Thursday, March 23, 2017

The Heart of the Matter


Thank you to all who have asked about and prayed for Maggie. This means so much to us all.

Today, Maggie had a very long day that took a lot out of her...and only brought forth more mystery. Dr. S. did several tests, including more x-rays and an endoscopy. The lump in her throat seems to be some kind of swelling of unknown origin. It is compressing her trachea and compromising her breathing. She is now on anti-inflammatories which we hope will lessen, if not resolve, the swelling. 

The tests also revealed my fear that her heart is more enlarged and weaker, which also affects her breathing. Her heart is a serious factor in how we proceed. We are still not sure what is causing the lump and swelling. But, with cardiomyopathy, unknown swelling, and rattled breathing, congestive heart failure is a real fear.

For now, she will take the new prescriptions, along with her heart medication. We will closely monitor her heart, breathing, and the lump, and we will pray very heard for Maggie. Please join us. Hugs.

22 comments:

  1. I will be saying extra prayers for your sweet girl. I hope the medicines will help get rid of the lump as well as improve her heart function. Sending you love and hugs as I know you are very worried. XO

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    1. Thank you. We are very worried. And scared. Hugs. ❤

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  2. Praying that The Lord will hold her heart in His tender care.

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  3. Oh no. I'm so sorry to hear this about your beautiful Maggie. I truly hope the medication will help with her breathing and the lump too. I will pray for her.

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  4. Poor sweet love. All our purrs and purrayers to Maggie -- and to you. ♥

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  5. Poor Maggie and poor you and Bill to have so much to worry about.
    It really seems unfair that she's getting so much things going wrong withe her health despite all your efforts and caring.
    I'll keep Maggie and her loving family in my prayers.
    I hope she isn't suffering pain as well.
    Hugs and Prayers,
    Julia♡♡♡

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  6. Annie, you know I have never stopped praying for this sweet little girl, you or Chloe Jo. I really hope the new medications you two have will help you both to feel and get better. I know how much you are hurting watching Maggie struggle. I love you all and am sending warm hugs and won't stop praying, Janet

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  7. We know how worried you must be and we are all purring and praying for your sweet girl.

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  8. That lump... unknown origin. Sending more prayers for answers and praying that Maggie stays comfortable. I know you are doing all that is possible... and more. Sending prayers for you, Annie. Hope the meds knock out that pneumonia!

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  9. Sending more prayers up for Maggie. I've been offline for awhile due to computer issues so this is the first I've heard of this.

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  10. Lots and lots of prayers going up for Maggie! And ((HUGZ!)) to you.

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  11. These are hard times...it's so difficult to watch a loved one suffer.

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  12. Beautiful Maggie you have our love and prayers. XXOO and we won't stop thinking of you.

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  13. Awww Annie, I'm sorry that sweet Maggie is having such struggles. My grandma had congestive heart failure. Heart issues complicate a whole lot of things. I am praying for her to be completely healed. {{{Hugs}}} Incidentally, my grandma was named Maggie, too. :)

    Have a blessed weekend!

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  14. We are purring and praying for you, sweet Maggie, And for your mom and dad, too. We know this is so hard for you all.

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  15. Wishing your beautiful girl all the best. I know about heart issues in cats all too well. Purrs and prayers that the meds help her feel better.

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  16. Purrs for your sweet, beautiful Maggie. I hope the new meds help control the inflammation and her heart condition.

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  17. We send a ton of purrs to Maggie and hope the medication helps her.

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  18. Prayers and best wishes! I have had these darlings, and understand the anxiety.

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  19. I can relate to the anxiety. Prayers and best wishes for her recovery, and your emorional strength.

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