7.11.10

Junie Update, Lee Is Facing Very Hard Decision

Hi everyone this is Sachie. We have been covering Junie's story here for couple of months now, while we are away from Mexico trip, Lee(Junie's mom) went through a lot with Junie... and Lee is facing very difficult situation right now. I would like to see what you guys think she should do. I know after all this, it is very hard to ask, but d0 any of our readers would like to take up a challenge to take care of Junie? I think this is our last resort. Lee can no longer care for little Junie for financial reasons...I pray to God that someone will come forward!! and this is Lee and Junie's jurney last few days:

October 27th,

Hi Everyone, Just a quick update on Junie. She has been sick for more than a week now. she only gets up to eat and go potty. I think it is the Dexemethason.We have not heard from the Dermatologist in 12 since our first visit. So much for our agreement.Also I did not want to go the steroid route but was told these oral pills were safe and different. I took her in to a regular vet and they tested her liver to make sure there was no drug interactions...we will find out tomorrow. Junie does have herpes. 95% of all cats have this when steroids are given it allows the herpes- to become full blown - like a cold. This is why she is sick. But it has been 12 days - and seems like a long time to be sick. She is not interested in playing or guests. I am hoping to hear from the Derm. tomorrow. She gave me her home number and I called but she has not called back. Maybe tomorrow????? What is wrong with vets these days???

November 2nd,

No - never heard from them.Unfortunately , junie took a turn for the worst today. Something set her off and Ive never seen her quite like this. She was soo stressed and looking at me to do something.She was running around the house trying desperately to get at herself. I gave her xtra medicine to calm down. she finally slept but was having trouble breathing too.That was early this morning and I just got home. She tore her collar off and tore herself open. There is blood everywhere. I just don't know what happened.What could have set her off? We need help. So if anyone knows a truly committed Dermatologist in New Hampshire please let me know.Otherwise, I am seriously considering putting her out of her misery.

November 3rd,

Hi There, Just back from emergency with Junie. She stopped presenting symptoms as soon as we were outside my house! So maybe its the house. BUT THEY FOUND A HEART MUMMER AND FLUID SURROUNDING HER HEART. Just returned from emergency AGAIN. Junie had her Lasix pills - heart medicine. But she was still breathing rapidly -THEN - She FELL down the stairs !!!! 12 Metal stairs leading to the upper part of my apartment. She lost her balance. OMG! So Ran her in to emergency because she had the rapid breathing to begin with and her eyes had been glazed over.She is doing better now. Thank Goodness for the amazing Vet there. She has seen us now 4 times in the last few months. We are going to a heart specialist tomorrow so she didn't charge me for the visit Bless her for that !!!! Thank you all for your help and prayers I hope we find an answer soon!I have a steamer that I use to clean the floors with. But my apartment is a converted attic in a very old house. I try and use natural cleaners and those free of dyes and perfume I have not brought anything new into the house. Nothing. Not even potpori or burned a candle. Maybe it is the house!!!!

November 4th,

Hi, I have ionic function on my Hepa filter but have read it is not healthy -gives off sothing- cant remember - was mentioned on consumer reports. But will consider.Just back from the Cardiologist. She has a murmur but they could not see it on the ecocardiogram. Very cool! but said she did have thick heart walls - not that bad and that she most likely is is suffering from asthma - as I keep arguing with the Dr.'s and not a heart problem. So 600$ today got me to the Cardiologist and Rg.vet for two inhalers. She is now being treated for asthma.

November 6th,

Hi All, So Asthma medication was $250 and Distribution Chamber for medication as $82.00 . But her breathing got better. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR CAT STEROID INJECTIONS FOR ASTHMA!! My last cat became diabetic due to this. It is not a safe way to treat asthma in cats -Inhalers are safer because its a localized steroid only effecting the lungs.The heart specialist and several internal medicine specialists have confirmed this for me.Just a thought on my end.That being said, Guys , I really hate to say this but I can not afford Junie any more. I have to be responsible to my self and my future. That's just reality and she is not at all a happy cat anymore. Plus I travel for work and the bording of her is expensive.This week I have spent $1000.00 and I will be bording her starting today through next wed. As I have a business trip. Unfortunately, she will be quarentined because she does not have all her vaccines, Only Rabies. This is because of her allergies. Please understand that your donations have helped. But the costs have greatly exceeded. She is very unhappy and I don't sleep much any more and it is effecting my work as well. she has now taken to laying in her box which I have read is a place of security for cats. She hardly ever purrs any more. Its just very sad for us both.Back to Asthma - another thought, Raw diet also helped with my last cat. I may try this with Junie.Sorry everyone. I'm just concerned lately. I love her to pieces but maybe its too much for us both. If someone else is willing to take this on - God bless them. I just cant do much more. Truly sorry.Did hear back from someone in Hawaii associated w/ BF. They recommended an accupunturist here. But that is $200 initial visit and then treatment each time is expensive. I just cant do it. Her quality of life SUCKS.HUGS TO EVERYONE OUT THERE AND DEAR SACHI & GOMA.YOU HAVE ALL HELPED US IN SO MANY WAYS..THANK YOU JUST IS NOT ENOUGH...

16 comments:

jmuhj said...

Sharing widely and praying and purring hard. <3 Hold on sweet JUNIE KITTEN. <3

Sparkle said...

Shared on my Facebook page. I feel bad for both Junie and Lee.

AFSS said...

We feel bad for Junie & Lee. Healing purrs for Junie.

Anonymous said...

I have only just read over a few posts and maybe I missed something, but FWIW - could it be that Junie ingested something - i.e. a foreign object - that is making her tummy hurt so badly that she will chew herself up? Wish she could tell you what is wrong. :(

Patty Skypants said...

Me iz gonna purray some more for Junie! xxoo Bhu

Jennie said...

I'm sorry, but it sounds like you need to put Junie down if her quality of life sucks and she's having a hard time breathing now. Please don't put Junie through any more stressful treatments or moves. I know it may sound really tough or mean to say that she needs to be put down, but I'm just thinking about her happiness. When we put down our cat that had cancer, we realized that we should have put her down earlier than we did. We felt very guilty putting her through all the stress and trauma of treatments that did nothing to help. She stayed strong and endured the pain for us (our pet psychic helped us realize that) because she loved us even though she was ready to go. You've done SO MUCH for this precious girl and she doesn't ever seem to be getting better. I hope this helps. (PS: if you need it, I highly recommend getting in contact with Cindy Smith the "animal communicator." She's very very good with talking to our animals. She does phone interviews and doesn't have to come to your house personally. Look her up on the internet or let me know if you need more info) Best wishes

pook555 said...

All of my kitties and I are so sad to hear of Junie's deteriorating condition. We all send healing purrs!!

Anonymous said...

So sorry about Junie's condition...wish I could help. Does the house you live in have gas heat? My sister's cat had some of the later symtoms that you stated that Junie has...the vet recommended putting her down. It just about broke my heart....to make a long story short, they had a gas leak and it affects small animals and babies quicker than it does adults.. Moved her out of the house. Got the gas leak fixed. She lived 5 more years!!!! All symtoms went away...we are praying for you and Junie...All my kitties,..18 right now send our love.

T said...

My heart breaks reading this post - both for Lee and Junie. LEe has done an amazing thing rescuing this baby and keeping her and trying to get her help in spite of all the emotional, physical and financial difficulty. Hopefully by spreading the word about Junie we can raise more money for her care, find someone who can help and/or offer some insight. No one wants to see either Lee or Junie suffer any more.
x0

Missy said...

Praying!!!!!!

kbryan said...

It pains my heart, but I think it is time to let Junie go. You have done your very best for her, and she has had days of quality life with you. I think the most merciful thing that you can you, is to end her suffering. Please let her go so that you both can be in a better place. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You have done so much for Junie, but maybe it is time to let go. She will fight as long as you want her to, as that's what they often do, but deep down, she's probably ready. She has felt so much love with you, and you have gotten the same from her. I think the best gift you could give her now would be to allow her to go to the rainbow bridge.

I have to say, hats off to you for doing all you have. No matter what you decide now, you're life is forever changed for having known Junie and taken such good care of her.

Andrea Fujiro said...

..Only Love to Junie.. There comes a time when we must be the guardians of our cat children when it's very hard. Junie's quality of life is so poor, money alone can't save her. She is stressed, in pain and ill. She doesn't know why. Cats are stoic and want to always "put up a strong appearance", because they are wild. Our beloved Junie is probably even more miserable than she shows, based on the updates. My sad hearted suggestion is to find a vet that uses the euthansia drug "Fatal Plus". It's new and costs more than "Sleep Away" which is what most vets use now. Fatal Plus is an immediate and peaceful passing. Your loved one will pass the barrier before she is even aware. I'll never use anything else. Place your Junie in God's capable hands and let the Fatal Plus give her His peace. I don't like to give up, but we have a duty to guard our cat babies against what they can't fight alone. With love and continuing prayers for Lee and Junie.

The Lee County Clowder said...

We have to agree, it might be time to let Junie go to The Bridge. Lee, you've done more than most beans would, with little to show for it. Junie is still in pain, with a very poor quality of life.

We don't envy you the decisions you will have to make.

As for help paying for Junie, Speaking for Spot has a long list of groups who might be able to help. IMOM and Feline Veterinary Emergency Assistance in particular might be able to help.

We're sending Lee and Junie comforting purrrrrsss and gentle headbuttss.

ppuuuurrrrrrrsss

Anonymous said...

Poor Junnie. No one should have to go through what they both are going through. No one deserves that. Nice people shouldn't have to go through this. There is no right answer. It's like a trick question. You can't take a life but you can't watch her suffer. If you see much hope keep her. I follow Junnie updates and it's just so sad.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in, to see if there was any new word on Junie.

Sending purrrrrsss and {{huggss}} for Junie & Lee, no matter how they both are.

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