33673Re: [FH] Happy Birthday, Bandit
- Jul 4, 2008Hi Sandy and Bandit,
Happy 7th Birthday Bandit!! :) We wish you many, many more!!
Enjoy your very special day and thank you for sharing it with us!
Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar ^..^
On Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 8:42 AM, Sandy Breeden <katsfurlife@...>
> Hi everyone:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> I know I very seldom contribute to this group and I must admit that I don't
> read all of the posts as I basically don't have the time and get so many
> Be that as it may, some of you may still remember us. Bandit is a Ragdoll
> and was a top show cat until he was diagnosed at 22 months of age with HCM
> and a level 5 heart murmur; two days after his diagnosis he threw a blood
> clot and was paralyzed. At that time euthanasia was mentioned but I
> couldn't do it. Within 24 hours the clot broke up but he was paralyzed long
> enough for his hind legs to atrophy. It took months for me to get him to
> start eating regularly but we made it. Now he is thin but still going
> strong. He is my soulmate and the love of my life. I have numerous other
> cats but Bandit has a part of my heart no one else can touch.
> Anyway, the US is celebrating with Bandit today. Today is Bandit's 7th
> birthday and they'll have fireworks just for him. If anyone would have told
> me 5 years ago that Bandit would still be with me, I would have said they
> were crazy. The diagnosis he was given before he threw the clot was only
> 3-5 years. Shows what the docs know.
> My whole crew will be celebrating this special day, and we just wanted to
> share the good news.
> Don't anyone EVER give up on your baby. If there is a chance they will
> live longer, go for it. I was determined and, fortunately, Bandit is a
> strong willed cat. He still fights me morning and night when I give him his
> meds. We made it this far and each day he is with me is a blessing from
> God. Love your cats with every ounce of your being. Love truly does work
> wonders. I'm a firm believer of that.
> Anyway, Happy Birthday, Bandit, my big handsome boy. We hope you have
> many, many more. You are my miracle boy.
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