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Austina

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DS & DIL have been teaching Bertie some tricks. When they want him to go in his crate, they tell him to “go to jail” and in he trots, they’ve taught him roll over, and they’ve recently taught him to play dead. He sits, then they point a finger and say “bang” and down he goes :lol:
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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Our darling Tibby Tabby is really sick
Of course its the weekend and the vet is closed
All of a sudden we have noticed how much weight he has lost
he is scrawny around the neck and shoulders and bonney in the spine
He's not old, he was in fine form even 4 weeks ago but things have taken a turn for the worse yesterday
My heart is breaking
He hasn't been outside today
He's on the spair bed
He gets off for a drink or to wee in his dirt box
i gave hin breakfast and dinner in bed but his usual large appetite has disapaired
We had roast chicken last night which is usuallly his favourite but he just picked at it
i gave him steak tonight and he certainly sat up and took notice but more than half of it is still on his plate

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stracci2000

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Our darling Tibby Tabby is really sick
Of course its the weekend and the vet is closed
All of a sudden we have noticed how much weight he has lost
he is scrawny around the neck and shoulders and bonney in the spine
He's not old, he was in fine form even 4 weeks ago but things have taken a turn for the worse yesterday
My heart is breaking
He hasn't been outside today
He's on the spair bed
He gets off for a drink or to wee in his dirt box
i gave hin breakfast and dinner in bed but his usual large appetite has disapaired
We had roast chicken last night which is usuallly his favourite but he just picked at it
i gave him steak tonight and he certainly sat up and took notice but more than half of it is still on his plate

20210220_134749.jpg

Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear this about precious Tibby.
Please keep us updated.
I will be thinking of you both
 

junebug17

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Our darling Tibby Tabby is really sick
Of course its the weekend and the vet is closed
All of a sudden we have noticed how much weight he has lost
he is scrawny around the neck and shoulders and bonney in the spine
He's not old, he was in fine form even 4 weeks ago but things have taken a turn for the worse yesterday
My heart is breaking
He hasn't been outside today
He's on the spair bed
He gets off for a drink or to wee in his dirt box
i gave hin breakfast and dinner in bed but his usual large appetite has disapaired
We had roast chicken last night which is usuallly his favourite but he just picked at it
i gave him steak tonight and he certainly sat up and took notice but more than half of it is still on his plate

20210220_134749.jpg

I'm so sorry to hear about Tibby @Daisys and Diamonds. Sending healing vibes to him and hugs to you.
 

missy

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yssie

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We good great news and horrid news today.


Alex - our vaccine-associated fibrosarcoma survivor - is completely clean, a year after his leg removal and chemo. Clean xrays, clean ultrasound, and clean bloodwork. He’s considered “fully treated”. We’ll have to get him checked every six months for the rest of his life, but there’s no particular reason to believe that his cancer will return.

There wasn’t enough space to take as much surrounding the leg as they wanted to, when they amputated, so the worry was that the cancer had already seeped into that tissue. That’s pretty definitely not the case for him; best case outcome.


Garett, our miracle baby, diagnosed with colon cancer not even six months ago, is having a dozen #2 accidents daily. He was supposed to go in for a colon check next week so we just took him in early. The cancer is well-managed. The behavioural symptoms - he’s lethargic, doesn’t have the easiest time getting up or sitting down, isn’t interested in favourite foods and treats, isn’t grooming at all, snuggling a ton... His oncologist suggested that maybe we not get the full two months of chemo. A friend who’s a vet said that pets can sense when they’re stressing their humans, and that stresses them more. And that we’ve done more than most people would have. Another friend who fosters said that he might be snuggly because he feels bad and wants comfort, not just because he wants to show us he loves us. All of them said - in various degrees of explicit - that we aren’t going to get a clear sign. Nothing clearer than what we’re getting right now.

We’re going to try a new food for two or three weeks. And some pretty strong IBS drugs. Doctor prescribed only ten days of meds. If he isn’t okay by then - then it’s time. I’ve been joking-notjoking-joking about feeding him to the coyotes since the accidents started in earnest. A couple months ago? When we took him in to the specialist yesterday I assumed we’d be told that his cancer was getting much worse, and I was kind of relieved. That would be a clear sign. But his cancer is managed FINE. But his quality of life is obviously worsening anyway. And god knows ours is hurting. But neither of us wants to let him go. His doctors aren’t optimistic that the new food and meds will change anything, but we’re hoping anyway.


What possessed us to get pets so close in age... Now we’re losing them. Gretta, Jeffey, Jenna, Garett. Thank everything that’s holy we aren’t adding Alex to that list.
 
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stracci2000

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My husband and I laugh at our cat so often. He sleeps in hubby's chair and his bed on the flood. The position in his bed is a never-ending source of amusement.


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I think the name 'Jazzy' is fitting!
Can I come by to snuggle with him? :mrgreen2:
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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We good great news and horrid news today.


Alex - our vaccine-associated fibrosarcoma survivor - is completely clean, a year after his leg removal and chemo. Clean xrays, clean ultrasound, and clean bloodwork. He’s considered “fully treated”. We’ll have to get him checked every six months for the rest of his life, but there’s no particular reason to believe that his cancer will return.

There wasn’t enough space to take as much surrounding the leg as they wanted to, when they amputated, so the worry was that the cancer had already seeped into that tissue. That’s pretty definitely not the case for him; best case outcome.


Garett, our miracle baby, diagnosed with colon cancer not even six months ago, is having a dozen #2 accidents daily. He was supposed to go in for a colon check next week so we just took him in early. The cancer is well-managed. The behavioural symptoms - he’s lethargic, doesn’t have the easiest time getting up or sitting down, isn’t interested in favourite foods and treats, isn’t grooming at all, snuggling a ton... His oncologist suggested that maybe we not get the full two months of chemo. A friend who’s a vet said that pets can sense when they’re stressing their humans, and that stresses them more. And that we’ve done more than most people would have. Another friend who fosters said that he might be snuggly because he feels bad and wants comfort, not just because he wants to show us he loves us. All of them said - in various degrees of explicit - that we aren’t going to get a clear sign. Nothing clearer than what we’re getting right now.

We’re going to try a new food for two or three weeks. And some pretty strong IBS drugs. Doctor prescribed only ten days of meds. If he isn’t okay by then - then it’s time. I’ve been joking-notjoking-joking about feeding him to the coyotes since the accidents started in earnest. A couple months ago? When we took him in to the specialist yesterday I assumed we’d be told that his cancer was getting much worse, and I was kind of relieved. That would be a clear sign. But his cancer is managed FINE. But his quality of life is obviously worsening anyway. And god knows ours is hurting. But neither of us wants to let him go. His doctors aren’t optimistic that the new food and meds will change anything, but we’re hoping anyway.


What possessed us to get pets so close in age... Now we’re losing them. Gretta, Jeffey, Jenna, Garett. Thank everything that’s holy we aren’t adding Alex to that list.

Hugs to you all Yssie
if we lived closer id come over and clean up the poop for you
 

missy

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We good great news and horrid news today.


Alex - our vaccine-associated fibrosarcoma survivor - is completely clean, a year after his leg removal and chemo. Clean xrays, clean ultrasound, and clean bloodwork. He’s considered “fully treated”. We’ll have to get him checked every six months for the rest of his life, but there’s no particular reason to believe that his cancer will return.

There wasn’t enough space to take as much surrounding the leg as they wanted to, when they amputated, so the worry was that the cancer had already seeped into that tissue. That’s pretty definitely not the case for him; best case outcome.


Garett, our miracle baby, diagnosed with colon cancer not even six months ago, is having a dozen #2 accidents daily. He was supposed to go in for a colon check next week so we just took him in early. The cancer is well-managed. The behavioural symptoms - he’s lethargic, doesn’t have the easiest time getting up or sitting down, isn’t interested in favourite foods and treats, isn’t grooming at all, snuggling a ton... His oncologist suggested that maybe we not get the full two months of chemo. A friend who’s a vet said that pets can sense when they’re stressing their humans, and that stresses them more. And that we’ve done more than most people would have. Another friend who fosters said that he might be snuggly because he feels bad and wants comfort, not just because he wants to show us he loves us. All of them said - in various degrees of explicit - that we aren’t going to get a clear sign. Nothing clearer than what we’re getting right now.

We’re going to try a new food for two or three weeks. And some pretty strong IBS drugs. Doctor prescribed only ten days of meds. If he isn’t okay by then - then it’s time. I’ve been joking-notjoking-joking about feeding him to the coyotes since the accidents started in earnest. A couple months ago? When we took him in to the specialist yesterday I assumed we’d be told that his cancer was getting much worse, and I was kind of relieved. That would be a clear sign. But his cancer is managed FINE. But his quality of life is obviously worsening anyway. And god knows ours is hurting. But neither of us wants to let him go. His doctors aren’t optimistic that the new food and meds will change anything, but we’re hoping anyway.


What possessed us to get pets so close in age... Now we’re losing them. Gretta, Jeffey, Jenna, Garett. Thank everything that’s holy we aren’t adding Alex to that list.

@yssie I am so sorry:(

Happy Alex is doing so well.

But so sorry about Garett. I have heard some success stories with CBD for animals. I don’t have details but would this be something you would be willing to try?

Sending you hugs and good wishes. I am hoping Garett somehow turns around and his quality of life improves. You and your DH are the best furbaby mom and dad. (((Hugs))).
 

MMtwo

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We good great news and horrid news today.


Alex - our vaccine-associated fibrosarcoma survivor - is completely clean, a year after his leg removal and chemo. Clean xrays, clean ultrasound, and clean bloodwork. He’s considered “fully treated”. We’ll have to get him checked every six months for the rest of his life, but there’s no particular reason to believe that his cancer will return.

There wasn’t enough space to take as much surrounding the leg as they wanted to, when they amputated, so the worry was that the cancer had already seeped into that tissue. That’s pretty definitely not the case for him; best case outcome.


Garett, our miracle baby, diagnosed with colon cancer not even six months ago, is having a dozen #2 accidents daily. He was supposed to go in for a colon check next week so we just took him in early. The cancer is well-managed. The behavioural symptoms - he’s lethargic, doesn’t have the easiest time getting up or sitting down, isn’t interested in favourite foods and treats, isn’t grooming at all, snuggling a ton... His oncologist suggested that maybe we not get the full two months of chemo. A friend who’s a vet said that pets can sense when they’re stressing their humans, and that stresses them more. And that we’ve done more than most people would have. Another friend who fosters said that he might be snuggly because he feels bad and wants comfort, not just because he wants to show us he loves us. All of them said - in various degrees of explicit - that we aren’t going to get a clear sign. Nothing clearer than what we’re getting right now.

We’re going to try a new food for two or three weeks. And some pretty strong IBS drugs. Doctor prescribed only ten days of meds. If he isn’t okay by then - then it’s time. I’ve been joking-notjoking-joking about feeding him to the coyotes since the accidents started in earnest. A couple months ago? When we took him in to the specialist yesterday I assumed we’d be told that his cancer was getting much worse, and I was kind of relieved. That would be a clear sign. But his cancer is managed FINE. But his quality of life is obviously worsening anyway. And god knows ours is hurting. But neither of us wants to let him go. His doctors aren’t optimistic that the new food and meds will change anything, but we’re hoping anyway.


What possessed us to get pets so close in age... Now we’re losing them. Gretta, Jeffey, Jenna, Garett. Thank everything that’s holy we aren’t adding Alex to that list.

Devastating, I am so sorry that Garret is not well. Poor Alex has been through so much too. How heartbreaking. I'm sorry Yssie.
 

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What possessed us to get pets so close in age... Now we’re losing them

Hugs Yssie. I hope Garett's diarrhea clears up and his quality of life improves.

The first time I got pets close in age I vowed never to do it again...and then I did it again. I thought it would be better for them to have playmates close in age. Having seen my animals mourn the loss of their companions to the point of becoming ill, I think having them cross the bridge close together, while awful for us, is better for them. At least that's what I tell myself to ease the loss.
 

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Having a bit of reno done in the living room and the cats are inspecting to make sure everything meets their approval.

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yssie

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Thanks all. @Daisys and Diamonds, @MMtwo, @missy, @Matata.

The metronidazole seems to be helping. He’s more active and he’s scarfing his new food, and number of accidents has dropped dramatically - five day before yesterday, three yesterday. We got only ten days’ worth - apparently the stuff can cause some pretty nasty neuro issues. There is a low-dose regimen for long-term use which we’ll look into if he continues to tolerate it well. He’s been on gabapentin for a long time, that might be helping us here by mitigating some of the milder/earlier side effects of the new meds.
 

missy

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Fingers crossed it continues helping @yssie and sending bucketloads of healing dust to your sweet kitty.
 

yssie

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Fingers crossed it continues helping @yssie and sending bucketloads of healing dust to your sweet kitty.

Thank you ❤️
Grateful to have my PS family. I know you girls “get it” - in ways that most people in my day to day just don’t. Some do, but most don’t.
Juggling pet and parent health scares has been a challenge lately. My phone autocorrect has been taught a lot of new words very quickly :???:
 

yssie

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Garett had one accident today. And it was small.

Don’t know if it’s the food or the meds but - this is amazing. A truly miraculous surprise!!

I’m scared to hope that this improvement will stick, but for now - it’s the best news we could have hoped for :appl::appl::appl:
 

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We good great news and horrid news today.


Alex - our vaccine-associated fibrosarcoma survivor - is completely clean, a year after his leg removal and chemo. Clean xrays, clean ultrasound, and clean bloodwork. He’s considered “fully treated”. We’ll have to get him checked every six months for the rest of his life, but there’s no particular reason to believe that his cancer will return.

There wasn’t enough space to take as much surrounding the leg as they wanted to, when they amputated, so the worry was that the cancer had already seeped into that tissue. That’s pretty definitely not the case for him; best case outcome.


Garett, our miracle baby, diagnosed with colon cancer not even six months ago, is having a dozen #2 accidents daily. He was supposed to go in for a colon check next week so we just took him in early. The cancer is well-managed. The behavioural symptoms - he’s lethargic, doesn’t have the easiest time getting up or sitting down, isn’t interested in favourite foods and treats, isn’t grooming at all, snuggling a ton... His oncologist suggested that maybe we not get the full two months of chemo. A friend who’s a vet said that pets can sense when they’re stressing their humans, and that stresses them more. And that we’ve done more than most people would have. Another friend who fosters said that he might be snuggly because he feels bad and wants comfort, not just because he wants to show us he loves us. All of them said - in various degrees of explicit - that we aren’t going to get a clear sign. Nothing clearer than what we’re getting right now.

We’re going to try a new food for two or three weeks. And some pretty strong IBS drugs. Doctor prescribed only ten days of meds. If he isn’t okay by then - then it’s time. I’ve been joking-notjoking-joking about feeding him to the coyotes since the accidents started in earnest. A couple months ago? When we took him in to the specialist yesterday I assumed we’d be told that his cancer was getting much worse, and I was kind of relieved. That would be a clear sign. But his cancer is managed FINE. But his quality of life is obviously worsening anyway. And god knows ours is hurting. But neither of us wants to let him go. His doctors aren’t optimistic that the new food and meds will change anything, but we’re hoping anyway.


What possessed us to get pets so close in age... Now we’re losing them. Gretta, Jeffey, Jenna, Garett. Thank everything that’s holy we aren’t adding Alex to that list.

Glad you got some good news about Alex and I am so sorry about Garett..it is so hard to go through all of it...and you try everything....fingers crossed for you there will be a positive change. We just went through losing our 16 year old Max last spring and we were able to find a vet who does hospice care and it was pretty wonderful to have that support. The ups and the downs of thinking things are improving one day and then the turnarounds.. it is really tough, but you just know when their quality of life is no longer there. It's the saddest For the first time, we were able to euthanize at home and we were so grateful for that. It really was a game changer for us. You sound like the most unbelievably wonderful cat parents and again, I'm truly sorry you have to go through this part of loving an animal.
 
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