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Lymphoma Journey, Star Date 16: Crisis

April 16th 2011 2:44 pm
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I have hit a very serious rough patch in the galaxy, diary. Seems like meteors are coming from everywhere.

The eating thing is a huge problem. I want to eat, I really do. I even shoved Bear, all 17 pounds of him, away from his food dish to get to it. He stepped back, all confused-like, but all I did was hover over his dish. I didn't eat anything.

And then I turned around and did the same thing to Vicki. I run from food dish to food dish, stepping in some, knocking over others, but not eating anything. I will eat some when Mom feeds me with a syringe, but after a couple of ounces I start fighting her.

Also, Mom is pretty sure I have lost my vision. I stare straight ahead when she feeds me or medicates me. I don't follow Dad's hand when he moves it from side to side in front of me.

On Monday, Mom says I will get a feeding tube, because she works too many hours in the day to be sure that I am being fed enough. I fight Dad harder than Mom, and the vet says a feeding tube is easier than syringe feeding. I get fluids every day, too, but I am very good for that. Dad holds me and Mom gives me the fluids. It does make me feel better.

Mom and Dad are praying very hard that I will come through this crisis. The vet sees no evidence of lymphoma in X-rays or ultrasounds, so I may be in remission. But my pawrents think they will not do any more chemotherapy. If I get through this crisis and start feeling better, they will give me palliative care and tons of love for whatever time I have left. Mom wants me to enjoy a few sun puddles.


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Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

April 16th 2011 at 3:23 pm

Wees be purring for yous!!! Pawlease get betters!! Ands pawlease eats!! We all loves yous!!
Purred by: Hazel Lucy & Purrsville Cats (Catster Member)

April 16th 2011 at 3:32 pm

Purring and purring, and for your mom and dad as they make decisions about medical care. You are loved.

Purred by: Worlds Coolest Jaffa Who LHL (Catster Member)

April 16th 2011 at 5:17 pm

Stupid meteors, should be zapping nasties. Good that there are no lymphomas on X-rays or ultrasounds. Sun puddles and love sound great, your folks will make all the right decisions for you pal.
Megapurrs Jaffa XXX
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

April 16th 2011 at 6:30 pm

Onyx, we've got our purrs in overdrive for you ~ we really want to see you get through this! Hang in there!

Big time purrs, Luke
Purred by: Natalie the Natcat, Forever (Catster Member)

April 16th 2011 at 6:36 pm

Purring so much for you, little one. We love you and send you lots of healing energy. We will light a candle tonight for you Onyx.
Purred by: Minnie our Joyful Girl Forever (Catster Member)

April 16th 2011 at 7:00 pm

Purring for sun puddles with you!
Purred by: (My Angel) Colette (Catster Member)

April 16th 2011 at 11:34 pm

Our purrs are going into overdrive for you, sweetie.

Colette & Furrmily
Purred by: Edwina (Angel Eddy) DG#1 (Catster Member)

April 17th 2011 at 2:01 pm

We are praying for you sweet kitty.
Love & Purr's, Eddy

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