To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition, to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
She began drooling a few times per day
about two weeks ago.
Then it progressed to drooling and becoming
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.