A Tough Week For WL Pets

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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » September 10th 2019, 1:13pm

I'm sorry to hear that. Do, however, look for second opinions. There is a difference between "it's not doable" and "I can't do it," which might be the difference between "inoperable" and "I can't remove it."
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Post by gerdson » September 10th 2019, 8:19pm

Ach. I am sorry to hear that. From our own experience with one of our dogs, I would recommend not to operate. Of course dogs are not cats. But our Reba never quite came on her feet again anyways after removal of her spleen, and we had to have her put down after another 8 rather miserable months.
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Post by biglove » September 10th 2019, 9:04pm

Hate to hear that, John. As late Ng as he is comfortable, it is still good time. There are vets that specialize in palliative/hospice care. If you have one locally, would highly recommend consulting with him/her. They can make the most of his time by increasing his life quality.
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Post by Britboy » September 11th 2019, 6:46am

It's always with trepidation and heartache when you have to take a family pet to the vet
I hope that they say good things

No matter what happens you were both very kindhearted to take "the family" into your house and care for them, it sounds as though they are all very happy

I have a lump in my throat and wish you all the best
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Post by koimaster » Yesterday, 10:41am

John,

How is Mr. O'Brian doing? I wanted to follow up and see if he is still annoying you as cats are wont to do.
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Post by conjurer » Yesterday, 11:07am

Thanks for the kind thoughts, guys.

OB (as we call him for short) is still here--he jumped up on the bed this morning and woke me up for some head-scratches and sew Fourth. The vet's got him on steroids for the cancer, or something--I can't figure it out myself. We also have some kitty opium, which we give him when he's in obvious pain. Thankfully, we don't have to give him much of that, since the Irish have the weakness, and the last thing I need is a strung out cat.

So far, he seems to be (mostly) pain free; he still has his back leg wrapped, where the tumor is, but he's walking around fine, purring a lot, eating everything in sight, and using his box. He's, as always, almost absurdly affectionate for a cat. We plan on keeping on with this care while OB's life is worth living, and when that changes, well, we'll take care of that then.

The other night OB jumped up on my lap and fell asleep, and it was then that it hit me, that he wasn't going to be around for long, and I became totally unmanned, and started crying like a schoolgirl. All this accomplished was to aggravate OB, who jumped down and stamped off, pissed off. So, I'll try to continue to be strong.
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Post by MKTheVintageBloke » Yesterday, 11:27am

conjurer wrote:
Yesterday, 11:07am
So, I'll try to continue to be strong.
The way I see it, indeed that's the best thing you can do. Especially that it looks like OB thinks so as well.
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