My Mom, My Cat, My Mom, My Cat....... I'm So Scared!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

@CatsandDogs (13964)
United States
September 18, 2009 1:33pm CST
My dad just called me and said that on his way back from his doctors appointment which was 2 hours away, mom had called him and said that she couldn't remember his cell phone number and had to look it up! Then she talked to Julie the realtor for the house they've been trying to sell and haven't been able to just yet, mom had to give Julie her home phone number but for some reason but mom couldn't remember it! It sounds like she had a mini stroke. When I had talked to her yesterday, she said she had a horrible headache the day before and I told her that it sounded like a migraine. I knew better of course but didn't want to tell her what I was thinking for it would make her scared and worry even more so for dad to call me and tell me this about her not able to remember two very important phone numbers does sound like she had a mini stroke. I'm soooooooo scared!!!! Now to update you on Lil Tux, we went out there yesterday and we didn't even see him, not one time. It was raining (of course!) so he's holed himself up somewhere in the many buildings that are on the property. Only one of the buildings is occupied but all the others aren't and are in pretty bad shape so he could be anywhere. We have left 4 traps with food in them in hopes to get him that way and the lady is going to check them 4 or 5 times daily in hopes of catching him. I went to the emergency room last night for my arm is swollen and is red all around the bite area and was put on some very strong antibiotics and was told that if it didn't get any better to come back for I'd need to see a surgeon. I'm not happy to hear that and am praying that it does get better instead of worse. When we left the area where Lil Tux is at, we talked to the woman who got him from the clinic, she cried and cried. She feels so bad for what happened so I'm not upset with her anymore and have forgiven her in my heart because it was an unfortunate accident. She didn't do it out of malice. She has a heart and loves animals so much so for those reasons, I won't chew her out if I do or don't get Lil Tux back. So far we can't find a lawyer to take our case but we're trying still. After this, we're going up to see my mom in hopes to spend some quality time with her. I'm so scared of losing my mom and my mind is on both my mom and my cat.....
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Sep 09
hi catsanddogs wow when it rains it really pours,first your 'cat'then worrying about your mom. I am hoping it was just one of those senior moments when she forgot those phone numbers, but with'hjaving had a bad headache I can see why you are worried.my that bite 'soesnt sound good with its being red and swollen. I will also do'some praying that your arm gets better without any more trouble. I do hope you find Lil Tux soon,keep us all informed. good luck.
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@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
18 Sep 09
I hope your mom is ok! My ex father in law had a TIA a few months ago but his daughter took him right into the ER--he zoned out in the middle of a sentence so she knew something was happening, not like your mom who had a headache. Anyway, he's fine now, no bad repercussions. I hope it'll be like that with your mom! Now that you have an ER bill, maybe a lawyer will take your case because it has elements of personal injury in it. You were actually physically hurt and they'll see a profit motive there. I hope you get your kitty back and your mom is alright. This has been a horrid week for you!
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@GardenGerty (99194)
• United States
18 Sep 09
And never a real thought for yourself. I know the other lady cares about animals or she would not have had her animal in the clinic, to get it confused with hers. You are right, she is offering to be helpful and check the traps, and that will save you a lot. I hope she is bright enough to deal well with Lil Tux when she does get him. I do understand your worrying about your mom. Hopes and prayers all the way around. I hope your bite gets better, Cats.
• United States
19 Sep 09
My heart goes out to you at this very difficult time of your life. I shall pray that there will be happy endings to both of your fears. I shall never forget your kindness to me when I was so afraid a few months ago!
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@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
18 Sep 09
Cats I am so sorry to read all this I just hope that everything falls into place I really do You know you are in my thoughts and please keep us updated Big Hugs
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@Polly1 (12649)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Aww Cats, I am so sorry, I know your scared out of your mind. I wish I could say it will all get better, but I know how things have been for you and your family. All I can do is be here and pray that you all will be fine. Take care and keep us posted. You have my email if you ever need a shoulder.
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• United States
18 Sep 09
Geez, when it rains, it pours! I'm so sorry all this is happening to you! Hopefully the "bad things happen in threes" thing is true because between the cat, your mom and your arm, you've got your three things out of the way and now maybe things will start to turn around for you. Hang in there, I'm sure there will be a lot of your friends praying for you that things get better for you soon, I'm one of them. HUGS!
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@ElicBxn (60883)
• United States
18 Sep 09
oh, I had so hoped you were going to tell us you caught Lil Tux, but at least you have come to terms with the lady... I too hope you won't need to see a surgeon for the bites, the roomie got on antibiotics after Nino went bugsh*t on her arm, and she didn't need anything more than that - still has scars from that Gosh, I hope your mom is alright too, could be nothing, after all, I sometimes have to think hard for numbers during of just after a migraine
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@kitty42 (3912)
• United States
20 Sep 09
Hello my friend I am so sorry, hope your mom is o.k, sweety you have been through so much,I wish one day soon you will see why all this happening,I believe there is a reason for everything, in your case I truly hope this reason shows itself really soon, I wish you and your family the best, I must have missed something what happened to the kitty and you arm? Good luck my friend.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
19 Sep 09
You don't say how old mom is. she could be getting alzheimers too. But, it's been a while since you started this discussion and I'm only guessig but if she had a stroke you've already taken care of it. Small or mini strokes are warnings and you should get her immediate help. But, then you seem to know that. As far as lil tux goes,you probably won't get him back. He's a smart cat and he'll be fine. He can hunt and apparently is doing ok. There will be another cat for you to take in and love. I do feel for you, but girl, life is filled with God's little mysteries. Turn both mom and lil tux over to HIM :) My prayers are with you !
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Bless your heart, u have way too much going on as usual. I sure hope your mom is o.k. I know u are so worried about her. iI hope it is nothing serious. I hope your arm gets alright & u don't have anymore problems w/it. I hope u find your cat. If only he knew what an ordeal u had been through trying to find him.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
19 Sep 09
If it was a mini stroke, it is fortunate that it was noticed and help for her is being given. My neighbor had a mini stroke and she spent a few days in the hospital and was released about two weeks ago and she doesn't even seem like she had a stroke! It is so amazing what they can do now. You Mom may be put on blood thinners so that the clots can be dissolved and blood will flow freely through her system. Also, with a horrible headache like she had, it is normal to lose important information for a short period of time. I suffer from horrible horrible migraines and for a few days after having had one of my MAJOR migraines I forget important phone numbers and other information. You need to de-stress. You have so much trama in your life right now between Lil Tux and your Mom. Then to add insult to it all you have the swollen arm and the redness. It is a minor infection (hopefully they gave you a tetanus shot) and the antibiotics will help. You might want to soak your bite area in water that is a bit hotter than normal to help pull any "stuff" out of the wound. (I got bitten by a friend's cat, and of course I got infected too. I was on antibiotics and also soaked the wound in hot hot water. It took a few days, but it cleared up.) Next, fix yourself a drink of whatever your favorite relaxation drink is. Turn both your Mom and Lil Tux over to your angels. When you go out to catch Lil Tux the next time, pray to your angels that you will be able to bring Lil Tux home. I know most people pray to God, but I read in Woman's World that it really helps to pray to your angels. When I first got Monica and Little Bit, my mini Dachshunds, I had taken them out of the car to relieve themselves. Little Bit was wonderful and came right back to me. Monica ran off! We searched for over an hour, frantically as there was busy roadways on three sides of the field where she ran off. There was about 100 yards between roads...so I was beyond frantic. I wasn't about to leave the area without that dog!!! I was to the point of tears when Woman's World popped into my mind and praying to my angel. So I gave it a try. I was standing in the middle of the absolutely flat field when I prayed. I looked down and nothing was there, then Monica appeared 50 feet away from me. She appeared out of thin air...I couldn't believe it, but it really happened! I called her name and she came flying as fast as her short little legs could carry her. You are in my prayers...big time. You have had your three things go wrong, so you should be having clear sailing for awhile. I send my love and tons of hugs. I hope and pray that your Mom is better and that you will recover Lil Tux.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
19 Sep 09
You have a lot on your plate Cats, I’m so sorry...I am praying that your mum will be okay. Has she seen a doctor now? It is hard to be strong when there are so many things worrying you all at once! I’m glad you’ve made peace with the lady who took Lil Tux and that she is helping you to find him, I hope she’s successful, I really do! It doesn’t sound like a bad idea to pursue legal action either... I’ll keep the prayers coming and I hope that one by one everything that is worrying you will be resolved in the most harmonious way. Hugs.
@Archie0 (4669)
19 Sep 09
Hi there dear! Dont worry you are just diverting the situation to something else because you are scared for your mother.It happens sometimes when a person is too much stressed out with certain things.Do you think your mom has some sort of pressure over her?is she sad with something.Does she shares things with you?try to ask her problems and try to make her a bit lighter at heart. Thia is all nothing but its just when a person is too much stressed sometimes he cannot remember certain important things its just for time being it happens with me many times because most of my time i am depressed and over loaded on my brain.
@trisha27 (3505)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Aw, I hope everything gets better for you and that you find your cat tux. I'll be praying for your mom, that must definitely be scary and I do hope that your bite wound gets better. Good luck, I'll be praying.
@bing28 (3798)
• Philippines
19 Sep 09
Hope everything will be okey cats. Have your attention first with your mom, your cat will be taking care of that woman in case found and surely be returned to you. I'll be praying for you and your mom.
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
19 Sep 09
Hey cats~ I am just so very sorry that you are going through all this! I know how worried you are about Lil Tux and now you have to worry about your Mom too! Let the woman who lives in the area where Lil Tux is lost try to find Lil Tux. She will do her best to get him for you. Try to first concentrate on yourself and on your Mom. You are only one person and can only do so many things! You have to take care of yourself first or you will be of no use to anyone and right now you need to see what is going on with your Mom! So try and take one thing at a time! Lil Tux is a strong cat and he knows how to take care of himself. You need to watch out so that your infection doesn't get worse. And you need to see what is with your Mom. So try and concentrate on those things and get yourself better. I am praying for you and Lil Tux and your Mom. Take care of yourself, will ya? Hugs, Opal
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Sweetie, Right now I as well as many other mylot buddies are worried about you. Lil Tux will be fine until you get him back. You know how self sufficient cats are. I'm sure he has a buddy already. As for your Mom, I know how difficult it has been for you trying to take care of her. Your Dad will let you know how she is doing. Just take care of yourself and rest, then rest some more. That infection in your arm will spread if you keep up going at this rate of speed. Please slow down a little. We'll pray for you Mom and Lil Tux. Jimmy needs to slow down too. Don't worry about andswering my response. I know how hard catching up is for you right now. Take care sweetie. Love Ya Leenie
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
18 Sep 09
I wish you all the best of luck my prayers are with you I hope every thing turn out o.k. cd