March 22nd 2011 10:10 am
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I just spoke with Apollo's mommy and the news is quite devastating, much worse than either one of us thought.
Apollo has cancer spots on his pancreas and liver; big, inflamed lesions on his small intestine and where the small and large intestine meet there is a large lesion built up around the opening, making the opening quite small. The vet said he is in a lot of pain and the cancer will be getting worse.
The vet said to find out exactly what type of cancer, a biopsy would have to be done. His mom is not doing that, no more tests. He's not eating enough and is getting weaker. This cancer is obviously aggressive and we don't know how much time Apollo has left.
As you all know it's been a very, very hard couple of weeks and the losses are mounting. We all do the best we can and nature will do as it wishes unfortunately. Please purr for him to not have anymore pain and for his mom to help her deal with all of this. Thanks everyone, lots of love, purrs, headbonks and sandpaper kisses to all of you.
Luv Alex and mommy
he is our our purrs my friend.
We're sending him purrs.
sending purrs of comfort to apollo N mom; may st francis watch over ewe apollo, may God grant yur mom comfort, we noe she still misses athena.....
We are purraying for comfort and peace to both of them, especially in the difficult decisions that have to be made. It is heartbreaking, so we're very glad they have such a special & caring angel watching over them. Thanks, Alex!
I know that Apollo and his momma VERY much appreciate you all supporting them. Lord knows how my momma went through it without having help from all of you amazing kitties. It would have probably been a little less painful if she'd had you all to help her this way. So we know what this feels like and we're glad we can help other kitties and pawents so they don't feel alone. His sister Athena and I will both be there waiting for him when he makes his journey.
We are purring and praying for Apollo and his Mom, we sent him the POTP...it has been a very hard time for all of us...
Thanks for sharing this with us and we will be there to support Apollo and his Mom...
Xena, Mom and family
Thank you Xena, I was very worried about even writing this in my diary as everyone is so burnt out emotionally. But Apollo is too important and we've become friends with his mom now. So there's no question we have to be there for her.
Alex, don't get me wrong, we LOVE the fun stuff, but it is the serious stuff that really binds us all together until that bond is unshakeable. Most of our mommies have been through this and know they will face it again. But still, they would not have it any other way. Remember when Cleo's mom had to put her down & on the way home, she stopped at the shelter & brought home Ollie? Now THAT'S a kittymom! Every one we lose on Catster makes my mommy love & appreciate each day with me more. Luv, Tink
I know Tink, I just want to make sure the kitty mommies are okay too. But my momma has been speaking on the phone with Apollo's mom this last week and now she feels very close to her. His momma is very wise and recognized the signs of what he's been going through. She was prepared in her mind for this. But as you know, you can never be prepared in the heart for a goodbye of your fur baby. And she will need us very much. She's a lovely, caring person.
Purring sooo hard for you. Cancer we understand all too well, we lost Socks 2last year from it. Purrs to both you and your meowmy. The taneytown crew
Tigger you know it's our friend Apollo right? Not me, I'm already an angel and Finney and Lacey are fine thank goodness. Just didn't want you to think we were sick buddy!
Thanks for letting us know, Alex. We pawmailed him our love and support. Tink said it all...today is all we have! Let's love like there is no tomorrow!
Yes, we know it.s Apollo
MOL! Just making sure Tigger.
Guys Kally started a Light a Candle page for Apollo if you want to go and light one for him.
Oh Alex!!! Kitty tears from me. I love Apollo and he and his mommy are tonight having a candle lit by our mommy. Mommy and Daddy are praying and sending love and good waves of energy. No matter what, I send him plenty of purrs....and I wish I had the power of the phoenix and could heal him with my tears.
So sad here....
We are purring hard.
I'm sending him purrs.
Oh Tink that was very well put, it would have been great for my mom to have found catster when she had to give me my send off to the bridge, there is just so much love here. We are adding our prayers and purrs. Thanks Alex for the update.
Sending hugs and purrs of love and comfort to Apollo and his family.
Purring hard for Apollo and his mommy!
We'll keep purring for a miracle111 Socks and Patches have the angel watch looking after him!!
Thanks for the update, Alex. We are all on alert for Apollo's arrival. That gate has been like a revolving door recently. Sending purrs to Apollo's family during this sad time.
I pawmailed him to see if he and his momma needed anything but no response so far. Which makes me think things are getting bad. It is really crazy isn't it Calvin? You said it correctly, a revolving door. Just yesterday 2 kitties from our website passed away also. Jeez! Although this is a very important job we're doing, I wish it wasn't so busy lately. We're losing too many.
Our friend, Ben, took the trip many years ago. He is our guardian angel.
Hope that he is watching over you...so sorry to hear about the news.....
take care....purrrrrring being sent your way....Alex and Natasha..
Hey everyone! I just saw on my purr thread that Apollo's mom just wrote in about him. He's holding his own and even ate a little today. She said the vet told her not to rush into anything, he has some time left. So they are giving him pain meds and right now he's still with us!!! Let's all purr for his pain to disappear! That's a good one! This way, whatever time he does have, he could enjoy it much better!
Concats on being a DDP today Alex. We're all purring for Apollo.
Hugs & Love,
Chai & the SF Gals
Congratulations Alex on being a DDP!
Purring lots of purrs for Apollo!
We are so sorry to hear this sad news about Apollo.
Our love and purrs are with him and his Mom.
Concats on being a DDP today, Alex!
Hugs & Purrs,
Oh Alex, there are too many lately. Apollo and his family have certainly had more than their share over the years.
Thank you for starting the candle group. We just lit a candle for Apollo.
Congratulations on your DDP, sweet furriend. We wish it could have been given for a more joyous occasion.
Gentle purrs & huggies...
Marrakech I thought you were the one who started the candle group! I'm so confused, MOL. I did go and light one though. And yes, WAY too many. The kitty who was COTD yesterday passed away on Feb. 16 and no one knew it. Her momma just wrote me. Go to my new diary entry and I have a link to Marta's page. My new diary has some good news though too! Hurray!!! MOL