kaffy_r (kaffy_r) wrote,
kaffy_r
kaffy_r

Dept. of Inevitability

Phil

So the cancer has returned in our little black cat. Bob found two lumps along his throat, that popped up seemingly overnight, and he's been lethargic for the last week or so. Took him in to the vet. She did a needle biopsy, looked at it, and apparently told Bob that there was no need to send it to the lab. Bob said she used the word "aggressive" and I guess it won't be long. When he seems to be in bad discomfort or pain, we'll call for the same vet that eased Alex across the bridge to come.

Last September, the diagnoses we got was such that we were expecting only two to five more months with him. We got so much more than that, so I should feel grateful. We'd actually started wondering if the initial operation, to take the tumor out of his ear, had been more successful than the team told us it was. I guess not. Still, a few extra months with our most excellent pussycat. I need to remember that.

What a day. What a fucking day.


This entry was originally posted at https://kaffyr.dreamwidth.org/713101.html?mode=reply, where there are currently comment count unavailable comments. You can comment there or here, but prefer to read over on DW. You can comment there using open ID if you don't have a DW account.
Tags: cats!, family, pain
Subscribe

  • Dept. of Sunday

    It's Hot Out and I No Longer Love Heat. The older I get, the more uncomfortably my body reacts to high temperatures. I've been reminded of this…

  • Dept. of Memes

    Frankenstein Meme Day 14 aka Taking A Break From Baby ( Because I have a feeling that way too many future posts will feature Harlan and his…

  • Dept. of Past Due Date

    Hurry Up And Wait Poor Andy. Poor, poor Emily. The baby's due date was July 10. Today is July 11. Still no baby. I sympathize; even when you…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 10 comments

  • Dept. of Sunday

    It's Hot Out and I No Longer Love Heat. The older I get, the more uncomfortably my body reacts to high temperatures. I've been reminded of this…

  • Dept. of Memes

    Frankenstein Meme Day 14 aka Taking A Break From Baby ( Because I have a feeling that way too many future posts will feature Harlan and his…

  • Dept. of Past Due Date

    Hurry Up And Wait Poor Andy. Poor, poor Emily. The baby's due date was July 10. Today is July 11. Still no baby. I sympathize; even when you…