Thursday, August 9, 2018

he eats!

Marvs spent a few hours in the morning sleeping on his all time favorite spot (on top of Laura). That felt like a huge positive sign. This morning he lined up with the other cats for breakfast. He only ate two tiny bites but it was movement in a positive direction.

Laura and I both came home during the day at various times to offer food to him and he refused each time and appeared to regress into stiff, uncomfortable movements. It was so disheartening after the progress he made. I returned to work feeling quite discouraged.

Marvin went back to the vet for his daily sub-q fluids, he was more vocal this time around, so that's a good sign. The vet found a new kind of appetite stimulant for us to try called Entyce. So Marvin got that this time. By the time I came home from work, he was chowing down his dinner! He's eaten most of a small can of wet food! Go Marvs!!


He's been sleeping a lot, which feels like a good thing, to give his body chance to heal.

I leave tomorrow for a week of working in Tennessee. I'm worried about leaving him in his current tenuous condition. It would be awful if Laura had to let him go by herself. I'm still hoping and praying for a strong rally. 

In other news, we just put an offer on a house. It's not where we wanted to live, but it's a pretty amazing house and with a delightful history. Our offer is considerably lower than the asking price, so it feels like a long shot, but it doesn't hurt to ask. The place does need a lot of work. 

I can't stop thinking about how Willow died on the day we listed our prior house and now we are facing another possible loss as we begin the process of buying our new house. I'm not sure what that is about, but it feels cruel. I'm going to do my best to not worry about all that and instead choose once again to trust God's process.

Thank you everyone for your kind support - it's been a huge blessing to know that many others have experienced this roller coaster too - and therefore we are not alone. I'll do my best to update you on Marvin's condition from afar, but it will be more challenging to do so.


  1. I'm sending good thoughts for Marvin to rally. I know the worry when our precious cats are unwell. I will keep him in my prayers. Sending a hug, Deb

  2. I'm with you all every step. ❤️ūüôŹ

  3. God speed! The best is yet to come.

  4. Good luck on the house offer; you never know unless you try! They can always counter-offer. Sending purrs and hugs for Marvin, and for his appetite! I'd be happy to give him some of mine...really...

  5. Keeping the prayers up for your dear Marvin and I hope the upswing continues until he feels so much better.

  6. way to go Marvin. I hope four days later he is still eating up a storm and doing well.

    I feel for you on the whole move thing. Kit passed away one year to the day we planned on moving, and would have moved if Home Depot hadn't screwed up the flooring. I am glad you have found a home to move to. I hope your move goes smoothly. We are moving again if you can believe it. The house we bought wasn't working for us so we found one that did and in the middle of moving to it.

    Purrs for you all during this time of transition.


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