by Janet Blue on December 24, 2015

My dearest friends,

Thank you for the outpouring of care, concern, purrs, prayers and love. And thank you Ann (Zoolatry) for this beautiful graphic.


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First, the good news: Giulietta had her blood work done Wednesday morning. Her BUN and Creatinine are within normal limits. I am very happy for her as are Mom and Dad.

I spent my second full day at our veterinarian’s office yesterday getting IV fluids. I will spend the morning there today before they close for the holidays.

Mom says I seemed more puny last night than I did when I got home Tuesday night. I did eat a few treats twice and a couple of tiny bites of stinky goodness. Mom says I drank enough water to float a battleship, whatever that means. She thought it was an awful lot for a kitty who was getting IV fluids all day. What can I say? I was thirsty. She knows that’s part of the disease.

As Mom types this for me I am curled up at the end of Mom and Dad’s bed. The Party Mix is on Mom’s nightstand so she can tempt me to eat.

Mom, Dad and I appreciate the helpful information provided by those who have dealt with or are dealing with a CKD kitty. They will be armed with the right questions to ask Dr. Neel when they talk to her today.

So tomorrow is Christmas Day. We will be posting our Christmas card, which has not made it to either snail- or e-mail yet. Mom says that she and I are going to finish them Christmas Day so most of you should have yours by the new year. Paws crossed! We also have some festive tree photos for you.

Again, thank you all for your good wishes. This is the best community of loving and compassionate individuals. We feel privileged to be members. And if I may be so bold as to ask, please continue to purr and pray for me.

Love, hugs and paw-pats, Fiona



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Timmy Tomcat December 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm

We send our love purrs and prayers my sweet friend. May you heal for the new year.
Timmy Dad and Family
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Maggie@shelter-cats December 27, 2015 at 5:20 pm

Just checking in to find out about Giulietta. I’m so glad she’s OK!
Keep drinking, Fiona. Flushing out those kidneys is a good thing. But you have to eat to keep up your strength too, dear.
I’m sure your Mommy has found Tanya’s site in her search for information. We found it so helpful when we were dealing with Tommie’s CKD.
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Samantha & Mom December 25, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Lots of purrs and prayers for Fiona!
Samantha & Mom
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Pawesome Cats December 25, 2015 at 7:48 pm

We’re sorry to hear that Fiona is unwell. Sending hugs, purrs and headbonks and best wishes for the holiday season! xx


Texas December 25, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Oh dear Fiona, I am so sorry to read that you are not well. I’ll be thinking about you and sending you plenty of purrs!
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Sherri Ellen TD December 25, 2015 at 4:22 pm

Mee-you Fiona sendin you LOTSS of POTP an good wishess! Wee iss reeleeved yur levels are inn propurr range an hope they stay like that fur ever!!!!
Wee hopes you an thee hole gang have a wudnerfull Katmass Day together.
***paw kissess*** an ~~~head rubss~~~ Siddhartha Henry~~~ an (((HUGS))) LadyMum


The Florida Furkids December 25, 2015 at 12:17 pm

We’re keeping you in our purrs and prayers! We know it’s a roller coaster ride but you (with the support of your Mom and family) can do this!!!

The Florida Furkids with special love and kisses to Mau from Allie
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Quill & Greyson December 25, 2015 at 1:42 am

Glad things are stable and getting better.
Love Meg and The Boys
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Ellen Pilch December 25, 2015 at 1:27 am

Sweet Fiona, I am praying for you.
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JeanneP of Bichonpawz December 25, 2015 at 12:13 am

Sending much POTP for Fiona…hope she is better today! Merry Christmas!
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meowmeowmans December 24, 2015 at 11:11 pm

That’s good news about Giulietta. Of course we will keep on purring and praying for you, Fiona. We love you, sweet girl, and your whole family, too.
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Clooney December 24, 2015 at 8:30 pm

My dearest Fiona, I send you many purrs and cuddles and hope you are feeling better. I am so relieved to hear that G’s blood work is good but of course I am concerned for you. I will be back tonite on your Christmas post. xoxo Clooney
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Sxanuxa December 24, 2015 at 7:21 pm

Fiona, wes is purraying for yous!
And wes wanted to stops by and say
Merry Christmas to all of yous! May your life be filled with the wonder and hope of Christmas all year!
Love Nellie and Mommy


Maggie December 24, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Lovely news about Giulietta’s test results.
Fiona we are sending you our nicest purrs and a head bop or two as well.
Wishing you and your humans a peaceful Christmas with tiny sparkles of joy.
The kitty brats
Oscar, Winston and Emily
and their human
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Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles December 24, 2015 at 6:43 pm

We are purring and praying like crazy for you, sweet girl, and are so thankful that your sister is okay. Now you need to start feeling better too!!! {{{HUGS}}}
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Marty the Manx December 24, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Wonderful news about Giulietta. Keeping you in our prayers and sending strong POTP to you Fiona. Tons of love to all of you Kitties Blue and Mom and Dad.
Marty, Mom and the Gang


Flynn December 24, 2015 at 5:21 pm

That is good news that Giulietta’s test results were good. I will keep purring for you Fiona, and keep you in my thoughts. My mum sends hugs for your mum and dad.
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Deziz World December 24, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Hey Fiona, Lexi here. Yeah youz gunna drink a lot and youz peez are gunna be oceanz. Mommy sez I’z uze half da litter in da box ebberday. MOL But mommyz don’t mind, they juzt feel bad dat we feell bad. But youz gotta eat. I know it duzn’t tazte da same and sumtimez it upsetz youz tummy, but hey, you kant survive wiffout nomz. Da good part iz dat mommy will bend over backwardz to get you to eat, so ifin youz not like da furzt plate, do’t worry, she’ll put down another. MOL Sumtimez mommy haz to try 4 or 5 different nomz afur I find one dat suits my palette fur da meal. And you”ll get treatz off and on all da time. Not juzt when you do sumfin’ kute. But really, you do need to eat and weez all sendin’ bug hugz and lotz of purrayerz. Have a pawsumly blest Christmas.

Lubz ya’

Lexi and Dezi
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Toby December 24, 2015 at 4:50 pm

We are so glad the tests for Giuletta are okay. We are praying for Fiona. Have ha blessed Christmas.
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The Swiss Cats December 24, 2015 at 4:32 pm

We’re so glad to hear some good news ! We keep purring and thinking of you. Have a peaceful Christmas ! Purrs
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The Island Cats December 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm

The mom had a CKD kitty before us. He was diagnosed at age 12 (in the early stages). With proper care he lived to be over 20. And there’s so much advancement in knowledge about CKD today. We’re purring for Fiona and hoping she feels better. The mom says if you need anything…let her know. Meowy Christmas Eve, furiends.
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Noodle December 24, 2015 at 11:33 am

We are so glad to hear the good news about Fiona!
Have a lovely and peaceful Christmas…

Noodle and crew


LP December 24, 2015 at 11:10 am

That is great news about Giulietta! We will keep sending both you, Fiona, and your pawrents lots of love and support. We have our fingers crossed that you will find the right treatment and feel a whole lot better very soon 🙂

the critters in the cottage and Mama Sophie xo


Lavinia Ross December 24, 2015 at 10:13 am

Little Fiona and her human and cat family will be in my thoughts and prayers. We too, have taken care of a CRF cat, our old Mr. Austin the Abyssinian, who passed away in 2009. Another reader had mentioned Tanya’s site. That is a good one, and was quite helpful. My only advice is to watch the potassium levels carefully as you continue to give fluids. Very, very important.

Swizzle is also in my thoughts and prayers this season so that she may find a good home. I am continuing to contact people I know back east in the hope that one of them may be able to take her in. Out of our current crew of 9 cats, only one was “planned”. The rest washed up on our shores at the farm.

Many warm holiday wishes for The Cat on my Head family. May the new year be peaceful, and plentiful.


Brian Frum December 24, 2015 at 10:04 am

We’re happy that Giulietta is doing good and we’re all sending purrs and prayers to you sweet Fiona. Yes, we’re here to help your Mom understand things if we can.
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John Bellen December 24, 2015 at 10:00 am

The best of luck to you, Fiona. As has been written in the comments already, kidney disease is treatable. My Tungsten had it and, though she passed away, it isn’t what killed her. Her kidney problems were treated with an ointment rubbed in the ear; her ‘numbers’ were always good. May you have a restful and comfortable Christmas season.


Vera December 24, 2015 at 9:54 am

A happy Christmas day to all of you and special wishes for Fiona. Love from vera and 2cats2.


Annabelle December 24, 2015 at 9:45 am

Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and we hope that the changes your Mom will be making will make you feel a lot better Fiona. WE hope you have a blessed Holiday with your Mom and Dad and siblings.
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Linda Arthur Tejera December 24, 2015 at 9:33 am

Happy for the good news of Giulietta. Prayers continue for Fiona. Blessings to you and yours.
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Mary in Ohio December 24, 2015 at 8:39 am

Have been praying for you and your family since yesterday and will continue !


HH and the Boys December 24, 2015 at 8:31 am

Continuing to send you lots of love and purrrrs.

hugs, Bugsy Knuckles and HH
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ATCAD December 24, 2015 at 8:24 am

We are sending you lots of healing purrs and light. We are so glad your sister is OK, we are crossing our paws that they have a treatment that can help you.
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Jan K December 24, 2015 at 7:50 am

Glad to at least hear the good news about Giulietta. We will continue to send our love and prayers. We are thinking of all of you.
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Layla Morgan Wilde December 24, 2015 at 7:09 am

We’re sending our biggest purrs for everyone. A diagnosis of CKD is scary but there are so many options these days. Merlin has been a kidney cat for 5 years and he’s 21. Our cat community will help you (hugs).
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Sammy December 24, 2015 at 6:27 am

Fiona it’s good to hear from you. I think you were puny last night because you’re just TIRED….maybe not that you’re home you’ll perk up a bit? CKD is no fun for sure but we think your Mom and your vet will be able to get a plan together to manage it for you so you’ll have lots more HAPPY at your house with your fabulous family. We will send purrs, prayers and POTP every single day – trust me on that! We hope that even though there is some SAD at your house because of you feeling poorly, that you will all have a really wonderful family Christmas together………..

Sammy and Mom Pam
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Austin Towers December 24, 2015 at 4:51 am

That is good news About your sisfur, Fiona! We will continue to keep you and mom and dad in our thoughts and prayers, sweetie! ❤️xoxox
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Jacqueline December 24, 2015 at 3:22 am

Great news about darling Giulietta but I’m so very sorry to hear about lovely Fiona’s illness…Over 10 years ago, I gave daily fluids to both my Mom’s cat and dog and my own kitty, Nikki; once I got used to it, it was quick and easy and added many years to all their lives (the vet said Asia, my Mom’s cat, had about 2 weeks to live without fluids, and she actually lived 5 1/2 years on daily sub q fluids, her dog, ET, about 11 months and my Nikki about 2 years…also, they were all older animals=when they passed, Asia was over 20, ET was almost 18 and my Nikki was 2 weeks away from her 20th birthday)…Wishing beautiful, sweet Fiona a speedy recovery, hoping she feels better asap; keeping her in my prayers…Wishing you guys comfort as you deal with lovely Fiona’s health issues=I know you are worried for your precious girl, but their is HOPE…Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year…Hugs, sweet friends…Jacqueline, (Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat)
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Summer December 24, 2015 at 3:13 am

Fiona, I am so glad your sister’s tests came out normal. I’m continuing to send lots of purrs your way – and to your humans, too.
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Harvey Button and Marjorie December 24, 2015 at 2:20 am

Good news, stay positive, eat lots OK? Eat those treats!

Bless Mum and Dad and you all.

Card? They will come when they get here and that is MORE than fine by us all 🙂


Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles December 24, 2015 at 1:58 am

Its good to hear that Giulietta has good labs. Phew!

And we are purring so hard fur you, Fiona!

Many huge hugs to your pawrents too as they help you with all of this, they will do their furry best, of that we are sure.

Relax and have a furry nice peacefur Christmas.


Peaches & Paprika December 24, 2015 at 12:54 am

Fiona, so happy to hear the news about your sisfur, Giulietta. I know that she, your moms, and loving family + blogger community will be supporting you and helping you through this. So happy to see there are those who have been there & offer useful advice! Purrs & Prayers to you all!
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Caren Gittleman December 24, 2015 at 12:43 am

You are all in our thoughts and prayers….sending love and (((hugs)))) as for the cards, don’t give them a second thought, you have enough on your plate. Some of mine won’t arrive til the New Year either! xoxo
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thecatguy December 24, 2015 at 12:28 am

We are purring for you sweet Fiona. So sorry to hear about CKD showing up, that’s awful especially considering how young you are. We currently have two kitties with CKD, a 16yo and my 8yo foster. Sad too, as my first cat, Max, was taken from the same. I’ve heard of some kitties getting good care and living many years after diagnosis, I certainly hope that is true for you. blessings


Beverly December 24, 2015 at 12:13 am

So glad you got some good news before Christmas. We will continue to pray (and purr) here for Fiona. I was happy to see how many comments yesterday’s post received. It is such a great community and they are all sending you love and support!


Shoko Neilson December 24, 2015 at 12:12 am

Such good news about your sister Fiona. One great Christmas wish came true for us. Now, we want the other Christmas Wish concerning you to come true and we will be very happy friends indeed. Purrs and thoughts and prayers will continue for as long as needed my dear friend.

Shoko and Kali


McGuffy's Reader December 24, 2015 at 12:08 am

We love you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is nything we can do. Even if you just want to talk. We are here for you. Lots of love & hugs!
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