Thankful Thursday: Knowledge is Power

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Brian's Home.  Adopt cats, we deserve it!

We really do have lots to be thankful for, but today we are really super thankful for all of our friends.  Of course we are always thankful for our friends, but our appreciation for you grows daily.

I am doing much better now and Sister Zoe’s diabetes seems to be under control. However, Sister Zoe also was diagnosed with early Stage II Chronic Kidney Disease. So many of you have offered us invaluable advice as we learn to deal with yet another issue here a our place.  We, well Dad and Mom specifically, are learning as much as they can about this disease and trying to understand as much as they possibly can about the best course of action for our sweet sister.

Thanks so much to all of you for sharing your insights so freely.  We shall forever be grateful for your love and support.  Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!!  More Forever Homes More Often!  Purrrrr! Zip! Later!



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9 years ago

Sparkle had early stage CRF (diagnosed in June), but something happened and it shut her kidneys down very quickly. I wish she knew more about what happened and why, in case you need to look out for it. But I hope you don’t have to, and that Zoe lives a good, long life with your care.

Molly The Wally
9 years ago

When it counts Blogville is an amazing place. Have a tremendous Thursday.
Best wishes Molly

9 years ago

We are sorry to hear about Zoe’s kidney disease. We hope it will not cause bad problems.

9 years ago

sending all of you love….

Pat Hatt
9 years ago

Blogland can be a great place indeed. Hopefully Zoe’s kidney disease is controllable and nothing else happens.

9 years ago

Oh Zoe, that is too bad about the kidneys but I do think it can be controlled with fluids and special food. And probably that food that you are eating for the diabetes is good for the kidneys too. You kitties sure do keep the Mom and Dad very busy. But you are so so lucky to have such a great Mom and Dad.

9 years ago

I’m glad you do much better and I hope you will find the best way to handle your sisters diabetes and her kidney disease. I cross my paws and send a big hug to your sister Zoe.

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal

Keep my paws crossed that Sister Zoe´s kidney´s can be OK with special foods for many years !


Austin Towers
9 years ago

The blogosphere can be the best when you need help and advice. I hope Sister Zoe will be happy and pain free for many years to come xx

Scylla, Socks, Tuiren & Fenris

We are thankful that you now have a diagnose for Zoe and she can get the care she needs. You too Brian. We has our paws crossed that with the proper diets and medications you will both live long healthy happy lives. Tell your parents if special food is involved not to get discouraged if it takes awhile for Zoe to like it. It took Socks a long time to decide to eat his foods. And it is our understanding that the y/d food he has to eat is the most unpalatable of all, so whatever Zoe/Brian gets stuck eating… Read more »

9 years ago

I’m so sorry to hear that Zoe also has CRF but I am glad to hear her diabetes is under control. We cared for Simba’s CRF for well over three years. He had a great quality of life even when we had to give his fluids daily. I’m sure you’re learning many things. The best resource I found was Tanya’s CRF site and also partnering with his vet.

Brian, this sure is a good picture of you!

Random Felines
9 years ago

good heavens….but, Maestro was diagnosed with this and we controlled it with diet for 5 years… hopefully a diet change along with controlling her diabetes will make a huge difference

Ellen Pilch
9 years ago

I hope you can control both of Zoe’s chronic diseases. I agree with Annie about the website Tanya’s CRF, it is the most informative.

Caren Gittleman
9 years ago

sending purrs and prayers to all of you!

Laila and Minchie
9 years ago

Glad you are much better, Brian. Poor Sister Zoe has really had a rough time. But we know she is getting the best of care!

9 years ago

Hi Brian! We’re glad you’re doing better and we’re still purring for Sister Zoe. And we saw you on the calendar yesterday!

Y’all have a great one!

Selina & MomKatt

Gin & Bailey
Gin & Bailey
9 years ago

Woofs & prayers from us!!

Cats of Wildcat Woods
9 years ago

Hope things quiet down at your house now – waay too much going on there. Stop by our blog today for updates on Panther and Baby Doll.

9 years ago

We are so glad you are doing better and getting a grip on things but it definitely is tough to swallow. Blogville has so many helpful people so hopefully you can get some insight from those with experience.

Angel AbbyGrace
9 years ago

We are purring for you Zoe.

Kitty Cat Chronicles
9 years ago

We are sorry to hear about Zoe’s kidney disease, but at least you have a diagnosis and can figure out what to do next. We don’t know much about it, so we don’t have any advice, but we will definitely be sending lots of love, purrs, and prayers your way!

Dip and Elliot
9 years ago

So sorry to hear you have all not been well. Hope you are feeling better soon and no more vet visits.
Dip and Elliot x

Layla Morgan Wilde (Cat Wisdom 101)

Lots of continued purrs coming your way. CKD usually progresses slowly. Merlin was diagnosed four years ago and as you know is 20.

madi and mom
9 years ago

Zoe darling friend we are so sorry you have all this going on…but hang on sweet girl your peeps are working hard to make you feel better
Hugs madi your bfff

9 years ago

I’m thankful for the advances in vet medicine that allow us to keep our cats comfortable and as healthy as possible when they fall ill. I know especially kind and caring people live at Brian’s house. Sending healing purrs and prayers to Zoe, Brian, and everyone.

The Poupounette Gang
9 years ago

You are very lucky to have such wonderful parents who will stop at nothing to make you feel well and show you how much they love you. That is life as it should be lived!

The Chans

Deztinee High
9 years ago

Dat’s pawsum Brian. Glad yous all awe duin’ better. Weez keep purraying fur y’all. And yous wight, knowledge is da key to managin’ so much.

Luv ya’

Dezi and Lexi

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
9 years ago

dood…sum times de best add vize & most help full add vize… comes knot frum de doctor//vet peepulz, but frum de momz & dadz who experienced it ….furst paw….

♥♥♥♥ continmewed healtheez two all N de blessings frum frank az all wayz !!

Sherri-Ellen T-D.
9 years ago

Yow Brian me n Mum are so reeleeved yer bettur! N we iz purrin n purrayin fer Zoe. Me got Mum to email yer Dad wif sum info n she iz gonna check her diariez fer any more info she can share wif yer Dad n Mum okayz??
WE are wif ya in diz!
~~head rubz~~ n **paw kissez**
Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum xxxxx

Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

You look wonderful, Brian. I’m sorry to hear about Sister Zoe. So many kitties get kidney disease. TW is always worried about me as I get older. As the peeps say getting old is a contact sport. I’m sending healing purrz to all of you.

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
9 years ago

Sending purrs and hugs to your kitties.

Shaggy & Scout
9 years ago

This blogosphere is a wonderful place!

Maxwell, Faraday & Allie

We heartily second that. The cat blogosphere has so many amazingly knowledgeable and caring people. We too are thankful for them all!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You

We are so sorry to hear of Zoe’s CRF, but it’s wonderful that you have so much support from families who have been there and will help you learn along the way. Purrs for Sister Zoe and for your Mom and Dad, whose heads must be spinning by now.

9 years ago

I am glad you are feeling so much better Brian, but sorry to hear that sister Zoe has CKD. Hopefully it can be managed well and she will have a lot more years ahead of her.

The OP Pack
9 years ago

Yes, it truly is amazing how much we can learn here and how willing peeps of pets are willing to share:) Glad to hear things are going well for Zoe.

Woos – Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

Mark's Mews
9 years ago

*sigh* Physical problems seem inevitable for us kitties. The Beins go through a decade and usually dont seem to change, but our path is faster… Fortunately, care for many of our ailments improves, so we can look forward to longer lives these days. Purrs to all of you.

9 years ago

Brian, your mom and dad will be able to get jobs at the vet office pretty soon. They are leaning so much medical stuff on cats (sad though)

Emma and Buster
9 years ago

so sorry to hear that zoe has kidney disease. just as everyone we pray that this disease can be managed by diet and medication and care and that she will have a long happy life with all of you despite this. our purrs.

Quill & Greyson
9 years ago

We sure hope you’re feeling better soon.

Georgia and Julie
9 years ago

Yes, there are lots of good friends in the blogosphere and good advice too.
Purrs for Zoe.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ

9 years ago

mes furry thankful that yous guys is doing better, That makes mes thanksful!!!

The Island Cats
9 years ago

It sounds like you caught the kidney disease issue early. With proper care and treatment, Zoe can live with it for many years. We’re glad to hear her diabetes is under control. And that you’re feeling better too, Brian.

9 years ago

The people in Blogville are incredible, aren’t they? I wish that I could help with the chronic kidney disease but that’s not something we’ve had any experience with. We did deal with an acute kidney infection – but that’s different.

I know that you will do the very best for Sister Zoe!

9 years ago

Diabetes and CRF are unfortunately two diseases that often occur together. Hopefully you can find a good balance of treatment to help keep Zoe happy and healthy. Purrs to you.

9 years ago

Sorry about Sister Zoey!!!
Both illness are so bad, but I´m sending purrs for her like everyone here.
So much kisses!!!

9 years ago

So sorry about the kidney disease. That is not a good thing. We don’t have any advice, just know what it means for a cat.

Kitties Blue
9 years ago

We don’t have any advice for you, but we have lots of purrs and prayers for Zoe and all the other kitties in the house. We love you guys super bunches, and we want you all to be well. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Harvey Button
9 years ago

I just KNOW you will fight Zoe’s corner with every fibre of your being! The right food, lots of love and vet care and you will keep her with us for a LONG time!

Harvey, Miranda and Silver

9 years ago

Hi Brian, glad Zoe is doing much better now.
Its great that pals help with all their vast experience, as well as having good vets.
Wishing Zoe lots of good times ahead. :=o)
Thank you for joining our Thankful Thursday Weekly Blog Hop.
I always appreciate you talking time to join our hop and enjoy reading your posts. *waves paw* :=o)