12.22.2011

YES, ZOEY ~ THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS

WE BELIEVE IN SANTA CLAUS!
I thank each and every one of you, from my heart of hearts, for your kind words and comments, your purrs and prayers, your support, and your generous and so very much appreciated contributions to help with our veterinary expenses. 
Zoey will return to the vet next week, and again in a week following, to check on how she is healing.  The doctor could only speculate on "how" or "what" may have happened ~ suggesting she may have gotten stuck somewhere in the house, struggled to get free and caused the gash in her side.  (she has a habit of finding herself in the strangest places and predicaments!) Or perhaps while running about, hit the corner of something sharp (though having been room to room to room, we see no sharp corners or objects we think could have caused this).  He believed it either happened Monday, or maybe on Tuesday.  It was Tuesday evening that we first noticed her "ouchie oowie". 
It wasn't until the vet shaved and cleaned the wound area that I realized how bad it was.  On her right side, around to the tummy, is an inflamed area about the size of a human fist.  At one end, was a deep gash about 4-inches long, with a loose and torn flap of skin and tissue.  She was running a fever, and the wound area was infected, though the doctor does not believe the infection had spread beyond the wound site.  Two options were offered, one being to anesthetize her, do a deep cleaning of the wound and then do stitches.  The other was what the doctor called "second intervention" and this was the option he preferred.  Because he felt it had begun some natural healing at the outer edges, he believed leaving it alone at this time was the best treatment and that it should heal on its own over the next week.  We have her on two antibiotics, one local and one oral.  He does not want us to have her groomed for probably about a month.  So right now she has long fur on one side ~ is naked on the other!  But no matter how she looks ~ she's adorable to us, and we are relieved to know she will be okay with care and time.              

And yes, we do believe in Santa Claus.
He has without doubt, come early to the Zoolatry home.
He brought us gifts of caring and friendship from all of you.
We thank you.
Zoey thanks you . . .

70 comments:

  1. Thanks for the update, Ann. This is good, that she's just on antibiotics right now, no surgery. Fingers and paws crossed this will heal properly now on its own.

    (((Hugs))) and kitty kisses.

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  2. Zoey we are very glad you are going to be okay!

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  3. Great news! I'm sure with the help of the antibiotics that she will soon be as good as eFUR! And that fur will grow back in no time.

    Stay out of tiny spaces for now, sweetie, OK?

    I'm glad you'll be able to have a good Christmas after all.

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  4. Woo Hoo - we love good news. Paws crossed for continued healing.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

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  5. oh, noes! we is just hearin' about this--we are so glad sweetie zoey has had some treatment an' is gonna be all better!! bless you all!! we sends love an' purrs ... an' gentle headbonks.

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  6. Oh that does sound like a bad ouchie oowie! We're purring that it heals quickly and Zoey has no more problems!

    oxoxo

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  7. What a terrible ordeal for all of you. =(
    We continue to send our purrs and prayers for Zoey's complete healing.

    Merry Christmas to all at Zoolatry.

    Grace & Company

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  8. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde are sending a BAZILLION healing purrs!! Oh yeah and our Feeders are praying too.

    XXXOOO

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  9. From the bottom of our hearts we are so glad that sweet darling Zoey will be ok. Mum says that yes there are indeed Christmas miracles and we are glad there are. Get well sweet Zoey and much love to you all...Hugs GJ, Carol and Barrie.. xxx

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  10. Oh Zoey
    We are sooooo glad that you are doing better and that this will heal and you will be 1000% healthy. WE will send you healing purrs to hasten your recovery.
    purrs
    Abby

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  11. Wow! We are so glad to hear that Zoey is going to be okay. We're sure that Ann was very scared for her little girl. We know our Mom Paula would be.

    Sending healing purrs for Zoey.

    Truffle and Brulee

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  12. Well that is pretty good news. At least she will heal up eventually. Poor Zoey. Sounds like maybe she got caught up in something to us. We are just thrilled that she is going to be all right. Poor thing. Thanks so much for the update.

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  13. Bless her heart. Glad to know she can be fixed!!
    Sending purrs..
    ~ The Bunch and Mom Bobbie

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  14. Oh poor Zoey! Our purrs go to you, sweetheart. And also to you Ann. What a shock it must have been. What can have happened??? So glad she'll be ok.

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  15. Oh, what a wonderful Christmas present - to know Zoey will be okay! Very glad to hear this and hope she behaves herself and doesn't scrunch in anywhere else so it can heal.

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  16. Oh my!!!! I am so sorry!! I didn't know!!! I am purring and praying that Zoey will be on the road to good health in no time!
    xoxoxoxo

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  17. Oh my... we are purring and praying for the best... we hates kitty-kat wounds, they're the worst.
    Bless you all this holiday season, hope everything is ok. Plz keep us updated..

    Jaime, Maxwell, Tater and Sasha

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  18. Thanks for the update and we're sending purrs for a quick recovery. It's very easy for a cat to hide an abscess or wound under their fur. Four inches is huge. Poor baby. I'm forever inspecting as I massage, Reiki and brush our boys every day, since cat also are masters of hiding symptoms.

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  19. Oh Zooey! Why do you kitties get your PURRsons so upset around this busy time of year? We are so glad that you are OK though. Moony had a couple days of throwing up- just to get our attention or the kitty flu or whatever... HOPE you will stay out of trouble... and that 2012 will be trouble free with you!!! XO your friends the 6GR8CATS & Carm

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  20. Poor Zoey! We are sending purrs for a swift recovery!

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  21. Great news!!

    -Bart and Ruby

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  22. Poor Zoey. We haven't done much visiting the last couple of days and didn't know about her Ouchie-Oowie.
    We are sending healing purrs to her.

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  23. Thank heavens and I was happy to help in my w=small way,

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  24. Healing purrs being sent! Heal, heal, heal...

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  25. Poor sweet Zoey, I sure hope your ouchy gets all better sweet one, we are all sending you our best purrs.

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  26. Oh, we didn't know that Zoey has been unwell, because we haven't been around much or even checked the CB noos.

    Purrs that she gets right back to normal soonest.

    Best wishes for the holidays and the New Year to all of you.

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  27. Ann & Zoey we are so glad for this news!! Zoey, you get all healed up soon now! We love you!!

    Selina & MomKatt Laura

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  28. We must of missed something here. Zoey, hope you're feelin better real soon. Ouch!

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  29. Jenna and Sissy12/22/2011

    Oh, Zoey, that's quite an ouchie! Bless your heart. We are glad you can go without the surgery. The humans will worry less this way. We will continue purring for you.

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  30. Owwie, Zowwie, Zoey. What did you do to yourself?

    Purrrrrring that you recover with no further problems, whatever happened.

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  31. We're glad you have a vet who opts for natural healing. That's scary, though, not knowing how it happened.

    Purrs and prayers that you'll soon be good as new!

    Tom
    xoxo

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  32. Me is so glad Zoey is on the mend. We all is purring fur a quick recovery.
    Love, TK

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  33. Zoey, how DID that happen? We are purring and purring for everything to heal up with the antibiotics and the vet's care so you don't need surgery. Now be careful where you get yourself, girlie!

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  34. Thank Bast! We haf been so worried fur the toofied one. We hopes the rest of your holly-daze is uneventful. xoxo

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  35. Wow, can that cat keep a secret or what???! Glad shes on the road to healing, we're sending Sibe Vibes & woos to her!

    Merry Christmas!

    jack & moo

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  36. Ack, poor Zoey! I hope she heals up quickly and feels all better soon.

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  37. Poor Zoey, that sounds very painful. Arty can relate to getting ouchies, she is our resident tomboy and always seems to have a boo-boo. And Zoey remembers we loves you for you, we don't care how you looks or if you has hair on one side and none on the others. We love you!!!!!

    Healing purrs.................

    (Fenris)Zoey, I don't purr so good I do give it my best try though but I am sending lots of healing and loving thoughts to you. ~Fenris

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  38. Healing purrs and lots of love to her!

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  39. I only now saw this Zoey,
    OWIE ZOWIE indeed. My poow dawling fwiend I'm so glad that you awe going to be all wight
    Please take my healing smoochie kisses to help make it heal fastew
    love
    ASTA

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  40. *purring SUPER loud* My dear, I'm giving it all I've got for you! Please feel better!

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  41. Thank cod Zoey got seen right away! Poor sweet angle, how did that happen? We are purring and praying for everything to heal nicely. Poor baby girl! (((HUGS)))

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  42. Mom says I have lots of extra floof -

    Should I send it?

    Thanks fur the update!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  43. Thank you for the update! We were purring so hard so that Zoey would not need to be anesthetized...we will continue to purr until her wound is completely healed. The power of the purr is magical.

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  44. My goodness Zoey! What ever happened to you? We are glad you are going to be OK! Sending lots of purrs for your speedy recovery!

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  45. I'm so sorry, because of various obligations, I've been totally out of the blogging scene. I just saw this news about poor Zoey. I'm glad she's going to be ok, but I understand she has some more vet visits ahead of her. I hope the small donation I made is able to help a bit. I hope that everyone at the Zoolatry homestead has a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012.

    Love, Fuzzy, Zoe, and mom Jana

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  46. Wow, that's a big ouchie! We're glad she's on the road to recovery. Maybe the long/naked look will become a trend! We'll keep purring and praying for Zoey and for Poppy Vic. We like good news!!!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

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  47. Poor sweetie! Hope you feel better soon!!

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  48. My goodness poor Zoey!!! We are sending our best healing purrs and hoping she is better soon!

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  49. Oh Zoey we were so sad to hear about your owwie. Hugs, purrs, and Prayers to you for your quick recovery.

    Casper, Cleo and Mom

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  50. Oh, my goodness! I am glad that Zoey has started to heal on her own. I send prayers and Herman sends healing purrs that the infection clears right up.

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  51. OMC, poor Zoey! We're so glad to hear she'll be OK and are sending our best purrs to help her heal.

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  52. Poor Zoey, thank goodness that it was caught now and the antibiotics have been started. Tons of purrs and prayers from us for Zoey's healing, recovery and good health!

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  53. Yay!

    Good news indeed!

    We are purring for a full, quick, recovery!

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  54. Awww, bless her little heart. We are purring that Zoey heals quick & feels better furry soon.

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  55. Purrs to Miss Zoey with hopes that she recover fully and quickly!
    DMM

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  56. Poor Zoey, we are so relieved she is going to be OK. We are sure she wil get extra love and treats. Get well soon Zoey. xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Wishing you all a very happy Christmas and a healthy new year ~ from our hearts. xx

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  57. Oh Zoey you gave your Mom and Poppy Vic such a shock with your wound. Thank goodness you don't need surgery and with the antibiotics you'll be as good as new in no time. Now be a good girl and give them both a kiss.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  58. Little Zoey,
    I know how brave you must have been to try and pretend there was nothing wrong when you had that terrible boo boo. I am glad that it is getting better. You just do whatever that vet tells you, OK?

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  59. oh Miss Zoey......we are sorry you have an owie like that but are glad you are on the mend.....

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  60. Sending continued purrs and love your way that Zoey heals up and takes her medicine like a big girl.

    Purrs,
    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky

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  61. Oh Zoey!! We are so glad that you went to the Vet and he has helped you feel better!! Lots of purrrs and prayers that it heals quickly!!
    Love & hugs from your TX furiends,

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  62. awww that sounds so ouchie. Purrin for Zoey. I hope you have a Meowy Christmas with many purrs.

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  63. Oh we's glad you wented to tha V-E-T, Zoey! Now you should get all way better fast. We has paws crossed and send lots of purrs and purrayers for it to heal so so fast.
    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrs,
    Alla Us Hotties

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  64. We are so grateful to hear that Miz Zooey iz back to herz lushus selfee. We couldz not come rights awy, but you haz been in our purrz evfurry day. Many blessingz fur a wunderful Christ-mouse.

    Kissez,
    Dr Tweety & da Fab Five

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  65. This is all that I need for Christmas to know that you are doing better and getting back to your ole self!!! Yes, I do believe too!!

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  66. Oh my goodness! We din't kno Miss Zoey was hurted. We're glad that this one time she wented to the v.e.t. Please feel better soon!

    Sending lots of purrs & love,
    Finnegan, Buddy & Jazzy

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  67. I'm sure you've already looked there, but check around/under the xmas tree if you have one and especially look at the trunk of the tree. Poor, purrity little Zooey having to be half-naked on xmas day! xxoo Patty & Bhu

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  68. So happy to hear that sweet Zoey is going to be okay in time. Still sending up prayers for her, you and Vic too. Hoping all is going wonderfully well at your place over Christmas. Love, hugs and nose kisses

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  69. Oh I'm sorry, I didn't be around for so long. Me and Mom didn't blog. I send Magic purrs to sweet Zoey. I hope she feel better so soon.

    I won't be around till next 3 weeks, But I would love to say...Merry Merry Christmas !!
    I wish you all have a very best time : )
    xoxo

    Puddy and Mom Boom

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  70. Herman is purring that Zoey heals up quickly. Merry Christmas.

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