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October 21st 2010 12:51 pm
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I have some sad news to tell you. I haven't been eating very good - only small bites here and there. Mawmee decided that one more trip to the vet was in order to see if anything had changed.

Last week my vet lady was on vacation, but the other vet lady took an x-ray and thought she felt that hard area in my belly too. The vet lady today still felt the hard area in my belly, and she looked at the x-ray that was taken last week and said it appears the intestinal wall is thickened.

Without doing surgery to be positive, a thick intestinal wall in a cat my age usually indicates cancer. That would also explain why my poopies haven't been moving through the poop canal like they should.

It sure wasn't the news we wanted to hear, but we knew it was probably something bad. Mawmee and Daddy are going to talk it over and figure out when I should make my journey. It is really difficult because other than not eating, I'm acting very alert and active - as active as a 14 year old can be.

Last night I didn't get any lap time with Daddy, so I followed him upstairs when he was going to bed. He felt bad about not giving me lap time, so I got to sleep with him in the guest room! He and Mawmee made steps up to the bed so I could get out of the bed without the big jump down to the floor. I think I'll probably get a few more special sleepovers with Daddy!

Thank you all for the many purrs, rosettes, and pmails you have sent me during the past few months. I know I have lots of angels watching over me, and three special brothers (Spunky, Calvin, and Rocky) will be waiting for me when I get to the bridge.

Purred by: Riley

October 21st 2010 at 1:04 pm

I'm so sorry you are still not feeling good, Sugar.
We are Purring~Praying very hard for you and hope for a miracle.

Riley and Mom Karen
Purred by: Hazel Lucy & Purrsville Cats (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 1:18 pm

purring for your sweet life to last longer.... you are very special.
Purred by: Stacy T

October 21st 2010 at 1:19 pm

Sugar, I wish you would eat (and poop ok) I don't know what's going to happen, but I do know that anything your pawrents do and any decision that they've ever made or will make, is all done because they love you!
Purred by: Sally Maria (Mama's Angel) (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 1:28 pm

Sugar, your story sounds an awful lot like mine. I was already wondering about it when you talked about your symptoms if it was lymphoma. The thickened intestinal walls don't allow the poopies to move through very well and can make you feel pretty blah.

The *ONLY* good thing, if it is lymphoma, is that it's the most responsive type of kitty cancer to treatment. I was 13 1/2 when diagnosed and I had 22 months in remission. Although my cancer is active again, I still feel pretty good most days. It's a hard choice to make whether to treat or not. Whatever your parents decide, it will be because they love you and only want what's best for you.

I'm so sorry you and your family have to go through this. Cancer of any kind is horrible. Sending lots of love and purrs your way. Take care of yourself sweet girl!

Sally Maria
Purred by: ZOEY (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 1:42 pm

We are so sorry to hear this Sugar. We will be hoping they can find something that you can eat so you can have more sleepovers with your Daddy. Purrrrs from both of us.

Zoey & Zack
Purred by: Ming (spay & neuter) (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 1:54 pm

oh no, sugar. we are concerned. : (
Purred by: KIBBLES (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 1:54 pm

Sugar this is not the news we want to hear. Please try hard to eat something. Sending our purrs and prayers to you and your family. Try to have a great day Sugar and family.

Love, Kibbles, Francis, & Yoda
Purred by: Worlds Coolest Jaffa Who LHL (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 1:54 pm

We're purring like trains that your vet is waaaaaaaaaaaaaay wrong Sugar. You need to get in as much Dad time as possible. Our Angel Lulu is waiting to greet you if you have to make the journey, but hopefully that won't be soon. Big love, ((hugs)) and purrs. Jaffs, Lu, Rusty and Mum XXXX
Purred by: ♥Simon♥ (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 2:06 pm

Oh sweet Sugar, we are very sad to hear this news! Please know we are purring very hard that you have many more days and months ahead with your family. Have you tried pumpkin to move those poopies along? Keeping you in our thoughts!

Hugs and purrs,
Simon & Reuben(an angel)
Purred by: Harriet (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 2:11 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh Sugar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am purrrrrrrrrrrrrrring so hard for you and and and so is Ozzy!!!! We hope that you are able to start eating and and and pooping good really soon! We know that you have very special angels watching over you!!! We love you!!!

meowies and ^paw,
harriet (and ozzy)
Purred by: Suki (In Memory) (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 2:23 pm

That just makes us all so sad,here,too. But we do know that the decisions of your pawrents will e the right one, because they love you SO much, and they will know what is the right thing to do, and the right time, too.
We angel furblings of Pipo & Minko will be here to welcome you, whenever you need to come, and we will notify our earthly furblings that they need to purr for you, and all of your furmily, too.
Hard decisions like this take time, so we know that you still will be able to have good cuddle times with all of your furmily.
Major purrings, Pawyerings and huge squeezy hugs!
Suki(in memory) and furmily
Purred by: Angel Soc Dreamboat #56 (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 2:23 pm

Oh Sugar sweety what terrible news,i have all the furrs at my house purring as hard and fast as they can, hang on in there sweety we love you
Big ((hugs)) Soc and familyxxxx
Purred by: Oliver (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 2:23 pm

We iz sorry 'bout dis sad newz. We iz purrin' fer yu an' yer whole fambilie. Mum kno' juss watt yu feelin' acuz her berry first kitty hadded dah sayme kindah diagnosis afore I comed to live here to heals her heart. Dewey......... he comed on dah scene a bit laters...

We luvs yu Shugar!!! Pleeze feels dah purrrs...
Purred by: Hilda (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 2:47 pm

I'm so sad to hear this news. My family and I are all purring for you!
Purred by: Laura W

October 21st 2010 at 2:55 pm

no eat N poo like you should and don't let that vet lady tell you or your mawmee ANYTHING bad.......I will purray and do like way more extra purrs for you; hugs my friend....dai$y
Purred by: Muppet (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 2:57 pm

Sad, sad news, Sweet Sugar! We are all praying and purring for you & your family. Wishing you many more good days with your loving family & sleepovers with your dad.

~Sad Purrs & Love~
Purred by: Angel Piewackit (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 3:04 pm

Oh Sugar..this is sad news indeed. We're all purring and praying for you and your family too. Maybe you can take fluids and eat that way? I don't know a lot about those things. But, spend as much time snuggling and making memories as you can. Mom said we should do that all the time anyhow. We're here for you, Sugar.
Love and purrs
Purred by: Rex (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 3:40 pm

Sugar we are so sorry that you're not feeling well. Our purrs and thoughts are with you and your family in this sad time.
Purred by: Lisa P

October 21st 2010 at 3:43 pm

Sugar, can they do an ultrasound? A thickened intestinal wall doesn't always mean cancer sweetheart! It can always be IBD, which is what I had. IBD can be managed with diet and medications. They'd have to do an ultrasound to know for sure but it could be that and not cancer. I'm so sorry you're going through this! We wouldn't wish it on anyone.
Purred by: Pansy (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 3:58 pm

Awwwww, that news STINKS! Sending you tons of PURRRRRRRRSSS, Sugar. Sullivan and Kovo send their PURRRRRS too.
Purred by: Arnold P.- Sweetie Boy Forever (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 4:01 pm

I'm so sorry, Sugar. You are as sweet as sugar! We love you!
Purred by: Sugar ~ Sweet Angel (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 4:10 pm

Alex, they did an ultrasound awhile back, but didn't mention IBD. The vet said today the only way they would know for sure would be to operate, and Mawmee and Daddy are not going to put me through an operation. My eating is the major problem because I'm not getting much food - we've tried everything including Tiki.
Purred by: Chef Rooster (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 4:17 pm

Our dear Sugar...we are heart broken..we are purring for you and your family to stay strong..You have touched so many of us with your sweet disposition and your positive cattitude!
Many purrs to you our friend.
Chef Rooster and clowder
Purred by: Nikko (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 4:28 pm

Oh no! Cancer is so evil and we hope that is not the problem. We love you Sugar and we are purring for a miracle and lots more sleep-overs with your daddy! xoxoxo Nikko and Scooter
Purred by: Patrick (paddy) (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 4:36 pm

Oh we fur bros are so sad to hear that. We hope you gets lots of sleep overs with Daddy . you are such a cute little thing.
We do no want your Mommy and Daddy to be sad.
Big hugs to the furmily
Purred by: Patrick (paddy) (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 4:36 pm

Oh we fur bros are so sad to hear that. We hope you gets lots of sleep overs with Daddy . you are such a cute little thing.
We do no want your Mommy and Daddy to be sad.
Big hugs to the furmily
Purred by: Kitty Pryde (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 4:38 pm

Purrrrrrs from me and Indiana that you get loads more sleepovfurs and you are not too sick. We is purrrrrings hard fur miracles!
Kitty P and Indy
Purred by: Alfie - DB #37a - Dearly Loved (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 4:56 pm

We're all purring so hard for you Sugar.
Love & hugs
Alfie & family xx
Purred by: Wendy C

October 21st 2010 at 5:00 pm

Sending you much love and purrs Sugar! Purring and purraying furry hard for you!

Hugz and purrs, Sassy
Purred by: Jaxson- Dreamboat Trainee #19 (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 5:10 pm

So very sad. we will be purring for you & your family as long as you need us to, Sugar. You are very brave, stay strong!!

Huge Purrs,
Jaxson & Reno
Purred by: Skylar db#39A (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 5:35 pm

We are so sorry to hear that you are not doing well. Your Mommy and Daddy will know what to do because they love you very much. We do too! We will purr that you still have many more days to make memories and nights to have sleepovers. Purrs, Skylar and family
Purred by: Sigmond DB #61 (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 6:24 pm

Sugar, this is very sad news! I am going to purr and purr like crazy for you that you are able to eat, and make poopies, and that you will be okay. I hope that you have lots of special snuggle time with your Daddy and your Mawmee still ahead of you.
Hang i nthere, okay?
I am purring away for you!
Lots of Love,
Purred by: Tessa (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 6:33 pm

Oh, Sugar, we are so sad to hear this news, especially after your pooping was looking up at the wedding.

We hope and are purring you start eating and pooping and aren't really ready to make your journey, yet. But we're also purring for you and your wonderfur pawrents in case you are.

Love and hugs,
Tessa and fursibs
Purred by: Sofie (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 6:57 pm

Sugar, we are sad and sorry to hear this news. It's no fun to not feel good enough to want to eat. We will be thinking of you and your family.

Purred by: Kristina R

October 21st 2010 at 7:19 pm

We's praying and purrring for yous!!

Purred by: Christopher (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 7:29 pm

I'm sending purrrs as always and I want you to know I and my family are right here if you need anything.

You are my forever friend, and that's a fact.

I luv you,
Purred by: Patrick (Angel) (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 7:30 pm

I'm watching over you and purrring for a miracle and content quality time. Purrring that you eat and drink and the poopies get better.

Your Guardian Angel,
Purred by: Mouse, Precious Angel Kitty (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 7:47 pm

We are so very sorry to hear this, pretty girl. We hope you get a lot more quality time and fun sleepovers with your daddy before you have to leave us. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you or your family.

Purrs of love and support,
Mouse and Family
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 8:10 pm

Oh Sugar, we are so very sad to hear the news. Purring and praying for a major break-through.

Mietzi and Timo
Purred by: Nikolai - Dreamboat #24 (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 8:27 pm

Oh no! Purring for you and your family.
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 8:31 pm

Our family is sadden to hear this news, we are all praying for you and your family...we hope what time you have will be wonderful with lots of love....

You all are in our thoughts and prayers....
Purred by: Emily Felicity, Precious Angel (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 8:58 pm

I know I've probably sent this to you before, but if your purrants have the time, please have them read this article:

It helped my mommy make what may have seemed like a furry quick decision in my case to help me on my journey. And since you say you are active and alert, maybe your scales are still leaning towards the good feelings side?

But I will be here at the Bridge for you sweet Sugar when the time comes to greet you with open paws. I've always rooted for you as HoH and I think maybe you should get to be honorary HoH until your journey. *sprinkles feel well angel dust*
Purred by: Ember (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 10:14 pm

We are very saddened to hear the news about Sugar. We will be purring and praying for her. We all love you Sugar!
Purrs of love;
KiKi, Em, and Angel Sam XO
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

October 21st 2010 at 11:54 pm

Sending you tons of purrs.
Purred by: Timo Katze - DB #105 (Catster Member)

October 22nd 2010 at 4:45 am

Emily, I was just thinking that this morning (before I read your post). Sugar should get to be honorary HoH until she goes to her next life.

Sugar - your brother's ugly pirate mugg is still on the homepage. There is a black kitty next to him who looks like she is scared of him. I don't blame her.

Purred by: Nadia (Catster Member)

October 22nd 2010 at 6:34 am

Oh Sugar, you and your furmily have been going through so much lately. I am sending you some tortie purrs to help you eat and feel better and for some better news...

Purred by: Jeanette C

October 22nd 2010 at 6:41 am

I will be here with the other angels to welcome you with loving paws when it is your time Sugar. In the meantime we know that everyday you spend on earth will be filled with much love.

Love & Purrs,
Misty & the SF Gals
Purred by: Sugar ~ Sweet Angel (Catster Member)

October 22nd 2010 at 7:48 am

Emily Felicity - Mawmee says thank you for the link. That was a really good excerpt from that book for her to read and it makes a lot of sense. I think she will look at euthanasia differently now.
Purred by: Misha (In Loving Memory) (Catster Member)

October 22nd 2010 at 12:28 pm

Oh Sugar, sweetie. That is definitely not the news we wanted to hear either. We're purraying for you very hard. When it's your time, I'll be here to welcome you. This is a difficult time for both you and your pawrents; spend as much time as you can together with them. They love you very much.

Purrs & huggies...
Misha, Marrakech, Samsara & Colette
Purred by: ♥ Nikki ♥ (Catster Member)

October 22nd 2010 at 5:36 pm

Oh, Sugar. So sorry to hear about that news. Mommy and I will be praying and purring for you for comfort during this time. Hope the rest of the time will be comfortable and less painful for you. Take Care.

Lots of purrs and hugs,
Purred by: Rose - beautiful angel (Catster Member)

October 23rd 2010 at 10:02 am

Sweet girl, we are so sad to hear this sad news. Sending lots of hugs and purrs to you and your whole family.


Sugar ~ Sweet Angel


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