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Old girl is ill

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chockbic Sat 14-Jun-14 13:11:46

I knew she wasn't well but thought because she's getting older and the heat.

Turns out she has quite a large tumour in the gut.

We need to find out if its spread.

Dreading the news and frickin gutted.

cozietoesie Sat 14-Jun-14 13:18:51

Oh Dear. When are you due to talk to the vet?

SecretWitch Sat 14-Jun-14 13:23:29

Oh, so sorry to hear about your old girl sad If she is at home with you, I hope you are able to give her gentle snuggles..The waiting to find out news is brutal, isn't it? Sending love and hugs from Secret and her four felines..xx

chockbic Sat 14-Jun-14 13:33:40

Its Monday for the test results.

She keeps mewing and following me around as she knows something is up.

Thank you both xx its totally out of the blue.


cozietoesie Sat 14-Jun-14 13:36:36

Lots of cuddles and treats then - maybe even take her for a snooze this afternoon or tomorrow afternoon if you're not booked for anything else. She might enjoy the closeness.

Let us know how things go on Monday.

chockbic Sat 14-Jun-14 13:41:26

I'm being extra careful if I pick her up in case it hurts.

She's such a lovely cat too, sweet and loving and my cat if you know what I mean.

Will let you know X

SecretWitch Sat 14-Jun-14 13:50:10

Chocbic, my little orange girl is my cat too...I so understand...we will be here to hold your hand whatever the news is..

cozietoesie Mon 16-Jun-14 22:45:58

Any news, chockbic?

timtam23 Mon 16-Jun-14 22:50:33

Very sorry to hear this. How old is she? Did you have any news from the vet?

chockbic Tue 17-Jun-14 08:50:51

She's going in for scans and possible op Friday.

Although seems bright enough really but its the little things you notice.

Thanks for asking xx

chockbic Tue 17-Jun-14 08:51:28

timtam23 she is 15

cozietoesie Tue 17-Jun-14 09:04:59

So more waiting for you both. (Is she on a regimen of treats at the moment?)

All the best for Friday and let us know how things go.

chockbic Tue 17-Jun-14 09:31:41

Yes she has three lots to choose from and extra chin rubs too smile

cozietoesie Tue 17-Jun-14 10:43:34

I know the situation. Since I thought Seniorboy was on his last legs in May, he's been on a regime of daily treats - in fact his previously reasonably healthy diet has pretty well gone to pot. Blighter is playing it for all he's worth as well! ('Ooohh, not too keen on that brand of roast chicken..... Where's the kind I had on Monday?')


chockbic Tue 17-Jun-14 12:04:54

Haha so true they have us well trained, that's for sure.

The old girl decided to go for a walkabout last night. Didn't get back until nearly midnight. There's life in her yet.

timtam23 Tue 17-Jun-14 23:35:33

Good luck for Friday

15 is a very good age

Keep the treats coming! (my old boy, who has just been put to sleep, was pampered beyond belief, I bought all sorts of treats for him and once I had established what cat food was his favourite I would go out of my way to buy it for him. He was worth it though smile)

chockbic Wed 18-Jun-14 13:52:59

Wish it was Friday already.

She has stopped eating sad

cozietoesie Wed 18-Jun-14 14:28:54

In normal circumstances I'd be looking at the temperature with you - if it's hot, they sometimes just lie around and go off their food a little. But with your girl and her problem.....

All the best for Friday and wishing you strength in any hard decisions you may have to make.

chockbic Wed 18-Jun-14 15:27:26

She seems to be going downhill, sleeping in strange places.

Am going to take her to vet tonight for opinion.

I hate this

cozietoesie Wed 18-Jun-14 17:18:35


cozietoesie Wed 18-Jun-14 22:40:15

How did it go, chockbic?

chockbic Thu 19-Jun-14 12:20:07

Hi cozietoesie

Vet gave her a pain jab and some tasty food which she has scoffed down.

Definitely brighter so it looks as if she was in pain.

Big op tomorrow.

cozietoesie Thu 19-Jun-14 12:27:48

Seniorboy stopped eating properly in May but started again when he got his extra pain meds. I suspect that much pain in animals goes unnoticed, especially in cats because they cover up so much. (They just withdraw into themselves a bit.)

Anyway. You already know the situation is difficult so all the best for you all tomorrow. Let us know how things go.

chockbic Thu 19-Jun-14 17:13:14

I shall, hope it hasn't spread.

She has been licking my arm.


chockbic Fri 20-Jun-14 15:35:56

Not great news its in her lymph nodes.

Vet is sending samples off and has suggested possible chemotherapy.

Am picking her up later.

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