Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: Thank You for Your Kindness and Support for Sister Sascha – Update 3

thankful thursday blog hop brian - Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!Welcome to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop where we love to take the opportunity to express our thankfulness for the many blessings in our lives. I must admit that this week has been challenging with the unexpected turn of events with Sister Sascha. But we are so thankful for your outpouring of love and support along with the many messages, ecards and comments we’ve received. You, my friends, are why our Blogville family is so special.

Now, here is the Sister Sascha Update 3.  The search is still on for the cause of her problems.  As a recap, Sister Sascha went in for a dental and the Dentist noticed she could not hear her heart like she should.  That was a darn good catch by the Dental Vet.  Sister Sascha had a chest x-ray and a quick ultrasound and there was a cystic pouch near one area of her heart that had fluid in it.  Then three things happened.  First was a full body CT Scan, second was to remove lots of the fluid and send it for analysis, third was another blood panel because her white blood count was really low.

So, the full body CT San was good, nothing unusual and the area near the heart is a cystic structure with no overt signs of cancer.  Then there was the fluid sample from the cystic pouch.  There was a little inflammation present but the better news is there were zero cancer cells.  The blood work shows her white cell count still to be too low._

That’s where we are.  She can’t have a dental procedure with her white cell count so low because her body wouldn’t be able to fight off and potential infection.  She is still in pain on the left side of her mouth and mostly unwilling to eat on her own.  Dad. and Mom are syringe feeding her twice daily and we’re keeping her on pain meds.

Next steps.  We’re not really sure, but she’ll have her blood work redone on Friday.  There might be a bone marrow biopsy at some point, but the Dad and Mom are a bit frazzled right now.  The specialists haven’t been able to piece together the puzzle as to the cause of the low white cell count issue.

Today we’re also thankful to have a great group at the Upstate Veterinary Specialists on our team and as always we’re thankful for Dr. Carolyn Anderson and the staff at The Cat Clinic of Greenville on Sascha’s team.

Oh, and many of you asked about me, I’m doing much better now and that problem of mine I won’t mention seems to have retreated.  Gracie, while not completely better, is must better and Precious is doing well.  What are you thankful for today? Tell us in the comments and then hop on over and join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, we’d love that.

Remember, adopt cats, we deserve it!!!!! More Forever Homes More Often! Purrrrr! Zip! Later!

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6 years ago

I guess all things considered, that’s quite a bit of good news for all of you. Continued purrs for everyone in your family who is not 100%. Gosh, after reading about your serious health problems, I’m thankful that I’m only having to deal with allergies!

Crystal Stewart
6 years ago
Reply to  Raven

Hope you find the cause and soon. Hope Her blood count is better on Friday. Sending lots of purrs your way. Thankful for the sunshine, that it’s not snowing and just to be alive.

William's Kith & Kin
6 years ago

Good news so far! We’ll keep purring for all of you during this fretful time.

The Island Cats
6 years ago

We continue to send purrs to Sascha and all of you. We hope the vets can figure out what is going on with Sascha and it is treatable and she can get her dental done. Special purrs to your mom and dad, Brian. We know how stressful this is for them.

The Florida Furkids
6 years ago

We’re still sending purrs and prayers to all of you!!

The Florida Furkids

Fur Everywhere
6 years ago

We are so sorry that Sascha is still in so much pain. But she couldn’t have two better humans to take care of her than you two! We will continue to purr and pray for her. We love you all bunches <3

6 years ago

Well, we are glad the first two things checked out for Sascha okay. Now we’re purring and praying they can figure out that white blood cell problem, and fix it. Hugs to you all.

6 years ago

Mee iss fankfull Sisfur Sascha iss home with all of youss’ Brian! an mee iss fankfull fur yur furendship. An fur yur sue-pport!!
An fankfull LadyMum has been so sweet since mee Purrincess left. (LadyMum iss all ways ncie butt shee REELLY ‘getss’ mee an iss comfertin mee a lot!)
Sendin all mee POTP to you an Sisfur sacha an sum xtra fur Sisfur Precious…just inn case! An Sisfur Gracie you go gurl!!!!
***nose rubsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxxxxxx

6 years ago

I’m glad you, Gracie and Precious are doing better, Brian! I’m purring for the vets to find a treatment for Sascha.

6 years ago

all paws and fingers are crossed for your next appointment… and we are thankful too that you have such fabulous vets who check efurrything before they start a treatment… hugs to Sascha and lots of potp

The Poupounette Gang
6 years ago

We are thankful that you are all holding your own. We will be even more thankful once Sascha’s problem is sorted and she can have the dental so she can eat properly again.

The Chans

Little Binky and Granny

We are thankful that you all are feeling better, Brian :) Healing Pawkisses are continue for sister Sacha and purrayers for a positive outcome are on the way <3 <3 <3

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

We’re thankful that while you may not have all the answers at the moment, that things seem to be improving in some areas! Purring and praying and sending lots of hugs and buddy bumps!

The Menagerie Mom
6 years ago

We continue to send you all our purrs and prayers! This must be such a tough time for you all, but your Sascha has wonderful parents and fantastic veterinarians keeping watch over her.

Nicki and Derry
Nicki and Derry
6 years ago

Cautious good news — no cancer evident — but obviously the medical mystery remains. We hope this is resolved soon, so Sister Sascha can be treated, then have her dental. Poor love. Continued purrs from us to her and to you all.

Pam Greer
6 years ago

Sending you lots of love, hugs, and purrs. Glad that it is not cancer and hopeful that they figure it out. Glad you are doing better too.

6 years ago

We so hope the vet can find out what is the matter with Sascha and help her. It is just so hard when they are sick and you just don’t know what to do. So glad Brian, that you are better and that Precious is holding her own. Sending tons of purrs to everyone.

Pat Hatt
6 years ago

Can sure be super frustrating when the cause can’t be found. Hopefully a remedy will be discovered soon. Everyone else on the upswing is great news indeed.

6 years ago

No cancer cell, it’s a good news. But the low white cell count is worrying. I hope the vet can find out what’s going on with Sister Sascha. Sending purrs your way xo

Mr Puddy
6 years ago

Miss Sascha, you are so lucky ! You got good VET!
I’m so happy to hear you don’t have cancer cells ! I keep praying & purring for you, Miss ❤️
For Brain, me do paw crossed for you, buddy!
Hug to your fameowly

Eastside Cats
6 years ago

Spay and Neuter!
Adopt, Don’t Shop!
Remember the shelter animals!
And purrs to Sascha

Katie Isabella
Katie Isabella
6 years ago

Me and Mom love each of you. Bunches. That says it all for us.

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
6 years ago

Sending purrs and prayers.

Angel Sammy and Teddy
6 years ago

Glad you’re feeling better Brian – and it sounds like most of Sascha’s issues have turned out to be “fixable or already fixed” except for the white cell mystery. As for her mouth – it would be nice to know what on earth is going on there but until she’s “ALL CLEAR” with her body you can’t do a thing about her dental issues. You know that everyone in the entire blogosphere is purring and praying that things turn out just fine all the way around. Sounds like all of you are better though and THAT’s BIG news. POTP on… Read more »

Erin the Cat, Princess

So glad that there is so much positive going on in your home, Brian, for everyone, but we’ll not let up on the purrs and prayers just yet as we knows there is a way to go yet.
Stay well and may the week bring lot more good things your way.
Thankful purrs and prayers

Da DB Boyz
6 years ago

We are sending POTP for Sascha’s white cell count to grow so the doctors can help her mouth.
Jakey, Arty & Rosy

6 years ago

We will continue to be grateful and purr for dear Sascha.

6 years ago

Oh Sasha, what is wrong with your adorable self? I sure hope they can get to the bottom of your problems.

6 years ago

Dear Mr Brian,
I am thankful that your family is doing better. We will continue to purray for Sister Sasha, and that her heath improves.
Sending you love and strength
Marv and Mommy

Three Chatty Cats
6 years ago

Thank goodness the dental vet knew something was wrong. Sending lots of hugs and purrs to Sister Sascha!

Gemini, Ichiro, and Ham

We are thankful for the good news and hope that things return to a point where she can have the dental so she can eat again. Poor girl!

Cathy Keisha
6 years ago

I feel so sorry for Sascha that she can’t have that painful tooth out. That might be where the infection that’s causing the low white blood count is from.

Madi and Mom
6 years ago

Please give Sascha a gentle hug from mom and a kiss on her noggin from me.
Healing hugsto you Gracie and Brian…you get extra hugs for being a good brudder
Hugs madi your bfff

Random Felines
6 years ago

We are thankful that vet was on top of everything. Purrs to all of you

6 years ago

We’re thankful for you, your sibs, and you parents, Brian. Stopping by always leaves us with a huge smile. Meeting your Dad at BlogPaws was just the icing on the cake! We’ve been thinking about and praying for Sascha all week. We hope she feels better soon – and gets that dental so she can eat on her own again.

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
6 years ago

dood….pleez due knot menshun.. what we noe… what yur talkin bout…. coz it will jinx….. continmewed blessings from R total lee awesum pal St Francis two each oh ewe, we hope sascha’s low count improves eeee menz lee…it may bee frum an infectionz in her tooth ??? pawz crossed for ewe all and hugs two mom N dad oh kay ~ ♥♥♥

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song
6 years ago

This does sound like a horrible nightmare. We send your parents lots of love and sympathy and we are praying very hard for an answer to Sascha’s problems and a quick recovery from it and the surgery

6 years ago

So glad to hear some of the check-up went well and that here is no “c” … We are sending over the power of the paw and prayers that sweet Sascha will be on her road to recovery soon. That was an excellent catch by the dental vet, for sure.

caren gittleman
6 years ago

This is overall GOOD news (except for Sister Sascha not being able to eat normally)……..and YES that is one exceptional Vet Tech who was on the ball and caught that she couldn’t hear Sascha’s heart properly, THANK COD she caught that! Paws crossed that they are able to find out what is wrong, but thank COD it is not the evil “C”!! xoxo

Lola The Rescued Cat
6 years ago

We’re thankful Sascha does mot have cancer! And that the rest of you are in the mend.

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
6 years ago

Good news – purrayers and POTP continue for everybody !

I am thankful for all my rescue animals – past and present !

Katie Kat and the Ninja Kittenz

Lots of Purrz and Prayerz fur Sascha right now! We love you sweetie and pray that your white blood cell count will raise asap… -Katie and the Katz

Carol Roe
6 years ago

We’re purraying everyone feels much better soon. Our thankful post is here. . .

Mary Kirkland
6 years ago

I hope they find the cause of the problem.

Memories of Eric and Flynn

I am glad that the tests are good for Sascha. Could the low leukocyte count be caused by her painful mouth. Although the count is usually high to fight infection, I know that confusingly, it can also be low. I hope the vet can quickly find the cause so she can soon have her dental.
I am glad you are feeling better too, Brian.

Jan K
6 years ago

Oh, we’re so glad most of you are doing better, but so worried about Sascha. It can be so frustrating to not know what’s going on so they can just fix it. We will continue to pray for her. ♥

Julie Mackenzie & kitties

Whew! We were holding our breaths while reading the results for dear Sascha. Soooo happy it’s not cancer, so that’s not in the picture. We hope her low white cell count cause can be discovered without going through too much more in the way of tests. Lots and lots of purrs for Sascha and prayers for you, our friends. Glad other kitties are hanging in, a real challenging time for the whole family and we can relate. Hugs. oxoxoxoxox

Chopin and Bridgie with Mom Julie

Hobo Hudson
6 years ago

Keeping on sending healing thoughts and wishes to Sascha. Brian, I’m glad you, Gracie and Precious are feeling better.

The Daily Pip
6 years ago

Wow, that was a good catch by the dentist. I hope her blood work on Friday is better. Paws crossed.

Mickey's Musings
6 years ago

We are thankful for the good news at your place.
We purr really hard that the Vets will find a way to help Sascha too.
It is hard on our folks when bad things happen because they love us so much.
We send along extra purrs for your folks.
Stay well friends.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

Prints the Cat
6 years ago

Glad to hear so far it is not cancer. We hope the vet can figure this out soon!

Ellen Pilch
6 years ago

I am so sorry that Sascha is not feeling well. I am praying for her. Thank you for the kind words you left for me on the loss of Phoebe. XO

John Bellen
6 years ago

That is good news indeed, Brian. But poor Sascha’s dilemma continues. At least there is no sign of cancer. Ihope there is progress soon, but it sounds like it won’t be until next week at the soonest. Every minute you guys are in pain is an eternity to your mum and dad, I know.

Patrick Tillett
6 years ago

At least it wasn’t “bad” news. I could have been better, but I”m sure better news is coming.
We’re struggling with health issues around here also. All of you, hang in there…

Scylla, Fenris, Tuiren, YinYang & Chimera (ATCAD)

We are thankful there was such a positive update. Could sister Sascha be battling some sort of infection? We will keep all of you in our purrs.

Sailor Edgar
6 years ago

Hoping for the best for Sister Sascha!

6 years ago

Are keeping positive thoughts and prayers going for sweet Sascha and all the family. Warm hugs and nose kisses

Hairballs and Hissyfits

we just want you to know that we are thinking of you! We hope you guys get down to the bottom of what ails Sascha soon!

6 years ago

We’re sending lots of snuggles and prayers to Sascha and hope the mystery is solved soon,xx Speedy and Rachel

Dennis the Vizsla
6 years ago

hello brian its dennis the vizsla dog hay i am sorry to heer that it is still a mistry wot is up with sister sascha i shoor hope they kan figger it owt soon!!! for now i am kontinyooing to send lots of vizsla tail wags for her to feel better and the hipster kitties ar keeping up the purrs!!! ok bye