Saturday, April 01, 2006

My old cat

Update: My old kitty has gone off to where ever it is crotchety cats go. He had a fairly large tumor in his kidney that had metastasized. There wasn't anything to be done for him but hold him and let him go. I'll miss the boy.


This is my old cat relaxing on his bed about a year ago. Today I took him to the vet. He'd gotten that old cat bony look this past year, but this week things got really out of hand and he's been refusing food. He's at the vets now getting fluids and nourishment via an IV. They're also doing a full set of blood tests. And he had an x-ray - there is some sort of mass showing up in his stomach. Depending on how he does over the next couple of days (and the results of the blood work), he may have an ultrasound on Wednesday to try to determine what the mass is and if it's fixable. The vet flat out said that it probably wouldn't be. Surgery is a crap shoot with him anyway. The last time he had his teeth cleaned he almost didn't make it out of the anesthesia.

I'm feeling as if my final ties to my old home are being severed. When my husband and I moved here, we brought our 3 dogs and the cat. My husband and all 3 dogs have died. Now I will probably loose my bad tempered cat.

I know that in the bigger picture this is a non-starter, but....

12 comments:

Teresa said...

I'm so sorry sweetie. {{{HUGS}}}

MathCogIdiocy said...

Kitty is responding well to the treatment he's getting at the vets. He even ate some baby food beef all by himself this morning. Because the blood work was mostly good - some numbers off on kidney function - and because he's perking up, I'm leaning towards the ultrasound on Wednesday. The vet was also more positive today than Saturday. I'm hoping, but not counting on anything.

Barbara said...

Oh Jacqui, I'm so sorry! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you and the old kittie.

Love,
Barbara

Anonymous said...

Jacqui, I'm so sorry, sending vibes, thoughts and hugs your way.

Sue

joey said...

Oh sweetie! I'll be sending all my best thoughts your way. Losing a furry loved one is so hard.

Irishpixie said...

Oh honey, I'm gonna be sending him all kinds of pixiedust. It's so hard to see them hurt or sick.

Tell him another Irish is thinking of him.

nellsquirrel said...

In the big picture, this IS important. Love is love. Doesn't matter who or what shape they come in to us.

Give Irish-boy a big, gentle hug and kiss. My tail is still braided and will remain so. Just maybe there will be a miracle and you'll have more time together.

Mirmie said...

Tying dozens of good luck knots for Irish (the cat, not the Pixie this time). Let us know how he's doing, ok?

vw bug said...

**hugs**

MathCogIdiocy said...

Thank you - all of you. I feel much better knowing that all the critters are looking out for the kitty.

I skipped out on my class this afternoon and spent some time with kitty. He's looking so much better than he did on Saturday. And he did some complaining too. The ultrasound has been scheduled for Wednesday morning. My fingers are crossed that it will show that the mass in the x-ray is operable.

vw bug said...

My heart goes out to you. I hate losing any one I love. Human or pet. **hugs**

MathCogIdiocy said...

Thank you VW.

Give your happy dog a pet from me.