Serious Saturday

Well my friends, I have very serious news to report. Mommy and I debated whether or not to share the news. I hate to be a kitty downer, but in the end what are friends for if not to give you snuggles and purrs when you really knead them. Daddy has lightening in his face! He hasn't even wanted a cat on his lap for awhile now (how I miss those rough pets).

[Boring Mommy Edit – Fin's father has a horrible illness called Trigeminal Neuralgia or Tic Douloureaux, which causes the nerves in the left side of his face to misfire. The pain signals are sent inappropriately causing sensations like electrical shocks in his face. Medicine is helping a bit, but he's still in a great deal of pain].

He was recently approved for an out of state surgery which he calls "getting microwaved." I don't think that can be right - I mean we have a microwave here, and if it was that simple, why hasn’t Mommy done it already (Heck, for My Daddy I would hit those keypads on the microwave myself).

[Boring Mommy Edit Again – No it’s not microwaving, it’s called Gamma Knife Surgery. It’s a non-invasive form of brain surgery. Gamma radiation is focused on the nerve which is causing the problem. Over time, the radiation causes the nerve to be less effective at transmitting pain signals. It works slowly, so it wont likely show any improvement for awhile. We wont know for awhile if it worked actually].

I was so happy when I heard Daddy was going to be fixed (no it’s not the same as the “Fixing” we kitties go through, I asked). I told Daddy that Mommy and I would anxiously await his return, then Mommy explained that they would both be going (I’m not sure why Mommy needs to go too, she already said she can’t microwave him - but I was supportive).

It was almost an hour before I inquired about who would be caring for me in their absence. “We'll only be gone a few days, but we'll ask the neighbor to check in on you” I was told. I inquired about who would be posting my blog and helping me keep up with my friends? “Um, I can schedule your posts in advance, but we may have to wait till I get back to visit your friends” I was told. I agreed, as I was still trying for sympathetic understanding. I even promised not to have a house trashing party.

I will let everyone know when he has his surgery and maybe everyone could send some purrs our way?


  1. i's just got yours email. we will definitely send purrs to yours Daddy. An put him on the Purrs & Purrayers List. i's posting it on tha Cat Blogosphere right now for Saturday.
    Love & Purrs,

  2. Oh Fin, Mommmy and Daddy we will purr and purray for you! Purrrr, purrrr, purrrr and more purrrs!
    Your FL furiends,

  3. Fin, we are purring & purring that when your daddy gets microwaved that he won't have lightening in his face anymore. We want your daddy to be fixed too.

    Hugs & Purrs,
    Sammy, Festus & Emma

  4. We're so sorry your daddy has lightening in his face. We're sending lots and lots of healing purrs his way.

  5. Oh no, dat sounds like our daddy's feets! We know it hurts lots cuz it makes our dad yell in pain. We is glad dey can fitz it tho and we'll be purring and purraying fur him.

  6. Fin,

    We are sending lots of healing purrs to your Daddy. We will keep checking back to see how he is doing. You are such a good kitty for waiting at home alone and not trashing the house.

    Your friends,

    'Kaika, Tabbygail, Tanith, Stella, Midnight, Blackie and Miss Kitty

  7. we are all purrrrring and purraying for your daddy!

  8. Poor Fin's daddy. I hope the surgery works real quick for him and that he stops getting lightning in his face. That must hurt.

    Huffle Mawson

  9. I am purraying for you and your mommy and daddy, Fin.

    I won't come to trash your house, but is it okay if I just come to wait with you a bit?

  10. Oh Fin, thanks for letting us know so we can send our very best and strongest purrs for your dad. I am hoping my very hardest that the surgery will make him all better and he will have a speedy recovery.

  11. Our Auntie has Trigeminal Neuralgia. Luckily, her doctor finally found some medications that have actually helped her a great deal. We have heard of the Gamma Knife Surgery. We sure hope your Dad gets a wonderful outcome.

  12. Many purrs and prayers are coming your way from all of us at Zoolatry... for safe travel and successful surgery.

  13. We're purring and purraying for your Daddy to be safe and get the help he needs, 'cos that surgery sounds serious,

    {{kitty hugs}}

    Gypsy & Tasha

  14. Fin,that is sad news for your Dad :(
    I hope this procedure will help him not have a lightening face.
    We will be here for you while your folks are away and we will give your Dad big purrs!!!!!
    Purrs Mickey

  15. Fin, I am sending special purrayers and head buts for your Dad. I hope the microwaving helps.

  16. Oh Fin! We are purraying for your daddy and hope he can get fixed...having a lightening face can't be fun...

  17. Fin, we so sorry your daddy has lightening in his face. We hope the microwave works. We are purring and purraying for your daddy!

  18. We shall indeed send tons of purrs and purrayers your way indeed for a great microwaving of your Daddy.

    Luf, Us

  19. I shall make it my duty this week Fin, to sit upon the shed roof and purr with great gusto. The purrs from up there are extra rumbly and will travel far to help your Daddy have a safe and succesful surgery.

    PS: Ensure your neighbour is instructed to leave out an opened packet of beef jerky ;)

  20. Thank you so much everyone, I know all the purrs will help. I can't wait for Daddy to be all better again.

    I'm sorry to hear about Zippy, Sadie and Speedy's Dad, that sounds awful, and Gandolf and Grayson's Aunt has the same thing. It is really an awful thing when nerves go wrong, my purrs back to you.

    Thanks for offering to hang out with me Spooky, that would be nice. Daddy will be microwaved on Wednesday morning if anyone wants to snuggle in for a nap with me then.

    Whicky as always you think of everything, beef jerkey! I'm sending Mommy out today to lay in a supply.

  21. Oh Fin! I am definitely sending purrs your way! And so are my sisters and my mom (if mom knows how to purr). We hope your daddy will get through the surgery great and get much better! I just added you to my favorites so will keep checking back.
    Pee Ess: Love your floof on your previous post!

  22. We're so sorry your dad is having such a painful time. We hope the microwaving will help ease his pain soon. We send purrs, prayers and tail wags to your dad.

  23. oh oh oh we are sending lots of purrs and purrayers your way. That sounds awfully painful and we hopes that the treatment werks faster than they think.


  24. Our purrs. Trigeminal neuralgia is an awful thing to go through. UGH.

  25. Sending many purrayers and prayers for your Daddy to have a successful surgery!
    ~ Noah and Momma Bobbie

  26. Our purrrrss & purrrayers are with you and your Daddy.

  27. Oh No!!!!!!
    Fin, we feel so sorry for your Dad! That sounds horrible, having pain running through your face like that.

    We will be purring and praying for your whole family. Come over for a walk in the fields if you want to. I'll protect you from any wild critters and Shade will paint your claws or do whatever it is you ladycats do.


  28. We are so very sorry your poor daddy has such awful pain. We will keep him in our prayers and thoughts that he finds relief.

    Hugs and purrs.

    Laila and Minchie

  29. Fin, I will purr and purray for your Daddy..and your Mommy, too! I know she'll be worried about him and working extra hard to take good care of him. And, of course, for you, too. You'll be alone, but we could all teleport over and visit you, okay?

  30. I'm sending the purrs I've got right now and I'll start saving more up right away! I hope the Gamma Knife Surgery helps lots and quickly.

    Lux & family

  31. Oh boy, that is very serious news. I will send your daddy lots of purrs and furs so that his microwaving goes successfully and he starts to feel better soon. I know you will do a great job holding down the fort while your momma and daddy are at the hospital. Hang in there, buddy.
    Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

  32. Deer Furiend Fin, we hope them docters nuke yur Dad just rite. Hafin lightnin in yur face don't sound fun at all. An no lap time? How can you provide Fur an Purr Therapy?
    Nina an I wil bof be der Wed mornin to keep you company. You don't mind gettin licked, do you?
    Purrs an best wishes,
    ~Victor & Nina
    Hang in there! We'll be thinking of you!
    ~ Tabbymom Jen

  33. Oh Fin, your poor Daddy - that sounds absolutely not good. We will send LOTS of purrs to help - we wish they could just microwave him real strong and he'll be all healed...
    You are a great support we think, and you are right - we should refrain from a house trashing party this time. We can have one once your Daddy feels better!
    Purr purr purr purr purr purr to all of you!

  34. I will be purring and purring for your daddy! We hope the procedure would be effective in reducing the lightening.

    I'll teleport over and keep you company. We can make floof together!

  35. Mommy is getting leaky eyes, and ::sniffle:: so am I.

  36. Fin, we are purring for your Daddy! We hope that the surgery helps!

    Padre, Panda Bear, and Meerkat

    P.S. We'll teleport over to keep you company.

  37. Your daddy is on my purr and prayer list, definitely!

    Please keep us informed.

    Skittles, The Huntress