10 December 2011

We witnessed a little magic today...

Hello everyone.. Sorry for the late report but it has been quite a day. Jasper has eaten zilch nothing since coming home on Thursday evening. Barrie has tried everything humanly possible to coax, tempt but not a glimmer. We went to the vet today with a very heavy heart knowing what was ahead. We saw the main man today who listened and shook his head, he sad that Jasper would rapidly go into decline without eating. Then after examining Jasper he said there was something he could try if we were willing, in fact two things. The second one was tablets that are no longer made here but are usually really very good to stimulate appetite, he had just a very few tablets left and if we agreed then they were jasper's. We of course agreed because as the vet said we were at desperation stage now and trying anything. These tablets were safe with Jasper's heart and kidney condition too as many appetite stimulants were not.


The first thing the vet suggested sounded weird but he said could work very quickly, so quickly that a dish of food needed to be ready and waiting. This involved giving Valium intravenously. We again put our faith in him and said lets go for it. Now what happened next was pretty amazing to witness and if we hadn't seen for ourselves we would not have believed it. The nurse prepared some food, the vet shaved jasper's leg and I held him close. The needle went into the vein and the Valium went in. I felt Jasper sag down to the table with legs splayed and head down and both Barrie and I both thought how on earth in this state can our boy eat anything. The vet brought the dish around to Jasper's head and it came up. The vet then started to hand feed Jasper. The magic magic thing was that he ate it up. I carried on while the vet popped out and he ate it all. It was very emotional and we could hardly speak with emotion. We had it explained that the Valium is given IV and it shoots straight to the sensor in the brain for appetite. Wow. It was a one off thing and a last ditch attempt but wow... We start the tablets tonight for the next couple days and pray that Jasper will now eat on his own. We go back on Monday morning and will try every food available to tempt. We found out today that Jasper's kidney's are no good and we know we are on borrowed time but if he eats and with medication we could have More borrowed time to enjoy our beloved boy.. Come on GJ you can do it..








Thank you all so much for your continued support..

Love Carol Barrie and GJ xx

126 comments:

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

In life, it is every single moment that counts, every smile, every purr, every bit of love. Enjoy your lovely boy and, GJ, let yourself be loved and spoiled. It is the now and only the now that we live.

All your friends
at The Poupounette

Melody said...

Oh..Im overwhelmed with happiness for you guys. Hopefully GJ will keep eating and maybe his kidneys will get better too.
Thanks for the pictures. I've really missed seeing him. Im still praying for your sweet boy. He's all I've been thinking about lately. I just want him to get well.
We Love You GJ...sending lots of Purrs your way. You and Barrie are in our thoughts too..we continue to pray for strength for you guys.
God Bless You

Sparkle said...

I am so happy that you ate, GJ! That's the best news I've heard in a long while! I am purring for you to continue eating so that you have as much time as possible with your humans. You are all in my thoughts.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We are torn between smiling and tearing. So glad for this update. We have been worried, as have all your friends. So glad you saw the vet who knew a "secret" to getting GJ to eat. Now if he will just start eating on his own.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

I am overjoyed for you all. I know just how important quality time is with anyone you love ~ and even though GJ maybe on borrowed time, I can understand just how much you want to spend time with him. Sending him and you both love and purrs and hopeing he continues to eat. xxxxx

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Wow - amazing! We're sending purrs and prayers and love. Keep eating and be well!

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

Oh, borrowed time is better than no time and we are hopeful that however long you have together that the love shared will be sweet and tender and while we know because GJ's kidneys are not going to rebound, if he will eat and feel better...each extra day is a gift. Teri says she feels bad that she didn't mention appetite stimulants before, and yes, it is amazing how it works on the brain so fast when given IV. There are tablets, and they take about 15 minutes to work...did your vet send you with any of those to use at home?

Eric and Flynn said...

That is good news that the valium got Jasper eating. Although the injection was a one off, it has shown that Jasper is able to eat. We are sending our hugest purrs that the tablets will give him an appetite so he will continue eating and his health improve enough for you to all spend quality time together.
Love and (((hugs))) from our mum and dad too.

Punapippuri said...

We so so hope that this will have tempted GJ' brain into keeping on eating- come on GJ buddy boy, you CAN do this.
Continued purrs and paws crossed for you, and lots of head rubs to you both Carol and Barrie xxx

susanphoeb said...

Prayers do really work. Thank you, Lord. I'm crying as I write this note from elief that sweet GJ ate something. Please know that all three of you remain in our purring prayers.
Shadow, Joey and Susan

Judy Johnson of BayColonyDesigns said...

Your family and Jasper are in my prayers. (((♥♥♥)))
~ Judy =^..^=

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

It truly was a miracle! I cried and laughed when I read your post. Each day you have with your precious boy is a blessing.

Even though he is on borrowed time it doesn't have to mean the end is right away. Please ask the Dr. if daily Sub Q fluid feedings will help. This kept my precious Mr. Sunchine alive for five years after the Dr. told me he was on his last legs and was on borrowed time.

I'm praying for you Ginger Jasper. Take your med's and keep eating.
You are very much loved by so many.

Hugs
Iris

Brian said...

Any and all time with that precious GJ is so very valuable to all of you and I can't even begin to tell you how hard we are purring and praying for our beloved GJ. Not a single second goes by that GJ and his most wonderful family are not in our thoughts. Hey GJ, we love you big guy and we are standing right here with you pal. All our love, Brian, Sascha, Gracie, Zoe, Dolly, Precious, Dad and Mom.

Oskar said...

We love you & believe in you JG!

Hugs & love,
Oskar * Pam

The Meezers or Billy said...

ok GJ, good start, but you GOTS to eat more buddy! We love you and we want your Mom and Dad to haf MORE time wif you!!!!

{{HUGS}} to you MrJaspersDaddy and MrsJaspersMommy. we is purrrring our furry hardest!!!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! That's amazing but wonderful. Come on GJ--keep on eating! Your folks love you love you love you!

Jack, Persephone and Tenzing said...

Oh YAY!

Ha, valium has that effect on Jack too. We gave him valium to relax him when he had serious pee problems some years ago. Politest cat in the world about food normally...

In the space a few hours, he had cleaned out the kibble bowl, opened the cupboard, DRAGGED OUT a half full bag of kibble that probably weighed almost as much as him, and ripped it open. When I put that one out of reach on top of the fridge and refilled the kibble bowl, he cleaned out the bowl, opened the cupboard again, dragged out the spare (different) food, and tried to gnaw through the plastic bag. When I put that one out of reach on top of the fridge, he waited just long enough for me to leave the house, jumped up onto the fridge, knocked the first bag down and caused my roommate to come out to find out what the clatter was!

He had NEVER done that before, or since, and almost never jumps up on anything, much less the forbidden counters!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

So glad to hear that Ginger Jasper ATE. What wonderful news. Sending lots of healing purrs to GJ. Hugs & Love

Jasper McKitten-Cat said...

Thank you for such happy news. I know you are on borrowed time, but any time is a treasure. Keep it up GJ!

The Island Cats said...

We are happy that GJ ate some! Hopefully by eating, he will feel a bit better! We continue to purr for GJ and for you and Barrie. If we were there, we'd give you all a big hug!! Keep eating, GJ!! We love you!!

Wally, Ernie, Zoey and mom Sue

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're torn between a smile and tears, too, Carol. Everyone is purring and purraying so hard for GJ and for you and Barrie. We hope the pills stimulate his appetite and give you that extra quality time with him.

Peace, Blessings and universal Light to you all.

MrsB said...

Grab all the time you can...Mr. Kitty, Mr. White down here in Alabama say go for it! We are purring for GJ to eat for you and perk up.
Keep up posted.

MK, MW and MrsB.

A few Good Cats said...

Purraying that you have as much quality time as possible with your beloved GJ...

Katnip Lounge said...

This is such wonderful news! I'm so happy your vet is a good one, and willing to try anything for your precious little guy. I agree that borrowed time is better than no time at all--we had eight months with our Chuckles after he went into renal failure, sub-Q fluids 3x a week kept him happy and full of mischief until he asked to go. You can pack a lot of love into every day, that's for sure.
xx Trish

Hannah and Lucy said...

What an amazing vet - we are so pleased that GJ ate and you have him home with you for the weekend.
We know you will treasure him for every single moment you all spend together and we hope there are many, many of these moments.
Lots of luv Hannah, Lucy and Sue
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Painter Pack said...

What a wonderful vet you have! I am so glad that GJ ate!!! And yes, it may be borrowed time, but it's still time. Enjoy it and love it.

Sending healing vibes and praying for you all. Miracles still happen.

Whisppy said...

That is amazing. We hope the pills work and that GJ would start eating again. We continue to keep GJ and the both of you in our prayers.

Sweet Purrfections said...

Any time you have left with GJ is precious time. Give him as much love as you can, keeping him comfortable. He'll let you know when it's time. Sweet Praline did that for me. Truffle and Brulee and continuing to send healing purrs for GJ.

Mom Paula

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are all so excited to hear this. Mom was crying happy tears for you and GJ. We know things are still very serious, but any amount of added time with your beautiful beloved boy is wonderful. We hope the magic continues.

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

Max said...

Wow, I did not know that about IV Valium! Very cool.

They gave me those appetite pills when I wasn't eating, and it worked for me. I have paws crossed they'll get Jasper eating in no time...

Scout 'n Freyja said...

JG, you sweet, sweet boy. You need to eat, darling. It is furry imPAWtant that you eat. Your momma and dadda need some more time with you.

Old Kitty said...

Oh my stars! What a see-saw of emotions for all of you! What a gloriously happy moment to see your precious baby eat! I am so glad the vet did all he can to get GJ to eat. It's such a miracle!! I hope the appetite stimulant pills work. I've never heard of valium and such pills but they work. I am so teary-eyed just typing this. GJ is looking more and more like his old self, isn't he?!?! He is such a sweet boy and I hope hope hope hope hope he continues to eat and stay a very long while with you all. I'm so heartsick to think he's on borrowed time, I can't bear it, but yes every day is very precious - more so now.

GJ - please stay with us a while longer. Please continue to eat you sweet boy. We all love you.

Take care
x

Noll said...

Kisses & purrs for you sweet GJ. Hugggs to your Mummy & Daddy.

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

Through tears I write to you as I think of my dear friend in ill health. I am so glad that you have a vet that is working with you and giving you more time with GJ. When Opus was ill one vet gave up on him and lucky his mommie found a caring vet and we were able to have 2 l/2 more months of quality time. Time that was spent snuggling, spoiling, and loving. You will have this extra time and every minute that you share together is a blessing. My purrs are with you as you go through this hard time.

Simba said...

That is really something about the IV valium. I wonder if valium pills would work to help stimulate appetite too.

We know your time may be limited, but reading here from others who have had cats in similar circumstances, it seems if GJ can be gotten to eat, and maybe have sub Q fluids, things will improve for a while. And we know you are thankful for any amount of time with your boy.

Sending hopeful purrs.
Simba and Audrey

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Everybuddy, we are so happy for you all. Ginger Jasper, eat some more buddy. We love you to bits oh fluffy one. Your Vet has just given you the best Christmas present ever! Hugs and slobbers to all. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

ABBY said...

We are so grateful for this miracle and we do believe in more, so GJ just nibble some and get your strength back. We are ALL purring for you and purraying for you and your Mom and Dad.
purrs
Abby

Cory said...

We are beyond overjoyed that this miracle happened! The power of the purr does work!

Admiral Hestorb said...

I am grateful for the pills to help with his appetite. I know I seemed like a broken record saying it over and over. But without those, my little girl would not be alove today. We too are living on borrowed time but she's eating and she'll tell me when she's ready. He also gives her something called Serena once every 6 weeks for her tummy.

Purring and praying for your dear baby.

Julia Williams said...

Thank you for the update. That is quite interesting about the valium. I shall continue to send purrs and prayers, and hope he is eating today!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Purrrrrss for GJ & his beans. Hang in there, Jasper, and keep eating, please, OK?

jen and edda said...

Hugs, purrs, and prayers coming to you from us in northern California.

Marg said...

Oh Carol, that is amazing.We are sending many strong purrs that the tablets will work. Hope they can get some more.Oh GJ, we hope you eat and eat and eat some more. Lots of purrs and prayers coming your way. Hugs to Carol and Barry. I have been thinking about all of you today. Maybe the borrowed time will last for a little while anyway.

Mumsy and Furkids said...

Oh, sweet GJ we imagine that your tummy feels better now that it has some food in it after such a long time of going without. We are praying this will give you a nice jump start and with the pills you will have a good appetite and will eat so you can have lots of snuggle and loving time with your mom and dad. We love you GJ and are praying and pulling for you. Hugs and nose kisses

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

*hugs* Every moment is special, but none more so than the ones you didn't expect to get. We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed for GJ!

-Fiona and Family

Anonymous said...

We're so glad to hear GJ ate. Hope the pills continue what the IV did. We're purring really hard that you have a good bit more time together, but however long or short it is, know you'll make each moment special.

Hugs all around,

Lizzie & 3 kitties (reporting from Bermuda)

Max the Quilt Cat said...

HH has been out all day and we've been anxious for her to put on the computer so we could see how Jasper is doing... What a wonderful post. I'm so glad you have some hope at last. We are purring for you Jasper and counting on you to gobble up some more food with the help of those pills. All our love is coming your way, pal. Hang in there ... Our love is coming to Carol and Barrie too... We know you've been through so much... What wonderful parents you are to Jasper.

Special pawhugs to all of you from Max, Knuckles, Bugsy, and HH

Angel and Kirby said...

WE are happy that he ate! Borrowed time is to be treasured.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

We are s glad the tricks the vet did worked to get GJ to eat. Enjoy every moment with your special boy!

Kari said...

A Christmas Miracle! And that is what Christmas is all about, isn't it. Miracles and believing, really believing.
We are overjoyed to hear our boy is eating. The valium has arrested the anorexic spiral! Someone had to have had an answer, and you found him! And found him before it was too late. Borrowed time it might be , but any time is good.
I remember a sermon where it was said that prayer can move the hand of God when there is no other hope. His
hand moved today.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I couldn't wait to get out of work to be able to view the magic!

OP KS Kathie had shared it during our exchanges -

Paws khrossed and tail fluffed for GJ!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra and Phyll

Pattyskypants said...

Poor little guy!! Give him lots of lovin'! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

GJ! We are so glad you have eaten something! Now keep up the good work! We want you to have as much time with your Mom and Dad as possible! We will keep the purrs going!

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

praise the good LORD for the brilliance of the vet in remembering this treatment. we are thinking about constantly with hope and faith for a miracle to happen each day!!
love the cozy cottage

Madi and Mom said...

Carol, Barrie and of course sweet courageous GJ...we are happy to read this and say GOD BLESS smart vets willing to step out of the box!!
Hugs to you all and Bon apetite GJ.
Madi and Mom

Percy the Cat said...

We are purring! We hope Jasper continues to eat and get stronger. We're thinking of you all.

BeadedTail said...

We're so glad that Jasper ate and we are purraying that he continues to do so! It makes our heart happy that you are able to spend more precious time with your handsome boy! Please give him our love!

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Good boy for eating, Jasper! We are happy the vet found some medicine to help you get your appetite back, and we hope it keeps working! We will send you our pawsitive thoughts!

Maggie Mae said...

Happy news! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and MAx

The Whiskeratti said...

We will keep sending purrayers for your sweet boy.

Derby, Ducky said...

Goodness what a neat thing for the VET to remember. At least GJ got some foods. We hope the tablets work as well for a while.

Continuing purrs and prayers.

Mark's Mews said...

We are thrilled ta hear that GJ ate some food! Our purrs continue...

The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest GJ,
Me is so happy that the power of the purr is working. Keep up the eating1
Kisses
Nellie

meowmeowmans said...

Tears of joy and thankfulness here, too. We are so glad the valium worked such magic, and hope the pills help too. We of course will keep on purring and praying for you all. Love to you all!

Mr Puddy said...

Me and mom are leaking but we are overwhelmed by his eating !!! I still sent a ton of purrs to him.
Hugs
xoxo

Laura and Jet Dragon said...

Oh, GJ, keep eating, little one. We continue to send lots of purrs to you and your family.

Laura and Taffy

Summit the Super Mal said...

Woo there GJ~
We're friends of Khyra's and wanted to come over and give you a big ol' mally woo to feel better. Mom thinks you are adorable. Hang in there fella.
Summi and Mom

Criz Lai said...

Way to go GJ~ That's a good start~ :)

Endless purrs & prayers for your speedy recovery all the way from Penang, Malaysia.

Criz & the J Family Kitties

Nola said...

You can do it GJ!! Come on little friend, you can do it! For you, your people and us! To your humans from mine: I know how hard borrowed time is, you just have to do your hardest to hold onto whatever and however you can with him.
Hopeful Kisses and Hugs,
Dachshund Nola and her mommy

Bailey Be Good! said...

Saw a post on another site and wanted to stop by and offer some woofs & hugs!! {{{hugs}}} <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Asta said...

I am pwaying fow mowe and mowe magic!!!1
You can do ii Jaspew ..I'm sending extwa special stwong healing smoochies to help
love
ASTA

The Bleu said...

We know SO much about the battles, and we DANCE AND CELEBRATE THE VICTORIES!!!

We are with you wholeheartedly!

Life is best enjoyed... one day at a time!

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear that Ginger Jasper ate, and I hope and pray that he continues to do so. You can just feel the love in the pictures. God bless dear GJ, the both of you and your wonderful, caring vet.

Eva & Gracie's Mom

Cat said...

Hurray for valium!!! Borrowed time is better than no time at all. Come on JG, eat a little more :-)

Team Tabby said...

Good for you, GJ! We are praying you will continue to eat and gain strength.We are so sorry to hear about your kidney condition, but that meds can help you.

Cookie at our house has kidney trouble and has to eat a supplement along with his meals to keep his kidneys working.

All of us are purring for you.

Camie's Kitties said...

That is wonderful news that the valium worked so quickly. We are purring that he continues to eat. If the appetite stimulants that aren't made there any more are available here in the US (and they work), we would be happy to send them to you.

Cody and Gracie

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We believe in miracles...and the incredible power of love. Every second counts and we ask the Universe to bless you with time together filled with the contentment of just being, with peaceful dignity, with chances to speak your heart, and most important, with total love.

Jacqueline said...

We are so happy to hear the valium worked and are purring for those pills to finish the job=stay strong and feel better soon, sweetie...We hope the universe blesses you guys with much more time together=all we want for Christmas is for our precious friend to get well...love and hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

I am so glad that GJ ate. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you spend quality time with your kitty. Remember, we are ALL on borrowed time, so its wise to always 'live in the moment' and seize the day.
We love you!
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SA

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I am pleased that Jasper managed to eat. If it means you have him with you for a wee while longer and cherish each moment then of course you must try everything and anything,
My dearest thoughts are with you and I pray Jasper knows how much we all love him.
God bless.
Yvonne.

Chesney Cats said...

Bless his heart! We are purring our hardest that he will keep eating & have lots of "borrowed" time left!! Afterall, aren't we all on "borrowed" time?

Mama sends lots of love, hugs & prayers!

Esme said...

Ginger here is hoping that you are eating and your liver is heeling.

DaisyMae Maus said...

Wow! Happy hearts here to find that GJ has eaten and that the Valium worked! Magical! Good luck to you all. DMM is a fan of Gerber's ham baby food. Maybe GJ would like it, too?
Best wishes to all of you!
DMM

River said...

That is so interesting--I hope it will keep him with you for Christmas, too. Best wishes, GJ.

love & wags,
River the beagle

Clooney said...

Oh that is some magic for sure! Come on GJ, keep it up and please eat your Num-Nums. Sending you our biggest purrs and prayers that the pills will work and GJ will continue to have an appetite and eat on his own. Love to you all.

Sheldon's Mom said...

Jasper please eat more and listen vet.
We are purring every day.

Kat and the Furrsonality gang said...

Please eat, Jasper, we will send purrs and prayers your way!

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Oh GJ! We do hope that you eats more! We will be purring for you and your mum and dad!!!

The Chair Speaks said...

Yay! GJ, keep at it! Eat!
Our human went through what your mom and dad did. Our senior cat Cinders went through the same. Here's the link to see how skinny she was and her ribs could be seen.
Cinders is doing very well now with lots of supplement pills daily.

Parker said...

Valium was what saved Rudy last year. We are so happy for you!
Keep eating and we'll keep praying!

Everycat said...

What a miracle! This is wonderful news, hopefully the new appetite stimulant will work and once Jasper gets used to having a little food inside him he will start eating again himself. Still sending you all many purrs and much love.

Oliver, Gerry & The Apes xx

Father Tom said...

Dear Carol and Barrie,

We held our breath as we read this post! What good news for GJ! Who knew about the IV valium, anyway?? We'll pray that God keeps you all in his care as Ginger's appetite stabilizes. You can do it, my furriend!

Lots of love and purrs,
Tom, Mittens and Mom Julie

Hannah and Lucy said...

We just called again to send more love and kisses to GJ and to you both.
Luv Hannah and Lucy & Sue xx xx

Daisy said...

Sometimes, just eating and getting everything moving again can help bring back the appetite! I hope this is so for GJ!

Repositório said...

Oh, so great news!
I´m purrying now and ever for GJ!!!
My best vibrations to you!!!!
Kisses
Marilia & Bavarescats

possumlady said...

Yay! Keep up the good work GJ! The purrayers are still coming strong from our house to yours...

Nikita and Elvira said...

"Sassy, Sexy, Elvia Mistress of Felinity, waving pom poms, and, um, sashaying her behind like a Dallas Cowboy CheerCat..."

GJ, GJ, Rah, Rah, Rah!

Eat it up, eat it up, Hoorah!

"Arthritic old Nikita, blowing a horn in support..."

I'm too old for cheerleading, and I'm a guy, anyway, but...Yo, GJ, keep it up, we are pulling for ya!

Keisha said...

Hooray! Please keep eating so you can feel better. :)

Kari in Vegas said...

Doing a little happy dance for you guys!

Stop on by for a visit
Kari
dogisgodinreverse.com

ML, KC & Kitties said...

We'll take borrowed time.
All we can get!
Your post gave me goosebumps. Wow.
We -- me and cats -- were so happy to read this amazing news.
Love & Purrs,
Mom ML & Kitties

FURKIDSMOM said...

Mom just got home from her cruise and you're the first blog we checked and we're glad we did! Great news!


The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Martha and Bailey said...

We can only imagine how emotional that moment was!
It is so encouraging to know that you have a vet who is so committed to trying everything possible.
Time is precious and our paws are still crossed for more of it for GJ.
Much love
Martha, Bailey and Humans xxxx

Tillie and Georgia said...

Dear Jasper, we purr you have lots and lots of borrowed time in the bank ;) HUGS!!!!!
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure and JJ

Derby, Ducky said...

Sending our daily bunch of purrs.

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

Oh goody, like we Bears purrayed, just a bit mor time, not yet not yet not yet! Mor time for hugs and for saying 'thank you for being our furrend"

It is still oh so sad as I luv GJ, he is very kind and fluffy, and was very kind wen we lost our frend, FLuffy, hoo went to the bridge on 13th December last yeer. GJ wrote and sent us stuff an we hav never forgottid. I think Fluffy is watchin over him now and pawing him to eat a littol. It was her kidneys, too, so she noes how he is feeling. They ar both fluffballs so she will be thare close by.

Lots an lots ov Beary hugs from me an me clan.

SuziQCat said...

GJ we are all doing a happy dance here! We are thankful for loving parents willing to try something new to see if it will help. We are thankful that you ate for everyone!! Keep eating buddy and enjoy the time with your family. We will keep sending purrs to you.

Sam, Zorro and Bello said...

Though we are new hera, our thoughts are with you. May you have as much quality time with Ginger J as you need. Re appetite, when our brother Niles was disconnecting and not eating, mum got him to lap up chicken stock that she made every couple of days for him. and she would boil it for so long and so slow that the meat was all soft and he would eat some of that, too. Paws crossed for you and GJ.

Fin said...

Hoping your boy will rally.

Katie and Da Katz said...

Deerest GJ... we purrz fur you and am gladz fur dis wee bit of mirakul and purr dat u havez morh.

Katie and da Katz.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

keep eating Jasper- the world loves you.
love
tweedles

Au and Target said...

Oh poor GJ. I'm glad it helped and if it gives you quality time, then go for it! Maybe the kidneys can he helped along??? Your vet sounds pawsome so maybe he has another good idea. Thinking of you all.

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

Ohh WTG GJ , There are vets and there are VETS don't you think and it sounds like you have one of the pawesome kind and I am so pleased you have.
Continued healing vibes and prayers winging their way to Japser from the Kent Coast and snuggly huggles as well

Love
Momma Tea, Ronnii, Izzy & Uji
xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx xxxx xxx

Keith Andrea said...

.,oh a persian cat.,so cute


Dog Fence
It's all about Bichon Frise

Brian said...

Love you GJ.

HoundDogMom said...

Sending hugs, prayers, drool and power of the paw for GJ. Sniffs, The HoundDogs

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are amazed at this. We are purring that there is another miracle today with the vet. Purrs....
-JB

The Crew said...

Wow, what great news. God bless your wonderful vet!

Now listen GJ, you have to eat lots to get strong for your family.

Bellen said...

Hurrah for Ginger Jasper! Keep it up; you still have plenty of time to spend with your loved ones!

Melody said...

Just dropped by to check on you guys.
GJ..hope you are still eating.

We Love You GJ,
Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley

TK and Squashies said...

Dear GJ, we purrs that you will eat, so you can spend more happy times with your fambily!
Love, TK

The Life of Riley said...

We are thinking of you all, and sending our best wishes to GJ from New Zealand.

Love Riley (and his mum)

possumlady said...

Just sending you a daily dose of purrayers from the Herd:

Sweet Pea, Woody, Chunky Lisa, Oliver, Toby, Figaro, and Chloe

Kari said...

You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers, darling Jasper. And are we ever praying hard! We love you so much! Try your very best to eat. Take some power naps and feel better soon.
We send our love and prayers to your mum and dad. And just remember, we couldn't LOVE YOU more if you were our own. Kisses and hugs.

Sagira said...

That is some great news...headed in the right direction. I sure hope the pills work for GJ :)

fabulousflo said...

I've just popped over to your Blog from Mango's.

Five weeks ago I had an awful accident where I ran my lovely cat over. After a week where we couldn't feed her, followed by an operation, my vet used the valium trick, as he calls it. It got Fergus eating within 15 seconds and I know that it's that little bit of food that gave her body the strength to start fighting. I have everything crossed here that it does the same for Jasper. Fergus now has an 'Ovarid' tablet once a week to keep her appetite up. It is a hormone tablet but its side effect is that it's an appetite stimulant.

We are sending you all the good luck and positive vibes that we've had over the last few weeks; we know the roller coaster you are on all too well and will keep you in our thoughts.

H

Freya's Staff said...

what a wonderful story - What a lovely Vet too!