Wednesday, January 22, 2014

some tough news here at home...





Just a very quick post to say that I'm on an unexpected blog break. My computer is broken and to though that has kept me from letting you know about my absence here, to tell the truth the computer actually seems like nothing, since we found out that our Mouse is very sick. Ultrasounds show something scary in her lung and we are still testing, hoping it's something more treatable than cancer, like an infection, but it's not responding to antibiotics, and she has a bad cough... Of course we are heartbroken & I just haven't been able to reconnect online with it all. 

Sorry for the bad news, but I feel like you are all such good friends and you've all expressed the sweetest love for our fur baby in your comments on my crazy cat lady posts, so I wanted to let you know what was going on. 

To those of you who have been lovely enough to email me about your beautiful creations with my papers, I truly appreciate it, but I haven't been able to answer and I'm not sure when I will be back in the digital world, sorry about that.

Love,
Mel

P.S. The photo is one that I took when I found miss Mouse asleep in the paper recycling tray.

79 comments:

agravette said...

I'm so sorry about Mouse! We have a neighbor whose elderly, blind fur baby got kidnapped...she was later turned in at the animal shelter! Miracles do happen with our furbabies...I'm praying for you and your Mouse!

Holly Young said...

oh Melissa, I'm so sorry your little mouse is ill! I know how much our fur babies mean to us and I will keep you all in my prayers. Please keep us posted!

Crafting Queen said...

So very sory that Mouse is ill. sending lots of hugs to you and Mouse.

Karen Hasheck said...

So sorry to hear your sweet fur baby being so sick. Hoping and praying with you that it is treatable and she will be better soon.

Sue said...

Sorry to hear about Mouse,thinking of you all xx

Trish said...

I am sending you the biggest hug and well wishes for your sweet Mouse. And for you during this hard time.

Christine Kiehl said...

So sorry to hear about your little mouse. Sending positive energy and thoughts your way. Thank you for trusting us with your sad news. We do care!! Huggies!

Lisa Williams said...

Sorry about your sweet Mouse! Praying that everything will be okay! Hugs.

Lyngo said...

Sending Hugs and Prayers for your precious little Mouse .. and also for you . Take care .

Linda said...

Oh, Mel, I am so sorry. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. We will be waiting with open arms when you come back online.

Tiffany said...

oh goodness. Praying for your baby to heal quickly and that it is nothing serious. I KNOW what you are going through.. Just know I'm down here praying... love love love.

Debbie said...

Sorry about the scary news with Mouse. I pray that everything turns out well. Our furbabies become like children to us and it is so painful when they are hurting or sick.

Nicole Maki said...

I'm so sad to read this. You and Mouse are very much in my thoughts.

Our four-legged family mean the world to us and it's horrible when they're sick.

Praying things turn out okay.

Warmly,
Nicole

Dawn said...

aww, Mel sweetie....so, so sorry to hear Mouse isn't well. hugs and scritchy-scratches to Mouse, trusting you get some help for her.

christiane said...

I send you all wishes for your little Mouse !
Hugs

Elaine A said...

Mel -

Saying a prayer that Mouse recovers. I know how much she means to you.

Hugs,
Elaine Allen

Marianne said...

So sorry to hear about Mouse. Hope things will improve. Miracles do happen, you know. One of our cats went missing for 3 months and came back in perfect health and more cuddly than ever, and our ginger cat Kokkini survived a car accident last year and has recovered remarkably well. Sending positive vibes...

Beth Norman said...

I am so sorry Mel. I know what it is like to have a loved pet sick. We paid $1,000 for an emergency clinic 24 hr service only to hear that an operation would ccst $5,000 and without it, she would die. My heart breaks for you. Life needs to give you a break. Hugs, Beth

Michelle Liimatainen said...

Hugs, hugs and more hugs. we will ALWAYS be here when you return!!!! On a side note...I just picked up an AMAZING deal on a Lenovo computer at Lenovo.com. I purchased the Z10 idea pad with quad processors and a 17 inch screen, 8 gigs of RAM and a super fast processor. It was worth every penny! :) They have great specials every week. This is the 3rd Lenovo we have bought since Christmas...that's how impressed I am with them. One for dh, one for ds and one for me.

Tigger a(r)t work said...

English is not my motherlanguage, that means it is hard to say what I think, but I know all your heardbreaking feelings. We where 4 (2 with 2 legs and 2 with 4 legs) and they are the world for us.
We four sending positive energy and thoughts your way and all the best,
Tiggerchen

craftysals creative corner said...

keeping everything crossed for mouse, I would be a mess if my fur baby bentley was sick, they are so precious to us...... so all the very best wishes on finding out whats wrong and they get it sorted out soon xxx

PetraB said...

So sorry to hear about your little miss Mouse. I hope she will get better soon, they are so precious ....

PennyDuncan said...

So sorry to hear about your kitty....that is tough all by itself.....hoping for the best for him....Then to add to your mix the laptop issue...makes for a bad week I'm sure......Praying it all gets easier for you!!!

Paula Platoff said...

From one crazy cat lady to another....sending love and warm thoughts and purrs to you and Mouse.

Patti P. said...

Mel, you and Mouse will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love seeing your beautiful baby. We have one almost identically colored as Mouse that we call Monkey. We too have been having some medical problems with our babies. One is diabetic with two injections a day and Monkey with glaucoma. We also lost our baby girl Cricket this past year. Such a beautiful part of our lives and so hard when they have problems we cannot fix. Hope your news is good with Mouse and she is on the mend soon.
hugs......

Jackie Parkins said...

I am so sorry to hear that. I hope it does turn out to be something treatable. We have lost 3 cats this year to one thing or another and I know how hard it is when they're sick, it's such a helpless feeling. You will both be in my thoughts, give Mouse a smooch for me.

vdoyle8 said...

Prayers to St. Francis for your sweet Mouse - good luck!

Reindeermoon said...

I'm so sorry to hear that your little Mouse is sick, prayers got out for healing.

Love

Janine and kitty's Einstein and Gracie

Vicki said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Mouse, hopefully it will turn out to be treatable.

oscaralley said...

So sorry to hear Mouse. I hope they find something soon to make her all better. Praying for you Mel. Miss you lots!!
♥♥♥♥

Margaret McDonald said...

Love to you,Cand Mouse.
Take care,call me anytime
Love
auntie margie

Mary said...

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Praying that Mouse feels better!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Wishing your Mouse well.

Janice said...

Mel, I am truly sorry about Mouse. Our little critters become part of our families. With much prayers and thoughts, Janice

Leslie Hanna said...

Awww, {hugs}. We'll be here for you when you are ready. Take care! xo

marda said...

Oh Mel,
I know how worried and heartbroken in fearing the worse that you are.

My prayers and love for your dear Mouse in that they find an antibiotic to help her and that is all that she will need. Our furbabies are our souls with the love they give.

marda

T to the Essa said...

That is one precious, precious kitty picture. I love her name :)

I'm so sorry about your situation. If you ever need a distraction, shoulder to cry on, or words of love, you have a great community of wonderful people that are here for you.

Hang in there, lady <3

Lilymeister said...

I'm so sorry about your Mouse. I will keep her and you in my prayers.

Priscilla said...

sending prayers for your sweet Mouse and you.

eSeN said...

Hi Mel, I'm so sorry about poor Mouse! I hope it's treatable and that everything turns out well. Hugs!

Lauren Lanker said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Mel! Sending up a prayer for your sweet Mouse. I know how devastating it can be to know your cat is ill...and I hope she is on the road to recovery. Sending a squeeze!

Craftychris said...

Sending positive vibes and thoughts for the swift recovery of Mouse. Take care of yourself too xx

scrapkat said...

Oh Mel,I´m so sorry to hear that! Know so well how you feel! I lost my most loved cat in november to lungcancer! :(
Cross my fingers that Mouse will recover very soon and you will spared by cancer!

hugs by scrapkat

TinaS said...

Hi Mel, all the best for you and Mouse! Thinking of you both...
Tina

Claudia said...

Gosh I hope Mouse gets well soon. I'll keep you and your sweet Mouse in my thoughts and prayers (and keep my fingers crossed too just in case). It's so scarry when our furbaby is sick! Big hugs.

Carrie Sheridan said...

So sorry about your cat's illness. Thanks for letting us know. I have really enjoyed your blog.

Paula Gale said...

Hi Mel

So sorry to read about Miss Mouse. I know how worrying it is to have a sick pet - sadly. The week before Christmas I took one of my own cats to the vet because she just started acting strange like she didn't know where she was or what she was doing, then had 4 seizures. The vet said that there were numerous things wrong - I didn't want her to go through loads of tests for her to have a poor quality of life, so I had to let her go.

Praying that you are not in the same situation - and that it can indeed be treated. They really are such a big part of our lives and family that it shouldn't be underestimated the love we have for them and the worrying we do like they are our children...

Will be here when you re-connect with the on-line world... you'll know when the time is right for you. In the meantime, take good care of yourself.

Paula
Derbyshire, UK. xxx

Unknown said...

I am so sorry to hear about lil Mouse. I really hope all is well and something minor. You and Mousy will be in my prayers. I too have a little 4 legged kitty named Banana and I can only imagine what you're going through. Hugs and kisses.

Lenoria said...

Mel, I am so sorry. I will keep you all in my prayers and sending you a big hug!

Chelsea said...

Oh, Mel. I am saddened to hear your Mouse is coughing. Please remember all of us are with you! All of us who have loved a pet feel so much concern for you right now. Many cyber-hugs are coming your way!!

Dotty Jo said...

Thinking of you and sweet Mouse, Jo x

Brenda Lee said...

Oh, Mel...I'm so sorry to hear this. Being a crazy cat lady myself, I feel your pain and concerns. Keeping you and Mouse in my prayers. Big cyber {{{HUGS}}} to you both.

Cheryl Cain said...

Mel, I am so sorry to hear about your Miss Mouse. The day after Christmas we lost Digit, our polydactyl (multi-toed) baby. She definitely was a baby, when you picked her up she would wrap her paws around your neck and go completely limp. If we didn't have another, Miss Piggy, I can't imagine how heartbreaking it would be, I know what you are going through. I will keep you and your family in my prayers .God Bless You Sweetie.
cjc

Arlene said...

Our little fur covered friends mean so much to us. I'm hoping for the best.

kristylea80 said...

oh hun, i'm so sorry. my thoughts are with your family and kittie!

Foofygirl said...

Greetings from Buffalo, NY! Dear Mel, I'm so sorry to hear that your Mouse is ill. As a Mom of four cats, I know how much they mean to us...such a part of our family! I'm wishing you good luck and I'll keep my fingers crossed and keep praying that your fur baby gets well soon! Debbie Pokerwinski

Vicky said...

My prayers are with you and mouse!

burrisr57 said...

So sorry to hear about Mouse. It is hard seeing our kids both Human and furry ill. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Mouse.
Thank you so much for your kindness by allowing others to enjoy creativity with your free downloads.

Susan (rainy) said...

Mel, I'm so sorry to hear about your sweet Mouse.

sara said...

So sorry to hear about your fur baby, Hope all will work out for you.

Lou Anne Hazel said...

Mel, I am so sorry Mouse is ill. I've been through illnesses with my cats and it's never easy to cope with. I hope it's something treatable. Miss Mouse and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Holly =^..^= said...

Mel, oh, my heart aches to hear that Mouse is sick. I do hope that she will be ok. Please know that I am thinking of you and will say a little, no a BIG, prayer for Mouse.

Carol said...

Hugs x

racmozz said...

Sorry to hear about your little mouse. We practically live in a zoo here with all our pets and i understand the anguish your going through. I thought something must be up for you not post for a while and thank you for sharing with everyone. Sending love!

Jennifer Jackson said...

So Sorry to hear that your Mouse isn't doing well! I'm thinking of you and hoping that you get good news and that she's doing better soon!

Lisa - papergrace said...

Sweetest, Mel. My heart goes out to you. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I just want you to know that I am praying like a crazed mad-woman. And I'm hoping beyond hope that there is something that can be done for little Miss Mouse-pants. I'm hugging you (in my mind) and hope you can feel it. Love you!! ♥ ♥ ♥

Freegarde said...

Thinking of you and sweet mouse.
Hope you have good news soon.
Loved Nicky

Denise Bryant said...

Hoping for a good update on Mouse! So hard to have a sick pet. Hugs from me and Coco!

suehuskisson said...

Sorry to hear about your troubles especially poor Mouse. Hope everything improves very soon for you xx

Yolanda Rodriguez said...

So sorry that is happening. It's amazing how our fur babies become part of our family. Praying for you.

Antonella said...

So sorry to hear about Mouse. Sending wishes to help you through this difficult time. Hugs, antonella

Shirley said...

Hope this comment finds your baby on the mend. What a total worry..sending well wishes her way!

Helen said...

Dear Mouse, we hope you are feeling better, we are saying kittie prayers for you...your 3 long lost cousins in Georgia,USA.
Zuko, Aang, and Katara.

maria f. said...

Oh, not good news. Hope things go well for all. Keep your chin up.

Becky said...

I am so sorry to hear about Mouse. I do hope all works out well.

Shirley said...

Thanks for the update, Mel, and you take care too. That is so stressful when someone you love isn't well and it's hard since they don't quite speak English! ;-) Sending well thoughts her way!

cre8ivecrafter said...

I am so sorry to hear about mouse. Sending prayers & good thoughts your way. Our furbabies send gentle kitty kisses to mouse and hope she will be healthy very soon!!

Debbi Tehrani said...

Oh, Mel, I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to you. Saying a prayer for your sweet Mouse to recover.

Scrapper Myra said...

So sorry about your cat. Hope she feels better soon.... and you too. <3