Purrs and Prayers Needed for Elvira


Hi everyone. Penny is letting me take over today so I can tell you about Elvira and ask for purrs and prayers.

Saturday morning, I heard a cat fight so I got up to find that Rudy had Elvira cornered. Rudy is cute, but he can be naughty. Everyone seemed fine until Sunday afternoon when I noticed Elvira had a wound on her abdomen and it looked swollen and pussy. I made her an appointment first thing this morning thinking she just needed pain meds and an antibiotic. The vet told me that Rudy couldn’t have done this and she thinks it is a tumor. It is definitely infected and there is a lot of dead tissue.  I chose not to do a needle aspirate because it would be inconclusive, and I knew she was going to need surgery. They are able to do it tomorrow and after that I will know more. They will also do a chest x-ray to see if there is any spread if it is cancer. I am remaining hopeful despite what the vet said because I am an eternal optimist. Plus, she has been acting fine, playing, eating and hasn’t lost weight.

The estimate is $1700-$2400. We will get 10 % off because my hubby is a senior.

I hate to ask for help because I know everything is expensive right now, but any help would be greatly appreciated. My hubby is the one paying for this and he is not happy about it.  He would not have done the surgery which is an option I was given, but not one that I would take. If you can’t afford to help, prayers are free and are also greatly appreciated.  I am not setting up a GoFund because I have heard they take a percentage. I have paypal with my email, pilch92@aol.com. Thank you. I will keep you updated.


  1. Oh nose!!!! If wee send you Catnadian $money$ can your Bank convert? If not, wee find a way to get you American $money$ to send Aunty Ellen!
    POTP an ***purrss*** BellaDharma an purrayerss an BellaSita Mum

  2. Awww I’m so sorry to hear that, we send loads of purrs for Elvira, and for you, too. Also sending many hopes that everything will turn out okay. XO

  3. Oh, dear, so close to home…we hope so much that she can be diagnosed well and that you can make a clear decision. I’m sorry, we misspelled Elvira with a typo in our gmail. Of course we can help.

  4. I am so sorry and will keep Elvira in my prayers. I hope the surgery goes well.

  5. Our prayer is that this is not as bad as it sounds or seems…..if they can remove it maybe that’s all that’s necessary. We have her and you in our prayers. ALWAYS.

    Love, Pam and Teddy

  6. This has to be heartbreaking for you to see that sweet Elvira could have cancer. I hope it turns out to be something more simple, even though the surgery will still be just as expensive. Certainly have prayers for all of you right now.

  7. I am hoping with all my heart that it isn’t as bad as it seems. I am hoping the Dr. said terrible diagnosis out of an abundance of caution. Prayers are a given. XO to her and you too.

  8. Oh no! I am so sorry to hear about Elvira. Sending purrs and prayers and hugs for you. 💕

  9. Oh no! I’m sorry to hear about Elvira. Hope if she has surgery it will take care of it and she will be fine after. Prayers and hugs <3

  10. Poor Elvira and poor you. We’re sorry to hear that she is having those issues and we purr that things will be okay for that sweetie. Hugs from all of us.

  11. Ellen and Elvira I chose to remain optimistic too.
    Hugs and love and prayers

  12. elvira, eye haz asked me heer roe st francis two help ewe out and all de tabbies will ask daddy kiril to due de same. pawz crossed that thiz
    will KNOT bee de eeevil C.

    mackerull 💙

  13. Oh gosh, I’m so sorry about Miss Elivra’s situation. How can I send some money to you? After Elsa’s $4,000 surgery a month ago, I know all about vet bills and while it wouldn’t be much, every little bit will help. Sending loads of prayers your way. 💙

  14. Prayers for Elvira. I sent you some green papers.

    Have a blessed day, my friend. Scritches to all the kitties and especially Elvira. XO ♥

  15. This is very scary to hear! We’ve been following Elivra for years. Sending lots of purrs and health vibes her way. Also a bit of $.
    -CatSynth (Amanda, Sam Sam, and Big Merp)

  16. Sending purrayers and POTP to you and Elvira. When I went through all the medical bills 2020-2022 Care Credit was a life saver.

    1. Thank you. Too late for Elvira to get this, but I should for the younger cats. XO

  17. We are sending many, many, many purrs, woofs, and prayers to Elvira and yourself! We’re going to stay optimistic with you and hope that it’s just something benign going on.

  18. We’re so sorry to hear about Elvira. Poor her — and you. We are sending purrs and prayers, and will try to rustle up some green papers to help, if even just a little bit. XO

  19. Sending bucket loads of purrs, prayers, and love. I know you must be terrified.

  20. The surgery will have been done by now. I hope it went well and everything that needed removing has been taken out. The best of luck to Elvira.

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