Monday, January 25, 2016

A heart MURMUR detected........Riot Boys..


We planned our whole weekend on Sumo's big day ...
we were doing
  our PART to stop LITTERING...
by getting him Neutered today!

I did not sleep well, possibly just a worried Pet Keeper Mumm.
We fed him very well - all his favourites yesterday because after 6:00 pm
he was not to eat anything till surgery, so he would not get sick during the procedure.
We made sure he rested .....


He got me up at 3:30 am this morning because he was so hungry, so
we cuddled together till he got restless and went back to sleep...
By 7:00 am we were out the door...He was in his crate, his fav blanket
with Monchat's smells too....his cone ( e-collar) ....with a label..
Sumo is my name-I am FEROCIOUS! 
All tied up with a buffalo plaid print. I grabbed a coffee,
heated his seat and car so the cold would not shock him too much...

I felt I had everything....I did not pay attention when I saw the warning
signe about the remote control. I did not think I had forgotten my cell phone...
We knew we were about 45 minutes away so we allowed for some time
in case we got stuck in traffic....

WElllllll, I missed my cutoff even though David and I drove
down yesterday to be sure I knew where the Lincoln Humane Society
was located...I ended almost in the US before I could turn around..
We made the appt, with 1 minute to spare....WHEW....
I get Sumo settled in, spoke to a wonderful Vet Tech, who assured 
me he would be well looked after...

I get out to the parking lot, I  have no starter for my car, no cell....
I asked a lady who was also dropping off her daughters cat
if I could call BMW for service.... my sweet friend Kim answered the phone
and had their wonderful Ray-pick me up, drive me home, get my starter,
drive back to Lincoln Center....and drove home...
Ohhhh we also we're inches from being a STATISTIC, an 18 wheeler
was falling asleep at the wheel... EGADS!
I came home to the phone ringing 4 hours after first leaving in the am....
It was David, he said I have to get back to the Lincoln Centre, Sumo was not
getting neutered today..."he has a heart murmur"...

Of course my heart sank....not my little boy....
I gathered all of my strength-wiped the tears from my cheek...
Grabbed Monchat..figured he may as well come along, he could keep Sumo
company in the large crate I took along ohhhh and some kibbles for them
to munch on...That was such a good idea...

It seemed a long drive....Monchat kept looking up at me, possibly
knowing his happy MUMM was not that today....
He just kept quiet all the way...we kept each other company. 


When I went in the centre, I took Monchat in too and put him in with Sumo
and both were so excited to see one another......All the way home
they cleaned each other and fell asleep after a  feast I brought along
and all was well in our world again...


As soon as we got home they wanted to play....Sumo showing no signs of a heart problem...
We will be watching him carefully, he has an appt in March to be checked again...
possibly his heart murmur will correct itself....I will still worry of course...

T-cup was even glad to see the boys back...she has never been ill in 16 years..
never been to a vet for any check ups and her heart is good.....

he was playing with one of my graphs...he loves it because he can slide on it...he was holding onto this one


I had baked cinnamon buns on the weekend...so I thought this lady needs a treat...
I put some dough in the oven and poured some
hot brew. and waited for one to rise......Sumo loves the smell of coffee...
Apparently Monchat too. They both sat by my side while I settled my mind...x

I love how the sun just kissed them all today....perhaps a sign that there is so much sunshine to come... so we had one cloudy day..

While I had my treat, I served up some PURE BITES for the Riot Boys...
FREEZE DRIED Chicken BREASTs....they love these treats..
100% natural...

All this excitement, requires a NAP...
HOME sweet HOME ...
More God Kisses...another reminder to enjoy every moment....

I need a nap! 

heard from our breeder Sandy, both Sumo's parents have no heart issues....it could very well be
Sumo just had a hiccup....he will be well looked after and we will monitor him well....

He will be seeing our vet in a couple of weeks...so today is a better day!

60 comments:

  1. Awww Samm, so glad you are all home safe and sound. Seems like quite a frustrating day of close calls! I love how you focus on the sunshine. Here you are finding the joy provided by the watchful eye of those angels who are looking out for you and yours. Lots of love sent your way, and I know Sumo will grow out of this. With all the love you give those little critters of yours their hearts are bound to skip a beat! Your pictures are so beautiful. xxx

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    1. funny how when we are all under our own roof, peace comes to us all. It was a day of close calls that is for sure. My heart is certainly heavy today...like any Mumm of any pet, we worry when things are just not right...tomorrow is another day, I think we all will sleep better tonight....loved your note xx

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  2. Well...certainly glad you made it home safe! Sorry to hear about your baby boy, but he'll be fine...and they sure are pretty.

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    1. Thanks Marjorie, glad yesterday is the past lol...we were all in bed early..

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  3. I have to believe in my heart, that this murmur is simply because he's a growing boy! I just know he's going to be fine no matter what. He's happy, he's loved and he's just way too pretty. You might consider moving his appointment up for your peace of mind, with your regular vet. I don't put a lot of stock in what they have to say at Humane Society clinics or in how they practice medicine.
    We once adopted a 6 month old llama, named Lucky knowing there were heart and lung issues, they just weren't sure what those issues were or what to do about them. The poor little guy had gotten so worked up being handled for chest xrays and being loaded for transport that he had gone into respiratory arrest twice. Nobody was sure he was going to survive long enough to get to us. But,survive he did. I continued the meds (diuretics) he arrived with and observed him after doing so. What I saw, was that his breathing became more labored, to the point of scary, after the meds, and we decided to dc them. Definite improvement. Then our vet, who was doing a lot of llama research when little was known in the US about caring for these guys, came to see him for the first time and announced that he had a heart valve that wasn't closing all the way and let me listen to it go Lub-Swish instead of Lub-Dub as it should have been doing. He recommended that we take him back to the ranch he had been born on. Not an option! We decided to count every day that we were blessed to have him, happy and reasonably healthy as a bonus and just love him as long as God allowed us to. Lucky grew, a bit too much because we gelded him early due to the overhandling he had experienced in his first 6 months along with that he developed some of the structural issues that later research told us about. But, he also became a most wonderful & patient baby sitter to our oldest son. He even did 4H one year. He then became a wonderful Great Uncle babysitter to the weanling crias that came along later in our lives as our herd grew. His life was filled with purpose and adoration. Bless his sweet old heart, he lived well beyond those 6 months. He was 18 years old, when he laid his head down to rest for the last time, and we are all the richer for it!

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    1. HI Nancie...he has been to 2 other vets before this appt. no one picked up on his murmur...I am pleased though that this vet did not proceed, being cautious has a much better result. Monchat has an appt next week, so I am going to bring along Sumo to be checked anyway...I so appreciate your note....my mind is certainly eased..

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  4. ooh Samm, I will say prayers for your sweet boy. Whilst reading this post, I got the distinct feeling of calm..I just know, he's going to be ok! You rest as well sweet lady. xoxox Christel

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    1. Hi Christel....well it is morning, he is sitting on my desk, happy as can be and yes we are both calmer...I will celebrate every moment with this wee fella...he is such joy... his purrs are just a reminder that things will be fine...x

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  5. Oh no!!! I hope that the murmur will correct itself and life will continue around the kitty house.

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    1. HI Mary....we have learned since many do outgrow this, it was just a shock yesterday after all that happened..he is only a grade 2...so that is good..x

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  6. Oh my gosh! I was stopped in my tracks when I saw the beautiful picture of your kitty!!! What an absolutely gorgeous cat (but now, in looking at your blog header it looks like you have TWO of these beauties!! They are both so beautiful!! Wow.

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    1. Hi Tina..yes our riot boys can do that...he is a beaut...there was a young boy at the centre who thought he was a beautiful racoon ...lol He was surprised when he saw him up close that he meowed...lol

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  7. I'm so glad your little Sumo was checked over so well before they started. Hopefully his heart problem will correct itself in the next few weeks and they can try again. For now, I think I detect a little relief in his eyes!

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    1. HI LInda yes they are very thorough....and the fact that we have 2 more appts till then with diff't vets will assure us all...he will be fine..x

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  8. Can't stand these cute little creatures! They are so adorable!!! Mmm...cinnamon buns...I think I can even smell the aroma..

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    1. Hello Daria...ahhh cinnamon in our home is quite common, it is no wonder our cats love the smell too....they are so sweet :)

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  9. I send you all my luck I can at the moment! Everything will be fine and how they sad: it can be well after some weeks and months. He is young and strong and such a gently little cat. So, everything has to be good! But I can imagine how you feel. It's the same to me at the moment. I'm hoping and my mind keeps thinking everytime of the day about my biggest wish at the moment. I hope this time everything will be well and if the next two weeks are over and everything well, I will be soooo happy again.
    Greetings from Germany, Rike

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    1. Hello Rike, thank you for your note...he is strong, and he has gained a good amount of weight, and he eats and plays well. I just know he will be fine...just a delay ...it was a bit of a shock at first, but watching him this am, you just know he is fine..xx

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  10. They are all so sweet and fluffy! Oh! Hugs to them all!

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    1. I did better for you you Olga...I kissed their heads ..xx

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  11. Hi Samm our first Airedale terrier, Kelly, who was actually my Mom's dog (we had her when my Mom passed) was born with a heart murmur and we were told when she was a puppy that she may not live as long because of it. She left us aged 14 having had no problems at all. She ran, she jumped she played she did everything and only slowed down in the few months before she left us. I will be thinking of you and dear Sumo. Hugs, Susie x

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    1. HI Susie...I have read some stories that murmurs can correct themselves and I don't think I could slow him down even if we tried xx

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  12. Oh Dear please keep those positive thoughts front and center. So very thankful you are all safe from such a day of trials. Sunshine Smiles...

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    1. It was a day that won't be forgotten, a big reason it is nice to blog it....a journal for them...we are all good this morning x

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  13. Oh hope everything went o.k., he will be pretty tired today.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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    1. we are all good this am....so you are right, every thing is better today x

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  14. Dear Mme Samm, what a day you had yesterday, understand you are shocked about his haert murmur. This hasn't to be a big problem, my 2,5 year old cat Midas has one too and it didn't prevent him of growing up to a strong, healthy and lively adult cat. At his last medical checkup the vet told us that despite of his murmor, he is in top condition.
    It is very wise the surgery was cancelled, cats with heart murmur can still be neutered but they need a special procedure. I am not a vet but a cat mom like you and figured it out on google.
    Hope my story will cheer you up a bit and a lot of hugs for Sumo and the others of course. Greets, Nienke

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    1. yes Nienke, your story and note lifted my heart...today is another day and I just know from the sounds and looks of him this is just a delay...we all feel better this morning x

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  15. Sumo will be ok, maybe just a temporary thing.
    Love the last pic of Monchat & Sumo snuggling together.
    They have become the bestest of friends!
    Marilyn

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    1. Oh Marilyn, they are always together, and bringing Monchat yesterday was the best medicine for Sumo on our way back...they are a treat to watch

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  16. Hugs and prayers for you and your sweet kitties ... <3 Pat

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    1. ahhh so nice of you to send those along Pat. x

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  17. What an adventure for all of you. So glad to hear all are doing better. Both know their Mum cares for them very much. Love the last picture of the two of the snuggles up together. That bun looks pretty delicious. Wishes that today will be a much better day. Kitty kisses.

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    1. well I m heading to sewing studio...and our sweeties are gems today....we are all happy to put yesterday behind us....xx

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  18. Poor Sumo - and poor Mumm! What a day you had, but it's all behind you and Sumo will "outgrow" whatever this little hiccup and all will be well. Rest easy. :) blessings, marlene

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    1. well we are both fine today....and rest well he is but I have some stitching to do wink..

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  19. Your cats are so beautiful!! So cute! Poor Sumo, but he will ok again. And also, poor kittens mum with all the dear worries.

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    1. worries is part of being a mumm isn't it? whether pets or kids..we always worry xxx

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  20. Deep breaths, sweetie, deep breaths. Your kitties are so in tune to you, you have to be calm for them. Focus on the sunshine, both literally and figuratively. It's going to be okay. I am sure of it. (And I am SO glad you did not become a statistic! :0 ) Hugs.

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    1. Oh I have M.A. that is so yesterday....and yes our kittens today are resting and seem quite content...What I have concluded..these boys must travel together, they really calm each other down....and yes imagine being a statistic, certainly was not in my plans lol.

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  21. Maybe such strange journey, missed his buddy he picked up a bit of anxiety that unsettled him..fingers crossed beautiful boy just had a little glitch..so love the pictures of the boys asleep... Sunshine always a good sign in my book...take care xxx

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    1. it could very well be...they are so close...we decided from this day forward they will go together for appts.. well at least for the ride...and yes we are praying that is all it was too xx

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  22. I know nothing about cats but I wish you all the best for your baby!I am sure things will work out fine. Be patient and believe!AriadnefromGreece!

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    1. HI Ariadne, they are not much different than any pet that you love and care for...love them,feed them and provide them with the care they need and you have a loyal friend for many many years...xx and Yes I DO BELIEVE, he will be well

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  23. Poor Samm, I feel so sorry for you, since you are the one that will lug that heavy weight of concern and fear around with you until you see the vet, and Sumo will just be his happy, playful self, blissfully unaware that he might have something unusual going on within his little body. I guess I will add you and Sumo to my prayer list, which is getting really lengthy these days. Hugs and love for you and your feline family.

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    1. HI Sylvia...we are all doing better...his mom and dad have no history nor brothers and sisters, so perhaps it is just a little hiccup...We are pleased the vet did not take any chances...and we will be seeing another vet in a couple of weeks...he seems oblivious of course to it all..playing like a child in a playground....All prayers always appreciated..xx

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  24. Hi Samm dear, sorry to hear this but it may well be nothing. Let's hope so.
    My Carmello is diabetic. I have to give him insulin twice a day. He is 12 and we hope to keep him going for a long time. He and Sonia get as much love as humanly possible daily! Having lost our other three girls ( one was Carmello's Mommy) makes us appreciate them all the more. Furry hugs!!

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    1. HI Sue....well we are all doing much better today...it did take a lot out of all us...so we rested today... and your sweet Carmello....I so believe they choose us cause they know they will be cared for xxx I so appreciate every moment....that is what they teach me too..

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  25. Oh dear. I do hope he will be alright the next time he goes and sees them - and it was just a little hiccup today. He sure looks wonderful. and the photo of them at the end is such a keeper!

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    1. Well if a couple days is any indication of health and vigor, he will be fine...they are both so photogenic, it is a pleasure to capture their moments..

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  26. Everything will be OK! Sweet wonderful kittens!!!

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    1. ahhhh now that is a note that brings a smile to my face...yes I do agree, everything will be fine

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  27. holy cow! that was quite a day. Mentioned this to a friend I work with and she said her cat has a murmur and he's 7! She said that any procedure has to be specially scheduled because with the murmur nothing is done the same way a non-heart murmur cat would be handled. Your little ones are in a loving, caring home, so I'm sure he'll be just fine! I love T-Cup - she's just a tiny bit older than my Growltiger and has similar coloring. I did think about another cat but after I came home from visiting the shelter and she smelled other cats on me, she was really annoyed - even hissed at me (which she's never done), so I suspect she's my last cat. So we're 2 old ladies dealing with our aging bodies and cuddling when cuddling is needed. Love seeing your little guys - they are so beautiful.

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    1. thanks for your note, it certainly lifts my heart...and aging with our cats..that will be our story tooxx

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  28. Oh what a day, what a day! Love to you all!

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    1. thanks Corrie..feeling the love...all of us...we are all better today x

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  29. Oh no! What a horrible day! Poor Sumo, poor Samm!
    But I am sure, everthing will come to a good end!
    I hug you!

    Hilda

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    1. HI Hilda, he has had a good week...he has an appt with another vet to check him over...he does not seem to be slowing down and certainly now showing any symptoms of any heart troubles...I certainly was scared on Monday, always a shock when they call you and tell you your sweet kitten has a heart murmur...So he holds onto his little manhood for a while longer...wink x

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  30. Are your beautiful boys ragdolls?

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    1. helllllllo, sumo is a seal-bicoloured and monthat is a blue point mitted both ragdolls from the same breeder but from two different litters

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