8.10.2012

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD

Dear Friends ~ this is a favorite personal photo of mine, the hand of my toddler grandson caressing the hand of my elderly Mother, his great grandmother.  It is an old photo as my Mom has since left us.  The song is also a favorite ~ especially when sung by the fabulous Louis Armstrong.  If I had music playing here on Zoolatry, that is what you would be hearing.

It is truly a wonderful world because of all of you.  Saved in my email box are well over a hundred notes from you (and many comments here on Zoolatry as well). Over time, I'll be responding individually. 

Supportive, caring, overflowing with friendship and warmth, and I thank each and every one of you who has taken time from your own busy days to reach out to us.  I haven't enough words to say how much this has meant to me, how much it has helped me.  It has been a rough week, well perhaps a rough two weeks, or a rough month ... and extending that backwards, some recent rough years. 

It is Friday here on the east coast of Florida, another hot and humid and likely stormy day.  But I believe it will be a good day as I am hopeful of bringing Vic home later this afternoon.  It is likely we'll have the support of some in-home care for awhile, and some in-home physical therapy (if approved by insurance!!!) as he is not yet back to good health.  Without detailing all that happened, it appears likely that this weeks hospitalization was a result of complications that evolved after last weeks radioactive-embolization procedure.  After effects like his are quite unusual, and were not anticipated.  But they happened nonetheless and sent him to the edge ...

On a lighter note ~ I am now off to give Maggy and Zoey some "lessons" on how not to "trip up" our Poppy Vic as he tries to navigate his way around the house.  And Zoey in particular, will have to stay after school and be taught how not to jump all over the bed, squeaking and trying to wake us up ... sigh.
Thank you all.
                                                                              Fondly, Ann

86 comments:

  1. It amazes us how you keep thinking of others, even in this very trying time. The blogosphere is truly lucky to have you, and I'm hoping that you get your Poppy Vic home and healthy very, very soon.

    Keeping you in our purrs.

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  2. And if woo khould hear us, woo would hear lots of woo's and khanine purrs of support!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  3. That is good news that Vic may be allowed home today. We are purring and praying that the complications are soon put behind him and the treatment was successful.

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  4. Hope the positive things are hear to stay for you. Deccy x

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  5. We have been thinking about you and Poppy Vic all week, and are so very happy to learn that he has improved and may be coming home. Please don't feel the need to write personal thanks to everybody - this post more than does it!
    We also love that song, especially sung by Louis Armstrong.

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  6. Good news that Vic is coming home. You both have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Though the years you have been a wonderful support of the CB and to me. Your friendship and kindness to many of us are truly appreciated and valued.

    <<>>, since I can't send purrs any more.

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  7. There is nothing as wonderful as coming home...I delight with you and keep you all in my daily prayers for improvment and peaceful moments...
    you are so very much loved and cared about!!!
    Soft hugs Karla

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  8. our thoughts and purrs are with you.

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  9. This is good news and I hope the start of more good news and better health. Special note to Zoey: please be a good kitty. I know you can do it for Poppy Vic.

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  10. You never cease to amaze us with your courage and dedication and love. No wonder we all want to join together to send you all the possible good thoughts and prayers and wishes we can muster. We hope Vic can come home today and that with time his body and spirit will heal. Please do remember to take care of Ann too.

    Hugs, Kathie and her pack

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  11. You are a wonderful friend to so many, Ann, and here is one of the reasons why=reaching out to thank your friends while you are involved in such a trying, difficult time...Wishing you and Vic only the very best and praying for his quick recovery from this setback...Please remember to take care of yourself too and try to get some rest...love and hugs, my precious, special friend...J

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  12. Oh Ann, that is such good news. We really appreciate you taking the time to update us on Vic. That is just so exciting. Hope it all goes well when he gets home. We sure are sending many more purrs and the donkeys of course are crossing their hooves. Take good care of yourself too.

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  13. Ann we are so pleased to hear Vic may be home later today. We are purraying that the complications are behind you and hope the treatment has helped him.
    Good luck with the non tripping up and jumping on the bed lessons - which will probably need repeating every few minutes as they'll be so excited to see him. Take care Ann we are thinking about you both.
    Luv Hannah, Lucy & Mum Sue xx xx xx

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  14. Dat is purry good news! We are all hopping up and down with excitement for you to bring him home.

    We like to get our people up by running all over the bed too. I hope your kitties will be gentle with Poppy Vic. Thanks for sharing that great news!

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  15. Ann, you are always so selfless and kind!

    We wish you peace and contentment at home with Vic and the furkitties.

    Thank you for sharing the lyrics to one of Mom Julie's favorites, too. Our lives are better for having you in them, Ann.

    Julie, Tom, Mitty, Tinker & Anastasia xx

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  16. As Dartagnan says.... you think so much of others. You are an inspiration. Good news about Poppy Vic. We're all hoping the good news continues.

    Love and licks, Winnie and her People Of the House

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  17. If you manage to teach Zoey not to jump on the bed and wake you up please do let us know your secret as we would like to teach Scylla.

    We are all so very happy that Poppy Vic is coming home. Sending healing purrs for him, love and hugs to all of you.

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  18. We'll be purring and praying for Vic to come home today. We're glad they figured out what was wrong and we hope it never happens again. In home Health Care will be very helpful. Auntie El has a nurse 2 days a week as well as a PT person who is helping her get her strength back.

    We're going to keep the purrs and prayers going for Poppy Vic.

    The Florida Furkids and Lexi

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  19. Ann that is great news. I hope things will get better and Vic will improve by leaps and bounds xx

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  20. I'm away from home just now but reading this has brightened my day Ann in that he is home. I am so grateful that you were able to take time and update us on how things are. Believe me, you and your husband are never far from our thoughts and prayers.

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  21. Sending over hugs and comforting support to you and Vic, from all of us.

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  22. There is nothing in the world like coming home! Our Mom is sure of that!

    We hope the lessons go well with the girls ^..^

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  23. Mommi put that song on, so that we could sing along wif you
    Getting Poppy Vic home IS wondewful and I'm shoowe Maggie and Zooey will twy theiw best to be caweful and help him not twip up.
    We will continoo to "hold" youw hand and send ouw love and good thoughts to help lift you up. This has been mowe than a difficult time and we pway you'll see mowe of the wondewful pawt of life
    We love you vewy much
    Continood healing smoochies and cwossed paws fow you and Poppy Vick
    Thank you fow letting us know
    Love
    Asta and Mommi

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  24. We are purring with happiness because Poppy Vic will be coming home!

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  25. Just remember that we are always here for you. We're happy to hear that Poppy Vic may be coming home today. Every day that passes by will be followed by a better day. We love you and are always ready to help.

    Hugs
    Amber, The Pack, and Mom Linda

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  26. Dear Ann - I think Rumbles really summed it up very well. You are amazing! We are happy he is coming home and things are looking better. Your picture is beautiful and that's my favorite song also. HUGS

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  27. We are continuing the Power of the Paw for Poppy Vic!

    Thank you for keeping us updated and we hope the next update will be that he is home.

    Beautiful picture!

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  28. We are so happy that Poppy Vick maybe coming home today. We hope that once he is home you will see more improvements as he will be surrounded by so much love. We send you {{HUGS}}. Sniffs, The HoundDogs and Mom

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  29. how kind of you to think of US with all that you have going on...that was wonderful and so happy about the good news ((((hugs)))))

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  30. I *really* hope he gets to come home today, Ann, and thank you for the update! Selina & Morticia & I continue to purr for you all - as well as the rest of the NC crew!

    Love
    Laura, Selina, Morticia, Sharif, Livia, Sasha, Peppers, Boudicca & Oliver

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  31. What wonderful news that he's coming home today! And, even though it was unexpected, that the docs were able to figure out what was happening and why ... and then fix it! I'm always awed by the knowledge and abilities of docs ... and where it all comes from.

    We keep praying for ALL of you ... and we'll included that the no-tripping lessons "take" in Maggy's and Zoey's minds!!

    Love ~ Marilynn, Grace & Company

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  32. We think the world of you and your family and we hope you feel the hugs we send you every single day.

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  33. Dear Ann and kids, Firstly I am thankful that Poppy Vic will be coming home and will continue to pray for him as well as the rest of you. Secondly, I love your heart of gratitude-even in the midst of trials, you are still grateful and a blessing to us.
    Hugs today.
    Noreen

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  34. I am thinking of you and Poppy Vic. I hope that he will be home with you soon. Blogville will keep holding you close, and sending you our very warmest thoughts.

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  35. My Mom LOVE that song too and it shall be with Louis Armstrong !
    Glad to hear that Vic may be allowed home today :)

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  36. from the mom - It doesn't matter really whether it has been a week or two, a month or a year - when times are rough and trying, they seem like an eternity. But yet, here you are - you made it through - I hope and pray you CAN bring Poppy Vic home and please know that while you have people there that will help with the physical support you need, you have people here in Blogville and Catosphere to give you all the spiritual and moral supports we can. Please take care of yourself and you beautiful family - of course that includes Zoey and Maggy too.
    And yes, it IS a WONDERFUL WORLD!
    Kim

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  37. We hope Poppy Vic improves when he is home. We are keeping you in our thoughts, purrs and prayers. oxoxox

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  38. It IS a wonderful world; an this is wonderful news. Thanks for the update. We continue to send love and strength to you and Vic.

    Hugs,

    Lisa and the rotties

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  39. Oh such good news that Vic is coming home. We continue to send our best and strongest purrs your way.

    Hugs to all of you,

    Max, Bugsy, Knuckles and HH

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  40. Ann, I just want to wrap you in a GIANT hug ~ sending best wishes and love to you all.

    Jan xx

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  41. Ann, we have our paws and fingers crossed that Vic will be home today and that your insurance will cover the in-home care and therapy he needs.

    We also hope YOU get a bit of "down" time for "therapy" for your Self as well. It's a huge strain on you, too.

    Hugs, Light, and purrs to you both.

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  42. I would agree on the rough couple of years for you. I'm so sorry such a sweet wonderful woman such as yourself has had to endure them.

    We are so happy Poppy Vic is coming home!! Me and Quill will be purring he gets better soon. Quill will be doing a better job of it though.

    Meg and Quill

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  43. We are glad to read that Vic will likely be home today. We can only imagine the last couple of weeks for you both.

    Continuing to pray for you both.

    {{{hugs}}}
    Jan

    purrs and pawhugs
    Funny Farmers

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  44. Purring, praying and paws crossed for you and yours Ann. We love you and who you are, and what you contribute and how youre such a positive person. Dont ever lose that.

    We're thinking of you in rainy, muggy Ohio today.

    Jaime, Maxwell, Tater and sasha

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  45. This is hugely wonderful news! We are so pleased to hear that. We will continue to purr for all good home healing -- while your kitties give happy purrs! That is so wonderful.

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  46. Hi Ann...
    Madi and I continue to hold you and your family in out thoughts and prayers....
    Hugs and many purrs
    Madi and Mom

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  47. Our mom loves that song too and would sing it to you if she were there. You are such a special person and we are honored that you would think of us in your time of need. Please know that we are purring and praying for Poppy Vic and you.

    We love you!

    Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

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  48. Hang in there. It is very difficult to take care of someone with cancer, and all of the details that concern that care. We are sending you hugs and purrs and purrayers.

    Luf, Us and Maw

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  50. This is wonderful news for all of you. I'm sure the girls will behave :-)

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  51. Ann, you have a big heart, a warm heart, a strong heart and caring heart...so of course, you attract the love and support that so many people give to you and Vic, and the kitties, too.

    We know that having Vic back at home will be a comfort to you both...with lots of kisses and hand holding and love.

    They say home is where the heart is, and your home is filled with the sweetest hearts, and in spite of the sadness, that makes us smile...

    Hugs from afar,
    Teri, Disco, Coco, Brighton & Sammy, too

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  52. Today, we would be singing this song with you! (We love Mr. Armstrong and his music, Mumsy has a lot of it .) It IS a wonderful world - because of people like you and your wonderful family. That Poppy Vic is getting to come home, back from the edge, is the best news. Our hearts are singing with yours today! Hugs, kitty kisses and love always from us to all of you.

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  53. My sweet sweet friend I am keeping yopu close in my thoughts and prayers. It will be wonderful to have Vic home with you and for him to be able to rest easy in his own bed. I hope the in house care is approved so that you get help. take care my friends.. Carol Barrie and GJ xx

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  54. Ann, We love you and Poppy Voic and maggiee and Zoey and prays for your health and happiness every day.
    Take care
    Kisses
    Nellie, Kozmo, the hairy slobbery sisters-Bob and Cinnamon and Mommy

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  55. Wonderful news that Poppy Vic is coming home :) Very glad the Docs discovered the cause of his symptoms.
    Hugs to all of you from us! We will keep all of you in our most positive thoughts as Poppy Vic works his way back to wellness again. :)
    The Roo Family

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  56. Sending love as bright as the Florida sunshine.

    ~ Morgen

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  57. Dear Ann,

    Sending you and Poppy Vic tons and tons of purrs, prayers and kitty cuddles and wrapping you both with thoughts of light and love.

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  58. I hope you feel us all lifting you up with prayer and love.

    Nubbin wiggles & hugs,,
    Oskar & Pam

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  59. We were furry sorry to hear that Vic had complications and had to goes into the hospital. May he be on the mend fast! We are all purrrrrrrrrs over here for him.

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  60. We've got our fingers and paws crossed that Poppy Vic comes home today! And that Maggy and Zoe take good notes in their Dont Trip Poppy Vic class!
    Purrs and prayers still going out for you all!

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  61. Purrrrrrrssss and {{huggss}} to you. We hope Poppy Vic makes it home OK, and there aren't too many collisions between Vic and the girls.

    As to teaching Zoey not to bounce all over the bed: Good Luck. ;-)

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  62. Popped by from the cat blogosphere.... hope that all is well now and that Vic could get home. Oh boy you have a beautiful purr-friend!!

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  63. We're so happy to hear that he's coming home. After reading your e-mail about him going into the hospital, the Lady has been saying prayers while we purr (Cocoa has been especially helpful with this). Riley is a big fan of the jumping and squeaking, and we know how hard it is to turn that off, but we hope the girls will cooperate for you! Purrrrrrs!

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  64. I am just now allowed on the computer. You see the mom left her computer down in Indianapolis and has been checking things via her little tiny cell phone. I don't like to type on that one so the dad is letting me borrow his computer. Thanks for the update and hope by the time you read this Vic is at home and resting well. I know two kitties that will be happy to see him and try as they might I know they will not be able to stay away from him. They will have lots of snuggle time with him.

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  65. thanks for the update and the good news! we are keeping sending purrs over!!!
    the cat realm

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  66. We're so glad to hear Poppa Vic is coming home. Purrs to you all! And Zoey and Maggy, we're sure of this, will turn into the best nurse kitties in the world.

    Thinking of you all, MEOW from Au, Target, Guido and me.

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  67. Much love and many prayers from us! xxoo Patty & Bhu

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  68. Praying for you dear furend!

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  69. glad to hear that vic will be coming home soon. keeping ya'll in our purrayers.

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  70. Glad Poppy Vic is home with his loving and caring family. We send our purrs and prayers that all continue to go well.

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  71. Ann, you and Vic are in my thoughts daily. I am so sorry I'll have had to go through such hard times and hope for a good outcome in the near future.

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  72. We hope that Poppy Vic is home and resting comfortably. Purrs, purrayers, and pawsitive thoughts bein sent your way. xoxo

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  73. Sending you my ♥ and my prayers.

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  74. We are so hoping Poppy Vic gets to come home and you both can get some much needed rest. We are still praying for you both. Hugs

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  75. beautiful picture, beautiful song, what a beautiful post!

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  76. How wonderful that Poppy Vic may be coming home very soon, sending our hugs and purrs.

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  77. You are in our thoughts. We hope Poppy Vic is home soon and that Zoey can learn to stay out from underfoot so as to not trip him up.

    Sending Poppy Vic extra special healing lab energy!

    Garth

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  78. We are gettin the same "no tripping" lessons here... Its annoyin.

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  79. Good Luck on Zoey, Ann. I still haven't got Cleo to stop doing that. She seems to know when I'm going to wake up and make a trip into the bathroom and I try to get back to sleep and she is doing her gymnastics and it's hard to get back to sleep. She finally quits but sometimes it's to late and I can't get back to sleep.

    Prayers and hugs still going out to Poppy Vic and a soon recovery.

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  80. Just checking in. Purrrrring that Poppy Vic is back home, and he and the kitties are all cuddling together.

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  81. We are so glad Poppy Vic is back home. We love you, dear friends, and are sending purrs and prayers. And hugs, too.

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  82. That is a beautiful picture!

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  83. you are all in my thoughts & prayers....

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  84. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with both of you.

    God Bless

    Sarah, the Mommy

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