Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: My Biopsy Results

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Howdy gang, thanks once again for stopping by for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop. I am always thankful to each of you for joining us! Each and every Thursday we share the things for which we are most thankful and we always enjoy reading all of the things you are thankful for too. If you are new to our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, thanks for hopping in, we really do get excited when new blogger pals join us!

Today, I am thankful that we got the results of my biopsy. I have IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) which we’ll manage and treat accordingly. There was no sign of lymphoma and no sign of cancer cells. Who would have thought that IBD would be good news, but in my case it sure is, we’ll take it.

I’ve started weaning off of some of the meds I’ve been on for years and so far that process is going well. I’m starting on Prednisolone to treat my IBD. I’ll have a follow up appointment with our wonderful IM Vet in about a month.

I’m also thankful for my wonderful regular Vet, my IM Vet and the Vet Techs who always take such good care of me. Oh yea, I’m thankful for my Mom and Dad too, they take such good care of me! So, what are you thankful for today??? Tell us in the comments and then join us for our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

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Summer
19 days ago

I’m glad you only have IBD too, Brian! I will call that a win.

Angel Amber and Mom
19 days ago

That news is definitely something to be thankful for! 🙂

Charles Huss
19 days ago

IBD sure beats the other things you mentioned.

Ernie the Island Cat
19 days ago

That’s good news, Brian!

messymimi
messymimi
19 days ago

You have a wonderful team of people on your side, i hope the meds take care of your symptoms and have you feeling like your usual self in no time.

meowmeowmans
19 days ago

We are thankful for this bit of good news, Brian. IBD is definitely better thank lymphoma, right? Hugs to you all.

angiesrecipes
19 days ago

That’s good to hear, Brian. I am so happy for you and the gang!

foley monster and pocket
foley monster and pocket
19 days ago

That is something we can all be thankful for.

Einstein
19 days ago

Brian we are happy you now know what is going on and can get the right medication. Brother Rumpy has something similar and it responds well to the prednisone he takes for his asthma. Our Dad likes less medication when possible. Purrs to you, Mom and Dad and the family.

The J-Cats
19 days ago

Oh, Brian, that is such a relief! We are thankful, together with you, that it is “only” IBD, which can be treated and managed, rather than those other awful pawssibilities.
Pawpats and kitty kisses to you!

Loulou
19 days ago

OH, WE ARE SO, SO HAPPY FOR YOU. Yes, that…other thing…can be controlled and I’m sure you will be back in shape in no time. YEA for good vets and your wonderful family.

easyweimaraner
19 days ago

we see it as da good news too… and we know your vet will do da best for ya… because he is da best.

Meezer'sMews&Terrieristical Woofs

We are very thankful with you Brian and your furmily, of this good news…well, good in that is is the lesser of the problems it could have been…
So thankful we just want to woof, Hooray!

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties

Oh boy, so so so very happy you have a manageable condition not the awful C! You had us worried, but now we’re so thankful and happy! Purrs to you!
We went with a Mo Cats post, but since we’re thankful for Mo cats, we’re gonna join your hop anyway, hope that’s ok! 😀

The Creative Cat
18 days ago

Yes, IBD is great news considering the alternatives. Good luck from here!

Molly
18 days ago

This is certainly great news to be thankful for.

Teddy
18 days ago

Brian my friend – you have MADE MY DAY. I’m glad no sign of cancer and while IBD is no fun, YOU GOT THIS!!!! Sending you hugs……..

Love, Teddy

Madison
18 days ago

That is a huge relief to not have cancer! Other diseases are not good but they are better than the “c”. Take care of yourself.

Zoolatry
18 days ago

We are waving our paws for you Brian and your family that you’ve received “happy news”, that no really bad things are going on. We know now that you will be well cared for, that this is treatable and as we’ve always known ~ you are in loving hands, every day in every way. It is indeed something we are all thankful for today …

Mya
Mya
18 days ago

That’s great news that you have the lesser of two evils…I hope you feel better soon! You have a lot to be thankful! That’s nice 🙂

Derry and the biped
18 days ago

Brian, we are so relieved it’s not lymphoma, even though IBD is challenging enough. All our purrs and purrayers to you, and we hope the Pred helps tremendously. ♥

Sandra Hangey
Sandra Hangey
18 days ago

I am thankful with you and with your mom and dad that these results are better than what we all feared. Hugs and potp coming to you from me and Beau

Lucy and Xena
18 days ago

We are all thankful you got the least worrisome of all the test results, Brian! And we’re thankful our Riley is healthy and happy. XOX Xena, Lucy and Mom

Cathy Kennedy
18 days ago

Brian,

I’m glad your mom and dad now know how to treat you. While IBD isn’t fun, it certainly isn’t the big, bad “C” word which is truly reason to be thankful and just plain tickled pink about, so I’m very, very happy to read the news. I think with the right diet, you’re going to be a.ok! Thanks for letting us know, little furriend!

The Florida Furkids
18 days ago

That’s FABULOUS news and something to be VERY thankful for. At least you can control IBD. We’re so happy for you!

Sandee
18 days ago

The mystery is now solved and a plan of care is in place. Such wonderful news. I know your peeps are most thankful. I’m thankful for such a good outcome.

Thank you for hosting the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. Scritches all around and my best to your peeps. ♥

Katie Isabella
18 days ago

Thank goodness, Brian. I am very glad that the news wasn’t far worse. Take care handsome boy. You have my purrs.

Ellen Pilch
Ellen Pilch
18 days ago

I am so happy to read this news. I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for hosting. Have a great day. XO

Ducky & Bogie's Mom
18 days ago

That’s great that it isn’t cancer! As someone else said, at least IBD is controllable. Good, too, that you’re weaning off some of your other meds!

Millie & Walter
18 days ago

We’re glad that your news is better than you thought it could be. Our paws are crossed that you do well on your new treatment plan.

Cecilia Upchurch
18 days ago

Brian what wonderful news!! Yes IBD is manageable and you have a very good Management Team
Hugs Cecilia

lapaylor
lapaylor
18 days ago

hooray!!! (by the way you’re one handsome cat!) good news indeed. Something treatable. Annoying but not life threatening! Yea for doctors and yea for mom and dad who love you

Purrseidon
Purrseidon
18 days ago

I’m relieved it is only IBD… have you tried the collodial silver water that you can ingest? I’ve heard – but not tried – that can heal digestive issues… It is something like a tablespoon for a human, so would probably only be a drop or two for someone our size… research it!
Purrseidon

Jen
Jen
18 days ago

A manageable condition to be sure. I’m interested to hear what works for Brian.

Jan K
18 days ago

Oh, we are so relieved there is no nasty cancer! Yay! We hope they can get everything figured out for your IBD though, so you can feel 100% better soon, Brian! ♥

Leah
18 days ago

Oh that is good news indeed Brian, a much better diagnosis than lymphoma! Hopefully the prednisolone will help! You look so handsome today!

Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat

Excellent news, given the alternative! Yay, Brian!

Sue Brandes
Sue Brandes
18 days ago

So thankful it’s something they can treat.

Catscue
18 days ago

That is wonderful news Brian! We are all so relieved, enjoy your day sweet boy. I bet your Peeps are breathing sighs of relief and starting to relax again – hugs to Brian’s Peeps.

Savannah’s Paw Tracks

I have had IBD for several years. We managed it very successfully for 3 years with a raw chicken diet. Then we moved to Nulo Turkey/chicken and that worked for several more years. Now, because I have CKD, we have moved to First Mate chicken and chicken tuna because of its low phosphorus and high moisture content. I also started prednisone earlier this year, transdermal ear gel. But it was making my ears go bald and my fur around my ears turned brown!! So for now I am off the pred gel for about 3 months and so,far so good.… Read more »

Stacy Hurt
18 days ago

Great news! Xoxo.

Sweet Purrfections
18 days ago

We’re happy to hear you don’t have cancer! IBD can be treated and we know you’re the king of your castle.

The Poupounette Gang
18 days ago

IBD is a paon but there are so many things that are so much worse, and so we are happy for you, Brian, and we know that your parents will give you the very best of care.

Purrs,
Tama and Benny

Regine Karpel
Regine Karpel
18 days ago

Such good news. Yay.
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Pumpkinpuddy
Pumpkinpuddy
18 days ago

Thank Bast for good news!

Caren
18 days ago

Brian, you KNOW I am BEYOND THANKFUL that you have IBD………and not anything evil. I am also BEYOND THANKFUL that your Dad didn’t do the kind of biopsy that I did….I will never, ever, ever do that again….even if what happened was like a 1 in a million chance it would happen. NEVER, EVER again. I wish I had known about the type of biopsy that you had when Cody had his biopsy (which had he lived, also turned out to be IBD…)……my boy should still be here. I am so happy that YOU ARE HERE and I want you… Read more »

Guido the Italian Kitty

Catzowey! I’m ecstaticat to hear your meowvalous news & keeping my keen cat eyes on ya from up up up here at the Heavenly Catpuccino Cloud Cafe!

Annabelle
18 days ago

We are all thankful too Brian. We are so glad you have such good caring Vets and also your Mom and Dad are the best!

A ShutterBug Explores
18 days ago

Oh sweet photo of you and so glad you are going to be well and have a treatable situation ~ Xo

Living in the moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

da tabbies o trout towne
da tabbies o trout towne
18 days ago

dood….in thiz instanze…IBD beetz C……continmewed blessingz frum R pal
St Francis….and we iz glad yur gettin rid oh sum oh that… medisin in yur chest 😉

Service Cats US
18 days ago

This is pawsum mews Brian…so to speak. We’re so happy it’s nothing serious. We’re sending lots of hugs and purrayers.

Luvs ya’

RaenaBelle and Zebby

Patricia
18 days ago

I am thankful that your biopsy came back without anything really horrible happening. Sorry that your gut is having problems but now that you know what the problem is it can be managed. I know your people are very relieved!

Mary McNeil
Mary McNeil
18 days ago

We are thankful that your results were so good – and treatable ! Purrs !

Cathy Keisha
18 days ago

Here, here! Glad you don’t have the C thing. My loss might be your gain. Dr. D. is moving back to SC. *sob sniffle* She’s the only vet I’ve ever trusted to take my blood or trim my claws. She’s so good with cats.

Marjorie Dawson
Marjorie Dawson
18 days ago

This can be coped with and I am glad to hear the news is nothing worse. I am trying to get my post ready but it might be tomorrow.

A Green Ridge
18 days ago

Oh thank GOD!! I have been praying for your four sorry little paws, Brian. I actually have tears in my eyes as I type this!!…jp

The OP Pack
The OP Pack
18 days ago

Hip Hip Hooray – IBD is way easier to take than the evil C word. We are happy that cancer was ruled out. We know your peeps will get things under control with the new steps.

Woos – Lightning, Misty, and Timber

Diane
Diane
18 days ago

I’m sure IBD is no fun yet, I am so relieved that this is treatable.

Melissa & Mudpie
18 days ago

That truly is wonderful news! And you have such a wonderful family taking care of you.

Wylie Hudson
18 days ago

That is good news indeed, Brian. Not that you suffer from IBD, but it’s so much better than what it could have been. Now, don’t hide when your dad wants to give you your new medicine. 

The LLB Gang
18 days ago

What wonderful news Brian…well, not the IBD, but no C is the best news ever!!
xoxo,
Arty and the Gang

Mickeys Musings
18 days ago

Hello handsome Brian.
I am happy that the news is pretty goon and treatable !
Also relieved that there are no cancer cells. YAY!!!!
I am pretty sure your folks can help you with the IBD 🙂
Purrs, Julie 

Eastside Cats
18 days ago

Brian, we are thankful for the labs results, knowing that you are one your way to feeling much better soon.
Hugs to you, handsome!

CRYSTAL AND DAISY MAE
18 days ago

So happy for you and you only have IBD which can be treated. So that’s sorta a win for you

Kitties Blue
18 days ago

Your thankful Brian is the very best thankful of the week. We cannot beat it with any of ours. we are so happy that your diagnosis is something treatable. We will keep you in our prayers and are sending POTP! XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet

Create With Joy
18 days ago

We are so glad to hear that your diagnosis is the best of the possibilities.
Hope that now that you have been properly diagnosed you are feeling better SOON!
xoxo

Angie
18 days ago

Glad you are “happy” with the biopsy results. Any sort of disease is not good, but some are worse than others. And we are so blessed to have loving people around us to help us through these times!

Random Felines
Random Felines
18 days ago

We are glad they got a disgonis that is manageable

Marv and Mom
18 days ago

Brian! We are thankful that you have a diagnosis. Yes, there is going to be changes, but I am sure you are going to feel better! We send you and your folks our love and strength.

Peppylady(Dora)
18 days ago

Thanks for sharing. I know Mom and Dad takes good care of you.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Little Binky and Granny

Most wonderful news of the day, sweet Brian. We’re happy for you beyond words, but send Healing Pawkisses anyway, because we want you to suffer as little as possible from it. Here they come🐾😽💞

Adorapurr
17 days ago

I’m so thankful yoo are being cared for by such wonderpurr hoomons. Sending prayers all continues to go well. Love, Dori

Jacqueline Carter
17 days ago

So thankful for your good news, sweet boy, hope you feel much better asap!…Happy Friday!…XO…J, Sukki

Memories of Eric and Flynn

That is the most wonderful news, Brian. I am on a cruise and the Internet is so slow it is hard to visit but I had to check in on you.

Three Chatty Cats
17 days ago

Sounds like good news! IBD is better than the alternatives. Hugs to you and I hope you’re feeling better soon!

Wing Commander Basil & The B Team

Dude, that’s epic news and we’re cheering supurr loudly at BBHQ for mew! Today we’re thankful for being able to get the PC repaired this week, and we’re epically thankful for the little hedgehog who appeared in the garden a few nights ago; we haven’t seen one since the summer floods in 2013, so it was a great week.

Darla M Sands
16 days ago

I’m so happy your results show a treatable disease. 🙂 I am thankful the weather has turned cooler.

Ananka
15 days ago

Awww that is such good news that it isn’t more serious and easy to manage 😀 Your dad must be so relieved too. Big hugs from me xx

The Oceanside Animals
15 days ago

Charlee: “IBD! Chaplin, that’s what you have.” Chaplin: “No I don’t.” Charlee: “Yes you do! It’s why you get that pill every morning.” Chaplin: “I don’t get a pill in the morning. I get a little canned food treat.” Charlee: “And it’s why you get that special kibble in the special dispenser that I can’t open.” Chaplin: “No it isn’t. I get the special food because I’m special and you’re not.” Charlee: “And it’s why—” Lulu: “Charlee, just give it up already.” Charlee: “*SIGH*” Lulu: “We’re glad you got this news, Brian, and not news involving the ‘C’ word or… Read more »

Anne M Robinson
13 days ago

Praise God all the prayers are being answered. Brian IBD is so much better than the alternatives. You take it slow and easy and you will be doing gret. LOTS OF LOVe