January 25th 2010 11:45 am
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I just got back from the Vet. I actually had my PINK muzzle off when Dr. Tom walked in the door. Then I proceeded to pee all over the counter, which dripped on to the floor. Dr. Tom actually took a pee sample from that because he knew nothing was left inside my bladder. I then went ballistic so the muzzle went right back on.
My blood pressure was taken and it was normal, which really surprised my Dr. But he noticed that I was breathing way too heavily thruout the whole visit. I was taken into the back for bloodwork, fluids and an x-ray. My pawrents and everyone else could hear me back there. Then Dr. Tom comes out with the bad news from the x-ray.
There is a mass on my lung. He was able to get a fine needle biopsy as best as he could but by the looks of it on the x-ray he believes it is cancer :( Pathalogy will be back at the end of the week. My bloodwork will be back tomorrow nite.
Needless to say we are all really sad over here. I'm almost 19 and my pawrents know how lucky they've been to have me for so long. Lots of times cats with CRF die from something else besides kidney disease. We already discussed with the Vet that if it comes back as cancer, no heroic measures will be taken. No further biopsies or tests will be done. He agreed and said that they would be very uncomfortable and dangerous in themselves at my age. If the biopsy isn't conclusive, we will treat it as an infection just in case with the appropriate medicine.
I'm home now but still breathing really heavy. If this is cancer it is probably effecting my eating also. Dr. Tom did give me a different antacid to try. Whatever is wrong with me, they are going to make me as comfortable as possible until it is my time. Mommy is going to talk to him about letting me eat whatever I want instead of the kidney food.
Thank you friends for all your Power of the Purrs and sweet comments. I'll write more in my diary when I hear back from my Vet.
With every breath you take, thousands of Catsters are supporting your lungs!
Well, CRAP! This is a day for bad news, and we sure don't like hearing about your vet visit and what they found, Rocky Ann. We're going to purr and purr that it is not cancer. Stay positive and strong and purr for a miracle - they happen, and we want that for you! I love you!
Oh, honey. We are so sorry. We know your Mommy and Daddy will do whatever is best for you. We hope you get a bunch more time with them though! We are purring for a miracle and for as much time (happy, non-sick time) as you can possibly get if it is cancer.
Rocky Ann, we're purring as hard as we can for you and your mommy. Sending lots of hugs and love...
We will bees purraying furr you sweetheart.
Purrs & gentle ((((hugs))))
Kally Kat xoxoxoxo
Purrring for you Rocky Ann, Rascal and I are sending purrrs of comfort....for you and your furamily. You are one of the reasons I became a detective...just know our whole crew sends our love and purrrrrrrrrrs,
Pooh, Ras and the Carolina Crew
Rocky Ann, We're sending purrs to you and your family. My little angel sister, Zuni, had also been diagnosed with a chest mass. You and your family are in our thoughts today.
Love and purrs,
FC, Angel Zuni, & Cauliflower
Purring for you and your pawrents, Rocky Ann.
Although, I've got to admit, I did chuckle at your peeing on the counter and ballistic reaction ~ Gotta love a *spunky* girl
We are purrrrrrrrrrrrrring our little hearts out for you and mom is too. Please know that you and your mom and dad are in our hearts.
I've got my motor going full throttle for you.
Oh, Rocky Ann...we're purring for you...
Purring so hard for you, Rocky Ann!
We are puuurring real real hard for you!! Hopping is not that nasty C word! Stay well and positive that all Catster is puurring their lungs out for you sweetie
Sock & Troop
Oh, no, Rocky Ann! We are so sorry to hear this! Me and my gazilliion fursibs are purring like crazy that it's not cancer!
*sniff* I hate that cancer word. I'll be purring for it to just be an infection.
I agree there's no use at our age going through a bunch of uncomfortable treatments. *hugs*
We are sending our purrs and prayers to you and your family. Hoping for a pawsitive outcome and that you are comfortable everyday!
Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
We are really purring for you Rocky Ann and hope can stay comfortable! Love, Chelsea and family
My siblings and I are purring our hardest for you!
Oh Rocky Ann...
I am purring for you my sweet friend...
My heart hurts for your famliy..
Love and gentle hugs
Purring, purring purring!
My brothers and I are purring and purring for you. Long before we joined Catster, My Mommy visited Catster to read your diary and see what you were up to. We're purring for lots more time for you with your pawrents.
Jack, Bobby & Teddy Kittedy
Purrrrrrring it's an infection that can be treated, Rocky Ann, and purrrrrrrring you'll be able to breathe easier. Purrrrrrrrring for your pawrents, too.
Oh no RA! This is terrible news. We will keep our paws crossed furr you and hope furr the best with your test results. We love you!
oh RA, we sorry as can be to hears dis news. We purrrin' fer yu and luvs yu soo much.
We are sorry to hear all this sad news about your Health. We hope everything turns out ok. We will be sending you and your family happy thoughts
and Abbey dog
I am purring for the best for you, Rocky Ann.
and I find it hard to believe - and a little bit humorous - that such a sweet, gentle, laid-back kitty on Catster is hiding a little tiger inside her! and has to be muzzled...but at least it's a pretty pink muzzle ♥
We're sending our purrs and hugs from just on the other side of the 241.
We love you Rocky Ann!!!
Aww, Rocky Ann we're so sorry to hear this. We know you're very well-loved here on Catster and we'll be purring for you and your family.
*Tabby and Rori both run up to RA and give her big, huge, hugs of love and purring*
Our whole family is purring for you and your family!!!
Rocky Ann, I just want to let you know that my family and I are purring for you. You are the sweetest cat .
Healing , caring purrs from Kiwi and the kitties from Maine
We are very sad to read this. :~( Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring hard that the vet was wrong and it's not cancer.
Meowmy and I will be purring very hard for you.
The Bellz is bawling his eyes out. OH this is so embarrassing but I love you R.A.!!!!!!
My mom is praying for you in her way and you know I am purring my heart out. I know you don't like drama but .....I am so sad.
The Bellz is humbled.
Hoping and hoping it isn't cancer. try to stay calm so it will be easier tobreathe and eat what you can. Hugs and love to you and your family.
Zeeke & the crew
RA, we love you! We are all purring for you and for your parents, too.
Lucy, Sally, and the boys
Oh, RA, this is terible terrible news. You are one of my best, dearest friends on Catster. You are a furriend to all, and I can't bear to hear that you are suffering. Please know that I am purring so hard, I hope you can hear it where you are.
We are purring and praying for you, Rocky Ann. Hugs and purrs to your Mom and Dad, too.
Love, Luke and Family
I just heard your news dear friend. You will be in my thoughts and purrs. My mom sends her love too.
We are purring our little hearts out for you and your family. We know your Mommy would do anything in the world for you and that you are in the best hands possible. Stay strong sweet girl. We need you here on Catster.
Love, Murray, Willie & Pearl
RA, we're so very sorry to hear this news. You and your parents are in our thoughts and purrs and we are hoping for the best.
All of us here are purring hard for you, Rocky Ann! We admire you for the amazing work you did with Pets for Obama. Thank you so much for your friendship over the past two years.
Moka, Buttercup, Locket, Louise Brooks, Pumpkin, Chirpy, and Gigunda
Oh Rocky Ann, Rocky Ann! My whiskers are draggin' knowing you are having such trouble! I am a purrin' 'n a purrayin' wif my paws crossed 'n everything else I can think of......
prrrt 'n meow wif little kitty kissies,
We read about you on Skeezix's blog and we came by to meet you. We are sorry you are sick! Purrs and tail wags.
Rocky Ann, you are my hero and an inspurration to so many of us. Sending purrs and comforting thoughts to you and your family.
We are so shocked and saddened by this horrible news. We're purring for you sweet friend.
Oh sweetie, we are so sorry to hear that. Everyone seems to be getting cancer. We understand your humans decision not to put you through a bunch of torture to fight it, at your age it would just be cruel. We hope they can make you comfy and that you can eat whatever you like. Wish I knew which was least painful, dying from kidney failure or from cancer. Maybe the vet can tell your people. Chances are your appetite will be poor anyway, you must feel awful.
Lots of love and hope that you are not suffering, Ming
We love you, RA, and are sending love, purrs, headbutt and prayers your way.
Oh no. I am so, so sorry. My pawrents (along with us!) will keep you in our prayers.