you so close and dry your tears...I have walked your road and we will help caryy you through this....do not worry about the money...we WILL raise it with our auctions. We are family here on the CB and love our brothers and sister kitties....

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Sending you all the purrs we can muster. We are keeping GJ in our thoughts and prayers all the time and hoping that we'll hear positive news from you soon. Please know that we are sending you strength as well. Wish I could give you a big hug...

Love from Lou, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles...

Prancer Pie said...

We are purring and purraying very hard fur you, GJ! You can do this!xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Purrs to the Mom and Dad, too. We understand the tears. xoxo

Agnes B Bullock said...

Lots of prayers fro Ginger Jasper! We lost our Persian to kidney failure four years ago and I mourn him still

SuziQCat said...

GJ and family...we are purring so hard for you right now. Please help those treatments to work, so you can feel better GJ.

~Four Crazy Cats

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

We are sendin' heali' purrsez your way Ginger Jasper. We know dat you are loved & dat da power of LOVE healz.

Max said...

I am purring really hard for Jasper...super hard...

Freya's Staff said...

very sorry to hear the news - Love and purrs to all three of you!

xxxx

Daisy said...

GJ, please stay strong! Harley and I are sending our very, very best purrs for you!

ABBY said...

We are so very sorry to hear this. WE will continue with our purrs and prayers and join with the other purrs from all around the world for GJ. Just imagine that...from all over the world, purring in unison for GJ>

((((purrs and hugs))))
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are so sad to hear this news. WE will be purring our hardest for Jasper!!!! Hugs to you Carol and Barrie.

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ and mom Nancy

Wonky Girl said...

Sad news.
Real men cry for their cats, it's ok to shed tears.
Praying for your sweet sweet kitty.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Jasper we gots purrs goin, the mom's foster kittehs has purrs goin and we want to help you fight this.

Molly
Shadow
Trooder
Mooch
Foster Kittehs
Mustachio
Pistachio
Black Jack

Mango said...

That is grave news indeed. We are with you during this difficult time.

Mango Momma

Derby, Ducky said...

Carol and Barrie, our eyes are all leaky from reading what is going on with GJ. Sending purrs, prayers and hugs.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry.

Eva & Gracie's Mom

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending our best comforting purrrrrayers to GJ, Carol and Barrie.

ppuurrrrrrrr

Clooney said...

Come on GJ, let's pull through this little buddy! We need you to get better and feel better and come home to your Mum and Dad PRONTO! Industrial strength purrs coming your way for the kidney flush to work and for your kidneys to function. We join everyone in good thoughts and prayers for your recovery and health. We love you GJ. Our thoughts are with you Mom Carol and Dad Barrie.

Au and Target said...

Oh hell! We're sending huge purrs and hoping for a Christmas miracle. We're thinking of you all...

GreatGranny said...

Katnip Lounge gave some encouraging words and I so hope and pray this will happen for Your precious GingerJ. We love him too. We will keep him in our thoughts and prayers.
xoxo Kassey and her Mom

m.q said...

we purrs hard for you GJ
hope everything will be ok

BoBo Salem, ChaCha, Kochie, Sachi, Oren and Rambo
Meow Meow Family

Percy the Cat said...

We are sending all the purrs and purrayers we can! Get better, GJ buddy!

Lots of love and purrs from
Percy, Pandora, Zowie and their mum

Jacqueline said...

Loud purrs and lots of prayers for you precious friend...Please hang in there and recover, sweet boy=we love you so...hugs and love to all of you...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrrs and purrayers for you Ginger Jasper!! We are purring for a good report from the vet!! Lots of love and hugs for you and your Mom & Dad!!
Your TX furiends,

Wyatt said...

We are praying for you G.J. You are our favorite cat!! Get well soon.

Love,
Wyatt and Stanzie

Cat said...

Oh no, what news! I'm praying for Jasper and the boys are purring their hardest!!!!

Shawn said...

Carol we are praying for GJ to feel better.

GJ, Chloe and Cecil are sending purrs your way and all their paws are crossed to send healing light your way. Winston sends Wirey hugs to give you strength to fight off the kidney disease. Feel better handsome man.

Oui Oui said...

Oh! We feel just awful. We are purring and purraying for a miracle! We hope things are not as bad as they seem. Poor sweet GJ! Poor Mom & Dad too! Our hearts go out to you all.

Bellen said...

Good luck, Ginger Jasper, and the best of wishes from all of us here.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

I know GJ can hear my purrs, they're as loud as I can make them and Ham is adding his as well... GJ please, please be well. You're such a special boy to so many.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Dearest Ginger

How I loved drawing your beautiful face. We are purring and praying dear sweet boy.

Katie Kat
Katie Too
Bootsie Woo
Maxwell Tigger
and the seven foster kittiez
Tommy, Sammy, Miri, Toeby, Boo Boo,
Jazzpurr and Jordi.

Chesney Cats said...

We are purring & purraying our hardest for dear GJ. Maa's sending hugs & prayers. He's just got to get better!

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Sending lots of love, warm thoughts and prayers that GJ will pull through this one.
Hang in there, Carol!
With love
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Momma Tea (also Ronnii, Uji and Izzy whose open ids wont work) said...

Wee is all prayin n sending our bestest healin vibes fur Jasper cos wee does lovs him. Sendin hims n yoo gentle huggles too
Lovs
Ronnii, Uji, Izzy & Momma Tea
xxxxx xxx xxxx xxxxx

Frankie Furter said...

Add my Strong
VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

CCL Wendy said...

We are purring as hard as we can and sending healing vibes to GJ and pawsitive energy to the vet so they can help him get through this crisis.

We love you, GJ! You're a fighter -- we know you can make it!

Brian said...

We all love you GJ.

Kari in Vegas said...

Oh dear I am starting to get teary too

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Scout 'n Freyja said...

My ♥ is in my throat. I am so very sorry. PURRaying that JG feels better and begins to eat with this new treatment. Please know that your sweet boy is thought about and loved all the way over here in northern Michigan.

The Musketeers said...

We are sending and saying lots of prayers over for you. Paw crossed fur your recovery. Sending lots of goldies and schnauzer hugs and kisses over.

Oskar said...

Oh Ginger Jasper & family we are praying even harder.

Hugs & love,
Oskar & Pam

Piappies World said...

We are all keeping our paws crossed for you Ginger Jasper. Please hang in there with your pawrents.

We are praying for you from across the miles.

Love,

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai, Wai-Max & Forgie

Mr Puddy said...

Oh dear GJ , my lovely friend.
I do paws crossed and send purring to you like crazy ! Please Please fight for it. Me and mom love you so much.
Luv
xoxoxo

Roberta @ Silverwalk said...

Jumped over from Loving for a Living - purrayers and gentle woofs being said for Ginger Jasper, Lucy and you who love them.

Shane Kent Louis said...

Ginger, hope to see you soon,and praying for a good health and comfort.


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Sagira said...

You can tell how much you and GJ's dad love him so. We lost our boy August 4th and it is so hard to go through all this worry and not knowing when the right time is. My heart goes out to you and your family.