Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Thank God it wasn't cancer



Hi Everyone

Today was a very emotional day for me. My beautiful cat Jessie (pictured) has had lumps under her chin for over a month now. They hadn't cleared up with medication and she had begun to scratch at them. I was told it could be cancer.

I went to my classes as normal but, at the back of my mind, there was this fear. As the day progressed it grew worse. Luckily it was a really full day so I didn't have enough time to have a full blown panic attack but I was getting close - my heart was beating fast and I had to control my breathing. And, of course, I prayed. Not just once, oh no, I prayed every few minutes.

My friend Tony took Jessie and I to the vet. Once there I was ushered into the consultation room. I was there, alone with Jessie, for about ten minutes. I prayed and did deep breathing exercises the whole time.

The vet, a young Chinese woman, was very sympathetic. She cuddled Jessie to calm her down and looked at the lumps. She said she would show Jessie to the skin specialist. I was alone in the room - more prayer and breathing.

When she re-entered with Jessie in her arms she said "I've got good news." The good news is that Jessie has cat acne which can be treated with antibiotics and a shampoo. I felt my body go limp. Thank you God!

I came home expecting to cuddle up to Jessie in celebration. But she wasn't having that. She sprinted out the door and hid in the bushes. I had to chase her for over an hour!

Jessie is now inside and calm and well.

Thank you to everyone who prayed.

God Bless

Amber

13 comments:

  1. Praise God indeed Ambersun. I know that is a load off your mind dear one! Blessinsg.

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  2. Thanks Liza and Just Be Real.

    Jessie is on my lap right now purring her thanks too.

    Amber

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  3. Aww, I'm so glad she's ok! Poor kitty.

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  4. That is wonderful! I am so glad Jessie is going to be okay. :-D

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  5. Anna (from circle sided)April 30, 2009 at 4:43 AM

    I'm so happy to hear that! Cats are awesome, and God is with both us and the kitten ones. You're in my thoughts and prayers!

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  6. That is just great news! I have a friend that loves her cats too and I know how worrisome it can be when they are not well...thankfully it looks like your little kitty will be ok. Blessings

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  7. Thanks so much everyone for your encouragement, thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless you all

    Amber

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  8. Thank God that your cat is able to be cured! How wonderful that it is not cancer! I am hoping sunshine is in shining down on you. Have a good day!

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  9. What a relief for you, beautiful cat!

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  10. Thanks Sarah and Sorlil

    Hope you both have a good day too

    God Bless

    Amber

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  11. Purrrrrrring is a good thing. Purrrrr away Jessie!

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