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Old 08-22-2005, 07:24 PM
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My beloved cat of 16 years, is going to the vet tomorrow. She suddenly dropped a lot of weight, quit grooming herself and has developed massive matts. She does not look good. I am really hoping it will be something simple, I know the odds are against us considering her age. She has been the best cat ever. She helped me raise my kids. She actually used to get them up from school. When I would tell them it was time to get up, and of course they wouldn't, she used to jump on their beds, stand on their chests and meow in their faces until they got up! She is such a part of our life. I just hoped I could have some people pulling for her, her appointment is tomorrow at 4:00. Thanks a lot. (yes she is a female, I let the kids name her and thats what they came up with - Jake.)
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Old 08-22-2005, 07:39 PM
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Awwww....I sincerely hope that it is something they can fix! She sounds like such wonderful part of your family.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for her tomorrow
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Old 08-22-2005, 08:10 PM
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I'm sorry for you all. I hope she'll be ok, and if not totally ok at least comfy and happy and with you for a while longer.
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Old 08-22-2005, 09:11 PM
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Thank you Lorri and 621mum, I will let you know tomorrow how it goes!
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Old 08-22-2005, 11:23 PM
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Best of luck to Jake, Im pulling for both of you.

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Old 08-23-2005, 06:32 AM
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Please let us know how she goes. Cats are just so special and I can really know what you are going through. Good luck.
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Old 08-23-2005, 06:49 AM
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I hope all goes well. Keep us updated.
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Old 08-23-2005, 10:28 AM
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I will be sending you and your Jake hopeful wishes. I know all too well what it's like to face finding out what is wrong with a much loved cat.
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:09 PM
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I hope things went well at the vet today. I can tell from how you talk about Jake that she is so special.
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:44 AM
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Thank you all so much. Sadly, the news was about as bad as it gets. He could tell right away that it was her liver, she was very yellow - ears, eyes, skin, gums. He actually gave me the option of putting her to sleep right then. I said I owed her more than that, so I had him run the blood work, x-rays, etc. on the off chance that maybe it was a liver infection and not liver failure. It is liver failure and her kidneys are affected too. She even has a mass in her liver on top of everything else. He is going to keep her on fluids and antibiotics for a couple of days, he thinks this will make her more comfortable for a few days, so I can bring her home and basically say good bye. He does not expect her to live more than a week. We will probably have her PTS, but I wanted her home just a few more days, to hold her and love her. Thanks everyone, I appreciate your caring.
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