Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all of you and your families- which includes your four-legged loved ones!


Critter Update

I went and saw the Critter today and he ate like a little pig! He scarfed down just about the entire bowl of chicken we brought him and managed to drink water several times. The doctor told us that his white blood cell count was slightly up, but that his platelets are very low. We now know for sure that his medulla is not working at all, and this malfunction is causing all the problems. They are giving him injections to try and get it to "awaken."

Please continue praying. That's all I can ask all you kind folks to do.

I would like to thank each and every single one of you for being so compassionate and so understanding throughout all this. I do apologize if I've failed to visit your blogs recently. Please be assured that it is NOT because I'm ignoring you, nor the result of losing interest in the subject matter you discuss.

Merry Christmas and, as I once read was the practice in a certain monastery to express (can't remember which one): May Christ be born in you.

13 comments:

Cathy_of_Alex said...

Tom: Blessing on this Christmas to you and Little Critter. I TOTALLY understand how traumatic an ill companion can be and how much energy it takes to care for them.

Tom in Vegas said...

Thank you Cathy:0) And God bless you.

Adrienne said...

Thank you so much for the update, I will offer tonights Mass up for Critter and light a candle, too.

Merry Christmas to the best cyber-nephew in the whole world!

Tom in Vegas said...

Auntie A-

A big hug and an even bigger *MUAH* to you. Thank you for your prayers.

Shirley said...

Blessings to you and Critter!

Adrienne said...

I picked out a blue candle for Critter. Candle color is a BIG consideration and takes some time and thought (I am truly insane!!!)

My Mom got a red candle...

Melody K said...

Christmas prayers for Critter. It's good news that he's eating, maybe that will help his body get the strength to fight his illness(at least I hope so!)

Tom in Vegas said...

Auntie A-

Thank you again for your thoughtfulness. I'm eternally grateful for all you’ve done.

Melody-

I, too, hope that a good appetite is a good sign. Let’s hope it continues and that it helps him in some way recuperate. I’ll visit him this afternoon (Friday) since on Christmas Day no visitors were allowed inside the clinic.

Tracy said...

Merry Christmas Tom!!
I'm still praying for Critter:)

Terry Nelson said...

merry Christmas! Continued prayers.

Mimi said...

Merry Christmastide, Tom! I am so sorry to read about the critter being so sick. I will pray for the little guy and for you, as well. God bless you and may your new year bring health to him and you, and hope, happiness and holiness for you!
love and prayers,
Georgette (GetteNM on facebook)
(Mimi is my daughter's name, long story, LOL)

jessica said...

Merry Christmas Tom and Critter!! I'm still praying for the little guy (and for you as well). I hope you had a great Christmas and that you have a blessed New Year.

kris said...

Just reading through the last several posts. I'm glad to hear he ate so well and pray these injections work. This must be so hard on you and I hope you're holding up okay. Please update as soon as you can as I'll be checking in daily to see how your little guy is doing.

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Tom.