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For those of you who haven’t already seen me, Dara, or Paul posting about this on social media, last night we found out that our cat George has an aggressive cancer. It is very likely we’ll have to put him down some time in the next couple of weeks. 🙁

This has pretty much blindsided us. George had been in uncertain health this year anyway due to his liver, and has been on medication for that–but this was practically out of the blue and we had almost no warning, except for George acting a trifle weird and uncharacteristically needy on Wednesday night. Yesterday, he wasn’t eating or taking water, and he threw up–with some pink in it.

So Paul took him to the vet last night for an emergency examination. The verdict came back that he’s got an aggressive cancer. His lymph nodes had swollen, and his white blood count was very high.

Kitty’s on a lot of meds right now, his previous liver meds as well as painkillers and anti-nausea meds so that he can actually eat and take water. So he’s kind of logey and slow, but at least right now he is in fact eating.

There is never a good time for your pet to be ill, but this is particularly crappy timing given that I’m having the surgery this coming Monday. While Dara and I will be busy with that, Paul will need to take George in for further followups. So Monday’s going to be a barrel of fun all around. @.@

And I’ll just be hoping the little fuzzmonster makes it through the next week or so. I’d been kind of looking forward to letting him sleep in my lap while I’m recovering. Looks like we’ll both be doing a lot of resting.

Everybody hug your pets and tell them how good they are, okay?

Mirrored from angelahighland.com.

Date: 2017-04-22 06:02 am (UTC)
tiggymalvern: (purrr)
From: [personal profile] tiggymalvern
I'm so sorry, hon. It's always horrible to lose a furry friend, but at least you're aware now of what's happening, and you have the information to make a decision when you need to. It's good that he feels better enough to eat, and I hope he's able to stick with you a little while longer.

Date: 2017-04-22 11:53 am (UTC)
mtl: (Lanning: Sad Angel)
From: [personal profile] mtl
Oh, noes!!

I am so sorry to hear this. Sending you both loads and loads of hugs.

Date: 2017-04-22 12:49 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana
i'm terribly sorry. There's never a good time for a pet to be sick. :(

Date: 2017-04-22 10:39 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana

good luck!

Date: 2017-04-25 03:47 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana

good to hear!

Date: 2017-04-22 03:12 pm (UTC)
u_must_b_joking: (Default)
From: [personal profile] u_must_b_joking
really sorry to hear about your companion being sick. Hugs from Vancouver.

Date: 2017-04-22 03:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] queenoftheskies
I'm so sorry. ::HUGS::

Date: 2017-04-24 01:23 pm (UTC)
dreamsrundeep: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dreamsrundeep
Oh, my goodness. I am so so sorry.

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