Ham-Micks

Friday, August 16, 2013

Smokey has Cancer

We found out that Smokey has small-cell lymphoma in his intestines. He hasn't been feeling too good for a while, and he had exploratory surgery on Tuesday. His biopsies showed the cancer. We will start him on Chlorambucil and Prednisolone and see if it will go into remission. This is very sad for us. His brother, Obi, crossed over in May. Smokey is only 11 years old.

Any purrs and headbutts would be appreciated.

Luf, Us and Maw


76 comments:

Random Felines said...

we are so very sorry to hear this. we have our purrs revved up and our paws crossed.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're purring and praying for remission for Smokey.

The Florida Furkids

Father Tom said...

We're hoping for healing light and sending all our purrs and prayers for Smokey.

Mom Julie, Tinker, Mittens, Anastasia and Angel Tom

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw, poor darling! We'll be praying and purring for him!

Katnip Lounge said...

Poor Smokey! We have all our many toes and paws crossed that Smokey does well on the chemo. xx

Punapippuri said...

We are so sad to read this. All paws are crossed here xxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We are sending purrs and gentle head butts for Smokey and hope his chemo will send that evil cancer into remission.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Team Tabby said...

Oh no, so sorry to hear Smokey has cancer. We send our strongest healing purrs that the meds and love from all of us will aid him on the road to wellness again.

headbutts from all of us,

Mindy
Moe
Cookie
Mike

Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs said...

OH NO, we are so very sorry. Smokey, we are sending you tons of healing purrs and the dogs have their paws crossed the Bad C goes into remission.

Zoolatry said...

Many, many purrs and prayers to all of you ~ and especially for sweet Smokey.

Big Piney Woods Cats said...

Much love and purrs being sent your way. This is a year of sadness for you and for us, as well. We are sending healing thoughts your way.

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

We are so very sorry to read this. Crossing paws and saying prayers for Smokey and for you all.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....we bee sendin de blessings oh st francis two ewe N sum sassee tabbie tude ta fite N beet de stooooooooooooooooooooopid nastee azz "C"... it can be done smokey...eat sum trout, gain sum strength, N fite it like ewe bee a tiger :)purrz a plentee two ewe buddy ~~~~~

catsynth said...

So sorry to hear this. Sending Smokey healthy thoughts and purrs, and comforting thoughts for all of you.

Fuzzy Tales said...

We, too, are so sorry to read this news. :-(

We're purring and purraying that Smokey's treatment will be successful and that he'll go into remission.

Sending hugs and universal Light.

Peace and Blessings to you all.

rinrinflu said...

It's the first time I visit you and I find this terrible new... So sorry and I send you a lot of love.

Maggie May said...

Our thoughts and healing purrayers are with Smokey!
XOXO
Maggie May and The Creek Cats

♥Da fambly kitties♥ said...

Sending many and many PURRayers and smooches for sweet Smokey as he 'fights the good fight'.

Ragdoll Mommy said...

oh no!!!!!!:{ i'm so very sorry!!!!!

The Swiss Cats said...

Cancer is a b*** : sharpen your claws and fight it, you can do it Smokey ! Healing purrs and headbutts

Mariodacat said...

Awww so sorry to hear that. I'm purring for Smokey. Heat butts buddy!

meowmeowmans said...

Oh no! We are so sorry to hear that Smokey has cancer. We are purring and praying for it to go into remission.

Hugs and gentle purrs to you all.

Bellen said...

The best of luck to Smokey and hopes for the defeat of his cancer. Please keep us abreast of any news.

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Hey sweet one wanted to let you know that I am sending lots of purrs your way that the medicine does its work and in no time at all you will be back to yourself. So sorry that you are having to have this happen but remember to listen to the vet and your folks so you can get better.

Colehaus Cats said...

Sending all our extra purrs right this minute! PURRS....

Swami Zoe said...

Oh dear, sending lots of purrrs and loving light and prayers!
Me-Ommmmmm

Julia Williams said...

So very sorry to read this sad news. My gang of three will rev their purr motors for Smokey, and I will send healing light.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

We are purring hard for Smokey!

KitKat said...

We are praying and purring for Smokey. Cancer sux. Hugs to the family.
Angel Normie, Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

www.shelter-cats.com said...

Those are powerful medicines and with everybody purring and praying hard, I hope Smokey will feel better and be with you for a long time.
Our 10 year old Gracie was on prednisone after her lymphoma was diagnosed. It gave her some very happy extra time.
It's never enough, though.
I'm sorry you've had such a sad year.
With best wishes and sympathy,
Maggie

ANGEL ABBY said...

We are so very sorry to hear this news about Smokey. WE understand how hard of a year this has been for Maw and Paw. WE will purray that Smokey goes into remission as 11 is young and he deserves to be here many more years with all of us. We hold you up in our prayers and purrs.

The Lee County Clowder said...

Oh, Smokey, we are all purrrrrring and purrraying for you. Hang in there, kittie.

Robyn Harton said...

Aw, we're all so sad to hear this. The Hotties will send a ton of purrs and I will send prayers and Reiki for dear Smokey.
*hugs* and purrrrrrrrrrs,
Robyn and the kittehs of HotMBC

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Sending super big power purrs that the medicines do their job the way they are supposed to and that you feel better soon, Smokey!

Purr,purr,purr,purr,purrrrrrrr,
Charlemagne, Tamar and Mal

Flynn said...

We are so sorry to hear this. You have our purrs and prayers.

Carolyn Kristof said...

All our love and purrs. Mom sends her Reiki love to Smokey too.
Harry, Dexter, Willow and Tipp

Nerissa said...

Many, many purrs and prayers are on their way. Many purrs. Many, many...

Purrs,
Nissy

Brian said...

My sisters and I are sending you our best purrs and prayers dear Smokey. Fight like crazy pal.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We are sending BIG purrs to Smokey.
We purr very hard that they will help him to feel better and that his meds will put the "Evil C" on hold!

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

caspersmom said...

Please Smokey, I pray that you go in remission. This is to much. I have lost three kitty's but I had at least a year in between them, not three months. Hugs, Purrs and prayers to Maw and Paw and the rest of the kitty's. God Bless you and may He help you in this time of distress.

Love,
Cleo and Mom Monica

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I am sending LOTS of purrs to Smokey!

The Island Cats said...

We are sorry to hear this news about Smokey. Were purring for him and hope the medicines help him.

The Island Cats said...

We are sorry to hear this news about Smokey. Were purring for him and hope the medicines help him.

Shaggy and Scout said...

Oh Smokey! How sorry we are to hear this! What a tough year it has been for all of you. You are in our hearts!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We are purring our loudest that the chemo helps Smokey go into remission. You can do this, Smokey.

Angel and Kirby said...

We are sending lots of heat bumps and purrs to Maw and Smokey!

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Lots of purrs and prayers for Smokey!! Lots of healing vibes, too!
Hugs from your TX furiends,

Prancer Pie said...

We're revvin up our motors for Smokey! Sending pawsitive thoughts and purrayers, too. XOXOXO

Gattina said...

Very sad news ! Hopefully the medication will help !

Kitikata-san said...

Hey Smokey, I have cancer too. I hope your treatment helps you, and my treatment helps me feel much better. Purrs to you my furriend.

Cheri Wildcatwoods said...

Please read this post from another blog - maybe you can use something here for Smokey - I have used some of these things on my cats.

http://www.naturalcatcareblog.com/2013/06/from-incurable-to-cancer-free-in-one-year-how-nate-the-cat-survived-high-grade-lymphoma/

Cats of wildcat woods

Kwee Cats and Life said...

Gosh you guys have been through so much. Our hearts are so sorry for Smokey now. We will be purring for you all. Just try stay positive. Hugs, headbumps and kitty kisses to each one of you guys :-)

A few Good Cats said...

We're keeping lots of good thoughts for Smokey. Take care...

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We hate to read that any animal has cancer. We are sad for you since you've already lost two precious kitties this year. We hope the med helps Snokey into remission!

Katiez Katz said...

oh deerz... you am in our purrz and purrz and purrz... Plz sends our Mommy what photo of Smokey you would like hur to draw fur you... plz plz plz....

Katie Too

Everycat said...

Smokey sweetheart, we are sending you our very best rumbly purrs and lots of love. We hope the treatment helps you feel better and enjoy life again.

We know this is so hard for your family so our purrs and love are for them too

Gerry & Mungo

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

How is sweet Smokey doing? Still sending the purrs your way.

Timmy Tomcat said...

Oh My we will be doing a family support purrs daily until he turns the corner.
Love purrs and headbumps
Timmy and Family

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

We read this over on FB and left a comment, but wanted to stop by here too.

We are so very sorry the nasty c word has Smokey in its clutches. As you know that is most likely what we lost Junior to. We are sending our best purrs and prayers that he goes into remission and is able to spend much more time with all of you.

((HUGS))

Kjelle Bus said...

Send lot of (((purrs))) to Smokey <3

Clooney said...

We are so, so sorry to hear this news about Smokey. We send Smokey our biggest purrs and prayers that the treatment will be successful and that he will feel well. Sending lots of love and healing light to him and you all.

Photo Cache said...

hello, you don't know us but we came to offer our purrs to smokey. we heard about his poor health from brian and his sisfurs. we will think of you in our prayers and send you our love and purrs.

emma and buster

WildCat said...

Please get better Smokey, sending you lots of healing purrs.

katsrus said...

Found you through Brian's Home. I am sorry about your kitty. Sending lots of love and purrs your way.
Sue B

Sushi said...

Sending lotsa purrs for smokey. Got to know about it through brian's home.

Katie Isabella said...

Smokey precious boy, your Maw and Paw and all of us love you. Purrs and prayers.

Bellen said...

I know things have been bad for you recently. I hope things improve for Smokey and that he has many more years with you.

Piranha Banana said...

I have started my prayers that this is a bump in the road and that your treatment is quick and painless for a long, healthy and happy life. Sending you WOOFS!

WOOF WOOF!

Cathy Keisha said...

Sending healing purrz.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

smokey...dood....sendin MOR blessings oh St Francis yur way; hope yur treet mints R goin oh kay, hope ya iz eatin like ya shuld...~~~~~~ =^..^=

Spike William and Angels China Cat and Willow said...

We are so sorry to hear about Smokey and hope that the treatments help him. I am sending over soft healing purrs while I am relaxing on one of the ham-micks that you had sent to Angels China Cat & Willow for Christmas a few years ago. I like it very much!

Purrrrrrrs, Spike William
Hugs from Mom Teri

Debra Taylor said...

I'm sending purrs and purrayers - so sad to learn this - such a hard thing to go through




Debby in Arizona
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Michelle Lewis said...

Hi there sorry to read about Smokey on our first visit to your blog :-( xx Huge hugs. We have come over from Cat on my Head blog who told us about your wonderful Hammocks and we are emailing you now xxx

Melody said...

I'm so sorry to hear that Smokey has cancer.
Sending Purrs and Prayers your way!

=^..^=

jude,babybella,prissypoo,piper,marley and charlie

Timmy Tomcat said...

How is dear Smokey?
We are still purring hard for him
Timmy and family

Tigger said...

Very, very sorry to hear this. Mom and I will say lots of prayers.
Georgie