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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80 thoughts on “Thankful Thursday Blog Hop: My Biopsy Results

  1. messymimi

    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.

  2. Einstein

    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.

  3. The J-Cats

    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!

  4. Loulou

    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.

  5. 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! 😀

  6. Teddy

    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

  7. Zoolatry

    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 …

  8. Mya

    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 🙂

  9. Sandra Hangey

    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

  10. Cathy Kennedy


    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!

  11. Sandee

    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. ♥

  12. Ellen Pilch

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

  13. lapaylor

    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

  14. Purrseidon

    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!

  15. Jan K

    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! ♥

  16. Leah

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

  17. Catscue

    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.

  18. 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. You take care Brian.

  19. Caren

    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 to be here a looong, looong time!! You are so special to me Brian and you know it! xoxo

  20. da tabbies o trout towne

    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 😉

  21. Patricia

    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!

  22. Cathy Keisha

    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.

  23. Marjorie Dawson

    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.

  24. The OP Pack

    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

  25. Wylie Hudson

    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. 

  26. Mickeys Musings

    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 

  27. Kitties Blue

    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

  28. Angie

    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!

  29. Marv and Mom

    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.

  30. 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.

  31. The Oceanside Animals

    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 anything that ends in ‘-OMA’ or ‘-EMIA’ or such. The medicine will help you feel better soon!”

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