Nov 192017

This selfie makes my ears look big

Hey guys. I’ve got some news to share. As some of you may have heard, I was recently diagnosed with intestinal small cell lymphoma or SCL. It’s kinda funny…not funny MOL, but funny weird…because I don’t feel sick though my eating has been a little off. But apparently there’s some really bad cells growing in my intestines. I don’t know what a cell is…but having bad ones isn’t a good thing. The good news, if there is any, is that it’s relatively easy to treat and the prognosis is pretty good. I’ll have to start taking some medicines every day, and hopefully, the medicines will kick those bad cells in the you know what. Us cats usually tolerate these medicines okay, but sometimes they don’t make you feel that great…so it’s kind of a trade off. Oh, and it means more vet visits to check my bloods and stuff which doesn’t make me happy.

As you can imagine, the mom’s pretty stressed out about all of this. So if you could purr and pray and send good thoughts for me…and her, too…we’d really appreciate it.

And as for my selfie today…whaddaya think? Does it make my ears look big??

I’m pawticipating in The Cat on My Head’s Sunday Selfies Blog Hop. To join the Hop or to see other selfies click HERE!

  57 Responses to “Easy E’s Selfie Sunday”

  1. Hi Ernie – what a strong and smart kitty you are. Taking your medicine is so important and we’re relieved to know it will help make you better. Purrs to you and a hug to your mom – it really is stressful when one of you guys gets sick, as we love you so much! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey gang.

  2. My, what big ears you have, Ernie! Your mimma is going to do everything she can to make you feel healthy, so be a good kitty and take your meds! Sending hugs and purrs

  3. Hey Good lookin’, those ears are just perfect! We’ll send some purrs and prayers you way, okay? By the way, are you taken?

  4. Oooh, you were flirted with majorly! Cleo is looking with love eyes at you. Who wouldn’t. Ernie, I will do all you ask, I promise. Love you.

  5. Sending good thoughts to you and your Mom. My what big ears you have, the better to hear the treat bag opening.

  6. Oh Ernie, we sure send you lots of purrs and good thoughts. We so hope the treatment will make those bad cells go away. We all have our paws crossed for you. You all have a great Sunday.

  7. POTP. We hope you feel better soon. Hugs to your mom.

  8. Of course you have our bestest and strongest purryers – for you and your family. We know this won’t be fun but try to your best to get through this. Pawhugs.

  9. You are looking so handsome, Ernie! We purr those bad cells will go away soon. Purrs to your mom, too…it is very stressful indeed. Hugs xo

  10. Oh Ernie, you are my hero my friend and I think you AND your meds will definitely knock the socks off that cancer stuff. I really DO. I’m sure your Mom is super worried – Moms are like that – but WE cats are strong and determined and I just know you will be fine – make sure you give your Mom lots of extra hugs so she will know that you understand she’s worried. I know she will be giving YOU lots of hugs and I’m sure Wally and Zoey will keep a close eye on you too. I told Angel Sammy to send you a bunch of special “polydactyl dood mojo” – cuz I know you have it like he did – that ought to give you some extra PUNCH wiping out those cells.

    Love and Hugs, Teddy

  11. That is a wonderful selfie. I am praying for you and I will pray for your mom too. XO

  12. Hello Ernie you look as handsome as ever…Sending lots off hugs,purrs and prays for you and your mom..Bless You Both.x

  13. I think you look absolutely wonderful, Ernie! I think about you and your mom a lot. I hope you continue to feel well and those bad cells get kicked and then some.

  14. Ernie, we are so sorry to hear about you being invaded by naughty cells. We’ll definitely be purring and praying and sending lots of POTP. We are very happy you don’t feel sick. Here’s to a quick recovery. Take your medicines like a good boy. Thanks for always hopping. You look terrific today! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  15. Ernie darlin’ we did know about your illness but you can for sure count on us sending tons and tons of purrs and hugs and kitty kisses to you and to your peeps.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  16. We did not know…is what we meant to type. We must have missed this on your blog or maybe it was on FB…we don’t do FB…
    hugs madi your bfff

  17. We have been purring and praying for you and Mom, Ernie. And we will keep right on doing so until you are all better.

    P.S. – nice selfie, handsome dude!

  18. So sorry to hear the news Ernie. Hopefully the meds work… we’re sending lots of positive thoughts your way.

  19. Ernie,
    You look very handsome. I hope your treatment will make you feel better. Lots of purrs coming your way.
    Zoe and Raja from Playing In Catnip

  20. Great selfie! We’re sending loads of purrs and prayers to you AND to your Mom. We know how stressed she must be.

    The Florida Furkids

  21. That’s a great selfie sweetie.
    We are sending our purrs and prayers, you can beat this!

    Noodle and crew

  22. Oh, Ernie, we are starting right this minute to send you good thoughts and love and hugs and hope that the magic drugs they have now for kitties will work well for you soon. Please snuggle up to your mama and let her know that you are going to win this round! And if you don’t feel ill, that’s really good to hear. Much love and snuggles for all of you from Loulou and family.

  23. We’ll be purring and praying up a storm to wash them nasty cells away, pose haste. Till then, you keep taking the meds and smiling. Fun and a smile goes a long way to curing most things MOL
    Toodle pip and purrs

  24. Speedy Snuggles aplenty are on their way to you and your mum,xx Speedy

  25. Yes your ears look big! Better be good and take all your medicine like you are supposed to and be good at the vets. Then you will get better.

  26. That’s a great selfie and your ears look perfect to me, Ernie.
    I am sorry you have SCL, but glad the prognosis is good and that it is treatable. I hope you get on well with the medication, but if not I am sure there will be an alternative. Don’t worry about the blood tests either. I have to have mine done every 2 months and you get used to it after a while.

  27. Big E that is certainly a great selfie, and we are so sorry to hear about that misbehaving cells. WE will purr for you that the medicine will do it’s magic and that you’ll be blessed with a full and happy recovery and also we will pray for less stress for your Mom. We understand she would feel overwhelmed and hope that as you get better and better she will too!

  28. Ernie! Your ears are the purrfect size for your head!
    We have mega purrs going for you and your Mom here. We are also sending your Mom STRENGTH.

  29. That’s a wonderful selfie, Ernie ! We send you tons of purrs and hope you kick those naughty cells in the butt in no time ! Purrs

  30. Ernie my man….your ears are like radar and can catch the slightest noise. They are beautiful. Yo are black to my white, I apparently have kidney function problems and asthma….the latest illnesses to hit me. Don’t you worry Ernie cause you and I will struggle through this together. You fot your ebony and ivory in us and we’re tough!

    Kali Kit

  31. Ernie . we guess that is a good news , bad news scenario. Bad news on account of the bad cells, good news that something can be done about it. We have a sick kitty here too and it is not fun. We are sending your mama lots of love and support. XO

    the critters in the cottage xo

  32. Your ears do look big! The better to hear us send you and your mom lots of purrs and well-wishes. We hope that medicine kicks those bad cells in the you-know-what, and that it doesn’t make you feel too icky. Hang in there, Ernie!
    -Roby and the Real Cats

  33. Ernie , sending you lots of purrs, gentle head bonks, hugs and prayers. Sending the same to your Mom. You all think positive that good things happen. Again praying for you all.

  34. Oh, Ernie, we are so sorry to hear this. We hope you can tolerate the meds well, and never even know you are sick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and with your Mom too. We know just how stressed she must feel.

  35. Oh Ernie – sending purrayers and POTP to you and all the people taking care of you ! Your ears are just right !

  36. Ernie, you look very handsome in your selfie. We are sending you and your Mom lots of purrs.

  37. Ernie, if there’s any cat who can kick those bad cells in the you-know-what, it’s YOU! Sending lots of purrs, prayers, love, and hugs to you and your mom!

  38. I’m so sorry to hear this news, little Ernie. But I know your momma gets you the best of care, and that should help you fight back like a pro. We’ll all be purring for you!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  39. Big ears are fantastic, just like big feet, and a long tail.
    I’m sorry to year you have some bad cells inside. My previous kitty Felix had the same thing. I hope the medicine works really well for you and you kick cancer’s butt!

  40. ***THUD***
    Hang on a minute Ernie…Siddhartha Henry just fainted…..
    “See-dhartha Henry please wake up…Ernie will be taking medication…he will be all right for a long time…..See-dhartha???” ***kisses*** on littul Purrince’s head……..

    Mee-yow Ernie sorry buddy mee sort got shocked when LadyMum red this post to mee.
    Mee did not hear all of it….mee iss sendin you MEGA POTP!! Efurry bit mee can muss-tur uppy!! An Lady S mee iss sendin ~~~head rubsss~~~ of sue-pport to you!!
    Ernie take yur meddysin OK?? Mee wants you here fur a long time as yur like a Pappaw to mee!
    ***nose bumpsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

  41. We’ll be purring like crazy for you, sweetheart!!! We have no doubt you can kick this thing’s butt!

  42. Ernie, we didn’t know. But what we do know? Black cats make the best fighters of all! Not only that, but you’ve got tons of black cats behind you! Take good care and tell your mom we’re all purring for her too.

  43. Oh Ernie, I didn’t know you had bad cells pal, but taking those meds is a good thing. Each and every one of us are sending tons of purrs and prayers to you and great big hugs to your Mom. We love you Ernie. By the way, your selfie is terrific.

  44. Oh Ernie we feel so bad, but….there IS a good side, you said the prognosis is good! That’s a GOOD THING!!!!! Maybe you won’t be on the meds long…we sure hope not……..we send extra purrs to you AND your mama………tell Mom to be pawsitive, all will be fine!!! (((hugs)))

  45. Ernie we send you our best purrs. Won’t you send Buster your best purrs too?

  46. Sending lots of healing purrs your way Ernie!!

  47. I’m sending lots of healing purrs your way, Ernie! I’m glad you’ve got a good prognosis – that means the vet humans think you can get past this!

  48. Hi Ernie!

    We have been purring and praying for you and your mom for a long time. We really hope that the medicines help you and don’t make you feel too bad in the process. Please tell your mom to let us know if we can do anything to help her. We will continue to purr and pray. <3

  49. Ernie, we are purring hard that your medicine helps kill those bad cells. We are keeping your mom in our thoughts and prayers too…we know how stressful these treatments and extra vet visits can be.

  50. Oh sweet and handsum Ernie, we’re glad you’re feelin’ good. We’re sorry to hear ya’ gotta take meds and go to da VET. We hate dat place. But, we’re sendin’ lots of hugs and purrayers fur all of ya’.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  51. You’re looking good, Ernie and we’re very pleased to hear that the chances are good too. Healing Pawkisses continue and some Extra for your mommy to calm down <3 <3 <3

  52. It is good that lymphoma was caught early. If it is any help to you, the Leukeran can cause nausea and vomiting if the happens to your cat> It did mine and I ordered some good grade hemp oil off internet and gave him about 0.1ml to 0.2ml of hemp about an hour before dosing. My cat could not tolerate every day treatment and I ended up dosing him every other day and some times every 3rd day. I gave Leukeran for about a year and then it began to affect his kidneys and I stopped. I have continued with 0.2ml of hemp daily which keeps him eating, He is quite skinny but alert and affectionate and eats fairly well. I had to find a food that he would not vomit. That happens to be Pro Plan trout and rice and Fancy Feast tuna primavera. He has managed to hang on for 3 years now or maybe it is 4 years I have lost track. I also give sub cu fluids and B12 vitamin injectable added to the fluid line every two days, Good luck with your kitty.

  53. Your selfie is perfect, Ernie, just like you! I’m sending you lots of hugs and purrs (and your mom too!).

  54. OF COURSE, you have all our prayers and love Ernie.

    We know Mum will worry (she’s only a human after all) but if she needs anything (or just a cheer up), we are here – often when the US is asleep too.

    You have a great Mom and she will keep you healthy for a million years (just like we all will our own kitties – right?)

  55. […] in my Chewy box. Actually, it’s what I do most days. Thanks for all the purrs, prayers and good thoughts for me. So far, I’m doing okay. But keep them […]

  56. Hey Ernie–Amarula Frodo and Zulu wanna know if you’d be up to a visit in Canada! You don’t live far so come on up so we can all give you a big get well hug!! Well we are sending you one in thought anyway–did you feel it?? Sending lots of purrs!

  57. Awww, Ernie:( I am so behind I missed this. Bad petcretary… Anypaws I am purring and pawyering that those meds will work their wonders and that you will feel better and truly get those bad cells kicked outta there…or at least subdue them into submission. Purrs and hugs to your mom too.
    ((((( ♥ )))))

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