Hi, friends! It’s me – Noodle. Mom has updates but it’s been so long since she let me type anything and I just wanted to say hi before turning the blog over to her. I also wanted to thank everyone for praying for my brother. He’s scary and even downright evil at times but he’s MY brother and I don’t want him leaving. Okay, here’s Mom:

Good evening, Blogville. I wish I had as much good news as I had last night but I don’t. As a matter of fact, I feel quite discouraged compared to how I felt last night.

Jamison spent the day at the vet so I could go to work without worrying about him all day (I missed Tuesday and Wednesday because I was taking care of him). While there he had his drains and stitches removed. Unfortunately, the area of his abdomen that appeared necrotic is in fact necrotic and he has to go for surgery on Tuesday to debride the area. Since so much needs to be removed, there will not be enough skin to sew him up edge-to-edge and the area will be left open. We will be responsible for bandaging him daily with a wet to dry dressing. Because it won’t be stitched together, the recovery time is going to be MONTHS!

I could just cry. Not because I don’t want to take care of him for months but because he has to endure this for months. I knew he had a long road ahead of him but I was thinking more along the lines of minor wound care and physical therapy, not a gaping wound that doesn’t even currently exist.

Between now and Tuesday, I have to pack his wound through the hole left from the drain nearest to the dying area with 3 ml of nitrofurazone per day, and apply it to the outside of his abdomen as well.

My primary concern this evening is that some of the stitches were removed too soon. I’m not an expert but I will be calling the vet in the morning to ask about one of the wounds in particular.

On top of it all, Jamison is exhausted this evening and out of it. I tried the soft blanket and there was no reaction to it. He looks awful and I’m just having a pity party right now. I just thought the progress was so much more than it really is.


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I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. pilch92 says:

    I am so sorry that you didn’t get better news and that he needs surgery. I will keep praying, I think he is a fighter and can get through this because he knows how loved he is by you.


  2. Three Pups and a Couple of Kitties says:

    I’m so sorry. Jamison had a lot happen today I’m guessing he is exhausted. Giving him a very gentle pat, you a big hug and a Hi back to Noodle. As always you all are in my prayers. ~ Margret


  3. POTP to Jamison. It might not be easy, but it will be worth it.

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  4. So sorry for the bad news. This all just sound so horrible. I don’t know how you do it. I pray that all of you have the strength you need and that the doctors have the wisdom and compassion that they need.

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  5. Nylabluesmum says:

    C@RP an Fishcakess Lady Samantha!!! Wee thott Jamieson had terned thee corner….PHOOEY!!!!
    LadyMum says shee REELLY wishes wee lived close bye to help you with Jamieson’ss care. An wee KNOW you LUV him with all yur heart an wood do anyfing fur him…..
    Thiss busyness iss turribull.
    So mee must continue mee POTP fur Jamieson an POTP fur you to keep you strong….
    gentull ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry Penry~~

    Hi Samantha it looks like we kind of got ahead of ourselves….I so hoped Jamieson would be all right. This is going to be quite a fight. Infection will be a constant threat; like I have to tell you….I’m sending you prayers & Love & just hope Jamieson makes it thru’ (& you & Greg also).
    {{{hugs}}} Sherri-Ellen ❤


    • “C@RP an Fishcakess Lady Samantha!!!” OMC! Thank you for the laugh this gave me. I can always count on PSH’s dialect for a giggle.

      I knew I was getting ahead of myself last night. I knew it was too soon. I’m not giving up though. Not if he isn’t.
      *hugs* ❤

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      • Nylabluesmum says:

        Mee iss happy mee made you laff even tho you were so uppyset Lady Samantha!!!
        How iss Jamieson tonite???
        Sendin all mee POTP an sum of LadyMum’ss. Can Hu’manss do POTP??? Mew mew mew….
        ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

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      • Laugh I did! Jamison had a good night. I’m going to do a morning update in a few minutes. When I first joined the blog world, I didn’t know what POTP stood for and when I googled it, it said “Power of the people”. I knew that wasn’t right for this community but I guess it’s our (human) version. *back scratches*

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  6. Oh no. I’m soo soo sorry. I will be thinking of and praying for you guys. 😦

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  7. So sorry, Samantha. I can’t begin to fathom how you’re holding up, let alone Jamison. Please know we’re here for you and are sending loads of healing thoughts.

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  8. Sully says:

    Sending Mom a great big hug and prayers for Jamison and some for Mom too.

    Aroo to you,

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  9. KDKH says:

    I’m glad Jamison is hanging In there.

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  10. LB Johnson says:

    That is not the news we expected but we know how strong Jameson is, as well as you and your husband. We will step up our prayers, for both healing AND comfort. Listening to Abby the Rescue Lab snoring on the couch, I know I would the same for her.

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  11. I’m sure you’re feeling exhausted right now. It’s ok to cry – I’ve been there with my own beloved pets. I will certainly be thinking of you and hoping for the absolute best.

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  12. nordhuesn says:

    It’s hard to keep your chin up……..you are probably mentally and physically exhausted. Hang in there, we keep praying.

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  13. Your mom deserves a big squeeze and Jamieson our purring factory is turned on for you.

    Shoko and Kali

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  14. Dat stinks about da bad news. Sending lotsa POTP and hugs!

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  15. that is so NOT fair that you got this news… you are good people and you deserved good news…. we send more potp your way and we hope the surgery goes well…. hugs to you Jamison, I could cry with your mom that you have to go through all that…

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  16. Mrs P says:

    My Mom can’t type through her tears so its me Big Oscar barking to the universe to give you guys a break already, I’m ready to go into battle for you, please try and rest and let me worry about you for a while ~ all my doggy love Big Oscar xxx

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  17. Tons of prayers and healing thoughts are coming your way, Jamison♥

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  18. Dear Jamison and the family, we are so sorry to hear this new problem. We continue praying for you, hugs and potp.

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  19. Sending you lots of luffs and hugs and POTP for Jamison
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  20. Oh my…….sounds like an even LONGER and tougher road ahead instead of what seemed yesterday to be so very different. So sorry that poor Jamison has to have that truly extensive surgery. He had such incredible damage done to him and obviously it was even MORE extensive than anyone thought initially. It will be a lot of work and time but I know you do it with all the love in the world. That’s why he’s still here – he FEELS that love and he’s fighting as hard as he can to stay. Sounds like more very tough times ahead. We will continue praying for you and him and hope that he WILL continue fight. So sorry Samantha…..HUGS to you.

    Love, Pam and Angel Sammy

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  21. Mrs P says:

    Reblogged this on A Rottweiler at The Cottage On The Green and commented:
    My blogging buddy Noodles ‘brother cat’ needs our love & support ..there is a go fund me page https://www.gofundme.com/HelpNoodlesBrotherJamison if you have any spare change please please help these guys out THANK YOU xx


  22. Piglove says:

    I am so sorry to hear this news sweet friend. We will definitely be sending some prayers your way. XOXO – Bacon

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  23. We can totally understand why you are feeling the way you are. This road to recovery is a long one, very long. We will pray that you are able to be comforted by this community and make the best decisions for Jamison.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  24. I am so deeply, deeply sorry. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  25. Oh crap. I am so sorry to hears this! pffffffffffffffft!!!! okays, nows, I am sendin’ tons and tons of POTP your way and lots of healin ‘vibes and slobbery kisses, cause I SAY slobbers is the magic potion that heals all….
    Ruby ♥

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  26. Very, very sorry noodle doodle 😦 I love my sister cat at gammas house an I hope your scary brother gets better.-Padfootblack

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  27. fredrieka says:

    Your feelings are understandable. Both you and your boy must be emotionally and physically exhausted. Hugs

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  28. Nylabluesmum says:

    Back in ‘the day’ (70’s) it was PTTP>>>Power To The People>>>then POTP>>>
    And it now means Power Of The Paw in animal blogging world…..
    I am relieved Jamieson DID have a good night!!
    I wish I were there with you.
    Sending ❤ }} & prayers Sherri-Ellen x0x0x0

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