Gracie Update Monday, December 2nd at 8:00 PM EST

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Hello everyone. Not much to report this evening. The specialist Vet called me around 6:00 this evening. Gracie was still about the same, alert and her breathing is pretty good. Her temperature is still holding at normal. The xrays still show pneumonia, so she has lots of healing to do yet. Gracie had blood work done and all functions are in the normal range. Her white blood cell count is slightly elevated which is typical of what they see with an infection. Gracie was nice enough to cough up some good phlegm for them so they are culturing it to identify anything unusual and give them a better insight as to what is going on inside her.

Gracie is alert when someone comes around to see her and she is still eating some. Tomorrow they are going to try her in a bigger cage without the oxygen for a while and see how she does.

Brian is still pretty snotty and so is Miss Precious. Brian, always the good pill taker, fought me tooth and claw when I tried to give him half a benedryl. Miss Precious, the don’t even think about pilling me girl, took her half of a benedryl just ine…go figure. Oh, they both like pill pockets until you stick a pill in one.

Thanks for keeping the purrs and prayers coming, we are overwhelmed by your kindness.

Dad Terry

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7 years ago

How wonderful to hear that Gracie is alert. I hope she does really well without the oxygen tomorrow.

Hopefully, Brian and Precious and Sascha will all be a lot better tomorrow. I’m really hoping! It’s amazing how the pill ruins the pill pocket for kitties.

I’m still praying for all you guys. My heart goes out to you. I know it’s a lot right now. You’re such good and amazing parents for your kitties.

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

It’s good to hear that Gracie is holding her own. We hope that she, Brian, Precious, and Sacha will turn the corner and start to feel better so you can breathe a sigh of relief. Until then, we’re keeping you in our thoughts and purrs.

Nerissa's Life
7 years ago

At our house you have to wrap the pill in a pill pocket and then wrap the pill pocket in the fanciest of the feasts. Except for Seville, of course, who takes his pills like a real trooper just to make the rest of us look bad. MOUSES! I’m glad to hear that Gracie is eating a bit and alert. Those are good signs, for sure. She’s obviously in super good paws with the specialist. And I know that the rest of the gang is in super good care with you. Your babies are all in good paws. Purrs are… Read more »

7 years ago

Sounds like good news, all things considered! Of course, the pill-taking could go easier on you. Keeping the prayers and positive energy sent your way! Hugs

Tillie and Georgia
7 years ago

We will continue to purr for your babies.
They are all precious!
Purrs your you too( and your wife).

Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure,Tiger and JJ
and the mom

Pat Hatt
7 years ago

Those pill pockets never work here. Hope the news remains on the up side

7 years ago

Hopeful of getting better and better news on all the kitties. And the stressed mom and dad too.

7 years ago

More purrs coming your way! Paws crossed that Gracie continues to improve.

7 years ago

Alert sounds pretty darned good. So glad there is encouragement in the news about Gracie. Brian and Precious … please, please take those pills so you can get better, okay?

Purrs and prayers for you all — kitties and humans alike — and much love, too.

Caren Gittleman
7 years ago

I so wish I could be there to help you and Mom out with the kitties. With all you are going through it is beyond kind of you to be thinking of ALL OF US……..we are coming together and purring and praying with all of our might!

Marks Mews
7 years ago

We are purring our best for all…

7 years ago

Glad to hear everyone is making progress against the sickies. We’ll keep purring for you until Gracie is home safe and sound.

7 years ago

Glad to hear Gracie is improving. Hope Brian and his sisters improve as well. We are still praying and purring for the whole gang.
So sorry you, as parents, are stressed out. Hugs!
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

Sass and Lou
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your kitty-cat crew for as long as you need them. *hug*

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
7 years ago

LOL Terry aren’t cats the living end?? Nylablue likes Pill Pockets til I put a pill in them too…so I have to take her to Vet & he shoves the pill down her throat. There really is an easier way…..apparently she likes to do things the hard way… I am relieved that Gracie is showing some improvement!! I hope Precious & Brian continue to improve also… Nylablue goes back to Vet tomorrow. The Herpes Virus is wreaking havoc with her. I am so weary; as I am sure she is too…I will check in tomorrow to see how the kitties… Read more »

7 years ago

I am sending the POTP to Gracie. I hope she heals quickly.

Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz

A bit of good news tonight… Grateful for your updates with glimmers of good mews…

Cherry City Kitties
7 years ago

Hang in there Terry, your gang are obviously fighters, time for you to get a bit of rest and let nature do some healing. We’ll all keep up the purring in the meantime.

CCL Wendy
7 years ago

Sounds like Gracie is doing well, everything considered. I hope it won’t be long before she’s back in your loving arms.

And I hope those other two snot rags stop sneezing very soon, too.

Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris

So happy to hear Gracie is improving we has our paws crossed she will do well in the bigger cage without the oxygen.

Loving, Comforting and Healing purrs to all.

7 years ago

Oh, I didn’t even knows abouts all the sickies in your house! Oh noes, well, it sure looks like things are gettin’ betters…yea! I’ll be keepin’ my paws crossed for everyone, and I loves the pill pockets too! I do good with the benadryl inside, butts give me some of that metronidazole, and count me OUT! BOL
Then Ma just shoves it down my throat with yummy chicken afterwards! I just like bein’ difficult!
POTP to all of you!
Ruby ♥

siku marie
7 years ago

Gracie, you are making GREAT progress, just keep fighting Baby Girl! We are sending our strongest White Dog healing energies and positive thoughts that you will do well outside of O2 tomorrow and will soon be on your way home. Brian and Precious, upper respiratory stuff is always so uncomfortable, just take your pills and rest lots. We are thinking of you all and sending strength and get well vibes. Taiko has the same thing here, so we know what you are going through.

Lee County Clowder
7 years ago

Sounds like everyone is at least heading in the right direction. Purrrrrrrrring that Gracie keeps getting better, and manages to come home sometime soon.

Colehaus Cats
7 years ago

Take all the time you need, kitties. We’ll all be here and have purrs enough for the long haul. PURRS….

7 years ago

We continue to purr for all of you–what a difficult time with everyone so sick!

7 years ago

Back to check in on the gang and are happy to hear the update with Gracie and praying for her health and for her to be able to come home soon. Purrs to Brian and Precious for healthy respiratory systems and getting better quickly, purrs again to you all.

Spitty the Kitty
7 years ago

We are cautiously thrilled to read this update 😉 It is really good to think of Gracie feeling good enough to give you headbutts. Purring a ton for her AND Brian and Precious and all the Kitties AND Mom and Dad who are doing yeoman service as Medical Staff. XOXOXOXO

7 years ago

Many, many purrs and hugs for you all to get better real soon.

Marjorie Dawson
7 years ago

Others say more, and say it better but you are constantly in our thoughts and our hearts – on love alone you would be borne aloft to health.

7 years ago

You’re all in our thoughts today – we were hoping to come and find good news, but we’re happy to see that there is no more bad news at least. We’re going to keep sending good thoughts and purrs.

Molly The Wally
7 years ago

Onwards and upwards gang. We are rooting for you. LOL we know the pill routine all too well. In , out, in , out , shake it all about, as the good song says.
Best wishes Molly

HH and The Boys
7 years ago

We are continuing to send purrrs your way. So glad to hear that Gracie is holding her own. We are keeping all of you close in our thoughts.

Hugs, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

7 years ago

Brian! Me and The Ape have just caught up on what an awful time you have been having. We hope that Sister Gracie is on the home stretch of recovery now and that you all get over this horrid virus soonest. Dad Terry, we are sending you extra purrs because you must be exhausted and we hope that you too can get some rest as your family recovers. This must have been a very frightening time for you all

Love & rumbly purrs
Mungo & The Ape xx

mollie and alfie
7 years ago

We are praying and thinking of you all everyday, so pleased to hear Gracie is alert. Thank you for keeping us posted through this worrying time. All our love xxooxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

The Florida Furkids
7 years ago

Pill pockets are great…until you put a pill in them!!

We hope everyone starts to feel better soon! Being sick is NOT fun.

The Florida Furkids

7 years ago

Hi Brian, sending you a giant box of HUGS. Sorry your all going thru your illnesses. Sounds like your mom is doing a wonderful job nursing you all. I didn’t know you had so many serious things happening. Sending you love and hugs buddy. Keep fighting to get well cause you still have lots of games to play yet. Love you buddy, Pepi & mum Michele. (((HUGS))) XXXX :=o)

7 years ago

Good to hear that she isn’t any worse. She must be doing all right if they are taking her off the oxygen. We just know she is going to be all right. Sending tons of purrs and prayers from here. We all have our paws crossed too. Take care.

Fur Everywhere
7 years ago

We is glad to hear there has been an improvement with Gracie! We hope hers continues to get better.

We are still purring and praying for you all. <3

Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

Pills are always so hard to fight down. We are thinking of you lots and lots, even have the kiddos asking about you. Big hugs and prayers your way.

7 years ago

Thank goodness that Gracie is holding her own and seems to be the model patient. She is a tough lady and she is making sure to do everything in her power to help herself heal…. Poor Brian and the pill debacle… It is funny, I am not surprised that Precious was easy to give the pill to… Sometimes they surprise you.. the more they fight you under normal conditions they more they comply when they know that you are helping them… I will never forget how Alex just let me hand him over to the pretty girl in the specialist… Read more »

Timmy Tomcat
7 years ago

No cat here will take a pill except Mr Buttons who learned how early on with lots of chick-hen. Dad always gets liquid if we need medication as the fight wears us all out.
We will keep the purrs coming for all and a bit extra for Gracie.
Hey we love Pill Pockets too. Without the pill of course
Timmy, Dad and family

Fuzzy Tales
7 years ago

We appreciate the continued updates and still are purring and purraying with all our might for everyone. (((Hugs)))

Team Tabby
7 years ago

Thank you for the update, Terry. We will continue our purrs and prayers for a complete recovery for all!!

and Mom. Nina

7 years ago

#GoGracie!!!! Be strong sweetie!!!

7 years ago

We are SO thinking of you. A good report on Gracie … it’s just going to take time with that. I hope she keeps on pushing & fighting! Give Brian and Precious big snuggles from me!

Laura & Selina

Hannah and Lucy
7 years ago

We will continue purring for you all but at least the news was a little better for you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Austin Towers
7 years ago

You guys must be exhausted with the worry and dealing with all that’s happening. Sending much love and purrs and prayers for you all. Caro and Austin xoxox

Miss Kitty
7 years ago

Good to hear this news…thanks so much for the update…we are continuing to send many purrs your way! Hope this update has given the both of you some measure of relief. Thinking of you all always…Hugs!!!

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
7 years ago

Sending more healing thoughts and prayers for your kitties. And extra hugs and purrs from Charlie,Cashew,Garfield,Tubby

Cats of wildcat woods
7 years ago

Purring for all to get well real fast. Hang int here Gracie and keep improving.

7 years ago

Praying for you guys. Keep us updated!

Gin and Bailey
Gin and Bailey
7 years ago

Keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers!!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

I continue sending lot of (((purrs)))

easy rider
7 years ago

My paws are still crossed for you all , I send you a big hug.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
7 years ago

keep on hackin gracie…sure it mite sound like a boys thing, but it iz good for ya ta get
de heeebeez outta yur lungs……noe more dairee for ewe prettee gurl…sorree… 🙁

N brian, noe… that iz KNOT crushed up pillz mixed in with de toona sew ya canna smell
it; precious is just prank pullin….go a head N eat it…itz toona dood…itz all good 🙂

MOR blessings comin yur way…thatz what they be for…ta share !!

Emma and Buster
7 years ago

precious furries hope you all get better soonest. we keep sending you healing purrs.

Mishkat cats
Mishkat cats
7 years ago

Terry, we were so sorry to hear about Gracie’s illness! We are sending Gracie, the other kitties, and you lots of purrs and good thoughts.

love from Franklin, Dobby, Tasha, and Mom Katie

7 years ago

That is a good update.
I so hope Gracie gets better each day.
What this must be costing you though.
Giving meds to any of my cats is a major production.
I am thinking of you and all that you are going through.


By the way, I got home today and everything went as best as I could have hoped for.

Random Felines
7 years ago

how nice of Gracie to hack something up for the v-e-t 🙂

we know all about snot and pills….we are sending lots of purrs!

Sheila (Book JOurney)
7 years ago

Thanks for the update – prayers continue here!