Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pokey

My sweetie Pokey has acute kidney failure. She's at the animal hospital now, but not really sure what they're going to be able to do for her. I've barely been able to stop crying.



144 comments:

Sarah said...

oh i'm so sorry tonya! i'll say a prayer for her!

Lisa said...

I am so sorry!

Funky Kim said...

((Tonya and Pokey)) Very, very sad.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Oh! poor Pokey! Hugs to you tonya!

craftydiane said...

I'm so sorry. We had a cat who had that and it is very sad as there is really nothing that can be done.
Blessings,
Diane

Andrea said...

I'm so sorry to hear this, Hugs to you both!

Kristin L said...

I'm so sorry too. Sending warm kitty hugs from Hawai'i.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Poor Pokey...

LizA. said...

I'm so sorry. Our pets are so much a part of our lives. It's amzing how much of an impact they make in their short time with us. It's been 5 years this week since I lost my "Moose Dog" and I still think of him every single day....

Nana said...

I too am so sorry. I just sent an email link of your "Upside Down" post the other day to show my sister your sweet Pokey. Such a gorgeous, precious creature. Prayers and hugs for you and Pokey.

Sharon said...

Hold Pokey and love her, that will be the best thing for both of you. My heart breaks for both of you, we do love our pets beyond crazy. Sharon

Anonymous said...

Tonya,
I'm so sorry to hear about Pokey. Is there a veterinary school near you?
Lois

Julie in the Barn said...

Hugs to you, Tonya. Sad news.

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to you. Cats are family!

Liz in SC

Feather on a Wire said...

I'm sending my very best hopes and wishes for her, however it goes.

fancystitching said...

So sorry Pokey is ill. Fur babies are so wonderful to have, but the wrap themselves tightly around our hearts. Hoping for the best for Pokey.
Kat

Sharon said...

Oh Tonya, I'm so sorry to hear this! I will say a prayer for both of you, and Shade and Dunkel send head butts and purrs to Pokey. Our pets are such a big part of our lives, and it is so painful when illness strikes. My thoughts are with you. . .hugs to you.

Amanda said...

It's heartbreaking when a much loved pet becomes so ill, especially when there's nothing much that can be done for them except make things as painless as possible. Hugs.

Carol E. said...

Oh, sweetie! We all love Pokey so much, too! Sending hugs... please keep us informed. We want to know what you are going through. And poor Pokey, too.

nicolette said...

Poor Pokey and Poor Tonya. Sending hugs and cuddles.

trudys_person said...

I'm sooo sorry about Pokey, Tonya. My kitty, Trudy, has chronic kidney failure ... we found out last year when she was about 7 years old. We don't really know how long she will live, or when she'll have a health crisis. It's soo hard, and I know you feel helpless. I hope the vets can find a way to make Pokey healthy again. She looks so sweet! We'll be thinking of you.

Paula

Joyce said...

Sorry to hear your sad news.

pwl said...

{Hugs}, and my furbabies send {purrs}.

Clare said...

Can't say anything because whatever is said won't stop the hurt. Just giving you lots of these xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Mercy's Maid said...

I will say a prayer for Pokey. Keep us posted.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh Tonya...that's so sad...I'm keeping you both in my thoughts.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. We'll be thinking of your sweet Pokey and hoping she can pull through this.

Pat said...

I, too, am sorry to hear this news. I am hoping if the reason for it is high blood pressure, they can get Pokey on BP meds and that would help. If the diagnosis came quickly (which it seems that it did) and they can determine what has caused it, there are things that can be done to treat it and I will hope this is the case for your sweet kitty.

Anonymous said...

Tonya,
My prayers for you and Pokey. (((hugs)))
Miss Marti

Trudi said...

Tonya, sorry to hear your news of Pokey, sending you good wishes for her speedy recovery. x

Patricia said...

Hugs to you and Pokey!

Allie said...

OH NO!!!!!!!! Saying a prayer they can do something for her!

Radish said...

Oh, poor Pokey. Prayers for you both.

fabricbutterfly said...

I know there are no words that will help, I am deeply sorry, no one but the mother of a furr baby can understand the fear and grief you are going through, believe me I understand. Remember to take care of yourself.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Well wishes for Pokey ....

Mal* said...

Oh, Tonya. I'm so sorry to hear your news. We do love our animals and they bring us such joy. Please keep us posted as we really do care.

Asiyah said...

I'm so sorry Tonya. Pokey is so lucky to have you as a mama.

Julie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for you and your sweet collaborator. I wish you both comfort.

Sherry said...

Tonya I'm so sorry to hear about Pokey. I will have her in my prayers today.

Chris said...

I'm so sorry Tonya. I'll keep you in my thoughts.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Tonya -- I'm so sorry. What a beautiful picture of her on your colorful quilt.

jen said...

Tonya, that really sucks. I hope the vet can make Pokey well again... I don't know much about kidney disease in cats, but this site looks like it's got good info:
http://www.felinecrf.com/

Everyone here @Chez Jen is rooting for your furbaby to get well soon.

Susan said...

Prayers for Pokey and for you as well Tonya.

Millie said...

Oh No! I am sending you a hug across the internet, and a shoulder to cry on. Millie sends purrs and headbutts. Dear sweet Pokey will be in my prayers.

sophie said...

I'm so sorry to read your news, Tonya.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to read about your beautiful Pokey. Bless you and Pokey. --from Annette

Bebesboutique said...

I am so sorry!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. I will keep you and the other kitties in my thoughts and prayers. Kitties occupy a very special place in our hearts.

Jenny said...

Sending prayers your way and hoping for the best

danielle said...

Tonya, I'm so sorry to hear that. You're all in my thoughts.

PurplePickle said...

So sorry to hear about Pokey. I will pray.

comicbooklady said...

oh no! poor pokey!I'm hoping she gets better.

Polly said...

I'm so sorry, dear! I can't imagine my life without my sweet Westie Yogi. God Bless, Polly

Mimi said...

I open my arms to you and offer you a long, tight hug for as long as you need. There are no words to comfort you, dear.

To be able to love a pet is a wonderful thing. It hurts like hell when they must leave us, but there is something so very pure about being there to care for your furry bundle of joy.

Know that I understand and empathize with you in every fiber of my being.

Hugs

Kathy said...

I am so sorry for you Tonya. I lost my dear Keiko to the very same thing. Sending a prayer your way.

Anonymous said...

tonya, i'm so sorry for your pain and really feel for pokey. prayers are going up for both of you and the vets also. keep the happy memories and maybe all the prayers will work miracles. we don't want either of you in pain. my two kitties send big purrs to pokey. giant hugs, patti in florida just north of orlando pleal@cfl.rr.com

Vicky F said...

Dear Tonya,
Hugs from one cat person to another. Here's additional prayers that Pokey will stabilize and come home!
Vicky F

apalone said...

I'm so sorry. Kitty love is a great loss.

Chris said...

I am so sorry. You are both in my thoughts.

MicB said...

My heart is with you in your tears. Prayers and positive energy for you and Pokey.

Beena said...

In the short time I've been coming to your blog, I have become quite attached to your adorable Pokey. I will keep you both in my prayers.

wlstarn said...

Pokey is a darling kitty. Hope you are able to have more time with her. Best wishes,
Wendy in Louisiana

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry Tonya. Your poor beautiful baby. You're both in my thoughts.

mau said...

What words can we say but our prayers are with you and pokey.

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, Tonya, I am so sorry! I hope they're able to reverse the condition. Poor little Pokey of the gorgeous eyes!

linda said...

Boots and Pickle are sending good thoughts to Pokey! Think positive.

Diva Quilts said...

I'm sorry to hear about this! I'll be thinking good thoughts for Pokey...

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Oh, I am so, so sorry about your sweet kitty. My heart goes out to you. I hope the vet will be able to help her get better.
Lizzy

Marj said...

My kitties and I are praying for a miracle. Pokey looks like such a sweetheart. Hugs to both of you.
Marj, Bandit & Grady

A tall redhead said...

Dear Tonya and Pokey,

I am thinking of you both - I adore my kitties and love the photos you have posted of Pokey helping you sew.

I hope she is able to be helped and recover. Kitties are a very special part of our families.

Wishing you and Pokey well,
One Tall Redhead

mikawendy said...

Many hugs to you and Pokey. I can tell from all of your blog entries and photos that include her that she is much loved and very well cared for. Hugs hugs hugs.

Anonymous said...

She is the dearest, cutest, blue-eyed cat I've ever seen and I've simply LOVED seeing pictures of her on your blog. I am so very sorry she's so sick. I'm sending prayers and healing thoughts her way.

quiltycat said...

Sorry to hear this...hugs to both.
nichi

Jeannie said...

No words can express how sorry I am for both you and Pokey. I am hugging my furry friends extra hard tonight as we send healing thoughts and hugs to you and Pokey.

Michelle said...

Tonya,
I am so sorry to hear about Pokey's condition. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Catherine said...

I am so very sorry to read about Pokey's condition! I hope the vet is able to do something. Will be thinking of you and Pokey and hoping for good news.

Tazzie said...

Ohhh Tonya, I'm so sorry, I hope something can be done for her.
*hugs*
Tazzie

Elvira said...

Oh wie schrecklich. Ich hatte auch eine Katze mit Nierenproblemen. Wenn ich gemerkt habe daß es ihr nicht mehr gut ging hat sie in den Nacken eine Infusion bekommen, eine richtige Beule mit Flüssigkeit wie eine Infusion beim Menschen, das hat sich langsam abgebaut, die Giftstoffe ausgespült und es ging ihr wieder gut. Das hat dann so ca. 2 bis 3 Monate angehalten. Sicher kann man deiner hübschen Katze helfen! Halte uns auf dem laufenden....
Liebe Grüße aus München
Elvira

Kathie said...

OH Tonya I am sorry to hear this.
I hope the dr can help her and she is home soon. YOu take care of yourself too. I know how these kitties have been your constant companions for the past few years...your love of your cats comes thru with everyone of your posts.

Sandy said...

OH Tonya, I am sooo sorry to hear about Pokey! She is just the sweetest little kiddie and you've always expressed her personality in the pictures you've shared with us. You've made me love her and I wish her a miracle recovery.

be*mused jan said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Pokey. I know how special she is to you, Tonya.

Bethany said...

I am so sorry to hear this. Losing a favorite kitty is so hard.

Cheryl said...

It is so hard to see our furbabies sick. My heart goes out to you and Pokey. She's a real sweetheart.

Laura said...

Dear Sweet Tonya I am so sorry to hear this, I am sending prayers out for both you and Pokey. hang in there!

LauraJ said...

(((((((Tonya and Pokey))))))))

Mama Koch said...

I'm so sorry for you. I've seen pictures of Pokey posing on your quilts for a long time. She's such a sweet thing.
My heart aches for you.

Sassenach said...

I'm so sorry, Tonya. Our pets worm their way into our hearts far deeper than we realize.

I hope the vet is able to keep Pokey comfortable.

Laurel said...

I'm so sorry that Pokey is not well. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Quiltdivajulie said...

More prayers from Memphis ~ for Pokey's comfort, for Pokey's caregivers, and for you as you wait to see how this will progress.

Blessings from afar!!

Anonymous said...

Tonya and Pokey
All our hearts are with you: 1 hubby, 4 cats, 2 dogs, 2 horses. Animal people are good people who care for others. We care for you and your kitties. Take care of yourself at this difficult time.
Ardis in Oregon

Laura in AZ said...

Tonya, I'm so sorry to hear about Pokey. I feel like I know both of you from reading your blog. If she's at the vets that's the best place she can be to get her the care she needs.

We are owned by 4 cats and 2 dogs, so I know how much a part of the family pets are. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.

Missy Ann said...

I am so sorry.

belinda said...

My heart goes out to you....I'll keep my fingers crossed for Pokey!!

KQ Sue said...

Been there, you and Pokey are in my prayers.

Fabric Fanatic said...

So sorry Tonya ~ what sad news for you and for us who look forward to Pokey's latest antics. What a sweet kitty.

Dianne said...

I'm so sorry, Tonya. Sweet, gorgeous Pokey...it hardly seems possible that she would be sick. I'll be holding a good thought for her and sending hugs and pets...

SubeeSews said...

Nothing I can say will make it better. If it helps I am crying for you and Pokey right now. As old as I am I have lost many fur babies. It never gets easier. I am praying for the best outcome. Macy had to have subcutaneous fluid under her skin for several weeks before she recovered.
Have you been painting anywhere in your home? Enamel paint fumes can cause kidney failure...antifreeze also.
XOXOXO Subee, Macy, Pearl,Bess Baby and MaggieMae

Patchwork Penguin said...

I'm so sorry she is sick. Hugs to you and your family. Losing a furry friend is never easy.

dee said...

OMG I'm so very sorry. This is beyond sad news. Sending you warm thoughts and prayers.

nannergirl said...

Sorry to her about Pokey, Tonya. I hope she's not suffering

Lori said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Sadly, kidney failure is a common problem in older cats and sometimes younger ones too. Subcutaneous fluids should help her. When our Ella was 7 she was diagnosed with failing kidneys. We gave her fluids a 2-3 times a week - it's really not hard to do. We eventually were able to cut down on the fluids per week and after 2 years she has actually recovered and we stopped the fluids all together. I pray that Pokey will have the same response and recover.

Judy H. said...

Oh, Tonya, I'm so, so sorry. I hope there will be good news for Pokey. I'm sending good thoughts to both of you.

Dawn said...

I am sorry too.

Marge said...

As a pet owner and lover, I know how sad you must be feeling!

Marla said...

Tonya, I am so very very sorry about your baby kitty. So many prayers are coming your way.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Tonya, how terrible. I wasn't expecting to see this news.

Magpie Sue said...

Horrors! You both will certainly be in my thoughts and prayers. Oh what awful news :-(

Sherry said...

Tonya, I'm so sorry to hear that Pokey is so ill. My heart goes out to you & her. I'll add my prayers to those of everyone else.

MelissaS said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this. There are not enough words to tell you how sorry.

Yuki said...

Poor Pokey. I've enjoyed watching her play on your quilts. I hope your vet can help her.

Best Wishes, Yuki

Lynda said...

So sad to hear this bad news. I'm keeping you in my thoughts.

MichelleB said...

I'm so, so sorry. Keeping you and Pokey in my thoughts.

Callie said...

Hope the animal hospital will be able to help Pokey. Hugs!

Helene said...

I am soooo sorry! I remember when I lost my big Mo! I thought I will never see the day without a tear for my big guy! Hang there, miracles happen!

jmbmommy said...

So sad....give yourself a hug from me. I will say a prayer for your kitty.

Janet said...

I am so very sorry!

Nancy said...

Tanya, I am so sorry for Pokey and for you. I will pray for you both, for an ease for both of your suffering. She is a beautiful baby, and not matter what happens, has had a wonderful life in her time with you. She is a very special kitty.

Wendy said...

My thoughts are with you and Pokey ...

Em on the Web said...

Tonya - sending out prayers for you and Pokey. In the hope it may give you some answers, check out this website http://www.felinecrf.org/

debkolart said...

I'm so sorry. She is so sweet and so beautiful, and so loved. Now I must go give my kitty a big hug..they are so precious.

QuiltingFitzy said...

nose pokes and whisker tickles

o x

Alison aka Baby B said...

I am so sorry. Sending love to you all.

Stacey said...

sending love and hope to you for pokey
my cat is my buddy and if anything happened to her I would freak out so I can only imagine how you are feeling
I love seeing the pics of your cats all around and especially like those blue eyes that pokey has - I pray for all the best...
blessings

Paula said...

Poor little Pokey!! She's worked her way into our hearts. I'm so sorry. I do hope something can be done for her

Mary said...

I'm so sorry abouy Pokey! I also have a cat in kidney failure. Is a kidney transplant an option? It was not an option for my Harry because of his other health issues. Saying a prayer for Pokey.

mamaspark said...

Keep hope alive in your heart, Tonya and I will be a praying machine for you and for Pokey to have a speedy recovery. With 5 of my own I feel your pain. I have enjoyed getting to know her and your other cats. The cat and quilt community is a strong one. Hugs to you and Pokey!

Katie said...

Your wonderful pictures of Pokey in so many blog posts have brought her into so many of our hearts, which are now breaking. Big hugs for you.

Tracey in CT said...

Oh No! Hugs for both of you. Hope that she isn't hurting too badly. Please keep us posted.

Dionne said...

Poor, poor Pokey. My Cinder had Kidney failure, we nursed him along for several years but he never fully recovered. I still miss him! I know this time is so hard for you, I wish there was something I could say.

Angie said...

Oh Tonya, God bless you and Pokey. I am sending prayers and good wishes your way.

Parker said...

You are in our prayers...we are so sorry!

Neicee said...

Tonya: I know what your going through, just went through it myself. I will pray for both of you.

The Meezers said...

Millie'sMom sent us over - we are so sorry about Pokey. we hopes that the v-e-t can do something to help. we are sending you lots of purrrrrsssss and furry headbutts.

rondiquilts said...

Tonya,
Oh, how sad...I will say a prayer for you both. My first thought is that I wish your husband was there with you... I hate for you to be alone. Take care and know that you are loved.
Rondi

Kaz's Cats said...

Mille and her Mom said you and Pokey were having a hard time. We're hoping that the Animal Hospital can help her with replacing some fluids so she can go home with you. Sending purrs and purrayers and positive thoughts to both of you through this very difficult time,

{{{hugs}}}

Gypsy & Tashs & Karen (Mum)

Amy said...

We read about Pokey over on Millie's blog and wanted to come over and let you know we are trying to send some good purrs and postive energy your way. We went through that with one of my cats growing up and I remember how hard it was on my mom - she couldn't stop crying either. I hope that things end up ok. We are all keeping our fingers and paws crossed over here.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We heard from Millie that yoor sweet little Pokey is sick. We'll be purring and purraying dat da vet can help. It's always sad when one of our fur babies is sick. ((((hugs))))

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

We hope that there's something that the vet can do for Pokey. She looks like a sweet girl and it's very clear how much she means to you.

Purrs,
Charlemagne and Tamar

Carolyn said...

My yellow cat "Pippin" and I send you hugs, good thoughts, and prayers. We read your blog together every day.

Rusty said...

Tonya, I am so sorry to hear this. Purrs and hugs to you during this very difficult time.

peggy and The Cats said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I had the same diagnosis with my Babe. When the vet looked at her numbers they were sky high. He gave me the impression that it was just a matter of time. He kept her over night and gave her IV fluids and her numbers came up just a little bit. He showed me how to give her Sub-q fluids 3 times a week. That was back in Oct. 2008. She responded incredibly well. She gained weight and is doing fine. Please ask if this is an option you can try. It can't hurt.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

We heard about Pokey from Darling Millie's blog. We are very sorry about the news and wanted to drop by to give you hugs & purrs !!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Angus Mhor said...

I've popped over from Darling Millie and Mom Lynn's blog, where they say your sweet girl needs as many purrs and purrayers as she can get. I'm sending them, as well as some for your hurting heart. You are not alone, Tonya.

Milo and Alfie said...

Sending huge rumbly purrs for Pokey, we're so very sorry. We came over from Millie's blog.