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December 2, 2016

A BUMP IN THE ROAD OF MAE'S LIFE JOURNEY


We have had a rather tough beginning to December, 2016.
My purpose in sharing our news of Mae Mobley's recent
health development, is that it may possibly help others.
Or...perhaps a dear reader of Estelle's has experienced the same
issue with their adult cat.


Mae has been diagnosed with
Idiopathic Epilepsy.
She began drooling a few times per day
about two weeks ago.
Then it progressed to drooling and becoming
incontinent simultaneously.
This is when I made her an appointment
at the veterinarian. 
The afternoon she was to have her appointment,
she experienced a Grand Mal seizure.
This was frightening and very upsetting to all three of us.
Luckily it occurred thirty minutes prior to her appointment.


Mae is NOT a good patient.
However, it was progress that she
willingly came out of her carrier and 
let the darling assist in weighing her
without anyone getting scratched.
They had to put her to sleep for about
five minutes in order to draw blood
for comprehensive lab tests.
All of her test results came back very, very good.
We are so thankful for that.


Long story short, she apparently
has developed Epilepsy.
There is no known cause of this disease.
It may be congenital or hereditary.
She has been started on
Zonisamide once per day.
Her prognosis is good and
the medication once a day for the rest of her life
should control her seizures. 

Mae Mobley is our darling girl...my baby....my love..my heart.
I ask that you please say a heartfelt prayer for this little precious.
It's been a tough week.




32 comments:

  1. Oh I am so sorry about your dear kitty! I will pray she does well on her medicine and lives a happy life!
    She sure has a great home! We just had to put our fat kitty on some new weight management food as she is now way over weight...
    hugs, Roxy

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    1. My dear Roxy...thank you from the bottom of my heart....this means the world to me. I so hope your "fat kitty" reduces just like I need to. I so appreciate your prayers! Hugs and Merry Christmas!

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  2. I will definitely keep your sweety in my heart and put good thoughts out into the Universe for her... Hugs! deb

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    1. Oh Deb...thank you for your healing thoughts! It means so much to me and to our sweet Mae! Big hugs and Merry Christmas!

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  3. Oh, yes, it must have been quite the stressful week. Glad that Miss Mae's situation has been diagnosed and I hope that everything is under control now. Yes, I have said a prayer for her because I know that God cares about what we care about.

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    1. Vee....you amaze me. You are a most caring person of others, even when you have reasons to feel a bit blue. Love you! Thank you so much for caring...big hugs and Merry Merry Christmas!

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  4. Oh, I am so sorry to hear that you had such a scare with your Mae. I hope that the medication controls her symptoms and seizures and that she doesn't have any bad side affects. It is so hard when a pet is having problems. I sympathise! All the best, Jenn

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  5. Betsy, I am happy to read that all her tests came back good. This is certainly a bump in the road for her (and you, though, but I know she is in good, loving hands. I said a prayer for her today as I know that these precious souls are loved, too. She is in my thoughts and I truly hope that the meds will keep this under control. Mae is young; she has lots to do yet. :) Sending a hug, Deb

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    1. I cannot thank you enough for your support and lending an ear when I was so upset Deb! Thank you! I hope her angels are watching over her. I knew you would sympathize with your total love of fur babies. Please enjoy your weekend! Hugs!

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  6. Betsy, I'm so sorry to hear about Miss Mae. She's such a beauty and I know you love her. She will be in my prayers. Take care, dear one. ♥

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    1. Oh thank you Martha Ellen. Your sweet thoughts mean the world to me. Big hugs for being a wonderful friend through our blogging world. Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. Oh Betsy, I'm very sorry to hear that Miss Mae has been sick. Like Vee, I'm glad the problem has been diagnosed and glad there is medicine to control this. My parents' lab had epilepsy; they discovered it when she was very young (maybe a year old?). Anyway, she lived to be about 15 years old, and she also took medicine for the condition.

    I will pray for Mae and for you; I know how it hurts us when our pets are sick.

    Hugs to you,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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    1. Oh Denise..thank you for your thoughtful comments. I take great comfort in sharing your story of your parent's lab. I an grateful for your prayers. Merry Christmas darling!

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  8. Oh, my dear! I am so sorry! Happy it is something that can be managed.
    Yes, I will say a prayer for your Sweet Mae this evening. My daughter, Amber, sent me a photo of her beloved white lab tonight. His name is Shiner and he is in poor health. He suffers from hip dysplasia and now his liver functions are bad. He is allergic to so many things - like grass! And he is a trained hunting dog! God does care about what we care about - so prayers for Mae and Shiner tonight as I go to bed....Your cat is so blessed to be with you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Linda. I have seen Shiner in some of your posts and am so very sorry to hear his condition. Our pets are beloved family members. I have been a real "mess" about this. I so love your friendship and visit you everyday through blogging. Have a good and cozy weekend. Big hugs!

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  9. Thank you Jenn. It came on very sudden and was totally unexpected. Having Mae take a pill is a real challange. I appreciate your kind words. Merry Christmas love!

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  10. I'm so glad, Betsy, that this is manageable and that you can look forward to Mae being with you for many years to come. A dear friend of mine lost her precious cat to an out of the blue seizure last night. Thankful that wasn't the case with Miss Mae.

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    1. Thank you Deanna. I am so very sorry to hear of your friend's loss. It is heartbreaking to lose our precious babies. You are right, as my sister told me....this is manageable, at least for the time being. Today we are golden! I know you are busy with Christmas plans and your sweet family. I so appreciate your comment today! Hugs!

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  11. i'm one of your silent admirers. I read every single post every time because I am a subscriber. this is the first time I've commented.
    my heart stopped a little when I read the title. I have come to love little mae mobley so much.
    thank goodness everything else is ok and they have medication to help her with this.
    I know. they are more than our pet. they are our beating heart.
    even if I don't comment every time... rest assured you are LOVED and that your blog is a beautiful gift to all of us! XOXO♥ thank you!

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    1. Dearest Tammy...your thoughtful comment made me teary once again. This means so much to me....and I am sure to Mae, if she knew. I appreciate you and your visit...anyone who takes time to visit and then go away with a smile makes me over the moon happy! Big hugs for being so very kind. Wishing you a lovely, warm Christmas season! Thank you!

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  12. Betsy, I am so sorry to read this about your beautiful cat Mae. Praying the meds work well and that your cat lives a good long time with any more of those seizures. I know you love Mae so much. Glad you caught this early. Blessings to all, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Oh sweet Susie...what a dear friend you are. Thank you for your sweet sentiments on our little Mae Mobley! She is indeed my heart! Thank you ever so much for visiting today. Have a wonderful weekend! Warm hugs!

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  13. Hi Betsy, I am a new reader and enjoying your pretty blog so much, just love all the pretty pictures. Your kitty Mae is so beautiful and I do hope she is on the road to recovery and the medicine helps. We had a little doggie years ago who also had epilepsy and he was on medicine off and on. It can be scary for sure. I blog from beautiful Charleston, stop in sometime!

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    1. Good Morning Beach Gypsy! How wonderful to meet a new blogger. I thank you so much for stopping by to visit and leaving me these lovely get well wishes for our Mae. I look forward to reading your blog about lovely Charleston...you are indeed a lucky girl to live in such a beautiful city! Wishing you a Merry Christmas season!

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  14. Oh Betsy, of course, my heart and prayers go out to you. I'm so glad you have a wonderful veterinarian to take good care of her and have a diagnosis. Our pets are just as important and part of our family so I know what you're going through. All my love, dear friend, XOXO

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    1. Oh thank you Susan. I have been a mess about her. We have been so careful with her health and hopefully, it is all under control now. I so very much appreciate your sweet comment. I hope you are having a good start to the Christmas season. I am still loving your apron and think of you often!

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  15. so glad you found it early in her life...so it can be controlled. she's gonna be fine, mama!!!
    you're just going to have to cuddle her twice as much!!! she's such a poser...all her pics are always so good!

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    1. I love the strength in your comforting words Janey! Thank you, big time! I was so, so happy to read that your son's surgery was over and your prayers were answered. Wishing you and those you love a Very Merry Christmas season...big hugs!

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  16. Oh my, that is so scary. I had a dog who developed seizures out of no where...turned out to be caused by treats I was giving her (they were from China...remember that awful scare?). I do hope your sweet Mae does well on her medication. It's so hard to have a beloved pet sick. Prayers for her and you!

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    1. Oh Cecilia...you are so, so sweet to say a prayer for Mae. I appreciate it immensely! Thank you. Yes, I never purchase any pet food made in China and I do remember when that happened. Did your dog get better, I hope? Hugs and blessings for a lovely Christmas season!

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  17. Hi Estelle. I am a relatively new subscriber and just wanted to reach out to you. My Cairn terrier had his first seizure come on out of the blue when he was 15. It happened at 4:00 in the morning. He slept with me and I kept thinking why is he screwing around in the bed so much...he needs to stop whatever he's doing and be still. Ha! I finally turned on the light and saw he was having a seizure. To say I was shocked would be an understatement. I swear, it took years off my life. He, too, was put on Zonisamide and did very well on it. Over the next two years he only had two more episodes...and I think one of those was because I forgot his evening pill. I live in a smaller city and found that Sam's Club had the best price on this drug. Some of the drug stores I called wanted an arm and leg for it!

    Anyway, I sure hope that Mae does well and the medicine keeps her seizures at bay. I will be thinking of you and praying for all the best for that sweet kitty of yours.

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    1. Hi Tobe! I cannot tell you how much this means to me. Bless you for reaching out and sharing your ordeal with your sweet fur baby. Your feelings describe my exact sentiments. It has rocked our world. It is comforting to know and hear that this medication helped your terrier. I am praying it will not happen again. The Vet cautioned us on the cost of the drug, but we were pleasantly surprised to find out Kroger pharmacy only charged $12 for her 1 month supply. Thank you ever so much for sharing, and for visiting me. It had been a true blessing. Merry, merry Christmas!

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