A Day in the Life

Becoming an Angel

June 23rd 2012 2:07 pm
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Dear Friends,

I have bad news. To make a long story short, Bob has advanced lymphoma.

Bob has not been feeling like himself for a few days. Last night he was lethargic and refused wet food, definitely not like himself. I assist fed him this morning two times before his vet appointment because I am always worried about hepatic lipidosis.

Upon arrival the vet tech weighed him. His vet came in and looked at his chart and said that he had gained a lot of weight since his last appointment. She did a physical exam, particularly of his abdomen and said it did not feel normal and she suspected fluid in his abdomen and would x-ray him first. The x-ray showed a massive amount of fluid in his abdomen and she suspects his intestines are pushed up against his stomach and that is why he doesn't want to eat, or his stomach is beginning to be affected by the lymphoma.
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Bob had had alopecia on his tummy a few months back. Well, apparently with lymphoma, the skin can be affected presenting with alopecia, crusting and flaking, which is what happened to Bob. His hair on that section of his tummy never did come back.

Before the appointment I told my husband Mike I would bring Bob home so we could make any decisions together if the news was bad, since Mike had to work today and could not attend the appointment. He's going to be heartbroken as Bob is his "special boy". I already made an appointment for tomorrow at 10 am for the journey. I don't want Bob to suffer and the vet said he would begin to suffer soon.

Thank you to all of you who have loved my Bob. I wanted you to know what is going on.

Love,
Gina Bob's Mom

 
Purred by: Alex (sweet angel girl) (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2012 at 9:28 pm

I'll be there waiting for you at the entrance to the bridge tomorrow Bob. We love you sweetie and we're so furry sorry this is happening. When you get here there will be no more sickness. We're all here for you and your family Bob.
Purred by: Bob ♥ Angel DB #33b (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2012 at 9:31 pm

Thank you Alex. I will get to see my sisfur Taylor again too. I've missed her.
Purred by: Eva V

June 23rd 2012 at 9:41 pm

I am so sorry. There will be many sweet angels to greet your precious Bob. We are here too.
Love,
Eva and babies
Purred by: Luke (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2012 at 10:06 pm

Sending lots of hugs and purrs to Bob and your family.

Love, Luke & Family
Purred by: Tigger (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2012 at 10:09 pm

Oh we are so sorry to hear this awful news. Fly free sweet Bob- no more pain- We send our hugs to your family. soft purrs to you
Purred by: Beepers (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2012 at 10:31 pm

We're so sorry. There's nothing we can say to make it hurt less, but we do understand the heartbreak. Purrrrrrring for all of you.

Peaceful journey, Bob...
Purred by: Blizzard AKA The Catfather (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2012 at 10:40 pm

Purrs for you and your family, Bob. You will be in our thoughts
Purred by: Queen Tallulah Angel Dreamgirl (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2012 at 10:51 pm

We are so heartbroken to hear about Bob! we sent you our love and prayers as you go through this very sad and hard time. Just know that your friends are always here for you.

QT sends angel purrs, butterflies from heaven.
Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

June 23rd 2012 at 10:52 pm

We are heartbroken to hear about Bob, and we will purr and purr for him has he makes his journey. I know Calvin will be right up front with his big Welcome sign. We love you, Bob!
Purred by: Abby (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 12:50 am

We are so sorry you have to make your journey. We are sending lots of purrs your way. I know the angels will welcome you with open paws.

Purrs Abby
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 3:34 am

We will keep you and your family in our purrs and prayers. We know the angels will be there to greet you when you get there.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 6:07 am

Sending lots of purrs.
Purred by: Rocky Ann Forever (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 6:31 am

Very sad to read this. Bob is in pain, so it is his time to join us here at the beautiful Rainbow Bridge. Please feel better knowing that we are all waiting for him here and will take good care of him for you. Taylor is excited about seeing her brother again.

Hugs all around to your family. Please give Bob a big kiss for us on top of his head. Wishing him a peaceful journey tomorrow.

Love Always,
Angel Rocky Ann
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 7:27 am

I'm so very sorry. Keeping your family in our prayers and purrs.
Purred by: Baltster 1990 ~ 2011 (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 7:39 am

Many purrs from us, we also wanted the human male to be present when Balty went to the bridge. We always said he was his cat and they had a close connection. He only left to go out of town that morning and was to fly back home that night. BUT Balty took a turn for the worse and I couldn't delay it. I really really didn't want to do it, I wanted my husband to take him. Things don't always go to plan and we totally understand what you are going through, Many purrs from us.
Purred by: TGM Gimli DB #101a (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 10:04 am

We are so very sorry to hear that Bob will make his journey tomorrow. We will be thinking about y'all in our prayers and purrs. Bpb, we love you dude! You are such a great furiend and we are heartbroken that you have to leave your earthly family and furiends. Kiki, Nigel & Charlie will be there for you at the Bridge when you make your journey.

Love & Purrs,
Gimli & Family
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 10:13 am

Oh nose Bob, this is just heartbreaking, we love you and your family so much, but we know they are doing what is best for you. It is a selfless act of love. They love you Bob and soon you will be free from all the pain and sadness. You will be a beautiful angel at the rainbow bridge watching over your wonderful family and waiting till you can all be together again. We love you Bob and we will purr for you and your family during this sad sad sad time.
Purred by: Abigail (Catster Member)

June 24th 2012 at 7:03 pm

My sweet Bob, I will miss you so very much. I know Spencer and Maxwell were there to greet you at the bridge, and you have so many other good friends there. Fly free, my sweet, you will forever be in my heart.
Purred by: ALLEY M

June 30th 2012 at 1:38 am

Oh my sweet angel friend, mom was out of town for several days and while she knew you were making your journey to this beautiful place (Marmelade told her) she had never read this til tonight and while you and I are here painfree from our sickness our families miss us so much. Mom sends lots of love and hugs and prayers of comfort and peace to your mom. Mom had to do this for me to and dad just could not stay in the room with us, each hoooman is different. While they could not confirm for mom if I had FIP or cancer, they knew it was the end of life with my family I had the same symptons of fluid on my tummy.
love booboo angel and mom

 

Bob ♥ Angel DB #33b


 

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