Re: GREAT NEWS! Gremmi looks like she is going to make it, her update......
Hello Susan and Gremmi!
That's such fantastic news!!! I am glad to hear Gremmi is doing so
well and that you trusted your instincst or intuition over the doctors
(at least at that point). I too had a very similar experience with
Sunshine (actually we brought her home from the specialist to die at
home) but instead she survived and got stronger over time. after I
discovered how they were actually killing her there I decided to be
her "Doctor" and follow my intuition and now she is doing great. I
had someone else in the group write to me saying exactly what you
mentioned, that often doctors give up too easily especially when
confronted by a crisis. I know two doctors were telling me to put
Sunshine to sleep, but the last one a mobil vet, saw into her eyes and
told me she was wanting to live, which is what I felt Sunshine was
telling me and everything changed for the better from that moment on.
I am reading Deepak Chopra's book about aging and he says animals,
cats can live to 30 years just like some humans can live till 100 or
more. So, you never know, one day at a time is fantastic and I
consider each day with Sunshine and the rest of my furry babies a
blessing never to be taken for granted. You helped save Gremmi's life
and took great care of her, glad to hear you are now taking the time
to sleep and catch up on your own rest now that your little girl is
over the crisis.
what a miracle!
Love and Blessings
I. Marjorie and Sunshine
In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Susan" <gremmilyn@y...> wrote:
> I have gotten a few emails wanting updates on Gremmi, and I havebeen trying
> to put out a post for the last few days, but I have been so verytired and brain
> So here is my attempt to get you up to date on Gremmi Lyn.
> Please excuse any paragraphs that don't make sense. And some are
> Together, it should all make sense, hopefully.got Gremmi
> Thank you all for all of your concern. I believed that it is what
> thru all of this. Your emails, and your concern and your prayers.earlier, when I
> I thank you all so very much.
> AND TO THOSE OF YOU WHO I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO RESPOND TO, THANK YOU
> SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONCERN, AND A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL WHO HAD
> RESPONDED !!!!!
> Ok ppl, this is a two parter. This first part I tried to write
> was still tired. Then I scraped it, and began to write anotherpost. The second
> one was written after I took a nap, and was much shorter. Then Idecided to
> include the first part for the people who hasn't gone thru this withme this
> past week. The ones thru private email has, Thank you all so very much.poor Gremmi
> And yes I feel like an idiot, but this story could be so very long,
> went thru hell and back, and now she's getting better, and I am leftsick and
> exhausted. But I am recovering........CHF last
> But it's all about her.........
> So here's the first post:
> I can make this a long version, or I can make this a short version.
> I will start off with the short version............
> As most of you know, Gremmi was dying and she had a bad bout with
> weekend.last week.
> Actually started Feb 18, (Wed) and continued to Thurs and Friday of
> She was so bad that I actually thought of putting her down Fridaynight, the
> 20th.anything to get
> So I decided that she was dying, and that I was going to trying
> her out of the CHF, even if it meant killing her.her because
> At that point, I felt that my vet and vet specialist had given up on
> she had so many problems and she is "Old"...... They certainly dothat with
> humans also.had to do
> I wasn't getting any call backs from either. So I figured that I
> something, anything that may help. I had already resolved to thefact that the
> end was near.Mon. and with
> So what else did I have to lose...........
> I decided to up her meds, even tho she is already on high doses of
> And lower her fluids.
> I noticed that Sat that she began to get better. Sun even better,
> each day a "little" better. I knew that I pulled her out of CHF,because I was
> able to back off on the lasix. That told me that her heart wasworking better.
> But she was still plagued with weakness and being tired and notwanting to
> eat.lowered her
> And here's the second post:
> Gremmi is doing better.
> Finally got her in to see her vet specialist.
> I got her CHF under control. As I said before, I upped her meds and
> lasix.ultrasound of her
> He agreed with everything that I had done, after he did an
> heart, kidneys, liver, bladder and stomach.her heart
> Said he was amazed at her results. Her heart is working properly,
> murmur is now back to barely being able to hear. Everything wasnormal, if
> not normal, like kidneys, they were still the same.touching a
> He discovered that she has inflammation in the spine that was
> nerve that was making her weak while eliminating waste, like urineand stool.
> And she wasn't eating.did not
> She was also in pain, due to the inflammation/arthritis in spine. I
> realize this.bladder as well.
> Suspected that her kidneys and gut was inflamed, and possibly
> Gave a steroid shot for the inflammation. And said that shouldincrease her
> appetite as well.more to the
> This was really a long story, but I wanted to make it short. And
> point.is so smart
> Poor Jen got the very very long version..... But that's because she
> about all of this, and I was real tired, trying to get it all in.Sry Jen.
> Today, Gremmi and I went outside for a short walk. It was sunny and
> She had to go down stairs, about 12 of them, and then over to the
> Back up the neighbors stairs, same amount of stairs. We visited the
> she sniffed around and then we walked back home. Our houses areonly about
> 30-40 ft apart.for the
> She did very well, considering that she's been cooped up in her room
> last several weeks with very little activity.know it.
> Anyway, I could of made this a very long story.
> But, I realized two things.
> 1. Who knew that inflammation could kill?
> Inflammation can kill....... It was killing Gremmi, and I didn't
> I almost put her down over thinking it was old age and her heartgiving out.
> Both vets had me believing that one. Plus she wasn't eating,power....
> that alone would of done her in.
> 2. Things happen for a reason.
> Regardless of wether you believe in God, the Universe or a higher
> You have to go thru hell before you can find out the truth.when
> Because, If she had gone to the vet specialist a week ago Wednesday
> originally scheduled, the vet would of only treated the CHF andwould not have
> found the inflammation problem.to pull her
> And then he really would of given up on her, thinking I was unable
> out of her bout. He felt that way the first time. His prognosisfor her then
> was very poor with a week to a few months. That was back in October.to survive
> His prognosis now is very good. I told him that I just wanted her
> till June, for her 20th birthday, he said she should survive thatand more.
> And he never gives out good prognosis'.that she
> I told him not to give me any false hope, and again, he reassured me
> would survive thru June and beyond. I want to believe, but for now,I am just
> grateful one day at a time. Each and everyday...........don't believe it
> Anyway, I am now totally Brain Fried, and am going to send this as is.
> Thank you all so very much for caring. You are a great group of people.
> And I love this group a lot, you all have been a great help, and I
> could of been done without all of you.things get
> Thanks so very much, I just hope we are out of the woods now, and
> back to normal.
> Hugs to all of you,
> Can you feel Gremmi's hugs and love?
> Susan and Gremmi Lyn