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Lymphoma treatment update

Gracie made her journey to the bridge tonight... she is an- angel girl

November 7th 2012 4:12 am
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Over the last few weeks, since about mid october, Gracie was suddenly not doing as well. she started loosing weight and was not eating or active over this time.. and seemed to get a little bit worse as time went on, so she was brought to her oncologist right away.. various tests were done which Gracie wrote about before ( ultrasound, echocardiogram, blood work,etc), th doctors were not sure what was happening, but figured it was probably lymphoma returning but they did not want to administer chemo until they were sure but she couldnt undergo any CT scans so they could not image her nasal area... so they treated her for upper resp infection for about a week, that didnt work, then gave her a long lasting antibotic, that didnt work. Finally they decided to start her on chemo but not the strong vincristine... since they said that could make any conditions she had worse.. and make her anorexia worse.. so they started her on elspar.. and then decided to start her on cytoxin ( but they had to make a smaller pill because she had lost so mugh weight)... so she was given the pill last night.. but all along , especially this week, her decline was rapid. she was brought into emergeny and almost passed on her own. her temp was so low it failed to even register... she was glassy eyed, tired.. i talked to her and told her i loved her and she was so and will always be so special and a good girl.. and i had to let her go because she couldnt fight anymore.. i love her and miss her and am in very bad shape right now.. i have to be strong for my others but i miss her terribly and will never be the same again.. thank you for your prayers and concern... i appreciate it so much,


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Purred by: Ashlynne (Catster Member)

November 7th 2012 at 5:55 am

I'm so sorry. Gracie is with Snowflake again, but I know your heart is broken. Gentle purrs and hugs of comfort to you...

Ashlynne and mom
Purred by: WeBeesSiameezers (Catster Member)

November 7th 2012 at 6:15 am

We are sending you many comforting hugs and purrs, of sympathy and condolence.


Pip o & Minko
Purred by: Lisa P

November 7th 2012 at 8:51 am

Oh we are so very, very sorry for your loss. Please know we are sending you big hugs of comfort and love and know what you're going through. My Alex's passing nearly killed me, I grieved so hard.
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

November 7th 2012 at 1:00 pm

Me and my family are so sorry as well. We know first hand what you went through because I had breast cancer, then it came back in my lungs....Mom had to let me go too because I was loosing my battle, when my Mom took me to make my journey the vet told Mom as I ready to go and was almost there like your sweet girl.

I still feel the pain everyday, she left a hole in my heart, but as time goes on I have learned to live with the pain....and I try to help others as a way to heal.

You are in our thoughts and prayers, know we are all here for you.

Angel hugs and I am sending you a special butterfly from heaven.

Purred by: Miko ~ DB 111b (Catster Member)

November 7th 2012 at 9:46 pm

Sending many loving purrs of condolence. We know how special Gracie was to you and how you did everything you could to help her to fight that nasty cancer.

Loving Purrs,
Miko & The "M" Crew
Purred by: Minuette (Catster Member)

November 7th 2012 at 9:53 pm

Purrs and hugs being sent from us aplenty! We are so sorry for your loss, as we've come to truly love Gracie from afar. We wish you all the comfort our little throats can purrovide, 'cause we've so much love and sympathy in our hearts. Bliss will make sure Gracie feels welcomed, as he helped us find our way to our furever home.
Hugs and Purrayers From Afar,
Minnie & Penny
Purred by: Gracie (Catster Member)

November 8th 2012 at 9:27 am

thank you everyone for your kind words and condolences... Gracie was a special girl as all of our babies are.. she was a fighter, a sweet girl who was a momma's girl.. but fiesty when she wanted to be, she would make it known to the others that she had a set spot next to momma and made sure no one took her space... but as she got sicker, she got less fiesty.. but she sure was funny , she was always so tiny but really stood up for herself.. she declined so quickly... it happned so fast, by the time they tried treating her for uper respitory, she had declined so fast that trying more advanced chemo wasnt an option, she couldnt tolerate it at her weak state... things were shutting down... she just was tired... she was a tired girl... she just went to sleep and now she is walking around with her old friends... and eating again, and drinking again... and looking down at us..i dont want her to see us sad.. but we miss her.... but i want to try to get to a point of thinking of the good times... and not that last week of poor health.. even during that week, she was as comportable as possible, in her own home.. not a scary cold hospital, she was at home.. with Mussey and Butterscotch who showerd her with love. I love Gracie and will never forget her and how important she was in my life.. she was a unique girl.. very funny, cute, talkative.. a sweet little darling who i miss terribly...
Purred by: Orange Ruffy (Catster Member)

November 12th 2012 at 12:13 pm

Purrs from all of us here for you....we are so sorry for your loss.
Purred by: ♥Friday DB #170♥ (Catster Member)

November 13th 2012 at 1:43 pm

sending our condolences..we are so very sorry...Gracie so very much loved and that love will help carry you thru to looking at and remembering all the wonderful times you shared

Hugs and cares
Friday and furmily and Meowmy Mary
Purred by: Butterscotch (Catster Member)

January 3rd 2013 at 3:55 pm

thank you Orange and Friday for your condolences.. momma has not been on much lately and has not had the courage to come to gracies page.. we appreciate your condolences and for posting a message for Gracie... she was a special girlie... we did have a lot of good times... she had a very happy life and she knew how special and how loved she was... momma let her get away with everything even though she was always good..she just was so sweet and pretty and we miss her ... thank you for thinking and remembering her...
Butterscotch ( Gracies baby brofur)

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