Thursday, September 16, 2010

Update on Inigo

Thank you all so much for your kind words and your purrs.

We're very fortunate to have gotten a chest xray of him, he'd been treated about a month and a half ago for what we all thought was asthma. He responded really well to the steroids, so when he was having trouble breathing yesterday we thought it was the asthma. He stayed at the vet overnight, and I spoke to the vet this morning, and we decided to get him xrayed.

What the xray showed was a really, really large build up of fluid around the heart. His poor lungs were crushed by it, and his heart is pressing on his air pipe. This is what was causing the breathing problems, not asthma as we'd thought.

The doctor has removed a lot of the fluid, and his after xray looks much better, but they believe it is cardiomyopathy, which means that his heart is potentially failing.

We're going to take him to a specialist when he's able to travel, but the vet he's at is very, very good. He'll need to stay there till Monday at the earliest. He's getting the best possible care and he purred a little when we were giving him cuddles. I brought Thwack in to keep him company and one of his fleecy blankies. I also gave him his favorite Greenies, he sniffed them which was a positive sign.

Please keep purring for him. He is such a good boy, and so young.

86 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I'll keep khrossing my paws and waving my floofy tail!

Let's hope some meds and monitoring will help!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Katnip Lounge said...

Purring BIG time for Inigo! Mommy sends prayers, too. We're happy he's got top care...and the power of the Cat Blogosphere behing him.
XX Lounge Kats

Whskr & Dash Kitten said...

Hang in there Inigo. You are a wonderful boy - get well, keep fighting.

Toughteddybear said...

Toughteddybear is sending postive thoughts and prayers for Inigo's speedy recovery. Pawscrossed for him. Am keeping you all in thoughts.

blindmaximus said...

We're pulling for you, Inigo. Get well soon, okay?

BeadedTail said...

We're purring very much for Inigo and sending lots of purrayers for him too! We're glad he's getting such good care and that he is purring and sniffing Greenies. We're also he has Thwack to keep him company.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We all have our paws crossed for Inigo. And we send lots of purrs and tail wags.

Mishkat said...

We're still sending many purrs and good thoughts for Inigo! We're sure he feels much better after having the fluid removed - poor little guy! We are very glad you have such a good vet.

P.S. Our mom sends (((hugs))) to the Rumblemum - she also had two kitties with cardiomyopathy and it is difficult to get that diagnosis.

Morris said...

Oh my catness Inigo, you poor boy :( I am sending extra-strong *MegaMarmaladeMorrisHuggles* and purring as hard as I can for you to get well xxxxx

Bear said...

Fuzz & I are crossing everything on our body that we can for Inigo to get better. Lots of prayers and Bear and Fuzz hugs for all of u!

perry said...

o rumblz an rumblemum, i am purring as hard as i can fur mai pal inigo. mommy is sayin a prayer fur him too an hope he is ok real soon!!! purr purr purr
xxxxxxxxxxxx

Forever Foster said...

Inigo buddy, we are sending tonnes of our love and positive energy to you and your mum. We bet it will be a comfort having Thwack there with you.

Jacqueline said...

We are purring so loudly for you, Inigo; we love you dearly and just know you will recover soon...Mommy will pray for you and we won't stop; you are so important to us and so many others, sweetie...Blessings to you, lovely friend...xoxoxoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Au and Target said...

Poor Inigo. We're purring, crossing paws and touching wood you get well soon.

Simba said...

We know this is not the news you would have wanted to get, but hopefully he can be treated and still have years left of his life. Mom was reading up a little on cardiomyopathy, and one article said Ragdolls are at risk for it. When you are out of this crisis stage, the article said it is important to let they breeder you got Inigo from know.

Virtual hugs to Mom and Dad and purrs and nose-bumps for Inigo. Glad you have Thwack with you! It is no fun to have to stay over at the Vet.

Anonymous said...

We have our paws crossed and purrs going for Inigo. Just as well you are aleart to his condition and have him being treated early that is the best for him. Hopefully meds and an even more pampered existence (if that is possible) will be the answer! Keep us updated on his recovery and hugs to both boys! Lilycatqueen and her mum

Sparkle said...

I don't know much about feline heart disease, but I am hoping the specialist will have treatments for him that will help! Until he is able to go, I am sending him lots of healing purrs!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Paws are crossed and I'm sending you constant purrs that he'll recover quickly. PURRRRRR to you Indigo. Be brave and get better quick. My love to Rumblepurr and to Rumblemom and family too.... HH and I are thinking of you.

love and pawhugs,

Max

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so sorry we missed the noos yeasterday because rest assured we woulda purred our hearts owt for Inigo. We love that boy and want him to get well. Please give him our love and smoochies and tell him we are purring for him BIG time.

Quilts and Cats said...

We are pulling for you Inigo. There are lots of special purrs in our house for you. Muffin, Jelly Bean, Dusty, Horatio and Jaimie.

Quilts and Cats said...

We are pulling for you Inigo. There are lots of special purrs in our house for you. Muffin, Jelly Bean, Dusty, Horatio and Jaimie.

the casbah kitten said...

Oh my gosh! We just found out. We are purring super strong for you Inigo!! Please, please, please get better!!

Brian said...

My sisters and I are purring like crazy for yo sweet Inigo, please get feeling better really soon!!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

We are so sorry not to have seen before. We are all purring for Inigo and Tommy is sending gentle woofs.

We've just read up a bit on the problem and it seems there are some good treatments out there, so we hope Inigo will be doing a lot better soon.

Daisy said...

Oh noes! I just read the news about Inigo. I'm glad he is starting to feel better. My big sister Pixie had hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and she went to a cardiologist every 6 months. She did very well on her medicines for many years!

Mr. Pip said...

We are thinking about Inigo and sending all our purrs, barks, and prayers.

Your friends, Pip and Rosie

Huffle Mawson said...

Oh my goodness! I have all my paws crossed for Inigo and mum sends her very best wishes.

Furkidsmom said...

We're purring and praying for Inigo.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Kea said...

We're glad he's in good hands and hope that he will be fine on medication or with some other easy treatment. Paws and fingers crossed; we're continuing to send purrs and healing Light!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We are wooing our best sibe vibes for some healing for Inigo. We sure hope that the right set of meds can help to control his heart well and he can have many more years with you.

Hugs, and Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Cory said...

We are just now reading about handsome Inigo...and oh how we are all purring and purring our hardest for him. Maybe each of us CB kitties should take turns teleporting over to him while he's at the v-e-t to keep him company and let him know how much we love him.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Many purrs & head bonks for all of you! Hope Inigo starts feeling better very soon.

meowmeowmans said...

Thank you so much for the update on Inigo. We are glad that he is more comfortable now, and that you have a diagnosis to work with. We are thinking of you all, and purring and praying as hard as we can. Please get well soon, Inigo, okay? (((hugs, nosetaps and headbumps)))

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh poor sweet Inigo - we are sending him tons and tons of purrs and prayers and crossing our fingers and paws that he will be ok. And we are sending you all lots of comforting purrs and hugs - it has to be so hard for him to have to be gone for so long for all of you, but we are so glad that he is in good hands.

crazykittykat1 said...

Poor Kitty, I am glad you have gone to the vet to get the best possible treatment. Purrs & hugs to you and your family.

CCL Wendy said...

What a terrible and unexpected turn of events! Poor Inigo! Of course, we are all purring for him very hard. We hope there is some medication that will help his heart.

He's such a brave young lad. And so beautiful inside and out.

Hang on, dear one! We love you.

Clarissa said...

We are all purring for Inigo! Be brave sweet Inigo!!!

Purrs,
Clarissa & CO.

Pandafur said...

Dear rumblemum an rumbles keep strong an we iz all purring for inigo to be betters an come home fast *softpaw*

The Island Cats said...

We are still purring for Inigo and we hope and purray that he will be okay! We're happy that he has good doctors taking care of him!

Mariodacat said...

We are so happy to hear Indigo is in the hands of a good doctor. They can do amazing things with hearts now days, so we'll hope the specialist can do something for Indigo. We'll continue with the thoughts, prayers & purrs until he is well again.

Pup Fan said...

Sending lots and lots of love to Inigo... hope that he is okay!!

cats of widlcat woods said...

Sending lots of loving purrs and healing light to Inigo that he feels better and they can help him wiht his heart problsm!

Cathy Keisha said...

Just found out thru out furrends Pirulo Furry. This is very serious and we're glad you caught it early. Lost cousin Molly to this 2 yrs ago. I'm purraying for my good furrend Inigo, who once named my his Foxy Friday girl. Purrlease get well. I'm so pulling for you. All my love. xoxox

Old Kitty said...

Oh sweet Inigo!!! Please please get better! Me and Charlie are sending you lots and lots and lots and lots of healing purrs and hugs!! We're glad that you are in very safe and excellent hands who will get you healthy again!! Be strong and be brave sweet Inigo - we all love you and wish you and your loved ones all the best in hope and optimism! Hang on in there!!

Take care
x

Your Daily Cute said...

Thanks for the update. Inigo has a lot of kitties and friends thinking about him right now!

I hope his little heart stays strong and the fluids stay away. It's good to know you have a great vet -- good to know Inigo is in good hands!

Please give him a little hug from me, Pimp and Moo when you visit him!

The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

We have our paws, tails, and even our eyes crossed for him! We hope he continues to get better and glad to hear they removed some of the fluids. We purray that the fluids do not return. We ask you give hm a B~~I~~G {{{{{{{{{{{{HUG}}}}}}}}}}}} from all of us~!!!

Busby and Raymond said...

OH! We just heard the news! We are purring our tails off for Inigo! We hope this is just some kind of infection that is treatable. We love you and will keep you in our thoughts!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Purrrrrrrs to Indigo!!!! We are purraying and sending healing vibes to him!!!
((((((HUGS)))))))))) to you all!!
Your TX furiends,

Sammy and Andy said...

Sweet Inigo, we are purring and purraying for you. xxxxxxxxxxxx

Caren Gittleman said...

My heart goes out to you and you have my ongoing purrs and prayers.

My beloved Bobo suffered from the same condition but not at such a young age.

I am praying that youth will be in Inigo's favor...wonderful that you are going to a specialist...I didn't...I am glad that you are.
Much love

Honeybell said...

#PawPower #PurrPower for dear Inigo! aw, he purrs at the greenies; we hope and purr that he gets better real soon; hang in there family; love to all! purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrs

Pumpkinpuddy said...

I'm purring like crazy for you Inigo. And judging by all the comments, so's everyone else. With all that love, you got to get better!
Hugs to the whole family. Love you.

Marg said...

We are sending tons of purrs to you Inigo. Lots of prayers too. We just know you are going to get better. Hugs to Mom. Please take care.

Sweet Praline said...

My dear, sweet Inigo. Of course, I am purring really hard for you and my mom is saying some special prayers for your mom.

Danielle said...

Oh, poor boy! We're sending some prayers that you'll get better very quickly.

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh no! Poor baby. We are sending our best purrayers. ::nosetaps

DailyGs said...

Oh, dear! We just saw the post you did yesterday (Momma goes to bed very early). We're glad Inigo is already much better. We know that Daisy's sister Pixie had cardimyopothy for a very long time, so hopefully the Vet will be able to gt Inigo comfortable and feeling much better very soon!

Purrs and head bonks from all us.

Junior and Orion said...

Oh goodness! We really must pop by more often and visit. We will purr up a storm for Inigo!!!

Lynx217 said...

Check your email Rumblemum.
HCM does NOT mean his heart is necessarily failing. He just may have a weakness in one of the walls of the heart, like Nimbus. Keep me posted, and I'll help as much as I can.

TSB

ABBY said...

Oh dears we did not know ... Inigo we are all purrin for you and we hope that the report you get is a positive one.

purrin
xo
Abby

little princess Luna~ said...

i am keeping my little paws crossed for you inigo~!!!!

xoxo,
luna

Sagira said...

I hope you will be okay! Our thoughts are with you.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Oh, you've been on our mind all day, Inigo, so it was good to get this update. Yes, steroids can make that fluid build up around the heart but it will go away and you will feel better real soon...you've made it this far by being strong and brave.

Admiral Hestorb said...

I will purr and mommy will pray for your baby.
xoxox

Carolyon said...

Sounds like you have the very best doctors. Paws crossed that you will be okay.

Eric and Flynn said...

We are sending lots more purrs to you Inigo. We hope your meds soon make you feel much better.
(((Hugs))) to your mum.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Sending healing purrrrsss to Inigo. We hope he's better soonest.

ppuurrrrrr

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

We do be crossing all paws and fingers fur Inigo over here.

Oskar said...

My name is Oskar & my mom person & I will be sending pawerful prayers and love out to Inigo and your family.

Oskar

William said...

Poor little boy! We are all purring that this will turn out well. We're glad he's getting lots of good care!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

We'z purring and purraying hard fur Indigo...da speshulist should be able to help him just like dey did Daisy's sisfur.

Lin said...

I came over from Beaded Tail because they mentioned that your kitty was ill.

Has your kitty been sleeping almost sitting up or propping himself up? That is a sign of congestive heart failure. When you know the signs, you realize that they have been there longer than you realize.

We lost our kitty, Ruth, to the same thing at one year old. Cardiomyopathy is very common in kitties, unfortunately. It happens, and while it breaks your heart, you just have to do what you can to keep them comfortable. I hope for a good outcome for you and your kitty. I'm sending love and hugs during this very difficult time.

Sabrina, Sam and Simon said...

Inigo, we are sending you our strongest purrayers so that you will start feeling better really, really soon ...
Purrs and headbutts,
Sabrina, Sam and Simon

Fin said...

Oh my friend we have you in our very best thoughts and I am purring very hard for great news!! Nose taps and kisses.

Angus Mhor said...

INIGO! I'm sending you my very best TEXAS-SIZED rumbly purrs and purrayers in hopes they will help your heart. Rest, my friend, and take your meds.

Your Texas friend,

Angus Mhor

Lily Sassymeow said...

*Loading a train full of purrs*

Selena McMinn said...

Meesha, Bella and Chloe send their healing purrs, head butts and nose taps to Inigo. We hope you get better soon.

You can fight this. Our Miss Mushka had cardimyopothy for many many years. She is now gone but it wasn't what took her so stay strong my boy You have a lot of people rooting for you.

Selena McMinn, Miss Meesha, Miss Bella and Miss Chloe.

George The Duck said...

We're praying and purring and crossing wings and sending lots of love Inigo!
*ducky hugs*
George
and
PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS,
Sanjee

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

We're soo sorry to hear about Indigo. We hope that the vet finds the purrfect combination of medicines to make him better.

Purrz,
Ozark Mtn Cats

Ikaika said...

We are so sorry to hear about Inigo. We hope the vet can find a good course of treatment for him. We are purring very hard and sending him healing energy ...

'Kaika and his mom

Everycat said...

We are sending sweet Inigo enormous rumbly purrs and love. We know there are lots of treatment options to help with cardiomyopathy and keep him as well as possible with a great quality of life for a long, long time.

Purrs & Love

Whicky Wuudler
Oliver
& Gerry

Fergus the Dog said...

I know you're taking good care of my friend Inigo, Rumbles. Sending healing doggy licks for him and lots of hugs from me and mum to you, Rumblemum and Rumbledad. I'm keeping all four paws crossed for Inigo.

SuziQCat said...

Sending purrs your way...feel better soon!

Kat's Kats said...

Purrs & prayers from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde and their Feeders for the best possible outcome.

us4 cats said...

we purrings over here ! for a good recovery.

Pepi Smart Dog said...

PepiSmartDog: Have our paws crossed for Indigo to keep fighting thru his illness. What a brave little kitteh he is ! Don't lose your faith !!! Keep positive & keep fighting ! Am thinking of you, love Pepi & Mum Michele. XXXX