Thursday, December 27, 2012

Prayers for Rachel

Hello friends, this is Kathleen, the human. I've come on here to let you know I won't be blogging as much due to some family issues.We could really use some purrs and prayers right now. We are so thankful to be part of a loving and caring pet blogging community and we want you to know that you all mean a lot to us. Thank you.
 My little sister, Rachel, who's almost 13 , got a second degree burn a few weeks ago. It happened out of nowhere, one minute we are enjoying our morning and the next thing we know she's rushed to the Emergency Room. It happened when she was boiling hot water for her tea and it accidentally spilled. We never would have thought something like this would have happened, but it just proves that you need to be super careful when dealing with anything hot (especially tea water.)
Rachel.

She was taken to the emergency room after an hour and a half spent with cold running  water on the burn. We didn't have transportation at the time, so the ambulance was kind enough to come and give her a ride to the hospital. Thank God it wasn't anything fatal, but at the time it felt like it.
She was in extensive pain, so bad that it was difficult to  change shirts. Her upper-leg and stomach got the most damage, and she now has a 2nd degree burn there. She's in a lot of pain, but she's healing. The doctor gave her pain medicine and she has to wear a gauze and creme. She's getting better. She had to stay in bed for a few days and rest. She's able to walk now and do regular things, and luckily the burn is healing up. It's still bad but with time it will heal. Lats week we went to the Children's hospital (once every other week she goes for her therapy).
Here are some photos we took during the holidays.

She enjoyed posing in "Santa's" sleigh they put up each year for the kids to play in.
                                         Dad had fun goofing off in this picture.

There were some snowmen they put on display, so cute!
                                           And look at this Christmas tree!

I will keep you updated on her progress as much as possible, and thank you for your caring thoughts and prayers. She is getting much better and her burn is healing nicely so she should be in great shape soon. The Tabby Cat Club is hosting a special event in which we remember our loved ones, and I want to take some special time to honour and remember all of our loved ones.

42 comments:

  1. Oh my word, how terrible. I'm glad to hear Rachel is recovering. I once went through a similar thing many years ago, so I know how awful the pain is. We all wish her well!

    ~William's mom.

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  2. Oh poor dear Rachel. We are all sending our best purrs and prayers to her and great big hugs to you. Keep us posted as time permits please.

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  3. Oh we're so sorry....that is so scary and so painful. We're sending lots of healing purrs and hope Rachel recovers quickly.
    Hugs and blessings,
    Katie & Glogirly

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  4. We're purring for a quick and complete recovery for Rachel.

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  5. I am so sorry to hear about your precious sister Rachel. I hope her burn will heal very quickly and she doesn't have to be in pain. Our thoughts are with you. Sending lots of purrs and prayers..

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  6. Oh dear - so sorry to hear this. I'm purring for all I'm worth right now and M will keep Rachel in her thoughts and prayers. That poor young lady. Keep us posted. Hugs for Mom and Dad.

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  7. Sending our purrs for a speedy recovery.

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  8. So sorry she got burned. Sending healing hugs for a quick recovery with no pain.
    Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
    Katie, Sparky, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie, Zeek & Moosie

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  9. I came by to add my purrs...

    My mummy had the same thing happen when she was about the same age (she had a mug of boiling water out of the microwave, and it spilled on her right leg - she still has a faint scar) She sends lots of healing thoughts to poor Rachel - it's a terrible thing to suffer through.

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  10. Thank you all so much for your kind words and prayers and purrs on Rachel! They mean a lot to us.

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  11. Oh i'm so sorry about this! How awful. :( Sending prayers and strong healing wishes that Rachel recovers well and quickly. What a frightening, terrible experience for her and for your family. Praying as i type.. and sending comforting hugs!

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear this. Sending hugs, prayers and gentle purrs for Rachel's quick recovery.

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  13. I am so sorry this happened to dear Rachel. I will definitely pray for her. I'm glad to hear that she's healing but will pray that she continues and for the pain to go away. Please do let us know how she's doing as you're able.

    Purrs to the kitties and hugs to you.

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  14. Rachel is on our purr list! Mommy's Mom did something like that MANY years ago, only she spilled in her lap. It was pretty awful and we can relate. We know Rachel will be fine--it just is so hard waiting! Please keep us updated.
    XX The Lounge Kitties.

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  15. Poor Rachel! I am purring lots for her. Burn injuries are some of the worst and most painful to go through. I hope all the support she is getting from our kitty community helps her heal quickly.

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  16. I am joining in all the purrs coming Rachel's ways and my Human will purray (she doesn't purr very well at all). XOXOXO

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  17. Poor Rachel! We are sending lots of purrs her way. We are so sorry this happened.

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  18. Oh my goodness! Poor Rachel. We'll be sending our purrs and purrayers and woofs for her recovery.

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  19. Oh no! I hope that Rachel has a speedy recovery!

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  20. Oh! So very sorry to hear this! We send purrs and prayers for a miraculous recovery for Rachel xox

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  21. So very sorry to hear this news. Sending love and healing purrs. xx

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  22. Oh, poor Rachel! We've got our purr motors revving on high for her, for a speedy recovery.

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  23. oh my that is just awful. We are purring and praying with all of our might. Sending you supportive ((((hugs)))) as well

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  24. Poor Rachel! We are purring for her and hope she heals quickly.

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  25. Awww little Rachel! She looks like such a nice little human. We are sending lots of purrs her way!

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  26. purrayers a plentee we can spare for yur sister sherlock, ash N traveler; we R glad she iz on de road ta ree coveree ree; we hope her doez knot haza lotta pain :(

    familee furst, we will see ewe when ya can get bak this way again

    XOXO

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  27. Oh no we are so sorry to read about Rachel's burn. Thank goodness it is healing as we have heard they can be tricky. Quick thinking was a blessing for sure.
    Hugs and we'll be here waiting as you come and go
    Madi

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  28. Ouch! ouch! ouch! We will purray super hard for Rachel! Our Blog started when Mommy got second (and third) degree burns on her bum and legs! It hurts! Tell Rachel if she has any questions to write us and we will answer them.
    Kisses
    Nellie
    (nellie dot catfromhell at gmail dot com)

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  29. That is awful and I am just glad that you managed to get help and that she will be ok. Thank goodness.. You have my purrs. Love the photo's.. Hugs GJ xx

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  30. I am so so sorry for this dear sweet little girl. May her healing progress rapidly. Love and prayers for her. Xxoo

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  31. Sorry I'm late joining in the purring. TW burned her arm on a tray out of the over Christmas Eve so she knows how painful burns are. She's terrified that the handle is going to break off our water pot and she'll get scalded, or I will. xoxo

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  32. We were so sorry to learn about this painful experience for Rachel. My human sister got a burn from hot tea water when she was 5 years old, but fortunately only on her arm. That must have been so painful on her leg and stomach. Purrs for continued good healing.

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  33. Oh, sweet Rachel we are so sorry to hear of this. Will be sending up lots of prayers for her and for you all. Hugs and nose kisses

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  34. We're so sorry to hear this. We're purring for Rachel. Poor girl, what an awful thing to happen. Please tell her meow and purrs from Au, Target and Guido.

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  35. We are so sorry to hear about Rachel's injuries. We are purring and praying for a rapid and complete recovery. Hugs and headbonks from all of us.

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  36. A perch in everee pocket
    A salmon in everee sock
    Hope yur new yeerz eve
    Trooly doez rock
    A whitefish in everee wagon
    A bass in everee bowl
    Hope yur new yeerz day
    Trooly doez roll
    A herring N everee hammick
    A trout in everee tanx
    High pawz N headbonkz
    For yur friendship we due thanx

    We hope everee one haza pawsum
    awesum soooper grate happee healthee
    2013; may yur lives bee enriched with
    loves N thanx for putting up with all
    R burd non cents de live long yeer

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  37. Happy New Year, hope Rachel is doing better.

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  38. We hope 2013 will bring you health,happiness,good fortune and peace.
    We hope Rachel continues to improve too!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

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  39. We hope your sister Rachel is healing very very fast! A burn is awfulli painful. Poor little girl!

    Happy New Year to all of you! We hope this year is filled with healing touches and happy events!

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