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Dept. of Inevitability

Phil

So the cancer has returned in our little black cat. Bob found two lumps along his throat, that popped up seemingly overnight, and he's been lethargic for the last week or so. Took him in to the vet. She did a needle biopsy, looked at it, and apparently told Bob that there was no need to send it to the lab. Bob said she used the word "aggressive" and I guess it won't be long. When he seems to be in bad discomfort or pain, we'll call for the same vet that eased Alex across the bridge to come.

Last September, the diagnoses we got was such that we were expecting only two to five more months with him. We got so much more than that, so I should feel grateful. We'd actually started wondering if the initial operation, to take the tumor out of his ear, had been more successful than the team told us it was. I guess not. Still, a few extra months with our most excellent pussycat. I need to remember that.

What a day. What a fucking day.


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namarie24
Nov. 3rd, 2018 12:00 pm (UTC)
I'm so sorry. <3 </3 Glad we had a chance to meet that lovely kitty.
kaffyr
Nov. 3rd, 2018 05:32 pm (UTC)
He is a wonderful kitty, and I'm glad you met him. We say goodbye to him tomorrow; we're using the wonderful vet service that helped us say goodbye to Alex.
gerisullivan
Nov. 3rd, 2018 11:24 pm (UTC)
So much sympathy.
kaffyr
Nov. 3rd, 2018 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks. I'm feeling like crap right now. I know it's the right thing to do, and yet I feel like a villain.
namarie24
Nov. 4th, 2018 09:37 am (UTC)
Mack passes on her sympathies and love as well.
kaffyr
Nov. 4th, 2018 03:07 pm (UTC)
Please thank her for us.
strannik01
Nov. 3rd, 2018 11:35 pm (UTC)
Even if there is some comfort in the fact that Phil got to live for a few more months, I know that it still hurts and I'm sorry.

Cancer.... Just, damn it. *sigh*
kaffyr
Nov. 3rd, 2018 11:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Thanks; your thoughts are so very much appreciated.
flowsoffire
Nov. 5th, 2018 03:45 am (UTC)
Oh no, I'm sorry :(

*hugs*
kaffyr
Nov. 6th, 2018 01:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks. We said goodbye to him on Sunday.
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