16 July 2012

A little catch up and purrs galore........

Hello everyone, a small update on a few things that are going on for us. we wont go on and on because no one wants to hear lots of doom and gloom but there has been an awful lot of gloom going on. Mum is working through it and does feel a little more positive now.We have got lots of pictures to show you from the Olympic torch passing us and other things that happened near by. we will try and show you some over next few days. Firstly though, one of mums big worries is our little Thumbalina, Alivia. Alivia is still having many health problems and going back and forward to hospitals. They just don't seem to be able to find what the problem is. At first they said milk alergy, then thyroid problems, then this and that. Alivia is still only 10lbs 8 oz and is almost 6 months old, she weighed 7lb 13 1/2 when born so is way too small now. We just hope they find out soon what is wrong as it is such a worry. She is though a gorgeous baby and so pleasant.
                        Mum has an ouchie on her face which was a small mole. It turned nasty and is a small skin cancer. The doctor thinks it is not the kind that spreads and that it will cut out. Because it is very close to the eye mum is going to the hospital to get it cut out and goes next week for that to be done..


              Our friends over at white dog army are taking part in the New Mexico puppy up walk against cancer. Our grandad is pictured on the poster and we are so proud to be able to take part in a small way against the awful disease that it is. You can see more about this
Here
                                       Our very good friends at Zoolatry are needing our prayers and purrs and woofs as their poppy goes through another gruelling round of treatment to keep the awful c at bay. we send them all our love, prayers and purrs at this time..
Visit Here
                                Mum has started to sort out pictures for the Olympics and this one is for the beam walking event...
You will probably remember that we tell you about grandma's plant. It always flowers early for grandma's birthday and again at Christmas. Well while there have been sads going on here it flowered just one flower. Mum likes to think that grandma is watching and sending love to her. When things are not going quite right mum gets a distinctive smell around her , it was what she smelled when at grandma's. a mixture of talc, cough medicine and flowers. Mum gets it really strong sometimes and thinks this is the same thing as the plant flowering. Dad thinks mum is daft because he does not smell it. What do you think..

Enough prattle for now.. Love to all.. Hugs GJ xxxx

41 comments:

Brian said...

We sure send tons of purrs to your Mum and to sweet little Alivia too. My Dad had skin cancer close to his eye and had it cut out too so tell Mum we understand. Love ya GJ!

Fuzzy Tales said...

We're sending our loudest purrs to your mum and to Alivia and to you all. Our grandpa had skin cancer on the end of his nose and that removed some years back now. Regular sun screen doesn't prevent skin cancer, your mum will need the kind that has zinc (?) in it. Her specialist probably has told her that already. That's what our grandpa has to use now!

Paws crossed that everyone will be fine, GJ.

The Whiskeratti said...

We're so sorry about all the bad going on right now. We hope everything gets sorted quickly for the baby, especially. Pawhugs.

BeadedTail said...

We're sorry to hear about the bad things going on right now and are purring really hard that everything turns out okay. Alivia is a little cutie pie and we are sending lots of positive thoughts for her to get well. We'll be thinking of your mum next week too. We believe that your mum really is smelling the scents of your grandma. She'll always be with her. Hugs and purrs to all of you!

meowmeowmans said...

We're sorry to hear there is so much difficulty right now. We are purring and praying for things to get better, especially for dear little Alivia.

We are purring for Poppy Vic, and for your Mum, and for your Grandmas plant. WE bet you are right ... that your Grandma is watching over you all and sending you much love.

Repositório said...

Purring for all creatures!!!!
GJ, have a nice and cute week!

Katie Isabella said...

GJ, I and mommy both have love in our hearts for Alivia and for your momma. And I have loud and rumbly purrs. xoxoxox

Marg said...

That picture of Alivia is sooooo cute. We are so sorry she is still having trouble. Sending lots of purrs and hee haws that they will find out what is going on with her. That must have has you worried sick. And we are sending more purrs so the surgery on your little skin cancer. Mom had one of those on her nose many years ago. We are sending more purrs that the Mom gets through all that with flying colors.
Now, we are sending many hugs to Ginger Jasper and to your Mom and Dad too. Good to hear from you.

Princess Jasmine said...

That's an awful lot of worries to have and we hope things start to get better for everyone. You are all in our prayers xxxx

Madi and Mom said...

Hi GJ...oh my goodness we are so sorry your sweet g-baby is still feeling poorly. Mom and I will send lots of purrs that her doctors are able to figure it out very soon.

Hugs to your Mom as she takes her turn at the hospital...keep us posted.
We are knee keep in Gymnastic photos.
Mom estimates we have close to 70 entries now.
Hugs Madi your BFFF

Simba said...

GJ, strong purrs for Alivia and for your Mum's op. Your humans and Alivia's parents must be worrying. We hope the doctors work it out very soon. GJ, that is an awesome balance beam picture of you.

Photo Cache said...

we are sending extra lotsa purrs for your mum and the little beanie. hugs.

Simba said...

Pee Ess: My Mom absolutely believes Christmas Cactus plants bloom as messages from our loved ones. Ours was Mom's mother's plant over 30 years ago before she died, and it always blooms in February for her Mom's birthday. As well as Christmas.

Katnip Lounge said...

We are sending you big purrs and warm hugs, and we think your Grandma is too. Love from all of us at the Lounge!

harrispen said...

So sorry to hear all your not so good news. Keeping fingers and paws crossed that all sorts out soon. I love that picture of you walking the fence.

Cindy & Nina

Max the Quilt Cat said...

We are sending you lots of purrrrrs to help with the worries. That little Alivia is a beauty and hope she will soon be the picture of health. Purrs to you to helop you cope -- that's for sure. We love you.

hugs, Max, Bugsy and Knuckles

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Sweet little Thumbelina Alivia, she is such a precious little doll. WE hope so much that the doctors can figure out what is going on. So unfair for a little one to have to be so frail.

Tell Mum we will cross our paws for her surgery to go well too. And we also have them crossed for Poppy Vic and Ann.

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

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A beautiful baby, hope they find out what is the matter with her,
Sorry to hear about your mum's mole turning cancerous hopefully it will be sorted out.....give her my love.
Yvonne.

Angel and Kirby said...

Your Mom is not daft! Our Mom smells things like that , too! Many years ago, a man was killed at Mom's work. Every so often, Mom and a co-worker could smell funeral flowers where he died!

WE are sending lots of purrs to your Mom and Alivia! It is just not fair that she is so sick!

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are sorry you all have so many sads right now!! We will purr very hard,especially for sweet Alivia!!!!
We do not think your Mom is crazy. We think she is more linked in to a special realm. We also think Grandma is sending positive vibes :)
Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

Pattyskypants said...

W're gonna purray fur yer mum and Alivia, but wanna say that it is SO good to see you up and about GJ! xxoo Patty & Bhu

Sparkle said...

Gj, we are sending lots of purrs your human's and Alivia's way! I can see why your human has been so preoccupied. I really wish they could find out what is going on with Alivia so they could help her get better.

Eric and Flynn said...

Good to see you GJ! We are sending lots of love and purrs for your mum and Alivia and all the family.
Our mum says she does believe that the distinctive smell is sent from grandma to let her know she is watching over all of you.

The Misadventures Of Me said...

Purrs to Alivia and to yer mum, its so hard when lots seem to happen. Our the mom believes what yer mum says is true - its a sign from above (our mom does that when she hears a certain song, which they never play, on the radio).

Fanks fer comin to my purrthday - I hop yoo had a blast!

Sir Trooder Lioncourt

Nola said...

Lots of soft barks and whines to your mom and sweet baby Alivia
Nola

The Island Cats said...

Thanks for updating us, GJ. We are purring for sweet Olivia and hope they figure out what is going on with her real soon. And we are purring for your mum and hope all goes well for her next week.

Prancer Pie said...

Such big worries! We will purr and purray fur the wee one. She is such a little doll and we hate to think of her being ill. (so cute though) Big purrs fur Mum's ouchie that she has to go to hospital to get cut out. Lastly, your Mum is not daft! Please keep us updated as possible. xoxoxo

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

Purrs all around. Its hard when there are many sads...

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are focusing extra powerful White Dog Army healing energy on your family and those in our blog community fighting such difficult battles.

We do not have enough ways to say "thank you" for sharing your granddad, GJ, to help us send the message that cancer.touches.everyone.

Strength and positive thoughts from the American SW...feel our paws and arms.

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh dear Ginger, there are a lot of things going on with your humans.
We hope the doctors find out what the problem is with little Alivia. She is such a sweetheart but we understand the worries re her weight gain.
Tell your mum we are thinking of her - these moles are a pest and better out!
Do take care of all your humans GJ and tell them we are sending lots of our best basset wishes.
xxx

The Chair Speaks said...

Sending purrs to sweet little Alivia and mom for the nasty mole to never return after treatment.
We think mom's right; grandma is definitely watching and sending love.
Cinders' on Fortekor for her heart and Azodyl for her kidneys. Are you on the same, GJ?

Molly The Wally said...

Wishing you good things. Happy Tuesday to you all.
Best wishes Molly

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope the hospital find the reason for Alivia's low weight gain and she starts to gain a few pounds. Sorry to hear about your Mum's "nasty" mole
and it gets zapped very soon. We've entered the "beam event" at the Olympics too GJ - perhaps between us we can make it gold and silver for the UK!!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

you do have so much going on and so much to deal with. I also hope they can find out what is wrong with sweet baby Alivia...

((((hugs))) to you with your upcoming procedure, we are certain that all will be fine!

I had bought my nephew that same Tiger in your photo. I bought it a few years ago!

Gattina said...

Not so good news in your home ! I had to convert Alivia's weight into kg, and yes, that's really not very much. Does she eat well ? Some babies are putting weight on later, and it is also a question of bones.
I had the same skin problem on one cheek, it had been cut out and it's really gone. It's only a little intervention when it is diagnosed at time. Hope it will all get better soon !

Terri said...

We are sending purrs and hugs to all of you. Sometimes it seems like the troubles never end...

Helena said...

GJ, please purrrayyy for Scooter, as I think he is on his way to the bridge... ::(

Kari said...

Is that the most adorable photo of Alivia!! So darling! A perfect angel!
Alivia has been in our prayers, dear GJ. We were afraid your absence might have had something to do with the baby feeling unwell so we started with our prayers and purrs. And no, your mum isn't daft. Your Gran is with her. My goodness, she even sent your mum the flower on her cactus as a sign. How much more assuring could that be? Our Gran had a cancer in the same area as your mum. It was very invasive but they got it all and the scar is invisible. It's nice to see your grandad. He looks like a kind
man. Love to all.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh! Wes knows the sads so well! Me wishes they would not visit us or our friends.
We sends yous guys lots of love and purrayers that things gets better soonest!
Kisses
Nellie

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We think it's wonderful your mom is able to get an occasional whiff of a scent she recognizes of her mom's. Of course your dad can't smell it, it isn't intended for him. :)

We hope Alivia will be doing much better soon. It's been hard on the whole family with her having health problems.

We send purrs and pawhugs for your mom's (minor, we hope) mole surgery to go perfectly.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Such a lot going on ~ we are sending you ALL love and healing and hoping these problems sort themselves out in a good way. Also condolences on the loss of your dear friend.

The mom, and Milo and Alfie xx