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Raycliff Manor
10-28-2009, 12:11 PM
Just had to take my kitty, "Eureka", to the vet. She suddenly began having seizures. The Vet thinks she may be having symptoms of epilepsy. She's being kept overnight for observation. Poor little thing. It really freaked me out! The Vet says she's resting and doing fine right now. Please send positive thoughts, energy and/or prayers out to little Eureka for a fast recovery. Thanks!

Kelly

WelchWitch
10-28-2009, 12:45 PM
.**.**.*.**.*.*.*. casts a get well soon spell.**.*.*.*.*.**.**.*.*.*.*.*..*

Scaren Karen
10-28-2009, 12:54 PM
Healing prayers and thoughts coming Eureka's way.

Scaren Karen

IF YOUR 555
10-28-2009, 01:02 PM
Its great to see that some haunters are passionate about their pets as their haunts and other intrest. I am a huge animal lover and do the best I can, all my pets are rescues. I wish your little friend the best!!

gadget-evilusions
10-28-2009, 06:10 PM
Kelly,

I really hope your Kitty gets better soon. I know I would have a hard time if that happened to any of my cats.

Did you name her after your company, or the other way around? We named our youngest Nightmare because we found him as a couple week old kitten in our haunt while we were setting up one year.

Killer Katie
10-28-2009, 06:45 PM
Feel better, kitty!!!!

Raycliff Manor
10-28-2009, 06:56 PM
Thanks for all the positive thoughts, energy, prayers and wishes. Our Vet has taken Eureka home with her tonight so she can keep an eye on her. She believes she is either suffering from epilepsy or hypoglycemia. She's planning to run some more tests in the morning to check her blood glucose levels, which were real low earlier today. I sure miss my little Kitty tonight!

Gadget, when Lee and I owned the themed room inn in Eureka Springs, a little kitty showed up and adopted us, the inn and our guests. We named her Eureka because "she found us". :) She's obviously the runt of a litter. She's a little more than 6 years old and she's still a small cat. She has the best disposition of any cat I've ever known. You can pick her up, hold her on her back and rub her belly and she just purrs like crazy. She's never met a person she doesn't like. LOL

Alright, I'll stop now. Not sounding like a scary haunted attraction owner, am I? LMAO!

Kel

N2SPOOKINU
10-28-2009, 07:16 PM
Kelly,
I hope all goes well with your cat. I know how terrifying it can be to feel helpless when you see your pet suffering. Having 3 dogs myself emotions run deep for pets especially when they are ill. Good luck my brother and I hope your precious cat is up and running around in no time.
Your Brother,
Greg
Fearfest

headless
10-28-2009, 10:55 PM
I hope your cat comes home really soon. I have a dog that has seizures and they can be somewhat controlled. Its very frightening for you and your animal. I have done tons of research on seizures. There can be many causes but one thing you should know is that for a short period of time during the seizure the animal cannot see. This is a normal symtom when an animal has a seizure. Sometimes it can take up to 18 hours after a seizure for the animal to fully recover, sometimes they recover quickly. If they have one seizure after another in a short amount of time (cluster seizures) you MUST get them to the vet immediately. Hope it was just a one time event. Also during a seizure talk to them calmly. They can hear you before they regain their vision to see you. Best of luck. Google feline seizures you'll learn a ton of info. Tons of info the vet doesn't tell you..........................

damon carson
10-29-2009, 12:00 AM
Kelly I hope your pet is better soon. I have a black cat named Salem and he is like one of my kids. I love him very much. Again I hope he is on the road to recovery.
Take care,
Damon

Banshee
10-29-2009, 07:25 AM
Hope your kitty is better! One of mine is a haunt stray "Booboo" ..

BruiseMuse
10-29-2009, 08:14 AM
Kel,
I hope Eureka gets better! My kitties are my babies, so I understand your pain.

I also have a haunt cat, Ash (named for Evil Dead), that was a stray that showed up to Bloodview years ago.

Raycliff Manor
10-30-2009, 10:38 AM
Thanks so much to everyone for your positive thoughts, energy, prayers, etc. Just a quick update...

Eureka underwent surgery this morning and an operable tumor was found on her pancreas (sp?). The surgery was successful and the tumor removed. The Vet informed us that the tumor was causing Eureka's pancreas to excrete huge amounts of insulin, which in turn caused her glucose levels to be extremely low and this is what was causing the seizures. Her glucose levels have been steadily rising now and she is recovering. The tumor has been sent out to test for cancer as a preventative measure. The Vet says that at this poing she is unable to determine if their will be any long term effects from the seizures, but Eureka is stable and on the mend. She requested to keep Eureka and take her home with her for the weekend to monitor her recovery. What an awesome Vet! I can't wait to get her back home but I know it's in her best interest to be in the Vet's care for now. I'll post an update as soon as we know anything more and when I do finally get her back home you can be assured that I'll give her a huge hug from the entire haunt family! Thanks again for your continued thoughts and prayers for little Eureka!

Kel

SomeThingInTheIce
10-31-2009, 07:13 AM
Kel,
Hope your kitty gets feeling better, I know the pain of seeing your pet hurt. It is good that you cought this in time, your vet sounds like a very loving person.

Raycliff Manor
10-31-2009, 09:08 AM
Thanks SITI and thanks again to everyone for your support. Eureka is on the mend and the Vet called this morning to let us know that she expects us to be able to pick up Eureka and bring her home on Monday. She's still exhausted and mostly just sleeping. I'll be so glad to have her back home! Knowing that she is going to be coming home soon makes this the best Halloween I could ask for! :D

Kel

BruiseMuse
10-31-2009, 02:16 PM
Kel,
I'm glad that Eureka is doing better!

Raycliff Manor
11-02-2009, 12:15 PM
We got to visit with Eureka yesterday. The Vet made a special trip in for us to see her. She was still unable to do anything more than lift her head, but she immediately responded to us by purring very loudly! We gave her about 20 minutes of love and then Tina, our Vet, had to head out so we had to leave. Tina called us a bit ago to tell us that she believes our visit really helped and Eureka is moving around much more now, but still very unstable and still not eating on her own. She believes Eureka is just having a slow recovery from all the seizures and the surgery, as well as from her insulin and glucose levels trying to adjust. She's going to call us a little later today and she's thinking about removing the i.v. and letting us bring her home to see if she'll do better in familiar surroundings. We assured her we can feed her with the syringe and look after her. I'll post another update when I have more to share. Thanks again for all your positive thoughts, energy and prayers for Eureka!

Kel

xxxdirk
11-02-2009, 05:27 PM
Sorry about your pets ailment. I know how close peoples pets can be to em. We own a macaw parrot, two dogs a cat a small quaker parrot and a lion headed bunny. Yeah quite the zoo!! Anyway, all positive energy and looking forward to St Louis....

Raycliff Manor
11-04-2009, 07:42 AM
Just a quick update on Eureka. She's home now and slowly recovering, but we're still having to feed her through a syringe. Unfortunately, the test on the tumor came back positive for cancer and now we're waiting for the Vet to get back to us on her recommendations. She's consulting with specialists and she mentioned chemo-therapy as a possible option. Unfortunately, we just don't have the budget for this type of treatment and we're taking it a day at a time to see how Eureka is going to do. We're hoping the cancer hadn't spread any further than the tumor and by removing it, the cancer was also removed. Eureka's still wobbly on her feet, but at least she's making an effort to walk around the living room. I think she's just glad to be home. We really appreciate your concern for her.

On another note, thanks to all who have placed orders for my Haunt books and materials this season. 100% of the proceeds are going toward Eureka's Vet bills, so the orders are greatly appreciated!

I hope my entire haunt family will be headed into the rest of the Holiday Season enjoying an abundance of blessings! Thanks again for all your kind words of support, positive thoughts and energy, prayers, etc.!

Kel

Raycliff Manor
11-12-2009, 12:56 PM
I'm very excited to report that Eureka is doing incredibly well now! She's back to eating on her own and she's even jumping up on the bed and the couch. She's acting like her old self again! She had blood work taken again early this week and the Vet has reported back that her tests all look normal and good! Her glucose levels are perfect now! She's had her stitches removed and she's growing back her fur from all the spots she was shaved for IV's, injections and surgery. Of course it'll take a while to grow completely back, but she appears to be feeling healthy again. We're trusting that, when the tumor on her pancreas was removed, all the cancer was removed with the tumor. Thanks again for all the positive thoughts, prayers and energy! My Christmas gift has already arrived!:D

Kel

soultrkr
11-12-2009, 01:25 PM
Gald to here Eureka is doing much better.

Frightguy1
11-12-2009, 01:30 PM
Best wishes to Eureka Kel!!!

Jay.
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